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Has The Isekai Bubble Burst Yet?

Or at the very least changed to a setting that’s not fucking discount Dragon Quest.

Standing On My Neck

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Sword Art Online: Alicization

SAO goes back to its roots and slows the pace down for a more comfortable, immersive experience. Does still suffer from some SAO sins.

At a Glance Anime

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Sword Art Online Alicization – War of the Underworld Review

This one won’t be spoiler free, because there are things I wanted to write about in this one. I’ll try to spoil as little as possible, but I…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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November & December 2021 Anime Collaborations

1. Tokyo Revenger x TSUTAYA Pop Up Store Event Period: November 17 StartWebsite: Tokyo Revenger is having a collaboration with TSUTAYA. Customers can purchase goods featuring newly drawn…

Anime Tokoyo

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Sword Art Online: Alicization -War of Underworld- Parts 1 & 2 (Collector’s Edition Blu-ray) Unboxing

The second half of the Alicization storyline is now on Blu-ray in the UK, though many won’t be able to get it until 2022, but those like me…

The Normanic Vault

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12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Sword Art Online, Death and Birth

Yo ho ho, piratical Christmas?! I’ve kind of made it a personal challenge as to how many posts I can write out of “Red Nosed Reindeer,” the third…

Beneath the Tangles

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | Anime Review

The Soul Translator is a state-of-the-art full-dive interface which interacts with the user’s Fluctlight—the technological equivalent of a human soul—and fundamentally differs from the orthod…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night: I got 99 floors, but Mito’s only on one.

Sword Art Online is a show I’ve talked about in depth. I’ve discussed some of the light novels and every anime season. I’ve been a casual fan, but…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night Review

The following review contains spoilers for the first season of Sword Art Online and the Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night Review movie. Jumping Into…

The Wonder Of Anime

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Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night

Rating:  4.5 In 2012, the anime series Sword Art Online debuted. Despite nitpicking about its shaky logical foundations, the compelling dual gimmicks of its premise – players  trapped…

USA Anime

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online is a 2012 Action Fantasy Adventure anime series from one of the twenty-first century’s most beloved and most childhood nostalgic Japanese animation studios, A-1 Pictures.…

Bakanow Anime Reviews

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The Otherworldly Isekai of the 90s

Isekai anime taps into the childhood dream of being transported to a magical world free of the confines and stress of real life.

90sanime.com

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The 5 Best Anime Films of 2021

With plenty of big-name sequels and stand-alone blockbusters, 2021 was a good year for anime feature films. Here are my picks for the best of the best.  

Biggest In Japan

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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: Going to see Sword Art Online Progressive Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me. The place where, like the demon slayer corps, I cry uncontrollably over a dead…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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.hack// Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu Anime Review: Into the gaming world

Are you a fan of the .hack// franchise? I had a go at rewatching Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu and honestly I'm not the biggest fan of it...

Raving Otaku

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Review: Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night

As the Light Novel Club discussed a few months ago, the original Sword Art Online vol. 1 skipped over nearly two years of events in Aincrad, jumping from…

Beneath the Tangles

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Undeserving Harem Kings: 10 Protagonists That Don’t Deserve Their Harem

There are tons of complicated feelings about harem anime, but we’re not here to talk about any of that. Instead, we are focusing on the kings of the…

Recommend Me Anime

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | E21 to E22: Disappointment.

Man, the remaining few episodes of Sword Art Online: Alicization have been extremely disappointing. This Administrator doesn’t seem like the final boss at all, if anything I think…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

Animecast: The Ultimate Isekai Podcast!

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast revisit the topic on Isekai (Transported to Another World) anime and how it’s shaped itself over the last 5 years, seen…

Otaku Spirit

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Anime Playlist – Sword Art Online

This upcoming weekend we get to see Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night…  So I’m inspired to write a new entry in my Anime Playlist…

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | E19 to E20: Uh, what did I watch?

Okay, so the later stages of Sword Art Online: Alicization are giving me serious SAO Season one, ALO vibes and not the good type of vibes. If you’re…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Seirei Gensouki

Sighs. I guess the year 2021 must be a very lonely and empty year for Sword Art Online (SAO) fans since no sequel or spinoffs under that popular…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

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Full Dive: The Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier than Real Life! Review (Spoiler Free)

Now here’s an interesting fantasy anime that I stumbled upon when looking at previous seasons. This one isn’t quite an isekai, so I guess technically it’s a video…

Umai Yomu Anime Blog

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | E17 and E18: I was looking for something GRAND.

