Oct 27, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 16

Watching Sword Art Online has really become nerve-wracking. I keep trying to figure out where they’re going with this. This is not about some quest for a special sword. I am still looking for a character that might turn out to be the new enemy.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.41_[2014.10.26_23.56.08]I doubt this quest will take much longer. The next episode should finish that if all goes well. I highly doubt that the remaining episodes of this season will revolve around Kazuto’s in-game experience. Don’t get me wrong, I like games a lot, as you could probably tell by looking at my screen name, but I don’t want to keep watching this quest business for much longer if it doesn’t lead to something important. Of course, by important I mean something that might affect Kazuto in the ‘real world’. I doubt a special sword from that game would help the guy get a job in a few years’ time.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 16 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.46_[2014.10.26_23.56.21]I could not help but notice that one of the characters said that the quests in the game were infinite because there are infinite legends and myths. That is wrong. I don’t know if that was just poorly translated to English, but that would be very wrong. There is by no means an infinite amount of myths or legends. There are a lot of them, I agree, but they are not infinite. A couple of million players should easily be able to clear all of those in a reasonable amount of time. I don’t know… Maybe I’m just nit-picking because the story isn’t going as I had hoped.

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Oct 20, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 15

Hmm… I am having a hard time figuring out the rest of the story at this point. The enemy, the Death Gun gang, has been defeated for as far as we know. I haven’t forgotten about that threat, but really… What can I expect at this point?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.23_[2014.10.19_23.21.11]Quite a weird turn of events. Kazuto has his account back in the land of fairies and decided to team up with his friends in order to go out on a quest to recover the famous sword Excalibur. I had no idea that swapping accounts from game to game was that easy. In fact, I never even thought that going on quests like that was that easy. Shino is completely new to the game and doesn’t even have the right equipment from what I could tell. How is it that she is going on that quest when she’s a noob? The MMORPG’s that I’ve ever played were never that easy.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 15 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.51_[2014.10.19_23.21.40]So the group set off on a flying elephant (don’t ask) in order to find that sword, an item that no player has found yet. It makes me think about the competition that they have. Many players are out there trying to find that sword and I am sure that quite a few of them are player killers or PK’ers for short. I very doubt that they are the “new enemy”.

I am putting my money on that strange NPC. She was doing something that she normally doesn’t do. She only did it do Kazuto’s party, too, and I just don’t believe in coincidences like that. Either she or the person controlling her will be latest enemy, I’m sure.

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Oct 7, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 14

There we go. Justice has been served. It took us fourteen weeks to see that little creep go down like that, but we’re here. Now all that’s left is to remove the remaining threats; the remaining members of Laughing Coffin that helped those two brothers with their little plan.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_02.56_[2014.10.06_22.55.37]So Kazuto came in and save the day in real life this week. He’s no longer just a virtual hero. He surpassed that point in his life and is now actually saving people from getting killed in the “real world”. I think it’s safe to say that he found his calling. Maybe he should consider about becoming a detective or something along those lines.

Do I like it that Kazuto figured everything out beforehand? I have no problems with it. He knew that there was a group of people behind those murders and that they were using some kind of injectable poison that would cause a person to die of heart failure. He just figured it out at one point and somehow guessed that that’s how they did it.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 14 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.14_[2014.10.06_22.55.56]What surprised me more than anything is Shino’s recovery rate. She was terrified of guns until just a little while ago. She would go to pieces if people used their hands to illustrate the shape of a handgun, but now? Those b*tches actually pointed a gun at her (a BB gun) and she didn’t seem to have a lot of trouble with it. In fact, she took it from them and played with it for a little bit before giving it back. She didn’t even mind going with Kazuto, whom came to pick her up after school. She is definitely headed in the right direction. Good for her.

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Sep 30, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 13

Seriously, am I good or am I good? I knew right away that that creep was one of the people behind that whole Death Gun nonsense. I knew it ever since I saw that guy with Shino (in “real life”). The way he acted was just too creepy, especially when Shino didn’t seem to want the same thing.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.59_[2014.09.29_23.28.11]So Kazuto defeated the in-game Death Gun, huh? It’s kind of disappointing that he needed help in order to take him down. I think a real one on one match would’ve been a lot cooler, but I am fine with this. This should’ve solved things pretty nicely, right? After all, Death Gun has been defeated in-game and Shino will live to see another day.

It should be over now, right? After all, Kazuto remembered that guy’s old Sword Art Online name, which apparently was Zaza, so giving that name to the authorities will be enough, right? They will be able to find the person behind the mask, so to speak. Kazuto can once again convert that Gun Gale Online account of his to that fairy king account so that he can play with Asuna and their ‘daughter’.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 13 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.49_[2014.09.29_23.28.27]Anyway, did you see the look on that creep’s face when he assaulted Shino? That was really gross. I didn’t know whether he wanted to rape her or inject her with that poison, which kind of proves that Kazuto was spot-on with his theory. He kept calling her name as she pinned her down with a disturbing look on his creepy face. Do some men really become like that? I have to believe that this is just a fiction anime event and that something like that doesn’t really happen. I just have to believe that. Shino should praise herself the luckiest girl in the country for having a friend like Kazuto, whom showed up to save the day once again by fighting off that creep.

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Sep 23, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 12

So I’ve had some time to think about Kazuto’s theory and the more I think about the more absurd it seems. This episode had no impact on that whatsoever. It was just too farfetched to begin with. Not that my theories are any better at this point.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.36_[2014.09.22_23.17.00]I will say this once again; I am pretty sure that Death Gun is that stalker guy that Shino regularly talks to. There are just too many similarities for it to be a coincidence. Besides, geeky guys are usually capable of doing desperate things when “their girl” is at stake. That’s probably why Otaku’s have such a bad reputation in Japan.

