Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sword Art Online

Hey guys, we're back after our winter vacation!

Guess what though! We watched a new anime; Sword Art Online!!!

This is undoubtedly the most frickin' amazing and emotional anime that I, Nate, have ever seen! I cried tears of sadness and joy throughout most of the seasons, which there are two of.

The show is only 25 episodes meaning that it is a short series anime and can be completed in a short span of time (even shorter if you're a speed watcher!). Each episode is roughly 23 minutes thus meaning the series as a whole is roughly just over 9 1/2 hours!

In the year 2022, the Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG), Sword Art Online (SAO), is released. With the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.
On November 6, 2022, all the players log in for the first time, and subsequently discover that they are unable to log out. They are then informed by Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of SAO, that if they wish to be free, they must reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if their avatars die in-game, their bodies will also die in the real world. The story follows Kirito, a skilled player who is determined to beat the game.

The show introduces characters with amazingly written backgrounds and emotional value to all watchers! This anime is a definite must watch!!!