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  1. Braden Michard
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:01 pm

    Not u bob Johanna

  2. GleemanPlays
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:03 pm

    Kirito has a martial arts skill.

  3. Akemi Homura
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:06 pm

    *Whats wrong with this show* obvious spoilers

    Klein is seen in the group of people that camped out for 3 days to get the game yet he is extremely ignorant to
    the nerve gear and basic game controls?
    you’d think he would do a little more research since he is this interested in it!

    kirito says a single sword can take you anywhere in this world (this will be relevant later)

    there are players who dislike the beta testers for bogus reasons.
    why would you hate someone who is your best hope of surviving?

    asuna and whats his name was right next to kirito after he gets the message for the coat he obtained.
    then next time you see them they are randomly on the other side of the room

    on the stairs after asuna finds out how to see peoples names kirito says
    "theres a big limit to what you can do as a solo player"
    which already contradicts his statement in the previous episode. and well…later events.

    after irrelevant male A asks kirito what level he is kirito replies
    "solo players target isolated monsters. it isn’t that efficient"
    which would be fine and all if he want like the strongest player…
    in fact if it was true then deciding to go solo was a pretty stupid idea.
    he even in ep1 said having more then 1 other person would not work. so he never sticks to one story

    kirito defeats santa(some special event boss) by himself re contradicting what he said in the previous episode

    silca is trying to solo on a floor way higher then she can handle.she even forgot to keep track of how many healing items she had on her…why do they make every female in this series worthless in the end?
    and honestly in a sword skill game it feels odd to have a best tamer.theres not even supposed to be magic yet
    that’s exactly what pina was able to use. and you can revive your beasts if you do so with in a limited time frame
    only a certain floor (47)so what are you supposed to do if it dies early?

    we see silca her her bra and panties. come on now,shes a dam child! was this necessary!?

    silica gets violated by a tentacle monster(which the same exact thing totally doe not happen in s2)
    while screaming for kirito to help and not look? whats more important her life or someone seeing her panties?
    she is too young to care about that as well…and even then teenagers commonly would never act like this.

    silca gets violated by more tentacles! (wasn’t the first time absurd enough!?)

    the pk leader says if kirito hurts her he will become a orange (this contradicts quite a few things later…)
    does this apply to duels as well?

    near the end of the episode after asuna asked kirito what he thinks about marriage.
    you see the ghost of the girl that was killed…what the hell was that supposed to be?
    does this explain how kirito comes back to life thru pure willpower?

    near the start after asuna leaves Lisbeth and she looks at a picture on the wall that
    seems to be her when she is younger (brown hair with 3 men)this bothers me just because she obtained information from outside the game…
    so shouldn’t it be possible to connect to the real world?

    it feels odd and unnecessary that you would feel cold or hot in this game.heck episode 1 confirmed you don’t feel pain
    yet not only is Lisbeth shaking from apparently cold she seems to be getting sick?

    come to think of it why does lizbeth have pink hair? didn’t eh mirror in ep1 turn everyone into there real forms?
    is hair excluded?

    from a gameplay stand point i don’t understand why the hell you would design the dragons nest to be a huge hole in the ground that players cannot teleport out of

    kuradeel after being told how amazing kirito is by asuna says
    "one of those beaters" thus implying that at least 1 or more other people are labeled beater in =
    this world and were never introduced to them

    asuna slaps kirito he goes flying until he crashes in a wall this brings back the question from ep4
    in which harming another player is supposed to turn you into a orange player right?

    Asuma is the Vice commander of the Knights of the Blood Oath…why in all that is logical…
    is she hiding behind kirito from someone who is her guard? she should (and does a bit later)
    be able to pawn him. this is just going back to how utterly insulting this show is to female characters always needing
    to rely on kirito and never achieve anything with their own power…

    the boss room door is supposed to close after a group enters and not open until everyones dead or its cleared…
    whats the point of negating crystals if you can just walk out? in s2 this same situation happens and the door opened after
    a fight was cleared.

    despite the multiple times said a single player cant do anything and entire raid party’s being used to fight one boss.
    kirito manages to kill the boss of fl74 by himself. and it was not even injured as far as we are aware.
    kirito on screen was the only one who damaged it.

    it was really unnecessary for the leader of the Knights of the Blood Oath to bother kirito over taking a break with asuna.
    nor is there a single reason to agree to this proposal.

    of the hundreds of people watching the fight how is it no one noticed the leaders cheating defense?
    no one questions where he obtained the gear either.

    kirito says "i was reaching the limits of what a solo player can do"
    (despite having just pulled off utter bullshit last episode)

    taking away kiritos crystals,forcing him to join a guild and forcing him to train…just endless plot devices.

