Sword Art Online Episode 9: Dual Blades


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  1. Eva says:

    =w=/ I’m thrilled to see Kirito being able to be a duel sword wielder, the skill is so badass.

    • Vantage says:

      It was an amazing sequence, and I found myself watching it over and over again xD Yeah, and he’s the only one with the skill too, which makes him even more overpowered cool.

  2. Train says:

    WOW, THAT FIGHT WAS SOOOOOOOOO……EPIC… AMAZING… “I think words will continue to fail me as I keep trying to describe that sense of complete epicness I feel when watching that sword sequence.” you pretty much summarized it, Vantage. Kirito is now in a another level of overpowerness, he practically soloed that boss, who was wrecking everyone in there, i mean just WOW. <( and yeah, i remember you saying that there was some truth when i thought about he and Asuna soloing the boss, but i didn't expect it.). That fight was reaaaaaally awesome, animation,music and all! And Kirito's are incredible, REALLY.
    Anyway, i think that lunch scene between Kirito and Asuna was slightly different in the novels from the little i’ve read, wasn’t it?And yeah, i seriously noticed that she hugged him for quite the time, this scene was so cute and sweet, and i really enjoy seeing their scenes, while their relationship grows. :D

    That HeathCliff guy, i dunno, but if Kirito fights as well as he fought The Gleameyes, i think he got this..( is this me, or the KoB guys have a thing for wanting to keep Asuna with them? Maybe with Heathcliff, it is probably something different, like he wants to see/test something with this battle, using Asuna wanting to leave the guild as a pretext or something).

    Anyway, is the ALO arc good?

    • Vantage says:

      They skipped out Kirito licking the mayonnaise off Asuna’s finger, which I think was a crucial point that should have been included xDD And to me it looked like Heathcliff was more interested in Kirito’s skills rather than keeping Asuna – oh what am I saying? Everyone’s secretly after Asuna in KoB

      Personally, I enjoyed the ALO arc. I really connected with what Kirito was fighting for in ALO, and for me, the whole experience in ALO was really surreal and definitely sets itself apart from SAO for a number of reasons. I know people were miffed about (highlight for spoiler) //a change in the main girl protagonist to Lyfa>// and even more miffed when //they revealed her real identity>// as well as some of the situations //Asuna>// ended up in, but I felt it was all for good cause in the end.

      • Eva says:

        //They skipped out Kirito licking the mayonnaise off Asuna’s finger, which I think was a crucial point that should have been included xDD//

    • Linzz says:

      I personally enjoyed ALO arc as well. Although one downfall of this arc was the game they are “in” this time. The game was not as good as SAO is even though they are both using the same system. Not to mention the intensity on ALO is less compared to Aincard’s arc except for the main character, Kirito, of course. LOL

  3. Linzz says:

    Although I was looking forward to the humorous scene where Kirito and Asuna figured that they shouldn’t have ran THAT far from the Boss Room. I wanted to know the feeling on the anime. lol Guess that won’t do. D8

    But yeah, it was awesome to see Kirito in this episode especially that fight! *Q*

    • Vantage says:

      *sighs* The drawbacks of adaptations…especially in a series where the LN is so widely read lol xD Though I’m glad the anime has its own twists, rather than making it an animated carbon copy of the original like Medaka Box did (down to every last panel).

      • Wanderer says:

        That episode was awesome. Btw, if anyone ever crosses the Yonkoma Manga version of SAO (Sword Art Online 4-koma), they’ll find a lot of jokes inside to undo even the most serious parts of SAO. Its definitely an ineresting twist from the original LN.

  4. Linzz says:

    I wouldn’t mind them changing some parts but I do need those comedy scenes!!! OTL lol
    But overall, I liked how they manage to direct this episode since this episode is a good turning point for SAO in this arc.

  5. Train says:

    Agreed, that was a really important point that they left out…( well it would be funnier at the very least right? haha)(About the slashed part > In KoB? Pretty much almost every male player in the game,haha jk.)
    Sorry Vantage, i wanted to highlight the spoilers but i don’t know if i should spoil myself( i ended up reading the first one > D: , but if it was for a good thing in the end, than i guess it is acceptable ;;), but i got that some things changed from the Aincrad arc and some people complained about the changes, something like this right?.
    Maybe i will end up spoiling myself reading the novels some time, one week for a new SAO episode can be pretty long xD. Anyway, once ALO reaches its middle/almost end i will be sure to come back here and read it. :D

    • Vantage says:

      Yup, some of the constants from SAO were changed in ALO and I know some people weren’t too happy. ALO is both Volumes 3 and 4, so I suppose you can hold back and read just one of them when you feel like spoiling yourself.

      Personally I don’t think it ruins the experience of the anime too much, but I wouldn’t know. How are the “epic feels” when seeing them for the first time?

  6. Train says:

    It is different in many aspects i guess, it is like a “ride, a “wild ride”. You don’t think like: “Ah, that scene is next, i wonder how they did it.”, maybe it is because you don’t know what will happen exactly, but you basically just sit there and enjoy the epicness unfold before your eyes.
    For example, in episode 10, i felt that my heart accellerated a little during the fight between Kirito and Heathcliff, and in some scenes( like the fight with The Gleameyes), you just see and get like “Wooooooow! Go!!!” or even speechless in some very rare cases and such are the reactions( dunno if it’s just me, though). One of the only cons i can think of is having to wait a week to watch, but i guess that’s okay. xD
    In a nutshell, it is really awesome!

  7. TheVicious says:

    “I think the LN mentioned him seemingly overcoming the system assist to attack at an even faster pace, out of his desire to defeat the demon” Sounds like the Incarnate System in the related work; Accel World…

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