The next episode of VRMMO gone FPS Sword Art Online 2 has at last revealed the gender of Kirito’s new avatar, sure to draw disappointment among some viewers but pique the interest of a more niche crowd – all the while bolstering the show’s already massive following.





























































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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 27/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Kirito finally played MMO the proper way; use a girly avatar and act slutty.

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    Comment by Conduit
    09:17 28/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.4)

    You know its funny, I played MMOs for the better part of a decade, most of that time as female characters, and yet I never once had some lonely virgin try to hit on me or white knight for me.
    Which leads me to believe that the only ones getting hit on and being given free stuff are the people who actively act like a slut to get the attention of the lonely virgins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:27 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This is true. I play nothing but female characters as well, and not once have I ever had someone else actually try to hit on me or give me free stuff. At best I did some people act weird after they figured out I was a guy, but based on how those people talked, they seemed to be very young and couldn't wrap their mind around the fact that your character doesn't have to be like you in real life, lol.

    In fact the only times I've ever seen someone getting handed free shit because there characters were female was when they actually proved themselves to be a girl in real life through voice chat, so yeah, it really has nothing to do with your avatars appearance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:34 11/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    well... I play a girl avatar cos im have this one rule : If I am to watch my character's back for fiev hours per day - than I want it to be a damn good one !

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    Comment by Kaito Kazama
    21:19 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually happened to me twice in a short period of time. Once when I started playing GTA Online with a female character and some dude just gave me his rocket launcher and then again in Destiny when someone gave me a nice helmet and I didn't do anything slutty or to get attention. It happens but not as often as it's always portrayed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speaking of girl avatars, it's hilarious how lonely virgins care enough to give girl avatars items and shit in MMOs. Seriously, just assume everyones a guy until proven otherwise.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    23:44 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    > Seriously, just assume everyones a guy until proven otherwise.

    Most players assume everyone is a guy unless they sound like a girl in voice chat.

    On the other hand I personally like to use female pronouns for female avatars unless they make a point of preferring male pronouns.

    It's called role-playing.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    23:49 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the only way t play.

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    17:02 29/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can say that again!! Many(or is it mostly) Men online RolePlaying as Girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:18 01/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    same here, except ive been playing gw2 for 2 years and my characters always get hit on so many times, like holy crap this must be how girls feel when they get hit on, after a good laugh, their persistence is really uncomfortable and it ceases to amuse me

    same thing happened to me in the 1 month i played WoW
    firefall, dungeons and dragons, tera, hell even a decade ago i remember people hitting on me on runescape, maybe your characters are just ugly lol jk

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:08 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The best way to get ppl to level you ^^

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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    trap world online 2 ^^,

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:27 27/07/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    That moment when Asuna and the other girls see Kirito's avatar is cuter than them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:17 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That moment when a harem setting got shoehorned into yuri harem setting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    That moment when the guys on the street who hit on Kirito realized "she's" a guy

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... that shota avatar is more worth then the female ones.. just noteing

    "Uhh you'r not a girl... nah.. just come with us."

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    23:47 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shoehorned? Are you complaining about the lack of dicks in your daily harem intake?

    That reminds me, there are not enough Yuri harem shows around to actually call it a thing.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    23:45 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah. I was expecting more people fawning over Shinon.

    Shoulder length hair is really sexy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is that an Anime only Thing?
    I remember from 4chan that his avatar really was supposed to be a girl.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:51 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    His avatar was supposed to be girly at least but he was still a dude because its a rare free avatar he gets from GGO by having an old account.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    His avatar is a girl, he think it's a guy avatar because he only checked his chest, and not his profile, he's just completely flat.

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    Comment by Naoe
    09:50 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, looks like someone is pulling facts from their ass and not actually read the book.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed, his character is an M9000 type. It's basically a male avatar with a female appearance. Something that's quite rare in the game. His gender ingame is officially male.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:16 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep, it's an M9000 avatar that gives him the appearance of a girl, but his character gender is still male.

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    05:01 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


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    05:25 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


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    09:58 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Traps... Traps everywhere.

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    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    12:13 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Now even all the men fall in love with Kirito.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:14 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All hail to the God(dess) of Mary Sues!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:14 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not all the men.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He went off the deep end and went straight drag is what really happened.

