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Sword Art Online

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4.5
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  • 9 out of 12 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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  • 10 out of 14 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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  • 10 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Very good start, but lost its momentum in the middle.
    Pros:
    + Good action scenes.
    + Cool concept.
    Cons:
    - Only half the show was good, the next half became less interesting, and seemed to follow the old "Save the damsel in distress trope."
    - Not all the characters were interesting. Some died off way to quickly before even starting to like them..

    I was blown away from the beginning of this anime, it was so unique, and has the best fighting ...
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  • 9 out of 13 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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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Thoughts and reflections of an interesting online society
    So I've never actually been an avid anime enthusiast over a good portion of my life but I've been marathoning hundreds of hours of anime shows the past two weeks for a reason unbeknownst to me, maybe to induce myself into a depression or find the meaning of life. I do want to give my thoughts about Sword Art Online mostly because I feel it's message hit more at home with me. I've lived the ...
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Lives at stake to Girlfriend's vagina at stake.
    Idea
    Set in the future where Mass Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) incorporates virtual reality in a way it is almost reality. Think of it like the movie The Matrix. Players log in Sword Art Online, a fantasy-theme world, via a device called "Nerve Gear." It is a helmet placed on the head which connect players online virtually. Nerve Gear simulates all five ...
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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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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Great Adventure, Action, and some comedy moments anime
    This anime is practically the best and most entertaining anime that thousands or maybe millions of people are enjoying each time a new episode is out and funny moments happening. Also i have to say the romance part is practically the "second" best part about this anime so far (Action is #1). if this is an on-going anime (EXTREMELY HOPING IT IS!) then many people will be extremely happy (MOSTLY ME ...
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  • 5 out of 5 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:
    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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