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Nov 29, 2014 3:10 PM

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This episode was awesome! The fights were amazing. Better get your tissues ready for the next episode though.
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:15 PM
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Next episode titled Journeys end so this arc is almost over then. Dont tell me more filler episodes to finish the rest up owell. This episode was very good. Finally owned the boss monster and got there names written written on the monument. I get the erriee feeling of death coming with everyone saying the feels and tissues. -_-
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:16 PM

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Well, the drama and feels are gonna come next week, I can feel it u.u
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:17 PM

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calling it now (too lazy to call it at the first mention of the guild name), also haven't read the LN

all the players in that guild have ebolaids and are in an induced coma ("sleeping" knights) and are going to have the plug pulled come spring (or end of spring, i don't care enough to remember the exact time period). how close am i?
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:20 PM
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A little surprised that Asuna isn't in a guild already. I know they wouldn't have reformed her original SAO guild, but I would have thought that Kirito and friends would have formed a guild of their own. On the other hand, I suppose Kirito is the loner type and the friends list and party chat is probably sufficient, so maybe it makes sense.


They don't form a guild because they are not "playing" the game. They are "living" the game.

Or in other words, most players see gaming as an alternative to reality, Asuna and the rest see it as a supplement to reality.

In reality they are already friends, fellow students, relatives, and for all the SAO crew, eternal comrades whose bonds were forged in a real life or death struggle. For the SAO veterans, they are "brothers in arms", war comrades who have a blood bond that can never be disrupted. They have no real reason to join a guild because they are already bonded together by much stronger ties. For them campaigning is more a way to live than a game to be played.

The whole SAO concept from the beginning was that VR is more than a game to be played.

This idea should have been developed more last season (A-1 completely botched this point in ALO which is one of the reasons that arc sucked so badly), it was covered better in GGO (Shion using VR to help her overcome her trauma).
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:20 PM
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I'm curious about how they'll handle everything left with only three episodes, but A-1 hasn't done too badly so far (apart from the unnecessary ass shots of Sinon) so I'm not too worried.


I'd say I'd say it will take around two, maybe two and half episodes to handle it all.


2 sounds about right

 
Nov 29, 2014 3:27 PM

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I loved this episode. The action was amazing and the whole mystery behind Yuuki is very interesting. I can see what people mean when they talk about how this arc has a lot of feels.
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:29 PM

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That was quite a good fight, shame they didn't show a little of the fight between Kirito and Klein VS the other guild.

The old battle OST from the first season is always welcome.
That slowmo moment was good, and Yuuki is as greast as always, I do love her voice and personality.
I wonder why the emotional scene, is she going to die or something?
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:32 PM

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poor Yuuki

Asuna was amazing this episode in every way

Kirito managed to get a high cooking skill? either way he did a lot behind the scenes this ep

Yuuki is so much cuter when she smiles and i really want to see her smiling again

 
Nov 29, 2014 3:35 PM

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LOL, Blacky-sensei can't fight so many opponents at the same time? BLASPHEMY!

The way he deflected the magic reminded me of how he used to fight and deflect bullets in GGO XD.

HELL YEAH EXCALIBER!!! Ah, Klein came to help as well... meh...

Yuuki and Asuna are quite OP themselves XD.

Yuuki called Asuna "nee-chan" hmmm...

That was quite the intense boss fight and they finally got their names engraved T.T

Hmmm, I see there's still something wrong with them...

Ah, a nice victory party over at Asuna and Kirito's house.

They didn't let Asuna join the Sleeping Knights until Spring... hmm... are they all dying of a terminal disease or what... it's really bugging me...

"Nee-chan" once again... eh...
"Let justice be done, though the heavens fall."
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:39 PM

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If A-1 screwed this arc up they'll burn... LITERALLY!!!

Anyway I like how the animated the scene of the female leads and laughing whenever they do something OP, of course we're use to seeing Kirito doing it but seeing someone else do it is refreshing.

Now I fear how they'll deal with the last couple of episodes.

I can see them stretching this arc another two episodes, but that leaves the final one and I can think of three possibility that'll happen.

They stretch MR till the end which can be both BAD and GOOD with a filler, but they might generate bad feeling with everyone for doing to an arc that was going well.

They have an episode that will be another recap, doing that will really turn a lot of people off and i hope they won't do it.

The final option is the lead up to the next season and use THAT to do it, those that read the LN knows what I'm referring to, so please no spoilers here as most pople can't resists the button that say spoiler.

