Last time I said that Sword Art Online was the most divisive anime series I’ve ever seen. This time we are discussing part of the reason why.
Ever since I decided that I would delve into this franchise, people had told me to adjust my expectations for the second half of the story. Even the most vocal fans have admitted that the second story arc, Fairy Dance is not as good as the first. Armed with that knowledge and with no bias or expectations, how did the series most divisive and controversial arc end up? Join me after the cut as I dive into the second art of Sword Art Online: The Fairy Dance Arc!
We took last week off, but now we are back in the saddle. Welcome to Don’t @ Me where, like my bewilderment at the idea that people think Sword Art Onlineis ‘the worst anime ever’, I log into this world to give you my hot-takes and from the hip opinions on everything related to Anime, Manga and the like. Plenty to talk about this time around, so grab your waifus, and let’s get to it!
I won’t rehash my views on Isekai on this post. There are good isekai, and there are great Isekai. The show we are talking about today works because it takes the characters from the ‘big four’ Isekai (Tanya the Evil, Konosuba, Overlord, and ReZero) and smashes them together for comedic fun. That worked damn well last time, but is the shine still around for the season season? Join me after the cut as we dive into Isekai Quartet 2!
I have been an anime fan for over two decades, but in all of that time. I have never, ever seen a show as divisive as Sword Art Online.
A show that came out during my wilderness years away from anime. SAOwas never something that I paid any attention to. I had no real strong feelings one way or other, mostly because I had had my moment with shows like Dragon Balland Naruto. SAO seemed like it was meant for the next generation (much like My Hero Academiais now), and that was great.
However when I returned to the anime fandom full force in 2017, I soon got wind of Sword Art Online, and became aware of not just the fandom, but the anti fandom. Frankly I have always been astonished by the sheer amount of black hatred this show gets. It made me curious, but I always had other shows to watch, so SAOalways became something that I would get to “eventually.”
Now with the recent real life happenings, I’ve found myself with plenty of free time, so I am taking this chance to catch up that back log. This will be the first of several posts where I give my thoughts on every single arc of the series and, as an outsider looking in. See just what the fuck is up with the anime that is called. “The best show of all time” or “The worst thing ever made.”
Join me after the cut as I dive into the first arc of the series Sword Art Online: The Aincrad Arc!
I have finished my thoughts on the teenage fueled car crash that is Mirai Nikki, but even I can’t deny that this second opening theme is killer. It may be one day late so I could have my April fool’s post, but it is still here! The tune of the week is the second opening of Mirai Nikki: Dead End by Faylan!
For months, well over a year now I have said that I would do it. That I would put aside my deeply personal and rather insane reasons for not watching this show. That I would suck it up and just watch what I’ve heard is a decent anime romance. Well…that day has finally come. Join me after the cut as I dive into the series that has dogged my footsteps and haunted my thoughts. This is Chivalry of a Failed Knight.
There is probably no other anime genre that has such a varying degree of quality then ecchi. It can reach the highest of highs, having series that can touch hearts, make you pump your fist in triumph, and pull at your collar at their eroticism. There are also shows that are aimless, made for the lowest common denominator, and feel like they’ve been slapped together because (and it is true) sex sells. Ecchi has always been that, and because of that fact there has been moments in its history where a good ‘run’ of shows is few and far between.
2018 was a really fucking good year, with both How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord and the fourth season of High School DxDbeing amazing entries into the genre. 2019 however was different, and despite the best efforts of Hensuki, ecchi that year left a lot to be desired. 2020 however has not only started off strong, but has given us something extremely special. Join me after the cut as I dive into the first ecchi of 2020 and of the decade: Interspecies Reviewers.