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Dec 22, 2012 11:04 AM

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Theodoricos said:
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Their eyes were closed during the scan so the ger couldnt "read" them.Their voices too should have been different but it's obvious why they kept the same VAs.


So what, eye colors were assigned randomly, then? Why do Kirito and Asuna, for instance, have the same eyes they have from their real life selves?

I guess that is a scientific explanation that makes sense but it's still... stupid, in my opinion, when all the others appear the same as they do in SAO. Lizbeth and Silica should've had the same eye colors as they did in the game in this episode too. SAO isn't ALO, after all, and that was one thing that was different between the games.

I would also comment on Lizbeth's hair color but it's possible that she dyed it in the real world for all I know.

It's random like the voice(Asuna's and Kirito's eyes arent that rare anyway).And the players have the choice to do modifications inside the game(with money) like Liz's pink hair(Asuna told her to paint them if I remember correctly.)
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Dec 22, 2012 11:04 AM

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I can see how this will go second season, it's going to get the sequel advantage, since anyone who hated it will avoid it, get an even higher boosted score, and then its gonna attract the hate again regardless of content :P
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Dec 22, 2012 11:07 AM

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InfiniteDestiny said:
Also to all those saying FINALLY and likely many more to say it in the future of this forum, must have been so hard to not drop a series you despise huh? You just had to endure all those long hours, hours that made "eye bleed" or seemingly gave you major headaches from all the "facepalms", yes yes indeed it must have be so hard to simply drop a series.


Ngl the series as a whole wasn't all bad despite the rushing and compressed episodes (ie. Aria and Heathcliff battle)
This series was so much better when the plot was actually about a game called Sword Art Online. But it hardly matters. It'll all be over soon enough and we can all move on to (hopefully) better things.


Though there were many cringeworthy moments:



While other moments were just amazing:



OVERALL I GIVE SAO A 5/10
Not a bad series, though most certainly not great.



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Dec 22, 2012 11:09 AM
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ssjokg said:

It's random like the voice(Asuna's and Kirito's aeys arent that rare anyway).And the players have the choice to do modifications inside the game(with money) like Liz's pink hair(Asuna told her to paint them if I remember correctly.)

I see... well that explains it, even if it kind of defeats the purpose of SAO players looking like they do outside of the game. It should've been impossible for you to do modifications in SAO otherwise you can just revert the process of your character being forced to appear like yourself.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:10 AM

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EstelleBright said:
InfiniteDestiny said:
Also to all those saying FINALLY and likely many more to say it in the future of this forum, must have been so hard to not drop a series you despise huh? You just had to endure all those long hours, hours that made "eye bleed" or seemingly gave you major headaches from all the "facepalms", yes yes indeed it must have be so hard to simply drop a series.


Ngl the series as a whole wasn't all bad despite the rushing and compressed episodes (ie. Aria and Heathcliff battle)
This series was so much better when the plot was actually about a game called Sword Art Online. But it hardly matters. It'll all be over soon enough and we can all move on to (hopefully) better things.


Though there were many cringeworthy moments:



While other moments were just amazing:



OVERALL I GIVE SAO A 5/10
Not a bad series, though most certainly not great.



//whomad?
I expected a lower score from you.You gave it just bit lower than I did.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:11 AM

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Theodoricos said:
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It's random like the voice(Asuna's and Kirito's aeys arent that rare anyway).And the players have the choice to do modifications inside the game(with money) like Liz's pink hair(Asuna told her to paint them if I remember correctly.)

I see... well that explains it, even if it kind of defeats the purpose of SAO players looking like they do outside of the game. It should've been impossible for you to do modifications in SAO otherwise you can just revert the process of your character being forced to appear like yourself.
Well eye and hair color doesnt change your appearance that much(at least in anime)Liz for example is basically the same.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:14 AM

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Well that was underwhelming.

Being me is suffering.

 
Dec 22, 2012 11:14 AM

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Theodoricos said:
ssjokg said:

It's random like the voice(Asuna's and Kirito's aeys arent that rare anyway).And the players have the choice to do modifications inside the game(with money) like Liz's pink hair(Asuna told her to paint them if I remember correctly.)

