Kirito continues doing swordplay with girls.
Well, I honestly thought the first half wasn’t that bad. By itself it would probably get a C+. It was sure dumb, and I made fun of it a lot with my fanfiction, but it was a big improvement over the first season. We actually had a conflict with some stakes again, and Sinon was a decent character. Even if her fear of guns was retarded and there was an unhealthy fixation on her ass and she fell in love with Kirito for no reason… But hey, I was mostly entertained for the first half.
Then the second half of the series came along. Good lord. What a waste of everyone’s time. First we had a completely pointless arc back in fairy land. And then we have this arc with the girl getting AIDs. They were both pretty pointless. I guess the AIDs arc added to Asuna’s “character development” but they easily could have found a better, less heavy-handed way of doing so. Plus, it mostly just makes Asuna seem like a spoiled brat. She’s oppressed by her mother because her mother wants her to stop playing video games and eat dinner with her. And we’re supposed to be taking Asuna’s side here…? What? They try to make it less “ambiguous” and have us see Asuna’s side more by having her mother look comically evil and try to force her into an arranged marriage but come on… these are separate issues…
Basically, it sucked. Although the first half was surprisingly decent. Can’t wait for Season 3 and more fanfics!
- Storytelling – D – Decent in first half, then fell apart.
- Voice – D – Lots of sexual innuendo?
- Characters – F – Certainly not this show’s strong point…
- Attention Grab – D – Ok in first half, boring in second.
- Production – B – Looks fine.
- Overall – D+
Recommendations – .Hack//Sign, Guilty Crown, Log Horizon