Sword Art Online II – 21

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This post is LOLi approved.

 Once again it is my turn to talk about SAO this week as Asuna and her new friends the sleeping knights prepare to take down their first raid boss as a guild, but what is so damn important that Yuuki is keeping from the audience? I certainly hope it is worth the wait.


Time for a raid

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Jesus-Kirito-Sama-“Awwweee yes! Now Yuuki will be added to my harem.”

Thanks to Jesus-Kirito-sama and his not so amazing friends he successfully helped Asuna and the other members of the sleeping Knights get their first raid kill ever as a guild which is great for them; however at the same time why do they not want Asuna to join their guild? What is the issue with letting that happen? I mean aren’t they planning to disband anyway? If Asuna joined would she discover their big secret? I seriously don’t think so and like I said at the start I seriously hope that this “secret” is worth it because right now I fail to see why everyone called this arc as being the best thing ever and where is all the emotional stuff that this arc was hyped up for having? I know that isn’t much coming from someone like me who hasn’t read the light novels or even cares to read them at all, but honestly I don’t see why this arc is being praised as “AWESOME” or is it something else that makes it great? I think part of it might be the fact that Jesus-Kirito-sama is not fully involved in this story which gives Asuna more focus and screen time which is alright in my book; however if that is the real reason why this arc is great then I seriously can’t help but laugh! That and it sort of does not help the fact that I generally hate on Asuna for being useless and this week I can actually admit that she finally did SOMETHING to contribute to the raid victory! That said she is still far from being the bad ass character.

Big Secrets?

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Yuuki-“OH MY GOD! I ate too much cake today.”

So what is your theory on Yuuki’s big secret? I was thinking that she has some disease that will take her life soon and she wants to have one happy memory with her guild before passing on which would also explain why she is so hesitant on making new friends and what is her connection to Asuna and why did Yuuki call her sister? Whenever I saw that moment in the episode it triggered the flag that these two characters be related somehow and it also got me to thinking if that is true then that works out perfectly for Asuna and Kirito to possibly get married later on because Yuuki can take Asuna’s spot in the family or am I completely off by making that assumption? I really wish they would have given us a better hint instead of Yuuki calling Asuna sister, but I guess we will find out soon.


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Goofy face.jpg

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Jesus-Kirito-Sama supports the empire.

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Asuna is a “badass” is quite the stretch.

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Evil pancakes are the best kind.

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Now this I can support!

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Yuuki is my kind of girl.

End thoughts

I think I will join the Sleeping Knights because this episode did just that! PUT ME TO SLEEP! I mean I will admit the fighting was amazing and I do love watching Yuuki in action because she is a really fun character so far and if anyone is a “bad ass” for the female characters id defiantly have to put Yuuki as number one! Sorry Sinon fans I know you thought she was cool, but Yuuki wins in that department and as far as Yuuki’s personal story goes I don’t think the creators are doing a good enough job of giving me those “feels” that everyone hyped this arc for having or are we not even in that part of this arc yet? I guess we do have like five or six episodes to go. I still can only see one of two things being revealed later with Yuuki like she might be related to Asuna or she has some kind of made up anime disease that is slowly killing her which is preventing her from making new friends or something cheesy like that? I just hope we find out soon.


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39 Responses to “Sword Art Online II – 21”

  1. skylion says:

    Yeah, they’ve either given us no clues, or the clues they give behind Yuuki’s motivation is quite mixed. I do wonder if it has to do with the little trick they had in the OP? Two kids that suddenly transform into the ALfheim Yuuki character….

    • JPNIgor says:

      OP sequences… Always so full of mysteries and unwanted spoilers…

      It’s not as though it’s two kids merged in one controlling an avatar in the virtual world… Or is it? Heh… heheh…

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep openings can spill the beans on a lot of series! Especially shounen openings because they reveal the entire arc of a series sometimes LOL

  2. BlackBriar says:

    Once again, Kirito loves playing the “hero arrives in the nick of time” card. No matter who the girl is. This time, a special for his lady. Besides, those other guilds had it coming trying to pull an easy win from the work of others. Among other things, Asuna is steadily climbing towards redemption as a character.

    Something felt off about that boss battle to me. The first time the Sleeping Knights faced the boss to study its moves, it seemed as though a considerable amount of time was spent before they all got wasted. If this is the case, why didn’t anyone notice the first time that jewel in the center of its chest was the weak spot? Sure, none could’ve reached based on their heights but I’m very inclined to believe they used as much magic attacks as they did with physical attacks.

    Yuuki is indeed a mystery right now. Calling Asuna “Sis” out of nowhere then casually repeating it. I’d say whatever she’s hiding has a personal loss involved and is using Asuna as a surrogate. With that said, I agree with skylion’s assumptions that it’s something teased in the OP’s visuals with two girls becoming Yuuki.

    • Highway says:

      It takes a while to notice things and to put them together with other actions. They noticed the reaction, but with so much stuff going on, it’s hard to see what causes it.

      • BlackBriar says:

        Fair enough. A big enough amount of distraction would be coming from the boss’ attacks. Those can’t be ignored.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Amen Kirito loves to show off doesn’t he?

      Well in most MMORPGS fighting a boss for the first time takes trial and error! Just look at Shiroe and friends on Log Horizon? They took weeks to learn those bosses unlike in SAO time which we can only tell was a few days of learning? Either way yeah raiding is quite hard.

      I think Skylion is onto something and I can buy into the whole “splitting” of Asuna into two! Maybe it has to do with the bridge between SAO and ALO? Like when Asuna was still stuck in the VRMMO world?

      • BlackBriar says:

        Well in most MMORPGS fighting a boss for the first time takes trial and error! Just look at Shiroe and friends on Log Horizon?

