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Jan 17, 2015 9:32 PM

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Nice to see Asuna finally get through to her mother.
Jan 17, 2015 10:24 PM

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Asuna's mom need to get her heart capture by Kirito soon.
Jan 18, 2015 1:28 PM
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5/5 for Asuna's mom , she was so moe
Jan 18, 2015 1:45 PM

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Somehow, in comparison with this, Phantom's bullet arc was just child play. Too bad they had to add those middle crappy episodes. SAO is the best when it's dealing with VR vs. real life and this episode was best example of it. There are people who don't appreciate it as they are either too cynical or don't have anything to resonate with this theme but that's just fine.
Jan 24, 2015 7:24 AM
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Pretty cool episode.
Feb 13, 2015 2:26 PM
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Awww, I am just happy for Yuuki ^^
Little Asuna is cute and adorable~ I like her mom. That was a nice scene.
Well, let's see how this will end :)
Feb 16, 2015 2:51 PM
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I cant take all of these feels man, There is just too many.
Feb 24, 2015 10:16 PM

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Very sweet and touching episode. It was heartwarming to see Yuuki get the chance to see the real world again after such a long time, and it was great to see Asuna finally have "the talk" with her mother and reconcile with her. Looking forward to seeing how this ends.

Mar 27, 2015 7:52 PM

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Yukki's day at school/town was very touching. Especially the dialogue/interactions. Kaa-san stole this episode for me though. It's just... beautiful.

I've always said it, but I really like that both the virtual world and real world get focused on. That's the charm of this franchise for me.

Yukki... will you make me tear one last time? She's my daughter favourite female character in the franchise by now, and I wonder if she'll give Heathcliff/Kayaba a run for his money.

Well, it's that time. See you there.
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Apr 4, 2015 10:41 PM

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Great episode, from Yuuki being able to enjoy school and other things she wouldnt be able to.
To Asuna's mother accepting the fact that Asuna can make her own choices.
May 11, 2015 5:15 AM

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They could have made a brand new series with this kind of a story and it would do great things imo!
May 19, 2015 9:07 PM

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There's something about Yuuki's voice that just makes me smile. Damn I don't want to see her go...

lol one day I'd ask my mom to play my games hoping she'd understand me too hehehe.
Aug 18, 2015 6:40 AM

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I still don't like her mom though xD
Sep 19, 2015 11:00 PM

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And so Yuuki helps Asuna rekindle her bond with her mother. Sweet stuff to be sure. The background imagery really helped set the mood, and the somber tone was lovely, best episode so far. All's that's left is to say goodbye I suppose.
Sep 22, 2015 3:12 PM
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TBH, I don't really like Yuuki. I mean yeah, she's nice and has a dark past and all that jazz, but I find her really......flat. She was literally introduced to be killed off! That doesn't mean I hate her- I DID cry for her, but still, I just find them making a whole arc for her and making it painfully obvious she was gonna die a bit too much. :/
Sep 22, 2015 9:06 PM

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LeaOotori said:
TBH, I don't really like Yuuki. I mean yeah, she's nice and has a dark past and all that jazz, but I find her really......flat. She was literally introduced to be killed off! That doesn't mean I hate her- I DID cry for her, but still, I just find them making a whole arc for her and making it painfully obvious she was gonna die a bit too much. :/

Well said. Except, I didn't cry for her.

*cough* Sachi. *cough*

As I said on the last episode discussion thread, this arc isn't really about Yuuki. It's only about try-hard Asuna's "character development".
Modified by Tennouji, Sep 22, 2015 9:10 PM

Oct 7, 2015 1:23 PM

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They really know how to make these emotional episodes, well done once again.
Oct 15, 2015 1:54 PM

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That was a sweet episode.

It was nice to see Asuna take Yuki to her school and show her around and then go to Yuki's old house, awww. Then Yuki told her to tell her mom how she feels and she finally did after taking her mother in the virtual world and making her remember the grandparents house, I see now why Asuna likes the cabin so much, that's nice. She does have emotions too! It was nice to see her cry. Plus she finally agreed to carry on letting Asuna go to the school she does now which is nice.
Oct 21, 2015 2:30 PM

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Not quite as upbeat as I had expected it to be, but still a good episode. It was nice to see Asuna and her mom finally get on the same page, and taking her into the virtual world to see it was a good choice. Yuuki going to school and seeing her house again, and the talk her and Asuna had, was a nice touch too. Next episode is going to be extremely sad, I assume.
Nov 5, 2015 11:50 AM

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It's so nice all that Asuna is doing for Yuuki, really emotional.
Asuna's moment with her mom was really emotional too, I am glad their relationship it's a bit better.
Nov 22, 2015 10:09 AM

