Jan 14, 2022
lbunny7 (All reviews)
I’m glad I watched this after all the episodes were out, because if I’m just judging based on episode per episode, it’s boring. I have always loved SAO and the light novels, but this arc is basically just battles. And I didn’t go into this anime expecting only battles and little relationship building. It was hard to know the characters, and it was hard to keep up my engagement. If I were watching live, I probably would’ve dropped it and gotten back to it in a year. That being said, the visuals and sounds are still great. In conclusion, I just find this 12-episode season to be a let-down, and I really hope it’s better in the second half.