Story: 8/10 The story at first sounds really generic. Small town, childhood friend who happens to live next door and is well endowed, and a mysterious "angel" falling from the sky. Yeah, so it is generic BUT throughout the series, the story gains more depth and eventually becomes interesting and enthralling. As a reader of the manga, the plot follows it to the dot and the pacing is also quite similar. Sometimes it does feel slightly rushed but keep in mind they are trying to condense about 5 volumes of manga into 13 episodes. The more you delve into the universe the more interesting it... read more
The story of this anime is actually quite creative. Although the concept of characters being able to go into different worlds isn't something completely new, the idea of turning this amazing but over-used concept into a basic setting where everyone is capable of doing so due to technology is actually more amusing than I expected.
The main character has something and someone that he wants to protect and will probably want to become the strongest because of that which is really nothing new, but this overly simple motif actually adds a very inviting feeling to this anime. Animation... read more
Its basically a story where you fight for your life. This makes each episode anticipating. I can also relate this to Mirai Nikki, cause their also playing a game in which they would have to win in order to live. It shows issues in society wherein gaming can highly influence an individual though I'm not quite sure if this would be seen in the next episodes but its the "aura" I got from watching it.
The art is one of the best. The beautiful world of SAO is very well animated to the point where we actually feels we wants to play VRMMORPG, It... read more
Several years ago, I had read the first chapter of the Mirai Nikki manga in the back of another manga. Since then, I had looked for it in book stores everywhere for the manga with little success. So when I found that they had made an anime of it, I just had to watch it. And I must say, I'm very pleased that I did.
Though I admit that the ending wasn't nearly what I was looking forward to, nor one that I particularly like, the story beforehand was absolutely insane, and I mean that in a good way. There is a good, balanced amount of drama, action, and romance, and... read more