I see... well that explains it, even if it kind of defeats the purpose of SAO players looking like they do outside of the game. It should've been impossible for you to do modifications in SAO otherwise you can just revert the process of your character being forced to appear like yourself.


You can dye your hair in real life. Also you can just use eye contacts to change colour of your eyes. I see no reason why there shouldn't be an option to do the same within SAO.
It's not like you could change your face (yes I know about plastic surgery) or height anyway.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:15 AM

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About thee end, nothing more than Kirito still helping out people although here:
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb480/Yumekichi11/Picture%2040/1356189976554_zpsfd34cfca.jpg
Remains to explain who is that exactly

I know who it is but I dont quite understand what she is doing in the SAO game(thats from the psp game right?)
I get how or why Lyfa would end up in SAO but how in the world did SHE end up there?Unless that's photoshopped...
It's from a forum actually but I still wonder who it is since it's part of SAO and might hint at S2? Well from the new SAO that went up.

So PM me the answer at least.

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Dec 22, 2012 11:16 AM
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ssjokg said:
Well eye and hair color doesnt change your appearance that much(at least in anime)Liz for example is basically the same.

I personally think it's actually exactly in anime that these things do have a bigger effect on a character's appearance than they would in real life, simply because anime characters aren't drawn that much in detail. All it could take is a simple eye color switch for one character to look more like another, from another series, than their original selves. Facial structures are largely the same or just really similar across a good amount of anime characters.

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You can dye your hair in real life. Also you can just use eye contacts to change colour of your eyes. I see no reason why there shouldn't be an option to do the same within SAO.
It's not like you could change your face (yes I know about plastic surgery) or height anyway.

Basically saying the same thing to you as well. I know that you can do all of these things, but for viewer's convenience in anime I'd have personally preferred if the players weren't allowed to do so. The fact that Lizbeth and Silica look slightly different in the real world doesn't really add anything to the anime anyway.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:17 AM

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Okay ending. I like that there were no cliffhangers into the next arc. lol

Still deciding whether it deserves 5/10 or 6/10.

Kirito should really stop leading his cousin on. LOL Like seriously. She's gonna have a hope.

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Dec 22, 2012 11:18 AM

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ssjokg said:
I expected a lower score from you.You gave it just bit lower than I did.


Meh was going for 4/10, but Sugou awesomeness bumped it up.
Though this series definitely doesn't deserve anything above a 7/10.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:20 AM
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EstelleBright said:
ssjokg said:
I expected a lower score from you.You gave it just bit lower than I did.


Meh was going for 4/10, but Sugou awesomeness bumped it up.
Though this series definitely doesn't deserve anything above a 7/10.


Seeing the amount of 10s this series gets rated makes me upset. Why can't people upvote my favourite anime like that.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:21 AM

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big fan of sao can't wait for next season i hope it will air.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:23 AM

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JavierR said:

Seeing the amount of 10s this series gets rated makes me upset. Why can't people upvote my favourite anime like that.


Well I am happy that people upvote my favorite series like this then. :P

Personally as critics and fans have pointed out SAO itself is a mass appeal anime. Hence why people take something from it.

Anyways liked the meeting at Diceys, hope they make a better GGO season.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:24 AM

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*sigh*
I was liking this episode, but then the ending kinda killed it for me. Just replace Sugu with Asuna and it would have been awesome, but it just felt weird otherwise. At least take out the dance.

All the wasted potential... *sigh*
6/10, it sucked but I enjoyed most of it too much to bring its score any lower. The ending of the last episode brought it from a 7/10 to a 6/10, it just left a sour taste in my mouth. If they have just ended it earlier I would have been fine, or ended at least ended it with a scene with Asuna, you know, the main female lead and main source of romance in the show which was supposed to be one of the biggest driving forces and NOT the younger sister. Seriously wtf A-1

I didn't think I would say this before, but please don't make a second season. Just let it die, stop making it suffer, just let it die, please...
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If you really want to fit in, just put Legend of the Galactic Heroes in your top 5 and have it be the only 10-rated anime in your list.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:24 AM

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JavierR said:

Seeing the amount of 10s this series gets rated makes me upset. Why can't people upvote my favourite anime like that.


