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Dec 1, 2012 7:24 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Dat recuse and flight. Man, Kirito looks pissed off to me when he fought his way through but all those raining arrows. For a second, I thought he was actually dead for good tbh. Well, good thing Leafa later came..

Too bad she finds out the truth. I kinda felt sorry for Suguha/Leafa there.

 
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Wow, the beginning OST reminds me of one of Tsubasa OSTs!! Then Kirito went flying, but there's an invisible wall blocking. Asuna heard Yui calling, but Yui couldn't hear Asuna's reply, so she threw the card. It's time for Kirito to go alone (well, with Yui).

Kirito's challenge... with the vocal OST... with flashback of Asuna... It's still too hard and he died. Then his memory of his journey (both previous arc and this arc). Lyfa came to the rescue and revived him. Lyfa just realized that Kirito is her beloved brother. At real life, Kirito also was told about her feeling.

It's overall really too sad in this ep., mixing different sad feeings.

I cannot imagine what kind of bond they are about to show next ep. (The title is "Kizuna")

The end art, I just realized that the sword is not from SAO (and saw others saying it's from AW)
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Dec 1, 2012 7:25 AM
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FOREVER SUGUHA

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Dec 1, 2012 7:27 AM
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l0l @ Suguha. Good laugh, good laugh.
 
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Dec 1, 2012 8:08 AM

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This episode really fleshed out a nice fight but also gave out some rather sad drama for Suguha fans in the following,

Surely no one can deny that drama but TBH I find Suguha kind of MOE with this part in particular. Despite crying, she is also found blushing and as much flustered even.

Kirito in the following,
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb480/Yumekichi11/Picture%2039/1354374814215_zps2ffe2afe.jpg
DAMN! Guy takes multi sword stabs. I do admit that his endurance was quite something even though he lost in thee end.

Asuna flashbacks served as a good motivator for him.

In thee end can’t deny the following in the spoiler
this truly if compared to many surprising sequences and at most characters. Finds itself #2 NEXT…to….ASUNA! Indeed I rank it after Asuna’s expressions to be the most rich expression among the many. The expression is high due to Leafa’s realization but it’s more with how it shows out and impacts upon viewers.

BTW End Art focus in the spoiler
well looks I failed with the last one. So let’s try this once again! JOIN ME! PAY ATTENTION! Notice that sword, notice the design? YES! It’s Haruyuki in SWORD MODE! His face is that middle thing that is green and you can even see his wings from his Avatar. MASTER ART! There truly cannot be more than such discovery that goes back to Accel World VS SAO.
So anyone noticed? Looks like at this point I am the only with the keen observation. Oh well to the REAPERS of my find/my discovery. Let it make your mind happy of seeing Haruyuki be a SWORD! AHAHAHAHAAH!

OOPS! Notice Leafa sword NOW! It's Hime in sword form too. They are joking around with Accel World big time. OMG! I did not notice that at first but it's a given!

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Dec 1, 2012 8:34 AM

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Well the fight was better than I expected but I wanted something more.The animation at times was weird.
Second part was just boobs,boobs,boobs and Lyfa taking Kirito's flame.They(studio) really made her struggle towards the end.

I think Sugu's act in the end was a bit too much for me.

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Dec 1, 2012 8:45 AM

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Isn't it sad Sacchin Suguha? lol

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Dec 1, 2012 8:47 AM

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I wasn't expecting much from the fight but I'm still satisfied by what I saw. Most of them were how the LN described it, from blocking with his left arm to throwing one of the guardians to another and stabbing them. The animation was fluid but some shots were pretty weird. Oh well. inb4 why was his HP bar dropping slowly
And that Leafa/Sugu suffering, from the rescue attempt to the big revelation. Good performance by Taketatsu Ayana. inb4 forced drama and incest
So they ended it at that part. Should be good next time, though the episode after next should be that. Better prepare myself for that.


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Dec 1, 2012 8:53 AM

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So they ended it at that part. Should be good next time, though the episode after next should be that. Better prepare myself for that.


I hope they dont waste the entire ep to
If you are talking about that...
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Dec 1, 2012 9:03 AM

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Oh.. Kirito, I wanna kill you. I know you're not at fault but still wanna kill you. 'kay?

