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Apr 21, 2018 8:22 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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LLENN and Pito's character chemistry is okay I guess. They're such different characters though so it's taking me some time to accept them. Personally, I think Karen's real life character is much more appealing than her in-game character. She should just be what she is.

The episode changes between real life segments and in-game moments so I guess there's going to be that type of transition for rest of the season. Action slowed down a lot more this episode although there's still info dump and training. LLENN's P90 is a surprisingly decent weapon when used well.
 
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Apr 21, 2018 8:28 AM

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BOB in group tag? Just because one duet play. SJ (group BOB) exclusively in Japan. The lady wanting short girl to participate replacing her because of her friend's wedding.

Wanting to berserk to the max within the game to escape from the real world?

There's also live concert for the favorite singer... Failed to get the ticket, so she had to join it. Learning about SJ. That's when she met that tall guy she teams up with.

Practicing, or rather getting to know their skills.

Writing up fan letters to her favorite singer.

Knife was given and she was taught how to use it.
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Apr 21, 2018 10:02 AM

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Girl you're about to enter battle royale mode, there is only one thing you can do with that knife ... yes, you will murder people.

I don't know, but i'm actually enjoying this SAO, i like the MC characters and i like the irl tall MC even more lol.


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Apr 21, 2018 10:09 AM

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Not a huge fan of this episode since the action slowed down considerably. Also goddamn LLENN, you're beautiful irl. Why want to be a loli instead of a beauty?
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Apr 21, 2018 10:24 AM

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Only fun thing in this episode ? (forget about this i'm dumb sometimes)
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Apr 21, 2018 10:28 AM

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Really nice episode. I bet Pito is the singer she's writing to and M is either her brother or bodyguard.
 
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Apr 21, 2018 10:33 AM

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Well, with this episode it's basically guaranteed that this Kanzaki Elsa is Pito.
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Apr 21, 2018 10:35 AM

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Got to know the rules of the battle royale game and how it works. Also got to see how Karen met M. I prefer her in real life than her in-game character, it's more appealing. She wrote a nice letter to the singer.
 
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Apr 21, 2018 10:38 AM

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Another good episode.

So did the author write himself into the story? And did he get to voice that character? I heard he's a gun nut, so that would be pretty cool.
 
Apr 21, 2018 10:41 AM

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So that's how she got in the jam, cool.
 
Apr 21, 2018 10:48 AM
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dash5611 said:
Another good episode.

So did the author write himself into the story? And did he get to voice that character? I heard he's a gun nut, so that would be pretty cool.

That talk about the gun nut author was some meta ish .
Lol.. That was nice
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Apr 21, 2018 10:49 AM
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The writing's freaking great on this one damn.
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Apr 21, 2018 10:50 AM

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Nice episode again. I'm quite liking this SAO series.

We get to learn the rules of the BOB and how LLENN met M-san. That said, I'm with the other people up here, I prefer Karen to LLENN. If only she didn't have that height complex right?

I'm kinda amused at how M was explaining to LLENN on how to use the knife and talking about slicing the artery and stuff but remember this is a game. XD
 
 
Apr 21, 2018 10:54 AM

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Pretty much a build up episode,but good that they took their time to drop some infos about the rules,tactics etc. and show some trainings session.I thought the letter part was cute.


Looking forward to the Squad Jam.
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Apr 21, 2018 11:03 AM
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Nice episode again. I'm quite liking this SAO series.

We get to learn the rules of the BOB and how LLENN met M-san. That said, I'm with the other people up here, I prefer Karen to LLENN. If only she didn't have that height complex right?

I'm kinda amused at how M was explaining to LLENN on how to use the knife and talking about slicing the artery and stuff but remember this is a game. XD
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Apr 21, 2018 11:08 AM

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So now we know how LLENN met M and how they ended up forming a team for the Squad Jam. It's a shame Pito can't participate with them. Also, I'm pretty sure Pito in real life is Elsa Kanzaki. If that's the case, I would love to see LLENN's reaction to that.

Now that all the info-dumping is out of the way, it's time to get into the action. That has always been SAO's strong suit.
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Apr 21, 2018 11:13 AM
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FYI the 50 years old novelist who sponsored Squad Jam is a reference to Sigsawa, Keiichi, the author of the novels. Did anyone else get the reference?
 
 
Apr 21, 2018 11:15 AM

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Average episode. Still feels too slow and the characters aren't that good but I love different the atmospheres feel from this show and the main series and I much prefer this one.
 
Apr 21, 2018 11:22 AM

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So that's how he revealed that he had a gun fetish.. Typical Sigsawa




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Apr 21, 2018 11:24 AM

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JudoJD said:
That talk about the gun nut author was some meta ish .
Lol.. That was nice

Yeah I started cracking up at that part.

