Sword Art Online 19

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Yes, monster-transformation Kirito was pretty hax.

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Well, we can say it was a miracle produced from the sheer GAR of Kirito I guess?

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Berserker Kirito doesn’t give a fuck.

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Lol Yui’s cheering for Papa here.

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Yeah… that’s definitely not illusion magic.

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This guy sure didn’t know what hit him.

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In a way, yes. I mean, he did kind of hax the game…

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Oh Kirito, ever the master briber negotiator.

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Indeed… indeed…

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Definitely not the right way to hit on girls, Kirito.

Yes, this was a pretty lolwtfjusthappened episode and I assure you, it was almost as ridiculous in the original material as well. I still don’t really “get” this part aside from it being an asspull by the author lol. I mean… he kinda literally turned in to a monster, instead of just conjuring the illusion of one. Kinda suspecting some Yui hax help there… but oh well, the odds were totally against them anyways, so something just as ridiculous works too!

Next episode will be the best part and the climax of the first half of the ALO-arc, can’t wait to see Kirito putting his hax sword skills in action!

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End card this week


  1. Caden Said,

    November 16, 2012 @ 11:42 pm

    In the book it said that it turne you into a monster of equal strength to yourself, and Kirito did pretty much solo the gleameyes so it’s appropriate. And if you think about it a large thing can smack something easier even if it’s the same strength as something smaller.

  2. Athos Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    I still have to question the utility of a spartan shield blockade in a world where the concept of flying is not exactly obscure.

    I’m sure the light novels explain this in great detail, but it’s just kind of funny to watch Kirito jumping 20 feet in the air just to land directly in front of the three guys with shields.

  3. Apathy Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    ^Well, being an adaptation really limits a lot of explainin’ (like His mostly maxed out Hax skillz being the main reason for such a powerful “illusion”).
    Oh, here’s something interesting for SAO/AW fans (kinda’ old, but not everyone knows it):

  4. Nathalis Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    @Apathy do you know the name of that game? it seems pretty fun.

  5. Matt Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    I think its fine, i am not sure if its illusion or not, though they say it is. If you play any RPG, illusions can be real if you fail your save. In this game based on mental and physical capacity it could be seen that an illusion developed by someone of Kirito’s ability, could take on something close to being real. Or maybe the spell thought to be an illusion was actually a transformation, that no one was able to imagine like kirito does to give it proper ability.

  6. K_S_ Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    According to the author, this “Illusion Spell” Kirito uses, (though called illsusion) allows Kirito to transform into a monster whose tremendousness increases with the ATK, which Kirito has maxed already (refer to this: https://twitter.com/kunori/status/268007571317743617 )

    Also, you can’t fly in this dungeon since you need sunlight for this (another explanation by the author).

  7. Roarke Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    There are a lot of fairly solid ways this could have been explained, but like most of SAO’s plot holes the author’s explanation amounts to throwing up his hands and saying “Kirto’s hax, what’re you gonna do?”

  8. Apathy Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    ^Hah, true…and the anime is less talky so again some head scrathing details are lost
    Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman for the PSP, made by Nippon Ichi of Disgaea fame (w/c means ridiculous LVing & humor + this is a Roguelike w/c means each death/defeat is gonna’ be a b***h.)

  9. meganeshounen Said,

    November 17, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Leafa’s slap to the face = damage-per-second attack that persists even in towns.

    (But it’s not like Leafa actually disliked that, and it’s not like anyone else wouldn’t pass up the chance to take a bite like what Kirito did, right?)

  10. manga Said,

    November 18, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    An illusion to turn you into a big freaking monster against normal people that haven´t seen the terror of Sword Art Online is a pretty effective tactic if you ask me. Since it only changes your apperance and Kirito has his stats from SAO he is pretty OP even when just using his hands.

    Scaring the shit out of people as a starter move is a great way to build up uneasiness and thus increasing your chance of breaking trough a solid defensive line.

    All in all, glory to the OP Kirito and his very nice choice of class and magics :)

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