Great episode nonetheless. It went by very fast.
 
Dec 1, 2012 9:04 AM

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ssjokg said:
I hope they dont waste the entire ep to
If you are talking about that...
With the way this episode dragged on, the first one will probably cover a lot of time next episode and we'll probably see the last one as a cliffhanger. The one I'm referring is after those.
 
Dec 1, 2012 9:13 AM
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ssjokg said:

I hope they dont waste the entire ep to
If you are talking about that...


Given what we have seen so far, I would guess

So if true, you should get you wish, if briefly.
 
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Takuan_Soho said:
ssjokg said:

I hope they dont waste the entire ep to
If you are talking about that...


Given what we have seen so far, I would guess

So if true, you should get you wish, if briefly.


Well that will be a very anticlimactic cliffhanger.And it isnt even excused like with the boss of the 75th floor. I they could somehow end it at Kirito in front of
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The entire part expect Lyfa and Kirito is action.
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Dec 1, 2012 9:31 AM

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I was kind of expecting something a bit better. I kind of feel this part was a bit more dramatic and interesting in the light novel. I was really looking forward for it.
Anyway, looking forward for next episode. Can't wait to watch the final fights.
 
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Worse than what i would initially guessed when reading the LN but better than i expected after seeing the anime till now, just saying that kinda depresses me but in any case it should be interesting to see how they pace the rest, really not looking forward to that hopefully they give it little screen time, sure anybody rather see more detail given to

 
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The identities are now known. Looking forward to seeing the decked out players. Getting closer and closer to seeing the end.


 
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Well that will be a very anticlimactic cliffhanger.And it isnt even excused like with the boss of the 75th floor. I they could somehow end it at Kirito in front of
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Yes, it would be anticlimactic, but after 22 episodes, why would you expect anything different? This is a team that cut out the entire climax of the first novel after all.

Your suggestion would be the logical place to end it, but again this team has shown a preference towards ending episodes mid-action, so you might as well prepare yourself for it again.
 
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Takuan_Soho said:
ssjokg said:
Well that will be a very anticlimactic cliffhanger.And it isnt even excused like with the boss of the 75th floor. I they could somehow end it at Kirito in front of
....

Yes, it would be anticlimactic, but after 22 episodes, why would you expect anything different? This is a team that cut out the entire climax of the first novel after all.

Your suggestion would be the logical place to end it, but again this team has shown a preference towards ending episodes mid-action, so you might as well prepare yourself for it again.
I can still hope to some miracle.The reason I wasnt disappointed here was that I lowered my expectations a bit.
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Dec 1, 2012 10:24 AM

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Bout what I expected, this is probably the best part of the first 4 LN's, and it was done well here.

So yeah nice episode eep.


This is a team that cut out the entire climax of the first novel after all.


Uh the Kayabaya fight? How was that cut out?
 
Dec 1, 2012 10:29 AM

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oh my god, cant wait for next episode!! so hyped! gogo kirito :3
 
Dec 1, 2012 10:30 AM

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I was kind of expecting something a bit better. I kind of feel this part was a bit more dramatic and interesting in the light novel.
That's because they way way over emphasized while in the LN YOUR BRAIN can set the emphasization itself whom may be far less than in the episode itself.

Overdoing stuff is always a anime industrial trademark due to it mass affection.

Hence I am sure in the LN it looked less drama than the episode.

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Dec 1, 2012 10:31 AM

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ehm...the hell?
i really want to puch in the face the one who tought this was a great idea for a clifthanger....this should have been over in like 5 minutes more


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I hope they dont waste the entire ep to

i really hope so...
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Dec 1, 2012 11:08 AM

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Since I didn't have work today, went ahead and waited on CR for the release. The second the episode comes out, the entire episode page / server lag crashes from people flooding in... jesus.

Just gonna wait for the HS rip.
 
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Worse than what i would initially guessed when reading the LN but better than i expected after seeing the anime till now, just saying that kinda depresses me but in any case it should be interesting to see how they pace the rest, really not looking forward to that hopefully they give it little screen time, sure anybody rather see more detail given to



I'm going to miss Sugou because he's my favourite NTRing villain.

