Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld

TV (12 eps)
2019
Fall 2019
4.233 out of 5 from 11,336 votes
Rank #726

Adminstrator's defeat has come at a heavy cost. Six months after the epic battle atop Central Cathedral, Kirito spends his days in the Underworld wheelchair-bound; bereft of emotion or even a will to live. Although Alice and Bercouli do what they can to help him, it isn't long before the armies of the dark territory are start to move in earnest. The "Final Stress Test" has begun. But will Kirito be ready?

Source: Yen Press

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ParsaFakhar
1

You know, SAO is like that retarded kid we used to bully after school, as times passes that retard grows and now can wipe his own ass half way through, some people call that masterpiece others point out that this is still a retard and that there is still shit on his pants.I think this easily summarizes 'Alicization - War of Underworld'.SAO have the worst characters you can imagine, and this is not a breaking news to anyone, Alicization suffers from the same mistakes first two season suffered, mainly Kirito, Asuna and poor direction and character development.this Arc is full of cliche SAO crap, "Yelling makes attack smarter", "no hero dies", "one dimentional villains and heros", "plot holes", "girls want only kirito".Alice is literally the copy and pasted Saber from Fate Series, i mean it, but i'm gonna let this one slip.Let's talk about the plot, so the villains are after Alice, but why? Asuna says because she broke the rules ergo she is a true AI, let's talk about how fucking stupid it is that japan's military is looking for an AI that can breaks the rules!Why the fucking fuck would they want a fucking solider that can break the fucking rules they fucking gave her?It makes absolutely no sense, let's say for some reason they want that, why didn't they just stop the project the moment Alice broke the rules? isn't there an alert or something that can notify the programmers? (if they can't for some unknown reason then it just shows how fucking retarded it is that programmers weren't prepared for this)Also it is pointed out that time is passing faster in Alicization, why? because we said so, if time is relative then why not speed up this stupid Super Secret project that a high school girl could find out about?The warriors from Dark territory need one thing to be complete, a "Dark Skin" and "Monster" and "Ugly Bastard" tag, they look fucking disgusting.The only character i had a little respect for was Alice because she wasn't after Kirito's asshole to lick it, that was the only reason i respected her a little but don't get me wrong, she is a garbage character, she is the most generic warrior i've seen, nothing about her is memorable, i'm gonna forget about her after this review probablyIt is a bad anime, wasted my goddamn time again

ivanlacee
4

In short, if you're looking for SAO's "redemption arc" like me, don't waste your time here . If you think that Gamers are oppressed and should rise up, go ahead and watch it. I was actually getting immersed in the story, helped by Kirito being a vegetable sitting in the corner and letting the much more likeable Alice take the stage but they had to completely nuke the atmosphere in the second to last episode and annihilate the enitre world building set up so far. *SPOILERS* It was already cringe enough that the cool and composed somewhat intimidating military contractor villian turned into an insane child murderer who literally eats the souls of people somehow (even in the real world) as soon as he enters the vr world.  But when they somehow summoned tens of thousands of faceless braindead players into the world - who just stand around waiting to be cut down 10 at a time by important characters - and turned this real feeling world with stakes into another dumb mmo game I lost all hope. So much for this world being special, all of a sudden they don't need the special STL machines to transport their souls into the "game" and anyone can just log in with any old vr tech. Why or how a secret military installation in the middle of the ocean would be connected to the internet so anyone could just log into their secret research simulation world is beyond me. When the mercs took over the facility they even said they can't look into the world through video to look for Alice because they can only see the world if their souls are plugged in, sounds pretty different from the old vr headsets (altough somehow they have a constant video feed on their huge monitor in the control room that can be seen in the opening every episode). Then Lisbeth gives a speech about how oppressed Gamers are and they literally have a Gamers rise up moment. No anime has ever devestated me so much before, completely invalidating my investment in the story so far. I expect the worst from the follow up season once the lame fairies get summoned into the war with their overpowered game characters. I've already got a sneak peek when Sinon entered the game and wiped an army of 20 thousand with a single shot. At least Kirito actually had to train and level up in the previous season, now every player is a god from the get-go. My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

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