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Kunagisa 2011-04-20 20:37

Sword Art Online - Light Novel Discussion
 
Sword Art Online
ソードアート・オンライン


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Quote:

Originally Posted by Baka-Tsuki
Escape was impossible until it was cleared; a game over would mean an actual "death"―.
Without knowing the "truth" of the mysterious next generation MMO, 'Sword Art Online(SAO)', approximately ten thousand users logged in together, opening the curtains to this cruel death battle.
Participating alone in SAO, protagonist Kirito had promptly accepted the "truth" of this MMO.
And in the game world, a gigantic floating castle named 'Aincrad', he distinguished himself as a solo player.
Aiming to clear the game by reaching the highest floor, Kirito riskily continued alone.
Because of a pushy invitation from a female warrior and rapier expert, Asuna, he teamed up with her.
That encounter brought about an opportunity to call out to the fated Kirito―.

The series is divided into 2 serializations: Web and Dengeki Bunko version. Following info is from Wiki, author's webpage, tomtkp@LK etc.

Web Version
SAO Main Story
SWORD ART ONLINE (SAO1)
SWORD ART ONLINE 2 (SAO2) FAIRY DANCE
SWORD ART ONLINE 3 (SAO3) DEATH GUN

SWORD ART ONLINE 4( SAO4) ALICIZATION
Chapters
25
7*
55

308**
Stage
SAO
ALO
GGO
UW
*Length varies between chapters.
**Not typo.

SAO Gaiden
SAOex01
SAOex02
SAOex03
SAOex04

SAOex05
SAOex06
SAOex07
Title
The Black Knight
Four Days
Heart's Temperature
Zekken* (+Epilogue)

Kennai Jikan: A Murder Case in the Area (+ Gaiden **)
Red Nose Reindeer
Moon's Cradle (On Hiatus, currently on ch. 13)
Stage
SAO
SAO
SAO
ALO
SAO
SAO
UW

*絶剣 Absolute Sword (?)
**Will update title as soon as I fix my dead laptop.
RED: Has been adapted to Bunko version.

Others
CALIBRE
Sword Art Online Gaidenx1 16.5 (the legendary good-kids-shouldn't-read or Asuna-is-mai-waifu chapter)
Sword Art Online Gaidenx2 Doujinshi (sold in Comitia 92)
Sword Art Online Material Edition 1-6 Doujinshi (sold in Comitia 95, 2011/2/13)


So ... the lack of discussion of this awesome light novel series disturbs me (and Accel World, but that has no on-going translation), and I decided to make a topic.

Volume 7 was sold earlier this month (4/10?) I believe, and Kirito has gotten even more badass than ever. With the introduction of OSS (Original Sword Skill) you can pretty much assume Kirito's brain's somewhat overpowered in real life as well.
Spoiler for Volume 7:
Anyone else following this series desperately want an anime (manga's art improves but not by much still, or maybe I've just gotten used to the shoujo art)?

Will update more info later, let me know if any info's wrong.

PS: Some very minor spoilers are typed in white color to make the reading a bit smoother, so highlight over it.
PPS: Typing up this post was somewhat murderous.

Xacual 2011-04-20 20:46

I was actually surprised that there wasn't a topic for this light novel earlier when I looked. It's quite a good read and I'm looking forward to the rest of the ALO arc finished translation.

It's also nice that it takes place in the same world as Accel World story but that takes place 20 years or so later.

Asking for a slight spoiler but does Kirito run into Scilica, Lizbeth and Cline during the ALO arc? I saw them in novel images in the novel 6 as having characters in ALO but curious if he meets them during the course of the Volumes 3 and 4.

Icy.Tear 2011-04-21 02:32

Zekken can be confirmed as Absolute Sword.

I should catch up on the later volumes, but I don't even have time to read what I myself is translating, so that's a pipe dream.

I'll just content myself with following BT's progress.

Also, I hardly ever watch anime these days, not enough time-consumption ratio. Truth be told that I have so little time these days between LN/VN/Manga/TL that I can't sit still through one episode of anime unless I love the series with all my heart.

Nera Sleith 2011-04-21 03:09

I kinda skipped the last 8 chapters of SAO arc (because I was put off by the sudden development).
I enjoyed v2 more than v1 despite it being short stories compilation.

I finished ALO arc (v3-4) as well. It was epic and umm...
Spoiler for v3-4:

By the way, what was the stage for Alicization last Arc?
Edit: Oh, nevermind. It was in white font. I didn't notice.