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just one more episode,huh ? i wonder what do haters think of such awesome episode..anyway.i was so fuqin' happy when asuna's mother FINALLY understood her daughter..without Yuuki,Asuna would have probably changed her school..i kinda feel so bad for Yuuki..
Mar 14, 2016 4:42 AM
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I am very torn. So very torn.
I know this series gets a lot of hate, and at some degree I understand why, and then there are times where I can't help but love this anime.
Times like this episode that makes me feel like this series gets unnecessary much flag for being what it is.
The struggle Asuna goes through with her mother not understanding her world, is almost identical to what relation I have with my father, and is something I can sympathize with from both sides. It's never easy, what is more worthwhile, happiness or the wellbeing of a sustainable future?
Every time I'm gonna hear anyone flag me for liking this anime I will tell them 'Yes, I know it has flaws, and it has arcs that can be borderline boring, but damnit, when it does something good it really nails it!'
When an anime makes me think about relations I have in the real world, and tries to give me advice on how to make it better, then damnit, I will love it even more!
May 2, 2016 8:39 PM

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Fuck my feels.

I'm glad Asuna and her Mom could reconcile. We really don't haven't a lot of time in the world, we really need to do a better job at understanding each other if we want to be happy individuals.

One more before the end. I can't hold these feels much longer.
May 26, 2016 6:27 AM

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Hands down this is one of the best episodes I have watched in the entire series. It was done so impeccably and really stirred up a lot of emotions without trying too hard.
Modified by APickyCritic, May 26, 2016 6:31 AM
Jul 16, 2016 2:55 AM

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I wish I could show mom my world too just like that xD
Dec 14, 2016 9:33 AM

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Ah I felt like crying again.
Nah scratch that, I cried a little :'(
Jan 20, 2017 7:55 PM

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This was better-written than all of season 1.
Jan 22, 2017 3:10 AM

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This arc gets better by the episode. I love it.
Jan 24, 2017 10:27 PM

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"God does not give us more suffering than we can bear."

I'm Buddhist, but I really liked this line :)
Jan 24, 2017 10:29 PM

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pokeguy123 said:
Hikarusuke said:
this episode was so good it made me want to cry seeing Asuna's Mom go to the virtual world. It is as good too see her have emotions.

q.q wonder why she can't just accept the feeling
Hope this might change her in the last episode

Because when you're an adult, sometimes it's easier not to show any of your weaknesses. Especially with a career like Asuna's mom is doing. She's a leader. And people follow leaders who are confident in their abilities and are strong.

Her days of crying were so long ago, it's only natural she doesn't like doing it.
Mar 19, 2017 11:23 PM

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Great episode, nice to see Asuna was able to work things out with her mother.
Jun 21, 2017 7:19 PM

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Yuuki getting a bit of Real Life there was sad and made me happy at the same time

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Jul 8, 2017 12:27 PM

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That was a pretty nice episode.
Kokoro did nothing wrong.

Jul 27, 2017 5:54 PM

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Every time a parent cries about their children, I cry. It's inevitable.
Aug 18, 2017 6:34 PM

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Glad it worked out well with her mother.
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Dec 31, 2017 1:55 AM

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GOSH!!! I forgot that this anime makes you cry. Last season I think I cried in every episode.

Jan 16, 2018 8:04 AM
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That was so beautiful, I loved that her mother cried it really showed her human side.
Feb 17, 2018 11:24 AM

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PrimeX said:
There's something about Yuuki's voice that just makes me smile. Damn I don't want to see her go...

lol one day I'd ask my mom to play my games hoping she'd understand me too hehehe.

don't try it, it may end u not able to play anymore cause she is clued to ur games hole day, maybe day & night lol
Modified by Sugram22, Feb 17, 2018 11:29 AM
Mar 2, 2018 6:59 PM
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This second half really slowed down its pace, scaling down its story to focus on Asuna and a number of characters specific to this arc. It doesn't feel like a story part of the main SAO plot, but rather a side story to explore the series' world a bit. It's pretty sappy and kind of heavy handed in its drama, but I'm actually impressed by how well it's conducting itself. I'm enjoying the slower moments, as they really take their time to get across what the characters are going through. Plus, I really like the idea of giving Yuuki the ability to attend school as she did, if just for a small while. The use of technology in this series has been focused a lot on gaming, but it's cool to see things like this. It really speaks a lot as to how SAO's future works, and I appreciate that bit of world building.
Sep 23, 2018 4:54 AM

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To be honest, I didn't expect this. I'm really glad it turned out this way with Asuna's mother.
Dub = fake crap. Always.
Oct 3, 2018 5:20 AM

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you can only share by fighting...
i thought asuna was gona bring her mom into ALO to go all lightning flash on her ass in 5 minutes

lol oh well a man can only hope

nice loli asuna
i swear to god i cant take anymore of yuuki she is making me so god damn sad

probably the most beautiful arc ive seen so far for sao or at least the most powerful/moving for me
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Aug 16, 2:11 PM
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Yuuki had a nice time at school, how sweet. Asuna did a good job pulling Talk no Jutsu on her mother.
Sep 11, 3:17 PM

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So, this episode closed Asuna and her mom arc.

Very sweet and touching episode especially Yuuki going to the school and her old house.

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