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  • Gin’s Take on: Kirito

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    This is the first blog of Gin’s Take On Characters. In each of these blogs, I will be giving my personal opinion on certain characters.
    Warning: These blogs are not meant to offend anyone and are only Gin’s opinions.
    Kirito is the main character in the popular 2012 anime, Sword Art Online (It also now has a second season called Gun Gale Online). He is a character that seems to have no wrong in the eyes of fangirls/boys.

     

    Gin’s Take

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    As the anime started, Episode 1 had a knockout effect on me. I thought, ‘Hey you know what, this anime has promise!’ It was cool and I always liked the idea of a storyline set in a virtual reality world. This was influenced by the Manhua 1/2 Prince.
    Kirito himself seemed like a very confident and self-assured character. I admired his independence after the game went into shut down. Thus started his beginnings as a beater. Throughout his time as a beater, he seemed cool and collected. It was different when he joined the guild and tragedy occurred. Now Kirito seemed more isolated, even more so. However, I saw it as a path that the character would be able to develop. For example, a personal struggle and ultimately Sword Art Online is a story about the struggle for survival.

    So how come it suddenly changed into a giant harem based anime?
    True, the idea of a guy, clad in black, who can fight and survive is attractive. I hated the idea that Kirito became wrapped up in the romance. Personally, it lost the touch that had seemed appealing to me in the beginning.

     

    Alfheim Arc Kirito

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    As we reached the Alfheim Arc, my opinion of Kirito was dropping rapidly. What started as a lone hero had turned into what seemed to be a character that was a harem king. Kirito seemed to lack the basic foundation of typical shounen hero robustness. He seemed more whiny and just downright annoying. He was often interacting with many female characters, despite being in a relationship with Asuna. It made it seem like a badly written harem.
    Kirito seems to be a flawless main character, but his lack of character depth (along with the supporting characters) cause a black void. Do we ever get properly introduced to any of the characters? The plot is simple and after a while this can get repetitive. Because of the simple plot, the audience can easily relate to the characters.

     

    Verdict on Kirito

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    Gin believes that Kirito is utterly overrated. He does have many good points. Unfortunately this did not cover for the fact that the quality of the anime dropped after the first few episodes.

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  • Sword Art Online Progressive (Manga) Review

    Sword Art Online Progressive Manga Review

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    Progressive Manga Cover

    I honestly had just thought that Sword Art Online Progressive was another side story. Instead it is actually a retelling of the first floor boss battle. It starts out weird, making you think it is another side story, but eventually gets into the story. A few new characters are seen in the story as well as new ‘footage’ so to speak. You also get to see a more perverted side of Kirito and a more intimate side of Asuna.

     

    Progressive Plot

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    Manga Page of Progressive

    The story of SAO Progressive starts out a little weird. Asuna is in reality and at her house. Basically you get a little back story on her life before the incident of SAO. She is worried about not passing a test (or something) and not being able to go to a good college. You find out that it is a dream she having in SAO. She has lingering thoughts of not being able to get into a good college now due to the circumstances. She basically is starving herself to fatigue in the game and not properly taking care of herself. During a fight a man comes to save her at the last minute. It happens to be Kirito. He begins to talk her out of suicidal tendencies and teaches her to fight with her Sword Skills more accurately.

    Diabel is holding a meeting to gather the strongest players to defeat the first level boss. Both Asuna and Kirito end up at the meeting. It is here the two party up and Kirito invites her to stay at his place. At first she refuses but after he mentions a bath room she quickly takes his offer. Soon after they go to defeat the boss on the first floor. Through out the fight people die, mainly Diabel. Asuna announces that Kirito is in charge per Diabel to help quicken the boss battle fight. Here the manga ends, but is suppose to continue soon.

     

    Characters of Progressive

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    Characters of SAO Progressive

    All of the characters from the second episode are present throughout SAO Progressive. Asuna takes place as the main character while Kirito takes the side character. The only new character so to speak is Rat. He gives information to people but sometimes at a price. He likes to rip people off and also give false information to others. He seems to like Kirito and Asuna and tends to stay around them the most. He is a small kid with a hooded cape.

