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Sword Art Online – 04


Sword Art Online seems to neglect the explanation or show how Kirito gets strong. If we ask about that, the number one answer has got to be because he’s a ‘beater’. End of story. I guess it’s either A-1 Pictures think that it isn’t so interesting to show Kirito fight monsters and other more boss over and over because that will be boring; or the author himself thinks it’ll be boring. Either way, I’m not really complaining.

So this episode has introduced us to Silica (Hidaka Rina) who’s considered as an idol and is also a ‘beast tamer’ – someone who raises pets. Her appearance has definitely made this episode very fun to watch. The number one reason for that is that she actually likes Kirito. She’s really cute when she’s blushing over Kirito :3 Anyway, as someone who isn’t really that strong, her pet – Pina, died from protecting her thus Kirito comes in to the scene. Kirito is like her savior from that near death experience.

Now, helping Silica revive Pina became Kirito’s reason for sticking up with her. Kirito’s real intentions was pretty surprising – using Silica to capture Rosalia. I’m surprised at how heroic and helpful Kirito can actually be but I guess this really is just Kirito. Being a solo player is practically his style and I guess we’ll just see more of that on the following episodes.

Finally, with all those time-skip, I was seriously surprised at how strong Kirito already is since we’re just in episode 4. I mean last time we know he was episode 40+ then this episode he’s already 70+. Just how much stuff did we all miss? O.O In addition, he’s already at the 50th floor. Moreover, his abilities are just amazing. 7 people teaming up against him doesn’t have a chance of even damaging his HP in half – that’s just how amazing and strong he got. AND on a final note, I already want to see him team up with Asuna again!! D:

In an overall look on this episode, I’d say that it’s okay although I’m not entirely so awed by this series as much as I am at the first episode. It seemed a more typical to me now. Also, I’m looking forward to seeing Kirito’s growing harem to be a party next time :3

score: 3/5


Author: czai

previously went by the name '-blacksheep'. owner of the AniBlog 'the Blacksheep Project'. just your regular lazy aniblogger out there. nothing special here.

4 thoughts on “Sword Art Online – 04

  1. While it has been a typical show so far, I found Episode 4 to be more entertaining than the past two episodes. It might have been the fact that Silica made an appearance that helped, or the epic scene where Kirito has somehow gotten crazy broken and…well…poor human hunter ^^

    On that note, I wonder…yeah, he’s at LV 70, but it makes me wonder if there is a cap in the game. I also wonder what LVL Asuna’s gonna be when she appears again.

    • probably it’s because of Silica… she’s just so cute x3

      I heard that Asuna will be back next episode (or so I hope) and a friend told me that she’ll be strong once she meets Kirito again. Maybe their lvls will be relatively close…

  2. The pacing is weird, but apparently these are side stories so that’s probably why it’s weird. Kirito still doesn’t wow me, that moment with his blade up to Rosalia would have been more badass had I cared a little more about him. Still, 25 episodes is a lot and building up like this has its benefits.

    Anyone who played Persona 3: Red haired woman reminded me of Mitsuru! lol but her seiyuu actually voiced Yukari which surprised me a bit!

    • the pacing is extremely fast but with 25-episodes, I believe that the other worlds featured in the light novel will also be covered…

      now that you mentioned it, she does look a little bit like Mitsuru and that attitude. lol.

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