Sunday, March 24, 2013

Anime Review: Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

 I am in, freaking, love with this anime. 


 Here is a quick synopsis of the first season.

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

Kinda sounds like a fucked up version of the Matrix, only in anime form.

The show revolves around the player Kirito, a solo player who was in the beta for the game. He meets up with another player named Asuna (after a few filler episodes) and from there they grow closer as they try to get back to the real world… Or so you’d think. Sword Art Online is amazing in its character development, and story telling. I assumed that it would all be about getting to the final floor and getting home, but SAO is like, “Yeah, we’ve seen that before. Lets just make that a secondary concern.”

As Kirito and Asuna grow closer they meet up with others who have decided to live happily trapped in the game. They too make themselves happy in their virtual world, buying a house, getting married, having a kid (Ok, so not really, but THAT is a really emotional episode.)

The music is catchy, and the fight scenes are awesome.

 I will not tell you anymore. Just go watch Sword Art Online. I, for one, cannot wait to see more, and look forward to the next season.

Here’s a link to watch season one and two:

Here’s to great anime


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