Sword Art Online

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4.6
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    SWORD ART ONLINE!!!!
    MUST WATCH ANIME!!
    this anime is one of the best anime out there. love, action, fantasy all in one. if you're looking for something like that, this is it! this anime got me pumped up and emotional all at the same time. all i gotta say is watch it and experience it for yourself. GREAT STORY LINE!! LOVE THE LOVE STORY!!
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  • 5 out of 7 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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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Disappointments & Let downs
    I'm glad that I stuck it out with this anime. It bounced back and forth between great and disappointing for me. I loved .hack and really hoped this would measure up, but it just sort of... fells flat for me. It's not terrible. It's had it's moments of tension. But there was nothing really spectacular about it, past the first couple episodes, it just sort of... dragged on.

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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Irresistibly Great For All.
    While I have not watched much anime, only getting into it half a year ago I can say this series is GREAT. I love romance,sci-fi,action, ect. and Sword Art Online covers all of this and more. The music is great and has left me with the songs getting on my Ipod, and the art is considerably better than others and looks beautiful. As a PC gamer (well, I am but I just don't have time anymore) ...
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  • My New Favorite Anime
    Ok, this has officially passed Eureka 7 as my favorite anime of all time. Five-star storyline, five-star action, five-star romance. This is what every anime should aspire to.

    My soul aches for a game like SAO and every time I stop watching it to go to work or something I get withdrawal symptoms. There is no doubt the first arc is superior but even so the second is still wonderful. I think ...
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  • NOT a MUST watch, its a NEED to WATCH.
    From the beginning I knew this was going to be something big, because you don't see anime like this every day. Sword Art Online has romance, action, thriller (ext) the whole lot in one season and it has somehow sewed together so beautifully you cannot stop watching. It makes you feel apart of the character (Kirito) who has always been the type of person who likes to be on their own, but as the ...
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  • 2 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Could have been perfect, but wasn't
    So, when I first started watching this series, I fell in love with it because of the world it was based in, the situation, and most of all, the intense action and music. All beautifully done. The first few episodes really pulled you in and made you want to watch more and be more immersed in such a vast world.

    About 7-8 episodes in, I started losing that a little bit. Granted, the original ...
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  • It's a adventure you wish you were in.
    I will admit the first half is better than the second, but even so the flaws(to me) are minimal. The one thing that kills enjoyment is a series that is boring. That's not the case with this though. I always felt engaged in every episode and I hope everyday that they continue this show.
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  • Amazing settings, characters, and a deep and engaging storyline
    When I started the first episode I was skeptical. I thought this would just a be another shonen villian of the week the hero barely able to stay alive show. I was happt to be proven wrong. Two very strong major characters and a handful of memorable and engaging secondary characters carried a storyline while strong did get weak in a few areas but with the cast of characters it managed to stay on ...
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