Sword Art Online II – 21
「剣士の碑」 (Kenshi no Hi)
More Cool than Overpowered
As much as I hate all the jokes about Kirito being overpowered, I can’t deny that there’s some truth to it. Which is why when he showed up last week to take on an entire guild to buy Asuna some time, I wasn’t sure if I’d be disappointed with what he was going to follow up with this week. Luckily, every single second he was on screen was pure bliss (I enjoy looking at Kirito, okay? LOL). Staying within the boundaries of what’s believable and providing enough cover for roughly three minutes, it was also cool to see what he learned from GGO translating into being an even bigger badass within ALO. Also this.
Also, how can you not feel bad for Klein? Not only did we not even get to see his face amongst the sea of people but judging from the sound effects it sounds like he was doing work back there! I mean, I get that he’ll be the running joke till the series comes to an end but sometimes I wish we got to see more of the honest and loyal salaryman turned swordsman. Oh, and to the commenter who pointed out Yui’s awesome smirk last week, I hope you enjoyed that close up of her thumbs-up as much as I did!
Roles in a Party
This is on a complete side-note but seeing how not much really happened this week except for the obvious secret that Yuuki is trying to keep from us (we’ll talk about that later), I just wanted to touch on just how well the show depicted that boss battle. Reminding me of all the struggles of trying to stay in formation while trying to do your specific job back during my MMORPG days, I personally felt a little tinge in my chest watching everyone do their job to create something magical. From the tanks in the frontline to the healers in the back, it got me all nostalgic about the games I could play for hours straight without a care in the world. (Question To the Readers — Have you reached that point in your gaming life where you just can’t get back into MMOs? I know I can’t but that’s what 10+ years of RO will do to a person :/)
Yuuki and The Sleeping Knights
I absolutely do not like where things are heading. While it’s one thing to not let Asuna join the guild because they’re just disbanding because of real-life priorities, it definitely feels like something much darker is hiding in the shadows. At the moment though, we don’t really have much to go on besides that whatever the reason may be, it’s a difficult topic for everyone in the group to talk about. A topic so difficult that it can make the happy-go-lucky Yuuki break down into tears.
As much as I don’t want anything sad/bad to happen next week, I can’t help but feel that we’re in for an emotional rollercoaster. With what feels like a Death Flags going off left and right, I can only imagine just how crazy things might get. Hopefully I’ll be completely wrong but it doesn’t feel like it :/
‘Till next week!