Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Reflection

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Synonyms: Sword Art Online: Alicization Recap, Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Episode 0
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション War of Underworld 前半戦総集編特番「リフレクション」


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2019
Producers: Aniplex, Egg Firm
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.861 (scored by 2201122,011 users)
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Ranked: #46962
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Popularity: #2968
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Recap of Sword Art Online: Alicization, aired one week before Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld.


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Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
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Kayano, Ai
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Shimazaki, Nobunaga
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Kawahara, Reki
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"Blazing the future" by Kirito (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka), Eugeo (Shimazaki Nobunaga), and Alice (Ai Kayano)


Apr 2, 2021
SAO has been blasphemed for years by netizens. Yet my friends a pure watcher regardless of what's the SNS said, he still enjoy and recommend it to me. Their fans suggest to at least try the Alicization arc because it's a fresh start with a better writing & not much related with prev arc. I guess, I should give it a try.
(this is general review of SAO Alicization & War of Underworld, because they all a one package story)

So the story is about MC brain damaged by accident (how come a 1 meter umbrella lose by a 1 cm injector? & he called himself the ...
Jul 2, 2020
Alicization was good. No, Alicization was a blast.
For a season that has given us a full-blown, well put together recap around episode 18, it seems that chronologically at least; 5 to 6 episodes later it will present yet another recap. A bit overkill, but watching it on the release date makes more sense.

In terms of a recap, 18.5 was definitely more well-motivated and properly placed on a narrative note, while this one is more of a hype-up moment for War of Underworld.

The recap is split into two parts, the first one focuses on Asuna and her outside perspective on the whole dilemma, while the second ...
Oct 6, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Retelling 24 episodes in a timeframe shorter than episode 1. If that sounds like an impossible feat, you're absolutely right. There's nothing new, enhanced, or special about this recap and it doesn't substitute for watching this first 2 cours. I can't help but wonder why reviewers are putting up scores of 8, 9, or even 10s on a recap episode.

[5] Story - they cut 2 cours into a 24 minute episode, it's not going to substitute for watching the anime, it's not that entertaining imo as to rewatching the entire first 2 cours, and it doesn't add anything new.

[6] Art - no major improvements here, ...

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Poll: Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Reflection Episode 1 Discussion
tsubasalover - Oct 5, 2019
28 repliesby Alex_TheForest »»
Nov 19, 2022 7:19 AM
It split cour
marconii2002 - Oct 6, 2019
1 repliesby Agamenon »»
Oct 7, 2019 5:32 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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