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Jul 28, 2012 1:17 PM

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shinigami013x said:
Another solid episode but still waiting for the plot to get moving!


Technically the plot is moving, it's just giving a lot of information about the world of SAO. There will be a lot of references to all of these points by the main plot of Ep.8-ish I think. xD
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:19 PM

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I don't want to derail the thread to talking about the next episode, specifically the Murder Case so I'll keep it short. Despite Aria being adapted into one episode, it was very coherent and was very well done. This was because Aria at its core was actually a very short story with a lot of stuff padding it, though the padding was very good stuff such as more information about the game and such. However, with Murder Case, I feel that it has so much information about the core story itself that it will require two episodes. However, this can be easily remedied by having an original take on the case but the core content necessary to tell a coherent story requires two episodes.
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:20 PM

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This ep was better than the last one...

I actually don't have that much expectation for this show anymore but I still like it very much.

But one thing.... WHERE'S ASUNA?!
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:20 PM

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very good episode

5/5
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:20 PM

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This episode is pretty good despite this being my least favorite side stories. The anime show more of Silica's fights than I expected (one scene). And the one-way battle against the Titian's Hand made me all tingly inside. (and snickered a little of Kirito's rolling spurs on his shoe)
CAN"T wait for the Murder Case and Liz's story before the main storyline! But when did you read that the Murder Case was two episode?
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Jul 28, 2012 1:23 PM

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It's really nice having a main character that isn't useless for once. Kirito is actually strong, and rather cool.

I could have done without a loli being introduced who is more concerned about her panties being seen than being useful.

Kirito owning Rosalia and her goons was great though.
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:23 PM

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Girls like Silica really piss me off. If you don't want a guy to see your panties then don't wear a fucking miniskirt!
Oh, the anime logic.
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:23 PM

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wow, pretty good episode actually.
I'm relieved that she didn't die along the way
was kinda expecting another drama x)
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:24 PM

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draker said:
Girls like Silica really piss me off. If you don't want a guy to see your panties then don't wear a fucking miniskirt!
Oh, the anime logic.


Kirito is the one who gave her that outfit though...
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:25 PM

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draker said:
Girls like Silica really piss me off. If you don't want a guy to see your panties then don't wear a fucking miniskirt!
Oh, the anime logic.


Then people have no reason to buy the Blu Rays! lol...
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:30 PM

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kayos90 said:
draker said:
Girls like Silica really piss me off. If you don't want a guy to see your panties then don't wear a fucking miniskirt!
Oh, the anime logic.


Kirito is the one who gave her that outfit though...
Well at least it shows his tastes. Does he have knack for magical girls by chance?
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Kirito is looking at Silica's ass lol
HAHAHAAHA! I did not notice. Oh dear I hope this does not turn into another "Kirito has lolicon fetishes" thing. I can already see it.

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Jul 28, 2012 1:31 PM

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draker said:
Girls like Silica really piss me off. If you don't want a guy to see your panties then don't wear a fucking miniskirt!
Oh, the anime logic.

so it is her fault that her armor is designed this way?
usually in mmos the fashion tends to be more revealing the better the item is ;P
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:32 PM

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4/5 I liked the episode but...

too much fan service imo. I'm glad that Silica recognizes Kirito as more of a big brother. I don't want this harem to be blown out of proportion.

I can't wait for next week's episode. Will be epic.
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:38 PM

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Raphow said:

so it is her fault that her armor is designed this way?
usually in mmos the fashion tends to be more revealing the better the item is ;P

I just hate it when they focus on silly fanservice jokes like this, repeatedly. It's annoying.
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:39 PM

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Kirito is cute. His seiyuu is doing a pretty good job too!
I liked this episode, even though this is considered as a side story by the LN readers but I want to see the main female character! :)
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:40 PM

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The best episode so far in adaptation wise,they adapt it quite well.

Kirito show how badass mc he is,the way he own the bandits was really awesome!! Also no matter how he try he always be a good person no matter what.

Silica was also nice,plenty of fanservice of her!! underwear,tentacles,and her blush face was really cute!! Glad that he got Pina back.

So next episode seems will be the murder case....and in 2 episodes(i think that was a good idea is way to big for 1 episode.) thankfully they can fix some things they forgot to do in Aria adaptation this episodes.

BTW Kirito looked so badass here!!!


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Jul 28, 2012 1:43 PM

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oh and one minor thing that bugs me. if this is an mmo there is way too many girls, and cute ones at that. there should be fatties and more guys pretending to be girls to make it like real mmo.
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:44 PM

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mystik said:
oh and one minor thing that bugs me. if this is an mmo there is way too many girls, and cute ones at that. there should be fatties and more guys pretending to be girls to make it like real mmo.