Anyway, did they really need another half episode to discuss their plans? They already know what to do; survive and take out Death Gun before he takes them out. It appears, if I understood correctly, that there can only be two winners. Coincidence? No. We know that Kazuto and Shino will make it through this just by that piece of information.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 12 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.31_[2014.09.22_23.17.31]How though? That is the question. Kazuto is matched up against Death Gun now, whom made his theory seem even less likely, because all ten remaining Laughing Coffin members, whom survived the terrors of Sword Art Online, could all be seen as accomplices if Kazuto’s theory is even remotely correct, seeing as Death Gun B, the one that supposedly sneaks into people’s homes and kills them with some kind of poison, can’t move at the speed of light and travel from one place to the other within minutes. It does not matter though. Kazuto doesn’t know Death Gun’s real name and he doesn’t have time to find out now that he’s getting his ass handed to him. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Sep 16, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 11

I am now one hundred percent sure that Shino’s stalker is the one behind that Death Gun nonsense. There are too many coincidences and everything points to him in my mind. Am I seriously the only one that sees this!?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.39_[2014.09.16_00.19.44]So Kazuto thinks he has figured out Death Gun’s methods. He thinks that Death Gun is working with someone else. Death Gun A kills characters in-game and Death Gun B visits players’ houses when they are in-game and do not realize that someone has entered their home. This Death Gun B supposedly injects the players with a poison of some kind as soon as Death Gun A shoots that player in-game with that black handgun of his. This makes it seem as though Death Gun A has the ability to kill players in real-life via the game, even though Death Gun B is the one that does the actual killing.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 11 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.56_[2014.09.16_00.20.18]It’s a very farfetched theory. This would mean that Death Gun B is currently standing beside Shino’s bed. She cannot logout because he might harm her anyway and she cannot get shot by Death Gun A because Death Gun B will then inject her with that poison. This just leaves them with two options; find a way to signal people on the outside so that they can rush to Shino’s house and apprehend Death Gun B or work together to defeat Death Gun A, hoping that Death Gun B really does leave without doing anything to Shino. This just goes to show that that Stalker really is one of the Death Gun’s. No way did he look over her shoulder. He just knows her address because she either told him or because he follow her home after one of their real-life meetings. I’m sure that’s it.

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Sep 9, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 10

I am fairly certain that Kyouji, that so-called from of Shino, is Death Gun. He completely fits the profile and he has the motive. Kyouji is obsessed with Shino and Death Gun happens to have the one gun that terrifies Shino more than anything in the world. I doubt many people know about her fear… Coincidence? Not really.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.02_[2014.09.08_23.15.13]Despite the obvious bad guy in this season, don’t you think that Shino’s relapse is a little annoying? She was a complete badass not two episodes ago. She never let anyone talk her down, held her own during any situation, but now… Now she’s become a meek little puppet that can’t even defend herself, even though she’s fully aware that’s she’s just playing a game. And please, don’t send me angry e-mails (again) about how I’m insensitive and stupid to say something like that. I got mails like that a lot and this is how I respond: “it’s just anime, geek. People have their own opinions of it. Get over it!”

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 10 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.57_[2014.09.08_23.15.20]It kind of annoyed me how Kazuto had to help her fight against Death Gun. She could not pull the trigger. All Shino could do was cry for help as she sat there in fear. For a second there I thought she was going to piss herself. It’s a little disappointing to see one of the main characters, in this case one of the strongest snipers, to be reduced to that.

Anyway, Kazuto has his work cut out for him. Shino’s crazy stalker (I’m sure of it) is on their asses and he is looking to kill both of them. Perhaps the guy realized that he can’t steal Shino’s heart and decided to kill her instead? All the more reason to kill Kazuto; first he defeated his Guild in Sword Art Online and now he’s stolen the heart of the girl that he likes… Ouch!

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Sep 2, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 09

Yeah, this episode seems about right. It would’ve been absolute nonsense if Death Gun, the main villain of this particular story, were to be defeated this soon. There would be no way to finish this story properly if that were the case.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.44_[2014.09.01_21.12.39]So Kazuto’s friends and family are worried about him now that they’ve had a peek of the tournament and realized that Death Gun used to be a Sword Art Online player. I think it’s kind of strange that they managed to deduct his involvement in Laughing Coffin, a player killing guild from Sword Art Online that’s responsible for hundreds of deaths, just by one simple phrase. I think that Death Gun (rather the person behind Death Gun) would’ve been caught a long time ago if it were really that simple. So yeah, not really happy with that at all. Still, it allowed Asuna to understand Kazuto’s sudden interest in Gun Gale Online.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 09 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.38_[2014.09.01_21.13.21]I also find it rather strange that Death Gun managed to avoid Shino’s shot. She shot him from afar with a sniper rifle, which supposedly is enough to kill any other player, yet Death Gun dodge it like he knew it was coming. How the hell did that happen? There are a lot of things that don’t make a lot of sense right now. A whole lot.

I’ll just have to wait until the next episode before my theory has been actually confirmed (or maybe even longer than that), but I really think that Death Gun is someone close to Shino. He is wielding the same handgun that Shino used to defend herself against a bank robber. I’m pretty sure that Kyouji, the friend that Shino confides in, is Death Gun. I am absolutely sure of it.

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