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View Poll Results: Critique of Episode 02
10 out of 10: Near Perfect... 36 19.78%
9 out of 10: Excellent... 49 26.92%
8 out of 10: Very Good... 43 23.63%
7 out of 10: Good... 32 17.58%
6 out of 10: Average... 16 8.79%
5 out of 10: Below Average... 1 0.55%
4 out of 10: Poor... 2 1.10%
3 out of 10: Bad... 1 0.55%
2 out of 10: Very Bad... 0 0%
1 out of 10: Torturous... 2 1.10%
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:26   Link #221
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Excellent episode, glad I'm not a light novel reader if it induces so much negativity and hate towards an episode which I felt did a fine job as a continuation to the first episode.
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:28   Link #222
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I like the episode.

Sure it skip a lot from the novel, but it still keep the important stuff.
Action is quite good also.

only bad thing is no 'Argo the Rat', but she's a very minor characther in SoA, so it's okay.

I easily gave it an 8.
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:28   Link #223
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It is natural for us LN reader to nitpick over every detail in adaptation. That is why we love to hear anime-only viewers's opinion. If you said the episode is good, it certainly is good and fulfilled its purpose as a anime episode. We, an LN reader, however, will continue to nitpick over other minor detail change, such is our fate

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this thread reafirmed my belief that is something its getting an anime, dont read the original unless you already started, if so all you can do is pray.
Very true, Not being spoiled is alway a blessing.
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:34   Link #224
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Certainly a very enjoyable episode. The anime is on my list now.

I'm not sure why they make Diabel out to be some sort of saint. It's true that he did care about the other players, but in the end it was his own greed that did him in...even though Kirito knew that Diabel was aiming for the item drop, why he acted like he sacrificed himself or something?

One question regarding SAO. The game is moving at real time right (unlike Accel World)? So wouldn't these players died of starvation or something?
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:40   Link #225
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Good episode overall. They did a nice follow up from the first episode and even the skip of the first month was implied, with what is looking like people recruiting for guilds.

Sad thing is they skipped a lot of stuff from the LN, but condensing Aria into one episode, this is roughly what we could have expected.

Did the animation staff try to imply that Diabel wrote those guide books? But then again rushing out alone when the boss still has 1/8 of his total life is rather stupid, he should have just switched groups and attack when the boss's HP was critical.

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What Diabel basically tried to do was inspire hope into others that the game could be beaten. If Kirito told others that Diabel was a beta tester and tried to get LA bonus, all the trust and hope the current group has would be smashed. He then took the blame onto himself to fulfil Diabel's last wish.
I think Kabaya implied in episode 1 that the player's bodies were moved to hospitals and were connected to IV?
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:44   Link #226
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this thread reafirmed my belief that is something its getting an anime, dont read the original unless you already started, if so all you can do is pray.
Pretty much I have a rule that I check out the source material only way before the the show airs or after it's finished airing because if I don't then I know I will turn into one of those fans who keep complaining about the changes.
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:47   Link #227
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I just wish every show that was adapted from pre-existing media had separate threads, as I find the threads almost always not worth reading/writing in, due to the overwhelming "oh, it didn't do this, they're probably going to do cover that there, blah blah blah" comparisons between a given anime and its source material.

I know we've sometimes had separate threads in the past. Why did it never become a thing?
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:49   Link #228
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Certainly a very enjoyable episode. The anime is on my list now.

I'm not sure why they make Diabel out to be some sort of saint. It's true that he did care about the other players, but in the end it was his own greed that did him in...even though Kirito knew that Diabel was aiming for the item drop, why he acted like he sacrificed himself or something?

One question regarding SAO. The game is moving at real time right (unlike Accel World)? So wouldn't these players died of starvation or something?
IV drips. Players were all transported to hospitals to ensure their survival.

I guess the anime was trying to make him out to be like a white knight, not wanting to be saved because of his greed. The novels make him out to be far less noble, with his scheming to take the last hit. Didn't quite work out for him.
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:49   Link #229
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The player numbers have seriously dwindled in the past month..
Clearing the first floor and beating the boss is not a one person thing.
The fight was very interesting to watch.
Things went bad pretty fast..
Asuna & Kirito sure make a really good team ^^
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Old 2012-07-15, 03:52   Link #230
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Excellent episode, glad I'm not a light novel reader if it induces so much negativity and hate towards an episode which I felt did a fine job as a continuation to the first episode.
Seriously, being a LN reader is suffering. Anime does a bad job of adapting = complain it's bad. Anime does a good job of adapting but cuts out some material because it's necessary = complain it's bad.

Lose/lose situation.

