How do I stop a friend from picking up Sword Art Online?
By making him watch the first few episodes.
Be the Frodo.
Let him watch it and see how shit it is, that will dissuade him.
You dont. It is a better show than log hurrizon.
You don't stop him. Season 2 looks pretty promising with GGO
Just tell the truth, and mention it's a romance anime.
Is that Rika?
You can't. You'll have to kill him.
No. It's Akatsuki from Log Horizon.
Be obsessive about it being amazing and one of the best anime of all all history and that he should watch it ASAP. They will either delay it indefinitely or watch it, say that it's meh or shit and hopefully drop it.
My friend stopped me from watching it by saying the LNs are much better. I don't know if that's true or not though.
He has no choice but to die.
Not saying that SAO or its LN are great, but that's a shitty reason to not watch something unless you actually intend to read it.
If the book is better I'd rather read it. Either way it's far down enough in my backlog that I'll likely never get to it.
The book isn't any better. Same asspulls, deus ex machinas, plot holes, bad characters. The only difference is pacing.
You can't stop him for watching the first cour, the second cour, the second season you must and can stop him to watch that.
More explanations, less Frodos, though the most egregious Frodos still stand.
Death is the only answer.
I assume you want to get him into Log Horizon instead. In which case, I'd say SAO first cour is better.
same asspulls, less plot holes, and Characters are better explained.
buy him the BD
You can only convince him if he actually has taste.
I once tried to speak about anime with my friend.
He brought up SAO and "how good it is".
I argued with him for a while, and we no longer talk about anime.
because you're a faggot with shit taste.
Don't, if he have some taste he'll understand by himself
Tell him about the incest. If he's a big enough normie he won't watch it.
You could shoot him.