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Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld – 05

「開戦前夜」 (Kaisen Zenya)
“The Night Before the Battle”

Please show, give us some Asuna. Please.

General Impressions

Man, what an episode! With familiar faces appearing left and right and a huge revelation that Kirito is still (in the Underworld) alive and kicking, I don’t know what more we could have asked for as the story beings to dive into the final load test.

Amongst all of that though, I think what I appreciated the most was just how humor and good feelings were packed in this single episode. During Kirito’s original attack on the Axiom Church, I’m sure we all realized that the Integrity Knights were not bad people. And as we learned that they were actually humans who had their memories wiped and forcefully changed to serve Quinella, I’m sure a lot of us may have hoped that we’d get an opportunity to see all of them again outside of battle. Lo and behold it looks like that wish has finally been granted and I don’t think we could have asked for much more.

From Eldrie to the first dude who Kirito and Eugeo tag teamed to beat together, it was nice to see just how much they’ve all come since the last time we saw them. If I’m being honest though, Fanatio was probably my absolute favorite since she seems to have taken Kirito’s advice extra seriously. Ignoring the bonds of society that were cast upon her due to her gender, it’s fantastic to see her dressing herself a bit simply because she wants to. That and who would have thought someone who had gone to such lengths to hide her gender could break free from that and truly act like themselves? That and I won’t lie that I really enjoyed seeing a jealous Alice feud with a powered up Fanatio.

To be honest, I have no idea how I should feel for this upcoming battle. Looking at it as objectively as possible, neither side is right or wrong. They’re just two different civilizations that have been at odds for thousands upon thousands of years and are finally getting the opportunity to let loose. What is kind of sucks though is Kirito just happened to take out the main source of power that was going to (probably) single handedly destroy the enemy. That said, what’s done is done and it looks like Alice and the rest of humanity will have to fight with everything they have. Hopefully it’ll be enough to hold off the baddies until the cavalry (which I’m assuming is Asuna and the gang) arrive.

In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully see some action! See you then.

 

Preview

November 12, 2019 at 12:49 am
15 comments »
  • November 12, 2019 at 2:29 amGabi

    When the gate opened, I was expecting the Eye of Sauron in the background.

    Alice:For Kirito.

    • November 12, 2019 at 11:12 amruicarlov

      Yes. If that gate wasn’t inspired in the gate to Mordor, then I’m a comatose swordsman.

    • November 12, 2019 at 12:37 pmTakaii

      TBH I was more curious about Kirito being on the actual battlefield LOL.

  • November 12, 2019 at 12:33 pmYanDaMan

    Even Fanatio wasnt safe from the allure of the Kirito harem LOL.

    And Alice being jealous means she’s already initiated into it. We all know she’ll eventually go into the real world anyway, cant wait to see the rest of the gang and their usual jealous antics when yet another kirito-girl joins the gang.

    • November 12, 2019 at 12:38 pmTakaii

      If Alice actually makes it into the real world, I wonder if it’d be similar to how Yui exists.

      • November 12, 2019 at 1:20 pmLyfe

        In answer to that hypothetical question about Alice.

        Show Spoiler ▼

      • November 12, 2019 at 7:47 pmqwert

        Remember the bipedal robot they introduced walking around the Sea Turtle last season for no apparent reason? I’d call that a Chekhov’s gun.

      • November 13, 2019 at 3:31 amLyfe

        But Alice Show Spoiler ▼

        in the real world.

    • November 12, 2019 at 1:27 pmLyfe

      The Alicization material is actually pretty old considering the age of the web novel. What’ll be more interesting is Kawahara’s writing for the Unital Ring arc and how he’l handle character relationships etc going forward considering he’s writing this material fresh.

    • November 12, 2019 at 4:22 pmSatan

      Fanatio has nothing on Kirito, she loves Bercouli and that’s pretty clear, including on this episode. She only wanted to thanks Kirito for what he did for her.

    • November 13, 2019 at 6:55 amMadasonZ

      cant wait for Asuna & Alice cat fight, lol

  • November 12, 2019 at 2:10 pmGreed

  • November 12, 2019 at 4:53 pmRenaSayers

    I don’t want to be too critical with the current roster for the good guys but none of the Integrity Knights (Alice included) has my vote of confidence. Partly because we have not really seen what the enemy can really do. Another reason is because none of these knights have successfully defeated Kirito, they’ve all briefly gave Kirito a run for his money but Kirito quickly adapted. While Kirito is suffering from Plot Armor cool down I have a feeling the knights will face defeat and if not defeat then one of them may to die.

    Also, a cat fight between a young women and a teenage girl…why not, I guess? Wait till they find out Kirito is taken and they will only be a number in his harem.

    https://randomc.net/image/Sword%20Art%20Online/Sword%20Art%20Online%20Alicization%20WoU%20-%2005%20-%2013.jpg

  • November 12, 2019 at 11:33 pmBill

    nothing about the Tiese and Ronnie scene?, and Alice trying something Kirito did?

  • November 14, 2019 at 11:03 amjacob

    the upcoming episodes gonna be lit im sure about that, especialy when they give as a code that yujio still alive.

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