Sword Art Online II: Debriefing

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Synonyms: Sword Art Online II Episode 14.5, Sword Art Online II Recap, SAO 2 Recap
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン II
English: Sword Art Online II: Debriefing
German: Sword Art Online Staffel 2
Spanish: Sword Art Online Temporada 2
French: Sword Art Online Saison 2
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 11, 2014
Producers: Aniplex, Genco
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.611 (scored by 5861958,619 users)
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Ranked: #57902
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Popularity: #1600
Members: 112,340
Favorites: 288

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Recap episode of the Phantom Bullet arc, also known as Episode 14.5.


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"IGNITE" by Eir Aoi

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"Startear" by Luna Haruna

Oct 11, 2014
reherd (All reviews)
Since the episodes we are being reminded of have just aired, this recap is totally pointless. If, by some chance you are coming to this series for the first time, please, just watch episodes 1-14. You will not be able to make sense of them from this episode. If, like 99% of viewers, you have been watching from the beginning, you will gain absolutely no extra information, alternate view of the story, or even just new artwork. Even though this recap is told nominally from Sinon's point of view, it is provides no new material concerning the plot or the characters. read more
Oct 12, 2014
Kagami (All reviews)
SAO since its debut has been famous for attracting fans, but a massive crowd of haters to bash and derail any quality it may or may not have. I would consider myself almost completely neutral, but today I was witness to the worst done recap episode of any medium I've seen:

Sword Art Online II: Debriefing. In a span of 24 minutes, this episode really didn't do this season any justice and any newcomers to this season would be completely confused on what is going on.

You know:

- Why does Kirito's avatar look like a female?
- Why is Kirito here in the first place?
- How are there read more
Oct 23, 2014
Kamizhou (All reviews)
While I don't have any grudge against the series as whole, I have to agree with everyone one this recap episode.

It offers no additional information, or facts and doesn't sum up the first 14 episodes well at all. If you're new to the series, I HIGHLY recommend you watch all episodes 1-14 than view this recap episode; if you have been following from the beginning, then skip it. It is not a good reflection of the series at all!

The only honorable mention this recap episode gets is that in my opinion, the remade opening actually was visually quite good.
Oct 14, 2014
RomComJV (All reviews)
This will not be a long review/ opinion

This is my first review. Just getting that out of the way, I'll say what I want to say about this summary. A lot of people have called this bad cause it doesn't explain much about the first 14 episodes of the anime. People would only really need to say that if they haven't watched it already. But I see this a bit different then other people I don't think this summary anime was targeted towards people that haven't seen this already because there no way they could sum up the first 14 episodes in 22 min. read more

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