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The Sword Art Online Effect
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MysticGon wrote:

Glad this pic can't be used for good stuff like FMA and HxH. There are some anime who's hype can't be disputed.


I guarantee you that there are people that hate both those series. Less so with FMA because more people grew up with the series. But there are plenty of people that think Brotherhood is worse than the original, which I find is completely crazy. Some people don't like Cowboy Bebop, either. I haven't heard of an anime that WASN'T criticized by someone. XD
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The anime community in a nutshell.
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MysticGon wrote:



Glad this pic can't be used for good stuff like FMA and HxH. There are some anime who's hype can't be disputed.


Someone somewhere hates them. Trust me. Everything is hated and everything is loved.


Speaking of which, both of the shows were meh to alright for me. Nothing really stellar.
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When talking about music, I call it the Bieber effect. I feel like if you really hate something, why give it so much attention?


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Magical Warfare was ok. I doubt I'd watch it again, but I don't regret watching it in the first place and I certainly don't hate it.

And people who compare SAO and LH are idiots. They have maybe one point of commonality, and they barely have that. It's like trying to compare Star Trek and NCIS. You can try to compare them to show how one's better than the other, but you only make yourself look foolish doing so. They're different shows, and different genres.

And to be clear, I like both SAO and LH. And Star Trek and NCIS.


I partially agree with this. I don't like it when people try to seriously compare SAO and LH. I mean, I can see why you would but to me the circumstances in each are so different that in the end it's kind of like comparing night and day. But I don't think Star Trek and NCIS is a good analogy. It's more like LH is to SAO what Baby Steps is to PoT.

I mean, I'm not going to lie, I tend to analyze a show based on my past experiences. So when I first watched Baby Steps/LH, I relied on my knowledge of PoT/SAO to help me figure out what they were doing better/worse/just as well. But as the episodes went on, it got to a point where my knowledge of PoT/SAO became irrelevant because Baby Steps/LH were going in completely different directions, so there was no use in comparing them anymore. I hope that made some sort of sense, I'm not really great at explaining things...




That just reminds me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkn4PyzG2yU

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i love Sword Art Online. regardless if it's popular or not, it's still a good anime.
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I love SAO. Not going to lie. It was one of the first 5 animes I've ever watched and it just blew my mind when I first saw it. I'm a sucker for romance, so the romance in SAO I thought was great (I'm one of those people that loved the cabin in the woods episodes), I liked the characters, the scenarios, the setting, the action, etc.

Could care less why people hate it, I love it. It's a holds a nice place in my heart and I'll always hold it highly. It's not perfect at all, but I think it's still great and worthy of praise.

Now on the topic of whether or not the hate keeps SAO so popular, hate might be a factor but you can't deny that there's people that love it and will defend it. I'd say there's far more people that love/like the series then hate it, so when you get a vocal minority hating on the show there will be people to defend it and it will keep the conversation going for a long ass time. I'd say it starts with the lovers praising it , then that attracts the haters, they start to hate, the lovers defend it, haters hate some more, and then it's a never ending battle. So it starts with the lovers loving it and then a never ending spiral occurs. So I'd say it's more love than hate, that keeps SAO afloat. If everyone hated it, no one would talk about it.


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CelticMutt wrote:

Magical Warfare was ok. I doubt I'd watch it again, but I don't regret watching it in the first place and I certainly don't hate it.

And people who compare SAO and LH are idiots. They have maybe one point of commonality, and they barely have that. It's like trying to compare Star Trek and NCIS. You can try to compare them to show how one's better than the other, but you only make yourself look foolish doing so. They're different shows, and different genres.

And to be clear, I like both SAO and LH. And Star Trek and NCIS.


I partially agree with this. I don't like it when people try to seriously compare SAO and LH. I mean, I can see why you would but to me the circumstances in each are so different that in the end it's kind of like comparing night and day. But I don't think Star Trek and NCIS is a good analogy. It's more like LH is to SAO what Baby Steps is to PoT.

I mean, I'm not going to lie, I tend to analyze a show based on my past experiences. So when I first watched Baby Steps/LH, I relied on my knowledge of PoT/SAO to help me figure out what they were doing better/worse/just as well. But as the episodes went on, it got to a point where my knowledge of PoT/SAO became irrelevant because Baby Steps/LH were going in completely different directions, so there was no use in comparing them anymore. I hope that made some sort of sense, I'm not really great at explaining things...



I'd say comparing SAO and LH is like comparing Star Wars and Star Trek. Both have similar concepts, but have completely different directions.
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I'd say comparing SAO and LH is like comparing Star Wars and Star Trek. Both have similar concepts, but have completely different directions.


Unless it is the new Star Trek movies. Because those are more like Star Wars than Star Trek... and suffer for that fact, really. <.<
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LoomyTheBrew wrote:

I'd say comparing SAO and LH is like comparing Star Wars and Star Trek. Both have similar concepts, but have completely different directions.


