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  • [Fall 2018] Sword Art Online: Alicization Discussion Thread

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    ソードアート・オンライン アリシゼーション

    The third season of the popular show about guys playing virtual MMORPGs with real-life consequences. This season adapts the Alicization arc, which is a really long arc that will last for four cours.

    Airs: Saturday, October 6, 2018

    Studio: A-1 Pictures

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    "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...



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    Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, More TBD
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

  • #2
    Episode 1

    Do not enter.

    So it begins inside the game world of Underworld where Kirito, Eugeo, and Alice have an adventure that takes them to the forbidden land. Alice happens to enter the place by accident and even though it's just a few fingers, that's enough for her to get marked for execution. And then it's back to the real world where after a round of GGO, Kirito, Asuna, and Sinon have a chat about his latest job working for Rath, and while that's going on, the last member of Laughing Coffin attacks Kirito and injects some kind of drug inside him. That ending was pretty foreboding there, and something big is about to go down, so big that it's going to take four cours worth of episodes to resolve. Pretty good start for this and seeing that this is SAO after all that it's able to get what it needs in order to lay the foundation, and in this case it's an hour-long premiere. I look forward to seeing what comes of all this.
    MyAnimeList | Avatar: Mai Sakurajima, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
    Watching: Ghost Hunt, Seraph S2, AOT S2, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
    Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, More TBD
    The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      So for some reason, I'm giving Sword Art Online another chance. Why must it always seem so good at the beginning of every season? Surely it has to go to shit eventually, right? I hope I don't regret investing more time into it, but this was probably a dangerous gamble.
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      • #4
        Episode 2

        Watch out for that tree.

        So after everything that happened last time, Kirito ends up inside Underworld where he has memories of the real world unlike with Eugeo. As for Eugeo, he has been hard at work chopping down that demonic tree which is seemingly indestructible, and as strong as Kirito has gotten, that tree isn't just another tree. Pretty much, this is all about Kirito connecting with Eugeo seeing that they will have to have great chemistry if they are going to pull through, all while the line between reality and the virtual world is on display.
        MyAnimeList | Avatar: Mai Sakurajima, Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
        Watching: Ghost Hunt, Seraph S2, AOT S2, DB Super, Toonami Stuff
        Simulcasts: BNF, TGL-R, GKY, SAO-3, TOA-I3, FTL-3, DDK, GSY, IRD, SBY, TSL, More TBD
        The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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        • #5
          Re: Episode 2

          Still going well. Which is slightly concerning, because it means I'll probably be watching the entire four-cour season. But it's willing to be a little different, and that makes it a lot more interesting so far. It's definitely making use of the fact that it'll have so many episodes, allowing the setting to really breathe and become realized. And so far, none of the shit that kills SAO's writing. Let's see how long that lasts.
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