On another note I haven't seen as many haters here as usual, that's good to know.
 
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I was wondering, is there more Arc in the LN to do at least a third season ?
Just curious.
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:43 PM

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I was wondering, is there more Arc in the LN to do at least a third season ?
Just curious.

The next arc is bigger than everything combined so far. According to people here they will need 2-3 seasons for the next arc alone.
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:43 PM
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I was wondering, is there more Arc in the LN to do at least a third season ?
Just curious.


It seems so, all the LN's are there currently I think. So Mother's Rosario is #7

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Nov 29, 2014 3:49 PM

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NathanPNE said:
ABeautifulTable said:
I was wondering, is there more Arc in the LN to do at least a third season ?
Just curious.

It seems so, all the LN's are there currently I think. So Mother's Rosario is #7


Next arc is not even close to being done yet.
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Nov 29, 2014 3:50 PM
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Bomb2chest said:
ABeautifulTable said:
I was wondering, is there more Arc in the LN to do at least a third season ?
Just curious.

The next arc is bigger than everything combined so far. According to people here they will need 2-3 seasons for the next arc alone.


The next one, or the one after? Seems like the one after is 3 Novels
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:50 PM
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CookingPriest said:
NathanPNE said:


It seems so, all the LN's are there currently I think. So Mother's Rosario is #7


Next arc is not even close to being done yet.


Kawahara said that vol. 14 was the ending of that arc... 15 onwards is a new one.|

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Nov 29, 2014 3:51 PM
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Bomb2chest said:
ABeautifulTable said:
I was wondering, is there more Arc in the LN to do at least a third season ?
Just curious.

The next arc is bigger than everything combined so far. According to people here they will need 2-3 seasons for the next arc alone.



Jesus...
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:54 PM
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Reyxe said:
CookingPriest said:


Next arc is not even close to being done yet.


Kawahara said that vol. 14 was the ending of that arc... 15 onwards is a new one.|


Well yeah, he split Alicization in Part I and Part II and the end of Part I was Vol. 14 :P


The animation this episode was really nice.

Also in terms of faithfulness, I have nothing to complain so once again A-1, you did a good job ;-)

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Nov 29, 2014 3:55 PM

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The feels are coming next episodes..
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:57 PM
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Reyxe said:

Kawahara said that vol. 14 was the ending of that arc... 15 onwards is a new one.|


 Wrong. The volume 14 is called Alicization Uniting and volume 15 is called Alicization Invading. Don't know where you got the idea that the Alicization arc ended on volume 14 but it still being released. From what I read from the web novel and based on where the arc is at now it is going to end on volume 17-18.
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:58 PM

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Oh man that was one nice fight, but Yuuki rage quitting on them at the end was not nice at all.
 
Nov 29, 2014 3:59 PM

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Caleb8980 said:
Reyxe said:


Kawahara said that vol. 14 was the ending of that arc... 15 onwards is a new one.|


Well yeah, he split Alicization in Part I and Part II and the end of Part I was Vol. 14 :P


The animation this episode was really nice.

Also in terms of faithfulness, I have nothing to complain so once again A-1, you did a good job ;-)

Yea that is what I have been told. Alicization has two arcs within one but still the same arc. Basically two parts like you said :P.

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Nov 29, 2014 3:59 PM
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Never_ending said:
If A-1 screwed this arc up they'll burn... LITERALLY!!!

The final option is the lead up to the next season and use THAT to do it, those that read the LN knows what I'm referring to, so please no spoilers here as most pople can't resists the button that say spoiler.

On another note I haven't seen as many haters here as usual, that's good to know.


Just my two cents, but I think A-1 ending the episode where they did today shows that MR is not going to be dragged out past two episodes, meaning that 25 will most likely end with "THAT" (having not read past MR I have no idea with that "THAT" is!). My guess is that season 3 has already been green lighted.
 
Nov 29, 2014 4:01 PM

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Sounds like shit's gonna go down soon when we find out what's with Yuuki and her group.
 
Nov 29, 2014 4:03 PM

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Reyxe said:

Kawahara said that vol. 14 was the ending of that arc... 15 onwards is a new one.|


 Wrong. The volume 14 is called Alicization Uniting and volume 15 is called Alicization Invading. Don't know where you got the idea that the Alicization arc ended on volume 14 but it still being released. From what I read from the web novel and based on where the arc is at now it is going to end on volume 17-18.


