Sword Art Online

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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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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    One of the best new anime in the last 3 years.
    This anime has almost everything going for it. I will keep this short and sweet. Watch this anime. Even if you do not normally enjoy fighting type anime, you will still find the romance enjoyable. I loved every episode of the first season and hope the 2nd season is as enjoyable as this one.
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Perfect anime but alfheim went by too fast!
    When I watched the first episode of sword art online, i was shocked by how amazing this anime was, the storyline was just great. I just loved the episodes where they were in the world of sword art online. I went by those episodes at the speed of light since i liked them so much... But then came the world of alfheim online. I find that the creators didn't take the time to detail the world of ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Sword Art Online Review
    SPOILERS - THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION
    A few ep's in and i sincerely fell in love with this anime. It was exciting and attention grasping. I enjoyed the character of the protagonist, i prefer the quiet cool type compared to the boisterous loud type. But what really made this work for me was the ability to die in a game; this added the much serious tone and emphasised the deaths of people within ...
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  • 4 out of 5 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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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    SAO is an awesome virtual reality story
    I've always been a sucker for anime that dealt with the fantastical issues arising from interacting with a virtual world. SAO blends a nice mix of great music, action, and deeply emotional human story of people stuck between worlds -- questioning what is and what is not real.

    I hope they continue onto season 3 and beyond =)
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  • 6 out of 9 people found this review helpful:
    Sword Art Online - A show with great potential that faded too fast.
    Sword Art Online seemed really cool to me in the beginning. I loved the art style, the animation was gorgeous, and the music really fit the show. For the first five or six episodes I was really into it, eagerly awaiting each new release at the end of the week. It was an intense show with an interesting premise that I enjoyed watching. I didn't really care much for the main two characters (Asuna ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Best anime for me atleast , never seen anything this good
    I must say this is one of the most interesting animes i have ever watched , the story is amazing and addicting. (cant wait for another episode this weekend) The characters is well thought out and you will not be dissapionted if you watch this anime.

    Shame that the Season 1 "Sword art online" is only 14 episodes , they could probably have made over 100 episodes with all the boss fights and such. ...
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