Heck, back when I was watching Fate/Zero, I saw LN readers complaining that details were cut out despite the first season having pacing isuses (too slow) during the second half of the first season.
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:05   Link #231
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We get that things have to be changed, but with little tweaks in the writing here and there, they could've included things that would've made

1)The characterization of Asuna a hell lot more interesting then just a badass heroine
2)The concept of beaters much more significant, and Diabel not-so-noble final act a lot more understandable. The guy came off far too much like a white knight by the end, which made Kirito seem like he was carrying on his will, when really in the original story Kirito made a extremely huge personal sacrifice at that point.

Otherwise, from anime-only view, it's a perfectly fine episode, not quite as good as the first, but decent in it's own right. It's because we read the novels that we see wasted potential, what could've been left out and what should've been prioritised to make the episode even better.
sure, but you'd first have to figure out how to squeeze 50 minutes into 25 minutes :P
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:14   Link #232
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I'm curious to know how are their bodies coping with the situation. Are they getting their nutritions via an IV tube and what about their bodily wastes?
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:20   Link #233
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I'm curious to know how are their bodies coping with the situation. Are they getting their nutritions via an IV tube and what about their bodily wastes?
Lol. How is this a mystery? How do you suppose hospitals take care of patients who are sedated, unconscious, or in a coma?
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:21   Link #234
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I'm curious to know how are their bodies coping with the situation. Are they getting their nutritions via an IV tube and what about their bodily wastes?
It was suppose to be mentioned in Ep. 1 that Kayaba gave everybody 2 hours to disconnect to be transferred to a hospital to be hooked up like a coma.

Once again the line divides between Anime Only and LN Readers. I find both sides equally contributing to get a full picture on the state of the episode if it's good or bad.

AO gonna be paranoid about dem LNs. I find it much more interesting to see how they adapt it rather and how enjoyable it is to watch not how "cannon" it is.

Reading LNs isn't lose/lose situations.

LN readers overexagerate their reactions then AO overexagerates how malice we are?


Though LN readers have sentiments for obvious reasons. You have to remember how hyped this series is for them.

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Old 2012-07-15, 04:32   Link #235
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I'm curious to know how are their bodies coping with the situation. Are they getting their nutritions via an IV tube and what about their bodily wastes?
How are comatose patients coping today?
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:41   Link #236
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LN readers overexagerate their reactions then AO overexagerates how malice we are?

Though LN readers have sentiments for obvious reasons. You have to remember how hyped this series is for them.
When I see about a third of the votes comprising of 6s or 7s, I don't think I'm over-exaggerating for what was a completely fine episode.

Anyways, I rather hear and would be perfectly fine with criticisms based on the actual anime ep itself instead of "oh they didn't add this and this from the LN, therefore it's disappointing." That's not a criticism of the episode itself, but rather a grudge for not faithfully adapting the source.
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:51   Link #237
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Anyways, I rather hear and would be perfectly fine with criticisms based on the actual anime ep itself instead of "oh they didn't add this and this from the LN, therefore it's disappointing." That's not a criticism of the episode itself, but rather a grudge for not faithfully adapting the source.
That's IS criticism of the episode's storyline, just saying. It's okay to remove small, unimportant bits / characters, but when they even remove important parts, which might lead to misunderstanding or downplaying some characters / part of story, I think we should be able to say the storyline was lacking compared to how it would be.
Don't get me wrong, I (and probably many other LN readers) do like the episode, but I know it could be even greater, that's why I'm disappointed.
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:54   Link #238
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Lol. How is this a mystery? How do you suppose hospitals take care of patients who are sedated, unconscious, or in a coma?
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How are comatose patients coping today?
They're usually taken care of at a hospital, not at home in their own bed. But...
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It was suppose to be mentioned in Ep. 1 that Kayaba gave everybody 2 hours to disconnect to be transferred to a hospital to be hooked up like a coma.
this answers my question, thanks! I had an image of the mother or sister changing the main character's diaper.
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:57   Link #239
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Read the LN, i have no complains. I personally feel that they did missed out a few 'main' points that should answer the many questions anime viewers are asking.. but i guess they didn't have the time.

Thought the episode was perfect.

I'm really liking this show.
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Old 2012-07-15, 04:58   Link #240
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There is a part which i am very confused with which is the town system.

When the player first entered into the game, the town they first started is the beginner town. Isn't the beginner town's castle the place where the bosses stayed? I thought all the bosses are in the same building which is the tall castle in the beginner town. But how come Kirito mentioned that 1 month has passed and they are still unable to find out where the first boss is. If the boss is not inside the beginner town castle, does that mean the game has many towns and the boss are spread all around the world?
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