Its Alicization Part I and Alicization Part II

Same story, two story arcs.
 
Nov 29, 2014 4:06 PM
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So many yuri doujins of this are gonna get made next Comiket.
http://imgur.com/sBqOC2R

Yuuki fierce as shit.


Named craved in the wall.

Good episode,first one in a while.

 
Nov 29, 2014 4:21 PM

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Great action in this episode. I didn't read the light novel so I'm just guessing that


Don't spoil it though. If I'm right, that's okay. If I'm wrong, even better.
 
Nov 29, 2014 4:24 PM

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I just want to see Kirito with the Excaliber a bit more in action. Just too bad, that would have been a badass scene.

Also I find the boss battle not too exciting, I just want it to be more memorable for the scenes ahead. Hopefully they will grant us one more boss battle before the feels hit us hard. Few more episodes left I hope this arc will not finish with a big letdown.


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Nov 29, 2014 4:42 PM

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Damn Yuuki and Kirito are freaking OP :xD Asuna wasn't half bad herself :)

I really liked this episode....Twas pretty exciting from beginning to end

Also I have a feeling that



I don't think that I can handle the feels TwT
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Nov 29, 2014 4:54 PM

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Pretty good episode, full of action. I loved seeing Asuna going beserk after those healers.
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Nov 29, 2014 5:01 PM

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Cliffhanger nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:02 PM

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oh cmon. i was so hyped for kirito last week. this felt underwhelming. at least giff some cool shots of excalibur. smh.
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:06 PM

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Kirito, Klein and Yui came to help as expected. Kirito bringing out Excalibur like some badass swordsman.
They finally defeat the boss! Celebrated with a party at Asuna's house. They finally got their names engraved in that wall.

Some touching moments between Asuna and Yuuki. I wonder how this'll turn out after Asuna discovers what Yuuki and the other's were worried about.
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:07 PM
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Damn Yuuki and Kirito are freaking OP :xD Asuna wasn't half bad herself :)

I really liked this episode....Twas pretty exciting from beginning to end

Also I have a feeling that



I don't think that I can handle the feels TwT


None of us can...... Tissue sales are gonna sky rocket!
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:14 PM

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Mother Rosario arc confirmed best arc
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:18 PM

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The amount of people complaining about the arc not having enough kirito, this episode not having enough kirito, this episode being underwhelming or boring just shows who truly has shit taste and can't pay attention to plot. An actually interesting arc and people complain about not enough Kirito? smh
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Nov 29, 2014 5:20 PM

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The amount of people complaining about the arc not having enough kirito, this episode not having enough kirito, this episode being underwhelming or boring just shows who truly has shit taste and can't pay attention to plot. An actually interesting arc and people complain about not enough Kirito? smh

I think you just described the internet. Agree this arc is the best so far.
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:22 PM
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The amount of people complaining about the arc not having enough kirito, this episode not having enough kirito, this episode being underwhelming or boring just shows who truly has shit taste and can't pay attention to plot. An actually interesting arc and people complain about not enough Kirito? smh


Basically an Asuna arc, im fine with that..... I'm just not fine with the incoming feels!
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:22 PM
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Hope I am not jinxing it, but this is why I liked A-1 MR adaptation since the last episode, the LN gave much more Kirito than necessary - the anime cut them down to hints. Pretty much it's just "Kirito got here" in ep 20, and "Kirito bought time then got owned" in ep 21 - all we need to know. A rare occurrence where the adaptation managed to do better than the original material, especially in SAO case.

The salamander guy's face when he arrived and the boss is already dead. IN YOUR FACE! In any MMO, the feeling when you're with your guild beating raid boss when other guild(s) tried to troll you and failed is just priceless.

5/5 .


And all these were just the beginning, now the feels trip begins.
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:30 PM
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Mother Rosario arc confirmed best arc


This may be mean of me to say, but I have the feeling that this was the first arc that the animation team really respected, hence they are trying their best to do it right.

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Well, it was relatively easier for him since he has experience with Sinon's bullets.


Even better they had Kirito reference it , his "huhh, magic is no where near as fast as bullets" was a great OP line.

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And then, he proceeds to show off his Excaliber. Seeing those players backing off was hilarious!


It was a good scene, but I think A-1 missed a bit on this. After all it was a accumulation scene of the entire series to date: one armed sword wielding black warrior (SAO), with Personal Pixie (ALO), unique dual wielder (from both SAO and ALO), who also has a sword suspiciously like the famed Excalibur (from Caliber) - a "who the hell is this guy" would have been great.