I don't know how it works, I really dislike Leafa, but I like Sugu. I felt so bad for Sugu, all that crying. I know how she feels sigh.

All those Asuna flashbacks made me pretty sad too. To be honest, I thought he was going to pull off another resurrection there, but then I remembered the LN.

They really dragged this episode out. I wonder how they're going to do the last three.
 
Dec 1, 2012 11:16 AM

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Sucks for you, whore.
 
Dec 1, 2012 11:23 AM

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Oh and to answer ssjokg from something he asked me earlier (about if any episode stood out for me like that one episode of naruto did). I'd say if there was one episode that stood out for me, it would be this one (but who knows the last one could be a winner too).

So yeah so far pretty happy with ALO. I think it was a wise decision to ditch the Tonkii part and put more emphasis on these episodes.
 
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Yes, it would be anticlimactic, but after 22 episodes, why would you expect anything different? This is a team that cut out the entire climax of the first novel after all.


What the heck are you talking about? They didn't cut anything from the climax of the first novel.
 
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GrayArchon said:
Takuan_Soho said:

Yes, it would be anticlimactic, but after 22 episodes, why would you expect anything different? This is a team that cut out the entire climax of the first novel after all.


What the heck are you talking about? They didn't cut anything from the climax of the first novel.


Here comes this episodes' flame war.
 
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Oh and to answer ssjokg from something he asked me earlier (about if any episode stood out for me like that one episode of naruto did). I'd say if there was one episode that stood out for me, it would be this one (but who knows the last one could be a winner too).

So yeah so far pretty happy with ALO. I think it was a wise decision to ditch the Tonkii part and put more emphasis on these episodes.


wow.Even I had forgotten that question...It took me a while to remember that.
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Dec 1, 2012 11:28 AM

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I loved the battle scene, for a moment I thought that he was going to make it, but dam!

Why did she have to find out this soon and that way? Where do they go from here?
 
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They finally learned the inevitable truth!
Although, this episode barely moved the plot at all.

I guess Kirito will be back with the other races.
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Dec 1, 2012 11:32 AM

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ssjokg said:
hyperknees91 said:
Oh and to answer ssjokg from something he asked me earlier (about if any episode stood out for me like that one episode of naruto did). I'd say if there was one episode that stood out for me, it would be this one (but who knows the last one could be a winner too).

So yeah so far pretty happy with ALO. I think it was a wise decision to ditch the Tonkii part and put more emphasis on these episodes.


wow.Even I had forgotten that question...It took me a while to remember that.


I remember all the unimportant things in life hah. But yeah I really hope they do the last episode well.
 
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I loved the battle scene, for a moment I thought that he was going to make it, but dam!

Why did she have to find out this soon and that way? Where do they go from here?


It isnt that hard to figure out.Just think.What the is the most cliche thing that happens when two allies have to reinforce their bonds or are in a disagreement in a shounen show?

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Although, this episode barely moved the plot at all.
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they took the key,Kirito saw that he cant make his way to Asuna,and Sugu,since this arc is more about her than Asuna,found out that Kirito is Kazuto.
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Dec 1, 2012 11:39 AM

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Ah it's pretty crazy how Kirito does such a crazy thing when entire armies can't even do it. xD
 
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Yes, it would be anticlimactic, but after 22 episodes, why would you expect anything different? This is a team that cut out the entire climax of the first novel after all.


What the heck are you talking about? They didn't cut anything from the climax of the first novel.


Here comes this episodes' flame war.


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So Kirito smashed face first into that barrier Suguha kept telling him about. I didn't see that coming.
*Sarcasm*

Despite the beginning, I really liked this episode. I think it's the best one since the beginning. It had lots of action when Kirito went up into that tree and it was realistic in the sense that he couldn't just smash his way through like he had against previous enemies. Kirito died for the first time ever and actually needed to be rescued by Lyfa, who was finally figured out that Kirito is her brother.

Those scenes when she found out that Kirito is her brother and when she confessed her feelings for him were simply one of the best I've seen in SAO yet. Poor Suguha.

The quality of the action, drama, and excitement in this episode is what I've been missing since the beginning of SAO. I never expected SAO to be Code Geass or S;G, but I did hope for something close to it.
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Someone's jealous. lol

So why do you hate Suguha so much?
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Dammit, Sugu needs a hug. Like really bad.

