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Just finished SAO. I actually really enjoyed the ending. I'd dropped it when it was airing during the ALO arc, but it actually was a satisfying ending.

It's not like the show works as a character drama or even as an action series. But as a romance, it scratched an itch that anime almost never does. When was the last anime you've watched where the hero saves the damsel in distress, mutilates the bad guy, then makes out with her in the end? It's something that sounds cliche, but you never see. Either the asexual loser saves the girl, or the meek self-insert tries to save the girl, but gets punched in the face in the process. And how often do we get to see the main couple raise a cute daughtaru?
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>>100810827
I really hated how the anime showed a lack of characterization. I really disliked Asuna for her almost nonexistant personality.

Read SAO:Progressive it is much better so far. They actually fix Asuna.
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>>100811107
I'd rather have her lack a personality than have one that makes you rage.

deredere > generic genki or tsunder
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>>100811107
>I really hated how the anime showed a lack of characterization. I really disliked Asuna for her almost nonexistant personality.
That's how she is in the source as well until volume 7.
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>>100811107
>SAO:Progressive
What the fuck? The author rebooted his own damn series?
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>>100810827
>It's something that sounds cliche, but you never see.
I should hope so. It's embarrassing wish-fulfillment shit.
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>>100811242
Yes, now you have a whole book full of Asuna x Kirito adventures, that will never be translated.

It's explaining the wholes.
Not jumping from floor 1 to 7x but to 2.

Two volumes out so far.
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>cute daughtaru
Try this on for size: I fucking hated Yui. I fucking hated SAO's romance. I fucking hated SAO.
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>>100811455
So it's not really a reboot, just supplementary material?
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>>100811254
>I should hope so. It's embarrassing wish-fulfillment shit.
As opposed to what? Embarrassing masochistic shit?

There's no romance written with integrity in anime and manga. If we're going to have badly written romance, I want it to make me smile, at least.
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>>100811610
>Still have a surge of rage everytime I see this picture
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>>100811610
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>>100811516
More or less.
Old material with new stuff.
It has Aria, but it skipped (I think) The First Day.

So he is adding and removing material.
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I had just finished this last week and was hoping that when he logged Asuna out, it would kill her. It would have been so satisfying to have ended it that way. Then, the last episode would be about him coping with the fact that she is dead and moving on to real life again. Or he doesn't move on and becomes a NEET for the rest of his life.
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>>100811473
Have you ever considered the fact that maybe your hate is proportional to SAO's popularity? There are plenty of mediocre anime out there, but I don't here you hating on any of the ones that weren't popular.

I, on the other hand, am a bastion of objectivity. I despise shitty unpopular pieces of shit, like, say, Yandere Kanojo. I even make a point to tell them that whenever those faggots have their awful threads.
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>>100811949
Realistically, his cousin would get him on the rebound.
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obligatory
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>>100812136
his cousin already takes care of him when he is playing his games.
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>>100811610
>There's no romance written with integrity in anime and manga.
You're fucking stupid. You're a secondary and a casual and you need to watch more anime if you think SAO is the pinnacle of anything, much less romance.
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>>100812530
agreed, but SAO handles the romance pretty well. iv seen a lot worst, its not a masterpiece, its not even amazing but its worth watching on a rainy day
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>>100812136
Yeah, but it wouldn't work out, I think, because she would always be thought of as "not-Asuna".
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>>100812530
>>100812854
Romance in anime is shit, and if you disagree, you're a faggot with terrible taste.

Manga, on the other hand, has God Tier romance.
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>>100811161
Fortunately for you, she is neither generic genki nor tsundere in Progressive. She's just kinda normal with a range of emotions from irritated to curious to playful. There's no romantic affections yet, so you don't have to try to read any dere into things.

In fact, genki Asuna would be kinda freaky to see.

>>100811782
>adding and removing
What? No, they're all part of the same canon. First Day is part of volume 8. Aria is part of the Progressive series, which fits into the Aincrad timeline. There's no "removing" going on.
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>>100813166
Yeah, I was actually thinking more about manga when I replied. That faggot clearly was too, since he posted Kimi no Iru Machi.
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>>100813166
I'm glad someone can finally agree that every romance in every anime is poorly written and is obviously only there to make tumblr shipperwhales all wet.
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>>100813480

Misaki's love is pure.
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>Just finished
I nope the split second every time someone starts a thread like this. All you had to do was discuss SAO you fucking idiot.
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>>100813268
So The First Day was in the first volume of Progressive?
If so, then I got it wrong.
If not, he removed it.

It happens before Aria and is in the Aincrad timeline.
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Well don't fear SAO II is going to destroy anime
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>>100811610
I just finished SAO a while back, figured I should watch it to back up the shit I talk about it, and you summed up my feelings exactly. Objectively I know it was shit, but damn did I enjoy it.
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I'm currently up to episode 6 and I'm honestly not minding it so far.

The plot is really jumpy but I'm enjoying the characters, especially Silica, please tell me there's more of her.

How long until shit goes downhill?
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>>100817124
>Silica, please tell me there's more of her.
Gone for good in the anime.

>How long until shit goes downhill?
Gleam Eyes and power of love. You'll understand.
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>>100817124
Don't worry episode 7 onward are garbage you should probably just drop it now.
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>>100810827
Do people like you exist in real life? people with so low standards? SAO is one of the worst anime ever created, Is cliched in so many ways that is not funny, the girl in distress is made to appeal to the male demographic, and their relationship is so immature. Heck it isnt suppose to be pure, is too weird. Is like a shut in made the story.
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>>100818097
This is some lazy pasta
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>>100811516
Pretty much. Though, a lot of fans still call it a reboot, because it retcons certain information,

>>100813970
What? "The First Day" was already published in another book, and happened before Progressive. Why would he include it?
It's not "removed" or not, it's "didn't include".

>>100817124
>please tell me there's more of her
She shows up once more in the Anime.
Though, you could read the currently on-going Manga, Girls Ops, or read a couple side-stories with her.
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>>100810827
>But as a romance, it scratched an itch that anime almost never does
Fuck you



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