With that length, I'm speculating the Alicization will be around 10 volumes of 300+ pages each.
It seems Kawahara-sensei is adding contents to bunko version not originally in the web version.
Like...
Spoiler for v4:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Xacual (Post 3579268)
Asking for a slight spoiler but does Kirito run into Scilica, Lizbeth and Cline during the ALO arc? I saw them in novel images in the novel 6 as having characters in ALO but curious if he meets them during the course of the Volumes 3 and 4.

Spoiler for v4:

Xacual 2011-04-21 03:29

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Originally Posted by Nera Sleith (Post 3579645)
Spoiler for v4:

No I meant Online because in novel 6 there are images showing them all in the ALO world playing characters but I didn't know if he ran into them during the ALO arc or if they had made the characters later. Judging by your reply I can take it that he didn't meet them during his clear of the game.

Nera Sleith 2011-04-21 03:36

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xacual (Post 3579660)
No I meant Online because in novel 6 there are images showing them all in the ALO world playing characters but I didn't know if he ran into them during the ALO arc or if they had made the characters later. Judging by your reply I can take it that he didn't meet them during his clear of the game.

Oh, I didn't know they were playing ALO in GGO arc. (I just started reading it)

But yeah, during the events of v3-4, Kirito didn't meet them in ALO.

...unless they are Alicia and Sakuya, that is.

Xacual 2011-04-21 03:58

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Originally Posted by Nera Sleith (Post 3579665)
Oh, I didn't know they were playing ALO in GGO arc. (I just started reading it)

But yeah, during the events of v3-4, Kirito didn't meet them in ALO.

...unless they are Alicia and Sakuya, that is.

Nah they aren't, going by the images on BT, they used the same names as in SAO. Scilica being a Cait Sith and Lizbeth being a leprechaun.

Sakuyakun 2011-04-21 13:28

Read the first volume and love it. I'm just waiting till the rest to be translated

Xacual 2011-04-21 14:27

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Originally Posted by Sakuyakun (Post 3580228)
Read the first volume and love it. I'm just waiting till the rest to be translated

Volume 3 is translated now, you could skip ahead and read that since volume 2 are just side stories that happened in between the time skip that happened in volume 1.

Also wow at volume 3, pretty good ending. I'm greatly amused by Suguha's reactions.

Nera Sleith 2011-04-21 20:16

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Originally Posted by Sakuyakun (Post 3580228)
Read the first volume and love it. I'm just waiting till the rest to be translated

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xacual (Post 3580321)
Volume 3 is translated now, you could skip ahead and read that since volume 2 are just side stories that happened in between the time skip that happened in volume 1.

Also wow at volume 3, pretty good ending. I'm greatly amused by Suguha's reactions.

The part about Yui is untranslated though (It's v2c3).
But skipping it would be no problem at all because they gave a reexplanation about her in volume 3.

Oh, Scilica and Lizbeth will appear later as well, so reading the partial volume 2 translations is recommended so you would have a background of who they are and what their relationships to Kirito are.

Kunagisa 2011-04-21 21:40

Volume 8 info confirmed. It'll be (ex)Calibur + Kennai Jikan + an original short story.

http://twitter.com/#!/kunori <-- guy's twitter if someone want to follow it.

... which means volume 9 is VERY LIKELY going to be ALICIZATIONNNNNN, the "core" of the story.

AlaAlba 2011-04-21 23:00

oh, this is nice, I surprised no topic of this epic serie. I still have to read volume 7, the gaidens, and alicization.

the gaiden ones in red have been adapted to bunko? In what volume if I may ask? then I must have read it without realizing it then.

Nera Sleith 2011-04-21 23:05

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Originally Posted by AlaAlba (Post 3580907)
the gaiden ones in red have been adapted to bunko? In what volume if I may ask? then I must have read it without realizing it then.

v2:
SAO Web Gaiden 1 - The Black Knight <黒の剣士>
SAO Web Gaiden 2 - Four Days (朝霧の少女 <Morning Dew Girl> in bunko)
SAO Web Gaiden 3 - Heart's Temperature (Warmth of the Heart) <ココロの温度>
SAO Web Gaiden 6 - Red Nose Reindeer <赤鼻のトナカイ>

v7:
SAO Web Gaiden 4 - Zekken <絶剣>

tsunade666 2011-04-21 23:10

what is the story of ALICIZATION to begin with? I heard that it's about Kazuto playing into... not sure if it's a game but more like interacting with the A.I. and his memories there are wipe out while he logs out. And it sure is loong 300+ chapters.

