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View Poll Results: Critique of Episode 13
10 out of 10: Near Perfect... 69 46.31%
9 out of 10 : Excellent... 48 32.21%
8 out of 10 : Very Good... 20 13.42%
7 out of 10 : Good... 7 4.70%
6 out of 10 : Average... 1 0.67%
5 out of 10 : Below Average... 2 1.34%
4 out of 10 : Poor... 1 0.67%
3 out of 10 : Bad... 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad... 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Torturous... 1 0.67%
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Old 2012-09-29, 00:17   Link #1
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Sword Art Online - Episode 13 Discussion / Poll

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The Depths of Hell - 奈落の淵 ~ Naraku no Fuchi


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Old 2012-09-29, 00:48   Link #2
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My body is ready... for possibly the 10+ pages of criticism and such.

I know ya all watched the PV for this one way or another...
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Old 2012-09-29, 02:01   Link #3
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Wait, criticism? Oh boy, that doesn't sound good. I haven't seen the PV, anyway, no spoilers guys. pleaseeeee!
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Old 2012-09-29, 02:40   Link #4
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Wait, criticism? Oh boy, that doesn't sound good. I haven't seen the PV, anyway, no spoilers guys. pleaseeeee!
No worries, it's just the conclusion I reached from all the other episode threads. Whether the episode is good, bad, or "average", there will always be criticism anywhere.
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Old 2012-09-29, 05:32   Link #5
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I would love to see a Tsuritama cameo in my fishing episode.

Come on A-1, Do it!
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Old 2012-09-29, 10:24   Link #6
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Old 2012-09-29, 10:26   Link #7
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Now that's what I was talking about. This is the kind of fight I wanted to see. The first time I truly liked a fight in this series, specially that moment at the end. That was great, really great.

8/10.

Keep it up SAO.
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Old 2012-09-29, 10:27   Link #8
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Episode 13 END CARD GETTO!!!!

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Old 2012-09-29, 10:37   Link #9
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ugh.. hoping for Kirito x Asuna lovely end card....
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Old 2012-09-29, 11:56   Link #10
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See.. this is what happens when the game system only allows melee DPS and melee tank

having nuke-mages and healers would make this boss much more manageable.

and not to mention there's only one tank in this boss fight
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Old 2012-09-29, 12:46   Link #11
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Holy crap that is one hell of a large boss ( or long).

So Egil's sword(axe) skills use green color lol.
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Old 2012-09-29, 13:37   Link #12
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any hints at the end of the ep?
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Spoiler for Comparison to the novels:

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Old 2012-09-29, 14:00   Link #14
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any hints at the end of the ep?
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Old 2012-09-29, 14:28   Link #15
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Very nice battle but sadistic ending xD
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Old 2012-09-29, 14:29   Link #16
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Cliffhanger! And what a cliffhanger, sheesh! Next week's episode title doesn't sound particularly happy either...

This episode really wrapped up a lot of the open plot threads in the series so far, by contrasting the two competing desires: living in the world, and breaking free from it. While Kirito and Asuna would like to stay in the world where they can definitely be together, they know their bodies won't last forever. (They actually explained that all their bodies got moved to hospitals earlier in the story, answering one of those long-open questions from back in the early days.) Asuna confesses that she wants to date Kirito and marry him for real so they can spend the rest of their real lives together too, so to do that they have to get out of the game. And Kirito has to face his fear of losing Asuna and his inherent "solo player" nature of taking all the burden on himself. In the end, they fight together, protecting each other, as it should be.

Incidentally, the one-hit-kill boss is way overpowered. It also looks like his defence is as strong as his attack (unlike the last boss), making it even worse. I'm sure they took all the strongest players to this battle too, so it's not like it was scrubs getting wiped out. Plus closing the door and anti-crystal is sadistic. Kirito's comment that "the game is fundamentally fair" really doesn't apply any more; there's nothing "fair" about this boss fight, just pure evil in a game where death is real.

Don't really have too much more to say at the moment, as the whole thing is really cut short by the evil cliffhanger ending. We'll see how things resolve next week, but the wait will be hard...
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Old 2012-09-29, 14:30   Link #17
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Old 2012-09-29, 14:32   Link #18
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Oh you sap, Asuna.

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Old 2012-09-29, 14:37   Link #19
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What a trolltastic ep. I wonder how many people went in expecting the whole thing to be Kirito's Fishing Adventure only to get the rug pulled from under them in the second half.

I have to go out for the afternoon, but I expect this thread to be twenty pages long by the time I get back.
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Old 2012-09-29, 14:38   Link #20
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Cliffhanger! And what a cliffhanger, sheesh! Next week's episode title doesn't sound particularly happy either...

This episode really wrapped up a lot of the open plot threads in the series so far, by contrasting the two competing desires: living in the world, and breaking free from it. While Kirito and Asuna would like to stay in the world where they can definitely be together, they know their bodies won't last forever. (They actually explained that all their bodies got moved to hospitals earlier in the story, answering one of those long-open questions from back in the early days.) Asuna confesses that she wants to date Kirito and marry him for real so they can spend the rest of their real lives together too, so to do that they have to get out of the game. And Kirito has to face his fear of losing Asuna and his inherent "solo player" nature of taking all the burden on himself. In the end, they fight together, protecting each other, as it should be.

Incidentally, the one-hit-kill boss is way overpowered. It also looks like his defence is as strong as his attack (unlike the last boss), making it even worse. I'm sure they took all the strongest players to this battle too, so it's not like it was scrubs getting wiped out. Plus closing the door and anti-crystal is sadistic. Kirito's comment that "the game is fundamentally fair" really doesn't apply any more; there's nothing "fair" about this boss fight, just pure evil in game where death is real.

Don't really have too much more to say at the moment, as the whole thing is really cut short by the evil cliffhanger ending. We'll see how things resolve next week, but the wait will be hard...
I demand new OP next week .

PS too much vanilla and sweets for my Saturday night, part probably one the best scene I have ever seen in seven years of watching anime.
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