Sword Art Online

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4.4
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  • 20 out of 30 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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  • 30 out of 50 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 14 people found this review helpful:
    Was good, but had unused potential.
    This is my very first review.

    Setting: I did like the setting. The first three episodes were a good following to the plot, but after that, it went downhill ( In my opinion ). There was countless fillers, and the second half wasn't even necessary.

    Characters:
    I did like Kirito's character, but everything in SAO just went his way. Like the time where he almost died to Kuradeel, for ...
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  • 8 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    Could of been better, should have been better
    First off this isn't the "BEST ANIME EVER", just to be clear.
    With that being said though, it is still a great anime.
    Sword Art Online, an adaptation of a short series manga worthy of being a recommendation on anyone's list. The anime revolves around Kirito, a teenage boy who is trapped in a virtual MMO game with 10'000 other players. The premise of the game is to ...
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  • 7 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Not as bad as it could have been
    The title says it all. Any novel-to-anime adaptation, if you're read the original text, is going to fall far short of the source in terms of story and detail. This doesn't doom a series, or no adaptation would ever come out - any half-competent writer and director can make the resulting product entertaining while stripping out parts that would not adapt well to a video/audio medium.

    In the ...
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  • 8 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    This could have been the best show ever.
    SAO probably has my favorite first few episodes in any anime. It hooked me right from the start with excellent visuals and an awesome story that no gamer could resist. It continued being solid for the first 14 episodes. Then they moved to AO...
    I was kind of shocked honestly. The stakes aren't nearly as high, the villain is annoying, the character models aren't nearly as cool, and they took away ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    It's good but not the best
    As many other reviewers point out, this show is good however it is overrated. Many who can relate or want to relate to the main character will find enjoyment in the show. However if you read any of the reviews out there that are not 5 stars you will get a better picture of what the anime has to offer. Now most of the faults that are in the anime are due to the limitations of a seasonal Anime, such ...
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  • 6 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    SAO - Sword Art Online
    All I can say is this is one of the most amazing animes ive seen. Watching the first episode I loved the idea of a true VR system I was hooked instantly, After watching every episode I had the urge to see more I wanted to see more. I felt what they were feeling the thought of being trapped or losing someone you knew and possibly loved, I could feel the emotions of the characters.
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  • 7 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Play to live. Game on.
    Okay, seriously. I need to stop putting off animes that people suggest to me. It seems every time someone suggests something, I end up crying at the end or just laughing until I cough out a lung. Except for Air Gear, I simply don't like that anime.

    With that, you know when people call something "not your typical anime"? I've watched those. They're as unique as the tree you point out in the ...
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  • 10 out of 16 people found this review helpful:
    The critic has been silenced.
    I spent the majority of this series with my mouth agape, my butt at the edge of my seat, and my eyes filled to the brim with tears. I'm usually very critical about action series that seemingly plug a romantic storyline in so it has unisex appeal, but every relationship and character interaction in SAO was as natural as reality itself. Not a single part of this series seemed repetitive, over done, ...
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