Although I'm sure a majority of the people already know, I hope people don't misinterpret the non-sibling relationship, they're not brother and sisters but still cousins.

Can't really say much about the fight, rather it was expected. I never even read to this point of the novel.
 
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Also they included a bit more introspective dialogue huh. O_o

And yeah poor Sugu. :( You still have your bitch stalker Recon.
 
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Also they included a bit more introspective dialogue huh. O_o

And yeah poor Sugu. :( You still have your bitch stalker Recon.


I dont think she is satisfied with that.
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The truth hurts don't it? Suguha pretty much broke down in tears.

Kirito always trying to show off in battle. Doesn't always end well though.
 
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ssjokg said:
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Also they included a bit more introspective dialogue huh. O_o

And yeah poor Sugu. :( You still have your bitch stalker Recon.


I dont think she is satisfied with that.


Yeah sadly so. :<
Although one should just cut their losses and take what is possible. D:

And oh jeez. You could see the exact moment where Sugu's heart breaks into tiny little pieces. :C
 
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NICE epic face lol i love it when he goes berserk mode or...insane mode while fighting he even put with a badass smile.

Sugu forever friendzone/family :(

The hug part after she saved him was...ehhh okay.

Sighhh another week of waiting. just 3 more episodes!
 
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Also they included a bit more introspective dialogue huh. O_o

And yeah poor Sugu. :( You still have your bitch stalker Recon.


I dont think she is satisfied with that.
Kirito should introduce her to Klein. That guy would certainly treat her right.
 
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Yes, it would be anticlimactic, but after 22 episodes, why would you expect anything different? This is a team that cut out the entire climax of the first novel after all.


What the heck are you talking about? They didn't cut anything from the climax of the first novel.


The climax of the novel was when Kirito looked at Heathcliff who has a pitying look on his face and suddenly thinks: "As if he was looking at a bunch of white mice playing in an inescapable cage". This begins the process of Kirito putting the pieces together to make the connection. The identification of Heathcliff as Kayaba is the most dramatic scene in the book, the point everything led up to, the point which defined everything that followed, and the animation completely skipped over this identification

In the animation all Heathcliff is doing is standing there with a neutral look on his face and without giving any explanation, Kirito recalls the fight they had 2 weeks (and 4 episodes) prior and leaps to the conclusion that Heathcliff is Kayaba. There was no trigger, no reason why Kirito would think then and not anytime prior to this point (not to mention that they had just fought for an hour, and he was exhausted, which is not the best time to try to have epiphanies), they just glossed over the entire scene with his abrupt leap (both figuratively and literally) of faith.

And it isn't like it would have taken much to provide the climatic trigger. Just Kirito mumbling "It's like we are mice to him" would have been enough. But there was no attempt even at this. It's like having the detective point to the villain and say: "it was you Colonel Mustard", without explaining that it occurred in the billiard room with the candlestick.
 
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NettoAzure said:
Ah it's pretty crazy how Kirito does such a crazy thing when entire armies can't even do it. xD


hahaha that ability is only for shounen heroes lol

nice battle scene in this epi, sucks for the brocon-sis
im piqued for the next one
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i couldn't stop laughing its was so bad i wanted to see that would happen and it was amazing lol shes so stupid not finding out that the person looked and had the same name has her "brother" overall it was a good episode only 3 left =(
 
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AiCon said:
ssjokg said:
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Also they included a bit more introspective dialogue huh. O_o

And yeah poor Sugu. :( You still have your bitch stalker Recon.


I dont think she is satisfied with that.
Kirito should introduce her to Klein. That guy would certainly treat her right.

And he would be quite happy.Thorzoned Klein..best and saddest moment he had in the LN.


Doesnt Kirito here, look like his first avatar in SAO?Except the hair.
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EPIC EPISODE IS EPIC. CANNOT WAIT FOR NEXT EPISODE. OH GAWDDDD
 
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i couldn't stop laughing its was so bad i wanted to see that would happen and it was amazing lol shes so stupid not finding out that the person looked and had the same name has her "brother" overall it was a good episode only 3 left =(

Only we see that he is so similar and she doesnt know the name Kirito.How would she figure it out?
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