        If you’re talking about what happened in the latest episode of Log Horizon, there was absolutely no way Shiroe and the gang were going to win, first time or not. Unfair variables came in and made the tide even more hopelessly insurmountable than it already was.

        • Foshizzel says:

          Hahah yeah three raid bosses at once was INSANE!

          • BlackBriar says:

            What’s worse was that the two other bosses abandoned their zones just invade and waste all the adventurers when the knight boss was already more than a handful. Calling that unfair is an understatement.

  3. JPNIgor says:

    Fosh is so going to regret these words MUAHAHAHAHA

  4. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Lightsaber crossguards is a ridiculously dangerous concept to the wielder. Cool but ridiculously dangerous. They are equally dangerous to the wielder even if they are Force sensitive. From the trailer, it looks life they want to make a twohanded sword equivalent of a lightsaber. Does not work because the blade has no weight and inertia.

    Similarly, the light tonfas belong to the same category. However, Lumiya’s lightwhip is better.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Fufufu I knew id get you with a StarWars reference! I think the new saber design totally fits the evil characters because they sort of have to stand out as WHAT THE HELL! I mean look back at the crappy prequels every villain had a unique looking Light Saber besides Vader which is fine, but anyway the new design kind of fits the trend and besides it is just fantasy anyway so yeah xD

      • BlackBriar says:

        Fufufu I knew id get you with a StarWars reference!

        Obviously it’s his ultimate weakness. Much like that jewel in the boss’ chest was its weakness. Just exploit it and he’ll be brought down easily. 😉

    • skylion says:

      I guess my only beef with all the cool lightsabre gimmicks is that they don’t look like something a warrior would design, but a graphics designer would…It feels like it puts a dent in the world-building.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        Hence why I like the most simplest of concepts: Jar’kai – Dual wielding lightsabers.

        • skylion says:

          How about the Inquisitor’s in Rebels? “Can your’s do that?”

          • Foshizzel says:

            I had no idea you watched Rebels! It is really fun so far and yeah if any of the light sabers is CRAZY id say the Inquisitor’s is far more out there than the one in the new trailer.

            • skylion says:

              I marathon-ed the first seven episodes the past couple of days. I was not a big fan of the Prequels, and I didn’t really like the concept of the Clone Wars cartoons. But after watching Ep 01 of Rebels, I felt that old school Star Wars vibe right from the get go. Bunch of folk in a spaceship, kicking butt and taking names. Plus there isn’t a single character that I don’t dislike. IOW just the thing I want from SW.

            • Foshizzel says:

              I didn’t watch much of the Clone wars, but I saw the episodes where they bought back Darth Maul with mecha robot spider legs and he had a brother? Yeah CRAZY stuff and Rebels yes it is so classic StarWars and I would even go a step further to call it anime level like something out of CowboyBebop, Space Dandy and Outlaw Star~

            • skylion says:


            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              I actually liked Clone Wars since they fleshed out the backstory into why the corrupt and decaying Republic turned into the Glorious Empire! Sidious manipulated everything masterfully. Basically you know Anakin is going down the Dark Side(tm) route and slowly you see how he changes. You can see how the rigid Jedi Order failed to change with the times which was their downfall.

              ‘Just as I have forseen…’ 😀

  5. Wanderer says:

    Stop being insulting and try watching the show and maybe you’ll find out why we like this arc! Or maybe not, since, judging from your current reactions, all of the subtlety so far seems to have completely escaped you.

    • JPNIgor says:

      Hahaha, I know what you mean, but don’t be mad at Fosh. He’s just too skeptical after watching the other seasons, which is understandable.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Lol I just don’t buy up in all the SAO hype after Kirito showed me it was going to be all about him soloing a MMORPG which is always a team based game, but SAO takes that idea and and throws it out the window in favor of Kirito being the “Bad ass” solo player.

      SAO2 I do give credit for doing something new with GGO, but again Kirito will always be the top dog while everyone else seems to be way behind.

      SAO for me tries too hard to be “cool”

      • Wanderer says:

        Kirito has done all the cool stuff he gets to do in this arc by acting as a glorified doorstop in this episode. From now on he is limited to providing tech support, dueling Yuuki one more time for a tournament, and just existing as Asuna’s love interest, none of which actually merit him any significant screentime.

    • skylion says:

      I couple probably play middle fiddle here. I can see where both of you come from in many regards. But really, the show has felt very uneven from the get go. They tried several new things, but I think they forgot what made the first series work so well.

      • Highway says:

        I dunno, for me this season, both arcs and the intermediate story, have worked better than the first season, especially the Fairy Dance arc, which I felt was too much ‘we have to get from A to B’ and not enough doing things.

        I do think they could / should have had a larger emotional response to beating the fight. The situations I’ve been in fighting and beating a boss like that, the release is immense. There’s so much more happiness and relief (interestingly enough, the release from beating a roadblock boss is often a precursor event for some not so good things. I have never had a major guild split in WoW when stymied by a roadblock boss, but have had multiple ones happen after we beat that boss, like that very night). I know that they’re trying to push this feeling of uncertainty, and I do think that that’s being handled pretty ham-handedly.

        • Foshizzel says:

          I have never had a major guild split in WoW when stymied by a roadblock boss, but have had multiple ones happen after we beat that boss, like that very night

          Been there done that before thanks to the introduction to 10 main raids in WoW! Cause of DRAAAMAAAA which can quickly kill any guild…

  6. Falmung says:

    Ln reader here. All if not all your doubts and theories will probably be revealed next episode.All this so far was a bit of character development and sao mmo stuff. Next the real part of the arc begins.

    Yes. This arc is as good as it is hyped to be. But is because of what is going to happen next. The big secret.


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