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FYI the 50 years old novelist who sponsored Squad Jam is a reference to Sigsawa, Keiichi, the author of the novels. Did anyone else get the reference?

I love how his name is actually a gun:)

 
Apr 21, 2018 11:27 AM

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dash5611 said:
Another good episode.

So did the author write himself into the story? And did he get to voice that character? I heard he's a gun nut, so that would be pretty cool.

yeah, I'm curious to know if it was actually him that voiced, uh, himself
 
Apr 21, 2018 11:42 AM
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Llenn's idea of what squad jam was though was hillarious. Nice reference to Kirito and Sinon's teamup in SAO 2 there. To think that origin for squad jam was like that though. Love how the story alternates between before the squad jam and during it though. The only difference between SJ and BOB is just the matter of teams really. The line of succession for the squads though is interesting though. Makes sense that M would want to know what Llenn's made off first. The fan letter though was cute and really told Elsa Karen's own heartfelt words. An interesting episode that focused on introducing what squad jam was as well as Llenn's first meeting with her partner. M sure has a firm grasp of the vulnerable points on the human body.
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Apr 21, 2018 11:49 AM
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Just a theory, which I got by watching this episode. I haven't read the mangas.

 
Apr 21, 2018 11:50 AM

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pretty much obvious at this point that the singer girl is pito. also, who the fuck writes fan letters like that? "today i played cs:go and killed some nubs from p50, i really like the recoil of that gun and my sticker of dickbutt on it"

and she said "it hurts" when pito patted her on the shoulders, then what is the feeling of getting shot? u can feel pain in this game? mmmm, sadisctic
 
Apr 21, 2018 11:56 AM

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One thing I don't like about watching too much anime is that sometimes I can see those clearly visible 'routes'
 
Apr 21, 2018 12:12 PM

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This whole battle royale theyre talking about sounds closer to ffa with no respawning than a battle royale. Real life LLENN is hot af. Pito still #1 tho. Can't get enough of her personality
 
 
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This episode wasn't packed with much action, but it was alright since we got some info surrounding the characters -albeit not much.
But they did give us a low down of the tournament.
All in all, a nice episode; hopefully, they put us right back in the thick of it next week.

The singer and Pito look similar, so I guess Pito is the singer in real life. And if that's the case M would probably be a bodyguard of some sort (considering how knowledgeable he is regarding weaponry and weapon handling -ex military or something, the common tropes of a bodyguard that is employed to protect VIPs etc.)
 
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Karen is a beautiful lad. I like her more than in-game. There wasn't many action in this episode, was more of an informative and knowing more about Squad Jam.

That fan-letter was alright. I liked the song in the background. I have a feeling that singer is Pito. Not sure what to feel about LLENN and Pito chemistry.

M was introduced and he knows a lot of things about guns and tactics. I like his relation with LLENN , a big guy with a loli lmao. Her first Squad Jam is about to start. I expect some action next week.
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And there goes another one on my dropped list this is the 3rd one of this season well whatever.
 
Apr 21, 2018 12:23 PM
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Just a theory, which I got by watching this episode. I haven't read the mangas.


I have also thought about it, and it could be possible, since she said she has "friend's birthday" on the date of Squad Jam, and that is when the concert of Elsa Kanzaki was taking place. So... coincidences are not coincidental?
OR, maybe, M is Elsa Kanzaki and that would be a di-sas-tah. But I am most interested in the M persona. He said he (would) might withdraw if Karen got wrecked, coupled with the first episode... I think he refuses to kill people-players, and is simply enjoying the whole virtual combat analyzing and gun universe.
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Nice episode again. I'm quite liking this SAO series.

We get to learn the rules of the BOB and how LLENN met M-san. That said, I'm with the other people up here, I prefer Karen to LLENN. If only she didn't have that height complex right?

I'm kinda amused at how M was explaining to LLENN on how to use the knife and talking about slicing the artery and stuff but remember this is a game. XD
vr games in 2026 are probably very R E A L I S T I C

They would be a reality by 2026, but on the level with SAO technology? Complete control over body and feelings via mind in an alternate reality? That would be a breakthrough.
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"Pito-san, do you have a grudge against the author?"

He's obsessed with guns. Not rapey bad guys. Lay off him LLENN. He didn't do nuthin'.
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Apr 21, 2018 12:45 PM

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Am I the only person that think Pito might be Elsa? She's busy during the tournament and Elsa so happens to be performing that day too.
 
Apr 21, 2018 12:52 PM

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Pito mystery deepens. Also...random side note: 100% tall women are good civilization.
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Pito mystery deepens. Also...random side note: 100% tall women are good civilization.

