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Klein is a anime/manga character in the Sword Art Online franchise
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Hey everyone, I know we had a Sword Art Online discussion thread, so I did this weekly report to remind you guys about this wonderful anime series and to promote the wiki pages. So far, my teammates are Daniel Newton and Sonata. Independent wiki editors are Buhssuht, Juuhachi, ElfenLied1012, BigHeart711, and AnimeReviewDaily.

I'm going to review backwards to mix up things. Like always, watch out for spoilers.

Ep. 13: Edge of Hell's Abyss

After a wonderful day of fishing, Kirito and Asuna are back on the front lines with Commander Heathcliffe, Klein, Egil, and a group of SAO players. Before Kirito and Asuna jump back, the two have a deep conversation about life and love.

Good:

  • The boss looks awesome! It reminds me of a Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess boss but better because it has scythes.
  • Kirito and Asuna have some touching moments about their relationships.
  • It's good to see Egil and Klein getting some action.

Bad:

  • Forgive me for this. I don't feel much sympathy for Asuna and Kirito's relationship. Maybe it's the rushed romance or it's Kirito/Asuna's character. Fans would call them the Gary and Mary Stu couple. They don't have much flaws except that Kirito is a loner who can't move on and Asuna is such a cliche perfect girl.

Ep. 11-12: The Morning Dew Girl & Yui's Heart

While Kirito and Asuna are on their honeymoon, they find a little girl (Yui) lost in the woods. They learn she has no recollection of her memories, and the couple helps Yui find her memories. What they find out will forever change their life and relationship.

Note: I would have posted the group hug image, but I like this screenshot.

Good:

  • It was a lovely arc where Yui was basically Kirito and Asuna's child. It had lots of cute and funny moments.
  • We had our first implied sex scene in the series. Though, it wasn't gratuitous enough for some fans.
  • I feel Yui's death was more better executed than Sachi's death scene. It was more of a tear jerker.

Bad:

  • Kirito and Asuna's romance is bit rushed in this series.

Ep. 10: Crimson Killing Content

Kirito and Commander Heathcliffe have their duel. After Kirito loses to Heathcliffe who cheated, he, Godfrey, and Kuradeel embark on a quest. Then, Kuradeel reveals his true colors.

Good:

  • Fans who support Kirito and Asuna, they tied the knot.
  • Love the insecured feeling in this show because you never know someone is going to die or not. Kuradeel's brutal stabbing scene is horrific, but it builds suspense well.

Bad:

  • Either the creator is teasing us, but Kuradeel's story is stupid.
  • Hate or Love it: The scene where Asuna undresses and beats Kirito due to her misunderstanding.

Ep. 8-9: The Sword Dance of Black and White & Blue-eyed Demon

Asuna and Kirito embark on a retcon quest to scope out the boss on floor 74, but when the Liberation Army goes out to fight the boss, it's up to Kirito, Asuna, and Klein to save their sorry asses.

Good:

  • It had the best, intense fight in this series so far. I haven't seen animation like this since Fate Zero.
  • It's great to see Asuna snap because she is seen as the perfect girl. It's better that she has some flaws.
  • Klein and his gang are here, and we need some bromance in this show.

Bad:

  • Typical cliche response: Of course, when Kirito accidentally gropes Asuna, she bitch slaps him.

All comments and help on the wiki pages are welcome. If you need help with grammar or wiki style, let me know. I helped a fellow fan proofread his grammar on the character pages.

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Hey everyone, welcome to the Sword Art Online weekly report! This is the first one, but I'll cover episodes 3-5 to make up for the discussion thread.

Plot

Episode 3: Red-Nosed Reindeer

Kirito has finally joined a guild, Black Cats of the Full Moon, where he trains Sachi who is not confident about herself. After getting a house for themselves, things look great. However, Kirito loses everything on that tragic day that changes his life.

Episode 4: The Black Swordsman

Silica is a young dragon tamer with her pet Pina. She gets attacked by some monsters after she quits Rosalia's guild. With the death of Pina, Kirito helps Silica revive her pet, but someone is following the two from the shadows.

Episode 5: A Crime Within City Walls or A Murder Case in the Area

After Asuna and Kirito get some quality time, they find a player killed in a safe zone, and when they interviewed Yoruka, they learn about the tragic break up of the Golden Apple guild and the mysterious death of its leader, Griselda. However, things are not what they seemed in this murder case.

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

It's interesting that the recent episodes each have a female character of interest.

Good

  • Episode 3 is a complement to episode 4 where you have a tragic story where Sachi dies and Kirito blames himself for the death of guild. This makes Kirito unable to join any guilds especially Klein's. In episode 4, Kirito helps Silica who reminds him of his little sister, and he has improved himself. Yet, Kirito is not confident enough to form a stable partnership with Silica.
  • Episode 5 is a refreshing change from the constant survival and escapist themes of this series. We got a murder case that involves a break up of a guild and a possible revenge motive from Griselda's husband, Grimlock.
  • For fans who liked Asuna and Kirito's relationship, episode 5 is good.

Bad

  • Episode 3 may or may not have the emotional trauma for everyone. Some of you will be sad while some of you may not feel a thing when Sachi dies. I didn't feel enough sorrow after watching a 2nd time. I do agree with folks that Sachi needs to sing the lyrics for a greater enhanced mood.
  • Fan Service: In my opinion, it's a double edged sword because it can be good and it can be bad. Episode 4 did a good job, but episode 5 did not. It's up to you if you like these elements. I feel episode 4 is funny since there a lot of tentacles that harassed Silica, and the fan service in episode 5 ruins the serious moments. It all depend on you folks if you love fan service or not.

Overall, Sword Art Online is a good anime series for those who liked the MMORG mixed with some action and sense of survival where you can only escape by beating the game.

Thanks

Thanks everyone for reading this report. Please support the franchise. As the solo wiki editor, I welcome any help to the wiki pages. Daniel and Sonata help me out with cool, official art. Buhssuht helps me out with franchise page. I thank everyone for lending a hand, and I love to work with others.

Wiki Progress: Created new pages - Yoruka, Griselda, Grimrock, Kains, Golden Apple, Holy Dragon Alliance, Knights of the Blood Oath

Every episode's plot summary has been finished up to episode 5.

Note: I did have a discussion thread on the anime series, but it needed two people or more to keep the discussion going. That's the flaw with discussion threads, but I'm love to share comments with everyone during the discussion. I chose to do the weekly report to keep promoting the wiki work and the franchise in hopes of getting more people to try it out and help on the wiki pages.

I'll be happy to continue the discussion thread if we get more people.

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