[a / b / c / d / e / f / g / gif / h / hr / k / m / o / p / r / s / t / u / v / vg / vr / w / wg] [i / ic] [r9k] [s4s] [cm / hm / lgbt / y] [3 / aco / adv / an / asp / biz / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / fit / gd / hc / his / int / jp / lit / mlp / mu / n / news / out / po / pol / qst / sci / soc / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / vp / wsg / wsr / x] [Settings] [Home]
Board
Settings Home
/a/


File: Aincrad.png (2.49 MB, 1020x1464)
2.49 MB
2.49 MB PNG
Admit it /a/
You liked SAO before the second arc
>>
I'll admit it, there's no shame in that.
>>
Yep.
>>
It was mindless entertainment.
>>
Yes, and?
>>
>>102113256
pretty much this
>>
>>102113161
Maybe you were not around, but /a/ pretty much went with all the SAO shitposting since episode 2.
>>
Actually I dropped it during the first arc.
>>
I didn't dislike it, but I felt it was a shame the world wasn't used as well as it could be.

Also the best girl lost.
>>
Yes, the first arc was decent.
>>
>>102113353
My nigga.
>>
I actually liked all of SAO, deal with it /a/.
>>
>>102113520
I agree
Though there was a massive drop in quality during Fairy Dance
>>
>>102113286
That was LNfags in board defense mode.
>>
>>102113520
I liked all of it too, I don't understand /a/'s hatred towards it.
>>
>>102113520
>>102113574
Yeah, I liked SAO overall. It's just Kirito's gary stu bullshit that drags the whole thing down.

It was refreshing to see a romance that actually progressed quickly instead of spending 20 episodes on d-d-doushio.
>>
>>102113161
I liked it before, during, and after
>>
>>102113286
I didn't see any /a/ shitposting until after the series was over and the people who liked it were done talking about it
>>
>>102113161

Of course I did. It was a great anime in the first arc. Well worth the watch.

Which is why it pissed me off so bad with the ending to the first arc, and the second arc being so shitty.
>>
The phrase 'the first arc was actually good!' is constantly parroted everywhere. From episode 2 on-wards it stank of wasted potential, it was crap from the starting line, and I don't get at all the people who say other wise. I forced the entire series down me, it only gets slightly worse with the second arc, its the shame shit other than shamelessly showing up Asuna.
>>
File: 1392011169990.png (1.37 MB, 1280x720)
1.37 MB
1.37 MB PNG
SAO wasn't bad by shounen standards.
>>
>>102113161

I liked the concept of the virtual reality but it was just another another harem animu with a sci-fi twist

>Also the best girl lost.

Best male bro only showed like 5 minutes after the 1 episode too
>>
File: 1340917434442.jpg (181.56 KB, 732x706)
181.56 KB
181.56 KB JPG
>>102113889
>I didn't see any /a/ shitposting until after the series was over
>>
>>102113943
Hes going to be in S2
>>
>>102113925

Hey, don't deny it though, that first episode was godly. It.... It had the potential to become an amazing anime.
>>
>>102113889
I'm guessing you weren't even watching it while it was airing, huh.
>>
I got tired of it halfway through the first arc. All the suspense and fear factor of getting killed in the game went when Kirito became an OP motherfucker. The time-skips also annoyed me. Oh yeah, and that pixie thing that kept calling Kirito and Asuna "Mama and Papa" was the most cringe-worthy shit I've ever seen.

Only good thing I got out of that show was dat imuto
>>
>>102114004
I think it was pretty good as it was. It was a little rushed

>>102114021
I watched every episode as it came out, I was enjoying the shit out of it
>>
I thought that even the Aincrad arc lacked a certain depth - I had had my finger on it, but I've since forgotten. That said, I didn't think the Light Novels were any better in this respect.

I still think it's enormously enjoyable, though.
>>
>>102113161
When they played house with their kid ignoring the fight to escape the place and those who died trying is what I started to loathe the series. Is that the second arc? Should have just been all about the quest to escape, creator is final boss, dies, then gives that seed thing.
>>
>>102114097
*Imouto*
>>
>>102114097
Sugu's sugus are perfection
>>
SAO aired two years ago.
>>
Is the LN worth reading?

It's coming out in English in April.
>>
>>102114164
wtf? I thought that was one of the best parts. The main characters actually did shit that real people might feasibly do under the circumstances.
>>
>>102113161
I still liked it during the second half

But seriously, second half was good before the tentacles showed up. However, there were already flaws (warning signs?) early on. Seriously, are you showing a character in her underwear and taking a bath barely two episodes after introducing her?