    The level of disappointment i have with this scene is unspeakable…a paralyzed kirito has to save asuna because
    she hesitated to finish the job…we were finally going to have a female can do it too moment but no…
    fuck that. kirito is god in the world. it revolves around him >.>

    kiritos hand gets cut off and its all shiny but when he stabs his hand into the guy it almost looks
    like the guy he attacked coughed up blood?

    oh wait. asuna gets another chance! kirito seems traumatized from taking a life! its finally asunas time to shine!
    comfort him and make him feel better! wha your gonna cry?
    your gonna let kirito do what your supposed to in this scene? holy shit this is frustrating

    asuna attacks god kirito who was traumatized thanks to her, why? the writers are worthless
    and are only good at ruining scenes…

    so magically they decide to do what should of been done from the start of this episode and just
    avoid the front lines for a while.yup the guy in charge who clearly stopped you from doing that before is
    going to let you now for reasons unexplained…
    was the entire point of this crap just to give asuna enough of a reason to be with kirito on a emotional level?!
    and while doing so constantly show how worthless asuna and every other female is when it really counts?
    oh wait…they were already planning on taking a break together…this episode was pointless.
    kirito even goes back to wearing his black outfit without any conclusion to the guild issue.

    from a gameplay perspective buying houses in sao makes no since…what benefit does it offer a player?
    kirito as fought nearly every day apparently since it started for 2 years…and he spend most/all of his money.
    this is ridiculous…imagine how long it would take a real player who needs to sleep,work,ect to obtain it then.
    and for what? a fictional home? the hell?

    while asuna is looking at sleeping kirito she suddenly thinks.
    "he isn’t younger then me is he!?" asuna. you already know he is.
    while i forget the exact moment i recall the line kirito said.
    i should be around 16 or 17 now and auna replied i am a year older.

    asuna wants kirito to give her a piggy back ride. kirito complains tho he is god and can do anything.
    he suggest this takes too much effort. asuna again says something unnecessary like don’t look at my panties.
    because totally when she is in love with him and its only a digital body it matters.

    why the hell are children playing sao seriously? Cod is bad enough but a parent would buy and let a kid use it.
    there needs to be a limit to stupidity.
    even if it wasn’t a death game as asuna clearly said even fights in safe zones can be terrifying.
    after seeing some of the creatures you deal with in this game a child would be easily traumatized.
    oh so the nun lady admitted the children suffered terrible physiological trauma.

    why would the monsters in a secret area under the town of beginnings that leads to something players should never see
    only be in the lvl 60s???
    hell for what purpose would the area even be available?…

    😀 yet another useless female character that does something stupid so God kirito can save the say!

    so Yui can summon legendary weapons that can 1 hit kill lvl 90 enemies. surprised kirito and asuna didn’t just ask her to give them some o.o.

    so…of the 6000 players alive. the only 2 people that are happy….are Godiko and Asuna?…
    i saw plenty of other really happy people…plenty of couples. but none of them were special enough for yui?

    it wasn’t made quite clear but.doesn’t Yui have GM capability’s? couldn’t she of made asuna and kirito GMs too?
    or is that too convenient? considering how much knowledge and godlike ability she has in the future.

    Fishing and cooking skills in a combat focused game…this isn’t monster hunter theres no other point to fishing…
    also again with the awkward people who are playing this.children and hell a dude who looks like he is mid
    60s or older would use a nerve gear…

    the boss for floor 75 is way to OP one hitting,that kind of speed. come the fuck on.
    theres 25 floors left man…the difficulty of the lvl 90 reaper wasn’t this bad he just had high stats.

  4. jordan stahl
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:08 pm

    I give 9/10 I though it was amazing

  5. Azxths
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:08 pm

    this anime is freaking epic you are mental

  6. Epic Twilight
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:09 pm

    Sword Art Online is my favorite anime but I’m definitely aware of its flaws. Something about SAO just resonates with me more than any other anime I’ve seen. The show is incredible at making me feel attached to the characters and I feel genuine emotion while watching it. Great review though!

