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Animefreak114's Sword Art Online Tv Review

Rated: 7

Sword Art Online is a classic example of a show that's easy to watch, easy to enjoy, and, especially for those who are fairly new to anime or don't take a show beyond face value, easy to mistake for the amazing series it tries to be. Yes, therein lies the primary problem with Sword Art Online. It tries to be the ultimate anime experience, with a little action adventure here, a little romance there, with filler and thriller in between. And instead of becoming one of the benchmarks for modern anime like Madoka Magica Kara no Kyoukai or Fate/Zero it becomes more or less a collection of many different cliches, tropes and archetypes, with the only amazing qualities being the art the action and it's gripping introduction.

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CrescentArcher
7.00

This anime was perfect in the first half of the first season. It had you on the edge of the chair, biting your nails, ripping your hair out in anticipation, not knowing what could happen to those great characters you follow through the VRMMO of SAO. Once they got out of the game and ran into trouble with Alfheim Online, the story took a turn for the worst. There was nothing to keep you watching, except for the season finale. I can only hope they bring back everything I loved of the first part of the story. So far, they are doing a good job.

kitty21 kitty21
10.00

The story is based on survival in a virtual game. if you die in the game, you die in real life. The story is very emotional and you become attached to characters very quickly.

There is currently a second part of the series in progress and its equally as good. Highly recommend it

darkmage530 darkmage530
5.00

First season was meh. It started off amazing and although I thoroughly enjoyed many parts of the series, I can't reward it with a good score because of how bad some aspects were. The second arc was pretty bad and too many things seemed setup.

Just started season 2. First episode was alright. We'll see how the show works out. Premise seems interesting and I've heard that the GGO arc is one of the better ones in this series.

YHE YHE
7.50

My friend suggested this anime to me because he said that its awesome, so I watch it. For me this anime is just fine for me very good art and design, also has a good characters and backgrounds.. The idea of the whole series is very interesting.. Most of my classmates likes this series very much, but I don't like it very much. This anime is just above average and it is very worth watching..

Cirru Cirru
7.50

This feels like a variation of the .hack// universe. It's entertaining, but doesn't feel entirely original. To be able to game via a neural interface-like helmet is quite a scary thought. There are more health implications than possible benefits from the gaming experience.

Kalrathia Kalrathia
8.75

I have some issues with this anime... I hate Asuna, so I couldn't be "neutral" when I tried to rate the series. I think she's kind of hypocrite because she wants to assure that she's strong and then when she has problems with another guys, she needs Kirito's help... Forgetting that, it's interesting.
Anyways, I would like to read the novels.

pikachu36 pikachu36
10.00

Now this show I was pleased with! From the moment I first saw it till the end I was sold on not only the plot, but the great animations and illustrations as well. There are not too many animes that I like were I am happy with all aspects of the show, but with this show I loved every moment I watched of it and the times I didn't know what was going on it played out just like I was hoping it would. Very beautiful put together show really it's now in my all time top 5. Have to get the box set of this when I can :)

Floor98
9.00

Speechless, I loved. Because it combines video games and action, with the love between Kirito and Asuna. The end of the first season made me cry, but then at the end of the season I was happy because It finished well. Warrior and brave Kirito, which gave all of himselfe for Asuna. I loved that, very tender. The truth is that its a great Anime.

snowfairyy snowfairyy
9.00

It gets kinda weird in the second half. I think it would have been better if they showed more of the game Sword Art Online and spent more time developing the relationship between Kirito and Asuna, instead of Suguha's bro-con. But it was really good, I liked the idea. And I LOVE KIRITO <3

renlilica renlilica
9.50

It is one rocking anime from the first episode itself it arouses our interest and every episode is interesting and fun. Kirito the main protagonist is cool in his own way and I like her younger sis she's cute, Asuna is quite the character strong and dignified. It was a cool anime.

touketsusharingan touketsusharingan
9.75

awesome setting awesome telling awesome main character awesome story is there anymore to say?

the only thing bugging me is that the story gaps between the eps feel somehow really huge especially the first ones

SevaVioletShadow SevaVioletShadow
8.50

nice anime beautiful storyline and events, very beautiful graphics the only main character is beautiful, but other silly characters (the girls that Kirito have met) is just waste of time, and a big trouble too !! any way the battels is so cool !! and the main anime idea is new and very exciting anime although i thought it's gonna be a boring anime!

banraider banraider
8.75

the storyline of this anime is new an very excited,i liked this anime and i enjoy watching it, another reason i like this anime cuz it's idea about games and i like everything about games, Asuna and Kirito are amazing characters, the graphics and colors of the anime is more than great,the battles are awsome,the only thing i hate is the other female characters, i hate them very much (except Yue), however, i really enjoy this anime.

KiyanaIkebana KiyanaIkebana
9.25

At the fisrt time it was fabulous! I falled in lovee....I was happy that the story has a speed running, I thouht that It will a never end anime like Bleach or other. Maybe some part jump too fast at the first time, but I never mind. I was very suprised about the sympatetic charas. At the first time Kirito looks cute, too cute, but I never thought that he will be so cool and strong!! x3 The same with Asuna, I thought that she will be annoying, but no, she is clever and strong too! And the love story between them is just beautiful!
I began to love SAO, but in the middle began a another Story,*SPOILER* the story abour Kirito's sister/cousin Sugu and the ALO. The game was still good, but the story began to be slower. I began to hate the feeling of Sugu to Kirito, how she can love him? I thought that the anime totally changed the Genre. And at the ep 24 the scene with (poor) Asuna and the harassment...I going to be sick -.- really!
But at the end the anime offers a lot! Action, Thriller, Romance, Fun...I was very suprised how good it's! =) Watch it to ep 14, after that jump at the last episode! they are the highlights! =)

Dancerinthedark Dancerinthedark
7.75

so much to write about this anime but I will make it quick
this anime supposed to be the most popular anime of 2012 but for me it wasn't, there was so many weak points and boring episodes in this anime
a deadly game so that you can fight to survive the theme sounds strong and interesting but slowly slowly an episode after another they started to ignore the main theme and focus on extra episodes and that what made me upset
a survival game should be more deadly like btooom or hunger games but this anime wasn't one of them, survival theme must be a very tragedy, full of action and gloomy episodes not full of romance and pointless acting in order to make you laugh or should I say "comedy" genre
the art is good not very good but you can handle this but the characters are not that unique and suitable for the plot, they are bunch of kids who are trying to finish a game, a game that even adults couldn't clear!
I watched this anime because I'm an RPG games fan so it is the first time for me to see an anime about RPG theme, for someone who likes RPG games like me then it is a very big disappointment to watch this anime, don't expect so much from this anime or you will end up like me but maybe your tastes are different from mine, all I wrote above is my opinion so don't really rely on others' opinions