with GGO on and have so many disappointing eps (so far but i still have hope) i downloaded and watched SAO and began to see why this show has attracted me so far and i came up with some conclusions:-
1) the story: the concept of VMMO is really great although its taken from hack (dont have time to watch it cuz of work) and seeing that u can control the avatar directly from the brain is really great and this what made this stands out the story of living in a game that if u die in it u die for real this is intense
2) main chara: kirito he is strong, smart, kind, ..... what else, anyway he is almost Mr.perfect adding any more and u get tatsuya which is not good having a strong MC is good but make him OP and the show (sometimes) become dull cuz u always know that the MC will win 1-hit-KO like dante from devil may cry (i really didnt like that show much) but kirito isn't Mr. perfect he had a few
3) romance: will i admit i always look up for shounen romance NOT harem and SAO had the chance to become harem but the MC choose immediately and the harem girls gave up and this is what made SAO stands as 1 of the great romance in anime world
thank u for reading this review and its my opinion about SAO so if u really agree with me vote yes and if not vote no and no hard feelings everyone has its own opinion :)
this is my best anime until now.....its romance , fantasy, adventure, background...animation are all awesome,but the storyline is a little rushed....i believe many people would wanna see how kirito level up or train ,truly saying...the most thing i wanna see is how he get his black blade calle 'elucidator' i heard he slay a dradon to get it.....just a rumor...but...well...the storyline is a little rushed....time passed too fast in just the first 12 episodes....well...other than that its all okay...btw...GGO came...now only until episode 4....but well...so far so good...><
The premise for this anime is great, if unoriginal, in the fact that the protagonist and 10,000 other players are stuck in a VRMMO and must clear every single floor of a floating castle in order to logout. this is not without consequences though, as if you die in game, you die in real life (again, unoriginal).
the artwork, animation, and soundtrack for this anime are all great.
However the issues start early in this anime. for one, there is little to no character development for anyone, let alone the main characters (who i can say there is really only 3 of through 25 episodes that get any real screen time).
the romance is heavily forced and doesn't feel realistic at all. the main character showed little interest in any girl romantically at all, and then just proposed to her in that same episode right out of the blue.
the story deviates from the premise as early as the third episode and proceeds to have around half (if not more) of the first 14 episodes be nothing more than filler episodes, which speaks volumes for the lack of plot driven writing in the actual light novel source material.
Dues Ex Machina writing is continously used throughout the series, as the protaginist repeatedly soloes raid bosses, which any gamer who has ever played an mmo knows, should not be possible, amongst other instances of events happening with little logical explanation.
frankly, if you are able to ignore the glaring flaws (and i only listed a small handful) and just want to see an action anime where you can turn your brain off and enjoy it, this is the anime for you. if you like to actually have to think about what and why is going on, stay away from this anime.
Story - 2/5 (mostly filler episodes, deviates from plot early, dues ex machina writing)
soundtrack - 5/5
animation - 5/5
character development - 1/5 (we get to spend decent amounts of time with up to 3 people in the series, and they fail to have any real development)