Also, Recon worst SAO and worst character ever. Didn't contribute anything to the plot at all. He could have just been deleted from the story and nothing would have changed.
>>
>>102114197
Not really, it's the same shit.
>>
>>102114164
I think that was kind of the point.

It became a new life
>>
>>102113161
I liked it until they butchered Aria.
>>
>>102114197
Only if you want a few of the plotholes from the anime filled in, and LNfags didn't tell you already.
>>
No, it grew tired of it about 10 episodes in because the character were acting just so incredibly unbelievable at that point. The whole 'normal family life + little girl' angle was absolutely horrific.

Sorry, but I'm not buying two teens suddenly acting like parents to a virtual little girl, completely serious and unironic.
>>
>>102113243
>>102113250
>>102113256
>>102113274
>>102113285
>>102113353
>>102113424
>>102113520
>>102113574
>>102113676
>>102113748
>>102113822
>>102113889
>>102113922
>>102113930
>>102114004
>>102114097
>>102114102
>>102114226
I have no idea how anyone can enjoy this show past the first episode, when ep 2 features.

>Raid leader that acts like a gigantic whiny asshole the entire episode OH BUT HE DIED AT THE END FEEL SAD HERE IS A MONTAGE OF MOMENTS THAT ARE ALL FROM THE LAST 20 MINUTES

>Asuna is somehow a really good player but is too retarded to see that everyone has their names visible

>I'M NOT A BETA TESTER, I'M A BEATER *dramatically flairs black trenchcoat and runs away*

and then it literally gets worse every single episode until the end
>>
>>102114197
If you enjoyed the anime, yeah.
>>
Sawashiro as Sinonono is gonna be the greatest shit ever.

I cant fucking wait.
>>
>>102114290
u mad?

you sound mad
>>
>>102114290
That's why I said mindless.
It's enjoyable until you start to think about it.
>>
Ya the first arc was actually really good, and pretty intense at some points, but then the second arc came and it was just so bad. There was literally no reason to keep watching it except he was trying to save asuna
>>
>>102114004
I really liked the first episode actually, I was ready to sit down and really enjoy this series that everyone was talking about.. Crap right in to 2. It jumped around pointlessly, Mary Stu protag that everyone likes for no apparent reason, scenes like that girl we've literally known for about 8 minutes dying like I'm supposed to give a shit, the really retarded BEATER thing that starts off as a huge deal then is totally dropped away as a plot point.

Oh, and nothing really makes sense for an MMO, It feels like the dude who wrote the original source material has never played one in his life. The real hitter is I liked the pizza guy from ep1 a lot too, but then he hardy ever show up again; guess he had more important things to do than MC's bullshit.
>>
>>102114290
Episode two was a story the length of a third of the first volume condensed into a single episode. It was beyond butchering.
>>
>>102114290
>I have no idea how anyone can enjoy this show past the first episode, when ep 2 features.

Because it had a very endearing setting and they still utilized that for the first 8 episodes or so, after that they tried to have the show be carried by the characters which was laughably awful. And of course, they threw the game logic totally out the window, destroying the setting that made the show interesting to begin with.
>>
>>102114290
>Asuna is somehow a really good player but is too retarded to see that everyone has their names visible
>everyone has their names visible

But they aren't. Is that the joke?
>>
I liked SAO before the second episode.
SAO is pretty much wasted potential and poor game design: the show for aincrad
>>
Why was Recon so useless and worthless?

>>102114183
Anon, it's getting a second season soon.
>>
Sugu best girl

daily reminder
>>
>>102114358
What if there to enjoy if you "don't think about it" though?

>>102114432
I see, too bad we're talking about the anime so the LN might as well not exist.

>>102114438
Does it, though? The only times they even bother to act like it's a videogame are some of the most hilariously awful parts of the first season

>>102114473
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lebn4007HzI&t=21m19s
>>
>>102114534
That doesn't make it wrong.
>>
>>102114290
>and then it literally gets worse every single episode until the end
Not really. I'll admit that the "beater" faggotry ticked me off, but it was alright until the pixie showed up
>>
>>102114419
> It feels like the dude who wrote the original source material has never played [an MMO] in his life

I think he was trying to make the game sound like a GOOD mmo, one that someone would reasonably want to play. Yeah, the author has probably never played one of those before. I know I haven't, and I guarantee you haven't.
>>
No, but I loved Death Note before the second arc.
>>
>>102114290
>Raid leader that acts like a gigantic whiny asshole the entire episode OH BUT HE DIED AT THE END FEEL SAD HERE IS A MONTAGE OF MOMENTS THAT ARE ALL FROM THE LAST 20 MINUTES


