Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What's Up With Sword Art Online?

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you've probably noticed that I tend to write long, obnoxious essays and act like a know-it-all about stuff not worth knowing about. Anywayz, I thought I'd change it up a bit and ask you, the one who is reading this post right now, to tell me what's up with Sword Art Online? Why is it so popular nowadays? What is the appeal of this show to you? Why do you think so many people like it? Note that I am asking this as one who has never given the series a try, but dun worry, I don't mind spoilers, so spoil away if you think that will help you get your points across better.

The one thing that struck me as soon as I saw the character designs for this show was: Kirito = Hiraga Saito from Zero no Tsukaima.

What I do know from skimming some Wiki material, anime sites, image boards and some forums online is that it's based on a light novel series and that the premise is pretty similar to .hack - hah! Except people claim that SAO is much better! I liked .hack//sign and I've read a few of the .hack light novels and loved em, so I suppose I might actually enjoy this series if I ever get around to actually watching it.

For now, though. It's your show. C'mon, readers! Sock it to meh! What's up with Sword Art Online?


  1. Unlike .//hack where players victim into comas, players who die in the game, called Sword Art Online, dies in real life. So you can feel the threats (as there's many characters dying nearly every episode) and the characters feels more alive compared to .//hack series.

    1. I see... so people die if they are killed................................... in the Sword Art Online game. Verry interesting. .Hack's main appeal for me though was the mystery surrounding the bloated data and illegal items in the game and the various conspiracy theories surrounding the CC corporation.

  2. Anime is good but I prefer the Light Novel. It has more depth obviously.

    Hey cloud it has been a while huh? How's Yanagi? It's nice to see Radical Dreamers 2002 is still alive.


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