Proving that more is not always better. There be spoilers below. I remember back when Sword Art Online had just begun. I remember the first episode of the Aincrad arc and just how quickly it seemed to pass by and how heavily the bombshell at the end of that episode fell. I remember rapidly skipping … Continue reading Sword Art Online Alicization Series Review
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 22 Review - The senate guy is killed more or less instantly so why worry about him. Exposition, moralising, yada, yada, okay another fight and Alice and Kirito are taken out in one shot each. Then instantly healed. This just isn't good.
In case it doesn't become immediately apparent, this discussion is mostly me musing on something that has bothered me in a handful of shows that I'm now generalising across anime. It is not actually intended to be an overly serious post but honestly, I've been wondering this for awhile and of all things it was … Continue reading Why Do Anime Heroes Get The Most Boring Powers?
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 20 Review - Alice and Kirito finally make it back inside the tower but now they need to find out what happened to Eugeo. Turns out, nothing good.
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 18.5 Review - As Alicization recaps it more or less makes me want to sit back and take stock of how it has been viewing this latest entry in the SAO franchise. Unfortunately, I don't think that did the show any favours at all.
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 18 Review - The focus this week is tightly on Eugeo facing the leader of the integrity knights (and former village legend) alone. This is the first time we've seen Eugeo on his own without Kirito's guidance, and he's up against a tough opponent. it's a fairly great character moment for the Eugeo as we see his choices this far up the tower.
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 13 Review For all the readers of the light novels heralded Alicization as the arc that would 'save' or 'fix' SAO, I have to say 13 episodes in and the anime is not impressing. Mostly because where exposition dumps occurred in earlier seasons of SAO, due to the limited number … Continue reading SAO Now Presents: The Information Dump To Defeat All
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 12 Review - Kirito and Eugeo fight the knight and then give him a weird headache of forgotten memories before they meet a sage in a library and Eugeo gets sent away for plot convenience. Then settle in for yet more exposition over cups of tea.
Sword Art Online Episode 11 Review: With bloated conversations pushing us toward a cliff-hanger ending, this is another fairly weak entry into Alicization. Part of me is thinking that the long episode count is not doing this anime any favours as it stretches out content far too long rather than diving into its point.
Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 10 Review: The pages are in trouble and Eugeo is rushing to the rescue... well that isn't going to end well. If the warning label Crunchyroll threw up at the start of this episode isn't enough to let you know what you are in for, let me assure you, they aren't holding back. The question is whether or not they got the tone right?