Huh? What episode was that? Was that the episode where Sachi died?
>>
I don't understand, the second arc was lightyears ahead of the first in quality. The first arc was fucking awful. Romance out of nowhere, introducing characters solely to kill them off in an attempt to make the viewer sad, and it's capped off by an awful, nonsensical ending.
>>
I liked SoA til the 6th episode.
>>
>>102114586
> The only times they even bother to act like it's a videogame are some of the most hilariously awful parts of the first season
I didn't think so, I thought those were usually the best parts. Sure, 'beater' was cringeworthy, but that's a big part due to us understanding english.
>>
>>102114618
Dude, one of Reki Kawahara's past times is playing MMORPGs.
>>
>>102114586
I was trying to point out that the keyword "everyone" is wrong.
>>
>>102114602
The very next episode features

>another bunch of characters you're supposed to give a shit about even though they die after 10 minutes of screentime
>kirito has to fight robot santa to get a revival item and nobody points out how retarded this is
>two potential awesome fights (kirito vs robo santa and klien and has guild against the much bigger guild) happen offscreen so shit like this can happen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nms3eZGEb3w
>>
The only reason I watched it was so I could talk shit about it on /a/ ,same with Guilty Crown, and even that couldn't keep me going. Still haven't finished the last few episodes.

I legitimately didn't like SAO as a story.

.hack//sign did it soooooo much better.
>>
>>102114705
Oh yeah?

And which one of those MMORPGs is a good MMORPG that someone would reasonably want to play because it is fun?
>>
>>102114290
>literally gets worse every single episode until the end
In your opinion
>>
>>102114661
As if the second arc ending wasn't even bigger bullshit.
And people dislike the second arc because it came after the awful ending of the first. And, well, for a lot of people the whole 'you die in the game you die in real life' was the main point of the show and after it lost that, it sucks.
>>
>>102114718
>and nobody points out how retarded this is

Wait, what's the problem?
>>
File: 31760416.jpg (311.45 KB, 893x1228)
311.45 KB
311.45 KB JPG
I picked up SAO for Sinon.
>>
>>102114685
The only other times they actually take it being a videogame and not generic fantasy setting into account

>sandwhich durability
>"I leveled up my listening skill, so I can ease drop through this thin wall"
>player killers can't even damage kirito because his regen is higher then their DPS
>"I can hack the game from inside the game to bring back my awful AI daughter"
>>
>>102114633

Yes, I have no shame in admitting I really liked all of arc 1 of death note. I didn't even finish 2, near was annoying, and so was chocolate faggot, and there was so much fake book real book stuff that i don't care about.
>>
>>102114661
The stakes are high enough in the first arc to actually be interesting.
>>
>>102114290
>raid leader is dying
>kirito rushes to his aid and gives him a health potion
>HURR MY TIME HAS COME PLEASE LEAD THEM BECAUSE IM A RETARDED FAGGOT HURR

That scene was retarded. And i will brand anyone who calls that scene as touching as a retard.
>>
File: dividebyzero.jpg (55.13 KB, 350x262)
55.13 KB
55.13 KB JPG
>>102114769
>a good MMORPG that someone would reasonably want to play because it is fun
>>
>>102114849
Man I fucking forgot about that shit, nigga would literally rather die then just take a fucking health potion.

>>102114787
and many others,yes
>>
>>102114834
I think the first three points of those are good parts.
I'd sort the last one already under 'throwing game logic out the window'. Because let's face it, that was ridiculous.
>>
I read it. Overpowered Gary Stu MCs have always been my guilty pleasure, and the girls were cute.

>>102113286
>>102113889
>>102113988
/a/ had frequent LN threads before the anime aired, they were pretty civil.

I didn't bother watching the anime past episode 1, but we were all mostly aware how bad the shitstorm was about to be once it got popular.
>>
>>102113161
I liked it up until their stupid happy family bullshit with the little girl.
>>
>>102114908
I'll admit kirito just tanking people was really funny, I was more just listing times where they actually talked in game mechanics at all

I guess I'M THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD THAT CAN HOLD TWO SWORDS AT ONCE counts too
>>
>>102114718
>another bunch of characters you're supposed to give a shit about even though they die after 10 minutes of screentime
I thought having them killed off so quickly was a good choice. It showed just how vulnerable everyone in the game was. It helped give a good perspective on the sort of shit that was going on with the normal players and how every day could very easily be their last.
>>
yep.
>>
>>102114993
it was actually a bunch of chapters in the ln crammed into one episode because they only had budget for one season and didn't think they were making a second
>>
>>102114570
Shit taste.

Asuna is best girl
>>
>>102114993
See, that in itself is a good idea, but having to watch kirito go on the mother of all angst parties about it for the next like, three,episodes because >>102115053 is a fucking stupid idea.
>>
I liked the first episode.
Everything else was disappointing to me.
I can understand while this show got so much popularity since it's basically light entertainment but I was too bothered by how unrealistic the characters were that I dropped it after first cour.
>>
>>102115053
Sachi and co. have no characterization in the novels either.