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    Comment by Siveria
    22:50 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    His character is just a feminine looking male avatar. This is quite common in japanese mmorpgs, also refered to as prettyboys/bishounen's. He converted his character from his ALO one, and I guess GGO just didn't have the exact same settings so what the game probally does was use settings close to what he had in ALO, and well this is what he ended up with. Its not like he edited his char to look that way, its just how it ended up. I mean he was pretty shocked at how his avatar looked himself.

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    Comment by Olba
    21:48 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this is one of those things that the whole show has been inconsistent about.

    In the beginning of SAO, some avatars get genderswapped due to Kayaba's trickery. This implies that some players were making avatars of the opposite gender.

    However, later on Kirito mentions that due to some issues in the beta testing, SAO would not allow players to have avatars of opposite gender.

    In fact, the only cases we have seen of opposite gender avatars were those random players at the very beginning of SAO.

    I think that this is pretty strong evidence to pointing that yes, you CANNOT have avatars of opposite gender. Remember that every VRMMO is based on The Seed, which was based on SAO, so the same rules apply.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It wasn't trickery, it was Kayaba creating a nerve gear to scan your body and thus transforming your avatar into your real life self in appearance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:17 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    in the end, .hack wins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    In this episode it was stated by Kirito that the guys who Kirito is investigating with somehow changed his mmo gender somehow. Check it out when Kirito logs in to GGO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:58 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody in the episode said anything about Kirito's MMO gender getting changed. Rather, Kirito received a male avatar with a very feminine look, as implied by the anime and explicitly mentioned in the light novels.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 29/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kirito only states that SAO didn’t allow players to choose an avatar of the opposite gender in the infamous 16.5 which is both old and not even canon, at least for the LN, no idea about the original web version. In the LN it was
    • allowed to have characters of different genders in SAO
    • Kayaba did the mirror thing in the beginning so it didn’t really matter here
    • It is afaik implied that in ALO you can indeed choose an avatar of the opposite gender (Kirito says he chooses a male one at the ALO character creation)
    • Most other VRMMOs however don’t allow this, GGO follows this pattern
    • Kirito’s avatar in GGO is male too, it’s just a rare one that looks very feminine
    • There’s a rumour that you have a higher chance to get a rare avatar if you convert older characters, and since Kirito’s is as old as you can get as far as Seed worlds go, he’d also have the highest chance, but this is just a rumour in GGO.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    so to sum up all previous comments by top volume:

    kirito is a girl.
    kirito is a boy.
    kirito is a thai lady-boy.
    nobody watched the show.
    kirito as supernatural game powers, and it's unfair
    everyone else who watched is disappointed about minor crap, and just can't be happy they aren't stuck with reruns of shin chan instead. or some really whiny crap protagonist anime instead. oh. how abouut school days.. it was a goddamn relief when the two girls went berserk at the end... i was starting to thing it was just gonna draaaagg on and on.....

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry to say, SAO2 is feeling pretty underwhelming so far. Hopefully it's gonna pick up soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 29/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kinda reminds me of SAOs first episode when all the female characters were revealed to be guys and people were like wtf get away from me.
    I make girl characters to fap on

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 02/08/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea, MMORPG: Massive Men Online Role Playing (as) Girl

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 15/09/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    would it be weird that I am also in love with his Avatar? xD Well he still is Kirito underneath that. But Shinon is so hot too!! omg I wonder if Sugu will get any screen time too. Oh man >< my friends at school call me Sugu cause of my huge boobs and small frame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:53 31/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I a ton of MMO/ rpgs, I choose a female avatar just so Im not starring at some guys butt for the next 100 hrs. That and I like strong female swordswomen. Or whatever the term is... Never been hit on ever as a female character and Ive been playing games since Atari. I just always played whatever looked cool and designers usually put more thought into the women characters. Unless the game has romances(Mass Effect, etc), then I play guys.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 30/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    sword art online now features traps?
    welllll then, I may have to look into this show now.

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    Comment by ALAKTORN
    06:30 28/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    What the fuck is Kirito doing acting all moe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    gif9 his hair drops on his left, but then it swaps to the right.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You are an idiot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:21 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's not looking in a mirror, the hair that drops is to his left, the hair that is that long is on his right in the very next shot. Maybe pay attention before calling others idiots lest ye look like a fool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 27/07/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or maybe figure out which particular bit of hair he's looking at? He's clearly looking down to his left at the shorter bit of hair, because it's closer. Just because the right side is longer doesn't mean that's what was getting in his vision. Christ. The stupid.

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