Sword Art Online 06

Sword Art Online

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.


  1. Roarke Said,

    August 12, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    This was more or less passable.

    But Warmth of the Heart… If that one is good, the rest could suck, and I’d be content. Liz is my favorite character after Kirito; I honestly wished she’d gotten him.

  2. meganeshounen Said,

    August 12, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    For the next episode, look forward to weapon breaking and gathering dragon poop to make swords. It’s almost like Monster Hunter…

    Oh, and probably technically Kirito’s first time showing someone his Unique Skill, unless A-1 decide to clip it off too so they could introduce it during the Gleameyes battle…

  3. Dakkar Said,

    August 12, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    The pitfall with inserting the side stories is that they’re quite spoilerish often times. With MCitA they had to cut out Heathcliff. With WotH they will have to somehow deal with Asuna explicitly stating her feelings for Kirito to Lisbeth. If they leave it in, it will affect the impression of what originally was the beginning of the novels. If they cut it out…well…as long as it’s just one episode, they can just make it one long dragon fight. After all, if anything can save this show, it’s action sequences.

  4. ThatOneAsianKid Said,

    August 12, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

    I like how we got a glimpse of Asuna’s friend list, showing Lisbeth, Ashley and Godfree. =P

    I don’t know if it would have made the scene better or not … but I would have preferred if they actually showed two of the Laughing Coffin members, Johnny Black and XaXa without their hoods on, exposing Johnny’s flour sack helmet..and more of XaXa’s skull helmet, like in the light novel illustrations.

  5. AozuAkazu Said,

    August 12, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    I thought the arc was wrapped up rather nicely. A-1 is doing a great job of making Asuna as d’awww as possible if anything.

    Is there going to be more Asuna next episode or do we have to make do without her for a few more weeks? ;_;

  6. Algester Said,

    August 12, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    ohh god Yui’s introduction side story… yeah… I’m expecting shinn87 to come out of the hole yet once again… and massive amounts of HNNGGHH and nosebleed shall incur… other than that Lizbeth being introduced and dragon poop

  7. Yue Said,

    August 12, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    cue Kline still waiting in town for Kirito to reply.

  8. Eleutheria Said,

    August 13, 2012 @ 12:06 am

    They cut out so much. Especially the “let’s try divorce and see what happens” gag

  9. elior1 Said,

    August 13, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    @AozuAkazu after lizebth side story you will see lot of asuna moments in the main story which will be in the main story

  10. elior1 Said,

    August 13, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    @AozuAkazu it will be in episode 8

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