There's actually more content of Sachi and co. in the anime than the novel, their death scene was practically off screen in it.
>>
>>102115096
>generic "perfect" girl

nah she is too bland
sorry
>>
>>102115053
Then they were fucking retarded on budgeting time, because half the second arc felt like filler.
>>
File: remi confused.png (78.17 KB, 280x320)
78.17 KB
78.17 KB PNG
Now while the actual in-game ending to the first arc was horrendous, I can't be the only one that absolutely loved the part in the hospital. For all the crap the anime rightly gets, I though this was a really powerful sequence. Really quiet and reserved, but with real impact and you really thought 'wow, he did it'. And then the credits roll as he slowly walks away.

I'm not the only one, right?
>>
I liked it even before the anime, even before it got big on /a/, back when Vol 1 wasn't even completely translated, and still continue to read, like, and look forward to Alizication till this day.
Problems?
>>
>>102115163
they originally only had budget for 12 episodes
>>
I liked it all first book was the best alfheim arc not as good as any other arc but what they included in the anime was not the best of it and I like the Aliceization arc quite a bit.
>>
>>102115182
You're not but it sure the hell doesn't make up for the rest of it.
If it ended there, it might have been at least passable.
>>
>>102115053
>forcing the shittiest arc in
It would have been much better if the entire season was Aincrad, especially seeing as that has the most content. And the ending is good enough that you don't need ALO
>>
>>102115182
main anti-sao guy here, yeah I gotta agree it was cool how he just got up (I'll ignore that none of his legs should work after being in a coma for two years because he literally just willed himself back to life like 10 minutes beforehand) and it ended instead of some sort of 80's as fuck moment where him and asuna meet up

it was p cool
>>
>>102115053
I like it when people blame this, because quality wise the LN is just as bad in all respects.
>>
>>102113161
I like SAO first ep, then I hated everything after. I quit when the loli appeared. Criticized the show, everyone defended the show by saying the first arc was bad.
>>
>>102115246
see >>102115215
>>
>>102115182
I think they should have played the credits normally, then had him wake up in the hospital as an after credits scene, no need for the walking scene to be that long.
>>
File: 1392164629723.jpg (55.31 KB, 461x511)
55.31 KB
55.31 KB JPG
Second arc? Try second episode.
>>
>>102115215
In that case, >>102115053 should have said 'cour', rather than 'season.'
>>
>>102115274
At least they made him super skinny and his hair long to show you some sense of time progression.
>>
>>102115292
>>102115215
Source?
>>
File: 1387252917576.jpg (574.82 KB, 4112x1000)
574.82 KB
574.82 KB JPG
>>
>>102115182

That one fatal pulse doujin where his sister is pounding his body had more realistic circumstances, he was a shriveled up thin corpse.
>>
>>102114290
Thank you for saying exactly what I wanted to say.
>>
>>102115308
log hurrizon? Didnt even finish the first episode.
>>
I liked it until Episode 8 after that it just became a time killer.

Like Naruto.
>>
Name a significant character in SAO who isn't completely defined by their relationship to Kirito.
>>
File: mikusing.jpg (93.87 KB, 388x500)
93.87 KB
93.87 KB JPG
>>102115394
> his sister is pounding his body
>>
>>102113161
i liked before the 3rd episode
>>
>>102115487
That guy who made SAO/Nervegear
>>
File: Spoiler Image (563.12 KB, 1200x1720)
563.12 KB
563.12 KB JPG
>>102115394
You rang?
>>
>>102115444
log horizon gets better and better as it goes on

I like sword art online but even I have to admit that log horizon is exactly the opposite of sword art online. Every episode is about 50% better than the last one
>>
File: Spoiler Image (544.87 KB, 1200x1720)
544.87 KB
544.87 KB JPG
>>102115545
>>
>>102115590
yesssss
>>
File: Spoiler Image (556.61 KB, 1200x1720)
556.61 KB
556.61 KB JPG
>>102115590
>>
>>102115556
Well the first episode of Log Horizon is fucking shit and I didn't feel like watching anything after that
>>
Why is Recon so worthless?
Why is Leafa a slut?
And why did Sachi have to die so soon?
>>
THE SEASON SHOULD HAVE ENDED WITH EVERYONE DYING IN THE FINAL BOSS FIGHT EXCEPT FOR THE GIRL
>>
Great concept, poor execution. I would have preferred watching Klein's story, not Kirito's.
>>
Nah, the only things I like about SAO are a few tracks from the soundtrack.

