Sword Art Online

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4.5
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    Well thought out anime with a rushed ending
    This series had a great build over the first half, working to introduce viewers to characters, the eco-system of the game, and to the psychological and physical battles the characters faced on a day to day basis within the game universe.

    While I loved the series, I felt like the ending became very sloppy and rushed, and ultimately took away from the story overall.
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    The first season is a must-see
    The first season (14 episodes) is an awesome must-see, and is basically stand-alone. Subsequent stuff isn't bad, just not as stellar. Clearly, they saw they had a phenomenal hit with the first season and decided to make more money. (I'm not against that; it just never turns out as good. I admire the creators who know when something is artistically complete, and move on to the next thing.)

    Basic ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Great potential, poor execution.
    This show had a lot of potential early on to really work with some interesting themes. Instead it turns into something much more generic and unappealing. Asuna is a good character. It's popular and maybe fun if you haven't seen much anime, but other than that I can't really say much.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Could of been so much more!
    Now The rating and the title may seem to collide somewhat as I say it could of been better and done so much more, but this is simply referring to the fact SAO seemed rushed story wise. Now this is only referring to the first season and not SAO II, I'll mention that later.

    Now on to the main problem with SAO is that it combines two arcs into one season. Now the story is still amazing but could ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    One of My Favorite Animes
    I have a little trouble paying attention to subbed anime sometimes, but I couldn't stop watching this one. It has a great story, and great characters. Sword Art Online also has great voice acting in my opinion. I would totally recommend Sword Art Online to all of my friends.
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    great animation..with a not so great story line ...
    I agree with most that the first 14 or so episodes show great potential for a stunner anime .... but you know that the story line is bad that in the second season ... the underdeveloped plot was so bad ... they had to show flash backs in multiple episodes to something that never happened in the first season to try and tie everything together again ..... they really should change the name of the ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Was better than expected!
    I had heard from a few different people that this anime lost it's appeal pretty quickly but that doesn't seem to be the case at all! I love the character development, plot, and over style of this anime! A perfect blend of action and romance! The fan service is bearable as well which is hard to find sometimes. I really enjoyed this anime!
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    absalutly loved it. it is so good
    this is my favorite anime. it has a lot of action and a bit of romance and its kind of funny. this anime has a lot of holes in it and doesn't have a lot of details. pretty good overall and a lot of plot if u know what i mean lol. its a harem,action comedy,etc, anime. would i recommend it to a friend? yes i would.i would give it a 4.5 if i could.
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Not only the best anime but a fantastic TV show
    Let me start out that this anime actually helped me through a dark hostile time in my life when this anime came to my attention two years ago. So forgive me if I sound favoring to the show.
    Sword Art Online is the amazingly relating show to the upcoming generation of folks that will experience having difficulties in relationships. Sure the show went a different direction apart from the premise of ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Very story intensive
    One of the most story intensive, and consuming shows I have ever seen. I have re-watched this show about 6 times now and it never seems to get old. I pulls you into that MMORPG gamer's dream and adds a little twist to it all. Would recommend to anyone.
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