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What do you think about SAO?
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>>237722840
I love it
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>>237722840
Is it isekaishit?
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>>237722857
Me too uwu. Why does people hate it?
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>>237722887
It's the anime that popularized isekai.
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>>237722840
enjoyable trash
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It's not isekai :V
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>>237722899
Popular bad
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>>237722840
do people consider asuna beautiful?
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>>237722840
Suguha erotic
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>>237722972
perfect
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>>237722961
I do
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>>237722840
Honestly, it's decent at best.
The main problem with SAO is they need another male character to balance Kirito influence because he is gary stu and it's boring watching him solve everything in the world as if no other capable human exist. Also just remove Asuna, she contribute nothing to the story except being damsel in distress (a role which every female character can easily fill).

Quinella best girl.
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>>237722840
I hate Asuna and believe every single female introduced after her is ten thousand better. But they fucking insist on pushing Asuna so I can't fucking take it. Ordinal Scale was the last straw. Fuck Asuna. Having said that, Phantom Bullet is the best saga.
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The first two seasons are pretty shitty. It got interesting with Alicization.
I like some of the music, which also got better in Alicization.
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Alice is good, previous seasons are pretty mediocre.
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>>237722840
It's kino.
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>>237722840
Only faggots who want to "fit in" and let their favorite e-celeb faggots think for them actually shit on this show.
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>>237722948
It's because it's unadulterated shit and you have no taste
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>>237722961
The success of her character design is half the reason the franchise is popular
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I found the original kinda boring. The spinoff with the knights was good, until the main cast shows up dressed like whores and shooting laser beams, that was incredibly jarring. Also funny how the public barely reacted to the autonomous android girl (also, how did they build her? On the ship they had a clunky piece of shit bot)
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>>237722904
It popularized isekai having videogame rules, before it isekai just had normal magic
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>>237723108
>another male character to balance Kirito
I love how this is exactly why Fatal Bullet and Integral Factor work so well, sure he's still a fucking gary stu but having his thunder stolen by the FB mc and Rei really humbles him a lot.
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>>237722840
Unironically one of my favorite series. I've listened to the LNs half a dozen times.
90% of the hate for SAO is from people who watched some (((youtuber))) ""critic"" spout a bunch of shit they made up after speedwatching the anime and were too lazy to check their work.
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Breeding with Suguha
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>>237722840
always relevant

but accel world and isolator are both better

>>237725152
good man, I'd have posted that if it wasn't already in here
minus style points for not naming it "2years.gif" though
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>>237722840
I loved Alicization. However I've only read one volume of Unital Ring so far, it's hard to find time to read books these days with how much time I spend shitposting. I hope I manage to continue reading soon
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for me its Lisbeth
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REMOVE CORE PROTECTION
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>>237724060
I HATE GAYMERS SO MUCH
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>>237722840
The original will be 10 years old soon right? I can't really hate it after all that long.
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>>237722840
It's better than MHA.
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>>237722840
I didn't like it. I hate videogame shit in anime pretty much every time. It's just not interesting or entertaining storytelling at all. .hack was kind of cool but I haven't seen it since it was on TV when I was a kid.
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>>237726961
its been 20 years since SAO started my man
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>>237722840
I liked it
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Log Horizon is better, SAO is just trash, I watched it.
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>>237722857
fpbp
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>>237727300
are you an eve online player by any chance?
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>>237729057
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>>237722840
the face of VR/AR
that's actually really good. everyone will be careful to keep the logout button handy
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>>237729057
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>>237722840
cool idea, shit execution with boring mc. progressive movie was far better because we see it from prospective of character who isn't a sue and has to learn from experience.
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>>237729057
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It is genuinely shitty writing and the only good thing about it is the girls are really hot
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>>237722840
it has an interesting setting, ruined by the shitty mc
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TWO
YEARS
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Yurishitters get the rope
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>>237729875
AND HE DIDN'T EVEN MINE ANY BITCOIN
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>>237729886
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>>237722840
Kino
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>Glopping noises
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This thread makes it blatantly obvious the only reason the show is popular is tits
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>>237730106
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>>237722840
I love it. Followed it since it was on Baka-Tsuki and volume 2 wasn't translated.
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>>237729720
this is high IQ
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>>237730765
?
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>>237730783
sinon/leafa
it's a good pair liked by smart people
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>>237730190
This is true for many anime.
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>>237730804
I understand. I prefer Asuna x Suguha.
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>>237729468
Some of that is the anime studio's fault. Not that Kirito was fantastic in the LNs, but he did have multiple scenes where he has to experiment or learn from others, and the anime cut them out.
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>>237730848
these pairs are not incompatible
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Mito was "confirmed" in the next movie.
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>>237731404
I just like the thought of Kirito's sistwr/cousin cucking him with his girlfriend.
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>>237731702
Why did they decide to push an anime OC in the progressive movies? Who's idea was this?
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>>237732650
It's not the first time they pushed an anime OC.
Remember when WotU had a whole episode devoted to the movie guy fighting the cleaver guy, which ended with things reset to the state they were at the start of the episode? And then another whole episode devoted to Asuna fighting the cleaver guy with new powers she's never had before, which again ended with things reset to the state they were at the start of the episode? And then Kirito shows up with new powers and just turns the cleaver guy into a tree?