I like vol 2 side stories more than some part in vol 1. And I just like Suguha more than Asuna.

If for the girl ranks Suguha > Silica > Liz > Asuna.

She's my least like or more like I don't like her but I don't dislike her type of characters. The introduction of her in vol 1 just didn't help. She just pops out of no where XD And even in vol 2 explanation about her doesn't help when I read the story of Liz and Silica. Heck Yui is more appealing for me.

Nera Sleith 2011-04-21 23:22

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Originally Posted by tsunade666 (Post 3580926)
I like vol 2 side stories more than some part in vol 1. And I just like Suguha more than Asuna.

If for the girl ranks Suguha > Silica > Liz > Asuna.

She's my least like or more like I don't like her but I don't dislike her type of characters. The introduction of her in vol 1 just didn't help. She just pops out of no where XD And even in vol 2 explanation about her doesn't help when I read the story of Liz and Silica. Heck Yui is more appealing for me.


Same here. That's the very exact reason I enjoyed v2 than v1 and why I skipped the last 8 chapters of v1. Although if I have free time I would go back and read the chapters I skipped.

This is probably one case where the factor for generic harem series that protagonist guys shouldn't establish a romantic relationship with the main heroine in early stage of the plot is a plus. That would be bad for another girls. Since Kirito is a badass character, girls would inevitably fall for him. But since he already have a girlfriend, they would just keep their feelings on themselves, give up on chasing after him. And while Kirito is busy flirting with Asuna, the girls can't help but feel jealousy.

Maybe I'm just being biased here, since I really like Suguha more than Asuna.
Asuna is just too bland or generic for my taste.

tsunade666 2011-04-21 23:47

your not biased. Kirito also likes to play with girls when Asuna was not around even though it's not intentional but Asuna was the one who made the first moved among all the other girls. While Kirito playing in the front line a beautiful girl just ended up liking her I was really WTF is that. Even though I read the reason. It's just doesn't do me good.

Kirito still continue to play with girls while he already had a girlfriend XD or maybe that's just his nature in games because his different in real life. In GGO who was the girl? it looks like she knew Kirito and invite him to play it.

AlaAlba 2011-04-22 01:47

lol, I skipped the WHOLE volume 2 because it's a flashback, or a gaiden now that I know it. and Asuna didn't pop out from somewhere just like that, if you read the last few chapters of volume 1, the author does explain why Asuna tries to get close to Kirito and I think it's quite good, at least for me.

I'm actually thought the same like you Tsunade666, "wtf with this girl she's forcing herself to our hero without reason!?" was what I thought, before I read the later chapter.

Volume 2 is about Kirito turning into the lonely fighter after he joined a guild but hid his true level to them which later indirectly caused the death of members of that guild no?
is there any other stories that is interesting? :p


edit: I somewhat think Kirito is stupid to "delete" his SAO account/avatar and started all new one. Does it mention somewhere about the reason? because starting from 0 is just a full waste of time. I believe Asuna didn't delete her or did she?

Xacual 2011-04-22 02:38

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Originally Posted by AlaAlba (Post 3581231)
lol, I skipped the WHOLE volume 2 because it's a flashback, or a gaiden now that I know it. and Asuna didn't pop out from somewhere just like that, if you read the last few chapters of volume 1, the author does explain why Asuna tries to get close to Kirito and I think it's quite good, at least for me.

I'm actually thought the same like you Tsunade666, "wtf with this girl she's forcing herself to our hero without reason!?" was what I thought, before I read the later chapter.

Volume 2 is about Kirito turning into the lonely fighter after he joined a guild but hid his true level to them which later indirectly caused the death of members of that guild no?
is there any other stories that is interesting? :p


edit: I somewhat think Kirito is stupid to "delete" his SAO account/avatar and started all new one. Does it mention somewhere about the reason? because starting from 0 is just a full waste of time. I believe Asuna didn't delete her or did she?

All SAO characters were deleted by Kayaba at the end of Volume 1. ALO is a completely different game, he has to make a new character. Though there are some circumstances that make this not as clear cut.

I suggest reading the volume 2 translations, they aren't crazily important in the grand scheme of the plot but I, and it seems others as well, found them a better read than volume 1 at least.

tsunade666 2011-04-22 02:50

READ VOLUME 2

Interesting characters are introduce there. It also shows Asuna's pov and reasons. It also shows that she is changing when she met Kirito. But that didn't justify when your talking to a friend which ended up liking the same guy.

