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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

This is a spin-off to the incredibly well known VRMMO series Sword Art Online that’s specifically centered around the game focused on in the second season, Gun Gale…

Hexa Blog

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online: 5th Squad Jam: Start

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

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Sword Art Online Alicization

Sword Art Online Alicization is by far the largest arc in SAO so far, being about as long as everything before it combined. Because of it’s length, it…

Hexa Blog

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Was Sword Art Online Really That Bad?

Hello and welcome back to another video today we will be taking a look at the Sword Art Online anime and seeing if it was really as bad…

WeebSack

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Is Isekai Anime Bad?

Hello and welcome back to another video today we will be talking about the Isekai genre and trying to answer the question is Isekai anime bad? Obviously, this…

WeebSack

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Reincarnated as a Sword Review: Double-Edged Garbage

Directed by Shinji Ishihara Produced by C2C Streaming on HIDIVE The isekai genre has existed in some form or another for decades, though the current model was cemented…

The Otaku Exhibition

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East Meets West #23: Sword Art Online .vs. Ready Player One

Five days prior (6 November 2022) marked the start date of the events of the inaugural Sword Art Online (hereafter SAO) anime. It was on that Sunday when,…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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The Day Sword Art Online Became Real

November 6, 2022. This is an auspicious date for Sword Art Online fans—it’s when the “Sword Art Online” game launched in-universe. The staff celebrated with a full-blown event…

Frog-kun's Blog

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Bi-Weekly Booty: Sinon from Sword Art Online II

I love to sometimes just roll my eyes and go ‘oh anime,’ when I see some of the get-ups. This is one of those. The Bi-Weekly booty is…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk Film Review

My review of Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is now up over on Anime News Network.

Biggest In Japan

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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk

Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is very much Asuna's story. Not only do we get a large focus on her and Kirito's growing friendship, but we see the…

Anime News Network - Views

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Anime Banned in China

Hello and welcome back to another video today we will be covering a bunch of anime that has been banned in China and giving the reasons as to…

WeebSack

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Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris

I wanted to like this game, I really did. But as I write this review, I'm just glad I never have to spend another moment with it. And…

Anime News Network - Views

Episode #297 – Asuna’s POV

Jellokun & Zac review Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night!

Banzai Beat

Bookshelf Briefs 9/27/22

D-Frag!, Vol. 16 | By Tomoya Haruno | Seven Seas – This new volume (by now the series is annual) involves a massive parody of “trapped in a…

Manga Bookshelf

Sword Art Online, Vol. 25: Unital Ring IV

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. The basic premise of Unital Ring…

Manga Bookshelf

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My Journal, Page 18, 22 September 2022 – Tower of Fantasy – The Sword Art Online MMO game I’ve always dreamt of

Tower of Fantasy is a free MMORPG. Set in a distant future, an inhabitable extraterrestrial planet, called Aida, has been colonized by humanity before the events told in…

Blisscast Journal

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The Only 100 Anime You Need To Watch

100 Anime Recommendations These are the only 100 anime you need to see! Some of the old.. some of the new, I’m sure there are dozens that are perfect…

animebackwhen

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Anime Top 5 – Winter 2020

  My Stats. (*at time of writing)Shows watched from season: 15 (including 2 shorts, 7 sequels)Highest rating: 8/10Lowest rating: 1/10Average: 3.5 (Note: In most cases I will be…

Anime Ataraxia

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Anime Top 5 – Summer 2020

My Stats. (*at time of writing) Shows watched from season: 15 (including 2 shorts, 7 sequels) Highest rating: 8/10 Lowest rating: 1/10 Average: 3.5 (Note: In most cases…

Anime Ataraxia

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Lycoris Recoil is an Ideal Original Anime | Animation Spotlight

Download Genshin Impact here: https://hoyo.link/14biuBA6 And use this code to receive 60 Primogems: 6A6VJTWGCPYV #ad Canipa talks about the team behind Lycoris Recoil who revived the guns with girls…

The Canipa Effect

Pick of the Week: Correspondence Course

MICHELLE: I’m not entirely sure it’ll be my thing, but Correspondence From the End of the Universe is certainly the most unique tittle to be coming out next…

Manga Bookshelf

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40 Powerful and Iconic Anime Weapons

Anime is awash with weapons, but not all of them are particularly remarkable or memorable. No one fondly recalls the many times the lowly kunai saved the

Recommend Me Anime

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What Makes the Best Harem Anime?