Yeah, even though the WotU novels were criticised for having shit pacing and giving the characters powerups without much justification, the anime staff decided to add two episodes of filler and give powerups without *any* explanation.
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>>237722840
Kirito harem is the worst thing, they even ruined alicization.
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>>237722840
It had a lot of potential, but it got ruined by Asuna and romantic bullshit.
Imagine writing the soft reboot to the series and you have an opportunity to fix everything that was wrong with Aincrad and instead, you quadruple fucking down on everything.
Aincrad is Asuna Art Online.
Fairy Dance is Asuna Art Online
Ordinal Scale is Asuna Art Online.
Progressive is Asuna Art Online.
Alicization was the biggest breath of fresh air in the series because it actually tied into the series roots as a science fiction setting but then it got ruined when everyone felt the need to jump in.
I used to be the biggest Kirito hater, now i realize that he isn't even allowed to be anything more than a joke and a punching bag for everyone.
No Argo and Kizmel in the progressive movies is fucking criminal.

>First, I apologise for choosing to do a two-parter arc after we already had one with the Floor Six Arc. When I began writing it, I had optimistic thoughts in mind: "Let's just write about casinos and beaches to bring this story to a smooth end in a single volume."; however, this was then followed by 'Ugh, we're taking quite a lot of time getting to that casino', then 'well, now we're here, but I smell a scheme in the air here', and then 'uh, I can't just leave the key that was stolen back in volume six unaddressed, now can I?', and so the book got very volume-y; by the time I realised this, I was already writing an email to my supervisor: "Two-parter arc please......".

