Morning people! BlackStar here on this fantastic Thursday sunrise. As you can tell by the picture, I am excited because the new season of Sword Art Online is coming out soon, so I am excited for that! So, to celebrate, why not do a Sword Art Online anime review? Well, here we go! ANIME REVIEW POWERS ENGAGE!
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In the distant future, technology has taken many advances, from improved machinery to the famous NERVE GEAR, which was developed for the long anticipated game known as Sword Art Online. It's a virtual reality that allows players from around the world to fight against one another, proving to see who is the strongest with a sword
One of these many players is Kazuto Kirigaya, also know as Kirito in the SAO world. He was chosen to be one of a thousand beta testers for the nerve gear. He's a gamer at heart, and a pretty good one at that. He was one of the first people who entered the Sword Art Online, and enjoyed playing.
Then came the day when everything went downhill. When the players logged in, the log out button had somehow disappeared. They were all called to the city of beginnings by Kayaba Akihito, the creator of Sword Art Online and the NERVE GEAR itself. He informed them that this was no mistake. He had trapped them in the game, being that he has no regard for human life, just so that he could make the game better for them. He has taken away the option of a respawn or a restart, so that if the player dies in the game, they die in real life. Yes. I just said that. Now let's continue.
Kirito doubted that he would survive until the day he crosses paths with Asuna Yuki, another player in the game. She agrees to help Kirito past the first level, or "floor", of the game, but afterwards doesn't meet him again until about 3 or 4 episodes later in the series. They slowly go from strangers to lovers withing the series, and it fantastic to watch it happen.
Now, down to the basics.
Artwork. The artwork and Character designs are absolutly Star-tastic in this anime! The mix of 2D and 3D design is strictly awesome! Most of the background is in 3D, and the characters can interact with it from time to time.
Plot line: It's always on track. It's set up that way you can jump in at any episode and know exactly what is happening at all times. Each episode doesn't have straight action. Some episode are just fun, while others either start and adventure or finish one.
Music: It's like god awesome. Nuff said.
Character relationships: The relationships between all the character revolve around Kirito, especially when Asuna comes into play. Their love is slowly developed throughout the show, not even rushed at all. You can actually see it go through the stages.
The show goes from Sword Art Online to ALfheim Online in the second half of the first season, which is a total of 25 episodes.
Season Two will be out soon, known as Gun Gale Online.
All and all, I give this show....
I recommend this to everyone reading this. Here's the opening theme, in English of course, for you to enjoy. This is BlackStar, logging off.
Next Time, not only will I be doing Hellsing, Hellsing Ultimate, and Hellsing Ultimate Abridged in one review, I will be putting them in order for most epic to smoldering pile of crap.