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May 12, 2018 8:21 AM

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Ah recap. It basically highlights the battlefield environment of their world and themes.

It's like a video game except all everything is animated with LLEEN and the others. I noticed the recap didn't waste much time pairing up her and M in his already so that's something. There's also some bonus post ending/bloopers.
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May 12, 2018 8:28 AM

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OP w. sound effect ver.?

Hikasa-san's character wanting the huge guy to tell her what happened to the battle with main girl. Hikasa-san's character's reactions are so funny! She's excited about main girl's action. First part consists of first ep.

Hikasa-san's character is not interested in how he does, though. Oh, so he is also fan of Elza Kanzaki, not only main girl. Her song with the battle against female team.

After the fight, Hikasa-san's character wanting more of the battle to be held and she can attend.

Edited sound ver. of the battle by the sponsor after the ED?! lol~ inclu. the guy betraying, and sound by the girl's seiyuu.

Interesting title for next ep. "SAO loser"
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May 12, 2018 10:42 AM

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The only good thing were those sound effects from the end.
 
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May 12, 2018 10:50 AM

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Recap, uh? WelI, I liked the OP and the last 3 minutes of the episode.
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May 12, 2018 11:02 AM

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last 3 minutes were fun, especially that scene with boat guys.
Wouldn't mind if they messed around like that with standard eps.
 
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May 12, 2018 12:04 PM
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I liked the SFX in the Opening and the end, but I think this episode is kind of a waste. Not much happened yet, so why a recap?
 
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May 12, 2018 1:37 PM

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if someone is wondering if there is something different in this recap. there are 3-4 after credits scenes with different voice overs. so just skip to after credits, it's not worth watching the whole thing of listening to pitou and m talking about what's happening
 
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May 12, 2018 2:05 PM

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I slowly like Pito more, and if “spoilers” are right... She’s a interesting fellow... That even M falls into her tease-threats.

Rewatching it and remembering my time playing a MMO where I actually follow guides before (or taken from Player advices), it takes either a range or a miracle for LLENN to KO those afar. But shooting from close range (like that guy on the shore), the savage shot tat takes a few seconds for him to KO reveals a neat little detail (to me) that LLENN did indeed put her distribution points to AGI (agility) rather than the popular ATK (attack).

Having fast speed is probably a unpopular build in GGO than other popular stat elements, but it work in LLLENN’s favor because of her avatar’s height.

Watching it made me miss playing my favorite game (which was long ago shut down). LLENN felt more close to me despite I may have different traits.

The re-dub from post credits is silly, but it was a nice bonus since the first five episodes were prettt serious due to Squad Jam.

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May 12, 2018 3:20 PM

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Practically this special was a summary of the tournament that Karen & M-san participated a couple of episodes ago… and here I was expecting some kind story following some of these character outside the game (I'm intrigued with M-san real life)...
 
May 12, 2018 7:25 PM

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ill just say that recaps for single cour shows are always unnecessary
 
May 12, 2018 7:40 PM

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This ep was just a recap of the 5 first nice... but I loved the bloopers at the end lol
 
May 12, 2018 8:14 PM

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I guess it kinda helps confirm things on the main game... Pitohui really is crazy.

The last three minutes are great though lol.
 
May 12, 2018 8:43 PM

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Huh, looks like we won't be getting an episode this week.

Strange to get a recap episode at this point as well, they haven't really accomplished anything aside from giving a little backstory to Karen, establishing how SJ works, giving an insight into M and not so subtly hinting Pitohui is Elsa.

Hope this isn't an indicator of production side issues :/
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May 12, 2018 10:00 PM

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Huh, looks like we won't be getting an episode this week.

Strange to get a recap episode at this point as well, they haven't really accomplished anything aside from giving a little backstory to Karen, establishing how SJ works, giving an insight into M and not so subtly hinting Pitohui is Elsa.

Hope this isn't an indicator of production side issues :/
It usually is a sign of production issues.
 
May 12, 2018 10:05 PM
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Well at least we got some commentary from Pito. And they got most of the good scenes from Squad Jam...
 
May 12, 2018 10:07 PM

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I miss my P-Chan.

Yup said:

It usually is a sign of production issues.


Whyyyy, this anime isn't that bad tbh.

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May 12, 2018 10:17 PM

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I fucking hate recaps but at least the commentary by M and Pitohui over it was sort entertaining.
-I'll say "My young friend wants to lick your butt!"
-Please do.
That had me laughing. Also the last 3 minutes were pretty entertaining as well.
 
May 12, 2018 10:49 PM
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Recap episode and edited OP song with added sound effects. Unless those were there before.
The bloopers were hilarious lol

 
May 12, 2018 11:20 PM
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I thought something was up. Welp, that's one less anime to worry about this week. ^_^
 
May 12, 2018 11:25 PM
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This is like Beatless all over again. But I can at least be more lenient on this because these first 5 episodes were pretty good.

That being said, I still don't agree that a recap was necessary. It was only 5 episodes and it was very easy to follow what has happened. But I guess I needed this recap to happen because I still got a lot of other stuff to catch up on. ^_^
 
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SweetKiichigo said:
Recap episode and edited OP song with added sound effects. Unless those were there before.
The bloopers were hilarious lol


It's the first time with those sound effects in the OP.
 
May 13, 2018 1:03 AM

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I'd never understand OP with sound effects. What's the point?

They should do the entire episode like last 3 minutes. Got a good laugh there.

 
May 13, 2018 1:18 AM

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The only good part was the last part of the episode which was funny actually.
 
