PK: Sword Art Online Murderously Original

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Sword Art Online’s murderous propensity for killing off its heroines is matched only by its enthusiasm for doing away with the plot of the original light novels (hundreds of pages have disappeared into but 2 episodes), if the niggling complaints of purists are anything to go by – although fortunately absolutely everyone can agree on Asuna’s cuteness.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:13 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The only arc where Asuna wore cute clothes and they chose to omit that.

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    Comment by Gitami
    18:33 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kirito you wasted a perfectly good sandwich.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Well, at least she made them! Finally, a bitch who knows her job!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:01 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    u forgot to mention that the bitch has the highest cooking level in SAO

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    All her life skills are maxed, her dishwashing is epic grade.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:21 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is she planning to clean up (literally) after every boss fight?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Bitch knows her role, a first.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:50 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1....

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    Comment by Kedamono1

    are you japanese?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 14/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heheyhey, I detest that declaration! My ass is skinny. (I could care less if I'm a skinny ass lazy american stuck on my xbox360, pc, and galaxy player with no real life outside the mainstream social society - mainly cause it's true)

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:38 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your just mad cause your too fat to get a woman to make you a sandwich. And no, that joke belongs to us fat ass lazy americans stuck on our Xbox360s, PCs and Android cell phones with no real lives outside of the Mainstream Social Society. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sandwich is overrated anyway.

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    Comment by Satonaka
    03:26 13/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    it's all about the san-do-itchi!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:42 12/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Two utterly pointless episodes. You can tell that something is amiss when the most emotional scene is the loss of a sandwich :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:50 13/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    To be fair, it was a really nice sandwich...

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    Comment by Satonaka
    03:25 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I was protecting the sandwich..."

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:49 13/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    orz - sandwich expires-

    that was pretty tragic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    idiot, it wasn't pointless, the two episodes was still part of the light novel. plus it shows how asuna started liking kirito.

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    Comment by TheBeast
    19:51 12/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    @picture #36
    what a dumbass, who wears sunglasses at night.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Why does practically everyone look decent if their characters are supposed to look like their real selves (at least the heads)?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:20 12/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Only good looking people can be heroes, didn't you know that?

    Comment by Taylor
    06:43 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    because this anime is terrible

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    No, it's great, troll.

    Comment by Taylor
    08:05 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    your lack of an intelligent rebuttal does not make me a troll. and if I am a troll why would calling me a troll offend me you derp.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:54 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They're technically polygon representations, and if examined closely it's pointed out that many imperfections were omitted and generalities maintained (no facial blemishes or marks in-game and such). Primarily the only thing kept in player model is facial structure and hair (and apparently coloring), the rest is avatar fill-in-the-blank.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess they lost some weight after being plugged into a machine and not being able to eat...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Technically their avatars don't change since the day they calibrated their systems, but yes, they're all likely emaciated corpse-people with atrophied muscles in reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:38 15/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    wanna answer your call, so dont read if you dont wanna get spoiled:

    in the novel they are treaded like comma patients and yes they will all look really slim, fragile etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or its all a dream or they're being treated as comma patients "irl"

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:10 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm fairly sure they chose the right placement for these side stories. Honestly if they went by the order in the light novels the main Aincrad storyline would've been over too quickly. Better for them to place the exciting, relevant parts of the story near the end of the season, and place the side stories in the middle to create a more cohesive ( I use that term loosely ) timeline.

    And even more so, the transition from Phantom Bullet/Mother Rosario arcs to Early and Late is completely unsettling. You go from an exciting arc like Phantom Bullet, lose some of the sensation in Mother Rosario, then take 20 paces back to do side stories from 2-3 arcs ago? It's really stupid. Dumb enough to completely make me lose interest in starting volume 9.

    Be patient anime watchers! It's going to be great, and you will be glad you waited for it. I'm sure the timeline of the anime will re image the series with changes Kawahara would've made in retrospect.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If there only killing women maybe the director got dumped recently so he is raging.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "(hundreds of pages have disappeared into but 2 episodes)"

    You know what I have to say to this?

    GOOD!

    How anyone who has actually read the novels can possibly enjoy the side-stories in their written form is beyond me. For most of them the author simply cannot write from a female first-person perspective without making a character completely vapid and motivated only by "pure virgin love" (and this is universal for every one he attempts). While this particular side-story is at least written in Kirito's point-of-view, it's still, at least in my opinion, not very good. A lot of what is missing in the anime is fluff and introspection that frankly just cheapens the characters anyway, so good riddance to it.

    I will say this. The anime? It's fun to watch. It's pretty and well-paced, and even the really terrible to read sidestories like the loli-girl's have been entertaining in anime format. Therefore all I can really say is "keep at it, anime-people", because I'm excited to see how much they can make the actually decent main story from the first novel stuff (which they haven't actually started to touch yet).

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    Comment by aaa
    01:17 14/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The SAO side stories are fine if you like the SAO game, considering how much detail that the author put in the world, and it's quite consistent (except the fucking ghost on the end of the episode).

    GGO on the other hand...

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    14:00 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    It was bound to happen that they would deviate from the original material at some time, since the series is going for 25 episodes. What has many people's panties in a wad (besides the killing off of heroines, except one) is that it deviated so damn early in the series.

    Frankly, this will most likely be the best original content for the series unless a future, not-part-of-the-light-novel arc does better than this one.

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    Comment by DarkChaplain
    16:45 22/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    For all I can tell, it doesn't come up with original content just yet. All they've shown is from the Light Novels, including side stories. They're just aligning them chronologically rather than all over the place like in the LNs.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:21 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    must check this out

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:51 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't be surprised if they catch up to the light novel sooner than expected...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:23 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    so far the anime will only cover till the Phantom Bullet Arc and not till Allicisation

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    = n = they'll be only covering as far as ALO arc not GGO arc i think...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:45 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It just the same as Mysterious Girlfriend X, you just can't quite put your finger on it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 21/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    most epically heart wrenching show since GANTZ.

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    Comment by H.exe
    23:03 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the scanner didn't scan their genitals

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They did... read chapter 16.5 xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I liked this ep, but guess is time to check the manga.

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    Comment by Drauger
    21:44 12/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like a lot the anime, that being said they do seem to be going too fast.... i dont know i am sort of enjoing it because of these its obvious that they are skiping a lot of story, the last 2 episodes were boring.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sadly the last two episodes are anime-original plots but in the 1st novel the story is skipping even harder until the point where Asuna and Kirito realise each other.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:31 17/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually the last 2 episode is from novel volume 8, not anime original

    Comment by Anonymous

    So i suppose that i was right to skip this anime?

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    Comment by Satonaka
    03:27 13/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, it's really good, the animation team/director is just really fucking up the flow of the story. Here's hoping we get to the good stuff AT LEAST by episode 7, they did confirm two seasons after all... now if we can only know if it was two seasons of 12 or 24, then we can get talkin' :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:32 14/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the first one is just SAO and no ALO and GGO?
    orz - I want to see Shinon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 15/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I presonly didnt care much for the GGO story line sure it was his longest book to that point but it really felt content wise to short I mean come on it takes place over the course of basicly 2 days and yet still took 500 pages in the translated version I read 2 days works ok in book form but if they animate it I can't see much for 6 or 12 episodes. Though I guess GGO as an OAV could work but I dont see a 12 or 13 episode series out of its content.




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