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Sword Art Online: Alicization – 19

「右目の封印」 (Migime no Fuuin)
“The Seal of the Right Eye”

I didn’t think that they’d actually do it, but if Alicization has taught me anything, it’s that anything can happen in the Underworld.

General Impressions

After last week’s explosive ending (or rather, two weeks ago), I had an ominous feeling for what was coming this week. However, I never thought the story would make a full 180 and flip Alice and Eugeo’s roles. Looking back at it though, I suppose I shouldn’t have been as surprised as I was since it makes complete sense from the plot’s perspective. At this point, Kirito and Eugeo have been a totally undefeatable pair and there are way too many episodes left for them to reach the top of the tower this early. Along their way up the Central Cathedral, it’s clear that they’ve been able to influence the Integrity Knights they’ve encountered thus far and based on all of Kirito’s ramblings it sounds like they might have encountered a good chunk of all the knights that exist. So, what better way to change things up than have an Integrity Knight flip sides and have someone on team Kirito-Eugeo end up unable to fight? In hindsight I should have realized it sooner since I couldn’t have been the only one who was hoping that one of the knights would listen to reason and raise their weapons for Kirito and Eugeo’s cause. It didn’t necessarily have to be Alice, but it makes a lot of sense for it to be her. (Personally speaking, I thought it would have been cool to see Bercouli or the bow wielding knight to flip)

On the flip side of things, I also loved how the story finally addressed Eugeo’s insecurities. As someone who’s had no time to deal with such a wide range of thoughts and emotions, I was always really curious how we’d tackle Eugeo’s problems. Because if we’re being honest here, I think we’d all be a little pissed if Eugeo managed to save the world and rescue the damsel in distress without taking care of his own issues. Sure there’s something to be said about how nasty the Administrator is for using all of his insecurities against him, but here’s to me hoping that it all becomes a great learning experience for him.

Dang, what an episode! With that status quo changing and the stakes rising even higher, it looks like Kirito and Alice will have a lot to deal with now that the Administrator is awake and has Eugeo under her control. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to see what’ll happen since everyone seems to all be relatively close to one another. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where we hopefully won’t get thrown back to the real world since I’m too invested in the main story. See you then!



February 24, 2019 at 5:36 pm
  • February 24, 2019 at 7:20 pmGreed

    And, assuming the original Alice is indeed watching from the roof, this is where fans know what GTR (Gyaku Netorare) is like; actually curious if any similar anime exist, where a girl watches his male friend being seduced by a hot Onee-san (can’t blame him actually.)

    If this was Kirito, he would quickly stab the woman as Kirito could sense a Yandere Asuna is watching him.
    Actually hope they make a hentai episode about this scene. Frankly, as compared to Sword Art Online: Alicization episode 10, I prefer the woman making a move on a male character. I am expecting many doujinshi to be made by now at least. It would be tragic if, assuming our evil Onee-san will eventually get stabbed, she was pregnant with Eugeo’s child. I haven’t watch Tokyo Ghoul anime yet but I wonder if they elaborated their H-scene; if they did then I feel Sword Art Online should’ve done the same.

  • February 24, 2019 at 7:30 pmRenaSayers

    I am starting to like SAO limited to being nothing more than an intense MMORPG, there is no trace of the old SAO with the Alicization arc.

    Here I was hoping for no more sinful moments, guess I was wrong, yeah sex sells alright.


    • February 25, 2019 at 6:10 pmsealouse

      With good reason. Nothing can beat the primal nuances of sex in storytelling.

  • February 24, 2019 at 9:13 pmDude

    It seems like the Dororo-Jojo-SAO trifecta is really trying to ruin me lately.

  • February 25, 2019 at 12:09 aml.kostas

    If Administrator didn’t trick Eugeo’s like that to say Remove Core Protection she’d have to chant commands for three days.

    “The ritual requires for the target to have their Fluctlight’s core protection to be removed, which can either be done with a simple core protection removal command that the target has to voluntarily chant (voluntary Synthesis), or requires special rituals that take 3 days of casting to forcefully disable the protection, but this is a time consuming approach due to the enormous amount of parameters that need to be set for the ritual (forced synthesis).[1] The ritual can only be used on targets that are at least within the caster’s line of sight or, preferably, ones that have physical contact with the caster.”

  • February 25, 2019 at 12:35 amJesus

    Is Remove Core Protection another term for unzipping pants?

  • February 25, 2019 at 3:08 amKabble

    The music playing while he’s just losing the battle was pretty tragic I loved it.
    That said the sex parallels…wow lol.
    Never trust anyone who tells you to remove protection on the first encounter.

  • February 25, 2019 at 4:29 amSlarkero

    Gonna be real here, that was pretty hot.

  • February 25, 2019 at 5:47 amAex

    Honestly, the Eugeo scene happened way too fast for me(no, not like that, ya pervs).

    I hope there was a lot more monologue on Eugeo’s part or a lot more to the mind-rape in the LN then a bunch of gates, because he gave in way too easily here. This is the woman that’s solely responsible for the crap rules he’s had to live with all his life and why Alice was taken away in the first place. He’s seen what she did to the Integrity Knights. He has no reason to trust anything she says, at all, so why should anything she has to say about his life matter. Yet all it took was her getting naked and promising her “love” for him to be her bitch?

    Come on, weak. Although I am curious as to what her “love” is going to be, cause I’d bet money it’s not going to be what he’s expecting. Or the whole thing was just a trap and she’s already made him forget she even promised him anything.

    • February 25, 2019 at 10:17 amBob

      From what I recall there was also some mind-control or will-dampening. We see in the show Quinella screwing with Eugeo’s dreams and inserting visions in his head, so it stands to reason that there’s more to the story than the insecurities she’s digging into of his loneliness and losing the girl he loved and failed forever.

  • February 25, 2019 at 9:22 amEnan84

    • March 5, 2019 at 6:25 amRed Wolf

      thats tough… seen highschool dxd . .. .

  • February 25, 2019 at 10:19 amBob

    Based SAO, doujins when?

  • February 25, 2019 at 1:16 pmThe Laughing Man

    Eugeo chose a THOT over his friends and family what a disappointment

    • February 27, 2019 at 6:52 amURGH

      In SAO there are only whores.

  • February 25, 2019 at 6:14 pmsealouse

    What a great episode. Between Alice’s intense process of switching sides to Eugeo’s downfall i was enjoying every second of it. Some high grade fuel.

  • February 27, 2019 at 7:06 aml.kostas

    Parts of the dialogue between Eugeo and Administrator that were left out in the anime.
    Show Spoiler ▼

    Is that really…what love is about?
    Is it really like money…something with numerical value to be traded…?
    He thought he heard a voice cry, That’s not true, Eugeo!—and he turned to see a red-haired girl in a gray uniform lunging for him out of the darkness.
    Show Spoiler ▼

    • March 1, 2019 at 6:34 amURGH

      Now this is proper fanfic writing right here.

  • March 13, 2019 at 8:18 pmBJ Oliver Guarino

    Where’s Sword Art Online: Alicization episodes 20&21 screenshots