    Progressive Bonus

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    Asuna

    Progressive does come with a small bonus, Asuna taking a bath. Yes that is right, within this manga Asuna does take a bath and things are seen slightly. She sinks into the tub thinking of her past and life before SAO and how she got stuck in here playing a game meant for her brother. Kirito is in the other room fending off Rat, the curious information giver. He wants to sell this information at a high price since Asuna is the ‘cutest’ SAO female player.

    All in all, Progressive was a great manga. I loved how they went into more detail about the first boss battle. Even if it still has not officially ended, the story and characters were great. It stuck to the art of SAO and the basic storyline. I was impressed with this manga and would recommend it to any Sword Art Online fan.

    Sword Art Online Progressive Grade: 8 out of 10


  • Sword Art Online Aincrad (Light Novel) Review

    Sword Art Online Aincrad Review

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    Volume One

    When I picked up the first light novel of Sword Art Online, I expected it to be a little more in depth than the anime. To my surprise, the anime followed it very closely except for one part (Chapter 16.5). I really just want a more in depth account of their time in SAO. I think it would be really cool to hear about what happened in there and how people adapted to the situation. I guess I will have to wait to read it later on in the Progressive novels.

     

    Plot

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    The plot of SAO

    Sword Art Online Aincrad Volume One is about the death game called Sword Art Online. Kayaba Akihiko has created the first VRMMORPG and only 10,000 players are able to play the game during the launch. When all players are logged on he announces that they can not get out without beating the game. If you die in the game you also die in reality as well. Thus the players are reluctant and slowly start to beat the game.

    The story follows one main character, Kirito. He is fourteen when he first logs onto Sword Art Online. The story follows his accounts throughout SAO and his transformation into an adult. He mostly works alone until a Knights of Blood Guild member becomes his ally. Her name is Asuna and she is second in command of the KoB. The two fall in love and eventually get married in the game. When it is time to fight the boss on the 74th floor, the two go back to the front lines to fight. Here a secret of the KoB guild leader, Heathcliff, is let out. The game changes and Kirito has a chance to beat the game, but may risk death.

     

    Characters

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    Kirito and Cline

    Kirito is the main character of Sword Art Online. He basically stays to himself through out the game. He prefers to fight on the front lines by himself until a boss battle and will usually help out the Knights of Blood Guild. He is known as the black swordsman and it is later revealed that he has a special skill called Duel Blades. Other than Heathcliff, Kirito is the only other known player with a special skill. He eventually partners up with Asuna. She is the most beautiful female player of SAO and the other main character of the book. She is a the second in command of the Knights of Blood and is a very fast swordsman. She is known as The Flash to most SAO players. The two kids fall in love and get married as well.

    Egil is the owner of a shop. He is an axe wielder and sells at low prices to help out other SAO front line players. He rarely ever participates in fights, but his strength is really good. Cline is another SAO character that shows up a lot. He is the guild leader of the Fuurinkazan. He is a friend of Kirito’s and helps him out at times through out the game.

    Heathcliff is the leader of the Knights of Blood Guild. He has a special skill called Holy Sword. He beats Kirito once to make him join the KoB guild. Kirito finds his fighting style a bit unusual and has a revelation of him towards the end of the book.

     

    Differences

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    Heathcliff vs Kirito

    There are honestly not many differences between the anime and the light novel of Sword Art Online. I think the one difference that was not in the anime that I noticed was when Kirito, Godfrey, and Kuradeel go to train for the KoB test. Another memeber actually goes with them in the light novel. Kirito and the others never mention his name though. Of course there was also the chapter 16.5 that was not in the anime. It is hinted though that Kirito and Asuna have intercourse in the anime on their honeymoon.

     

    Chapter 16.5

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    Chapter 16.5

    Chapter 16.5 is only int eh unrated version of the books. I highly doubt they will include this section in all USA releases. This is the chapter where Asuna explains to Kirito that there is the ability to have sex and the two do it. The chapter is very detailed. A little hard to get through at first but I pushed through it, feeling it was crucial to the story of SAO. It is crucial in way. It allows the reader to know how detailed the game actually is and how real in can feel to the characters. Be warned if you choose to read this section.

