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Sword Art Online

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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.

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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:
    Sword Art Online Review
    Though I have never read the manga, I will give a review as to my interpretation on the anime.

    I am thoroughly enjoying the story of our main heroes with a tragic love story, even though love triangles have bothered me very much in the past, at least two of them are in meaningful love. It is also a new take as far as I know of, to have two triangles with the main couple only trying to get to a ...
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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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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    One of the best Virtual Gaming Anime's I have seen in a while, better than .hack imo.
    If you loved .hack you're going to love Sword Art Online. The concept of, "you die in the game you die in real life" has never been done well, and SAO has done it justice. The Raw emotion and intensity displayed by the characters is amazing, and the episodes always leave you wanting to watch more, after watching just one episode I was hooked and could not stop, I literally sat down and watched all ...
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