Unless it is the new Star Trek movies. Because those are more like Star Wars than Star Trek... and suffer for that fact, really. <.<


I'd say they're still pretty different (new ones too). Everything that's going on is much different than what was going in Star Wars imo.
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LoomyTheBrew wrote:


CeruleanThorn wrote:


CelticMutt wrote:

Magical Warfare was ok. I doubt I'd watch it again, but I don't regret watching it in the first place and I certainly don't hate it.

And people who compare SAO and LH are idiots. They have maybe one point of commonality, and they barely have that. It's like trying to compare Star Trek and NCIS. You can try to compare them to show how one's better than the other, but you only make yourself look foolish doing so. They're different shows, and different genres.

And to be clear, I like both SAO and LH. And Star Trek and NCIS.


I partially agree with this. I don't like it when people try to seriously compare SAO and LH. I mean, I can see why you would but to me the circumstances in each are so different that in the end it's kind of like comparing night and day. But I don't think Star Trek and NCIS is a good analogy. It's more like LH is to SAO what Baby Steps is to PoT.

I mean, I'm not going to lie, I tend to analyze a show based on my past experiences. So when I first watched Baby Steps/LH, I relied on my knowledge of PoT/SAO to help me figure out what they were doing better/worse/just as well. But as the episodes went on, it got to a point where my knowledge of PoT/SAO became irrelevant because Baby Steps/LH were going in completely different directions, so there was no use in comparing them anymore. I hope that made some sort of sense, I'm not really great at explaining things...



I'd say comparing SAO and LH is like comparing Star Wars and Star Trek. Both have similar concepts, but have completely different directions.


That definitely works
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Okay, well.. Ignore it.
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Remember all those pictures of captions with stepping in shit and it shows Sword Art Online, or people telling you you have shit taste? Remember they are the majority cause of discussion for Sword Art Online? Does anyone else see the contradiction? Whenever a series gets popular, naysayers seem to jump out of trashcans to say negative things about a certain series. Why is Sword Art Online so popular? You can thank all those people who constantly call it shit that revive the discussions for it. They are giving the show free advertising and it reaches a lot of people. If you hate a show, why talk smeer it? It will only cause the show to remain popular. If you don't like a show, don't say anything and let the popularity dwindle. Thanks shit talkers for keeping Sword Art Online popular and relavent no matter how much time passes. Remember what Obi-Wan said to Darth Vader? “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”



One Direction is pretty popular
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CelticMutt wrote:

Magical Warfare was ok. I doubt I'd watch it again, but I don't regret watching it in the first place and I certainly don't hate it.

And people who compare SAO and LH are idiots. They have maybe one point of commonality, and they barely have that. It's like trying to compare Star Trek and NCIS. You can try to compare them to show how one's better than the other, but you only make yourself look foolish doing so. They're different shows, and different genres.

And to be clear, I like both SAO and LH. And Star Trek and NCIS.


But...it's fun to compare and contrast the different approaches to the 'stuck in a game' scenario. Maybe I've taken one too many English class. I think it's interesting to compare and contrast the two shows, partially because they have such different takes on the scenario. As long as it doesn't degenerate into 'x is better than y because I say so', it can be a fun way to further explore the shows.

And you so can have an intelligent, literary comparison of Star Trek and NCIS. How you compare is probably more important than what you compare.
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jkphantom wrote:

I don't have anything against SAO (in fact I enjoy it just about as much as any other average fan), but I kinda wish people would appreciate its sister series, Accel World, as much as they do for SAO. I dunno, that's just my two cents


I like both Accel World and SAO. I think they both have interesting settings and action scenes! Most people don't like Accel World because they can't get past Haruyuki's character design. If he was pretty like Kirito I bet Accel World would be more popular.
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LokiLB wrote:


CelticMutt wrote:

Magical Warfare was ok. I doubt I'd watch it again, but I don't regret watching it in the first place and I certainly don't hate it.

And people who compare SAO and LH are idiots. They have maybe one point of commonality, and they barely have that. It's like trying to compare Star Trek and NCIS. You can try to compare them to show how one's better than the other, but you only make yourself look foolish doing so. They're different shows, and different genres.

And to be clear, I like both SAO and LH. And Star Trek and NCIS.


But...it's fun to compare and contrast the different approaches to the 'stuck in a game' scenario. Maybe I've taken one too many English class. I think it's interesting to compare and contrast the two shows, partially because they have such different takes on the scenario. As long as it doesn't degenerate into 'x is better than y because I say so', it can be a fun way to further explore the shows.

And you so can have an intelligent, literary comparison of Star Trek and NCIS. How you compare is probably more important than what you compare.


To me SAO is like a politician and LH is a scientist. .hack// on the other hand is a poet.
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