Can anyone tell me how much episodes this show will have?
I'm just wondering because they've shown the bad guy from the start.
Then again the game seems to last quite long...
anime countdown website and hover your mouse over a show and it'll tell you.
I wonder if I make the right decision to read the LN before the anime. :oh
Anyway, I still like eps 2. Not that great, but not bad either. Expecting to hear new music, but it seems SAO main theme (I named it thus since we still don't know the title) is still the one we will keep on hearing. Not that I complain, since that battle seems more epic with the music. I was also expecting for great graphic animation, but... I don't know. I think I set my expectations too high.
The boar fight music didn't come back :scry
Okay it might or might not be true that I barely hold myself from starting the LNs after watching ep2, but yes, it's still as interesting as I found ep 1. Even more so I guess XD
The fight scene, and really, the whole anime so far, was brilliantly animated together with a pretty good soundtrack,and Kirito was cool D:
Looks like I better stick with the anime or I will get disappointed, LOL~
It's strange how you find battles sometimes more interesting when you 'see' them in words instead of moving pictures. That happens to me sometimes. Judging from your reactions that seem to be the case too... For me however I enjoyed this second episode. I love the battle, as it is the highlight of the story. Honestly speaking I don't know why Diabel refused the potion too, he couldn't be feeling so sad just over what that boy said about beta testers before... And why Kirito had to be like that. Perhaps just giving space between him and the others as he knew they wouldn't like him as a beta tester?
'Beater' is so much fail. XD
I like Asuna too. She gives a strong first impression as someone with dedication and hard work. She is a great fighter, but doesn't realize players' name like that... Strange. XD
...Another game-based anime that made me want to read light novel...I just wish I have the time. I still have Accel World novel which I haven't got passed the first page yet, and after episode 2, this one made me want to read the novel as well... ._."
Maybe that's the case, (human's imagination is quite creative) but I think I expect the battle scene to be on par with Fate/Zero (they both have battle scenes with soundtrack by Kajiura, it can't be helped for me), which is why I said I think my expectation is too high. One of Fate/Zero's strength is the awesome graphic anyway.
And you cannot discuss Diabel's abnormality without talking about its LN which will be spoiler. :sweat
Haha, Asuna never played any kind of MMORPG before SAO; SAO is her first game and already her life is at stake, so I think it's natural that there are things that escapes her attention that time. But no worries, she learns fast, she'll be more than great. She's my favorite female character in SAO. ;D
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I don't really know what one could expect more of this battle animation-wise, appeared pretty high-class to me. There's always room for improvement but like you, I enjoyed the battle a lot.
I was quite confused why Diabel refused the potion too... maybe he felt guilty or just wanted to protect the other people through Kiri but really, giving him one potion shouldn't take Kirito too long :oh
I understand Kirito's behaviour though, he started to notice that the whole group/raid would probably break when the discussion "Who here is a beta tester?!" started. You can see it's pretty heated and Kirito tried to shift all the anger at him so that the rest of the group could stay intact.
Asuna seems to be a nice character :nod I thought that was quite cute though XD she has an amazing talent for the game but (IIRC) it's her first Online-RPG ever so she just misses some pretty basic things :XD