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Stark700



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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 4:43 pm Reply with quote


Sword Art Online II (TV)

Genres: action, drama, fantasy, romance
Themes: guns, survival game

Plot Summary: 1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.

That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.

Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar. (from Crunchyroll)
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Looks like CR made its announcement earlier and not surprised here. It also doesn't surprise me that the show got a sequel considering its popularity. But anyways, I haven't read the LN for this part yet although I am somewhat looking forward to this. The PV so far doesn't show much though but I hope it will be decent. I had mixed feelings for the first season but that was awhile ago. Oh and we get a new character judging by the premise, a girl named Sinon. The concept of guns involved in this season seems kinda interesting.
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Bango



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:08 am Reply with quote
... So SAO goes tournament? Geez. I didn't hate the show like everyone else I hang out with (although I wouldn't call it great either) but I have a real serious hate on for tournament plots. I'll give it a shot but I wouldn't be shocked if I end up dropping it. How heavy the tournament part is will determine most of it for me.

That said, I do love the designs I've seen for it and I like guns (tho I'm not a gun otaku. I can ID, like, 6 of them)
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Chiibi



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 12:03 pm Reply with quote
Not thrilled about the gun premise but it's SAO so I'm in. :p
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potatopurplexs3



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 2:24 pm Reply with quote
Is there any particular reason why Kirito is playing a girl? Anyways, very excited for this. The first season was pretty good, until they introduced Sugu.(bleh.) Hopefully this season is good throughout and doesn't drop in quality like an anchor halfway trough.
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 4:01 pm Reply with quote
potatopurplexs3 wrote:
Is there any particular reason why Kirito is playing a girl?


He's not, his avatar is just really girly looking.

Also Suguha is the best character so Razz

Honestly I'm not very excited for this. I liked season 1, but it ended in such a perfect way that no continuation is necessary. Knowing that my favourite characters are going to be sidelined doesn't help my motivation either. I'll still watch it, of course, but I don't see it becoming something I eagerly anticipate every week (season one was never really like that in the first place). It'll all depend on how much Sinon ends up appealing to me. I doubt she'll come close to Suguha, though.

I wonder if this season will be even more popular in the States, though. You Americans do love your guns Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:42 pm Reply with quote
Vaisaga wrote:
potatopurplexs3 wrote:
Is there any particular reason why Kirito is playing a girl?


He's not, his avatar is just really girly looking.

Also Suguha is the best character so Razz


So instead of being a generic anime character, he's a bishi now? That's.... a step up actually. In regards to Sugu, maybe it was the dub's fault, but I couldn't stand her. She had some neat development, but she was so annoying.
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Chiibi



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:43 pm Reply with quote
potatopurplexs3 wrote:
In regards to Sugu, maybe it was the dub's fault, but I couldn't stand her. She had some neat development, but she was so annoying.


Oh no, I assure you, it's not the dub's fault. Lol, I also despise Miss "Pity-Me-Because-I-Have-A-Crush-On-My-Cousin-Whose-Girlfriend-Is-In-A-Coma-Plus-Boobs-OMG,Look-I-Have-BOOBS!"

Sugublah is the Scrappy of SAO. I know others dislike her.


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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:46 pm Reply with quote
well yeah, she's a girl, they tend to have them
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Chiibi



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:50 pm Reply with quote
getchman wrote:
well yeah, she's a girl, they tend to have them


Har har, fifteen-year-old girls who are that short do not have F-cups.
Don't get smart with me-she was "Miss Fanservice" and you know it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 9:03 pm Reply with quote
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Har har, fifteen-year-old girls who are that short do not have F-cups.

Welcome to anime where most female characters have a cup size MUCH larger than they should...?
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 9:10 pm Reply with quote
Chiibi wrote:
getchman wrote:
well yeah, she's a girl, they tend to have them


Har har, fifteen-year-old girls who are that short do not have F-cups.


I don't know, I'm sure Key has seen some things
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Chiibi



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 9:23 pm Reply with quote
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Har har, fifteen-year-old girls who are that short do not have F-cups.

Welcome to anime where most female characters have a cup size MUCH larger than they should...?


I wouldn't say "most". Anyway, it's not about the size as much as it is about defining the character's identity. There are several cases where a female character has large breasts...but the anime doesn't only focus on that.

I read on another site somewhere...how a reviewer described Suguha as....what was it...ah yes, "a walking pair of breasts."

And I loled because accurate. Laughing

Anyway, guys, I wish to stop discussing this aspect of Suguha because I've gone through this before several times. I don't like her, I'm never going to like her, and I'm happy someone else doesn't like her. Just let me have this. :p
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 10:50 pm Reply with quote
Well, it is an objective fact that Suguha had more service shots than the other girls. Not that I'm complaining.

And I've seen news articles about 12 year old models with breasts that large. It's all those growth horomones they pump into our meat products, don'tcha know.

And Suguha is hardly short.

Saying her identity is only her breasts is a very narrow view. Her struggles with her feelings for Kazuto, her deciding to move on only to have her heart broken again was far more engaging than... Whatever Asuna's problem was supposed to be. Personal preferences aside, Suguha is a much better developed and realised character than Asuna is.

You're definitely not alone in your opinion, though. From what I can tell there's a pretty even split beween the Asuna and Suguha camps. I've clearly chosen my side Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:19 pm Reply with quote
getchman wrote:
I don't know, I'm sure Key has seen some things

While a build like Sugu's is unusual, I never found it to be so much of a stretch that you could fairly label her breast size as being her only defining characteristic. Yes, the series did seem to make a point of including a few shots which emphasized her rack, but it didn't do so to a degree typical of, say, a fan service-focused series.

And height has nothing to do with it; back during my college days I worked with a girl (she was probably 17 at the time) who was barely 5 feet tall but had a rack that would have probably rivaled Sugu's despite a more slender figure.

Oh, and the news about CR streaming this was announced at Anime Central last weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 12:10 pm Reply with quote
Vaisaga wrote:
Personal preferences aside, Suguha is a much better developed and realised character than Asuna is.


Ok....how?
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