Ep 1 did have alot of guys that pretended to be girl characters. Haven't you seen episode 1?
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:50 PM

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mystik said:
oh and one minor thing that bugs me. if this is an mmo there is way too many girls, and cute ones at that. there should be fatties and more guys pretending to be girls to make it like real mmo.

In anime world, ugly girls don't exist.
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:52 PM

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man, i loved this episode, they adapted it quite well, AND IT DIDN'T FEEL RUSHED!! :D

i have to say, it was quite funny to see kirito dressing silica into those clothes, i dont know if he did it on purpose but he certainly has good tastes

also it was nice to see kirito being a badass while also being more protective of his party members and caring about others, i wish they had shown kirito tossing the leader into the gate but hey it was still good

5/5
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:52 PM

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It's a good thing she didn't die. :)
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:54 PM

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xlRevanlx said:
mystik said:
oh and one minor thing that bugs me. if this is an mmo there is way too many girls, and cute ones at that. there should be fatties and more guys pretending to be girls to make it like real mmo.


Ep 1 did have alot of guys that pretended to be girl characters. Haven't you seen episode 1?

well, and it is japan where every girl is supposedly a loli and moe~ :P
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:57 PM

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Arumaru said:
It's a good thing she didn't die. :)

that would have been plain stupid...
 
Jul 28, 2012 1:58 PM

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These side stories are so aggravating
they need to be better
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Jul 28, 2012 1:59 PM

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Netto_Azure said:

Edit: Remake is called 'SAO: Progressive" retconning all the sidestories. But that's after Alicization...so 2 years or so from now heh.
Actually, Progressive comes out this Fall. Its releases will just be slower as Kawahara wants to prioritize Alicization. It will start from floor one, will work its way up the floors up to the clearing and hopefully remove the inconsistencies.
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:03 PM

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Holy shit.

That boast was badass. Also that instant movement (flash step?) that he uses to rush to her to position his blade by her throat was also awesome.
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Jul 28, 2012 2:04 PM

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I wonder how many people are living in this forum
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:12 PM

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LEVEL 78 !? xD
just one word: he is awesome
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:18 PM

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I gotta say, this is probably the most enjoyable episode for me so far. Silica was absolutely adorable and the overall mood of this episode felt very nice. Hoping to get more like this in the future. ^^
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:22 PM
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Oh my goodness, I can't believe what I just watched. It's not quite as bad as the third episode was but between the tentacle rape, Kirito switching personalities constantly, him being a complete and utter gary stu (hurr I'm now invincible), the awful confrontation scene which honestly felt like a parody with how cliche and trite it was, the pretend 'deep' talk about MMOs being useless with levels, all the Kirito angst, the revival items completely reversing the whole theme of death in the show, and so on.

I wish this was all just an elaborate troll because I can't wrap my head around why this series is so highly rated.
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:26 PM

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WHAAAAAAAT?? An episode that's not rushed? I'm surprised.

Regardless, this ep was AWESOME. Kirito showing his full badassery right there, and dat Silica + tentacles fanservice....
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Jul 28, 2012 2:29 PM

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It was good overall, but lately the episodes have been a bit dull and slow, it doesn't make me as excited as its first couple of episodes did. So, right now SAO is letting me down, but if they made it more exciting, then less of the story is actually gonna be showed in the episode.(for the side-stories)
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:29 PM

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FINALLY.We get to see an episode that's not rushed, im kinda getting back my hope for this series.
Kirito is really a badass, and Silica is so cute *w* Rosalia's a bitch.

Nice nice, let's hope next episodes wont be rushed too, and we will get a solid series with amazing animation.
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:33 PM

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I choked when the first tentacles appeared.
must. resist. hentai joke.
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:34 PM

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wow.. coolest EP so far..

 
Jul 28, 2012 2:34 PM

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KIRITO WHY U SO BADASS!!!

How he beat them up without touching them was epic.

can't wait to nxt ep...finally some KiritoxAsuna moments
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Jul 28, 2012 2:37 PM

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Another great episode. This sure is the best watch of the season. Kirito is badass, owning all lol. Can't wait to see more of this.

 
Jul 28, 2012 2:42 PM

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Veronin said:
Oh my goodness, I can't believe what I just watched. It's not quite as bad as the third episode was but between the tentacle rape, Kirito switching personalities constantly, him being a complete and utter gary stu (hurr I'm now invincible), the awful confrontation scene which honestly felt like a parody with how cliche and trite it was, the pretend 'deep' talk about MMOs being useless with levels, all the Kirito angst, the revival items completely reversing the whole theme of death in the show, and so on.