>The biggest reason why this story swelled up so much was, I guess, because I awfully enjoyed writing scenes about Kirito and Asuna travelling, fighting, and eating together, just the two of them...
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>>237733611
It's not a harem if he isn't fucking more than one woman.
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>>237722840
I like brown elf.
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>>237733763
Sorry, I meant Kirito orbiters.
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>>237733740
I hope Kawahara will still force them to split up and then bond with Sachi and kill her off all over again.
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>>237733763
I can't believe harem anime doesn't exist as a genre.
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It's what got me into anime outside of DBZ, Pokemon and Naruto so it has a special place in my heart.
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>>237733843
Just because all your friends are dudes doesn't make it gay shit.
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>>237733788
God. The things I'd do to her
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>>237722840
I'm actually quite awed by the Alicization arc, where they managed to fit an entire isekai setting (with weirdly existential implications) into what was an RPG-adventure. After reading the entire saga, I'm surprised by the violence and sexuality involved, you've got villains who threaten rape at least once an arc, giving it a bit of an edge you don't usually see in mass-appeal stories like this one.
I think the main problem was that Kirito was a completely flat character. He reminds me of a Steven Seagal character, complete inside and out, so any internal conflict is just really for show. There's no tension in the fights when he's involved, and no romantic tension either, but it's still a fun read.
Man, they really did adapt the entire thing and gave it two movies. How time flies.
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>>237723620
case in point here
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>>237723108
I actually felt really bad for Tiese, of all people. Poor Eugeo, his whole life was a fucking waste, he was perpetually second fiddle. I mean, he got to walk off into the sunset with a portion of Alice's memories, but I genuinely believed he was going to be the main character. It's fucking weird that he just dies and becomes a ghost, then Kirito has to do the Jesus thing.
He couldn't even share the spotlight for a bit!
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>>237722972
I'm persistently surprised there's so much porn of her, and comparatively (there's still quite a bit) of Leafa. You'd think that the busty blonde elf would be a lot more popular than Suguha's more ordinary design.
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>>237722840
The original Aincrad is legitimately bad because it's so rushed and everything happèns just because. The thrid episode is probably the best story in Aincrad and is barely followed upon later. When Kirito meets Lizbeth, she instantly falls in love for no reason, we never even get to see who the hell were her old partners. In the end they didn't even reach the 100th floor which is such a retardation. I could go on but the point is original Aincrad is legitimate shit.

After that the series starts to get better little by little. Fairy Dance isn't exactly good but at least the plot is more coherent and every event that happens in the story is followed in the next episode. There aren't giant timeskips that serve no purposse and the characters have a proper development across episodes. Phantom Bullet and Mother Rosario are good sagas. Alicization is great. Progresive is doing what they should've done for Aincrad since the beginning, even though I'm sure it will never end because Kawahara is as lazy as George RR Martin
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>>237734691
I mean Kirito saved her from a dragon and shit
that would make any girl wet in the panties
Also the chapter opened with her going "God, I'm surrounded by nerds and virgins, isn't there a single guy who's not a mouth-breather in this entire gam-"
and then Kirito walks in, so obviously she's going to fall in love with him
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>>237722840
Best isekai anime series so far
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I like SAO but hate Yui
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Ave admina!
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I love SAO with all my heart, and I'm so happy the progressive movies are 10/10 kino.
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>>237734290
>Man, they really did adapt the entire thing and gave it two movies. How time flies.
They haven't adapted the Moon Cradle arc (books 19-20, set during the time Kirito was trapped in accelerated time) and the new Unital Ring arc is still in progress.

Kawahara is also doing his best to make Unital Ring unadaptable unless the rest of Accel World gets adapted first. Which I'm all for - AW has more consistent writing than SAO, and its adaptation was a good-quality one that was only deprived of a sequel for executive reasons (the studio had to choose between it and Love Live).
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>>237735709
Moon Cradle is being adapted in the phone games
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>>237735709
AW in general has gotten better reception for two reasons I would think one being the typical anitubers didn't touch it and the fact Sunrise did a much better adaptation for AW than A1 did for SAO
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>>237735709
Moon cradle is literally useless filler
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>>237736323
Eh, the worldbuilding is interesting.
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>>237736661
We could have been getting big fat elf knockers, instead we're getting mediocre knockers.
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>>237734691
>The original Aincrad is legitimately bad because it's so rushed and everything happèns just because. The thrid episode is probably the best story in Aincrad and is barely followed upon later. When Kirito meets Lizbeth, she instantly falls in love for no reason, we never even get to see who the hell were her old partners. In the end they didn't even reach the 100th floor which is such a retardation. I could go on but the point is original Aincrad is legitimate shit.

In the novels, after Kayaba traps the players in the game it immediately timeskips 2 years to the raid on The Gleam Eyes where Kirito's Dual Blade becomes public. Kirito and Asuna's retirement is shorter and does not introduce Yui. They escape from Aincrad and that's the end of book 1.
Then book 2 is a bunch of sidestories which introduce characters like Sachi, Lizbeth and Yui. Later books kept revisiting this period, adding more sidestories that took place during the timeskip.