Alright, I’m going to be completely honest I was expecting something a little more epic than what I saw between Eugene and Bercouli Synthesis One. Like when every…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Sword Art Online: A Series of Retcons

Right from the very start, Sword Art Online was a work of compromise. Its constant self-revisions are the source of its biggest storytelling flaws, but also its most…

Anime News Network - Views

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Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale review: Is this another SAO masterpiece?

Want to know more about SAO's first movie? Then how about checking out this review about Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale!

Raving Otaku

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online: Five Ordeals

By Keiichi Sigsawa and Kouhaku Kuroboshi, based on the series created by Reki Kawahara. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated…

Manga Bookshelf

Sword Art Online, Vol. 23: Unital Ring II

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. Definitely enjoying seeing this series now…

Manga Bookshelf

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Animecast: Netflix Loves Kenjirou Tsuda

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

Animecast: Netflix Loves Kenjirou Tsuda

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Reader’s Corner: Ciguatera, Kaiju Girl Carmelise, and Sword Art Online, Vol. 23

Kaiju Girl Carmelise, Vol. 2 After watching a recent video from our own Laura A. Grace on kaiju manga, I picked up this series on a lark, and…

Beneath the Tangles

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Where the New Sword Art Online Movie Fits in the Timeline

The newest addition to the Sword Art Online franchise, Sword Art Online The Movie –Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, hit Japanese theaters late last month. However, unlike…

Biggest In Japan

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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night Film Review

My review of Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night is now up over on Anime News Network. Check it out!

Biggest In Japan

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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night

The first Progressive film appears to cover a story audiences already know, the first two episodes of the original TV anime, but the real interest is the hefty…

Anime News Network - Views

Manga the Week of 11/10/21

SEAN: It’s so hard to hold a manga in the cold November rain… We start with Yen On, which has a new light novel debut: I Kept Pressing…

Manga Bookshelf

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | E13 through E16: Finally, some good stuff.

There’s a method to my madness here. Something I noticed early on with Sword Art Online: Alicization was that it seems as though every other episode is a…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | E9 to E12 – Many thoughts in one place.

So I decided to do something I don’t normally do, which is provide my thoughts on four episodes. Episodes nine through twelve. I did this because, episodes nine…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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14 Anime Series That Are Suspiciously Similar to Other Anime Series

Nothing is original. Everything has been done before. We are now simply in a state of crafting original-looking ideas from other inspirations. The more media you consume, the…

Recommend Me Anime

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | Episode 7 and 8 Review

Right so I will admit, it’s been awhile since I’ve watched SAO: Alicization. It’s probably maybe a week, week and a half. I decided to be unwise this…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Correct order to watch Sword Art Online

Are you wondering in what order you should watch SAO? Then you should check this guide with the correct order to watch Sword Art Online!

Raving Otaku

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Light Novel Club Chapter 34: Sword Art Online Progressive, Vol. 1

Yo! In my admittedly limited experience, Sword Art Online seems to be one the most polarizing anime around. People are either “We hates it, Precious!” or “It’s awesome!&#822…

Beneath the Tangles

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | Episode 5 and 6 Review

I always knew that Kirito was a valuable person, but I never thought that he would be this valuable. Who would have thought that they (Seijirou Kikuoka) would…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

NEWSWIRE: October 2021 Pre-Orders

The year is moving on apace, and now we’re moving swiftly through October already it’s time for our regular round-up of what’s coming up from us here at…

All the Anime

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YenPress’ First Audiobook Lives Up to the Hype || Sword Art Online Vol. 1: Aincrad Review

It’s time to revisit Kawahara’s famed world of swords—and in its shiny new audiobook form.

Takuto's Anime Cafe

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | First Impressions

I must say, getting back into watching Sword Art Online again has been refreshing. Being able to watch something else that isn’t ‘current’ and doesn’t feel like an…

Otaku Central | Anime Review

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Kyuukyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG Ga Genjitsu Yori Mo Kusoge Dattara

Oh no. Not another anime whereby it involves using some system that has you fully dive into a VR gaming world and experience all its wonders. From the…

Chua Tek Ming~*Anime Power*~ !LiVe FoR AnImE, aNiMe FoR LiFe!

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Q4 2021 Solicitations for UK Anime Home Video Releases

This Q4 2021 line-up for the UK currently offers the likes of Aria, Evangelion, Rosario+Vampire, Sword Art Online, and more Funimation delays.

The Normanic Vault

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Sword Art Online: Alicization | Episode 3 and 4 Review

It’s crazy how some of the supporting cast resemble those from Kirito’s reality, like Selka looks weirdly similar to Asuna. But at this point, I do not know…

Otaku Central | Anime Review