Still, I'll watch the new season for the soundtrack and teh Sawashiro.
>>
>>102115632
lol

SAO really does have some good hentai. Too bad there's so much NTR shit too.
>>
SAO physically pained me to watch. I'm a very reserved and calm person by nature but SAO made me physically enraged at points by how unbelievably fucking horrible it was.
>>
>>102115680
That Titanic ending is what I hate most
>>
I actually hated it.

I hated AW more.
>>
>>102114236
If they had just kept the "you die for real" thing Recon would been a lot better. Him sacrificing himself just felt so retarded, seeing as the worst part was "THE PENALTY IS WORSE!".
>>
I remember the second arc and the creepy guy licking up and feeling up Asuna. I was laughing my ass off because I was imagining watchers legitimately getting angry at him for touching up their precious grill.
>>
>>102113161

actually i liked sao AFTER the second arc

phantom bullet>alicization>caliber>mother's rosario>aincrad>fairy dance

now that i look back i don't know how i got myself to read aincrad and fairy dance but thank god for that because of sinon
>>
>>102115705
If you like the concepts go with .hack or log horizon

>>102115636
What is wrong with it?
>>
Who here remember back when no one believed that SAO would ever get an anime?
>>
I loved the first half. Second half was pretty bad honesty. Ending was pretty good. Will be watching the second season
>>
>>102115636
I don't think it was 'fucking shit'

I would call it "bad" but not offensive
>>
File: luciferbhv3198.png (165.46 KB, 835x1200)
165.46 KB
165.46 KB PNG
>>102115813
someday we will say this about Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
>>
>>102115786
Wrong opinion is wrong
Aincrad > Alizication > Everything else > Phantom bullet

Aincrad was the most beautiful thing about SAO.
If you didn't read the honeymoon chapters at least 10 times, and eagerly waited for the final battle, you should probably check your privilege.
>>
>>102115792
It establishes absolutely nothing about anything or anyone. I went into it without any additional information and paused the video like 10 minutes in and checked Wikipedia because I thought this was a second season to something or I downloaded the wrong episode.
After watching the first episode, I know virtually nothing about who the main characters are, what they're trying to do or just what the fuck is going on.
>>
File: holdit.jpg (77.18 KB, 476x356)
77.18 KB
77.18 KB JPG
>>102115745
you're what I hate most, kid
>>
File: 1392358176673.jpg (1.53 MB, 2480x3229)
1.53 MB
1.53 MB JPG
>>102115769
>Him sacrificing himself just felt so retarded, seeing as the worst part was "THE PENALTY IS WORSE!".
>>
>>102115556
I'm at ep 9 and really considering dropping it.

Nothing fucking happens, and all the drama and problems are retarded as fuck, and all the character suck major balls.

Its really boring.
>>
>>102115897
Then when the anime was announced, everyone had forseen that there was a shitstorm imminent somewhere.
Asuna/Suguha NTR doujin, more retards to the fanbase, hurr MMO anime is shit, hurr how did they survive 2 years without eating, hurr gary stu etc.
Then it all come true.

I was foolish to wish for a SAO anime. Now I want my peaceful day back.
>>
>>102116021
no, no. you should keep watching, even if you hate it. Your opinion is wrong, and you can correct it by watching more Log Horizon
>>
>>102115961

>Wrong opinion is wrong

that's not how opinions work, but i'll respect your opinion about my opinions.
>>
>>102116115
nobody forced you to enjoy something that sucks
>>
I liked the whole thing :/
>>
>>102116160
But SAO doesn't suck you fag.
YOU are the one who sucks.
>>
File: titties.jpg (138.50 KB, 633x627)
138.50 KB
138.50 KB JPG
>>102116148
>that's not how opinions work, but i'll respect your opinion about my opinions
no, no
>>
>>102113161

I made it to episode 10 of the 1st season before I dropped it with EXTREME DISAPPROVAL.

Pic related it's exactly where I dropped it.
Seriously, fuck SAO and anyone that legitimately enjoyed. Liking this series makes you a terrible person.
>>
File: moe hammer.gif (117.33 KB, 394x360)
117.33 KB
117.33 KB GIF
>>102116255
Just because story and characters are terrible doesn't mean I can't enjoy great looking fights, a good sountrack and plenty of moe girls.
>>
File: 1391838269021.gif (118.93 KB, 853x480)
118.93 KB
118.93 KB GIF
>>102116255
>dropping right at the honeymoon
End thyself.
>>
Yer dern tootin I did. Would have ended perfectly right then and there

She dies, he leaves the game, grows a pair and learns to accept the harsh reality of life. Get a job for Christ's sake.

