Sword Art Online

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  • 9 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    Had amazing potential, but totally blew
    This was one of my very favorite anime up until the second half. The beginning was awesome and so much fun, but the plot changed half way and it became disappointing and difficult to watch.

    Significant flaws:
    -The biggest letdown for me was how Asuna, who was so awesome, powerful, and cool, became totally helpless and pathetic in the second half.
    -Towards the end it got really cheesy ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Engaging Plot & Great Action
    First 13 episodes are beautifully constructed, dealing with thought-provoking situations and wonderfully done character development. It's filled breathtaking scenery, great action sequences, a sweet romance, and truly interesting villain.

    If they had left it at that it would have been a classic in my book, but they had to add on the last 13 episodes that, as a female reviewer, made me angry ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Great Show!....but...
    The artwork and plot is amazing I have to say I love this show but a lot went downhill in the second season. A lot of the characters are cliché, fan-service, typical hero, normal, boring people, creepy perverts,or just plain stupid. I still recommend it though!
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    One of the best new anime in the last 3 years.
    This anime has almost everything going for it. I will keep this short and sweet. Watch this anime. Even if you do not normally enjoy fighting type anime, you will still find the romance enjoyable. I loved every episode of the first season and hope the 2nd season is as enjoyable as this one.
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Virtual Reality at its finest
    The Virtual Reality Anime genre is a very difficult genre to master. Think about .hack series where people would yell when attacked and freak out when someone died despite the very small consequences (i.e. losing the items you collected before saving and going back to the last town you saved in). This caused very unreal situations that made the anime hard to take seriously. Sword Art Online ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Logging in to Sword Art Online
    The first time I ever heard of this anime was when I was looking for a new anime to watch on the web. I read an article on what it was all about, a boy who becomes trapped in a virtual MMO with a vast amount of other players, I thought to myself; "This sounds great!" But when I looked to watch it on anime sites like GoGoAnime and such, I found no trace of the rumored great series, for it ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    The Best Anime of 2012 IMO
    Probably best anime that was made in 2012, I wish they made more episodes though.. It's unfair there's only 25 episodes ;( please continue and make a GGO/another season...this anime was sooooo good, the only thing they are missing is more episodes!!
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    The Pinnacle of the Anime Experience
    You laugh, you cry, you cheer - sometimes, frozen in sheer apprehension, one can only stare in awe. If I had the pleasure of watching every episode back to back, I'd never have experienced so much varying emotion in one span of ~12 hours of my life. The entire show was EXEMPLARY from the very first second until its conclusion, but the initial SAO arc of this anime series is, by far, the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    What an inspiration!
    Sword Art Online is probably one of the greatest anime series of all time! The passion they have in it and the intensity of the show draws you in more and more! This series has an appropriate love story in which passion and truth triumphs evil. It has a way of showing that evil loses due to the fact they have no convictions. They do not have a supreme goal. In that case, they don't have something ...
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