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Posted 3/19/19 , edited 3/19/19
I've always thought that the writer of SAO must have gotten overwhelmed and consequently regressed into sex fantasies. He started off with some good ideas and actually wrote a cool and sympathetic female character... but somehow he couldn't keep up that level, and when he ran out of ideas, he just started to use his stress relief porn as inspiration.

Another part that really bugged me:
I think this is where Asuna's story arc really started to go downhill.
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PPPetra wrote:

I've always thought that the writer of SAO must have gotten overwhelmed and consequently regressed into sex fantasies. He started off with some good ideas and actually wrote a cool and sympathetic female character... but somehow he couldn't keep up that level, and when he ran out of ideas, he just started to use his stress relief porn as inspiration.

Another part that really bugged me:
I think this is where Asuna's story arc really started to go downhill.


Kayaba/Heathcliff's motivation was basically to live out a grandoise fantasy. He wanted to become the villain / god of his own living universe, that was basically why he imprisoned everyone in SAO. Having them die irl when they die in the game was just to increase tension and drama. Everything he did was essentially to make his own experience more entertaining.

See the base idea, even the world building behind SAO I thought was fantastic. However the stories inside that world that it adapted were to say the least, very simple wish fulfillment. It's like building a $10,000 gaming PC just to play eroges. I'm more prone to like .hack// and Log Horizon because they use their sci-fi settings to tell a sci-fi story, instead of using a detailed sci-fi setting to portray a half-assed harem anime. Not even anime that are more opaque about the fact that they are harem anime do that. Funnily enough, most Sci-Fi harem anime actually develop the sci-fi subplot fairly decently.
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Posted 3/21/19 , edited 3/21/19

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I really enjoyed the very first arc of SAO, but my relationship with the show has been a little bit rough ever since.



In the end, I feel like SAO is fine, but Kirito is the least interesting thing in that universe. I just think it's odd that they keep spending so much time focused on such a bland and empty character.


anime stuidos (Apart from anime orginal series) don't create a series they only adapt it



And really, when we boil down all of my complaints, I like the original story, but then when the author of the original light novels got paid to write more things got lost in the weeds. It's almost like the Aincard arc was a passion project that was a complete story with a satisfying ending, and then someone got offered money to write more.
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Posted 3/23/19 , edited 3/23/19

IForgetHisName wrote:


Mattinator95 wrote:


IForgetHisName wrote:

I really enjoyed the very first arc of SAO, but my relationship with the show has been a little bit rough ever since.



In the end, I feel like SAO is fine, but Kirito is the least interesting thing in that universe. I just think it's odd that they keep spending so much time focused on such a bland and empty character.


anime stuidos (Apart from anime orginal series) don't create a series they only adapt it



And really, when we boil down all of my complaints, I like the original story, but then when the author of the original light novels got paid to write more things got lost in the weeds. It's almost like the Aincard arc was a passion project that was a complete story with a satisfying ending, and then someone got offered money to write more.



That's because it was a passion project that was a complete story it was for a light novel competition (which it won) but due to the rules it couldn't pass a certain number of pages and . around 2001-2 ish . And he continued the series after aincrad as a web novel till 2008 due to the popularity on the web novel site . which covers till the season now before it all become a light novel in 2009 and the anime started in 2012 . He even had to make 2 separate ln volumes with side storys to extend it a bit half of what you see in the anime is from vol 2 and a bit of 8 organized by a-1.


Wish he just continued with aincrad and extended it back then . Instead if doing it in 2012 with progressive now it doubt he will get far there's only like 6 Vols and it's on like floor 3 or 4

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