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Nov 9, 2019 2:00 PM
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Can somebody please find this god tier wallpaper but without this piece of shit SAMPLE watermark tainting it D:<

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Nov 9, 2019 2:16 PM

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Kinda pointless episode imo. Just the showing of that even if Kirito is just sitting there more dead than alive he has his Harem.

I just hope the 2 younglings actually do something in the future.
 
Nov 9, 2019 2:43 PM

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Man, all the characters are really jerking off Kirito's praises. Some of it makes sense and all, considering his situation and past behaviour but man, it's getting excessive. Everything from harem bs to sword/battle master shit. Perhaps it wouldn't be as bad if Alicization was a standalone and this didn't happen every season.

It's better than the villain episodes, something all manga and anime seem to struggle with, but overall, it was pretty normal, especially for SAO. I can't say it's as amazing as everyone seems to thing. Just normal build up. It just looks and sounds really good cuz A1 SAO effort.





 
Nov 9, 2019 2:58 PM
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MetaKite said:
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Fanatio is hot but not as hot as Lipia

Funny you say that because I find their character designs to be too similar.


its the chocolate skin, anime makes brown girls more sexy
 
Nov 9, 2019 4:01 PM

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So the battle of the knights is starting. Can't wait to see the carnage that will ensue.

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Funny you say that because I find their character designs to be too similar.


its the chocolate skin, anime makes brown girls more sexy

I thought they were long lost sisters.
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Nov 9, 2019 4:27 PM
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SAO III - ALICEFRIENDZONATION

I'm feeling sorry for her since long time ago.
 
Nov 9, 2019 4:27 PM
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Will we get asuna in underworld in the first 12 episodes? Also kirito eta(when will he snap out of it?It gets boring no kirito no eugeo no asuna ... gimme 1 of the 3 atleast)
Also will eugeo ever be back ?like respawn or sth :))
 
Nov 9, 2019 4:30 PM
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Lovely and heart touching episode. It's been a while since i got such feeling from an anime. :)
 
Nov 9, 2019 4:32 PM
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I forgot if Alice already knows from last season that Kirito is from the "God" world.


Anyway, next episode we will see lots of "fuructolaitos" being wasted.
 
Nov 9, 2019 4:33 PM

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Kirito is one popular guy, Fanatio has took a liking in him. Damn, I wanted the "that" and "this" she wanted to do him ;-)

I wonder where is Asuna, I sort of miss her? She did dive into the world, so she must be somewhere.
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Nov 9, 2019 4:40 PM
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Alice leaves for a fight, she almost kissed Kirito wow, fortunately she did not, his heart belongs to Asuna.


Almost kissed a disabled without his permission.

SAO can bring 2019's Rape from where you least expect it!


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Nov 9, 2019 4:48 PM

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Quite a dark and foreboding atmosphere. I'm genuinely really liking this season, which is surprising. I enjoyed the first half of last season, but I felt it finished poorly. I hope this isn't the same

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Nov 9, 2019 5:16 PM
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I can't help to think that this season is rushed, maybe because i read the novel but it is good enough.
 
Nov 9, 2019 5:26 PM

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Good to see Ronie and Tiese in good health again. I can imagine finding out what happened to Kirito and Eugeo must have been tough.

That bickering between Alice and Fanatio was too funny. Loved how Bercouli backed out of that right before they wanted his say.

So the battle is finally going to start next week! This is gonna get pretty intense!
 
Nov 9, 2019 5:37 PM

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Boring episode, nothing relevant happens in it. It's almost like if Toei was animating it with its terrible low pacing
 
Nov 9, 2019 5:47 PM
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Hmm... don't quote me on this, but in the LN, don't they slowly ease into the oncoming battle with more exposition as to the politics of the Empire after the Potifex's fall, as well as more downtime with the synthesis knights? I'm pretty sure I remember Renri(?), who I think was one of the champions of the yearly tournament, brooding about just being reawoken considering her recent failures. She gets a confidence boost and reluctantly joins the frontlines. Saying more would be legit spoilers, but it seems they are skipping this information? Hard to tell... I also remember another scene with the two trainees "talking" with Kirito. Maybe my memory is just bad; it has been like 4 years since I read it.

