Sword Art Online

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4.4
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  • 7 out of 11 people found this review helpful:
    SAO... A beautiful anime set within an MMORPG
    Sword Art Online is an anime based off of a series of Light Novels by the same author who wrote the Light Novels for Accel World. Taking place in a world where the inhabitants are trapped within a game by the game's creator and where death within the game becomes death in reality, the citizens of the world must fight through the 100 floors of the world in order to log out.

    Thus far, the ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A bit of a demographic issue.
    The first half of Sword Art Online is captivating with interesting characters and a fast paced enjoyable plot but near the 15 episode mark it goes from Shounen (for boys) to Shoujo (for girls) Still good, just not for me.
    Good Points
    - Good gaming humor
    - Unconventional characters (at first)
    - Interesting scenarios and environments
    Bad Points
    - Demographic change
    - Characters ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Ok, it has a few issues, but lay off on the hate,
    Ok, yes this show has 101 problems in terms of the plot, and the story does go a bit downhill in the second half, but none of this really bothered me. The show is just very entertaining, and if you want a good fun watch, look no further

    The animation looks great, the action and soundtrack are good, and whether the plot was any good or not, I was just enjoying the ride. A second season would not ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    The first half is great. the series as a whole though...not so much
    The first half of SAO was pretty good. Was a bit disappointed that so many character just got dropped and forgotten after one episode and I definitely had a problem with the pacing of the show. That said though, the show still held pretty nicely, what with the animation and a few gem episodes with interesting concepts, and i enjoyed myself a very good amount.

    Then the second half happened.. ...
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  • 5 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    Strong Start Weak Finish
    To be completely truthful i went in this anime wary due to the controversy surrounding this show. I was surprised to end up liking it with it's awesome battles and good writing. I mean i'd notice the characters being a little flat but it is a classic shouen type anime so not that big of a problem. I really started to like this anime, it wasn't masterpiece material like Gankutsuo or Code Geass but ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A must see for any MMORPG Gamer! - Amazing story, close to the reality of any gamer!
    I can say that I'm back in the real world, as a MMORPG Gamer I spend 10 years of my entire life playing FFXI, WoW and Terra Online, in those 10 years of gaming I experimented everything that was shown in SAO, Guild/Linkshell dramas, personal challenges, roles, achievements, rare items, epic items, PVP, ganking = pk, and the most important of all... I found my soul-mate, she was from a different ...
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  • 8 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    A severely overrated anime. Read for the truth
    Sword Art Online had been named anime of 2012 by multiple review sites including this site. Is it? Well, let's just say that 2012 isn't the best year of animes.
    Plot: 7/10
    Too low for you? The plot of SAO is about thousands of players being trapped in a virtual reality mmorpg. The only way out is for someone to clear the game. With 14 episodes for the first story arc of the anime, it felt ...
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  • 6 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    I Love Sword Art Online!
    Sword Art Online is a very good Anime. The Characters are amazing and totally believable. I thought that the way the story moved was a bit fast in the First story arc, because i would of like to see more buildup of the relationship of Asuna and Kirito and more of the life after they were married. And the 2nd arc was Just as good as the first one was. All in all a very good anime and HIGHLY ...
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  • 7 out of 12 people found this review helpful:
    バーチャルMMOの世界で繰り広げられる話だけど、単なるゲームの話ではない。
    単なるゲーム系のアニメとは違い、中のストーリーが非常に出来ている事に
    とても関心させられます。個人的にゲームの内容よりもストーリー性が重要
    だと感じているのですが、この作品ではストーリー性重視なのが感じらます。
    本作では、その後の人生は描かれていませんが続編としてアスナとキリトの
    その後の人生についても別作品で描いて欲しいと思います。
    もう1クールは続編として続いてくれると、SAOファンとしては非常に嬉しいです。
    面白い作品なのでお勧めします。
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