Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale Episode 1 Discussion
Mar 10, 2017 4:16 PM
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As a person who doesn't shit on the series,but also doesn't think its the weabest show in existence, it was actually a very well done movie. I was surprised of how good it was and wish I could watch it again. The throwback motifs from the TV series was prevalent throughout the movie and heck they even humored on the bad parts of the anime series. What made me almost shed a tear was the Yuki cameo ;-;
Props to the guys in our theater who whipped out their glow sticks and waved them like crazy like they went to a Miku Concert xD
Mar 10, 2017 6:48 PM
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Anyone else wanna point out that the augmas are basically Neuro Linkers? I thought that was fun... just like 20ish more years and Accel World. Lol
Also... Can they please make an OVA or special for the Silver Crow vs Kirito thing? I'd totally watch.
Mar 10, 2017 7:48 PM
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Yeah that was quite funny, of all the places that Yui coulda pooped out from, it had to be from Leafa's cleavage. You and your niece must be really close for you to go to the effort of making her an account and updating it even, its awesome when someone related to you is also into the stuffs you're into. She's into horror eh? just a suggestion but have you watched Corpse Party? tho it may be a lil too much for your niece.
Yeah. xD And yeah we are. I'm the one who got her into Anime. And she prefers sub. I'm so proud. xD
And have I watched Corpse Party. Have I watched it. Seiko x Naomi is my OTP, I own the 3DS game, and Blood Drive for the Vita. xD It's my favorite horror series. :3
And it might be a little too much for her? Check her MAL profile which I linked. I asked for her opinions on her favorite Anime. So I might handle the profile, but she tells me what to put. xD
She prefers the sub? that right there is a sign of massive potential when it comes to being an anime fan!
Oh my... I didnt notice, she is one savage little kid. Unlike my little brother who couldnt even look at the gore scenes.
Mar 10, 2017 10:43 PM
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Was gonna laugh at plot in Emiya Shirou's voice but...
Ok, pacing's quite tight, like condensing whole ggo into a film, with short sao1 recap (mostly different from extraedition), some notable AR/VR debate, conspiracy, nods to previous seasons, sol, even a Kirito training arc with boss fights & Suguha kendo, actually good romance, & clarifying more characters especially villains.
Kawahara really improved his shit writing from s1. The investigation builds up gradually like ggo, Eiji backstory, his role, augma details, the prof who taught both villains Kayaba & Sugou (lol this villain trinity), amnesia cause.
Reviving your daughter Yuuna by stealing sao memories & deep learning to form an AI. Pretty out there scifi, but the most sensible villain motivation in sao so far. Her songs & osts were great, tho terrible to use a concert & husbando Eiji for his plan... Well Eiji got the short end but he's messed up, revenge & blaming others for his weakness.
Wagnaria lol, almost saw Popura not.
Lvl 100 sao boss, finally see it in this epic quality battle with a giant sao,alo,ggo reunion. That Yuuki+Asuna sword skill. This had quite a few boss fights & every fight was well made. A-1 (and White Fox) really blew budget like Ufotable would. Shinon gets a datepair fight with Kirito, Suguha sisterly love, & Yuuna almost fell into his harem lol poor Eiji.
Soundfx much better than most hollywood stuff for once.
That diary (reminds of One Week Friends em feels). Oh they kissed, also a stargazing date. Queue Klein foreveralone. Don't skip credits. Asuna shows Kirito to her mom. Prof not indicted, but Kiku wants his help on a "rath" system? Is sao turning into psychopass lite?
Plot, lots of ??? maybe rewatch or plotholes. Why did Kirito need to go from AR fight to VR lvl100 fight? I see he got an op sword (excalibur?), and able to use his faster VR body to fight AR monsters, but Yuuna must've known something to guide him. augma still allows brainzap really? Kiku doing a shitty job. Gold memory fragments collected by drones, and Yuuna just returned it to Asuna & everyone? sounds like far out scifi. It was briefly implied, ptsd induced sao flashback & memory impairment, sounds more reasonable as temp amnesia. Nobody removes the augma, but like Klein/prof, forgetting sao might be a good thing lol. So memories returned, Yuuna AI rip or just floating around?
