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Sword Art Online

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  • 460 out of 614 people found this review helpful:
    Deep and Engaging Story, Great Characters.
    Well this is my first review. As most of you know there are light novels for this series, all of which I have read. And this has been perhaps the best read I've had in ages. The storyline, characters, vastness of the world and romance between asuna and kirito are perfect, and the twists will leave you dying for more. If you're here for an anime with a great storyline, have played any rpgs or enjoy ...
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  • 102 out of 151 people found this review helpful:
    A great anime, something for everyone to enjoy in this epic adventure.
    If you like anime and video games you need to watch this anime, it stars Kirito, he's kind of a shy kid but a strong person, in the world of SAO. There's an engaging story here and it only gets better. This anime has got a lot of reviews and there's a reason why. I don't want to spoil anything so sit down and enjoy this anime.
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  • 60 out of 73 people found this review helpful:
    SAO is NOT to be missed!
    When I first heard of SAO it was during the time it aired, back in late 2012. I didn't watch it at the time because, for whatever reason, I thought it would be lame and didn't even give it a chance. At the time, at quick glance, it looked childish.

    This is something I do a lot. I hate wasting time and lots of times will over look what in fact is a stellar show. SAO was one of those cases. ...
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  • 50 out of 73 people found this review helpful:
    Could have been great...
    ...if it had kept to the standard it started out on. The first arc of SAO (mostly the earlier episodes within it) contains some genuinely interesting psychological exploration, solid character development, and of course, a hell of a cool premise. But as the first stage of the plot starts to draw to a close, SAO gradually abandons the things that made it so promising to begin with. The more ...
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  • 24 out of 32 people found this review helpful:
    An Anime that could have ben EPIC
    When I read the summary of this anime, it actually caught my attention. Surviving in a game that could mean death just sounded interesting. Hence, I decided to give this anime a try. Watching the first few episodes, I truly believed this anime had an amazing vision, and it was going to deliver on it. Sadly it was not to be. The story goes from one of an epic quest to survive towards one basically ...
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  • 26 out of 37 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing potential squandered.
    When I first watched SAO I was hooked. The premise had been done before but that didn't stop me getting in the show. I figured Kirito could grow to be an interesting considering his position in the world. But the show never gave him any true obstacles to overcome. He was literally perfect or things just worked his way. I mean him trying to be a loner so he wouldn't have to see others was ok. But ...
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  • 14 out of 18 people found this review helpful:
    Great start, decent arc
    This is currently my favorite anime. Excellent music, animation, and story line. it does lack a little on character depth though.
    i will say to not get your hopes up on the first arc, Alfhiem Online was good but not as good as SAO
    amazing anime, i recommend to everyone, a must watch.
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  • 13 out of 17 people found this review helpful:
    A Voice of Reason Among the Adoration
    There can be little doubt that SAO is one of, if not the best new shows of the season. That being said, I have some significant issues with the pacing and ending of the first story arc, and since the reviews for this show on CR are almost entirely 5-star ravings of how amazing the show is without any critique, I'm endeavoring to fill that void. There are plenty of things SAO does well, but if you ...
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  • 17 out of 26 people found this review helpful:
    Beautiful Story That Makes You Want More
    Beautiful and engaging, this series makes you see and think what some might do if trapped in a world where life is safe only if you engage the dangers that surround you. The main characters in this story pull at your heart strings as they struggle to escape this trap of epic proportions. Action, suspense, life, death, and love, this story keeps you hanging on every plot twist and turn, making you ...
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  • 11 out of 15 people found this review helpful:
    This is an Amazing, Addicting Anime.
    Best anime I've seen in a long time, let's hope they keep it up! When I first heard about the show, I thought it would be some Plot-less... Violent anime about a death-game... Oh, how wrong I was... The characters we're amazingly lifelike and the plot was believable, now I find myself as one of SAO's biggest fans! ^_^
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