     

    Overall the book was a great read. I really liked reading the book and getting a different emotion for the characters. Not a lot is different from the anime though. I wish that it had been a little more detailed but I guess that is why they call it a light novel.

    Sword Art Online Aincrad Volume One Grade: 8 out of 10


  • Sword Art Online: Aincrad (Manga) Review

    Aincrad Manga Review

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    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Cover

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad is only a short version of the anime, which happens to be a short version of the light novel. So a lot is left out of the manga making it only two volumes long. A bit of a disappointment to some fans, but still a good read. What it lacks in length it also lacks in character development, so please watch the anime and do not judge int by the manga.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Plot

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    Klein and Kirito

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad is based after the Aincrad arc of the light novel series. The year is 2022 a man named Kayaba Akihiko traps people in a virtual reality video game. If you die in the game , you die in real life. The main character Kirito is attempting to beat the game for himself and the other players. He must reach the top of the Aincrad castle on the 100th floor.

    Unlike the anime, the manga stays on track on the main story. You never meet certain side characters due to the fact that they are not vital to the plot line. It gets to the end really quickly with two years passing by in the game. Many people have lost their lives trying to beat the game or attempting to escape only to die on the other side.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Characters

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    Kirito and Asuna

     

    Kirito is the main male protagonist of Sword Art Online: Aincrad. He is a quiet fifteen year old boy only to become the eventual hero of the game. He is extremely skilled and mostly works solo through out the game. He mostly does this to not be responsible for anyone’s life.

    Asuna starts out as a weaker character only to be the brave one on the front lines. Her desire to return to the real world gets her through the game, that and Kirito. She falls in love with him and becomes his wife in the game.

    Other characters show up in the manga, but only a few are mentionable. Klein and Agil are friends of Kirito and appear throughout the manga in certain situations. Klein is a rough looking man that fights on the front lines while Agil is a merchant only fighting in big battles. Yui’s character makes a short appearance, but only to set up her story in Fairy Dance.Heathcliff is another manga character that has a few twists. He is the guild leader of the Knights of Blood.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad The Manga

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    Kirito Battle Scene

     

    The manga was quite short and disappointing. I only read it to see if it was more in depth than the anime, but was sad to find out that it was only two volumes long.The artwork, however, was worth the read to me. It was really beautiful and reminded me of older manga’s for some reason. The fight scenes were laid out very well as well. They were really detailed. I recommend this to those that want to brush up on the story or just do not have time to watch the anime or read the light novels.

     

    Sword Art Online: Aincrad Grade: 5 out of 10


  • Sword Art Online: Girls Ops (Manga) Review

    Girls Ops Ring of Angels Whisper

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    Angel NPC

    This item is a familiar to Lizbeth and Silica. Its origins is Sword Art Online. The description reads “Grants Eternal Bonds Between The Companions Who Exchanges Them.” Silica received one from Kirito during the SAO incident. His only intentions were to keep track of Silica and used it like a phone. To acquire the rings one must go through te Demonic Beast at the Abandoned Tower. Apparently it is a bunny like monster, but the new ALO version has stepped the game up a bit.

     

    When, and if, this manga continues, it will be great. The manga story and feeling was much like Reki Kawahara. The writer knew how to get in touch with Kawahara’s story telling. Recreating a new story and keeping the tone is very hard sometimes. This manga is not one to miss out one, even if it is not finished.

    Sword Art Online Girls Ops Grade: 8 out of 10


  • Sword Art Online (Anime) Review

    Sword Art Online Anime Review

    Major Spoilers Ahead!

    Sword Art Online

    25 Episodes

    Aired from Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012

    Aniplex

    Rated PG-13

     

    Ugh. Sword Art Online. Where to even begin with this anime? I’ll just say right from the top, this anime was pretty crappy. Yet, it still got around the same amount of hype that Attack on Titan, Steins;Gate, and Death Note had. How? Well, I don’t really know. Everything about this anime except for its animation was bad. I don’t know how everybody fell in love with it. No clue. I can only tell you why I strongly dislike it.  Everybody has different opinions. Well, the only think that kept me sane while watching this show was trying to zone out my brain and only pay attention to the pretty colors, along with all the action. Also, I believe to truly appreciate the good forms of entertainment in life, you need to experience the bad. That’s why I watch things I dislike on occasion. Although, I honestly though it was alright at the beginning when I hadn’t noticed all its crippling flaws. Too bad it all went down hill quickly. Well, here’s my review of Sword Art Online everybody. Since it has been out for a while and is pretty god dam popular, I’m going into spoiler territory. Just wanted to let you know. Well, here goes nothing.

