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Sep 30, '17, 10:36pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZLxgvqhZD4

Season 3 is coming! I am a big fan of this franchise and can't wait to see the next season.
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Sep 30, '17, 11:37pm

I don't think I've ever hated an anime more than Sword Art Online. I'll pass.
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Oct 01, '17, 5:21am

I enjoyed the first arc of the first season. Never watched any of the others.

Raging Light wrote:I don't think I've ever hated an anime more than Sword Art Online. I'll pass.


One Piece and Fairy Tail would be mine.
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Oct 01, '17, 12:17pm

I loved Mother’s Rosario more than any other arc, so I’m down for more. That said, this isn’t a favorite by any stretch of the imagination... We’ll see.
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Re: Sword Art Online: Alicization (Season 3)

Oct 01, '17, 8:57pm

BetoJR wrote:I loved Mother’s Rosario more than any other arc, so I’m down for more. That said, this isn’t a favorite by any stretch of the imagination... We’ll see.


That was a solid arc. I think I preferred Phantom Bullet arc, as Gun Gale Online was so different to SAO and ALO that it really stands out from the rest of the series.

Deathtone wrote:I enjoyed the first arc of the first season. Never watched any of the others.


Why was that?

Raging Light wrote:I don't think I've ever hated an anime more than Sword Art Online. I'll pass.


I tried to watch Naruto, but I couldn't stand the MC to get past the first few eps. Fairytail was too erratic for me to enjoy, but I can't say I hated it. Gurren Leggan was a pretty terrible anime to watch. SAO on the other hand is probably one of my favourites.
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Oct 02, '17, 12:22am

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I watched the first season dubbed. I could only find the other subbed. I didn't want to get used to other voice actors. Lol
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Oct 03, '17, 6:21am

Mavryk wrote:
Raging Light wrote:I don't think I've ever hated an anime more than Sword Art Online. I'll pass.


I tried to watch Naruto, but I couldn't stand the MC to get past the first few eps. Fairytail was too erratic for me to enjoy, but I can't say I hated it. Gurren Leggan was a pretty terrible anime to watch. SAO on the other hand is probably one of my favourites.


I was pretty into Naruto as a kid but I acknowledge that it's mediocre at best. Fairy Tail is hilariously bad and I didn't enjoy Gurren Laggen either. But I will give Gurren Laggen another shot since it was made by the same studio as Kill La Kill (and I fucking adore Kill La Kill). But all of these anime are better than SAO in my opinion. It actually astounds me that people enjoy SAO, but to each their own.
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Oct 03, '17, 9:08am

Raging Light wrote:It actually astounds me that people enjoy SAO

Why?
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Oct 03, '17, 10:41am

BetoJR wrote:
Raging Light wrote:It actually astounds me that people enjoy SAO

Why?


Because the plot was poorly written and filled to the brim with plot holes and inconsistencies. The characters were unrealistic and unlikable. Everything that provided valuable context to the first arc like Kirito leveling up, learning about the game, Asuna joining her guild, Kirito meeting his comrades that die because he lied about his strength level, the 72 floor boss fights out of 75 total, all of that happened off-screen due to the show's stupid time-skips. But we didn't time-skip past that whole episode about Kirito protecting some little girl who had a crush on him, or the episode about the blacksmith girl who had a crush on him, or the two episodes about the murder mystery in the safe zone, all of which were boring as fuck and completely irrelevant to the actual plot. I could go on but I'd be here for an hour. Which, coincidentally, is the length of the video that summarizes my thoughts quite well.

https://youtu.be/3uON7ANNOi4
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Re: Sword Art Online: Alicization (Season 3)

Oct 03, '17, 11:28am

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BetoJR wrote:
Raging Light wrote:It actually astounds me that people enjoy SAO

Why?


Because the plot was poorly written and filled to the brim with plot holes and inconsistencies. The characters were unrealistic and unlikable. Everything that provided valuable context to the first arc like Kirito leveling up, learning about the game, Asuna joining her guild, Kirito meeting his comrades that die because he lied about his strength level, the 72 floor boss fights out of 75 total, all of that happened off-screen due to the show's stupid time-skips. But we didn't time-skip past that whole episode about Kirito protecting some little girl who had a crush on him, or the episode about the blacksmith girl who had a crush on him, or the two episodes about the murder mystery in the safe zone, all of which were boring as fuck and completely irrelevant to the actual plot. I could go on but I'd be here for an hour. Which, coincidentally, is the length of the video that summarizes my thoughts quite well.

https://youtu.be/3uON7ANNOi4


Well... I didn't really mind any of that, myself? Different strokes for different folks and all that, I guess... Anyway, thanks for the explanation. SeemsGood
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Oct 05, '17, 9:36pm

The first half of season one was great.. I feel like they started to realize they need to stretch it out and just ended up turning it into a harem anime.
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Oct 06, '17, 5:31pm

Deathtone wrote:I watched the first season dubbed. I could only find the other subbed. I didn't want to get used to other voice actors. Lol


Fair enough, though both seasons are dubbed so you should be able to find them somewhere.

Raging Light wrote:Because the plot was poorly written and filled to the brim with plot holes and inconsistencies. The characters were unrealistic and unlikable. Everything that provided valuable context to the first arc like Kirito leveling up, learning about the game, Asuna joining her guild, Kirito meeting his comrades that die because he lied about his strength level, the 72 floor boss fights out of 75 total, all of that happened off-screen due to the show's stupid time-skips. But we didn't time-skip past that whole episode about Kirito protecting some little girl who had a crush on him, or the episode about the blacksmith girl who had a crush on him, or the two episodes about the murder mystery in the safe zone, all of which were boring as fuck and completely irrelevant to the actual plot. I could go on but I'd be here for an hour. Which, coincidentally, is the length of the video that summarizes my thoughts quite well.


A couple weeks ago I went into a comic shop asking for one of the SAO light novels that the show was based on, as I do quite enjoy reading novelizations of my favourite movies/games to get more perspectives on the story (Though the novels came first in this instance). And the guy behind the counter told me that the show is really faithful to the novel and I should instead look into the SAO Progressive series. Apparently SAO was the authors first project, and as writers do, they get better and learn new ways to write. So seeing his original content being made into the anime and highlighting the various weakpoints you've mention, he went back and started rewriting the series. This time it's supposedly a lot slower paced (as in less time jumps) as instead of completing the whole Aincrad arc in one Novel, he's already written 5 quite large novels for the same time period. It's also from Asuna's point of view.

So yeah, SAO is definitely not a perfect series, especially with the giant holes in content that even the Author recognizes. But I still really love the setting, the interactions between the characters, and the overall heavy themes that the anime explores.

I didn't watch the video as I really don't have an hour to spare to watch it (I've got a big enough backlog of podcasts and youtube videos as it is :( )
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Oct 11, '17, 12:36am

Raging Light wrote:I don't think I've ever hated an anime more than Sword Art Online.


I'd like to amend this statement. I have found an anime worse than SAO.

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Oct 13, '17, 3:24am

Raging Light wrote:I'd like to amend this statement. I have found an anime worse than SAO.


It sounds like a fan dub...
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