Anyway, what an amazing ending to the episode. So much more than I was expecting, and man was I impressed by it. I wasn't too happy with the first cour of Alicization, but this arc has been on-point so far.

We'll see Asuna verrrrrry soon. Wonder how they'll spin her entrance? (trying to be cryptic there)
 
Nov 9, 2019 5:48 PM

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Too much talking.
 
Nov 9, 2019 5:49 PM
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Yeah cool build up episode :D
 
Nov 9, 2019 5:54 PM
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Boring episode, nothing relevant happens in it. It's almost like if Toei was animating it with its terrible low pacing


I mean, this episode IS the setup for the rising action that will/should be next episode. Character building, world building, inciting more attachment to the viewer, driving home how important it is that Kirito snaps out of his current state, and slowly rolling out the gloom and doom - the Empire is mostly unaware of what's going on, and those that do already think they have lost.

I will say that the presentation/execution was off, though. The episode's pacing should have been slower, IMO. Show the daily lives of the citizens, the panic in their "government", the rallying of volunteers to join the ranks (many of which have never even fought before), the preparations at the wall, the inner deliberations of the enemy side as they form ranks, etc.

Instead, half of the episode was harem building. Yes, that was also in the LN, but of all the things to take precedence...
 
Nov 9, 2019 5:55 PM
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Yeah cool build up episode :D

 
Nov 9, 2019 6:05 PM
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Basically:

- Now we know who the villain is and what he wants.

- We know what happened until now with all the characters remained from last season.

- We know that Alice totally fell in love for Kirito-kale.

- We know that Asuna-sama will come, okay since the last season. Someday. We hope.

OKAY, now let them kill and be killed!

- reversing the order of this is disastrous for any plot -
 
Nov 9, 2019 6:10 PM

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YOOOOOOOOOOOOO MY BOY RENRI AND MY GIRL SCHETA FINALLY APPEARED, THAT BLACK LILY SWORD LOOKS SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL HOLY

oh they skipped Gabriel's and Vassago talk before the gate breaks, welp

for the ones waiting asuna's appearance, dont put your hopes up, she only appears at the end of volume 16, and we completed volume 15 in this episode, so yeah lol

the incarnate sword scene is dumb as it was in the novel, nice, A-1 keeping the cringe from the novel

Finally we can see the good characters from Alicization do something/5

except alice, alice can just go fuck herself
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Nov 9, 2019 6:20 PM

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Andrewapps said:

Show the daily lives of the citizens, the panic in their "government", the rallying of volunteers to join the ranks (many of which have never even fought before), the preparations at the wall, the inner deliberations of the enemy side as they form ranks, etc.



The episode would be way more interesting if it was written that way. Instead, this build up felt more like they were just postponing the start of the war
 
Nov 9, 2019 7:30 PM

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Goddamnit Alice he didn't want the swords this time! /s

The Asuna wait goes on.

For now, let's get to the action next episode.

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I don't get how the MAL ranking has dropped from 8.2 to 7.88, people rating 1's and 2's and doing reviews. If you hate SAO that much just don't watch it, man. We're 4 seasons in at this point, why bother yourself and hurt the score like that?

Read benjia279's review (Nov 3rd, it was top review until the 12th), it's so full of delusion you can see why people are trying to brigade the score of this show xD
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Nov 9, 2019 8:16 PM
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i wanted Alice to kiss him sooo bad but its ok. next episode is going to be soo intense i can not wait, prolly gonna be split up into 2 episodes but thats ok too!
 
Nov 9, 2019 8:20 PM

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Alice and Fanatio fighting was surprisingly funny.

The ending has me hyped!
 