I wish this was all just an elaborate troll because I can't wrap my head around why this series is so highly rated.


er despite some details they had to cut it to fit into the anime length, its hard to find any badass + cool protagonist like kirito nowadays, so bear with it ;))

good episode, but i wish they made Red-nosed Reindeer into 2episode cause that side story is quite touching T_T ....
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:43 PM

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You have acquired 1 Loli.

Badass Kirito is badass and that will gain him girls' hearts.
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:46 PM

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.....really. This episode pushed the tentacle angle more than I would have liked. I was hoping the otaku pandering would be less even if it's based on a LN, but nope suggestive plants. Okie. Well as long as it doesn't get any worse than this. (It's not really bad, but I'm just sad SAO took a step away from being a title one can recommend to the general population.)

Anyway the episode was good, Silica is likeable, and Kirito is badass. I hope Asuna appears again soon.
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:49 PM

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Veronin said:
Oh my goodness, I can't believe what I just watched. It's not quite as bad as the third episode was but between the tentacle rape, Kirito switching personalities constantly, him being a complete and utter gary stu (hurr I'm now invincible), the awful confrontation scene which honestly felt like a parody with how cliche and trite it was, the pretend 'deep' talk about MMOs being useless with levels, all the Kirito angst, the revival items completely reversing the whole theme of death in the show, and so on.

I wish this was all just an elaborate troll because I can't wrap my head around why this series is so highly rated.


whats wrong with a bit of comedy to lighten up the mood (though in the LN there was only one encounter with the tentacle plant) also there wont be any more of those fanservice moments for a while now so i suppose they wanted to go all out with silica <_<

also kirito hasn't been constantly switching personalities, he has always been the kind, badass solo player while becoming slightly crazy after the death of his guild he reverted back to himself after sachi's last message, though he is much more caring now, he doesn't want anymore people die in front of him, and even went on the mission to hunt down the orange players who killed that guys guild members because he understands his loss

he isn't a gary stu, he fought hard on the front lines and did it all on solo to get to that kind of level, although it doesn't show it as clearly as the LN, they did mention his dangerous training methods when he was preparing to fight "nicholas the renegade" on Christmas, also although it doesn't mention it, to level up your battle healing you would need to receive large amounts damage, its impossible to level it up that high without putting heavy risks to your life.

the revival items that can revive a player are next to nil, there was only one mentioned that came in the Christmas event but that happens only once a year, also that revival item can only revive beasts and is limited to 3 days, if silica didn't revive pina in 3 days "pina's heart" would turn into "pina's remains", also the idea of death just increased because now your not only worrying about monsters, your also worrying about players and who to trust

everything else is just personal taste i suppose but i for one loved that scene where he took on "titans hand" without having to attack anyone
 
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Needs MAWR PLOT.


It will when the main story actually starts.
 
Jul 28, 2012 2:53 PM

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This anime is amazing!
 
Jul 28, 2012 3:05 PM

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Kirito total bad ass. He's honestly one of the main reason I'm so interested in watching this anime while ts airing. Normally I would wait till its near finished and then start watching.
 
Jul 28, 2012 3:05 PM

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My goddess, this episode was amazing.
Kirito just standing still while his hp recovered faster than he got damaged.
Just... Badass.
Kirito made it into my list of male characters I actually like. That's quite a feat, he's the 5th who managed to pull this off.
Floor of Flowers, more like Floor of Tentacles :P

Also, last but not least - I. Loved. Silica.
Can't wait for the next one :3

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Jul 28, 2012 3:10 PM

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AHHH i need Asuna cant wait for kirito and asuno to reunite until then lets hope the show stays solid.
 
Jul 28, 2012 3:11 PM

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Hmm, the anime is getting pretty good in my opinion. I can now say it'll probably be the best of the summer season.
 
Jul 28, 2012 3:13 PM

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I didn't think it was rushed, this was probably my favorite episode so far. Silicia is way more likable than I thought she would be, and Kirito was really cute (and badass)this episode, he does indeed make a great brother. <3
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Jul 28, 2012 3:26 PM

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It was a very good episode :) Kirito is so cool~ i m looking forward to next episode.
 
Jul 28, 2012 3:27 PM

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First episode was great, second two felt rushed and kind of boring. This episode though was as good as the first. This anime really makes me want to start playing an MMO. I enjoy the episodes that actually use the game mechanics as plot devices.
 
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