Ah, but if we wanted realistic storytelling we wouldn't be watching anime, right? Fucksake.
>>
>>102116232

so you don't want me to respect your opinion? ok

go fuck yourself how can you for a second think that fairy dance is better than phantom bullet

also my opinions can not be wrong because they are absolutely subjective so they can at most be different from yours

there.
>>
>>102116314
>great looking fights

hahahaha what, how many fights in this series werent either skipped over entirely or a bunch of panning still images and cg effects?
>>
File: 1371019898571.jpg (119.70 KB, 497x640)
119.70 KB
119.70 KB JPG
>>102116385
>>
I think that alicization is the best arc.
>>
>>102116118
I like Log Horizon, but I can vouch for people who say its boring at first cause it truly is. There were no real problems worth caring about until the exp boosters were kidnapping people and the thought that dying fucks with your real world memories, the redeeming episode before I almost dropped it though was the curry episode
>>
Duh. I loved it. I liked the real life parts too. Just couldn't stand the ears and magic in the fairy game to be honest.
>>
Can we all agree Sachi's episode was the greatest?
>>
>>102113161

>dropped after the third episode

Yeah, naw.
>>
>>102116986
Maybe if the boss fight and guild fights were animated.
>>
I liked it, but then I binged the whole thing. Still thought S2 was shit though.
>>
>>102116361
Her not dying was actually not that dumb. The stone from the Christmas boss earlier in the story can revive players who died 10 seconds ago or less.

He didn't have that stone, but this implies that you don't get zapped dead irl for AT LEAST 10 seconds after dying in SAO.
>>
>>102116255
This was suppose to be a anime about an mmo right?
>>
>>102115827
Your opinion is identical to mine. Thanks for comforting me. I'll never be accepted for liking Naruto, but at least I can like SAO.
>>
>>102117561
I watched naruto, don't regret having watched naruto, eventually stopped, and admit that it is pretty bad
>>
>>102113161
But I like both arcs.

I read the LN before the anime even aired.
>>
File: sao24molest.jpg (113.79 KB, 1280x720)
113.79 KB
113.79 KB JPG
I only like it because it is so heartwarmingly bad in almost every way. Like an ugly retarded dog

Not to mention, this episode where you basically have everything "wonderful" about the show in it, from Asuna almost getting raped with some looney dude licking her tears, Kirito pulling some plot device bullshit again, and then brutally murdering the guy
>>
In all honesty, I came into watching SAO with relatively high expectations. The first episode was good.

...
The remaining ones butchered it.
>>
>>102113999
Even in S2, he appears for a few minutes, and in the episode where he has the most screen time, he's comic relief.

>>102114290
>Asuna is somehow a really good player but is too retarded to see that everyone has their names visible
Player names were only visible to people in your party. Asuna was never in a party, so she never realized you could see someone's name, by looking towards the corner of your view.

>I'M NOT A BETA TESTER, I'M A BEATER *dramatically flairs black trenchcoat and runs away*
That.. had a rather important point... But the anime pretty much cut out all inner-monologue, so yeah.

Anyways, the Anime was terribly put together, mostly because the source material had a bit of a scattered timeline. The anime tried to force everything chronologically.

>>102115246
Indeed. Not only did they force the second arc in, they butchered the first arc, and cut out things. I feel that the director was a Sugufag, who just wanted to have her Sugus animated.
I mean, they managed to include the Aria side-story (episode 2) into the anime, but then they cut it in half, and remove Asuna's bath scene, along with removing how Diavel wasn't some perfect saint.

oh well..
>>
>>102117622
I can't explain why I decided to watch it all at first, but now that I'm caught up to release, I don't see a reason not to watch it. I'm watching a few currently airing shows right now, and it's always nice to just have some anime to watch throughout the week. Unfortunately Naruto is one of many Thursday release shows I'm watching so it doesn't actually really fill any gaps. After watching over 500 episodes between Part I and Shippuuden, I think it'd be stupid to quit before the end.
>>
>>102115388
This would more or less reflect my opinion of the series' progression, only that Alicization needs to be higher.
>>
>>102117797
that's crazy

everything good about it was just straight up stolen from hunter x hunter unabashedly
>>
>>102115963
How is that true at all? I didn't get that sense and I had never heard of it before when I watched it.

In any case, three episode rule.
>>
>>102117824
I would of given Alicization a bit higher but all that fucking info dump was getting to me. Living the childhood life with your bro arc was pretty good I have to say.
>>
>>102117831
>everything good about it was just straight up stolen from hunter x hunter unabashedly
I haven't seen hunter x hunter, so I guess I can't argue with that. There have been parts of Naruto where I've been at the edge of my seat, where I've cried, etc. I think when a show gets this long it has a different effect on you. A character dying is extremely significant.