Nov 9, 2019 8:27 PM
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Strong episode and the ending song is fit perfectly with the tone of before-the-war scene.

Lots of death flag planted, tho. Still, It is the best episode of current season SAO so far.

Notes: Not LN reader here
 
Nov 9, 2019 8:28 PM

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Best episode till now.

5/5
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Nov 9, 2019 8:30 PM

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where is ASUNA?
someone please wake me up then ......


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Nov 9, 2019 8:34 PM

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Great ending their purpose is felt well :D 5/5

 
Nov 9, 2019 8:53 PM
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Hype for next week!
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Nov 9, 2019 9:15 PM

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boy people sure like this Kirito even by SAO standards the dick worshiping felt strong in this one.


besides a few lines here and there this episode was a decent build up didn't actually think they were just out right going to fight next week but that episode title ant wrong.



far too many red flags god damn
 
Nov 9, 2019 9:48 PM
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FullyCharged said:
Goddamnit Alice he didn't want the swords this time! /s

The Asuna wait goes on.

For now, let's get to the action next episode.

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I don't get how the MAL ranking has dropped from 8.2 to 7.88, people rating 1's and 2's and doing reviews. If you hate SAO that much just don't watch it, man. We're 4 seasons in at this point, why bother yourself and hurt the score like that?

Read the top review for now, it's so full of delusion you can see why people are trying to brigade the score of this show xD

That's not how scoring sytems work unless there is a massive data leak, if something is great than often times than not the aggregate score will show it. I personally think SAO's production values alone is probably what is pushing it upwards of 8 and the plot, and characters are what higher than it deserves.

For example excluding the third arc of oriental scale(perhaps 4/7th of the movie rather), that was actually kinda fantastic. But after that, it was poor execution on top of poor plot through out the rest. It doesn't have to be like that, Kirito doesn't have to just gain some plot device that makes him stronger every time like that. I didn't mind Kirito's dual swords till it was explained. The show is pandering to this MC complex, and I really hate the idea of self-insert because I don't think it's all too true for story telling, but boy does Kirito make it hard. A lot of season 1 was good, mainly because it didn't pander to Kirito quite as much.

Anyways I didn't wanna keep going. But I realised this episode that if Kirito didn't exist. There's no sense of suspense since I'm almost certain Kirito will fix it when he gets there. I believe this show would feel a lot better, but would still probably hang around 7.5. It really is a generic anime but it has hints of really interesting sub-plots.

We're not a tool meant to fill SAOs creator with coin, if you enjoy his work that's fine, but it's perfectly fine to express your opinion if you dislike it .For me personally, Kirito is dragging this show down by a lot, Sao would be a pretty amazing anime if multiple different protags were sharing their experience in "x" game tragedy.
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Nov 9, 2019 10:21 PM

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deg said:
Alice got interrupted trying to kiss Kirito there

Fanatio is hot but not as hot as Lipia

i wonder what that new power of Alice is that Fanatio is talking about

final load test begins
yes she is, lipia is hot because of the tanned skin. but hey both of them fall in love with their leader right, i even call lipia "the dark fanatio" lmao
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Nov 9, 2019 10:29 PM

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Old squires introduced...hmmm nice
 
Nov 9, 2019 11:06 PM
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I really miss Kirito, plz be soon that badass person again,, And where's Asuna?? Great episode though, but seeing Alice trying to kiss Kirito makes my faces kinda grin xD Also it was nice to see Fanatio again c:
 
Nov 9, 2019 11:09 PM
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Well paced and really emotional
Alice is always impressive, really hyped for the next
 
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We are all seeing that Alice is protecting and helping Kirito. But plot twist is Kirito's also protecting Alice all the time. I admire these people's integrity and faithfulness. They are the things that make life meaningful. Wanna be like them.
 
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- The last scene where everyone was ready to fight was really cool; final load test begins...
- Where is Asuna?
- Eugeo is still alive?Maybe?
- Whatever world Kirito is in, harem follows.
 