    Story of Sword Art Online

    (3.5/10)

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    The story of Sword Art Online starts off with a bang. Our main character, Kirito straps on this futuristic nerve gear to enter a virtual reality MMORPG. This world is of course called Sword Art Online. They thought of a pretty original title, eh? Anyhow, after creating his character, he enters this magical world full of beasts, items, abilities, etc. He begins to level up his level one character on low-leveled beasts. Slowly, he starts to get the hang of it. He also meets a guy while doing this. They chat and decide to adventure together. After a few hours of beast fighting and exploring the in and outs of the game, they both decide it’s about time to return to the real world. The thing is, there is no log-out button. (°_°) *Sarcastic gasp*

    Everybody in the game is then called to a meeting by generic villain 234, who is also the game creator. He laughs evilly and tells everybody that he has removed the log-out button from their options. Now, the only way to escape from the game is to clear all hundred levels and defeat the final boss. K, anything else you want to tell us generic villain 234? He also states that if you die in the game, you die in real life. Crap just got real.

    Kirito is determined to win this bloody game! He won’t be defeated by generic villain 234. From that moment on, he uses his overpowered skills he got from his beta testing and the miracles that he creates like he’s Jesus; to defeat bosses, monsters, and anything that dares stand in his way. It really annoyed me how he’s the only one who could dual wield, along with being amazing just because he was a beta tester. Just because you were a beta tester doesn’t mean you get to be Jesus-kun. Besides, in real life, the game developers wouldn’t let you walk off with all these advantages be simply testing out a few things. But, in this anime that’s the way things are. Why? Because Kirito, that’s why.

    Another thing that was annoying as hell was the floor skips. There were sudden, without warning, and didn’t help to build this world at all. One episode could be located on floor 34, while the next could be on 61. I understand that they couldn’t possibly fit in all 100 floors in the anime, but still. It would’ve been nice to have a brief synopsis of what happened in between all these floors. The floor and time skips annoyed me, but would’ve been bearable if the rest of the anime was well done. Which, sadly it wasn’t.

    As Kirito progresses, he makes allies and foes. He also meets a lady named Asuna. She is bad ass, sexy, a Tsundere, and likable. Kirito falls head over heels for her. They form an alliance and help each other with quests, fighting bosses, etc. Overtime, they grow closer and closer, eventually leading Kirito to get her out of a sticky situation and them deciding on a marriage. An episode or two are focused on their newly-founded relationship. They rent a cabin in the woods and have some fun there. At their stay in this cabin, they find a lost girl in the forest. She doesn’t remember who she is and is desperately confused. Together, Kirito and Asuna decide to sort of raise her like their own child. In my opinion, I found this sort of creepy; there relationship. Something about it felt odd and weird. Maybe that’s just me, so I’m not really using that to judge this anime.

    Also, the rule being that if you die in the game you die in real life, Kirito of course witnesses many of his friends perish in front of him. He handles this sort of coldly, but still gets hurt and feels lugubrious. I thought the sorrow of his lost friends was the one of the few things that this anime actually did semi-decently. Of course, the anime has to protect Kirito-Jesus-kun and Asuna at all costs with their plot armor, but otherwise death is portrayed well. Oh, and how the first half ended horribly, I will get to that later.

    Okay, I’m just going to summarize what happened in the first half since I don’t have all day. Basically, Kirito and Asuna grow closer together, along with making new friends, which a few of them back stab Kirito and Asuna, but oh well, they tried their best to be friendly. They also help people with their troubles, level up, and progress more and more. All this eventually leads to them defeating these amazingly tough bosses. Yui, there adopted creepy child, pulls a stunt that makes no sense to defeat one of these bosses, but otherwise I enjoyed some of the battles.