The anime took all these later works and inserted them into the timeline in chronological order. Except for "The First Day", because it was focused on Kirito partying up with another male character.
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>>237734691
>>237736937
For comparison, Fairy Dance was books 3-4 and didn't have any later content inserted in.

Likewise Phantom Bullet was books 5-6 and didn't have any insertions.

Alicization is books 9-18, and is so long that it had content removed rather than inserted (including an arc where Kirito is humbled by learning from swordfighters more experienced than him). However, they also insert original scenes/episodes, some of which introduce plot holes. Most of these are to tie into the Ordinal Scale movie, but you also have weird stuff like the Ocean Turtle staff casually allowing Asuna to connect to ALO and talk about top-secret stuff to her friends there.

Moon Cradle is books 19-20 and hasn't been adapted into anime.

Unital Ring is books 21-26+ (ongoing). It's not an adaptation of the old web novel, but a new storyline. Since it was written after the Ordinal Scale movie, it treats the events of that movie as canon.
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In the progressive film, Kirito made a reference to the history of the anneal blade. I think one day it will be adapted.
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>>237722840
Good until they kill centipede.
the rest is lame.
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I liked it and dont under the extreme hate for it. My only issues are that duel wielding was stupidly made exclusive to kirito, stifling any diversity of enemy Pvp, the raid on LC was cut from the anime, Fairy Dance arc was boring and should've been a light hearted arc less focused on FDMMO and more on the characters lives after the incident and it changed the world, killing off eugeo was also something I hated and the last quarter of the underworld ac felt like it was being dragged on, especially with the guy from the movie coming in only to job hard. Other than that I liked watching the show, its what got me into Dark Souls 2.
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>original SAO progressed too fast
>progressive progressing too slow
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>>237734913
Kirito being introduced as an awkward nerd boy but then behaving like a chad in every single conversation he has with a girl is also a giant contradiction. Which is it?
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So the elves did 9/11, right? The "Aincrad falling from the sky" and magic "returning" stuff sounds pretty spot on to the supposed end goal of the Forest Elves in Progressive. Why'd they do it? Will we see Kizmel 2 in Unital Ring?
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>>237738184
There's clearly a middle ground that can easily be reached. Like maybe make every book be two floors? Maybe every now and then make it three? Is that within the realms of possibility? I think it is because he did two floors + one side story for the first Progrsssive book.
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>>237738184
I hope Laughing Coffin's antics get toned down as time goes on, I'd like to go a single volume at least without edgelord teenagers being the root cause of every crisis. Their constant presence kind of puts a damper on any downtime Kirito and Asuna get as well, they can't even have elf sleepovers without worrying that someone is going to kill them in their sleep!
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>>237736937
> it immediately timeskips 2 years
Sword Art Online novel fucking starts at floor 74, dude. Scene of trapping players is flashback.
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How long till we get the Inter-intelligence war?
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>>237722840
I liked the earlier parts but Alicization lost me. Just slow and boring even though I liked Eugeo and Alice well enough. Also it became too fucking rapey for me.