  7. Tomalio The Tomato
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:10 pm

    watching it in japenese sucks you have to read the subtitles instead of just listening to it

  8. Mette Hunter
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:11 pm

    is there catfish in this show?

  9. Outlandish Samurai
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:11 pm

    Hey Bob have you watched Accel world? It’s made by the same mangaka as SAO, the difference is it doesn’t have a lot of issues with the pacing.

  10. Bluemancave
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:12 pm

    Well…this was better than Akame ga Kill…

  11. Gildarts Winters
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:12 pm

    The butt shot is all about Japan, where they love there poop porn.

  12. Christopher Robins
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

    SOA always strikes me as a series that had so much potential and just went no where with (which pains me to say, because I like it so much and sit here as say to myself "I could love this soooooo much more")

  13. Wayward Hangout
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

    I can’t wait for season 3. I’m sure its gonna be a trainwreck we will not be able to look away from.

  14. Max Power
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

    The thing that I hate the most is probably the fact that Kirito is called the Black Swordsman.
    That’s Guts’s title!!

  15. Eyeli _
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:15 pm

    Watch SOA 2 from, just from episode 18 onwards and you have a part that on it’s own is better than the serie best parts combined.

  16. Jun Li
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:16 pm

    My question is, how the f*** did that one guy commit suicide in an MMORPG?!

  17. Ariel Alejandro
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

    Conclusion score: 4/10 and I’m being merciful. I would actually give it 0.6/10. It has stupid and predictable plot, stupid and stereotypicall characters, a lot of moe and lolis and it’s full of "Deus ex Machina". Simply sucks. Only fights are well-made.

  18. Chase Mathis
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

    Ya know it really is nice to know that I’m not the only one who found this series disappointing. It’s sad because it had such potential.

  19. FatheredPuma81
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:22 pm

    Well you know. You have to say. It was pretty creative the way he broke the game at the end there. Well it really depends on your stand point. That way to do the final boss where he broke the game is actually rarely used in such a super unrealistic way.

  20. KeptnLuffy
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:23 pm

    A good storyline and character development (and their interactions) are the heart and soul of a good anime/manga. SAO lacks both. So much potential got wasted. And the major overhype makes it even more annoying.

  21. VenomRoy
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:25 pm


    Are you fucking mental?

  22. Verde the Star Warrior
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:25 pm

    Reki Kawahara really left a lot of untapped potential with SAO. He had a veritable gold mine, and all he did was take the few nuggets he found on the surface. If he just dug a little deeper, he would have found so much more to treasure.

  23. Acroblade
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:28 pm

    I’m happy to be your 600th like on this video, you really deserve it. Fantastic, professional-level review, I really enjoyed it. I don’t watch much anime at all, but I’m still going to subscribe to you because of how impressed I was with the quality of this video. Great work!

  24. Entertainment Ally Nick
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:29 pm

    Hmm, is kirito a hacker, even though it perhaps happen off screen, just like everything else in this anime?

    1. The rock throwing.

    2. The fist charge.

    3. The hacking for YUI… the "corrupted" game master bot.

    4. Maybe he was even hacking/had a script to save himself from death against the game creator, this could even be applied/rewritten to asuna.

    Other than that I agree with you it isn’t the worst, but its also far from the best. Some of the things people have issues with are open for interpretation, some of it is valid. All of your points are absolutely fair, the pacing, and things happening off-screen are what really hurts it, but that being said it is essentially enjoyable.

  25. Shinichi Asakura
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:29 pm

    One flaw i find here is when you mention that after Kirito and Asuna die at the end of SAO they get reviwed for no reason. Well it seems you wasted a lot of time to watch it two time and still miss the point where it was explained that after dying in the game the player is still alive for 30 minutes before his brain will get fried, and as Kirito beat the game with his last strenght everyone who died during that fight was rescued, not only Kirito and Asuna.

  26. Tyler Kearney
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

    it can easily be assumed from the revival item that the nervegear takes 30 seconds to kill a player.

  27. toriloveSubarukun
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

    I TOTALLY AGRESS WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID. Sooooo much potential. Kirito was awesome and the fights were epic but man the series was flawed.

  28. Bobert Foster
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:31 pm

    question have you seen eh mother’s Rosario’s ark

  29. Braden Michard
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:34 pm


  30. Sridhar Rao
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:36 pm

    why don’t you do a review on grimgar: ashes and illusions. It is a better version of sword art online.