    Now, together Asuna and Kirito/Jesus-kun face the final boss. There is a big epic showdown between the people who made it and the final boss. The final boss is also the creator of the game they’re in. Many people die facing the final boss. Even Asuna died in battle. Kirito gets pissed and turns into full on Jesus-kun and ends the boss, but at the same time dies. What could possibly happen next. Since he died in the game, he’s dead for real now? (O_O) *Loud sarcastic gasp*

    After his and Asuna’s death, they both arrive in some metaphorical/semi-philosophical place in the clouds while they watch the game destruct itself. Also in this heaven like place, they meet the guy who developed the game. Both Asuna and Kirito are dying to know what his reason could be for trapping thousands of people and watching them die was. His answer was simple. He sort of forgot and doesn’t really know why he did so in the first place. Wait … WHAT?! What kind of villain forgets their purpose for trapping everybody in a game and watching them die? Just because he felt like it that day? That seriously pissed me off. Then, along came another thing that made me angrier.

    So, now I’m expecting that Kirito and Asuna are going to be dead or something mysterious happens to them. Instead, Kirito wakes up in a hospital. I thought the whole point of the anime was that if you died in the game, you would end up dying in real life. Looks like Kirito somehow found a loophole to that rule. Correct me if I’m wrong, but it was never explained why Kirito was so special and got to come back to life even after dying. That really annoyed the hell out of me. This broke the whole idea of the story, as it wouldn’t even matter if had died earlier; he would have simply come back to life anyhow. Like I said before, he’s Jesus-kun.

    Kirito wants to find out what in the world happened to Asuna. He quickly discovers that she is in a coma and trapped in another game, by another generic villain. Apparently, after all these people got trapped in a video game, people decided that it was a genius idea to build another game. Why? Just why? This makes no sense whatsoever. If something like this happened in real life, there would be a big uproar in the media, security, and gaming industry. There certainly wouldn’t be another virtual reality game produced anytime soon. Also, people just willingly go and play the stupid game, knowing what happened last time. What kind of stupid and twisted world is this anime set in? Not any realistic world, that’s for sure.  Anyhow, Kirito decides to go into this new virtual reality game to save his girlfriend. More adventures and bull crap ensues.

    Kirito, during his adventure to save his maiden in distress, even has to be reminded at times that he still needs to save his girl. He’s too busy falling in love with other girls to even remember his first one. Another thing that was stupid was how anybody that was female and around Kirito automatically fell in love with him. Even his sister for crying out loud! Kirito needs to pick a bloody girl already. You can’t have every female in the world. Real or otherwise.

    Asuna was an amazing character that kicked ass in the first half, but just became a simply woman crying for help in the second half. It seemed that she was only there as a plot device and to be sexy. Well, Kirito finally comes to her rescue and defeats the new generic villain with hacking. It didn’t even make sense how he won against this strong and powerful boss. It was the biggest deus-ex machina I have seen in a while. A horrible ending for a horrible story.

    Characters of Sword Art Online

    (2/10)

    This is by far the worst part of the show. All the characters were bland, generic, and the most standard characters you could get. A huge let down for me. Most  characters can be summed up in one or two words. I was hoping, desperately praying that the characters would show some improvement by the end of the series. Instead, they only got worse. The characters could also pull ridiculous stunts, which pretty much made them invulnerable to any kind of harm. Most of the side characters were only their to fall in love with Kirito and cuddle with him. The only thing that prevented me from giving these characters a one was a few of the side characters were actually okay. Besides that, it was sucky all around, including the villains. The villains had no substance to them and were only there to ruin everybody’s day. What a huge let down.

    Kirito or Kirigaya, Kazuto (Jesus-kun)

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    The main and worst character of Sword Art Online. He seems to be practically immortal, with nothing ever able to damage his precious skin. That’s why I nicknamed him, “Jesus-kun.” Apparently, he also has the magical ability to have everybody around fall in love with him, along with having duel wielding. He can also hack the game without any prior knowledge. To sum it all up, he’s the king of Gary Stues. Generic and perfect in every sense. There isn’t really any flaws that I noticed he had. I also didn’t notice any character development during the anime. With Sword Art Online, you don’t need good characters or a plot that makes sense! Fans will simply fall in love with the hot guy or girl, while watching some flashy action scenes. I really hated perfect Kirito. Anyhow, there isn’t much else to say about him; being a Gary Stue and all.