Harem anime don’t enjoy a lofty reputation, or get the same respect as their monogamous peers. That’s a shame, but the stigma isn’t entirely undeserved. You could easily…

The Otaku Exhibition

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4 Reasons Why Majimoji Rurumo is Not a Good First Anime

If you know me, Majimoji Rurumo was my first anime. I know. It sounds weird. Back when I got into anime, things like Naruto, One Piece, Attack on…

Advanced495's Anime Blog

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This Korean Manhwa is Everything I Wanted SAO to Be | Overgeared

Sword Art Online became a cornerstone of both isekai and VRMMO-fantasy sub-genres. But, despite the promising start of the Aincrad Arc, it fell short from its potential. However,…

Danon Mecha

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SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 | Anime Review

The final battle against the Dark Territory drags on, as players from all over the world flood the Underworld's servers and plunge the Human Empire into utter chaos.…

Otaku Central

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SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 | A fight worth watching.

SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 has been an anime with many ups and downs. I was beginning to lose all hope because there wasn't really anything interesting…

Otaku Central

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17 Anime Series Where The Main Character is Immediately Overpowered

While there is some charm to a training montage, it seems that many people find watching a character train in order to get more powerful to be boring

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SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 | Frustrating couple of episodes.

Alright so, I'm actually very frustrated with Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld Part 2, let me tell you about it. First issue. I'll be honest,…

Otaku Central

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It's STILL Impossible to Live as a Crunchyroll Translator | The Canipa Effect

Following on from his 2020 video, Canipa revisits the topic of low pay for translators and how the one billion dollar Funimation buyout makes that even more ridiculous. It's…

The Canipa Effect

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SAO: Alicization – WoU Part 2 | Episodes one and two.

What a pleasant surprise! (I'm writing this blog after finishing up my review of Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld). It looks as though part two…

Otaku Central

Sword Art Online: Progressive, Vol. 8

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. (This review spoils the end of…

Manga Bookshelf

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SAO: War of the Underworld | Episode One through four.

Yes, we're finally back at it again. Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld here we are. So what were my thoughts on the first two episodes?…

Otaku Central

Manga the Week of 6/22/22

SEAN: When a manga meets a manga, coming through the rye… ASH: None, they say, have I. (And they would be very wrong.) SEAN: Yen On gives us…

Manga Bookshelf

Manga the Week of 6/8/22

SEAN: As June continues, what varieties of manga do we see before us? Yen On debuts Your Forma, a sci-fi detective story that asks the question: what if…

Manga Bookshelf

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Interview: Sword Art Online: Alicization Singer ASCA

Now in her fifth year performing, ASCA spoke with Anime News Network about her career, working with T.M. Revolution, and who she'd like to collaborate with next.

Anime News Network - Views

The Golden Age of Isekai

One quality that becomes apparent once you start digging into this older generation of isekai anime is how diverse they are in themes.

Reasons to Anime

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Anime Review #81: Sword Art Online II, Part 2

NOTE TO READERS: Just as I had finished the first draft of my seventeenth East Meets West article, unfortunately I had to delay it once again to next week;…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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Best Moms in Anime edition 2

Hey! It’s time for another edition of moms in Anime! There really are some stellar moms out there that deserve a shout out. This time we have a…

We be bloggin'

Sword Art Online, Vol. 24: Unital Ring III

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. Given that this series has now…

Manga Bookshelf

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Anime Review #80: Sword Art Online II, Part 1

In recent months Sword Art Online (SAO) has found a resurgence in mention throughout the anime community for many reasons: 6 November of this year, in the story,…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

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What’s the Best Guilty Pleasure Anime?

I feel like guilty pleasure anime would be considered fan-service filled anime or anime that are popularly disliked. Ones that come to mind include Sword Art Online or…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Can Anime Show Sexual Assault Ethically?

A reader posed the question that serves as the title for the article, along with several other difficult and important questions. Long-time readers know I’ve addressed anime’s portrayal…

Japan Powered

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Episode 202 - Sword Art Online: Alicization - Why Remington Should Never Roll Dice

This week, Shaun gives Rem the choice between watching a pre-planned show or going with the dice. You know exactly what happens next, so let's sit down for…

Anime Out of Context

Why Asuna Would Have Been a Better Protagonist

After ordering a T-shirt with Asuna’s motif (this one) on it, I was thinking about why I even bought it in the first place considering I’m not a…

Starchaser

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What’s Your Favourite Anime Genre?

There are so many genre within anime! I know that there seems to be a consensus that people who don’t watch anime assume it’s just all the same…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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13 VRMMO Isekai Anime Where Games Go Wonderfully Wrong

While not everyone counts it as a member of the isekai genre, you can't deny that when a character gets stuck in their virtual MMO game and that…

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Review: SWORD ART ONLINE PROGRESSIVE

 It's been too long since we've done a round-up of some of the many manga sequels, prequels, and spinoffs out there around here.  Let's rect...

The Manga Test Drive