The whole audience clapped at the end & were into the funny bits, seems they mostly liked it.
Mar 11, 2017 8:23 AM
Joined: Sep 2016
Fight scenes great (Especially at the final boss with others)
Could of had more story
And a teaser for another sao arc or movie (After the credits there was a hinter)
Overall: 7/10 As mentioned animation and scenes were great but only at those moments it felt exciting, others kinda not so much
Mar 11, 2017 10:20 AM
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I actually really enjoyed the movie, More then enjoyed i loved it from the fighting scenes to the music. Only bad part is here they showed it one night so i cant see it again, being i want to see it over and over i just cant get enough of it. But the other good parts when the brought in all the crew from all arc's which was super duper nice, and i foundt it to be cool that they kinda brought u back to sao season one the 10000 deaths and included a plot twist from that point and such, but i do agree asuna took a lead over kirito not sure how i feel about that but the scenes between them was awsome especially the kiss and the ring hehe, not sure if that was a promise ring or what but we will find out in season 3 of the anime being at the end of the movie they out right hinted it big time! so only time will tell!
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Props to the guys in our theater who whipped out their glow sticks and waved them like crazy like they went to a Miku Concert xD
This is what I would have liked to have done. If we aren't slammed with work, I think I'll try to get my friends to go to the dub (I really don't do dubs) and go all out with it.
I just wish my theater was packed. Very involved with the movie but not as much as I would have liked it to be.
Did anyone here go in NJ? Which theater did you go to and how packed was it? The one I went to was okay.
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Mar 12, 2017 7:24 PM
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Ok yeah it was actually pretty decent of a movie.
There were quite a lot of cringey moments at the start of the movie but overall there were also a decent amount of feels and stuff. It was pretty epic for most of the fighting scenes, it actually made my whole body shiver.
The part where everybody came together was extremely emotional for me and that part was so touching. Man it also makes me sad because of what Kirito and Asuna have. That is something I wish for someday in real life ;_;
"No one knows what the future holds. That's why its potential is infinite.” - Okabe Rintarou
"El Psy Congroo."
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Mar 18, 2017 8:21 AM
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I'm so happy I was able to get tickets for this movie, it was amazing and so worth the watch! Absolutely loved it, the final battle was hands down BEST BATTLE of the entire series!
Also, was anyone's theaters sold out on the movie? My theater sold out pretty fast, my friend who hadn't ordered a ticket online had to leave early since the tickets were sold out when she got there!
Yea the theater that I was in in sold out 3 weeks in advance, then moved the screening to a larger projection room, then sold out again...
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Mar 19, 2017 6:28 PM
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I enjoyed it. The action was on point, humor was great and used appropriately. Kinda disappointing Sugu took mostly a backseat though the movie but at least there was a reasonable reason.
The one thing that bugged me though was how Kirito went from like rank 80k to rank 9 in one night. That doesnt happen esp considering how many other players there were and how much experience the highest players must have had.
Overall gave it a 8/10, would have been a 9 if not for the things i mentioned.
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screw the hates and the haters. I love this! worth my time and money!
Everything is just well made, art, story, animation, battle scene.
10/10 would watch again.
my most favorite part has to be the moment when asuna use mother's rosario skill and then the shadow of yuuki appeared, and then switching to kirito with the starburst stream. i does bring back all memories from the 1st season. almost screaming there but i remember i was at the cinema.
pretty much understand the plot before it was explained in the story, because, well, easy to guess? dunno
I love it when kirito went all around the city farming the rank up to 9 then beat the shit out of eiji at the basement. eiji got what he deserve.
and the scene where they finally watch shooting stars together, ergh i wanna cry there.
SAO is the anime that brings me to this world. It will always have the special place in my heart.
And now, proceeding to the underworld!
Mar 27, 2017 4:09 AM
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This movie was great overall. Watching Ordinal Scale makes me remember how many years have been passed since the first eps of SAO and SAO 2 wkwk 4-5 years maybe.
Every component of this movie was great, the music(another LiSa's masterpiece), the relationship between Kirito, Asuna, Liz, Silica, Sinon, Leafa, Klein, and Agil was really nostalgic wkwkwk.
