Sword Art Online

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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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  • 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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  • 8 out of 12 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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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    If you die in the game...
    Made in the same as .hack//sign, Sword Art Online is about what would happen if you were to get trapped inside your favorite video game. Doesn't sound too bad, right? Well, kinda. If your HP reaches zero in the game, your Nerve Gear (basically a virtual reality helmet) releases a deadly microwave, frying your brain to a crisp. So yeah, tread carefully. Not quite as charming as .hack//sign, but ...
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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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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Just plan out AMAZING!!!
    Just by the name of the anime i thought it was going to be about learning how to draw swords or something. Then i found out it was a anime, the cover looked good so i watched it. If you are into suspense,love story,action,and comedy (only a little) then this is a anime for you. Its just plan out AMAZING. It will make you cry,and jump for joy and even make you want to go into the anime and ...
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  • 5 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Why Watch Sword Art Online
    After watching 3 episodes of Sword Art Online (SAO) I finally decided to make a review for it.

    This anime draws you into the messy world of MMOs. It is impressive that each episode makes the anime realistic compared to MMOs being played right now. When a person plays MMO, the game won't stop every player who's been there way before you just to notify that YOU are gonna be amazing or be the ...
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