May 13, 2018 1:22 AM

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At least the commentary by M and Pitohui over it was sort entertaining.
-I'll say "My young friend wants to lick your butt!"
-Please do.


I was going to point to that as being the one and only saving grace for me, in sitting through this episode... Too funny! XD
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May 13, 2018 2:27 AM
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waste of my time episode
 
May 13, 2018 3:04 AM

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Was it necessary the recap after 5 episodes? In my opinion, No!
Well, even fall short the material to do a proper recap and they used this last 3 minutes of epilogue, after the ED, to try something comical using the same images of the anime with changes in dubbing!!!


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May 13, 2018 3:28 AM

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I have a bad feelings for this recap episode.
 
May 13, 2018 4:28 AM
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Will this episode count as one of the 12 that are supposed to air? I hope it's just an extra recap episode that doesn't count. If it doesn't count as one of the 12, then I'm ok with this recap.
 
May 13, 2018 4:39 AM

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Recap after 5 episodes ?? do we have alzheimer or what ?? skipped episode. Recap is good for the whole serie not 5 episodes...
 
May 13, 2018 4:46 AM

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A pure masterpiece, never enjoyed such a good and original episode, needed this recap because i almost forgot the last 5 eps. (rated 1/5 of course)
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May 13, 2018 5:37 AM
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recap after 5 eps? the anime studio fucked up really good,
I've been waiting a week for nthn, Im so sad..
 
May 13, 2018 6:03 AM

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MeclairX said:
I miss my P-Chan.

Yup said:

It usually is a sign of production issues.


Whyyyy, this anime isn't that bad tbh.


There's also golden week.

Wow, Pito outright confirm that she's the sponsor for SJ2. It was never said in the novel (only as anonymous).
 
May 13, 2018 6:04 AM
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Recap after 5 episodes ?? do we have alzheimer or what ?? skipped episode. Recap is good for the whole serie not 5 episodes...
I think this recap was just a short studio break so that they can have more time to work on the next episodes. More time = (usually) Better quality in the animation. As long as this is episode 5.5, and not episode 6, I'm ok with it.
 
May 13, 2018 6:39 AM

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I do wonder, why they did a recap when on the volume 2 prologue, iirc,there's an actual kind of recap, originally from th novel. I hope they don't skipped that, and just jump straight to SAO Loser chapter.

Can't wait for the ikemen next week.
 
May 13, 2018 9:44 AM

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A recap espisode at this point makes no sense at all, I totally skipped it.
 
May 13, 2018 12:24 PM

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Annoying. Pito's comments are cringy, unfunny and annoying. Also a recap episode in the middle of a season. This lowered my future score for the show by 1.
 
May 13, 2018 3:09 PM

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So basically just watch the last 5 minutes?
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May 13, 2018 5:03 PM
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The sound effects in the OP were unsettling and weird, what was the purpose of that?

Meh recap episodes suck but at least the commentary was vaguely enjoyable. The post credits spoofs made me laugh my ass off though. Wish we could've had a real episode though
 
May 13, 2018 5:25 PM

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Just 5 episodes aired and already a recap . I was looking forward to new episode this week idk why , its really disappointing
 
May 14, 2018 3:19 AM

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Did... did they really... do a recap episode... Also those resets. I hope they had a lot of fun with that post credits stuff -w-
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May 14, 2018 4:34 AM

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The recap, although I sped through it, was kinda funny; what, with the commentary an' all... They had spoof covers of the events with random sound effects etc. It really melded together.
Now that squad jams over, I wonder where they’ll take us next.
 
May 14, 2018 4:58 AM

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They spent the first 4 episodes explaining what a battle royale is and having flashbacks why on God's green earth do they need to have a recap after episode 5 like fr does everyone in Japan have Alzheimer's or ???
 
May 14, 2018 7:22 AM

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I was annoyed at first but I’m glad I watched it, all those bloopers at the end were actually really funny, glad to see the team is having fun with it.
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May 14, 2018 12:02 PM
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If anyone wants to know regarding on the show, usually yeah it's a sign that the series is within production struggles, and indeed it is the case considering HiMyNameIsChair (a guy from twitter) has talked about it.

I think 2-3 episodes out of 5 so far were outsourced. This is probably around episodes 2, 3 and 4 or episodes 3-4. Not too sure which are the outsourced episodes, but there are outsourced episodes out there.

Just wanted to get this out there.

And this is more of a different way of handling the production schedule which seems rather iffy. And I've noticed that straight from the get-go.
 
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Will this episode count as one of the 12 that are supposed to air? I hope it's just an extra recap episode that doesn't count. If it doesn't count as one of the 12, then I'm ok with this recap.

It better, because I know that recaps are production issues episodes, but come on the studio that's making it's 3rd season of SAO should be on track idk
 
May 15, 2018 3:31 AM
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Wait, is it just me or did they add additional sound effects in the opening song.
The bloopers made saved the episode, especially those unique sound effects when the bullets were getting fired.
Also, the title of the next episode "SAO Loser" sort of gets me excited for the following episode
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May 15, 2018 1:35 PM

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So Pito isn't the singing girl, but actually a friend of hers? Neat.
 
May 15, 2018 4:08 PM
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why'd they JoJo the OP
 
May 18, 2018 12:14 AM

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that production issue is strong, they have like 4 SAO's coming out though so no surprise
 
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I thought it was a really good recap, as much as recaps go. Kind of weirdly put in the story but it wrapped up the whole game well and the bloopers at the end were cute
 
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