Plot: "Where...am I...?" Before he knows it, Kirito has made a full-dive into an epic, fantasy-like virtual world. With only a murky recollection of what happened right before he logged in, he starts to wander around, searching for clues.
He comes upon an enormous, pitch dark tree (the Gigas Cedar), where he encounters a boy. "My name is Eugeo. Nice to meet you, Kirito." Although he is supposedly a resident of the virtual world – an NPC – the boy shows the same array of emotions as any human being.
As Kirito bonds with Eugeo, he continues to search for a way to log out of this world. Meanwhile, he remembers a certain memory deep down within him. He remembers racing through the mountains with Eugeo as a child... A memory that he should not have in the first place.
And in this memory, he sees someone other than Eugeo, a young blond girl. Her name is Alice. And it is a name that must never be forgotten...
I wish I could add images. Last Friday, I really had fun with this first episode which was 40 minutes or more, it was like 2 episodes put together.
I had to Tweet this scene since posting images would take too much time. I have to comment on past week's episodes of Fall 2018. Sword Art Online is weird. There is a bit of yaoi baiting sprinkled in the series. We did get yuri in Asuna's arc with her friend in Rosario. For the yaoi, it was subdued and spread out. I'm glad to see Klein and Egil and the gang. I don't think Suguha was there.
I thought this world where Alice and Eugeo was confusing. I was like when was this? They haven't had a VR game with full dive before Sword Art Online. Things got cleared up, it was a dream world from the results of the Alpha testing of a game by Kirito who cannot remember because every time he does alpha testing, his memory of that dream" gets erased.
I didn't expect Sword Art Online to delve deep into science of the soul and theories. There was talks of the novel, Alice in Wonderland mixed into it. There is some serious substance for a discussion there.
Asuna's affection much to Sinon's concern has reached a new level. While I do see the benefits of having Kirito's heart beats and vitals monitored and seen by Asuna for emergencies, it speaks of volumes of Asuna and Kirito's relationship. Despite the romance, the girls in Kirito's circle are pretty smitten.
They went on about the villain from the first season whom I hate for not having a solid motive, he forgot why he put the players' lives in a death game. The anime tries to add that there was more to it. I sort of it find it dubious but at the same time, we don't really know much about Kayaba? (I forgot his name)
I watched last Saturday. I never had a chance to comment. I'm dead tired to post images and work's tomorrow morning.
The episode had a strange feeling. It's slow and short but yet, it feels good to see the show taking its time to introduce and reveal world building and the mechanics compared to season 1 of SAO where things were rushed.
They probably explain. I thought he was in the game world. Or some type of game world.
Six years has passed. Eugeo assumes Alice is still alive in Central City after being taken.
The slow part of the episode was spent on the demon tree. IN this world, the folks follow Taboo Index and their calling which is a form of occupation that they cannot change, I assume. Eugeo is a carpenter whose generation have been hacking the tree 2,000 times a day for hundreds of years. The demon tree is draining the fertility of the land?
The important part is Kirito is forgotten in this world, his memory of this world and the people's memory of him.
reminds me of how he introduce bread with butter to Asuna
Taka: Virtual anime conventions - this year has been taking twists and turns. People are making adjustments. I think I spend over 100 dollars every time I go to Anime Expo each year (counting in total of badge cost, food, transportation, and merchandise).
Jul 2, 2020 2:14:05 GMT
Taka: I'll be saving money. Though, the pandemic has caused a lot of folks to have reduced hours, took time off, or laid off. Most folks' disposable income is a bit tight.
Jul 2, 2020 2:15:07 GMT
Dream: Done with TTM. See if I can get a review for it up sometime tonight.
Jul 2, 2020 20:46:41 GMT
almatorran: Good day everyone!
Jul 4, 2020 13:15:43 GMT
Taka: Happy 4th of July to those who live in the states!
Jul 4, 2020 18:24:21 GMT
Dream: With Appare Ranman resuming in a few weeks, guess I'll cream through whatever episodes were released before its delay to see if I'll stick with the remaining ones this season.
Jul 6, 2020 21:05:53 GMT
El_Directo: I'm just gon say this here. Anyone who hasn't seen god of highschool episode 1 should go check it out now! it fudging hype af!!! This is the era of webtoon/manhwas to make their name and shine.
Jul 6, 2020 22:11:05 GMT
Sona😈𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖂𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖉𝕺𝖓𝖊: Who plays trivia murder party around here?
Jul 7, 2020 11:58:30 GMT
Taka: So Tenchi Geminar has a school full of mostly girls just like Infinite Stratos and many harem shows.
Jul 8, 2020 6:50:40 GMT
Dream: Yeah. After Tenchi Muyo, Masaki Kajishima dabbled into several other harem titles, some of which not being based in the Tenchi timeline, which all have the same resolution of where the male lead "has them all." But they aren't really as popular.
Jul 8, 2020 14:20:06 GMT
Taka: I need to finish Geminar and GXP. Just cancel FUNimation which leaves me until July 23rd unless there are at least 3 shows that catch my eye from this season.
Jul 9, 2020 3:27:17 GMT
Dream: Believe GXP was pulled from Funi's streaming site last year because their digital rights to the series expired. But you should still be able to stream War on Geminar on their site.
Jul 9, 2020 13:36:38 GMT
Taka: Darn, for some reason I thought it was still there. I finished Geminar. Well, I guess I proceed and watch the rest of those OVAs on CR.
Jul 10, 2020 1:37:08 GMT
Taka: I think I can write a review on Geminar. I wished I made a discussion thread and kept notes on it. I tend to forget small details and make mistakes when interpreting character actions.
Jul 12, 2020 17:34:16 GMT