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A lot of Sword Art Online fans notice the so-called platonic harem in Sword Art Online. Originally, I was going to call this blog, Platonic Harem: Sword Art Online. However, I was unsure about if it's a harem or not, so I titled it different.

Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online

Here's a synopsis written by Buhssuht

Technological innovation named Nerve Gear allows players to enter virtual world, achieving the true immersion. Soon after the invention of Nerve Gear, beta invitations of MMO named Sword Art Online are sent to numerous players. The game was fun to play until player realized that they cannot log out of the game. Suddenly Akihiko Kayaba, the creator of Sword Art Online appears and announces that everybody in the game are trapped within, and cannot leave the game until they defeat boss at top of dungeon, and if they were to remove Nerve Gear by force before defeating the final boss or die within the game, they would permanently die in real world. As parting gift, Akihiko leave mirrors to each players, which reveals players' real face causing more panic. Among them is a boy named Kirito, who determines to reach the final dungeon and leave the game no matter what.

Spoilers!

Welcome to the Sword Art Online Romance Edition where we talk about the girls who have a thing for Kirito. This blog covers Episodes 1 to 10. Don't read this until you finished episode 10 because something special happens in Kirito's relationship with one of the girls.

Let the discussion begin!

Kirito

Kirito is your main player and a bit of a lone wolf who avoids joining guilds due to a tragic end to his first guild. Though, his lone wolf self does not stop him from getting the ladies.

Asuna

Asuna is at first a reclusive girl, but when she becomes the Vice Commander of the Knights of the Blood Oath, she is seen as the perfect girl. She is called the White Flash known for her lightning speed, and she is one of the best cooks in the game. Kirito just loves her cooking.

Relationship: They are a cliche pair. She beats him for being perverted, and the two argue a lot on tactics. Despite that, the two get along fine and eat together. For those who watched episode 10, Kirito makes his move and asks her to marry which she accepts. Does this mean that rest of the girls don't have a chance? Maybe but it's up to fans to decide.

Sachi

I know she's dead by now, but a lot of people support this relationship. Sachi won the hearts of many fans with her tragic death and her little Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer message to Kirito.

Relationship: Despite she's dead, Kirito does think about her. When he married Asuna, he probably moved on.

Silica

Silica is a pretty loli girl and a monster tamer, and she attracts many admirers who wants her as their mascot for their guild. It's implied that she has a thing for Kirito. Though, she sees him as a big brother since Kirito explains he saved her because Silica reminds him of his cousin.

Relationship: They're like older brother and sister right now. Silica has not made a move on Kirito.

Lisbeth

Lisbeth is a young blacksmith who is Asuna's friend. She is looking for something in her life, and then Kirito appears to asks her to forge a sword. It was an awkward yet cute start of their strange relationship, and they sleep near each other in front of the campfire. It was a touching scene where Lisbeth realizes that Kirito is the one for her. Lisbeth is the first girl to confess to Kirito that she "like" him. She asked Kirito to let her be his personal blacksmith. Though, she got sad when she sees Asuna and Kirito is awfully close.

Relationship: They are friends.

Suguha Kirigaya
Suguha is Kirito's little sister, but in reality, she is Kirito's cousin. She is a better kendo warrior than Kirito, and she has an avatar in ALFheim Online which Kirito does not know yet.

Relationship: ??? - Kirito sees her as his little sister while Suguha keeps blushing as she thinks more of Kirito.

Thank you for reading this blog.

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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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