I'm sure people are glaring at my posts, so I'll stop talking about Naruto now.
>>
I dislike Naruto and Bleach but I can actually converse and think about them without feeling physical pain. I understood why I liked them as a kid so I can understand why people like it now. SAO is just something else entirely though, I can't physically bring myself to think about it or talk seriously about it or I start getting very angry and start feeling physical pain from considering how bad it is.
>>
It was shit and I give my friend shit for liking it every time it comes up.
>>
>>102117948
oh shit dude go download the original hunter x hunter (not the 2011 series)

I am throwing you a bone here because you seem kind of new, usually I am one of the guys who tells you to gtfo. But seriously, if you like Naruto this shit is going to blow your fucking mind
>>
>>102117715
Sweet Jesus, that scene was hot as fuck if you disregard the rapist dude.

That armpit, those tits, that licking.

Fuck.
>>
>>102120093
I can't remember because I haven't read the books in a long time, but Season 2 should also have an attempted rape scene, where the girl is attacked by her shitty friend-zoned friend, who tries to rape her, but she actually fights back,
Wasn't as erotic, but I rather liked it when reading.
>>
>>102113161
I liked season 2 just for asuna midriff
>>
>>102120532
It's a wonder that Sugou didn't molest that shit sooner.
>>
the fact that Asuna and Kirito survived after getting shanked in the first arc... does that mean god exists?
>>
>>102117715

goddamn she has small tits
>>
>>102120474
Dude I've read lla the LN, the best part is after the attemped rape, when Sinonononon hugs a shirtless Kirito

I cant fucking wait to see that.

they better not fuck that up, like they did with fucking Tonki.
>>
>>102122278
Are you blind??? those are the same size as her fucking head

She has a massive rack in that scene.
>>
>>102113161
I can't like something that I don't watch. I can't hate it too.
>>
>>102122354
The size of Asuna's breasts vary considerably across scenes and art. Compare >>102120532 and >>102117715
>>
>>102122279

they will

the thought of phantom bullet being adapted as badly as the rest of the series is what prevents me from sleeping at nights

but i have to keep my hopes up right?

right?
>>
>>102122279
Ah, Tonkii...
I wish they would have kept that scene. But apparently it wasn't animated at the author's request (from what I hear) partly due to time constraints.

But really, if time was the problem, just shaft the second arc, and use All the material that took place in Aincrad (that was published at the time), it would have been much better.
Even if you exclude Rondo, I'm sure they could fill 2 cours
>>
I dropped it during the first arc. I expected it to be more on the action side, and was disappointed that it was more of a romance, which is a genre I personally don't enjoy.
I think if they fleshed out the world of the games and MC more, it would be more interesting.
>>
>>102122354

i'm specifically looking for aereola
it might be covered by her hair... if it is, then that's just whack! It would be so comical if the bluray version does not fix it
>>
I can't get into it at all. It's just not my thing. I don't hate it, I just don't like it.
>>
>>102113161
Untrue, the dual wield reveal was disgusting.

Especially as he won the fight with only a sliver of health left, that is a hollywood level asspull.
>>
Is the SAO crowd the same as the SnK crowd?
It's never been clear to me whether or not the same people watch all the same intro tier shows, or if they do in fact draw different groups.
Do all of you also fawn over Elven Lied, FMA, etc too?

I liked SAO fine, but think that the majority of threads and people who post about it here are cancer.
SnK on the other hand is sheer garbage.
Though shit, SAO was at least fun/enjoyable.
>>
>>102122581
Just look who's the VA for Sinononon

They literally cant fuck this shit .
>>
>>102122900
SAO crowd would've jumped over, SnK only pulled more into it.
>>
>>102122655
>I'm sure they could fill 2 cours
No, they couldn't. You would need to put in a lot of filler to help fill a cours' worth of material. In order to un-suck Aria and Murder Case, they could both use an extra episode or two, and the "main arc" could have used another episode. And sure, First Day can get an episode. But really, what else are you going to put in?

>>102122920
>having positive expectations of the SAO anime
Anon stop. You are only setting yourself up for heartbreak.
>>
Yeah, I liked it. I also liked the second arc if only because Sugu. I just skip the boring shit.

