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Sword Art Online

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  • 448 out of 597 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 149 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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  • 57 out of 68 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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  • 40 out of 59 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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  • 20 out of 28 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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  • 13 out of 16 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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  • 21 out of 32 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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  • 11 out of 13 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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  • 16 out of 24 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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  • 9 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    Don't bother with the second season
    So this show is pretty good. The first half is great 4/5 stars. But it's bogged down by the second half of the series which merits 2/5 stars. And here's why:

    The first half of the series is about people who are trapped in a game that they have to clear to escape. The catch is, if they die in game they die in real life. This makes for some compelling scenes. For one, it actually matters if ...
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