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Sword Art Online II – 03

「鮮血の記憶」 (Senketsu no Kioku)
“Memories of Blood”

After last week’s episode introduced us to Sinon and just how serious she is about gaming, I was completely caught off guard when this week’s episode strove to show us just how she is IRL.

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July 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm Comments (98)

Sword Art Online II – 02

「氷の狙撃手」 (Koori no Sogekishu)
“Ice Cold Sniper”

With the story taking its sweet time to get rolling, this episode decided to focus solely on our brand new character — Sinon.

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July 13, 2014 at 12:28 am Comments (74)

Sword Art Online II – 01

「銃の世界」 (Jyuu no Sekai)
“World of Guns”

Whether you love it or hate it, the second season of Sword Art Online is finally here. Bringing back all the major players from before and tossing us a few curve balls — does the first episode of the sequel manage to hold up?

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July 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm Comments (123)

Sword Art Online – 25 (END)

「世界の種子」 (Sekai no Shoushi)
“The World Seed”

I’m not really sure how to begin this post – it’s been a long ride and the finale is one that leaves me with some conflicted emotions.

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December 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm Comments (268)

Sword Art Online – 24

「鍍金(メッキ)の勇者」 (Mekki no Yuusha)
“The Gilded Hero”

I’ve taken two main things away from this episode.

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December 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm Comments (257)

Sword Art Online – 23

「絆」 (Kizuna)
“Bonds”

Alright, I’m going to say something extremely controversial this week.

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December 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm Comments (177)

Sword Art Online – 22

「グランド・クエスト」 (Gurando Kuesuto)
“Grand Quest”

And here it is, the moment we’ve all known was coming ever since Leefa and Kirito’s very first meeting.

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December 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm Comments (297)

Sword Art Online – 21

「アルヴヘイムの真実」 (Aruvuheimu no Shinjitsu)
“The Truth of ALfheim”

This week’s sudden break in immersion, brought to us by an automated system maintenance warning, brought to mind something I hadn’t really thought about until now.

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November 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm Comments (184)

Sword Art Online – 20

「猛炎の将」 (Mou Honoo no Shou)
“General of the Blazing Flame”

I’ve been wondering this for a while, and I know others have too.

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November 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm Comments (187)

Sword Art Online – 19

「ルグルー回廊」 (Rugurū Kairou)
“The Lugru Corridor”

I think the aspect of this arc I most enjoy is watching Leafa take every opportunity she can to poke fun at and belittle Kirito.

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November 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm Comments (220)

Sword Art Online – 18

「世界樹へ」 (Sekaiju e)
“To the World Tree”

It’s always interesting to have some light shed upon the motives of characters who aren’t one-dimensional antagonists.

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November 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm Comments (171)

Sword Art Online – 17

「囚われの女王」 (Toraware no Joou)
“Captive Queen”

For the longest time, Sword Art Online has been lacking something that’s almost crucial in the top tier of anime.

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October 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm Comments (153)

Sword Art Online – 16

「妖精たちの国」 (Youseitachi no Kuni)
“Land of the Fairies”

With episode sixteen of Sword Art Online we finally return to some of the aspects that the series excels at.

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October 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm Comments (178)

Sword Art Online – 15

「帰還」 (Kikan)
“Return”

Subtlety is perhaps not Kawahara Reki’s strong suit.

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October 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm Comments (283)

Sword Art Online – 14

「世界の終焉」 (Sekai no Shuuen)
“The End of the World”

I have to say, in fairness to A-1, they handled this episode pretty well.

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October 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm Comments (254)

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