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Sword Art Online

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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing, from beginning to end.
    I for one loved this show. It had the most engaging and immersing story-line of any show that I have ever seen. It was the first anime that I have ever watched, and made me want to look for others. This show is so amazing that I have a hard time saying this, but I felt the second story arc lacked the same urgency that the first did. Granted, Kirito was in a race against time to save Asuna, but ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Extremely Impressive First Arc, Slightly Lacking Second Arc
    The first arc (the first 14 episodes) are amongst the story telling I've ever experienced. The heavy twists and themes of promise, survival, suffering, love, and friendship are what truly carry the series. The underlying themes on reality are so very interesting to think about. Topped off with an great sound track, of which has a very high replay value on almost all individual tracks, and some ...
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  • 4 out of 6 people found this review helpful:
    Amazing story, should have stretched it further!
    The title of this review basically says it all. Although I loved the story and will not spoil anything in my very quick breakdown, its enough to say that this should have lasted far longer! Without ruining the story, the series/season is split into 2 arcs. For me personally, the first of which is where I particularly enjoyed the show but I felt, as countless other have said, could have lasted 100+ ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    If that was real life i dont think id mind living in that world
    I enjoyed the anime to the point where i was watching it from start to end knowing i worked the next day. Got no sleep but i didnt mind. Great anime i watched it twice and enjoyed it. I wish there was a game like this
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    It felt very rushed, but it was still pretty good.
    I'm a fan of the Manga, and I did enjoy the show, but it felt very rushed, as though, instead of trying for another season, they wanted to reach a truly "final" ending right away. It's still good, but the skipped a LOT of great content to push through the entire story as quickly as possible. I won't agree with people who say it's the best, because I believe, on average, it IS a bit overrated, but ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Terrific and engaging, but short.
    'Sword Art Online' is a fantastic series, mixing fantasy and sci-fi beautifully with a compelling story. It has a little bit of every thing: action, romance, humor, and tragedy. The characters are full of life, I found myself relating to some and having sympathy for others... *sigh* love hurts some times...

    I strongly recommend this to any fan of anime, and any fan of fantasy or sci-fi ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Engaging Plot & Great Action
    First 13 episodes are beautifully constructed, dealing with thought-provoking situations and wonderfully done character development. It's filled breathtaking scenery, great action sequences, a sweet romance, and truly interesting villain.

    If they had left it at that it would have been a classic in my book, but they had to add on the last 13 episodes that, as a female reviewer, made me angry ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Great Show!....but...
    The artwork and plot is amazing I have to say I love this show but a lot went downhill in the second season. A lot of the characters are cliché, fan-service, typical hero, normal, boring people, creepy perverts,or just plain stupid. I still recommend it though!
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Virtual Reality at its finest
    The Virtual Reality Anime genre is a very difficult genre to master. Think about .hack series where people would yell when attacked and freak out when someone died despite the very small consequences (i.e. losing the items you collected before saving and going back to the last town you saved in). This caused very unreal situations that made the anime hard to take seriously. Sword Art Online ...
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