Sword Art Online

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4.4
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  • 5 out of 6 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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  • 11 out of 18 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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  • 9 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    Soo much potential and came up short!!
    Its a shame. This one started off so good but man talk about turning to barely watchable I know a lot of people loved this but it just fell WAY to short to be called great. The animation was great and well done but the story was lacking. Its a shame really as the source material is better than this.

    Good for younger viewers and people with low expectations. 3/5
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Enjoyable, but yes, overrated.
    Overall:
    So first things first, I'm a fan of SAO and enjoyed what I saw of it (haven't read the light novel), but I do think that it's a bit overrated. All the praise SAO has been getting is a bit exaggerated in my opinion. Nonetheless, I still liked the show. I would actually give it a 3.5, but Crunchy doesn't allow that, so I guess I'll be generous.

    Note: Spoilers are ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Review of Season 1&2
    As an avid anime fan who has seen hundreds of anime, I can honestly say that this anime is one of the most memorable anime to have been released in the past few years. Everything about is is high quality. From the artwork to the voice acting to the animation, everything is well done. Many people have complained through their comments that the pacing of the first season (ep. 1-12) is too fast, or ...
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  • 6 out of 8 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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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Wonderful concept, poor execution
    The story begins on the right foot, establishing its solid concept, and showing off its wondrous animation and backdrops. However, from there it rapidly plummets in terms of keeping the plot coherent and worthwhile, meaning that despite the great visuals and music, the show can't build up any dramatic tension and therefore is a mostly dull watch.

    This occurs due to two main reasons: one, the ...
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  • 8 out of 13 people found this review helpful:
    A severely overrated anime. Read for the truth
    Sword Art Online had been named anime of 2012 by multiple review sites including this site. Is it? Well, let's just say that 2012 isn't the best year of animes.
    Plot: 7/10
    Too low for you? The plot of SAO is about thousands of players being trapped in a virtual reality mmorpg. The only way out is for someone to clear the game. With 14 episodes for the first story arc of the anime, it felt ...
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