Agreed. Jinrui is obv the masterpiece of 2012.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:24 AM
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For me, overall, I did enjoy the series even though I do have some beef with it ^^; I give it a 7/10

The series I enjoy watching the most this season are Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and Zetsuen no Tempest. Even though I rank Psycho-Pass higher, the series I just listed are series I have no problem re-watching and still enjoy the series =)
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:25 AM

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it deserves a second season i can easily rate it 7/8 of 10
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:25 AM

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Well, this anime is either a love or hate anime. you got fans, and haters. I think the ratio of the people who rated this 5/5 and 1/5 says it all.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:25 AM

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I didn't expect a physical scuffle at the start!
Just the kind of ending I expected.

7/10 for me.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:25 AM

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EstelleBright said:
JavierR said:

Seeing the amount of 10s this series gets rated makes me upset. Why can't people upvote my favourite anime like that.


Agreed. Jinrui is obv the masterpiece of 2012.
Srsly though most of the SAO fanboys already gave their 10/10 score, now to see the score drop..... at an exponential rate //OMFGmathjokeamsofunny


Cynically, I want to see how much the 'final' score changes.
As of right now, still says 8.51

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Dec 22, 2012 11:26 AM

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Tavor said:
EstelleBright said:
JavierR said:

Seeing the amount of 10s this series gets rated makes me upset. Why can't people upvote my favourite anime like that.


Agreed. Jinrui is obv the masterpiece of 2012.
Srsly though most of the SAO fanboys already gave their 10/10 score, now to see the score drop..... at an exponential rate //OMFGmathjokeamsofunny


Cynically, I want to see how much the 'final' score.
As of right now, still says 8.51


yep can't argue with the facts the score says it.

great anime indeed deserves an 8
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:29 AM

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Well just watched it on CR. The first half was pretty stupid. As in Kirito street battling Sugou. Is Sugou really that weak to have been stopped from stabbing Kirito using both his hands by only one hand from Kirito?

The second half, it was nice to see all the characters again. Poor Suguha though, all those mixed brother signals.

It's getting a 6.8/10 for me. So a 7 since MAL has no decimals.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:29 AM
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I would like to see a 2nd season, as it deals with another online game, but bring back some trauma from SAO, and how Kirito deals with it. There are other things as well, like how the world has changed, what is consider the norm, the danger of VMO, etc. IMO, i really enjoy the arc for Gun Gale Online.

EDIT: Stupid spell checker using wrong words.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:29 AM

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Why does MAL still say this is still airing?

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Well, this anime is either a love or hate anime. you got fans, and haters. I think the ratio of the people who rated this 5/5 and 1/5 says it all.

Nope, still more fans. Fans to haters: 4:1 at least

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Dec 22, 2012 11:30 AM

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Good ending episode. Man will miss this show. We need a season 2. Solid 9/10.


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Dec 22, 2012 11:31 AM

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anyway it definitly deserves next season :D. good anime.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:34 AM

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Sword Art Online -- the epitome of wasted potential.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:35 AM

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While I enjoyed SAO much more than I did ALO, I would still rate this at around an 8/10. The risk of the game was gone, but I was still interested in the story and that's what matters.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:35 AM

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A really mediocre anime, SAO was good till they started the ALO arc.

 
Dec 22, 2012 11:38 AM

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If you think about Light Novel sales, it's very possible they will announcement another season soon

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I would say this is a rather good ending, we could see sugou crying for his life, many sao character, sandwich kun, boobs, also asuna and kirito sao ver. But seriously kirito you kiss asuna who just awake from 2 years slumber even though it's your first time meeting her in real life, nice one. Season 2? Anyone?

It's not like they are strangers.As for S2 we have to wait and see but seeing the sales I think it is very possible.

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Dec 22, 2012 11:39 AM

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Well I'm almost crying here. I didn't realize that the end of an anime would hurt me so much. I loved this episode, and I liked the anime very much.
They put the first opening song in the ending of this episode. And the ending of this episode was beautiful, seeing everyone flying to Aincrad.
I'm gonna miss this series. 8/10
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:39 AM

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Don't care what any one else says - SAO was the Best Anime this season! I hope it gets a 2nd season :)

This ep. went by too fast, but it was still great!

