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
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#63 - shadowmageXD ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
**shadowmageXD rolled a random image posted in comment #46 at This Week In Science ** I personally thought it was OK, but I respect other peoples opinion on it.
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User avatar #59 - zzforrest (06/02/2013) [-]
I really enjoyed it. It was far from the best, but even farther from the worst. I thought that the way the story flowed was a bit strange, as there were many gaping time gaps that were never really "filled" so to speak, as if nothing happened in that time period.
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User avatar #64 to #57 - fukbushizgetmunny (06/02/2013) [-]
there's only one season, SAO and ALfheim are the same season
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User avatar #56 - mylazy ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
That is because it was a good anime.
User avatar #51 - tarmorman (06/02/2013) [-]
I actually loved it, it's just the pacing was pretty bad, and it seemed like they tried to do too much too quickly.
User avatar #49 - ritsuka (06/01/2013) [-]
i liked it too, i watched it for fun. like youre supposed to.
#50 to #49 - ninjabadger ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
Never understood why people can't just enjoy things and ignore the things they don't like.
User avatar #55 to #50 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (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 (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 - anonymous (06/02/2013) [-]
If people did that, we'd only get crap.
#53 to #52 - ninjabadger ONLINE (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?
#47 - asimplepotato (06/01/2013) [-]
GAAAA!!! Alfheim ruined something which could have been one of my top animes. It started out so great, a nice plot, simple game, serious gaming (with the fact that their life is on the line) it lasts so long that they actually starts living in the game, it started easy with the main character starting at the beginning, experiensing everything.

In Alfheim he "cheated" (not on purpose) so he could rush the game within days, the main evil guy was a duche, with wings he miss out everything that's below, so much was rushed.

I dont know, i just got that little spark from watching the first episodes, and then a horrible crashing feeling when alfheim started.
User avatar #45 - Nihatclodra ONLINE (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.
User avatar #41 - tormain (06/01/2013) [-]
For anyone who wants to read the Novel of Sword Art Online:
#37 - lolibear ONLINE (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.
User avatar #40 to #37 - tormain (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
#36 - icyflesh (06/01/2013) [-]
The problem with SAO was it tried to be everything and thus didn't do any of them right.
What SAO tried to be: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Sci-Fi, Tragedy and Comedy.
Still the music and animation was great, but the charather development was poor.
It was Tomohiko Ito first time directing an anime and it shows.
Overall 6/10
#38 to #36 - lolibear ONLINE (06/01/2013) [-]
I would just like to point out that your score there kind of represents many problems in our community, despite the fact that you gave multiple bad points, and only mentioned one good thing, you gave it a 6/10. For some reason most people see a 6/10 as bad, but if you think about it, isn't that above-average? I think the problem here is that so many of us compare shows like SAO next to the masterpieces of our time the moment they hit substantial popularity, instead of taking them on their own merit. I would like to say that your comment wasn't bad by any means, I just think the score didn't match the review.
User avatar #42 to #38 - icyflesh (06/01/2013) [-]
Note I give Bleach and naruto a 5.5/10
One piece I give 7/10
DBZ 6.5/10
User avatar #60 to #42 - zzforrest (06/02/2013) [-]
Hey I just want your opinion since I haven't watched many animes, could you say what these animes are out of ten for you? I've already watched them and I just wanted to know what other people think
Mirai Nikki
Also what is your personal favorite anime?
User avatar #62 to #60 - icyflesh (06/02/2013) [-]
Higurashi with season two - 8.5
Clannad with after story - 9
Mirai Nikki - 8
Favorite anime:
Legend of the Galactic (note: It is like reading a book. It is really hard to get into)
Other good animes (7 or higher):
Cowboy bebop
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Hellsing Ultimate
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Death note
Code geass
Gundam wing
Great Teacher Onizuka
Angel Beats
Welcome to the NHK
Space Pirate Captain Harlock
#43 to #42 - lolibear ONLINE (06/01/2013) [-]
I consider all of those fitting scores. I wasn't trying to say either was invalid, I just wanted to point out how many people have been seeing things like 6/10 as bad. You probably were the worst example, but no one else scored so you were the only example I had.
#44 to #43 - icyflesh (06/01/2013) [-]
It's cool. Should have added I saw 6/10 as above average.
It's cool. Should have added I saw 6/10 as above average.
User avatar #39 to #38 - icyflesh (06/01/2013) [-]
No, I compared it to something like Rio Rainbow Gate which I see as an average anime.
Also no one ever cares about good thing. Have you seen the any news stations? I could point out some more good things about it, but that is boring.Also I pointed our 3 bads and 2 goods. Plus I didn't say it failed at being all those thing. I'm just saying because it tried to be so many things it became a jack of all trades, but a master of none.
User avatar #35 - monfan (06/01/2013) [-]
I recently finished the first novel and i'm halfway through the side stories part. The anime is pretty ******* accurate to the novels I suggest you read them. Here's a link to them they're all in the mobi format and can be moved straight onto E-readers. If you want to convert them there's a program called calibre which can do that.!cQ0EzYhR!OBC5PzWOvgtOHtWIDwbdRQ
#34 - anonymous (06/01/2013) [-]
The anime in general was fairly well adapted so I really liked it. It just simply got overhyped to **** , which ruined it's potential value.

And it's a real shame they didn't do 16.5...
User avatar #33 - xxwormboyxx (06/01/2013) [-]
How about just read the Light Novel which is actually kind of decent.
User avatar #31 - numbersixtyseven **User deleted account** (06/01/2013) [-]
I actually liked the anime, though I prefer the first arc over the second one.

Main downside of the anime in my opinion? It was rushed... So bloody rushed. They could've easily made it double it's number of episodes and become an excellent anime.
#30 - jmrpful (06/01/2013) [-]
It's bad.
User avatar #26 - teckemeier (06/01/2013) [-]
I liked both arcs
#22 - gamerjjl (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.
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