Sword Art Online
25 episodes. 24 min each. 3 days. That’s how long it took me. :)
I’m just gonna do a short review of it since it’s an anime, not really my line of work ^^’
I think SAO’s strongest points is its story, really. It may seem kinda cheesy, I mean, fighting for love, breaking the rules of the game, widening the boundaries of what’s possible. It’s done before. But what I really liked was the mature tone, the death-theme. It was well done, considering this anime doesn’t have a M-rating.
But for some reason, the story decided to take a turn towards ignorance for some reason. The deaths of the many players didn’t matter in the end; I make that call by the way Kirito and Asuna speak with Kayaba at the end of season 1.
And also season 1 was all that was needed. The adventures in Alfheim were kinda boring, and F-ing Recon was a pain in the ass. Speaking of nuisances, I also think Yui-chan should’ve been remade… to be less desu~ She didn’t fit with the rest of the story. She should’ve died or returned to her role as an AI. I get the whole point of season 2 was about Kirito’s relation with his sister, but really, making that into a love story all over was just overkill. I did like, however, that they didn’t make a love triangle out of it (really).
All in all, it was a good anime. I haven’t watched them in quite some while and I have grown as a storyteller since that, so maybe that’s why I’m extra picky; I can’t tell if other animes of this time are the same.
Good watch. Interesting points in the story, but it doesn’t follow through perfectly. A little too many pointless characters and strange conveniences (Everyone they met in SAO apparently live in the same area of Japan) and a little too many battle-cries, but still, nice battles and a solid main plot.
Would you look at that. What would you know. I f**ing OWNED NaNo ‘13. I’m DA BEST. BEAST WRITER, YEAH!
On a serious note, I really, really enjoyed participating in this. It was really what I needed to really kickstart this sequel of mine. Though, these 50k NaNo words didn’t even get me through the first part of the story *SIGH*. But hey, it’s a whole lot better than the non-existent 50k words I had at the start of this month (I had like 16k).
So. Yes. This is my kind of writing, so the concept fit me like a glove. We’ll see how it goes. My girlfriend has been really hateful against me during this period, though — because I made “girlfriend time” to “writing time” instead of making “gaming time” “writing time”. Hah…