And the battle was really SAO style I think wkwk especially the last battle vs level 100 boss, and when Asuna used Yuuki's Mother Rosario...it's really great man. And the best part is...hint for season 3 maybe?? Wkwk
Mar 31, 2017 8:08 AM
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This post talks about how SAO sucks and why.
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Apr 8, 2017 7:30 PM
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IS THIS FOR REAL!?
The bath scene will have fixes in the BD in which Asuna's nipple can be seen. There was even a nipple at the time of dubbing and could be seen a little even in the theatrical release version.
Also, I must say Asuna sure has grown.
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@AlliedG @champdude17 - Not sure about you's but was your cinema full for it like mine? They had to have 2 showings of it at the same time at the cinema I was at in Manchester because there was a big demand for it.
As for myself in regards to the film, I actually didn't mind it. I wasn't a big fan of things past a certain period in the original SAO but I felt this film was a nice pace.
There are parts that I felt to be predictable, but that might just be because I've watched alot of anime and can kinda see where things are going.
I really enjoyed the element of Kirito being unmotivated to play the game as well as not really wanting to particpate with AR.
Romance felt much more real and not almost tossed aside or cardboard like I felt was a problem with the normal series. Everyone in the cinema I was in got a good laugh out of the bedroom scene...Might just be us in the UK that cant help but laugh at that stuff xD .
Overall I didn't think it was fantastic, but it was by no means bad, worth the price I paid to go see it. Im sure it will naturally get hate on it because it's SAO and while I've heavily criticized the series for elements beforehand and problems in the series, I think credit should be given where its due instead of being mindlessly hated. (Yuki Kaijura once again on point with the soundtrack as she always is)
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Apr 21, 2017 5:52 PM
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Thank god UK had a second day of showing. Had to travel a bit further but it was worth it. Couldn't make the first release date cause work >_>.
Movie was pretty decent. A little disappointed with the last boss fight. Seemed rushed and not planned out. The only thing they really looked out for was the boss healing in terms of strats.
Everyone in the cinema I was in got a good laugh out of the bedroom scene...Might just be us in the UK that cant help but laugh at that stuff xD .
Ye everyone in my showing laughed there too. xD
Apr 22, 2017 7:23 AM
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Just saw the UK release, after hearing great things about it I wasn't disappointed. The action scenes were the highlight, especially the final boss which gave great closure to aincrad. The scene with Yuuna and Eiji towards the end was really touching, reminded me of the scene with Kirito and Asunas avatars walking away at the end of the first season.
I wasn't really a fan of the side characters though, Silica and Lisbeth continued to be useless and annoying and I don't see why they need to be in the franchise except to keep Kirito's harem alive
Overall a really entertaining movie that improved on the best parts of the original: 8/10
There was never a harem in SAO.
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Was interesting to watch this after having played the PS4 games (why does every AI girl have to have her data tied to the final boss in SAO?? Looking at you Strea, lol)
Plus the garden in Yuna's flashbacks looked very similar to the one in Hollow Fragment, and ghost Yuna would be easier to explain as a Hollow NPC. The Ruby Palace as well was cool to see.
Was really nice to see all these details after experiencing them in the games.
Pretty cool having everyone going after the boss in the end (YUI WHY DID YOU HAVE TO POP OUT OF LEAFA'S CLEAVAGE THOUGH LOL)! And Kirito got that ridiculously OP Last Attack Bonus weapon to one-shot all the bosses in the stadium.
Funny inside-joke that the top rank was blank like in NGNL.
Couldn't help feeling some irony in the end when Eiji was betrayed by the professor to extract his memories. He helps the guy save her by stealing memories of her, so was he really so surprised the guy was gonna come after HIS memories at some point?
And the main lesson of the movie: never forget the nameless players that helped the front lines beat the game.
"And Kirito got that ridiculously OP Last Attack Bonus weapon to one-shot all the bosses in the stadium"
According to an interview with the director this scene was actually a shout out to a scene from one of his favorite movies, Digimon the Movie. Where Omnimon defeats Datamon
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