Kirito is still dense back then and didn't care Asuna's advancement. Considering Asuna only win Kirito's heart when the time for SAO is ending. It's only been a week? or is it a month? not sure but it all begin when Kirito revealed his pass to Asuna or more like it all begun when those two party together.

Silica's story and Liz is sad. Yui's introduction is also nice. READ VOL 2 though it's still not fully translated.

At least Silica's story is finish and a bit of LIZ. READ IT! it's more fan than vol 1.

Xacual 2011-04-22 03:15

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Originally Posted by tsunade666 (Post 3581314)
READ VOLUME 2

Interesting characters are introduce there. It also shows Asuna's pov and reasons. It also shows that she is changing when she met Kirito. But that didn't justify when your talking to a friend which ended up liking the same guy.

Kirito is still dense back then and didn't care Asuna's advancement. Considering Asuna only win Kirito's heart when the time for SAO is ending. It's only been a week? or is it a month? not sure but it all begin when Kirito revealed his pass to Asuna or more like it all begun when those two party together.

Silica's story and Liz is sad. Yui's introduction is also nice. READ VOL 2 though it's still not fully translated.

At least Silica's story is finish and a bit of LIZ. READ IT! it's more fan than vol 1.

Asuna was basically running into him on purpose every couple of days for over 6 months by the time we see them interact in volume 1 I think. Judging by his reactions in volume 1 you can tell he had a crush on her to a degree too though so it wasn't entirely one sided. Kirito and Asuna established their relationship about 2.5 weeks before SAO ended.

I really like Scilica's story, Kirito establishing the dominance of a high level versus mid levels was great.

AlaAlba 2011-04-22 03:34

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Originally Posted by Xacual (Post 3581299)
All SAO characters were deleted by Kayaba at the end of Volume 1. ALO is a completely different game, he has to make a new character. Though there are some circumstances that make this not as clear cut.

I suggest reading the volume 2 translations, they aren't crazily important in the grand scheme of the plot but I, and it seems others as well, found them a better read than volume 1 at least.

Ah, I got it wrong a bit, I mean why did he delete his ALO avatar. and no, his ALO's and SAO's are the same, their status/level are. His Spriggan avatar is overwhelmingly strong he could defeat the strongest guy in ALO world, no way a brand new avatar can do that :heh:. so his ALO avatar in someway succeeded from the SAO.

But he deleted his ALO after that. which is :eyebrow:


the guild member are Sylica and Liz then? I don't remember their name :D

and Okay okay I'll read it :heh: , maybe the chapters about Asuna and Yui.

Xacual 2011-04-22 03:57

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Originally Posted by AlaAlba (Post 3581371)
Ah, I got it wrong a bit, I mean why did he delete his ALO avatar. and no, his ALO's and SAO's are the same, their status/level are. His Spriggan avatar is overwhelmingly strong he could defeat the strongest guy in ALO world, no way a brand new avatar can do that :heh:. so his ALO avatar in someway succeeded from the SAO.

But he deleted his ALO after that. which is :eyebrow:

Yes I know that but the rest of ALO isn't translated yet and he didn't have to "delete" the character until he went to play GGO by request or something. Apparently you can only play one online game at a time. So he had to transfer his data into GGO, like he did when he went from SAO to ALO. This might be wrong since it's from looking around for information.

tsunade666 2011-04-22 03:58

vol 2 doesn't show the story of his past about the guild.

Silica and Liz are two different character.

And Kirito didn't delete ALO. HE needs to remove it to play GGO. Because only one save file in VR games. And nope he didn't have same stats from SAO to ALO. Only skills and items plus money. The reason he is good in ALO is because level doesn't matter in ALO only skill and brain capacity/reflex. So even a level 1 can beat the highest level.

You could say Asuna is the one doing Kirito route :D she is continuing meeting Kirito for months until Kirito notice Asuna. Well Asuna is one of the most beautiful in SAO and one of the few girls in SAO so she is plenty noticeable.

Liz is might be not late to make a move but she doesn't want to betray a friend. As for Sugua.... well cousin/imouto plus already had a girlfriend = bad ending.
Silica = imouto in Kirito's eyes.... poor girls.

Xacual 2011-04-22 04:01

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Originally Posted by tsunade666 (Post 3581402)
vol 2 doesn't show the story of his past about the guild.

Silica and Liz are two different character.

And Kirito didn't delete ALO. HE needs to remove it to play GGO. Because only one save file in VR games. And nope he didn't have same stats from SAO to ALO. Only skills and items plus money. The reason he is good in ALO is because level doesn't matter in ALO only skill and brain capacity/reflex. So even a level 1 can beat the highest level.

