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Anime - Sword Art Online

Disclaimer: The following is written by an opinionated oaf and should not be taken particularly seriously. If you get offended, it's your own fault for reading it and taking shit seriously. No facts were considered, opinions withheld, spelling checked, and certainly no proof reading occured. Read at your own risk.

I have just completed another anime show, in my effort to educate myself / align myself with the younger video gamer (seriously, at my age you miss a lot of pop culture references).

I selected Sword Art Online because it's a video game themed show, based in a VR world where people are stuck, and dying in the game means dying in real life. That's the spiel, anyway. The show has 2 "seasons", but it's more like 4 halves, with each season containing 2 different gaming worlds.

The art style is amazing. Initially I didn't take to Kirito, the lead male character, but by the time the love interest comes along, I was heavily invested in the characters and the game world.

The game world...

It's amazing, a VR RPG that you'd genuinely want to spend time in.

Not sure what to say about the show without spoiling it.

It's awesome, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it now sits at number 2 in my All Time Anime List, behind One-Punch Man. Admittedly it's currently a very short list, but I have already rewatched the first episode of the show and am planning on watching it all again before too long.

First though, we're going to give Fairy Tale a try.

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