Sword Art Online

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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    ALMOST PERFECT- ty for reading all of it if u did otherwise u should read all of it
    I have to say SAO is the best anime i have seen in a long time and i mean it. It blew my standards away, now when i see another show on i roll my eyes because i know that there nowhere near what u have accomplished with SAO. But i do hope however that u can go more in-depth this go round like how the story is in what u wrote make the series longer than 25 episodes because u could easily make it a ...
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Great Anime Poor Plot Twist
    SAO is a great anime for people who are not the critiszing type of people and are free goers, the anime has a good plot, OK romance and a better then normal characters. This anime's plot is great at the beginning with a deep plot and it keeps the audience's eyes glued to the anime until the 2nd arc comes around and the anime pulls a massive dick move which sent the anime into a downward spiral ...
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  • 7 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    I loved it but thats not what review readers want to read
    I loved sword art online, it was really great.
    when a friend recommended it-I was like "its gonna be spy kids 3 all over again" But it turned out to be realy good
    However: people reading reviews don’t want to hear another person fawning over the show, so I will tell you a few things. Not ‘problems’ just things I noticed
    I actually really loved it.

    *spoiler alert*(I don't tell the ending or ...
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    I Love Sword Art Online!
    Sword Art Online is a very good Anime. The Characters are amazing and totally believable. I thought that the way the story moved was a bit fast in the First story arc, because i would of like to see more buildup of the relationship of Asuna and Kirito and more of the life after they were married. And the 2nd arc was Just as good as the first one was. All in all a very good anime and HIGHLY ...
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    バーチャルMMOの世界で繰り広げられる話だけど、単なるゲームの話ではない。
    単なるゲーム系のアニメとは違い、中のストーリーが非常に出来ている事に
    とても関心させられます。個人的にゲームの内容よりもストーリー性が重要
    だと感じているのですが、この作品ではストーリー性重視なのが感じらます。
    本作では、その後の人生は描かれていませんが続編としてアスナとキリトの
    その後の人生についても別作品で描いて欲しいと思います。
    もう1クールは続編として続いてくれると、SAOファンとしては非常に嬉しいです。
    面白い作品なのでお勧めします。
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Good potential, poor finish
    Starts off great with a good storyline. New technology has developed that allows people to play games fully immersed and the flagship game has just launched (sounds like a dream come true to me). Of course things go awry and everyone is trapped in the game until someone clears all the levels. People can actually die in the game and you see real life begin to mix in with the virtual world they're ...
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  • 3 out of 3 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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  • 7 out of 11 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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  • 5 out of 7 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 13 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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