Yeah from volume 3, skills and money carried over and were fine. There aren't stats like in SAO though so the strength and dexterity and stuff that Kirito had high no longer existed. He had starting HP and MP though. He was just lucky that he had Lyfa to help him block magic and stuff in that one fight.

AlaAlba 2011-04-22 04:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by tsunade666 (Post 3581402)
You could say Asuna is the one doing Kirito route :D she is continuing meeting Kirito for months until Kirito notice Asuna. Well Asuna is one of the most beautiful in SAO and one of the few girls in SAO so she is plenty noticeable.

Liz is might be not late to make a move but she doesn't want to betray a friend. As for Sugua.... well cousin/imouto plus already had a girlfriend = bad ending.
Silica = imouto in Kirito's eyes.... poor girls.

lol Asuna had Kirito ending :p after Sachi & Keita's tragic end Kirito is the target with a loose soul in his heart :D
It's her duty to capture the loose soul before it transform to level 4 and increase Kirito's gloomy level.
:D

Sakuyakun 2011-04-22 04:54

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Originally Posted by Xacual (Post 3580321)
Volume 3 is translated now, you could skip ahead and read that since volume 2 are just side stories that happened in between the time skip that happened in volume 1.

Does Vol 3 end with a cliff hanger? I would really like to avoid that :( but if completes it's arc then I'll be reading then :D

AlaAlba 2011-04-22 05:31

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Originally Posted by Sakuyakun (Post 3581452)
Does Vol 3 end with a cliff hanger? I would really like to avoid that :( but if completes it's arc then I'll be reading then :D

it end after a good battle (the battle ended with a winner of course) so I don't think it end in a cliffhanger.

the ALO arc itself will end in volume 4.

tsunade666 2011-04-22 13:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlaAlba (Post 3581442)
lol Asuna had Kirito ending :p after Sachi & Keita's tragic end Kirito is the target with a loose soul in his heart :D
It's her duty to capture the loose soul before it transform to level 4 and increase Kirito's gloomy level.
:D

You know Asuna had it bad too. With a looner and always out to fight. Meeting Kirito in SAO is like finding a rare pokemon! (AnoHana makes me remember it) But once Asuna had him in friend list all is easy stalking :heh:
It also hard to deal with if the guy is in constant move and ended up meeting girls again and again.

BUT STILL that still didn't remove the bad impression I had on Asuna's character.

I like Suguha more :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:

AlaAlba 2011-04-24 11:21

I've read the chapter about Liz and Silica, they're both nice chapters. I like liz's more though, the moment when the Ainkrad was cleared and it was written in other people pov, in this case Liz's, makes it rather interesting. To see the glory moment from other people eyes is like a bonus.

Spoiler for 7:

Zakoo 2011-04-26 11:37

Well then, thanks to our dear translator and editor, we recently had the first volume of Fairy dance arc.

I was waiting for it since october, but yahoo, it was good, really good, awesome.

Spoiler for Volume 3 : Fairy Dance:

tomtkp 2011-05-01 09:42

Hi,I have just joined in Anime Suki forum.Nice to meet you all.I am tomtkp.Do not be surprised if you had seen my username in the first post because I am indeed the original author who wrote the SAO info whichi is shown in the first post.I was surprised that someone published the info in this forum because originally the info was written in Mandarin(stuopidget,I bet you mastered both English and Mandarin,right?).
Anyway,besides the info shown in the first post,I had actually arranged the story arcs in chronological order,but somehow it never shown in the first post(I do not mean to criticise you,stuopidget).Hence,I think it's okay for me to complete what is left with the story timeline.

SAO Timeline(Date,Game Stage and Volume in brackets)
SWORD ART ONLINE 1 Start (November 2022,SAO,Vol.1)
SAO ex06 Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer (December 2023,SAO,Vol.2)
SAO ex01 Black Swordsman (Feburary 2024,SAO,Vol.2)
SAO ex05 A Murder Case in the Area (around April or May 2024,SAO,Vol.8)
SAO ex03 Warmth of The Heart (June 2024,SAO,Vol.2)
SAO Gaiden X1 Chap.16.5 (October 2024,SAO,never published)
SAO ex02 Morning Dew Girl (October 2024,SAO,Vol.2)
SWORD ART ONLINE 1 Finished (November 2024,SAO,Vol.1)
SWORD ART ONLINE 2 FAIRY DANCE (January to May 2025,ALO,Vol.3-4)
SWORD ART ONLINE 3 DEATH GUN (December 2025,GGO,Vol.5-6)
Special 2010/2011 End of Year Story CALIBRE (December 2025,ALO,Vol.8)
SAO ex04 Absolute Sword (January to April 2026,ALO,Vol.7)
SWORD ART ONLINE 4 ALICIZATION
SAO ex07 Moon's Cradle
SWORD ART ONLINE 4 ALICIZATION Epilogue
SAO Gaiden X2 Doujinshi

*Information will be updated when more volumes are published and translated.

