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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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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…

Recommend Me Anime

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

Disaster Report: RECORD OF LODOSS WAR: CHRONICLES OF THE HEROIC KNIGHT

The 1980s are considered by many to be the glory days of the anime OVA, but the 1990s was no slouch for the format either.  While the number...

Renaissance Josei

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SAO Death Toll Climbs to 2,000 as Wave of Agitators Surface Online

I’ll spell out the joke in case you don’t get it: we are going to have video game accessibility discourse forever.

Trickster's Treatise

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An Ode to the Women of Anime, Manga, & Light Novels

Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! In honor of the day, we here at BtT are excited to celebrate some of our favorite women working in anime, manga, and…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2022: Round 1, Day 1

Welcome to AniMarch Madness 2022! Today through Thursday, you’ll be voting on 32 head-to-head match-ups featuring 64 anime! Here are the first eight, two from each of our…

Beneath the Tangles

Sword Art Online: Progressive, Vol. 7

By Reki Kawahara and abec. Released in Japan by Dengeki Bunko. Released in North America by Yen On. Translated by Stephen Paul. As I was reading this volume…

Manga Bookshelf

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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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Episode 189 - Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

This week; Shaun feels that we haven't truly acknowledged 2022 without bringing up the fact that it's the year Sword Art Online takes place, but why watch that…

Anime Out of Context

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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