 
Dec 22, 2012 11:39 AM

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if only they didn't try to cram things and stick in all those BD boosting shots. Plus more content to explore things. Alas only 25 eps.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:41 AM

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who is the blue haired girl ? is that asuna avatar in ALO ?
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:42 AM

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who is the blue haired girl ? is that asuna avatar in ALO ?


It's Asuna.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:45 AM

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Actually I don't know why people hate this series. I loved it and I watched it sinds July. I don't know what's so boring or stupid about SAO.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:46 AM

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Thank god it's all over... for now. (Because we all know it's going to get another season.) It's a real shame that this anime went from "Interesting and cool" to "Ah! My eyes! THEY BURN!" The first few episode looked like this anime had so much potential, and then it fell down a never ending cliff, its potential never to be seen again.
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Dec 22, 2012 11:47 AM

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7/10 When I watched the first episode of SAO, I thought it had an awesome concept, but the development was really bad and it's a shame. I don't look forward for a second season, but I don't mind if they make it, I'd watch it but I won't be that excited.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:48 AM
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The series just fell off after episode 14.

Not the greatest anime ever by any means but it was entertaining. Hopefully we get another season.


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End rating is probably 5/10 for me. One of the worst of the season for me, well, at least after the SAO arc, but even then it was a bit above average.

I just thought that it was badly-paced and the characters weren't fleshed out enough. The story for ALO, in my opinion, was terrible, especially after being in the life-threatining SAO. I think it ruined the show for me. It did have potential, and I think that leaving it with the SAO arc for 25 episodes could have made it better. Not a LN reader though, maybe that did the story justice?????
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:49 AM

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Asuna looked like Musee from Xillia 2:



just sayin
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:49 AM
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Thanks to A-1 for this unintentional comedy. Haven't laughed this hard at something since Another.

3/10 seems pretty fair.
LOL, It was so bad it was good?

I went with a similar train of thought...

I think you're underestimating this... I give it a 4/10

I almost gave it a 5, but it would be unfair to other shows I think are better.

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Dec 22, 2012 11:54 AM

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Did anyone else temp kirito to actually slit that pedophile's throat? i know i was! xD I was... DO IT! DO IT!

lol at the Kirito and Lyfa moment, i guess that'll do.. for now. :D

OP1 ending! now gimme Gun gale!!! (cross-fingers)
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:54 AM

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It was pretty good show.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:55 AM

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So Aincrad is a lot smaller than Alfeim.....? Dafuq.

Also, did they reset his stats because he gained admin when he fought Sugou status?


Lizzbeth looks a lot different even if only her hair color was different. o.O



I love this series but overall the episode was meh after Kirito and Asuna met up.

I wonder if Kirito's kindness will end up hurting Suguha again.
 
Dec 22, 2012 11:55 AM

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I liked the series, 7/10.

It was really addicting, but it had a lot of flaws. The second arc was awful compared to first one.
 
Dec 22, 2012 12:00 PM

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I'm sad it's over - I actually enjoyed watching this anime and it's one of my favourites. The kiss with Asuna and Kirito in the hospital nearly made me tear up, I was smiling so much. <3

The fight with Kirito and Sugou in the parking lot could've lasted longer - was way too rushed in my opinion.

I like how the old characters were reintroduced and seen in the real world, as well as finding out some of their real names. The fact that Aincrad was put into ALO was a bit of a mindfuck though but the ending was sweet.

The soundtrack was also brilliant - I love the 2 OPs and 2 EDs which I can't really say about other animes I've watched. "crossing field" playing as the ED really left me on a positive note smiling to myself.

I'm also a light novel reader and I believe the anime was too rushed and didn't have enough development or explanations in certain scenes. However, I'm grateful to see it animated and I loved watching it overall. I give it 9/10.
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Finally we are done, it was so good at the beggining with the SAO arc, then the alfhiem ark was just meh or worse than meh, but the Gun Gale Online arc is epic i tell you EPIC!
 
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