    Yuuki, Asuna

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    Man, this character actually looked alright in the beginning. Although she was a generic tsundere in the first half, she still was strong and independent, but in the second half she was simply there to be a plot device and be the maiden in distress. After Kirito and Asuna started their relationship, her character just plummets. She just becomes a generic tsundere. That’s all she was for the rest of the anime. It was disgusting and stupid how she became weak, helpless, and dependent on Kirito. The only thing she now knows how to be is an annoying tsundere and a sexy character for the male viewers. How disappointing. Such wasted promise. I wish Kirito and Asuna never meet, and never formed their retarded relationship.

    Kirigaya, Suguha

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    Suguha is Kirito’s sister and she obviously wants to date Kirito, since she was around him so much. Kirito’s chick magnet power only seems to increase overtime. She doesn’t go into Sword Art Online, but goes in the second virtual reality game. Of course there, she is disgused to hang out with Kirito the whole time. The whole purpose of her character was to create some kind of a mangled love triangle. She didn’t really show much of a personality other then to be in love with Kirito and to be kid to him. At their home, she practices fencing and helps Kirito learn. That’s all I can really say about generic and boring character #3 of Sword Art Online.

    Yui

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    Yui is an overpowered and slightly creepy character. She is supposed to be some NPC of the game, but she still has feelings somehow. Doesn’t ask me how; maybe it’s some sort of philosophical statement. I have no clue. Since she’s an NPC, she can magically hack and defeat bosses with a flick of her finger. Great. Just bloody great. She’s an overly sweet character; sweet to the point of giving me a weird vibe from her. She’s actually the character that had the most personality out of all four, but she is annoying as hell. She is also way too simplistic for my liking. An average and off character. She seemed too willing to go along with people she barely even now, but whatever. At least I could stand her most of the time.

    Sound of Sword Art Online

    (6/10)

    The sound was fine. There was nothing that spectacular nor bad. The opening song was nice to listen to, although slightly annoying. Songs that played in the background were good, but nothing that special because I don’t really remember any of them. The ending song was the best song in the series. I enjoyed listening to it after a crappy episode. It eased my agony a little. Other than that, the music was pleasant, but nothing noteworthy.

    Well, now onto the voice actors. The Japanese voice actors for the show was one of the things that wasn’t horrible. They all did their jobs well, even the English dubbed voices were okay. With this anime, being crappy as it is, if you end up not liking it, just switch to the dubs. It will be easier to watch that way.

    The background noise was decent for this show. From the clang of the swords clashing together, to the ambient wind sounds; they did a fairly okay job in that department. It didn’t fully immerse you into the world, but it was fine.

    Art of Sword Art Online

    (9/10)

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    This is my favorite thing about this anime, The art is actually pretty spectacular. Beautiful colors, shading, and all around great to look at. If I the rest of the anime was as great as the art, I would definitely use some of the scenes as a screensaver. From the first episode, to the last, the art was beautiful. I didn’t notice any dips in the animation quality at all. The battles were to die for. The studio animated the battles amazingly well. Fluid at all times and all around awesome. I did my best to zone out to the action scenes, as I wasn’t enjoying the rest of it. The art and battles was the only thing that prevented me from smashing my head against a brick wall repeatedly.

    Now, apply this to an anime with a good story line and characters, and we have gold.

    Enjoyment of Sword Art Online

    (2/10)

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    As you can probably tell from my rant/review, I barely managed to choke down the urge to shoot myself during this anime. Okay, I might be exaggerating a little bit, but I really did hate this anime. Like I said before, the pretty animation and the occasional enjoyable song were the only good things about this anime. I especially hated the stupid character; especially Kirito. Just the mere mention of Kirito makes my blood boil a little. So, my enjoyment level was close to zero. After marathoning a few episodes of Sword Art Online, my brain began to ache from all the random overpowerness and stupidity. It was hard to finish this show, but I did it. You need to see the bad to fully love the good. Besides, I’m an anime reviewer and I can’t have all positive reviews, now can I?