Nov 10, 2019 12:30 AM

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First boring episode after a few good ones. Too much talking with the boring chars.
 
Nov 10, 2019 12:42 AM

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Well Kirito builds out his harem and Alice has some crazy good determination as usual.. Seems a bit melodramatic tho

Other than that it was pretty much just build up and showing Alice's romantic feelings for Kirito
His kohai's will play a big role in that too as they also said "we can't admit that we were in love with them" or something

This is gonna get complicated when Asuna shows up.. Honestly wouldn't have minded sao so much when this Alicization were the original story from the beginning, without the whole real world drama

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Fallere_825 said:
- The last scene where everyone was ready to fight was really cool; final load test begins...
- Where is Asuna?
- Eugeo is still alive?Maybe?
- Whatever world Kirito is in, harem follows.


1) Coming real soon...
2) Still dead, but seems that his bond with the Blue Rose Sword is so powerful that a piece of his soul lies inside it. Makes sense, given what happens during his clash with Quinella.
3) Not really. Not ever.
 
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boy people sure like this Kirito even by SAO standards the dick worshiping felt strong in this one.


besides a few lines here and there this episode was a decent build up didn't actually think they were just out right going to fight next week but that episode title ant wrong.



far too many red flags god damn


You don’t say. At least three Integrity Knights kick the bucket later on. Two are major.
 
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Kirito is one popular guy, Fanatio has took a liking in him. Damn, I wanted the "that" and "this" she wanted to do him ;-)

I wonder where is Asuna, I sort of miss her? She did dive into the world, so she must be somewhere.
nope bruh fanatio wont do that, she is just showing her gratitude because kirito was helping her with her complex. fanatio has someone she loves already, and he is the commander a.k.a bercouli
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Nov 10, 2019 2:25 AM

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better they dont fucked up the action in next episode, also i hope they will bring back the animation and hype from the goblin fight

if they do otherwise, i have none to say
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Nov 10, 2019 2:35 AM

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This could be the best eps so far.

I'm not going into details, just to say that the foundation it set up now will probably pave the way for much more anticipation throughout the rest.

Anyway, I'm really glad to see Alice once again after 2 eps (I guess), and I'm still got amazed by everthing she have said and done, cauz they are absolutely incredible.

Really looking forward to eps 6 :))
 
Nov 10, 2019 4:27 AM

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So far, this is so boring. Hopefully, we will see Asuna in the next episode
 
Nov 10, 2019 4:39 AM

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This episode was pretty emotional, in a good way. I can't wait to see Asuna!

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Damn it, still no Asuna. We got a lot of Alice though. If Asuna doesn't appear soon, I'll be mad. Isn't she supposed to be the 2nd MC of this season? Next episode will already be the middle of the season. :/

Eldrie jealous of Kirito, lol. I'd ship him with Alice if I wasn't shipping Eugeo with her. Kirito has Asuna, of course, no room for Alice. I was angry when Alice tried to kiss Kirito. WTF, she's only known him for 1 day before he turned into a vegetable, how is she supposed to have such strong feelings for him, it's totally fake. Similar with Lisbeth who spent 1 day with Kirito and already started to fall in love. Please fuck off Alice, Kirito wants only Asuna. Go kiss Eldrie.

That aside, it's nice that Tiese and Ronie will look after Kirito. The scene with Fanatio was funny. She seems more likable than I thought. I hope she gets Bercouli. Unless 1 of them dies (or both), of course. And I'm glad she doesn't wear her helmet all the time now. I'm curious about the 2 Integrity knights that we haven't met before. The young boy with green hair looks cute. Next episode better have some cool fight scenes. They should use their dragons.


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I feel as if Alice and Asuna would immediately be in sync after meeting, similar levels of understanding things, but different circumstances.

And then I try to calm myself with the following scene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD4B7ZQ2AQ0
 
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