Zakoo 2011-05-24 16:48

Huh, volume 4 has been translated.

Huh, wonderful, truly, I prefered volume 1 but the Fairy Dance arc was good, especially the end with the return of HeathCliff.

I don't know how much time before the gun MMO, but I feel it will be awesome.

Thanks for both the translator and editor !

Xacual 2011-05-24 16:54

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Originally Posted by Zakoo (Post 3624751)
Huh, volume 4 has been translated.

Huh, wonderful, truly, I prefered volume 1 but the Fairy Dance arc was good, especially the end with the return of HeathCliff.

I don't know how much time before the gun MMO, but I feel it will be awesome.

Thanks for both the translator and editor !

I think you mean the return of Aincrad :p Though I think I prefer thinking of this and volume 1 together since volume 1 didn't resolve everything yet.

Translator is apparently already working on volume 5 and the editors already have the first two chapters to work on now.

Zakoo 2011-05-24 17:03

I can spoil can I ?

Well :

Spoiler for spoil then:

king12354 2011-05-24 23:53

Read Vol. 1 skipped 2 and reading 3 now. But boy, did it turn cliche. Might also be because the translators aren't as good as the one who did Vol. 1.

tsunade666 2011-05-27 13:48

^ huh? how did it turn cliche? they just translate it and they did a good job.
But really, I stop reading SAO so I don;t know but I at least read vol 3 and 4 and stop for further reading because the story starts to bore me on fairy dance arc. I prefer more Accel. I really hate the story when a girl was establish from the beginning but the author still put a harem on it. It makes the other girl sad and look like idiot.

Zakoo 2011-05-27 15:33

That's true, I didn't expect it to turn into a harem when I read volume 1 there's one year ... Incest is something I even more dislike, but since I love the setting and the way the author write it's still my favorite LN.

Athena 2011-05-27 15:55

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Originally Posted by king12354 (Post 3625183)
Read Vol. 1 skipped 2 and reading 3 now. But boy, did it turn cliche. Might also be because the translators aren't as good as the one who did Vol. 1.

...hum, in fact, the translator desodus translates from chinese, the proofreaders can check the errors. I don't think that desodus is a bad one; he/she is actually very productive, and completes quickly his chapter.

In fact, the reason why SAO was that great in V1 was because it's simply the best one, and that the others simply follow the 1st volume.

king12354 2011-05-27 19:56

I mean the 3rd and 4th volumes is basically the white knight Kazuto trying to save the princess. Not to mention the sister is annoying and has a shallow personality. Although some parts are good, it could have been a lot better if the protagonist wasn't like "I MUST SAVE ASUNA!" the whole time.

I say the translation quality dropped because the setting in both volumes weren't as vivid in description as in vol. 1 and I have a hard time picturing where this is all taking place although perhaps, it could be the author's fault.

And I still don't understand why they don't pull the NervGear off.

tsunade666 2011-05-27 21:42

The author just tried to set up the imouto-itoko that way. Poor girl. And since you didn't read vol 2, you haven't read the part where the other girls liked him. The vol 2 is the side story and should be inserted in between vol 1 in the web novel but when it's been published. All SAO main story is compressed into vol 1 and ss into vol 2.

I pity the other girls really. More so in vol 3 where Kirito only focus on just like what you said "I MUST SAVE ASUNA!" and didn't care about the girl who is helping him. Suguha's character development might be pretty shallow from the cousin who thinks they are siblings by blood then finally discover that they are only cousins and tried to reach out to his brother by playing the same type of game which he likes and creating another personality in it. She fell in love with his brother or maybe because she knew that they are just cousins that a long lost emotion finally become clear or passed the barrier from just being siblings but too bad the idiot is too focus on "I MUST SAVE ASUNA!" plus both are idiots. She fail in real life and tried to love the same guy in the game such utter double failure.

Though after saving asuna that didn't change much in GGO. their is another girl to the harem even though the guy is already tied up with another girl.

I just hate that kind of idea. It's not harem like.


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