    Final Notes and Overall Enjoyment of Sword Art Online

    (3/10)

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    Please stay far away from Sword Art Online. It is one of my most hated anime of all time. Unless you like to watch bad anime and torture yourself, then go ahead. Or maybe if you have the same philosophy as I do, and want to watch a bad anime, then go ahead. Otherwise, only approach this thing with a ten foot pole. I’m sorry that I went into full-on rant mood, but this anime gets steam coming out of my ears. I just can’t stand it. Everything is bad; from the storyline to the characters. If you have different tastes than me, that’s fine too. Everybody has different opinions. What I call a disaster, another person may call a masterpeice.

    After watching all 24 episodes of Sword Art Online, I came to the conclusion that it’s total crap. It barely deserves the 3 out of 10 I’m giving it. The characters and storyline was so dumb, I almost gave it a 2. The sound and animation bumped up the score a notch. I also actually thought that the first couple episodes were fine, as the flaws weren’t obvious then. I honestly don’t know how this show got so popular, but whatever. Different people, different opinions. Just please don’t watch this show. Save yourself the pain.

    Have a good day everybody~ Again, sorry for my large rant. I couldn’t restrain myself.

    ~TheDragonStar


  • Character of the Week: Kirito

    Kirito

    by Milly

    Anime/manga: sword art online

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    Other names: Kirigaya, kiri
    Age: 16
    Birthdate: October 7th 2008
    Height: 172cm
    Weight: 59kg
    Blood type: A
    Weapons: Elicidator, Excalibur

    Biography:

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    Kirito is one of the main characters of Sword Art Online. Kirito isn’t that good with words so he has quite a quiet personality. However when it comes to fights his personality becomes overconfident and loud. He ends up saving the players from the SAO game and falls in love with Asuna along the way.


  • Sword Art Online II: Gun Gale Online

    Sword Art Online II: Gun Gale Online

     

    Sword Art Online Season 2
    Sinon and Kirito

    Sword Art Online was such a big hit, but not satisfying enough. Now the next installment of the light novel series is considered for adaption. With it already being confirmed, most people may want to know what is in store. One can only assume the story will follow the light novel of the GGO arc. Most people will argue this as the third season, but in reality it is the third arc.

     

    Gun Gale Online Light Novel Plot

    Sword Art Online Season 2
    Kirito

    The light novel of Sword Art Online: GGO arc follows Kirito into a new VRMMORPG. Within this game guns are the primary weapons while lightsabers and knifes are subsidiary weapons. People have recently died from the game when their avatars are killed. Sinon, a new character, has asked Kirito for help in solving the case. He leaps into the game in search for the murderers. Come to find out, three people have created an avatar called Death Gun. He carries a special weapon that kills both user and avatar at the same time. Two of those three people happen to have been part of the Laughing Coffin game from Sword Art Online. The adventure of Kirito continues again in Gun Gale Online.

     

    Gun Gale Online New Character

    Sword Art Online Season 2
    Sinon the Sniper

    Sinon is the new female character for this arc. Her real name is Shino Asada. She is a female sniper in GGO, who started the game to get over a childhood trauma that happened with guns. She owns a rare gun called the PGM Ultima Ratio Hecate II. At first Kirito is considered to be an opponent due to the games large competitiveness of the game. She also develops feelings for him like his other female game partners. She also joins ALfheim Online as a Cait Sith archer. Asuna gives her the nickname Sinonon.

     

    Gun Gale Online New Feature

    Sword Art Online Season 2
    Sinon

    There is a new feature involved with Gun Gale Online, you can make real money. Within the game a player is competing against others and can earn money and use it in the real world. This gives a lot of people reason to play this game. Many people even use it as their profession and earn a lot of cash.

     

    I am excited to see this new arc come out. I have heard rumors that it will be airing around the same time that the newest game, Hollow Fragments, is released in April of 2014. Hopefully it will follow closely to the light novels much like the first two arcs. I also would like it if the new arc covered the whole season, there are a lot of nice twists in the light as well that may take place.

     

    Sword Art Online II Trailer