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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Aug 27, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 08

Ah, this sucks! I was writing this post yesterday when suddenly a blackout decided to ruin my plans to write and schedule this post, forcing me to start this post all over again because I couldn’t save it. Well, I do it willingly since this particular episode was so damn good.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.01_[2014.08.26_13.39.16]The pace suddenly just picked up. I thought this was going to be another one of those slow episodes where Kazuto made his way to the finals, but no… This turned out to be a lot more than that. I’m not sure if I have this right, but I think this may actually be the finals. They put thirty something players in a big field and let them fight it out amongst themselves. One player is supposed to remain standing (if I understood correctly) and come out as the sole winner of this match. Normally I wouldn’t by fazed by this, but I am getting quite excited since Kazuto, Shino and Death Gun are all on the map. This means that only one of them will win, right?

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.52_[2014.08.26_13.39.47]Kazuto is still worried about that guy. Does he really have the power to kill someone with some in-game weapon? He doesn’t know, nor is he willing to take any risks. He told Shino to stop Death Gun from killing that guy because he thinks that his victim might die in real life, too. Kazuto is really taking this seriously. The fact that Death Gun is an old Sword Art Online player from a player killing guild must’ve sealed the deal for Kazuto. He’s completely serious and has been acting like a nervous, panicky little brat since he had that talk with Death Gun. I’m quite interested to see how he will deal with this situation next week.

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Aug 19, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 07

This second Sword Art Online season is full of surprises. This is one of those moments where I’m truly happy that I didn’t resort to reading the manga. I just knew that another season was right around the corner.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.30_[2014.08.18_22.35.42]So Kazuto’s little sister and girlfriend already knew about his little secret. Well, some of it. They all found out that Kazuto converted his ALfheim Online account to a Gun Gale Online account. I knew his little sister would be clingy and ask question after question, but I thought for sure that Asuna would be a little more aggressive. She just accepted it… How strange.

So Shino is finally starting to realize that she has a little crush on Kazuto, huh? That’s just predictable. I knew this would happen from the moment they introduced that character. She is falling for Kazuto and that guy, Kyouji or Spiegel, is probably going to lose his mind because of it. I foresee a lot of bad things right now.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 07 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.54_[2014.08.18_22.36.19]I have so many theories right now about both Kazuto and Shino and the mysterious Death Gun. Quite frankly, I am putting my money on two characters right now. My number one pick would be that insane Sword Art Online player that took charge of that player killing fest that killed so many people. My second pick would have to be the aforementioned Kyouji (or Spiegel as he’s called in-game). It’s only natural that it’s possible to have more than one account at the same time, and he seems like a creepy stalker that has set his sights on Shino-chan. I don’t know why, but I think he might have something to do with that Death Gun character.

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Aug 12, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 06

I honestly don’t like what I saw in Sword Art Online this week. I am all but sure that there are going to be a lot more problems like these, but I just don’t want to see the same thing I saw this week. It just aggravates me to no end.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_09.07_[2014.08.11_23.37.41]So Kazuto had a chat with Death Gun, the guy that can supposedly kill people in “real life” by killing them in-game with his gun. Kazuto realized that this guy was, just like him, an old Sword Art Online player and that he was in the Laughing Coffin Guild, a guild for player killers. What happened though? Kazuto just collapsed. He had no idea what to do and could only try to figure whom that guy might be. He just froze. He played his games as though he was prepared to give up at any time. It actually reminded me of the old days where my opponents in-game started flaming when they were losing.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 06 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.47_[2014.08.11_23.38.02]Kazuto’s match against Shino was just as bad. He just walked there out in the open and Shino, not being able to understand what was going on, was missing every single one of her shots even though she usually never misses. I suppose that scene where Kazuto actually sliced her bullet in half was pretty cool, but it doesn’t make up for his attitude.

I’ll leave it that. There’s no point in trying to understand why Kazuto was acting like a flaming child that tried to deliberately lose. I just hope that both he and Shino will do their best starting next week. If Kazuto actually managed to draw the spotlight to himself than Shino, an innocent girl, might be spared in the long run. After all, I don’t see Kazuto catching that guy any time soon yet.

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Aug 5, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 05

Wow. The pace just changed drastically. We went from the world of snails to the world of Cheetah’s. I really hope that this keeps up. We might actually get through this thing faster than I had expected. Boy am I glad I haven’t read the manga yet.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.17_[2014.08.04_23.27.01]So Shino already found out about Kazuto’s little secret, hmm?  It was going to happen sooner or later, but I get it two thumbs up since it happened in the dressing room. That game was be really, really lifelike for Shino to get so flustered about Kazuto seeing her in-game character in her underwear. Her entire persona just changed in the blink of an eye. She became distant, a bit rude and quite aggressive towards Kazuto. Is it because he saw what he saw or does she not like the opposite sex? It’s not much of a secret that she has more than just a few issues.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 05 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.27_[2014.08.04_23.27.32]So Kazuto showed us what it means to be an old Sword Art Online player. He once again fought as though his life was on the life. He dodged bullets as though he was Neo from the Matrix and finished off his opponent by piercing his enemy with his energy sword. I don’t think Kazuto has ever used any ranged weapons or abilities, has he? I honestly can’t remember…

Anyway, what it all comes down to is that Kazuto actually met Death Gun during this episode. Not only did he meet him, he actually realized right away that he, too, is an old Sword Art Online player. To be precise, he is an old Player Killer (remember that PK guild from SAO?) that used to belong to a certain player killing guild. Now he’s back in Gun Gale Online to kill some more people, I guess…

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