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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Jul 29, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 04

Oh, look… Kazuto finally decided to show up after three episodes. It’s not that I don’t like Shino or anything, but isn’t Kazuto and his super geek-skills the star of the show? All that’s left is for us to see Asuna’s expression when she finds out that her boyfriend has been doing dangerous in-game stuff again behind her back.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.51_[2014.07.28_22.53.15]So Kazuto converted his old account from another game into a special (really?) account in Gun Gale Online. I strongly refuse to believe that Kazuto did that, and the he obtained that account through the government that hired him to track this Death Gun character down. It also wasn’t much of a surprise that Kazuto encountered Shino almost immediately. He’ll probably stick with her for some time until he encounters Death Gun, whom has set his sights on Shino next. All Kazuto has to do now is wait for the guy to show up whilst getting stronger in the meantime.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.33_[2014.07.28_22.53.46]Now, I don’t like the fact that Kazuto’s in-game character has such a girly body. I’m sure that’s the primary reason as to why some random guy was willing to pay a lot of money for it, but I somehow think it’s wrong. It’ll take some getting used to. His characters were never really ‘manly’ or anything like that, but they weren’t this feminine either.

What am I expecting at this point? I’m expecting an overpowered character that will soon draw away Death Gun’s attention from Shino. Kazuto has played games for so many years, especially if you include the time he spent trapped inside Sword Art Online, so he has a serious edge on a lot of players. It’s only a matter of time at this point.

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Jul 22, 2014

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Sword Art Online 2 episode 03

This season is really messed up. Most of the good anime air on the same day and I cannot write three posts in one day. That’s too much. So I had to spread it all out throughout the week. Sword Art Online gets prioritized a little, of course.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_07.06_[2014.07.21_22.33.34]So we learn a bit more about Shino or Shinon (in-game name of hers) during these twenty minutes. It finally explained why she plays Gun Gale Online (GGO for short) and why she has such a fear of guns. She was forced to kill a man when he tried to rob the bank that she was in. She obtained his gun and shot the man several times in order to protect herself from that lunatic. It was quite funny how she gave him that headshot. I immediately thought that she was meant to be a sniper, but that would be rather crude considering the situation. Panic disorders are no laughing matter.

[HorribleSubs] Sword Art Online II - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.27_[2014.07.21_22.34.10]I was surprised to see Kazuto playing ALfheim Online during this episode. I thought we already passed that point? Asuna has been saved and she is a free woman again. In fact, she has finally become his woman now. Focus more on that or on Gun Gale Online and not on elves and whatever it is that elves do in that world nowadays.

I cannot believe they are making me wait another week before Kazuto starts in his investigation. He will have to train his in-game character quite a bit before he becomes a target. Shino has done quite well as a player and seems to be his next target. I’m already wondering how Kazuto will stop that lunatic from killing Shino. So many theories running through my anime-infested head…

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