Asuna is baaaaaaaaaack!! Finally, the show will be saved!
HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGHHHHHH NAPPING ASUNA SO HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH
Kirito, you lucky sod. Getting to see such a treasure of SAO.
HAHAHAHA OH GOD ASUNA’S DERP-I-JUST-WOKE-UP FACE HNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGHHHHHH
wwwwwww I like Asuna’s self-control at this scene. Plus Kirito scoring a dinner from Asuna as well.
HNNNNNGHHHH dere Asuna thanks. Oh man, my heart can’t survive this.
Finally, in to the “murder” case part… but lol A-1 making it so damn obvious.
No seriously… look at those eyes. It’s screaming “SHE’S INVOLVED IN THIS.”
Awwww more Asuna dere moments. Silly Kirito, making a girl say such things (〃▽〃)ｷｬｯ
Egil’s reactions are the best.
Obligatory DAT-ASS shot…. since everyone’s talking about it anyways >.>
Wow, she’s whacked isn’t she? So TOTALLY SUSPICIOUS GAIS.
…. or not? Oh dear.
Well, that’s it for the first part of Murder Case in the Area. Firstly, I’m glad the production team split this to two episodes instead of trying to wing it with one. It would so totally ruin the material if they did it like Aria…
While I’m thankful for that, they did take quite a number of liberties with the adaptation anyways, but I guess those parts really don’t work well with a purely visual medium since some of the cut-out parts work in a textual setting better. Plus, they way the animated the hanging scene was already quite errr.. obvious. But I won’t spoil it here, though you can still always go to read it online at a certain translation project group’s wiki page. Just look up “Murder Case in the Area”. In any case, the “mystery” behind this isn’t really much of a mystery anyways since it just involves some clever manipulation of the game’s workings and limitations.
What I am more surprised about was the inclusion of the first Material Edition, “The Progressers” (readable here) in the beginning of this episode. Just that too bad the derps at A-1 put in only the beginnings of it, so now apparently the consensus is that Kirito is a dumbass do-gooder who even thinks NPC’s are people. Would’ve been nice to see how one of the NPC’s Asuna was about to sacrifice giving them the key to defeating that boss, but alas….
Oh well, more importantly, we got a full dose of HNNNNGH Asuna in this episode so all is forgiven in the end. The nice little touch of the blade of grass a slight drool really redeemed it all. OHHHH DAMN YOU PRODUCTION TEAM.
This week’s end card is so d’aaaw
P.S. Extremely not impressed at the Blu-ray cover for SAO Vol 1. At least get abec to draw it!!