>>102114021
All I remember were the Engineering majors bitching about the helmets.
>>
>>102122920

all i know is that they can't fuck sinon's characterization

as for her character design,so far everything i've seen feels off, i don't know how to say it, maybe when i see her animated it will fit.

as for everything else, there's no securities they won't butcher the whole novel.

they took out the whole underground city away in the fairy dance arc along with tonki and excalibur for fucks sake, and it was actually important for the rest of the rest of the plot of fairy dance and caliber.

they will fuck it up and i will be pissed off, i know it.
>>
File: 1373807211647.jpg (23.74 KB, 396x360)
23.74 KB
23.74 KB JPG
>>
>>102123014
Lets see... (Using the wiki for reference)
Ep1: Volume 1, Chapter 2-3
Ep2: The First Day
Ep3: Aria in a Starless Night pt1
Ep4: pt2
Ep5: Red-nosed Reindeer
Ep6: The Black Swordsman
Ep7: The Progressers (they could probably make a whole episode out of this. I mean, Red-nosed Reindeer was originally 80% flashbacks, wasn't it?)
Ep8: A Murder Case in the Area p1
Ep9: p2
Ep10: Warmth of the Heart

And then we return to the regular episodes, and... Hah... I've barley managed to tack on 3 episodes, which amounts to 17 total.
Though, You could probably split Episode 11 into two episodes, if you include the Kirito+Asuna scene or something, right?
And I believe Reason for the Whiskers was also available at the time, which... Would make a very slow paced episode, really.

>>102123117
>Sinon has a painful past, but it will not be too gruesome to the anime.
>-Director Itou
>>
>>102123528

>Sinon has a painful past, but it will not be too gruesome to the anime.

right there, the exact event that defines her as a character, out, which is also the same event that makes kirito have some sort of charcter development in the whole story, out, why? because showing a man dying IN THE REAL WORLD is too much to handle and people might get impressed.
>>
>>102123657
I don't think it's the "man dies in real world" part

I think it's more the "elementary schooler shoots the man multiple times with a gun" part.
>>
>>102123711

but she did shot a man multiple times with a gun when she was in elementary school, that's where she got her trauma from, how can we tone that scene down without making it lose it's meaning?

maybe she shot the guy once?
maybe showing her at an older age?
>>
File: 1388544466536.jpg (275.47 KB, 1920x1767)
275.47 KB
275.47 KB JPG
>>102114822
Good choice. The only other correct answer is Lisbeth.
>>
>>102117513
Not really.

Youre thinking of Log Horizon.

SAO is an anime about waifus trapped in an MMO
>>
I only watched it for yui.
>>
>>102124384
Reminds me how Yui's english VA (dubs, I know, sue me) thought the whole "Mommy, daddy" stuff was creepy.
>>
>>102124384
Good taste, especially on fairy mode.
Although daughteru mode was adorable too.
>>
>>102124491
Is there a video of that?
>>
>>102124538
Daughteru tier:
Pocket Yui > Yui > Deadgirl
>>
>>102124551
She said so on Twitter, in response to someone who reviewed SAO.
https://twitter.com/stephaniesheh/status/431981703276425216
>>
>>102123657
to be fair, the whole part of "i shot a dude when i as five and now i'm traumatized for life" was kinda over the top and pretty bad

just make her sad because she's bullied at school for being flat chested and we have a nice, all around character

and let Sawashiro do her magic
>>
>>102124049
i wish sao was more like this and less crawling in my skin
>>
>>102124680
SAO is all about waifus

and NTR
>>
File: 1388542441953.jpg (609 KB, 793x1121)
609 KB
609 KB JPG
>>102124680
It is, in the LN.
>>
>>102124705
b-but mah dungeon crawling with a well rounded party
>>
>>102124717
>My Avatar Can't Be This Cute
My sides...
>>
>>102124725
if you love MMOs so much go play a fucking a game

SAO is about falling in love and making bitches jealous in the process
>>
File: 1388585675052.png (1.48 MB, 971x1150)
1.48 MB
1.48 MB PNG
>>102124725
Thats what Log Horizon is for.

On that note, .hack is for decent yuri love interests

>>102124750
Sinon wasnt impressed either
>>
First arc was bullshit drama. Second arc was moderately fun. I expect S2 to be moderately fun as well.
>>
>>102124762
Actually it starts off (the LN at least) about Kirito and Asuna.
Then the second book tosses in Silica for "muh mid-level players", and Lisbeth because "muh suffering"

Then it kinda just devolves into "Damsel in Distress", before going into...

I don't know, Kawahara just really loves to play with this series.

(On a side note, he originally wrote Sachi's side story after he had already written GGO.)
>>
But it's true, I admit that it wasn't anything amazing but id give it 7/10 for the first 14 episodes, but 4/10 for 15-25. But how were the numbers considering how its getting s2?
>>
I dropped it 30 seconds in.
>>
>>102124491
she was probably abused as a child.
>>
>You liked SAO before the second arc
Correction: I could stand SAO before the second arc



Delete Post: [File Only] Style:
[Disable Mobile View / Use Desktop Site]

[Enable Mobile View / Use Mobile Site]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.