Even normally tolerant SAO fans have been stuck picking apart the innumerable plot holes and anime battle clichés the 23rd episode’s thrilling climax finds itself riven with – the conclusion being that “it is best not to think to hard about what you’re watching with SAO,” not the first time such complaints have been made…


Fortunately there are the usual stream of omake available to distract from excess analysis of the plot:



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    Avatar of Darion
    Comment by Darion
    18:01 09/12/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    As long as it has plot holes, i don't care about entretainment

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 09/12/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Do you mean "Plot Grand Canyons"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I'm okay as long as there's a profuse amount of hentai in it

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    Comment by Putina
    23:45 09/12/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I will fill those plot holes with my dick.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You, sir, just made my day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 12/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plot hoes indeed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:54 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    that hole so big. your small dick may not fit that hole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:33 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Satan, guide your cock!?

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    Comment by Satonaka
    04:26 11/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Must... remember... PSX COdes!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:09 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    yup yup good one sir!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't know if its because I've read the books, but i don't see any plot holes. Everything has made sense for me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:16 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Accel world has huge plot holes as well.
    The 10,000x time acceleration is not possible neural biology specifically the fact nerve impulses can only travel so fast would not allow it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:35 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    its anime
    illogical by irl standard is not plot holes

    that's why i hate nowadays
    everything is cliche already
    and when we have new idea, people damn it for being illogical by irl standard
    worst that every little thing is discussed by 'internet professor' to become complicated
    its anime ffs

    want logic, just go and watch documentary national geographic, history channel and so on

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 16/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it actually IS possible, but not without MAJOR damage from long term use. the brain has its own time keeper that functions very similar to a clock (nerve impulses at regular intervals that are faster when younger, and slow down as we get older (which is why trips seem to take so long as i child but are in a flash as a adul)) look up Suprachiasmatic nucleus and circadian rhythms. they determin our perception of night/day/season, when to sleep, when to get up, how we age and so on. it is POSSIBLE to alter its speed. you could double it, or even triple its speed which then effects the entire body. everything from cell division to memory processing is effected by it. speeding it up to 1k-10k would kill you in less then a few min. your body would completely fall out of sync. but 2-3x is possible (with the downside of aging 2-3x faster)

    You could also download someones memory into a computer, where their neural pathways are mimicked and they can do things at 10k but once again you run into the issue of when they log out, the brain accepting and processing all the info gained, and forming proper pathways fast enough so that no memories or information is lost

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:24 15/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I salute you
    I could not had said it better

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:20 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Plot holes" and "Sci-Fi". Learn the difference, it could save your life.

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    Comment by Gitami
    14:26 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tried Mocha at starbucks, not very effective, what recommendation?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    part of the point was that it was not in the brain, if I recall correctly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    In Sci-Fi They are NOT called Plot Holes ... They are called -> Story driven Space Quantum Singularity Devices <- like like Coffee at Starbucks but with less impact to your daily wake up call

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    Comment by Satonaka
    04:27 11/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I preferred the manga to AW over the anime, for me the anime was simply boring and was promptly dropped around episode 12.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:39 11/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time is moving the same, it's your brain moving faster. Take some speed and come back to me on this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 09/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    SAO was OK, even really good in some ways, AO is a piece of shit - there's only so much Neo one can stomach.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    disgusting even... there's only so much self-insertion fantasy that can be made without wrecking the plot. They should've added more material and plugged the plot holes in SAO, maybe even made it a sad ending - but a victory beyond just pure willpower. I mean why did the guy even stand there so Kirito could stab him reaaaaal slowly once he decided 'nope, I'm not dead.'

    Srsly, I stopped watching the episode of the diplomatic meeting, but I should've stopped at the end of SAO.

    Also, some of the art in AO is ok, but its cheesier than SAO (crossing the line from quaint to cheesy) and the wings look lame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:51 17/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He stood there when Kirito decided to deny "reality" and continue to fight because his entire purpose for creating the lockdown on the players was to watch and understand the human mind and its capabilities. He was the true face of science as he died; one who throws poo at the face of danger and waits around to see what happens.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I mean - Kirito walking straight into the ambush so people could fail to hack down his regen - awesome if you like that sort of thing.

    Kirito beating the best fighter in a whole new game JUST because he has to be Gary Stu for the umpteenth time (oh right, his little sister handed him an extra blade after he took the best player's best shot at point blank)? Super lame.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Asseye retards everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 09/12/2012 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    wait... what plot holes? everything in this ep was in the novel, the only major thing they skipped was going under the world tree

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 09/12/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    nobody is saying it's different from the novel, just that a story that revolves around randomly powering up and "just cuz" scenes doesn't make for a coherent plot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:40 09/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    i think youll find there was no actual "sudden powerup" within the novel kirito had his SAO stats from the get go plus his speed making him a 1 hit wonder. what i didnt like was how the anime rushed through the tower part and for some reason gave him that 2 handed trust attack as if it were a skill, when skills dont exist in ALO ...yet. in the novel they spend longer getting back up to the top and kirito doesnt thrust through them but swings wildly like a psyco leaving halv the support forces in total awe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    i would have loved watching him slash trough them and not that boring charger

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:23 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should have gone with the psycho slashing then. This... whatever the hell it was, came out of nowhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, keeping your stats from an earlier game? That's cheating.

    I guess his leaving the support forces in 'total awe' makes him even more of a Gary Stu than before.

    Enjoy Sir, somehow...

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:47 09/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've come to the conclusion that as the second to last episode, they have to just drop certain details and go for the most dynamic scenes(Even if they were used in every other anime)

    Comment by Anonymous

    Power ups just beause............*cough*naruto*cough*dragonball

    Comment by Anonymous

    Wait what.. you mean that Bleach doesn't have a coherent plot? Blasphemy!

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    Comment by MidnightTide

    Someone putting a gun to your head to watch it then?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:18 09/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    With that logic your saying that almost every T.V. Show in existence has someone pointing a gun to our heads and making us watch..

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:45 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The CIA has been know to put a gun to people's head before.Barney and Sesame Street tend to be the favorites. Maybe one day an agent will make prisoners watch Chinese cartoons instead like Precure or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 12/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A certain scene in clockwork orange comes to mind.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:53 09/12/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Usualy "plot holes" = "watched by asseye retard".

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    Comment by Kohaku
    23:29 09/12/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Overhyped stuff usually end like that, although I admit the premise on first episodes was nice.

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    Comment by david
    00:10 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I dont know which plotholes you all are talking about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still can't get over the ANIME-WINGS-LOL.

    But I should just follow the advice of the otaku and just not think about it. Mindless drone mode.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:49 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I haven't read the light novels. As such, I'm thoroughly enjoying the anime. I'm deliberately holding off on reading the novels because I don't want to ruin the experience I'm currently having with the show.

    Once the anime has ended, I intend to go back and read all the novels. I'm not sure how many people watch 'Game of Thrones' but for me it's the same concept. I'm deliberately putting off the books so I don't ruin the enjoyment I'm deriving from the shows.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:53 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as it has Sugu,onii-chan really care about her.

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    Comment by Gradius
    07:44 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last pic is almost a win (for pure win it needed to be 100% naked).

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:43 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not having ever read the light novel/manga/we, it's a good anime. Not great, just good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:47 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ahoy there! I see them plot holes, the pot holes ahead!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    they should've planned more episodes for the story to be more develloped, it's a shame...

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    01:10 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm just in it for Suguha's tits

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:15 10/12/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    the whole show's dumb. it's almost like it's trying to fill in every genre in the end just sucks it's not even anywhere good in all the genre it's trying to fill.

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