Hear that? That’s the sound of Suguha/Lyfa’s and a million fans heart’s breaking….
… and it comes out.
… spills out…
Urkkkk this pain in my heart….
Goddamnit, Ayanyan. Did you really had to pour out your heart and soul in to this week’s performance?! I mean, I’m firmly in the Asuna camp but god damn me if this didn’t tug on my heartstrings so hard… five times I watched this and five times I still felt it. Dammit, girl…. dammit!!
And so, the bombshell that’s been waiting to explode for the past few episodes has finally been set off and it wasn’t pretty to watch. It’s really a world of difference reading it from non-professional LN translations compared to hearing Ayana Taketatsu deliver those lines with such intensity… sigh, this makes me wish that Reki would really stop doing this already for SAO, but he really loves to do this doesn’t he?
Of course, the episode was more than just the “bombshell”. Kirito’s solo charge in to the dome was really done nicely, especially when spliced with all those moments of Asuna in Aincrad. Following that up with Lyfa’s desperate charge to retrieve his “Revive Light” and with Kajiura going all out on the music this week… this was without a doubt one of the best episodes of the show so far.
Next week should be another heartstring-tugging episode as well… that episode title (Kizuna), dammit.