Sword Art Online Episode 8: One-Hit KO


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16 Responses

  1. Wanderer says:

    I don’t see how they can skip the rabbit scene since its like the first time Kirito visited Asuna’s house… if I recall correctly anyways.

    • Vantage says:

      Hahaha it’s me and my inner desire to get on to the ALO arc I think. But very true, if there was no rabbit scene or house visit then there would be no invitation to party from Asuna.

  2. Earthling says:

    Isn’t Black being Kirito while White being Asuna?

    • Vantage says:

      That would be one way to look at it, but the title mentioned a dance as well, which would be closest to a sword fight – meaning it’s Kirito and Kuradeel. I dunno, it could also refer to that last scene while they were fighting in the dungeons, but both the match and the partying were so short that you couldn’t really tell xD

  3. Eva says:

    =w= This episode pleased me with the couple aura between those two during their dinner. heehee~
    And um Kuradeel: ¬.¬l||| Stalker much?

    • Vantage says:

      There’s this thing called the that stops rape and the like in SAO, which is probably the only reason why Asuna could sleep that night with Kuradeel stalking her house. But after all that stuff about sleep PKing in that murder side story, I’d still be scared shitless if some creepy older guy was outside my house all night.

  4. Nonno says:

    That Vertical Square is awesome!! \(^^)/
    I’m so excited for the next ep, since we’ll get to see more of Kirito’s awesome skills \(^^)/

    Btw, seeing Kuradeel here, I wonder why does Yusa Kouji always voiced ‘this’ kind of character -_-a

    • Vantage says:

      It will be awesome, and we will all fangirl together xDD Plus, it’s the first boss they’ve shown since uhh, back in episode 2 I think it was ^^

  5. Er Manaois says:

    A faithful, and nonrushed adaptation. It was a really enjoyable episode; they covered it well, albeit they skipped the mechanics but that’s unavoidable. The “fan service” in this episode wasn’t as brusque and forced as it may have seemed to light novel readers; it happened in the light novel, so by all means, it’s a “faithful” adaptation. The ass shots from the previous episode on the other hand, was unique to the anime [not complainin’] ho ho ho.

  6. Linzz says:

    Still, a huge credit on Kuradeels Guarding *cough* Stalking *cough* Ability!

  7. Er Manaois says:

    Btw just wanna ask what’s your thoughts to the slight ending changes. I’ve read some reviews too but they(too) didn’t share their thoughts about those changes. Just curious what’s on the minds of those who have read the original material

    • Vantage says:

      Ending changes? I’m not sure what you mean there…

      • Er Manaois says:

        About the Army. I’m not sure if they’re adding the Army in the next episode, considering they encountered them first, prior to entering the boss room in the light novel (may be a change)

        • Vantage says:

          They should add the Army later on – they probably skipped them out this time since Kirito/Asuna never met them directly. The Army is crucial in the order of events though, since (SPOILER WARNING) they are the ones that go to the boss room recklessly after using Kirito’s mapped data, who then need saving from Kirito and Asuna after they hear screams coming from the boss room. If they never appeared, Kirito would never have had a reason to engage the boss.

          But yeah, definitely strange that something important like the Army never got an introduction.

  8. Train says:

    This episoded started tense, then it was a lot peaceful, as if Kirito and Asuna were a couple living their lives in peace, but then again the episode had a considerate amount of action in the end. But man, they look so cute and fit to each other together, the house scenes were cute and Asuna’s knife skills were funny(as well as when she hit Kirito).
    I guess it really emphasized the aspect of the people who gave up to clear the game, and thinking well, people can’t really blame them, after all they seem to have been gone through.
    Ah, and as usual, Kirito is as op and baddas as usual, beating Kuradeel with what seemed to be no effort at all.
    WANT…NEXT…EPISODE!(Altough the boss seemed op too, maybe somehow Kirito and Asuna will end up soloing the boss as showed in the opening,hm?)

    • Vantage says:

      Kirito and Asuna would be the knight and princess living together, while if it was with…I dunno, Kuradeel, it’d be the unhappy, forced arranged marriage xD As for next episode…there’s some truth in what you said, but I won’t be giving the game away ^^