Sword Art Online Anime Discussion

Topic started by takashichea on July 16, 2012. Last post by AgentFakku 1 day ago.
Post by sickVisionz (4,288 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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I started watching this last night. I thought it was funny how the first episode stressed that people in real life don't look as good as their personas but then around episode 3 and later everyone is your standard anime character level of cute and pretty, almost like the character designers forgot what they setup in episode 1.

Anyways, I'm liking this. The animation is pretty insane in every episode. It's like Fate/Zero without the reliance on mediocre CG and the storylines are pretty fun. Does anyone know how many episodes the series is set to last for?

I'm also curious to know if the whole death aspect is for real and if the amount of time passing is legit. I wonder if there's some Inception like time trickery where it feels like months but it's actually just hours passing in the real world. Taking a realistic approach, which I'll admit is usually the wrong to approach anime, how are these people still alive? Did their parents go out and buy hospital grade IVs and food tubes to pump water and nutrients into their bodies? Are they crapping all over themselves in the real world and having to have their linens changed by their parents multiple times a day? What about that dude that Kiriko met on the first day and all the other single people who lived by themselves? Who is providing this service for them?

All of that makes me think that SAO time doesn't pass at the same speed as it does in real life. If you could cram seemingly months into hours, then I could totally see this just being a launch day event where when the series ends, everyone gets out of the machine only to discover that only like 6 or 7 hours have actually passed and that nobody died, they were just kept asleep in the machine until the event ended.

Post by Wraith (162 posts) See mini bio Level 17

I now present the greatest thing to come out of this show:

Post by takashichea (12,295 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@sickVisionz:

I think everyone is at the hospital since there's no way they can stay alive without eating. A month or so has passed in this series in episode 1. After that, they don't mention the time at all. Glad to see you're enjoying it. I'm not sure about how many episodes. It has 10 Light Novels, and the manga has crappy drawing. I guess at least 24 episodes.

@Wraith:

They overused Crawling in my Skin song. I'm a Linkin Park fan.

Post by sickVisionz (4,288 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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@takashichea: That would be like 10,000 people instantly moved to a hospital and having to be stay there for what seems like months or possibly years. The strain that would put on the medical system is insane, not to mention that staying in a hospital is one of, if not the most expensive places a person can stay. Plus, there were some folk like the main character who were connected to desktop pcs rather than laptops. How were they moved without disconnecting the power, which would auto-trigger a brain fry?

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@sickVisionz:

That would seem insane. In episode 8, two years has passed. I'll go with the Inception approach.

Edit:

Someone mentioned this series is slated for 25 episodes.

Post by Wraith (162 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@sickVisionz: The VR helms have a 2 hour battery life if it gets unplugged, giving everyone time to be transported to hospitals. Plus I don't think the VR helms are actually connected to computers. Never read any of the LN's but this gets better explained in them

Post by Wraith (162 posts) See mini bio Level 17

So concerning the newest episode, am I the only thinking this guy was acting like some sort or creepy stalker?

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@Wraith:

You're not alone. Asuna didn't know he was lurking at her house to protect her.

It's Cooking Mama with Asuna
It's Cooking Mama with Asuna

I remember Asuna complaining how cooking in SAO is boring. I thought about Cooking Mama for some odd reason.

Post by takashichea (12,295 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Man, episode 10 was awesome!

Sword Art Online Ep. 10 Endcard - Just got married
Sword Art Online Ep. 10 Endcard - Just got married

Kirito and Asuna seal the deal. They are getting married. This series didn't give much suspense. It was too obvious.

Other stuff

  • Kuradeel is an idiot, and if he succeeded, no one will believe his story due to the little gem turning orange.
  • Commander Heathcliff cheated for sure. Something's strange with that guy.

told me about a cool scene that may or may not occurred. When I first watched it, I didn't see anything suspicious. Hey Sonata, you should show that GIF. Without that GIF, I couldn't do the example. I hope my hints was good enough to justify. I thank Sonata for the lovely GIF.

  • Asuna is sleeping soundly in her bed.
  • Kirito who has clothes gently poke Asuna's cheek with his finger. Asuna smiles at Kirito.
Would a video game kiss count as your first time?
Would a video game kiss count as your first time?

I wonder how Lisbeth or Silica would react to this. The show has a slight platonic harem.

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Here is the GIF 
 
 
 
Here is another one I found around the net. 
 
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@Sonata:

Aw, that's cute! She remind me of Puss in Boots with those eyes.

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,135 posts) See mini bio Level 12

I've finally got my friend into it. He's on episode 4 now. Forced him to watch 3 and 4 because I saw a link between them. Death and life. I'm onto 10, not watched it yet though.

Since this came out second on animé after Accel World, and I was like "This shit is copying Accel World". Did some research and found out the same person created them. Also, that he created SAO first. Pie in face! I will say this, Accel World is boring me now with the one story, reminds me of Dragon Ball Z with the fillers. SAO is so much cooler to me now.

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@Supreme Marvel:

I need to try Accel World because my friend likes that show, and I persuade to try this show for the same reason.

How is Accel World?

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,135 posts) See mini bio Level 12

@takashichea: It's good. Worth a watch. From episode 1-15/16, it's good, but between 15/16-22 it's dragging. The story isn't really moving anywhere for them episodes, it's just slowly, very slowly moving on. I'm hoping that in the next episode, something happens the way I think it'll happen. A gain and a return is all I'm saying.

At this moment because of this drag, it's now SAO>AW

Post by Wraith (162 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Episode 10: implied sex scene between Asuna and Kirito, for those that are old enough google Sword Art Online 16.5 to see the adult only material

As for Heathcliff, yes he did cheat during the duel it's very obvious he did and makes him a very suspicious character to watch out for

On the subject of Accel World, I'm enjoying what I'm watching but the problem with the current story arc is that it's very rage inducing and the author really went all out making the villain a unlikeable dick

Post by AgentFakku (205 posts) See mini bio Level 10

They could of done better with the implied sex scene. Some innuendos or some better hint-hint stuff.

Post by Kuro_San (1,338 posts) See mini bio Level 11

I freaking love this show... Star Stream Burst is freaking awesome

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,135 posts) See mini bio Level 12

I'm sure they could just use an emp to disrupt the electronics voiding the radioactive substance.

Post by takashichea (12,295 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Supreme Marvel: @Wraith: @Kuro_San: @AgentFakku:

Thank you guys for your support. I was going to wait for the new episode tomorrow to response.

Any cool topics you want to discuss for Sword Art Online?

The ideas that pop in my head are

  • What would life be living in Sword Art Online or other virtual video game worlds (MMORG worlds if the title's too long)
  • Sword Art Online Romance Edition: Kirito's relationships
  • The usual favorite characters thread
  • Sword Art Online vs .hack - Exploring differences and similarities (I have to research .hack a bit since I haven't watch it yet)
  • Are MMORG based anime series successful? - I did a similar blog where I asked Reverse Harem/ Otome Games based Anime are successful. I still have to do one for Harem/Bishoujo games based anime like Princess Lover!.

That's all I have. I still got to publish a few unrelated special blogs that I promised back in summer of 2012, the Avatar and Fate Zero.

Any ideas are welcomed.

Edit:

Fix some grammar

Oops, I forgot to call and

Post by Supreme Marvel (5,135 posts) See mini bio Level 12

I was kind of put back a bit for how long the relationship got in a few episodes. I know a few years have gone by but, they should have shown the development a bit more. Makes it more "believable".

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