Dec 26, 2012

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Sword Art Online episode 25

It’s too bad that I didn’t watch this episode after this week’s Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun, because it might’ve cured the disappointment. This is how an ending should be, people! It’s absolutely no wonder that Sword Art Online managed to get itself on the list of top forty  anime of all time within just a couple of episodes.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.55_[2012.12.25_20.35.17]This episode was to take care of everything. It was supposed to leave no stone unturned, no crack in the story left unfilled and no mystery left unsolved. I think it’s safe to say that they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams? I for one have no more questions. This one episode answered it all. Now that’s what I call an amazing ending!

I was kind of surprised when psycho virgin waited on the hospital’s parking lot to ambush Kazuto. I did not see that coming. I guess he didn’t like to be defeated by Kazuto, a mere player, when he was supposed to be the game admin. Kazuto disarmed him, beat him up and left him there. Wut? I would’ve beat him half to death, tied him up and called the police to pick him up. Kazuto only defended himself, after all…

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.59_[2012.12.25_20.35.50]It was quite moving when Kazuto walked into Asuna’s hospital room. She had finally been freed from her virtual prison after all those years… It was quite moving to see those two meet face to face in the ‘real’ world for the very first time. It was absolutely perfect! The balance between romance and drama was just right, as can only be expected of Sword Art Online.

Everything ended. The remaining players were freed, Kazuto found a purpose to use “The Seed” and his relationship with his sister is still holding strong. It’s too bad that I didn’t get to see an x-amount of years later scene, but that’s not important. What’s important is that they explained everything. Sword Art Online is truly a must-buy anime. No more need be said. Happy Christmas!

Sword Art Online episode 25 screencaps

  1. I agree, truly a masterpiece 😀

    But there’s a good possibility that they may make a second season. This anime only covered the first two arcs of the Light Novel called “Aincrad” and “Fairy Dance”. If they were to adapt the third arc “Phantom Bullet” and the fourth arc “Mother’s Rosario” along with the side stories then they could make it happen. From what I’ve heard the sales for the SAO blu-ray and DVD also blew past the minimum requierment so I’m currently crossing my fingers 😀

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