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Asuna's Flashing Penetrator was epic. I think that alone took out almost as much people Yuuki and the other Sleeping Knights members did together. (Nah, just a little exaggeration).


Another thing that was great about it was that for 46 episodes viewer only people were like "what's the big deal with Asuna, why are all the readers going gaga over her". Now they are like "oh, now I see why she is the best girl".

So lots of fun things this episode, but next episode should be truly amazing. I am trusting A-1 not to screw with the timing, it has to be next episode.

Edit: should add when the green clad glasses guy with the spear got two players with one thrust was a great underplayed scene. Underplayed violence always rocks.

Second edit: Klein's "yeah I'm here, not that you can see me" was also a great self-referencing scene.
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Nov 29, 2014 5:42 PM

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Why can't Yuuki say what the fucking problem is?Instead she just logs out.
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Nov 29, 2014 5:45 PM

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motherfuckers

Asuna was fuckin amazing. Best girl, best girlfriend, best healer, best flash, and best dash
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:46 PM

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Yuuki is Asuna's sister? Or maybe Asuna resembles Yuuki's sister? Well Yuuki started tearing up, so I'm expecting more of this in the coming episodes.


Yeah, it's really kind of hard to not spoil. IF you seen the LN spoilers, or read the LN yourself, you know why YUUKI and the group are acting awkward. If you haven't, you really are left wondering" WTF is wrong with them acting like that to Asuna?" If you're somewhat astute and picked up the tell tale signs you already have a gut feeling anyways. The hints are about as obvious as a sledgehammer to the back of the head.

It was a really good episode. Definitely one of the best this season and probably top 5-ish overall in the series.

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Why can't Yuuki say what the fucking problem is?Instead she just logs out.


it's a cultural thing. Japanese aren't very open about personal issues. Making people uncomfortable is a big deal to Japanese. They try to avoid it. I mean how many series have you watched where someone utters the line "I'm sorry to have caused you trouble" or something similar.
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Nov 29, 2014 5:47 PM

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Why can't Yuuki say what the fucking problem is?Instead she just logs out.


All will be explained by next week.

All we can say is patience.

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The amount of people complaining about the arc not having enough kirito, this episode not having enough kirito, this episode being underwhelming or boring just shows who truly has shit taste and can't pay attention to plot. An actually interesting arc and people complain about not enough Kirito? smh

I think you just described the internet. Agree this arc is the best so far.


As much as i like seeing Kirito go OP mode I find Asuna taking the lead this time refreshing.
 
Nov 29, 2014 5:54 PM

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Thank goodness Asuna and the Sleeping Knights took out the boss by themselves. Without Kirito's help. For once, he didn't steal the spotlight.

Good episode, good animation.
 
Nov 29, 2014 6:00 PM

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was really turned off from the start but it got better as it went on visuals were nice to didn't see any derpy battle faces so thats a thing
 
Nov 29, 2014 6:09 PM
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That was quite a good fight, shame they didn't show a little of the fight between Kirito and Klein VS the other guild.

The old battle OST from the first season is always welcome.
That slowmo moment was good, and Yuuki is as greast as always, I do love her voice and personality.
I wonder why the emotional scene, is she going to die or something?


Well... there were hints already about what is going on.. watch rewatch the parts where Kirito and Yuuki were "mentioned".


and the "secret" that he knows.not to mention the Ending Song..
 
Nov 29, 2014 6:10 PM

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More please! that cliffhanger.... anyway the ED song perfectly fit the ending..
"If you trip while running down a hallway, you will got nosebleed. If you trip in life, you cry" Minori Kushieda

"This world is merciless, and it's also beautiful" Mikasa Ackerman

"A lesson without pain is meaningless" Edward Elric
 
Nov 29, 2014 6:14 PM

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That was quite a good fight, shame they didn't show a little of the fight between Kirito and Klein VS the other guild.

The old battle OST from the first season is always welcome.
That slowmo moment was good, and Yuuki is as greast as always, I do love her voice and personality.
I wonder why the emotional scene, is she going to die or something?


Well... there were hints already about what is going on.. watch rewatch the parts where Kirito and Yuuki were "mentioned".


and the "secret" that he knows.not to mention the Ending Song..

Kirito the genius he is figured something out right away lol. Yea the previous episode Yuuki told Asuna that Kirito would not work out since he knows her secret. I have no clue what the secret is but it must be important.
 
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