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.
Old Man 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
Old Man 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
Taka: How strange, when I log in, the colors via Fire Fox disappear. If I log out, I can see the color for hyperlink words. Anyways, been noticing God of High School has been the talk for WWE folks.
Jul 28, 2020 1:35:11 GMT