  31. Mediawatcher
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

    Its very mediocre for me, not absolute crap, but is severly lacking in most areas, I didn’t like this series very much, only the animation was good for me, everything else was kind of meh.

  32. shadowhog777
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

    I was downright angry after watching this series. This video was almost therapeutic. I’m glad to hear it was greatly criticized by a lot of people.

  33. Asch519
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:40 pm

    BobSamurai normally I wouldn’t comment on videos but I’ll make an exception for an exceptional review, the unfortunate reality to the Anime lies in the light novel original work which was created for a contest which the author decided wouldn’t win and was too long, later when they wrote Accel World the authors publisher found SAO and pushed to publish it too. Long story short the light novel actually starts already on the 74th floor, everything before episode 8 comes after the first couple of novels. The author is actually re-writing SAO called "Sword Art Online Progressive" if you don’t mind reading I highly recommend this as it fixed almost everything that was wrong with it. Just my 2 cents. (Hopefully one day they redo the anime with Progressive)

  34. GingerBean
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:41 pm

    This is my most agreed SAO review. It’s okay. Not great, but not the worst anime ever as some people say. Just ok.

  35. Raymundo Aguirre
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:41 pm

    sao is a bad anime


  36. OldCrotchety
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:43 pm

    I enjoyed the SAO and GGO arcs, but it seems as each season goes on it slowly gets worse. I hope the movie and season 3 will fix the major problems of the series, but I doubt that’ll happen.

  37. ToonamiVHS
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

    I’d like to see what you think of Sora no Otoshimono.

  38. RactupusRex
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:47 pm

    I’m a very casual anime viewer. I’ve only seen Full Metal, Bebop, Deathnote, One Punch, AoT, and DBZ. While I really enjoyed those shows I didn’t like Sword Art Online. I was surprised how much I disliked it actually.

  39. yoyochan666
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:47 pm

    omfg L0L

  40. G F
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:48 pm

    I find it weird – and fascinating, that you criticize the pacing of SAO… but did not seem to have a problem with the slow and terribly vague process of .hack//sign

    See, I struggle to watch //sign because it is painfully vague. But you seemed to not have an issue there? How come?

  41. Final Fantasy Lover529
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:49 pm

    a 5/10? that really generous for this show?

  42. Shinichi Asakura
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:50 pm

    Good summary at the end, ppl really need to start checking what they watch, if you dont like shows like SAO dont watch LN adaptations, they are always made to be easy to get into and enjoy especially after a hard day of work, which most of the ppl here in the west dont even know about. They are never shows to sit down and analyze.

  43. It's all ogre
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:51 pm

    I agree with you I think it’s okay not super great or super bad

  44. Tyler Kearney
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    to everyone who’s interested, the author of sword art online has been working on another light novel called sword art online progressive which takes the sword art online story and goes floor by floor.

  45. 64bitAnthony
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:53 pm

    7:32 I couldn’t hold my laugh anymore . I just gave up .

  46. Kenshin 811
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:54 pm

    Well, thank you for your review of this "mixed opinion" anime. Thanks to you, I can expand my positive thing in this anime. Even though I have a different final rating with you, I agree your rating 5/10, but mine is 4/10 because I believe underdeveloped characters and story are enough to ruin any anime. +1 like for you

    Overall, I feel like the studio is really rushed (or lazy) to make this anime even better because it has a lot of potential.

  47. nolan Scott
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:55 pm

    well u r cool but after this I now realize that we have different opinions on anime I’m going to unsubscribe but u r still a good youtuber

  48. NodachiMaster959
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:58 pm

    I agree with a lot of your points about SAO. I personally like it. I know it has flaws, and I agree, it had a LOT of potential to be something great, but it was just executed very poorly.
    My favorite aspects of SAO are similar to yours – Character design, animation, music, etc.The elements that needed work are plot, character development, rules of the universe, and exposition. They could have taken more time to explain how characters levelled up and why Kirito could level up faster than others and break the rules, and getting to know the characters better would greatly improve the experience.

  49. Noobie Gamin
    August 15, 2019 @ 6:59 pm

    I fairly enjoyed SAO…Until I actually thought about it…

  50. killerqueen2000
    August 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

    Kirito. Such a shit character. Not much even happens in the show. Most just kirito getting girls and acting tough. The biggest reason sao sucks is because of the main character.