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Sword Art Online

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  • 6 out of 9 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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  • 6 out of 9 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 8 out of 13 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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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    This could have been the best show ever.
    SAO probably has my favorite first few episodes in any anime. It hooked me right from the start with excellent visuals and an awesome story that no gamer could resist. It continued being solid for the first 14 episodes. Then they moved to AO...
    I was kind of shocked honestly. The stakes aren't nearly as high, the villain is annoying, the character models aren't nearly as cool, and they took away ...
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