Delicious Asuna end card is delicious
Phew! We’re done with Murder Case in the Area. This really was quite a terrible mystery wasn’t it? See, this is why I much preferred Aria as the “starting point” for Asuna x Kirito rather than this. Well, at least we got enough Asuna tsun-tsun action in this episode to justify slogging through it :P.
A-1 did take out quite a number of interesting parts of this side story out, mainly the introduction to Heathcliff, which really further ruined the entire point of this side story. The anime production team seemed much interested in focusing on the “murder mystery” which sucked… so yeah. I don’t blame people dropping this show now… but good things come to those who wait.
Next week, it’s going to be Warmth of the Heart, which is one of the more awesome side stories since it involves dragons and stuff. Plus, Lisbeth finally gets introduced! With that, we should have most of the cast assembled and move back in to the main story…. hopefully. Only main side story left is Yui’s, but that’s after quite a bit of the main story passes.