Sword Art Online

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4.4
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Log Horizon and Overlord are both better.
    I tried to watch it as a bet but the money to win wasn't enough, so now I've lost 6 hours of my life and $50 thanks to this show. On that note, Digibro does a better job of explaining why this is a terrible show in an hour long video than I'll be able to do in one sitting. So, here's a link to his video.

    Sword Art Online - An Analytical Diatribe
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uON7ANNOi4
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    Good, but collapses later on
    I think that the second storyline isn't too terrible, it's certainly needed, but it's not really up to par with the first storyline, which is utterly captivating and emotional. Gone is the in-depth character development, and here is the unneeded harem of sorts. Doesn't hurt my enjoyment too much though, as it's still pretty damn intriguing.

    The third storyline... some of the most boring anime ...
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  • 1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    good first season and maybe even second, but garbage after that
    I only recommend watching the first two seasons, after that there is no point because it goes down hill. I mean even the second season is questionable towards the end. Was a fan at first, but it just grows uninteresting and everyone hypes up Asuna for no reason. She becomes completely useless after the first season and everyone was like, "Yea, but the first season!" Yea, sooooo? She is nothing, ...
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    This is exactly how I felt
    It's like you're having a child and giving him all the love you can possible give. And then kick him outside of your house and watch him becoming an addict and ruining his own life. His friends then come to your door step saying like,

    "Why can you do this to him?"

    You feel little bit of consciousness so you call him to come back home. When he tries to hug you, you put girl's clothing on him ...
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  • 0 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Personally life evaluating
    Cons:
    - Super-rapey villains (only a problem in a couple of episodes overall fortunately)
    - Some random totally gratuitous fanservice (only Season II)
    - Some quite arguable and poor "plot device", even on the core premise..

    Pros:
    + .. that thankfully can kinda easily be coherently corrected with some viewer's imagination effort
    + Aside of the nevertheless top-notch ...
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  • 3 out of 7 people found this review helpful:
    I love bandwagons. Fuck this show
    It's become popular, chic even, to criticize this show. Even so, this needs to be said.

    Sword Art Online is awful.
    Terrible.
    The bottom of the fucking gateway anime barrel.

    And this is coming from someone that could still derive honest enjoyment of Infinite fucking Stratos. Dubbed.

    Fuck this show.
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  • 2 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Screw This Show, What a Let Down. Screw This Garbage.
    Great concept for a show, get halfway through season one, and they just throw that idea out and make basically a whole new show. I got to there, and stopped, I'm livid. Everyone told me it turns so bad so quickly, and i was like "oh no, i'm sure they're just being too critical". no. they weren't. I'm so mad.
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  • 2 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Great Anime - Not For Everyone
    **THIS REVIEW IS 100% BIASED** (and there are spoilers so be warned)

    Well, now that i've gotten that out of the way, here is MY PERSONAL review of the anime Sword Art Online. It probably is unfitting of what most people say (I've heard every negative thing said about SAO). However, there is a reason why Sword Art Online is my favorite anime to this day. I'll start with my **personal** ...
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    God, what the hell happened?
    This anime could have easily become a favorite. The episodes in the first season where the characters were stuck in SAO were utterly incredible. I loved every minute of it. Had they ended it there, it would have been practically art. We would have been left on a cliffhanger that maybe could have led to an OVA. For whatever reason, the creators felt it necessary to continue Sword Art Online. They ...
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    The most popular dumpsterfire I've ever seen
    "What?! You haven't watched Sword Art Online yet? You seriously need to watch it. It's this amazing story about a guy who gets stuck in a VRMMORPG and if you die in the game you die in real life! Doesn't that sounds freaking awesome dude?! You should know that the second half isn't as good as the first, but it's still awesome!"


    The quote above is probably familiar to most people in the anime ...
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