Confession. . mum. Sword Art Online had so much potential, but the way it was handled was quite poor. The action scenes were amazing; but the characters were poor, the pacing was  Confession mum Sword Art Online had so much potential but the way it was handled quite poor The action scenes were amazing; characters pacing
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#21 - anon
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(06/01/2013) [-]
Am i the only one who actually liked the both arcs?
#48 to #21 - anon
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(06/01/2013) [-]
The first arc was the best, but I liked the second and third. They just felt rushed.
Btw, the third is called Gun Gale Online and is still only a visual novel.
#28 to #21 - downysyndrome
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(06/01/2013) [-]
no you are not
#23 to #21 - swizzll
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(06/01/2013) [-]
You liked how it got "all rapey"?
You liked how it got "all rapey"?
#25 to #23 - anon
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(06/01/2013) [-]
It did make the latter arc a bit more serious... so i guess yeah.
#46 to #25 - swizzll
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I personally think the SAO arc should have gotten all 25 episodes   
   
I probably would have liked ALO a lot more if it had a whole season to itself as it would  feel more in depth.
I personally think the SAO arc should have gotten all 25 episodes

I probably would have liked ALO a lot more if it had a whole season to itself as it would feel more in depth.
#24 to #21 - ftdragneel
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(06/01/2013) [-]
no, i liked the both arcs too
#45 - Nihatclodra
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(06/01/2013) [-]
Sword Art Online had so much potential, but the way it was handled was quite poor. The action scenes were amazing; but the characters were poor, the pacing was awful, the plot-holes were gaping, and it tried to do too much in a short period of time.

The result was SAO became a slightly above-average anime. If you like it, that's fine: that's your opinion... but statistically, it's far from the best anime ever made; or even close.
#2 - yusay
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(06/01/2013) [-]
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#20 to #2 - lavitts
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(06/01/2013) [-]
The other people who watched SAO, formed an opinion of it, and would thus find this post as the perfect place to discuss such opinions. AKA, you, as evidenced both by your conversation with deescalation above, and your willingness to find and post a reaction gif describing your dislike of the post.
#6 to #2 - anon
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(06/01/2013) [-]
HEY! Hey! Bad yusay! Bad! You apologize to OP right now!
#4 - deescalation
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(06/01/2013) [-]
well, I'm with you...
#5 to #4 - deescalation
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(06/01/2013) [-]
(second season doesn't count)
#7 to #5 - yusay
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(06/01/2013) [-]
There was no second season of it.
#10 to #7 - deescalation
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(06/01/2013) [-]
You're right, what was I thinking?
#11 to #10 - yusay
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I wasn't making a joke about how bad it was. There was only one, 25 episode season of SAO split into two arcs.
#12 to #11 - deescalation
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(06/01/2013) [-]
no...just the 14...only 14
#13 to #12 - yusay
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(06/01/2013) [-]
It was one season of 25 comprised of two arcs.
#14 to #13 - deescalation
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(06/01/2013) [-]
nope, definitely just the 14 episodes and nothing more
#15 to #14 - yusay
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(06/01/2013) [-]
Sure, kid.
#16 to #15 - deescalation
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(06/01/2013) [-]
it's the same thing with the Matrix "trilogy." They only released the first movie, and nothing else
#26 - teckemeier
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I liked both arcs
#18 - RedJoker
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(06/01/2013) [-]
Who ever said it wasnt?
#49 - ritsuka
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(06/01/2013) [-]
i liked it too, i watched it for fun. like youre supposed to.
#50 to #49 - ninjabadger ONLINE
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Never understood why people can't just enjoy things and ignore the things they don't like.
#55 to #50 - lolokoko **User deleted account**
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Because the anime board is plagued with elitism.

Why do you think there's like, what, 2 more boards of the stuff?
#58 to #55 - ninjabadger ONLINE
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(06/02/2013) [-]
I mean, pardon the language, that's the kind of ******** that I really despise.

I would expect some tolerance within the whole anime grouping or whatever you call it.

"We both like the same general thing, let's fight about it." Just dumb if you ask me, and I haven't even seen some of the more serious debates.
#52 to #50 - anon
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(06/02/2013) [-]
If people did that, we'd only get crap.
#53 to #52 - ninjabadger ONLINE
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(06/02/2013) [-]
Do you know what the word "ignore" means?   
   
I mean... seriously?
Do you know what the word "ignore" means?

I mean... seriously?
#22 - gamerjjl
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I loved the first half but when they all got elf ears i just could not take it seriously also has any one seen the special sword art offline which is on the DVDs and blue ray.
#19 - lavitts
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I couldn't take it seriously after they deleted death. Still enjoyed it, but not seriously.
#37 - lolibear
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(06/01/2013) [-]
You are not the only one. I think the biggest problem is that it was a moderately good anime adaption of an amazing light novel that got too popular. People wanted it to be more than it was or could live up to, and then when everyone was saying it was perfect, a lot of the more devoted people had a knee-jerk reaction to that and became very critical. It's like watching the eragon movie. On their own, each one is actually pretty good, but when compared to their sources, fans start to dislike them because they can't live up to the originals and were rushed.
#40 to #37 - tormain
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(06/01/2013) [-]
I totally agree. About the time episode 13 was released I started reading the Novel and have finished them all. I thought they were really good but when the second arc of the anime came I was kind of disappointed because they left out parts (like the Evil God monsters) and with Suguha's character who had become so kind of fan service person.
The writer of Sword Art Online is remaking the SOA arc and I really hope it will become so much more than the anime in terms of length.

TL;DR Sword Art Online is good anime when you read the novel