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My feelings are they should have stopped after it stopped being sword art online, I mean that is the title of the show.

Season 1 first half: Very good and a fantastic anime

Season 1 second half: Oh boy more SAO, although not as good but still great

Season 2 first half : oh...we are still going? Verdict? passable.

Season 2 second half: come on now all suspense and what made SAO great is gone it would have been better if you had just stopped after the SAO arc.

Its a great anime don't get me wrong. but after the SAO and maybe the second arc, the show just went from great to mediocre to just a plain chore to watch.

(all my opinions i will admit some may feel differently and all I ask is you provide ground reason for why you agree or disagree with my views.)
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Novels>Anime by far for this series. Having read them all, as well as the Progressive series, I can say that this series would have been better off without the time skipping issues and instead approached in the manner that the Progressive series took it. Which more or less appears to be around 1 volume per floor. Give or take. He could do an entire series on the Aincrad arc alone in a way that Log Horizon does theirs. Would be a better format imo. Oh and lose some of the unnecessary romance from the side bitches. Not needed.
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Its literally written by a 15 year old of course its gonna be shitty. My writing at 15 should not have been turned into a TV show.
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dotsforlife wrote:

Novels>Anime by far for this series. Having read them all, as well as the Progressive series, I can say that this series would have been better off without the time skipping issues and instead approached in the manner that the Progressive series took it. Which more or less appears to be around 1 volume per floor. Give or take. He could do an entire series on the Aincrad arc alone in a way that Log Horizon does theirs. Would be a better format imo. Oh and lose some of the unnecessary romance from the side bitches. Not needed.


Yep, this is basically how I feel too. The novels are pretty good as far as light novels go, I enjoyed all the ones that I've read so far and I'll continue buying them too. Of course there are other light novels that are better, but I'm definitely enjoying SAO and they could've done a better job with the show if they had stuck better to the novels.
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Posted 1/31/16 , edited 2/1/16
Just take SAO abridged (the good one) as the actual SAO. It makes the series so much better. Although I'm against your distaste for season 2 and your love of season 1. Season 2 had waaaaaaaay better writing.
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i got progressive vol 1 and i love it more than i did the anime.
and yeah, its akward having the harem in there when kirito X asuna have been offical for the longest time. - 10 point
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When someone finds success it's natural to keep going back to that same well. It's much easier to build off of what you already have than start a whole new project and make it successful. This has ruined many good TV shows, books, and movie franchises.

I think SAO still has potential, but only if they can keep it fresh and interesting. The latest season was pretty boring in my opinion, but from what I've read the source material for the next saga is better.
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SAO, for all intents and purposes, is an extended one-shot.

SAO volume 1 can stand alone by itself. It has a clear beginning and a clear end. Everything after that is an extension

Reki Kawahara does get a lot better in his writing as the series goes on. Goes from a teenage guy writing a short story for a contest to the author of one of the best-selling LNs out there.
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yeah, i for one love the after story. that thats pretty much what season 2 is, an after story. i really wanted to see more asuna x kirito tho.
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Posted 2/1/16 , edited 2/1/16
Oh man. This thread is so new and exciting.

I've really quite enjoyed the light novels. My only real problem with the anime is that A1 pictures inserted an unnecessary amount of fan service. I feel like one of the reasons that we haven't heard much about an adaptation for Aliciazation is because of the lack of females to get butt and boob close ups on I'm actually really curious to see how they manage to sex up that (huge) arc in the future. It's so male heavy that I just can't really even picture it. But then again, I really didn't picture GGO ending up being one long Sinon ass closeup either!

Don't get me wrong though, I love cute anime girls. I just think that SAO has been adapted with so little tact that it just distracts more than entertains.
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bobland wrote:

SAO, for all intents and purposes, is an extended one-shot.

SAO volume 1 can stand alone by itself. It has a clear beginning and a clear end. Everything after that is an extension

Reki Kawahara does get a lot better in his writing as the series goes on. Goes from a teenage guy writing a short story for a contest to the author of one of the best-selling LNs out there.


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Balzack wrote:

Oh man. This thread is so new and exciting.

I've really quite enjoyed the light novels. My only real problem with the anime is that A1 pictures inserted an unnecessary amount of fan service. I feel like one of the reasons that we haven't heard much about an adaptation for Aliciazation is because of the lack of females to get butt and boob close ups on I'm actually really curious to see how they manage to sex up that (huge) arc in the future. It's so male heavy that I just can't really even picture it. But then again, I really didn't picture GGO ending up being one long Sinon ass closeup either!

Don't get me wrong though, I love cute anime girls. I just think that SAO has been adapted with so little tact that it just distracts more than entertains.


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"SAO was a mistake." -Hayao Miyazaki
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bobland wrote:

SAO, for all intents and purposes, is an extended one-shot.

SAO volume 1 can stand alone by itself. It has a clear beginning and a clear end. Everything after that is an extension

Reki Kawahara does get a lot better in his writing as the series goes on. Goes from a teenage guy writing a short story for a contest to the author of one of the best-selling LNs out there.


He was actually 28 when he first wrote SAO. He's 40 something now.
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I think SAO is like Bleach, where the story should of ended but the author decides to continue "milking" a story until it completely dies. I know authors are trying to make more monet, but authors should know when to stop and/or think up of another story. Honestly, SAO really should've stopped after the Aincrad arc and Bleach should've stopped after Aizen's arc. I mean, it might not be a perfect ending, but at least it was satisfying enough to end it off there. Don't get me wrong, I like SAO and Bleach to an extent, but I think they would of done better if they stopped at where it really should of.
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