Sword Art Online #21 – 10 Things Better Than Saving Your E-Waifu

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Really, Sword Art Online?

Note: A few things came up, so Myst was not able to write anything this week. If everything works, he will be back next week!

AnimeVikingAuthorIconMarow01Marow: So here are ten better things than saving your e-waifu according to Sword Art Online.

Saving her from what?

Goddamn tentacles.

1. Staring at the World Tree.

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This is how the episode started.

Meanwhile:

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Asuna outwits the villain and escapes on her own.

2. Putting water into Imouto’s neck.

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Just because.

Meanwhile:

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Asuna sneaks around.

3. Cooking with Imouto.

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Food matters.

Meanwhile:

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Asuna discovers the brains of the test subjects.

4. Visiting e-waifu in hospital.

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The lifeless body is more important than actually saving her.

Meanwhile:

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SUDDENLY SLUGS.

5. Sleeping.

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Instead of staying up all night like any sane person trying to save its loved one.

Meanwhile:

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Asuna finds an exit.

6. Taking care of crying Imouto Lyfa.

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She is sad because her brother will never love her. Also, that guy unknowingly happens to be her brother.

Meanwhile:

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Aw shit.

7. Solving unrelated political issues.

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I mean, why not?

Meanwhile:

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Goddamn, Sword Art Online.

8. Nibbling on Imouto’s Lyfa’s fingers.

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Precisely.

Meanwhile:

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9. Watching Imouto choke to death.

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Her brother never helped her.

Meanwhile:

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Back in the cage again.

10. Staring at the World Tree. Again.

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This is how the episode ended.

Why is Sword Art Online so popular, again?

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17 thoughts on “Sword Art Online #21 – 10 Things Better Than Saving Your E-Waifu

  1. John Samuel says:

    The other things actually the worst part of the episode.

    The worst thing was Asuna, having already displayed IMMENSE patience to get this far, not waiting until the scientists left to use the console.

    But the Narrative demanded the Idiot Ball be handed to her at that moment so…

    • Marow says:

      If anything, she could’ve sneaked around where the brains were instead of RUNNING OUT IN THE OPEN HALLWAY.

      • John Samuel says:

        Also a valid option. What is happening to Asuna is entirely about the Narrative ala Redshirts by John Scalzi. If you haven’t read that I recommend it, well worth it for the deconstruction of narrative necessity alone (it’s also funny).

  2. theconfusedmuse says:

    Have I expressed my extreme happiness at having dropped this a while ago yet?

  3. Overlord-G says:

    Time and time again Mr Viking continues to show why I make the right choice by NOT picking the hardcore otaku’s “show of the season”…show of the season my tooshie. If this show or Guilty Crown get “anime of the year” awards, i’ll eat a shoe. No wait, I already promised to eat a shoe if the Wii-U ends up being a commercial failure.

    • Marow says:

      Sword Art Online will be crowned “Anime of the Year”. Because it’s that good 😉 (well, Sakamichi no Apollon or Psycho-Pass are also candidates, I guess)

      The Wii U is interesting. It hasn’t sold particularly well and it does not seem to have much going for it. I’m really curious about what will happen to it. A new Gamecube?

      • Overlord-G says:

        I’d rather watch Apollo Creed (Apollon) than SAO. At least Apollon has something going for it.
        You like Psycho-Pass after all? I need to learn how to detect sarcasm…or was it The K Show that you disliked?

        • Overlord-G says:

          Speaking of Gamecube, all those who labeled it as a weak console can eat my shorts. The same goes for the Wii-U haters right now.

        • Marow says:

          I dislike Psycho-Pass. It’s been going nowhere lately and is DEEP™. Boring too with bland characters.

          K is not that good either, but at least it has been trying to create some kind of plot in the recent episodes.

          Some of the best shows this year in my opinion: Natsume Yuujinchou Shi, Daily Lives of High School Boys, Kimi to Boku 2, Hyouka and Tsuritama. All light and fluffy stuff, now that I think about it.

        • Marow says:

          Gamecube wasn’t weak. It was the strongest console. Xbox had Direct X, however.

          Wii U seems to be on par with 360 and PS3. I wish they would’ve pushed a little more on some basic stuff.

  4. Overlord-G says:

    See what I mean? I need to learn how to detect sarcasm in writing.

    Oho, could it be that you’re also a Slice of Life aficionado such as I? NY is sadly an SoL I have yet to pick up, but I eventually will.
    “Macho Nichijou”, imo, is a great show thanks to one person who can usually be found sitting on a hill. That person and said person’s foil’s antics NEVER failed to make me smile.

    Kimi to Boku is a revolutionary show, imo, for the simple fact that it shows men DO have a sensitive side (While still being manly) and don’t always think with their strudels.

    If K’s main protagonist were Agent K (Not the rapper), it would’ve instantly got a 10/10.

    Tsuritama is also on my watchlist.

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