The only kind of women endowed by nature with great genes. I will be taking that, hopefully.
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Apr 21, 2018 12:57 PM

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Only I noticed that at the beginning of the episode the author parodied himself?
 
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Am I the only person that think Pito might be Elsa? She's busy during the tournament and Elsa so happens to be performing that day too.


It totally looked like this to me, and more with all the card writing thing with Karen explaining how she got to play the game, it could totally be a bait considering the author behind this tho.
 
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Am I the only person that think Pito might be Elsa? She's busy during the tournament and Elsa so happens to be performing that day too.


It totally looked like this to me, and more with all the card writing thing with Karen explaining how she got to play the game, it could totally be a bait considering the author behind this tho.


 
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Pito mystery deepens. Also...random side note: 100% tall women are good civilization.

The only kind of women endowed by nature with great genes. I will be taking that, hopefully.


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huh next episode is called "death game", wonder what that means..

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Apr 21, 2018 1:33 PM

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Karen is so cute. Cant wait for next eps.

 
Apr 21, 2018 1:39 PM
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Not a huge fan of this episode since the action slowed down considerably. Also goddamn LLENN, you're beautiful irl. Why want to be a loli instead of a beauty?


I ask myself this every time her "real life "character comes on screen. Anime logic. I suppose the creepier otaku out there prefer a vertically challenged childlike character.
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Not a huge fan of this episode since the action slowed down considerably. Also goddamn LLENN, you're beautiful irl. Why want to be a loli instead of a beauty?


I ask myself this every time her "real life "character comes on screen. Anime logic. I suppose the creepier otaku out there prefer a vertically challenged childlike character.

You might be overlooking the reality context, in which individual STANDS OUT in a society, in which at least physically the individual is a minority (self/other). And so on for 20 years. Yes, of course it all sounds stupid, but it happens just like that. In a stupid way, when there is seemingly no conflict, yet people are afraid to take the first step in either direction. This could have been an autobiography, except the fact that actual tall girls get picked out to become models or some unneeded crap like idols, in Japan. Otherwise, there is no fault in the premise, and the message is being shaped nicely.
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DedPanda said:
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The only kind of women endowed by nature with great genes. I will be taking that, hopefully.


I see you are a person of quality tastes.

Can't help it, got to make sure offspings are not gnomes.
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I see you are a person of quality tastes.

Can't help it, got to make sure offspings are not gnomes.


A comrade indeed. *nods*
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Apr 21, 2018 1:58 PM

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It's kinda cool but dumb that the author took advantage of how Reki Kawahara's dumbass would create a shooter game world without a team-style tournament in order to include the sponsor character.
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Girl you're about to enter battle royale mode, there is only one thing you can do with that knife ... yes, you will murder people.

I don't know, but i'm actually enjoying this SAO, i like the MC characters and i like the irl tall MC even more lol.


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I'm guessing the sponsor character is M-san. It makes sense to introduce him so he can appear later.
 
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The poor 4th wall was broken into a million pieces and then had fireworks set off on top of its debris... it was awesome.

And this anime still keeps patching every problem the ln had...



Can't wait for the action to resume next week!
 
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Somebody can explain me how a Japanese could send a message to the company that manages GGO and I get them to include a new kind of tournament. but the Japanese GOVERNMENT "could not" contact the administrators to solve a POSSIBLE CASE OF HOMICIDE ??

"The two final players formed pairs." sHe made reference to Sinon and Kirito, is not it?

The singer is taking such relevance in the story that I would not be surprised if in the end she is Pito-san in real life
and M-san maybe his bodyguard


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Farabeuf said:
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Not a huge fan of this episode since the action slowed down considerably. Also goddamn LLENN, you're beautiful irl. Why want to be a loli instead of a beauty?


I ask myself this every time her "real life "character comes on screen. Anime logic. I suppose the creepier otaku out there prefer a vertically challenged childlike character.


183 santimeters is quite tall for a girl even by European standards and in Japan 170+ sm is already considered tall even for men. Yes, otaku, like cute girls, but it has nothing to do with this case. She stands out to much and she has all the reason to have a complex.

Also, considering how Pito spoke about SJ sponsor, Sigsawa is not a stranger to self-irony. Also, the charecters look in the anime was even modeled from him.
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Pito is probably talking about Kirito & Sinon there at the start.

I see so it was Pito who got LLENN & M as a team.

You can tell how much of a combat expert M is just by watching him train M, all those drills and exercises were very useful.

I actually like taller girls, I'm not tall myself, only 175-177 but for some reason I just like them being tall.

That was a really nice fan letter she wrote to Elsa Kanazaki.

Looking forward to the next episode.
 
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