How is Progressive?
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>>237739549
Oh and Gun Gale Alternative is the best
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>>237738279
this was kinda touched upon in the gameverse, in Hollow Realization the game they are playing in universe is "Sword Art: Origin" in which the gameverse is Ainground and its clearly supposed to be Aincrad before the great separation. there's some optional scenes where Kirito and Asuna meet Kizmel
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>>237738279
>elves did 9/11
Pretty much.
The separation event happened because a war was sparked between the elven kingdoms due to an assassination attempt. Humanity didn't have a dog in the fight, but they were pretty much forced to take sides.
It was going to get bad, so the two human tree maidens who watched the holy tree's of lyusula and kales'oh triggered the separation so that the war wouldn't happen. The two tree maidens together became An Incarnation of the Radius (aincrad).
Also the legends about the fallen elves were used as propaganda by the forest elves and dark elves. The truth is probably similar to what happened in Avalon Le Fae, the ones who attacked the holy tree in ancient times were both forest elves and dark elves and they tried to hide that fact.
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>>237739549
The progressive movie was really decent.
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The porn is awesome because Asuna is hot as fuck and since I hate Kirito with a burning passion it’s enjoyable to watch him get cucked
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>>237739549
It's bad
Literally this post
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>>237739549
Good
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>>237733740
>Fairy Dance is Asuna Art Online
Asuna barely appears in Fairy Dance though, she's there for the rape scene and little else
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>>237745196
>"Whenever Poochies not on screen, all the other characters should be asking, "where's Poochie?"
She was the reason why fairy dance happened in the first place. It also happened in ordinal scale. Kirito was just seething the entire time while asuna took the spotlight and he didn't do anything until something happened to asuna.
Even when kirito finally did something, it was only because of something asuna centric.
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I have droppped this show several times after episode 1. Everytime I pick episode 1 back up it takes me around 15 minutes to realize I had actually seen the scenes before because none of it sticks with me. But I'm not an mmo-fag and also hated Overlord, so maybe I'm missing the appeal
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>>237722840
thematically cool but loses itself and aesthetic in a mediocre forced plot immediately, like the majority of anime & manga
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>>237722840
It's boring after the first episode
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>>237722840
It's funny, I used to really dislike and make fun of it. But for some reason I feel very nostalgic for it now. I think it's because I still listen to the soundtrack and it's just so good.
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>>237722840
I think the alicization adaption was shit that was outperformed by fate grand order
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>>237738215
> Kirito being introduced as an awkward nerd boy but then behaving like a chad in every single conversation he has with a girl is also a giant contradiction. Which is it?
He's living out his life as an ass-kicking swordsman in a fantasy world. It's like if suddenly, the world revolved entire around trading card games. Of course the guys who are suited to living like that would suddenly become total Chads, the world was made for 'em after all.
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>>237738215
Going by Progressive. He's an awkward nerd boy who is desperately trying to make the best out of his uniquely shit situation.
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>>237737660
What's wrong with having sex with an NPC? Technically it's not even cheating because she isn't real. Asuna accusing Kirito of cheating in this situation is like telling a boyfriend that he's cheating on you because he watches porn videos with attractive female porn stars in them.
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>>237752290
The NPC is better than actual humans.
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>>237722840
hot garbage to watch and forget about
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>>237752491
Me also no like popular thing
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>>237733822
I can only hope. I want Kirito to be with Sachi for at least 10 floors because that's what the series suggested with their dumb timeskip. It was roughly from floor 11 to floor 28 so that should be 17 floors even. Fuck Kawahara if he fucking forces Asuna into Sachi's story.
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>>237751856
Social skills don't magically appear just because you're good at something. At best he should behave like a try hard, not get a full group of orbiters that gets closer to double digits the more the series advances. Besides, he's still behaving like a chad in real life. The ending of GGO where every girl is is dripping wet for him as he stands like a chad with his bike is something an awkward nerd boy will never experience in his life, much less one that now had supposedly PTSD from being forced to play a game of death for 2 years.
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>>237722840
Eh, kinda like it. Though for some reason normalfags seem to hate this show like how /a/ hates VEG.
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>>237722840
Fun show albeit /a/ is very zelous at criticizing it when it's just a simple adventure-ish anime

But sadly it is single handedly responsible for the mmo/Isekai trend that is still going very strong till this day.
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>>237738215
All his bravado is a persona. He taps into it it is almost second nature
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>>237725207
We had a lot of fun in the YEAR OF SAO, didn't we
Hopefully A1 will animate unital ring
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>>237754591
if it's ever finished
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>>237737660
> Kirito holds her down with his body and nearly fucking drowns her
> The harassment code didn't trigger, so she at least didn't mind it

Asuna is a fucking freak. No wonder she wanted Kirito to fuck her on the first date.
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>>237755949
Too be completely fair it's their second time having out at her place and it was after she almost gets him killed.



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