The better parts of Sword Art Online is the music and the animation when the intense battles take place. The camera work was added. Kirito went all out until he broke down in fear. That was pretty dramatic. It took Eugeo's effort which almost had him mortally wounded to snap Kirito out of it.
Thanks to the experience from the goblin battle, Kirito and Eugeo can now leave town once Eugeo finished his calling.
This was a good way to finish up this arc after setting up the world. granted, I'm not sure how Kirito got here after being drugged by a last survivor of the Laughing Coffin in real life. They will surely explain that, I hope. In this "dream world" we won't see any of the old gang, I presume.
We are on the outside. Still reminded of how they missed the opportunity to feature the war against Laughing Coffin.
The organization has planned it or did it by coincidence, taking Kirito's body.
Learned about the woman who once love Heath. Well a little bit. She is definitely on the side of humanity given she put Asuna before scientific advancements. Kirito had talked to her about Heath and the world seed in the past.
Something big is cooking up in the series. I do hope they execute since season 1, the motive was bad and the antagonist was bad. We had bad antagonists. (haven't watch the movie)
The bulk of it is largely due to Asuna's morality stance on using human souls in an artificial game to take the "murderers" for some odd reason to make AI soldiers on the real world, robots
I don't see the issue on using human souls versus a clone or any living, breathing human
It is still data
Some of the facial expressions were stiff.
We got to see more about Rath's backstory and relationship with Kayaba. Rath had let him put a fake bomb in her chest. She had plans on killing him during the SAO event but couldn't. It doesn't make Kayaba a person to be sympathetic due to his horrific crimes
Also as far as how they handle the rape scene, is way better than how they handle it in season 1. I mean it was more visceral, but it did had a purpose to advance the story, and not hinder the story or hurt a character. Also the animation helps. Maybe it is somewhat lazy writing, but it was handle decently.
What the point of having the warning in the beggining, if they going to censor it anyway. Granted yes this is SAO, which has a big fan base. So anything to make the audience less comfortable in a show that usually does not have this (except the crappy fairy arc), makes sense. Also the censorship itself does not hinder the scene, and just make it as visceral as it needs to be. And more of the author fault.I mean hate on Goblin Slayer all you want, it makes it clear after the first episode that it will have this type of stuff. So you have nobody but yourself to blame if you keep watching and keep seeing visceral scenes (granted CR should have had a warning sign before the episode, I already knew about the rape and personally was not bother by it). SAO does a poor job preparing the audience for this scene. While not done horrible compare to the first season, and is used as a way to progress the plot. It is not something most people would expect (except the crappy fairy arc, which again is crap). Luckily Crunchyroll did learn their lesson from Goblin Slayer and had a warning sign before the episode, making the backlash not that bad. I seen more people talk about the censorship versus how offensive the sexual assault is, so good job CR for learning your lesson.
As far as being different from the web novel, the web novel in general has some stuff that is pretty trashy, so I should not be surprised and glad with the change as it is unnecessary to go that far.
Had to post this for the meme XD. Seriously stop it with the crazy over the top rapey villain. Not because of the rape, but because its just stupid XD. Actually the crazy villains in general is just lazy and repetitive. Like legit the best antagonist in SAO is Asuna mom. Hell even Kayiba is a better villain in general, and his plan was stupid. Granted the girl from GGO was a fun antagonist despite being crazy, but that show was meant to be over the top fun and stupid.
I edit this. It's best to combine Ep. 8 and 9 in one post.
Ep. 10 needs a separate post to itself. I never imagine Sword Art Online getting really dark. I mean there were 2 rape attempts. It was never this cringing to watch. Ep. 9 only stated he had her undress. I thought it was just sexual harassment level and never cross the line.
HungryWorld: Came back from my vacation. Took a present with me: sickness
Jan 7, 2020 13:49:59 GMT
Taka: Sorry to hear that Hungryworld. Dream Been mostly PC. I did use MAC a lot because that one school class had MAC. Not sure what DIO is. I have to say PC since that is I'm mainly using. I'll be present in the weekends.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:05 GMT
Taka: My hometown is affected by MLK fever. We celebrate him every Sunday of this month. That's why I'm absent. I wished I get time.
Jan 7, 2020 21:57:42 GMT
Dream: Taka: Looks like you didn't click on the link in my last comment. You'll get the DIO nod when you click on it.
Jan 7, 2020 22:15:55 GMT
Master Menos: Dream: I've always been a PC guy anyways. (Yeah, that was funny!)
Jan 8, 2020 4:09:50 GMT
Master Menos: Sidebar updated! Taka: My turn to scratch your back, Taka. 2019 me got really messed up with the job. @_@
Jan 8, 2020 4:53:59 GMT
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Dream: Just completed Chobits. Will get a review up for it at some point this afternoon.
Jan 18, 2020 18:37:22 GMT
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT