SAO Abridged Parody: Episode 16

  • Am Vor 4 Monate

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    CAST (By order of appearance)

    LennonDrake: Suguha
    www.twitch.tv/lennondrake

    YamatoSFX: Kirito, Gleam Eyes Kirito
    de-film.com/us/YamatoSFX

    TabsterBlaster: Lost Child
    twitter.com/TabsterBlaster

    MrBuddyVA: Animatronic Gandalf, Recon, Salamander DeezGunz
    de-film.com/us/MrBuddyVA

    redasatomato: Yui
    de-film.com/us/tomatokind

    Hayden Daviau: Squeaker, additional voices
    twitter.com/HaybaleVoice

    Mezmoreeyez: Squeaker's Master, Salamander Mage Commander, additional voices
    www.twitch.tv/mezmoreyez

    Cole Jackson: Cazmer Crew
    de-film.com/us/ColeJackson592

    Aaron Robert Parnell: Salamander Keith
    www.twitch.tv/frozenfrost

    Jesse Inocalla: Cazmer
    de-film.com/ch-UCz8k...

    Bread Breaderson: Princess Hime
    twitter.com/ACrumbyVA

    Coffinjockey: Sakuya
    twitter.com/Coffinjockey

    Cat Protano: Eugene
    twitter.com/catprotano

    Logan Laidlaw: General PantySmasher, Santa, additional voices
    de-film.com/us/BlazingA...

    xbubblemunkyx: Asuna
    de-film.com/us/bubblexm...

    NiptoonVA: additional voices
    twitter.com/NiptoonVA

    eagle8burger: additional voices
    de-film.com/us/TheNotor...

    CharlestonVO: Soldier
    de-film.com/us/Charlest...

    CREW

    Editor/Artist: YamatoSFX
    Writers: YamatoSFX, xbubblemunkyx, Hayabusa449
    Squaker Animation: Rachel Ray

    MUSIC USED

    Nanatsu no Taizai OST: "Harlequin"
    Fairy Tail OST: "Momentary Peace", "Charles no Akumu"
    The Witcher 3 OST: "For Honor! For Toussaint!"
    SAO OST: "Quiet Strain", "In Time of Peace", "Taut Nerves", "A Strategy Meeting", "In the Cage",
    Made in Abyss OST: "Serphent Call"
    Your Lie in April OST: "Kyaaaaa", "My Truth ~Rondo Capriccioso~"
    Busou Renkin OST: "Semaru Kiki", "Kyouteki"
    Xenoblade Chronicles OST: "Thoughts to a Friend"
    Bravely Default OST: "His Name is?", "Cave of Darkness"
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra: "Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12_24"
    Darude: : "Sandstorm"
    Epidemic Sound: "Christmas Wonders"
    Some creepy, slowed-down, children: "Santa Claud is Coming"
    Cardi B: "WAP (8-Bit Ver.)"

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Random Person
Random Person

The reveal that the spriggans are all Kirito fanboys that took his name makes that scene where he picks the username even funnier now. Bravo SWE.

Vor 4 Monate
Shelby Bayer
Shelby Bayer

@Pelcogo Because, her RP crew told her too be racist towards Sprigins

Vor 5 Tage
Shelby Bayer
Shelby Bayer

@Just Anoman Yes, that's exactly the thing The reason she finds out that Kirito was her brother, is because he isn't really good at not making it completely obvious. By the way, I almost can't wait till leafa is called Aunt Leafa at some point Cause, it almost seems like Kirito hasn't realized that Leafa is his Sister (Or Cusion rather *Spoilers for people who haven't seen the original show at all*)

Vor 5 Tage
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale

@Taylor Patterson that would be hailarous

Vor 6 Tage
Zachary Buchanan
Zachary Buchanan

I couldn’t figure out what was the deal with his name. XD

Vor 10 Tage
Flannery's NoteBook
Flannery's NoteBook

@Pelcogo As I said, my reply was literally the one right there when you were replying. Hence why I mentioned that since you should have seen it. It's no big deal, I'm just pointing out it's kind of cringe to ask a question immediately after the answer was made. As for someone else explaining it, I'm not seeing the clarification in the thread aside from my reply, but if you get it, then that's great and I am unironically glad.

Vor 3 Monate
darryify
darryify

The spriggans being a kirito cult that was wiped out is hilarious and a good explanation of why we never see another one and the gender swap on the syph king and general Eugene was a good twist my jaw drop when queen Sakuya's voice dropped

Vor 4 Monate
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale

@Sara Fontanini maybe it was so edgy only Kirito lovers chose it, and maybe they just constantly killed outside their safe zone?

Vor 6 Tage
SupermewX300
SupermewX300

@Sara Fontanini Well, the game is basically only being played by a single RP group. This is an unpopular children's game on a console that everyone's scared of using.

Vor Monat
Tyrant Kuwaga
Tyrant Kuwaga

love it to

Vor Monat
Lehi Oakeson
Lehi Oakeson

@Flannery's NoteBook yeah, idk which version, but i think the original? had a sentace abo8ut allowiing people to change races; which could bring back the players that choose spriggins

Vor 3 Monate
Generic Name0042
Generic Name0042

I feel bad for Kirito. People keep telling him "it's just a game" when not only was he trapped in SAO for 2 years, where it was literally life or death, but now Asuna's free will is at stake. For him, it hasn't been "just a game" for a LONG time.

Vor 3 Monate
seg162
seg162

@Manuel Romero In the original, *everyone* took the game seriously, even though Kirito was the only one who should have been given what he knew, and even then his mood was arguably inconsistent given the pressure that was on him to save his girlfriend. None of this behavior is never confronted by narrative or character, and I'm almost certain that the "hardcore role-playing" aspect in the abridged parody is meant to "fix" that discrepancy.

Vor Monat
Caffe
Caffe

@Someone Hideaki Anno would like to have a talk with you, in that basement right over there

Vor 2 Monate
慧眼秋
慧眼秋

@Sara Fontanini 1942 gmod rp

Vor 2 Monate
Mason Bewley
Mason Bewley

Ok buddy

Vor 3 Monate
Booper Dooper Productions
Booper Dooper Productions

@Someone I mean that they have no reason not to, but they choose to because the VR world allows them to live out an isekai anime or some shit like that.

Vor 3 Monate
Someone Named Tygget
Someone Named Tygget

"I just wanted peace between the races!" "Your MAD DREAMS end here, TRAVIS!" Beautiful.

Vor 3 Monate
Numbers Wong
Numbers Wong

@Karambit It probably wasn't a reference, but it reminded me of "Twisted", the song from Twisted, where Scar actually assassinated his brother for hyena rights.

Vor 7 Tage
i don have any idea what to call my account
i don have any idea what to call my account

How foolish of him, gamers cannot function without racism

Vor Monat
Karambit
Karambit

@PirateKingCrawford OHHHHHHH makes more sense

Vor 2 Monate
PirateKingCrawford
PirateKingCrawford

@Karambit Its a reference to making a joke out of society. I.E. they banished him because he wanted to end racism lol

Vor 2 Monate
Karambit
Karambit

IS it a recerence or something i dont get it

Vor 2 Monate
Konniptionz
Konniptionz

Honestly women playing muscular guys and men playing super effeminate women is the most " MMO " thing that happens.

Vor 4 Monate
dragon1130
dragon1130

@fiscarton92 Guy 1: "You're not a girl" Guy 2: "And you're not 18" Guy 1: "...I'm okay with this. Rando background guy: "LOVE KNOW'S NO GENDER!!!!"

Vor 25 Tage
Reny
Reny

@Konniptionz I put effort into my characters design(when I'm Allowed to) not just to have something to look at. In single player RPGs where I'm allowed much more agency over my character and their choices it's about being the person I want to be not the person I am. In MMO's it's usually a small part of that but molded to fit the game's universe and story. A lot of people play whats strongest and don't put a single thought into it beyond that. In WoW I've played a Paladin for years because I like the thematic and it's interactions within the world and story. I also have made lots of friends from games that translated into friends in the real world (god I hate saying that).

Vor Monat
Konniptionz
Konniptionz

@Reny Yeah, same. Kinda my point though. Some guys just do that to have something to look at while they play. There's no harm in it. Nobody's being hurt by a guy playing a female character. Even if it's for roleplay, there's that degree of separation between players. Players aren't interested in one another OOC, just character to character from what I understand and most people that don't deal with MMOs, or online stuff in general can't wrap their mind around " Wait, you pretend to be another person, but when you log off of them, that's it? No more of that person's life, relationships, etc.? "

Vor Monat
Lahn Hedberg
Lahn Hedberg

Listen, if I can't have a himbo companion I will be the himbo companion.

Vor Monat
Reny
Reny

@Konniptionz I mean, my characters are never "busty lesbian women" but I do play as lady characters when given the choice.

Vor Monat
gonickb
gonickb

“Their breakup is basically the cornerstone of our lore” is both a hilarious line by itself, and apt description of how lore arises in small-community RPGs such as the one Alfheim is meant to represent

Vor 4 Monate
Mister Monologue
Mister Monologue

Lol yeah 2 groups rise to the top with one group ahead (oddly with the #2 group eventually taking top spot). A "peaceful merge" happens siphoning all the top players to one group. Second group gets treated like a farm until the game is ruined and the top people either quit the game or wait for servers to merge. Rinse. Repeat. Change the look/name of game. Rinse. Repeat.

Vor 3 Tage
Aliruda El-Sayed
Aliruda El-Sayed

@Tortferngatr been playing for 15 years, never gets old

Vor 29 Tage
JOshUx
JOshUx

@fatboy15 WOW ESO FF14 GW2 OSR ELDEN RING(?)

Vor 2 Monate
Ramen Dude
Ramen Dude

@fatboy15 lost ark is pretty good, and free.

Vor 2 Monate
Draconic Paladin
Draconic Paladin

@LilBit It's not even out yet lmao

Vor 4 Monate
Recila Rotten
Recila Rotten

God i love the nods to character development. Kirito, cares about someone else's pet - when he basically laughed off the death of Silica's before! And over one that was actively tracking him! (RIP Squeaker... hey isn't Kirigaya basically a parallel for who Kirito was before his massive character arc last season? Oooh) Kirito, apologized and promised to treat someone else's sword decently! and didn't break it immediately! and returned it!! Kirito, took a deep breath and didn't lash out violently at someone else when they said no to something that is deeply important to him personally! (But he thought about it) All that, AND he turned into nearly the same boss thing that made him confront the mental dissonance of his raging hatred for humanity vs his steadily growing compassion for his fellow person! All that, and a generous heap of lore, AND in-episode character growth, AND plot advancement? In a half-hour episode?? Y'all spoil us with the love and attention you all put into this show, and fixing something that was so fundamentally broken.

Vor 4 Monate
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale

@Diablos if it’s time anyway, and from a budding artist? Idk don’t actually know much of reki and tbh I kind of thought ngnl was better as an isekai anyway, or heck even problem children… even still you can’t justify the fairy dance arc and I still am super pissed that the one girl from the mother’s Rosario arc died… ;-; ;-; ;-; though that was one of the best arcs,

Vor 6 Tage
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale

Holy shit, I never thought of that?

Vor 6 Tage
Diablos
Diablos

@seg162 Just responding in kind, really.

Vor Monat
seg162
seg162

@Diablos "I've only been getting nothing but you saying things, rather than presenting facts." ...that's what you've been doing, too.

Vor Monat
NumbZkull
NumbZkull

"I can't believe you slept with her..." "Hey, she's YOUR cousin, *Denise*" Oh god it just keeps getting better by the second.

Vor 3 Monate
The Sun Will Never Set
The Sun Will Never Set

@Foolishball There's not really much to explain or get there, the humour is in the inherent weirdness of the situation - someone telling someone else that they can't believe they slept with their cousin - not any wordplay or clever pun.

Vor 19 Tage
Foolishball
Foolishball

I dont get that can somebody explain

Vor 2 Monate
templar 127
templar 127

Small world XD

Vor 2 Monate
Agnt FL
Agnt FL

That joke always gets a laugh from me because my sister-in-law is named Denise

Vor 3 Monate
blizzard2798
blizzard2798

that was just a cherry on top of the beautiful sundae that was that whole scene

Vor 3 Monate
its_leiraa
its_leiraa

"AND IS THAT A BLOODY FIDGET SPINNER" Kirito: *nervous laughter*

Vor 4 Monate
Austin Jurgle
Austin Jurgle

@Lehi Oakeson that's why it's *_fancy._* Learn to read

Vor 2 Monate
Lehi Oakeson
Lehi Oakeson

@AGamer365 nah, it can play music, but spins when doing so

Vor 3 Monate
AGamer365
AGamer365

@Rudee Yeet well, to be fair, kirito's spinner had straps connected to it for a sword sheath. Eugene's seems to just be there as a fancy button

Vor 3 Monate
Rudee Yeet
Rudee Yeet

@iwanabana Kiritos first armor in SAO had that same fidget spinner piece

Vor 3 Monate
iwanabana
iwanabana

Ootl. Explain!!!

Vor 3 Monate
Ryuu15
Ryuu15

I love so many lines in this episode, but my favorite is probably "It's Eugene's special sword, desu! It's veeewy meowerful. If you twy and block it, nya, it will pass wight mew!" Princess Hime Kuroneko desu-chan of the Nyan Nyan tribe (aka Denise) truly nails the speech pattern of the worst kind of weeb.

Vor 3 Monate
Briley Ford
Briley Ford

@Brother Zane nice DBZA reference

Vor 9 Tage
Tyrant-Den
Tyrant-Den

Just the fact she's named princess "hime" is enough to make me love the travesty of her existence.

Vor 12 Tage
Sin Shadow Fox
Sin Shadow Fox

@Brother Zane I mean . . . Leafa's reaction to the catsy was quite funny ^_^

Vor 21 Tag
Brother Zane
Brother Zane

@Sin Shadow Fox this may be the most mature response I've ever read in a YouTube comment section. What is this feeling? Pride in another being?

Vor 22 Tage
Toto Ressorp
Toto Ressorp

Ah yes, the furry

Vor Monat
Shady Doorags
Shady Doorags

As someone who plays DnD, my enjoyment for this episode had no limit.

Vor 4 Monate
Aydin Prineapple
Aydin Prineapple

@BipolarMadness its wave echo cave from lost mines of phandelver

Vor 9 Tage
Aydin Prineapple
Aydin Prineapple

@Joshua Wilkins it fully fucking is, I just looked it up

Vor 9 Tage
Shayu Kitsune
Shayu Kitsune

YESSSSS

Vor 15 Tage
Moonrabbit55
Moonrabbit55

I’d expect guy with a mustache

Vor Monat
andrew sutherland
andrew sutherland

Shady doorags always knows where it's at

Vor Monat
5514alex
5514alex

I like that yall fixed the "illusion" magic issue and turned it into like a hacked code. Nicely done

Vor 4 Monate
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale

@Saiyanfang10 well yeah, so?, I think it’s a poster guest situation, your summoning a phantasm of the strongest monster you soloed(pretty sure solo would just mean doing 90% + damage to it) basically a ghost, tbh, my explanation for it was always that everyone saw the goat demon thing but in reality kirito was just attacking normally and the goat was making moves in relation to that to make it seem real(and yes that’s just headcannon)

Vor 6 Tage
Saiyanfang10
Saiyanfang10

@Shiva Tajale by comparing them to the one Kirito used

Vor 6 Tage
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale

@Saiyanfang10 he was talking about the other spells not the one kirito used

Vor 6 Tage
Saiyanfang10
Saiyanfang10

@Geoffrey Bell it's physical damage here

Vor 9 Tage
Saiyanfang10
Saiyanfang10

@Some Clever Name Kirito cast an illusion spell... that turned him into a giant fucking goat demon not even an illusion just a transformation into the giant fucking goat demon

Vor 9 Tage
Dyneamaeus
Dyneamaeus

I love how in character "Plan A and B" are for Asuna. It makes so much sense that her first impulse when she can't _kill_ her enemies is to *_terrorize_* them into insanity, and once that stops being fun move on to actually trying to get out.

Vor 3 Monate
Wangitup
Wangitup

@The Sun Will Never Set Klein has it, it was dropped on his head and went into Klein's inventory.

Vor 6 Tage
The Sun Will Never Set
The Sun Will Never Set

@Sean Peacock Didn't he drop it in the snow in front of Klein before he walked away? Not sure he still has that.

Vor Monat
LegalAssassin
LegalAssassin

@Sean Peacock Personally, my theory is that Kazuto will spare Sugo in the parking lot because he knows Asuna would like a word or two with him.

Vor 2 Monate
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock

She only turned to plan B because she heard Kirito might be in danger. I can't wait to see them back together and angry at the briefcase guy for the stunt he tried to pull. Also don't forget that Kirito has the hat from the Christmas event in season 1.

Vor 3 Monate
Thomas Clark - Pingonaut
Thomas Clark - Pingonaut

The “Okay, but why did he explode?” brought back the fond memory of Vegeta being pounded into the ground and exploding, asking the same question in DBZA.

Vor 4 Monate
Goku Son
Goku Son

@Alexander Failoni I didn't even realise that. I had to go back and listen again. Nice find 28:30

Vor 2 Monate
Alexander Failoni
Alexander Failoni

Also them debating whether they made up the whole wish thing was a reference to fake Namek.

Vor 2 Monate
Vanatrix
Vanatrix

@Thomas Clark - Pingonaut So basically all anime characters are half creeper

Vor 2 Monate
Lehi Oakeson
Lehi Oakeson

@Thomas Clark - Pingonaut i propose that limph nodes, etc has the TNT isn't of the , whatever they actually do, and explodes as a defensive mechanism when the hit negative hp, or to last ditch effort to kill whatever killed it

Vor 3 Monate
Thomas Clark - Pingonaut
Thomas Clark - Pingonaut

@Sara Fontanini people in fighting anime and games have a special organ beneath their skin that is filled with primed TNT

Vor 3 Monate
Andy KnightWarden
Andy KnightWarden

Leafa: "Wait, _Mom?_ What are you doing here?" Becky!Sakuya: "Well, my dear daughter, once we figured out the _real_ Kirito was actually in the game, we just had to come help out." Leafa: "Wait, Becky?! Why are you back to playing Sakuya?!" Becky!Sakuya: "Well, Brian and I figured that we'd switch back to our own accounts, since we play them better than each other." Leafa: "So, wait, where's Bryan with Eugene and his Salamanders?" Becky!Sakuya: "Well..." *Elsewhere* Brian!Eugene: "GODDAMMIT BECKY! WHAT CHEST DID YOU PUT MY SWORD AND ARMOR IN?!"

Vor 3 Monate
game stop millionaire
game stop millionaire

Only adjustment is the profanity filter would likely turn it to "consarnit!/cheese and crackers!" But i wanna see this

Vor 17 Tage
Tacticool_weeb
Tacticool_weeb

We’res my supper suit!?

Vor Monat
Alexius
Alexius

Ah, a prediction. Let us see how it holds up in the future, Seer.

Vor 3 Monate
Mogi
Mogi

WE MUST SAVE MY FAMILY

Vor 4 Monate
Jay Perez
Jay Perez

Long time no see.🙂

Vor 3 Tage
Gary
Gary

WE MUST SAVE MY FAMILY

Vor 13 Tage
Sirsk
Sirsk

We must sav- AHHH w-e mu AHH *stabing noises*.

Vor 14 Tage
Soul Gamer17
Soul Gamer17

GARY!!!

Vor 3 Monate
Etijo
Etijo

GARY

Vor 3 Monate
NyteStar
NyteStar

I was kind of hoping Eugene’s sword was actually glitchy and the developers have not bothered fixing it. So that way it isn’t a special and broken op sword. Edit: I just realized, in abridged it MUST be glitchy but everyone decided to to Role play and say that it’s a special sword. What was I thinking?

Vor 3 Monate
Mister Monologue
Mister Monologue

Hah that's funny. Also maybe the sword doesn't have a strength requirement so high that only Eugene can wield it the glitch just bound it to him and he can't use anything else/can't give it to anyone.

Vor 3 Tage
Ancient Guard
Ancient Guard

Wait... SHE HAD BEEN EATING THEM ALIVE IN VR?!? That's what all the screaming and tearing and vent stuff and trauma had been? Geez Asuna! She is terrifying.

Vor 2 Monate
SH4D0W0733
SH4D0W0733

@Ancient Guard To be fair, Kirito ate a few people and it tasted like mayo. Where as actual food tastes like shit for him. So, cannibalism, tastes kinda ok.

Vor 9 Tage
Purge Blade #231
Purge Blade #231

@Ancient Guard It's not cannibalism if an Elf eats a few squid monsters...

Vor 15 Tage
BurningFyre
BurningFyre

@Ancient Guard Alfheim is just the vore arc, its fine

Vor 17 Tage
BaelPenrose
BaelPenrose

@Ancient Guard I mean Aincrad had arson, Alfeim cannibalism, everything's gotta have something.

Vor 19 Tage
Ancient Guard
Ancient Guard

Anyone else notice a concerning amount of cannibalism in Alfheim online?

Vor 2 Monate
Avery Nathan
Avery Nathan

Let's see, we have: -Becky and Travis of the Sylphs -Denise of the Cait Sith -Brian of the Salamanders -Ted of the Spriggans. We now know 5 of the apparently 9 friends.

Vor Monat
TrueZero2
TrueZero2

@Zionne Makoma Right now, we can imagine that they’re part of one or more of the following: Undine Gnome Imp Leprechaun Pooka

Vor 2 Tage
Geoffrey Bell
Geoffrey Bell

@Zionne Makoma yes, the undine.

Vor 2 Tage
Zionne Makoma
Zionne Makoma

Which implies that they didn't just each pick a different race, and there's (At least) one race entirely uninvolved in the war

Vor 11 Tage
Monarch
Monarch

Kirito was scared of his species being canabalized meanwhile his wife is out there eating people for psychological torment

Vor 3 Monate
Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson

That's the part that made me laugh the most. Asana her A plan was to eat people.😲😲😲 plan B was to escape, and it sounds like a distant plan b at that.😱

Vor Monat
Estefan Olivares
Estefan Olivares

I love that the whole Spriggan race was a cult of Kirito followers. No wonder he couldn't get his name

Vor 4 Monate
Sargent Sulvix
Sargent Sulvix

Just like any other game with a sword

Vor 2 Monate
The Introverted Extroverted traveler
The Introverted Extroverted traveler

@William Dalbey potentially it’s kirito but from others perspective. All they’d see was him killing the former guide leader who was supposed to be helping, instead of a solo beta tester

Vor 3 Monate
DaNedoow
DaNedoow

that was my favorite pay off

Vor 3 Monate
Aflay
Aflay

@Ethan Blazer They care about it more than most writers. Even writers like Alex Hersh or Pendleton Ward.

Vor 4 Monate
Ethan Blazer
Ethan Blazer

Things like that aswell as him tasting mayo when he ate the salamanders shows the SWE writers care more about word building and continuity than the real shows writers did

Vor 4 Monate
Shadow Ridley
Shadow Ridley

Something tells me that the "wish" will be granted to Asuna for a wedding present, and she'll simply wish for Oberon to change his name to Gary, then sit back and watch the fireworks.

Vor 4 Monate
AmericanKid778
AmericanKid778

@2097Pyros She did make a promise. YOU HEAR THIS SOMETHING WHITTY! YOU BETTER ADD OBERONS SCREAMS TO SPOTIFY!!

Vor 13 Tage
2097Pyros
2097Pyros

@Lightning Bug All the while, Asuna's recording the audio and adding it to her Spotify playlist.

Vor Monat
The0mega79
The0mega79

My god...  The carnage that will bring...  Will. Be. GLORIOUS!!!!

Vor Monat
Diablos
Diablos

................................... *_Gary_*

Vor 2 Monate
Lightning Bug
Lightning Bug

Asuna: Hey sweetie, can you just remind me of your character's motivation again? "Gary": Yes, we must save my family from the wrath of th- *AAAAAHHHH OH GOD HAVE MERCY!*

Vor 3 Monate
Furry Combat Wombat
Furry Combat Wombat

Wait a second... after Kirito wakes up from being a giant freaking goat demon, he says he tastes mayo. Does this mean that the salamanders tasted so bad that his taste buds have been restored? :D

Vor 3 Monate
Sebtem TAE
Sebtem TAE

it could also mean that even though it tastes like dogshit, it still has the generic mayo feel to it

Vor 12 Tage
Brandon K
Brandon K

He probably ate the guy who was flicking mayo when he first logged on.

Vor Monat
crispymage
crispymage

I love how protocol A-74 is changing kirito into the boss from the 74th floor in SAO. The boss he first beats with dual wielding.

Vor 3 Monate
Jay Perez
Jay Perez

It also make sense considering they said Alfheim was built off the bones of the SAO/Aincrad code, and not much original material was created. A lot of stuff is lurking in the mix-matched code, including Kayaba’s literal consciousness. That protocol shows such good detail in SWE’s writing. Protocol A-74 A- Aincrad 74- 74th Floor Boss

Vor 3 Tage
pop_user2
pop_user2

I love how when he said "the catsee may be delicious" Her eyes shrank and slowly turned to him

Vor 3 Monate
The Introverted Extroverted traveler
The Introverted Extroverted traveler

How does he know along with them being succulent

Vor Monat
pop_user2
pop_user2

@Deadmeme21 no I'm 5...

Vor 3 Monate
Deadmeme21
Deadmeme21

why are you here? aren't you like 6?

Vor 3 Monate
Captain Falcon
Captain Falcon

Fucking. *_GLORIOUS._* But, lemme get this straight: EVERY Spriggen was named Kirito? _Holy shit, _*_THAT'S_*_ why it took him like, an HOUR to find an unclaimed Kirito name!_ God, SWE I really do admire your attention to detail.

Vor 4 Monate
Gibb Charron
Gibb Charron

@Sebastiaan van Blokland Honestly, that's the awesome thing--it works just as well both ways!

Vor 4 Monate
Zyroes
Zyroes

Reminds me of a joke from The Noob Comic. There was an _entire town_ full of elves named variations of Legolas.

Vor 4 Monate
BurningFyre
BurningFyre

@Sebastiaan van Blokland Sure, its a real normal MMO thing. But both using it as a joke referencing that and then later tying it into the rest of the Alfheim plot stuff is really good story writing, where the joke and the story are building each other.

Vor 4 Monate
NEET Kitten
NEET Kitten

@HeavyDonkeyKong So what he wrote in a bout of temporary insanity unintentionally turned into a huge taunt aimed towards everyone else in the game? Sounds like Kirito, alright.

Vor 4 Monate
Lotie The Bunny
Lotie The Bunny

Yes

Vor 4 Monate
The Modern Storyteller
The Modern Storyteller

They’ve essentially released an abridged episode on YouTube for free that’s longer than the episodes of the actual Sword Art Online anime and far exceeds it in quality. For the love of god, please give these people your money!

Vor 3 Monate
Diablos
Diablos

@G. Hammond ...... Yeah, you're on something, going off-topic like that.

Vor 4 Stunden
G. Hammond
G. Hammond

@Diablos Interesting. What's your reading level?

Vor 12 Stunden
G. Hammond
G. Hammond

@Diablos 'For the love of god, please give these people your money!'--The Modern Storyteller. Trolling = fishing for loot. It's a fishing term. Used by fishermen. People forget that nice and positive people agreeing with base assumptions are still after the wallet. and God has nothing to do with it. Now, unless you're an alternate account, let's not get started on the wrong foot, okay?

Vor Tag
Diablos
Diablos

@G. Hammond There is no such thing as a parody having better writing than the original since there is no comparison to begin with. Parodies are by definition made to take a comedic spin on the original work. How hard is it to understand this simple fact? So no, I'm not trolling, I'm stating the facts, and I will not cease doing so.

Vor Tag
G. Hammond
G. Hammond

The music, production, voice acting and setting of Sword Art Online is naturally its own. However, the script-writing, characterization, and thematic grounding of SAO Abridged far exceeds the original show, and large print, junior length books. That being said, I've already spent my allowance this week on Fate stay/night, and Stargate Atlantis, so collectively stop trolling for more of my vectored funds.

Vor Tag
Zachary Fontes
Zachary Fontes

I love how at 6:48 you can see that, even with all the sass and the anger and the overpowered bullshit, Yui is still at the core a psychologist AI designed to solve interpersonal problems, and she’s getting to shine by putting those talents to use as well

Vor 3 Monate
Sam Pappas
Sam Pappas

SWE takes their sweet time with these episodes and for good reason. There's so much care put into the writing and editing. Even with the limitations of working on an abridged anime, they're able to tell a completely different, nuanced story with interesting and original characters. Limitation breeds creativity.

Vor 3 Monate
LittieScorp
LittieScorp

Wait, aren't the Undine the blue haired fairy race? The one Asuna eventually becomes? I think I see some foreshadowing!

Vor 4 Monate
Sebtem TAE
Sebtem TAE

@Sean Peacock *don* fluffals excuse you uncultured civilian casual

Vor 12 Tage
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock

I want to see Sr. Fluffles as an Undine. I can totally see a cat picking fish people in the character creation screen.

Vor 3 Monate
Azura Raijin
Azura Raijin

What about the Undines?

Vor 3 Monate
robbie aulia
robbie aulia

Oh no

Vor 3 Monate
GuardianOf Brooklyn
GuardianOf Brooklyn

Love the fact girls and boys voice avatars that arent their gender. Thats just accurate roleplaying

Vor 4 Monate
RockyJWarrior
RockyJWarrior

@Richard Shiflett *stole*

Vor 3 Monate
Richard Shiflett
Richard Shiflett

They stoke each other's characters

Vor 3 Monate
Jimmy McGill
Jimmy McGill

Can’t wait until Gun Gale where 12 year old children will be swearing like sailors as grown adults bully them on mic 😂

Vor 4 Monate
Jashua Hurtado
Jashua Hurtado

@AniEncyclopedia it legitimately is though XD.

Vor 3 Tage
AniEncyclopedia
AniEncyclopedia

I believe this is the plot of the canon GGO Spinoff

Vor 3 Tage
Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya
Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya

Don't forget the other half of kids screaming the N word

Vor 6 Tage
Octavia
Octavia

All they have to do for that arc is record the voice comms in a Counterstrike lobby and they're golden

Vor 10 Tage
Jashua Hurtado
Jashua Hurtado

@Jack Ward I'd actually expect Gary to be the villain

Vor 15 Tage
Ishana Prabhakar
Ishana Prabhakar

I loved the fact that all the lore was just relationship drama, and that you added so much tragedy to the death of one npc bat. Though what really got to me was the fact that, of course Kirito isn't going to get any help or get useful allies this time around, he's the only one with any real stakes here. He's used to SAO where lives were always on the line and wars and shit mattered. Instead he's in an actual rpg where the big thing impacting the game is one (1) messy break up, except Kirito still has real stakes.

Vor 2 Monate
astrienluna
astrienluna

For those speculating why Kirito and Suguha's relationship fell apart or as she put it "he did nothing and that was the problem"... wasn't it something like Kirito found out they're not siblings but cousins, and his 'parents' and Suguha never told him? That + the parents never being there and Suguha being the 'perfect child' with all the trophies and respect and social life made him just give up on things and isolate himself because he felt alone and like he was living a lie. The way I see it possibly happening in the abridged is similar, but Suguha possibly ragging on him and it being a 'friendly competition' of sorts untill Kirito found out about that familly thing. He took the jabbing as maybe more lliterall now that he realized he was truly an outsider, not just sibling banter, and got more volatile about it. Suguha had pressure to be the one with awards and perfect or w/e and lashed out further at Kirito for that, which made their relationship fucked even more as Kirito retreated into himself. The only thing I wonder is that Kirito implies he's been 'the bottom of the food chain' for a long-ass time now, both in school and at home, so I can't help but wonder if Suguha has always been brutallly awful to him but never really realized how awful she truly was as a kid until he grew resentful and distant because of it. And now she views it as "he doesn't even try to talk to me or the family and just has fucked off, he hates us" when in reality he is so traumatized and anxiety-ridden from her abusive behavior that he briefly considered letting her **choke to death** as finally getting freedom from the daily torment.

Vor 2 Monate
Jay Perez
Jay Perez

There’s a detail in both SAO proper and SAO abridged that Kirito was bullied for his love of games and computers by people around him. My current theory is that Kirito lashed out at Suguha because of his pain and that’s why she has this ongoing thing of hating anything feminine or not allowing herself to show that she cares about anything or people in her life like Nagata. She was PETRIFIED that Kirito might found out she baked her boyfriend cupcakes. He probably lashed out at her, then when he found out they weren’t siblings he retreated into himself, as well as compartmentalizing the fact that he abused her, meaning he doesn’t remember it the way she does. She internalized his unconscious bullying/verbal abuse of her and then it grew stronger as part of her personality, as she has no help to move past these things considering it’s mentioned their parents are never around. The fact that she mentioned “you didn’t do anything and that’s the problem” could also mean she showed vulnerability by needing his support when their parents stopped being present and he didn’t give that support to her because he had his own problems, effectively leaving her very very alone with constantly growing resentment.

Vor 3 Tage
Swordigo
Swordigo

Wow that gone really deep

Vor 20 Tage
Wolfgod 64
Wolfgod 64

It's snuck up on me, but Kirito is the most likable person this season, and that's genius. I mean besides Tiff, but the original didn't give him enough screen time to make that work.

Vor 4 Monate
I F
I F

Yui is easily gunning for that spot.

Vor 3 Monate
DstarsDstar
DstarsDstar

“Eat employees until they are too scared to work on mind control” is probably the most terrifying line of the episode, considering it could be completely literal and we wouldn’t know

Vor Monat
Lucas Lennan
Lucas Lennan

He improved hours of lore on the Legendary Pebble of Pigslaying but struggled this much with some simple RP talk. Kirito has the superpower of being incredibly creative but only when he's being a d*ck.

Vor 4 Monate
SupermewX300
SupermewX300

@Ryan Wesemann except that "improved" is already an existing word with a completely different meaning.

Vor 20 Tage
Dean Talaa
Dean Talaa

I absolutely love that this Kirito is much more toned down then the old one from season 1. The character development that has been built clearly shows in every episode but as you can see kirito is struggling trying to save asuna the way he is now. He’s trying to keep it all together but during his whole speech during the fight you can see the cracks slowly start to show themselves. It’s to a point where we see yui show more anger and emotion then kirito. I for one can’t wait for the point where kirito finally snaps and brings back the old him for a small verbal rampage. With the trend of all these recent eps ik for a fact the SWE will have written it beautifully. Keep up the amazing work !

Vor 4 Monate
MrPsych77
MrPsych77

I guarantee you the first thing he changes when he gets control is he's gonna disable the profanity filter.

Vor Monat
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock

he has a lot on his mind at the moment. The fact that he isn't permanently logged in any more is probably taking a toll as well. He has to log out to eat and sleep and presumably he has some responsibilities outside of the game as well. And each time he logs out he is betraying Asuna just a little bit...

Vor 3 Monate
Jeremy Duffer
Jeremy Duffer

I love that Yui called that a "session." She still a psychiatrist in her programming.

Vor 3 Monate
robbie aulia
robbie aulia

"Why do I taste mayo?" Wait did Sugu actually dumped a bottle of mayo into kirito's mouth while kirito is still in full dive?

Vor 3 Monate
Garbage TheCat
Garbage TheCat

Also I love the implication that mayo is so weird tasting that Kirito can still distinguish the taste of it despite his dearly departed taste buds.

Vor 2 Monate
FuzzyLlama
FuzzyLlama

@Pundamonium Since mayo woulda normaly been stashed in inventory and (probably?) not dropped on death. I find it likely and funnier and more logical that the guy tried to defend by tossing the jar of mayo at kirito. Also, there's a good chance that the mayo thing is a salamander thing cuz im almost sure leafas boyfriend had mayo on his corpse when he got downed in the sewers

Vor 2 Monate
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock

@Pundamonium ether option is funny to me

Vor 3 Monate
Pundamonium
Pundamonium

He ate the salamander that was flicking mayo at leafa when we first met her

Vor 3 Monate
Erick M
Erick M

Gotta love the part where Eugene goes "Your... Name...?" at the end of the fight with the song "That Person's Name Is" playing in the background. Bravely Default was a kickass game

Vor 4 Monate
kingant100
kingant100

That part gave me some "Tales Of" vibes with the ending blow having a line said by the main character and the boss with the music ending.

Vor 14 Tage
NoCryinRyan
NoCryinRyan

I kind of hated chapter 5 and beyond, but otherwise, it’s a good game. The sequel’s really good; a fine balance of comedy, tragedy and strategy.

Vor Monat
Some Clever Name
Some Clever Name

It was. Best RPG on the 3DS

Vor 3 Monate
Planet Bob
Planet Bob

The "evil" schemer being the reasonable guy who just wants to make the exes talk and stop the war is a great twist

Vor 4 Monate
Josalynn Baeta
Josalynn Baeta

just like real life

Vor Monat
Ultra Overlord X
Ultra Overlord X

The crazy part of it all is that this is actually extremely accurate to actual online gaming or just online media in general.

Vor 2 Monate
Eramiserasmus
Eramiserasmus

Kirito summed it up very well. "I don't feel good about anything that just happened."

Vor 2 Monate
Wolfgang Kölber
Wolfgang Kölber

@Chrono Mitsurugi It's probably because of the colour coding. If you want to look like a character that dresses in black, you have to go with the faction that is themed off the colour black. Hence the disproportionate number of Kiritos in the Spriggan faction making the two terms semi-synonymous. This would also explain why no one recognises Kirito from the last game, as not only would people have seen many variations of his face before, but most of the people who knew who the original was (and thus were capable of being fans of him) had been exterminated in the race war.

Vor 3 Monate
Eiji
Eiji

HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME CARE!!!

Vor 3 Monate
whatwhat98
whatwhat98

So the spriggans are/were a bunch of wanna be kiritos. You guys have the perfect setup for a slim shady parody May I have your attention please Will the real kirito please stand up I repeat, will the real kirito please stand up

Vor 4 Monate
Dandyman (Splatoon 2 Hundered)
Dandyman (Splatoon 2 Hundered)

Swe Kirito as Eminem will make the series a 20/10 in contrast to the 10/10 it already is

Vor 2 Monate
Weeb And gaming inc.
Weeb And gaming inc.

Well… kirito will stand up, so…

Vor 2 Monate
Desertsage
Desertsage

@NumbZkull Y'all act like you never seen a real gamer before...

Vor 3 Monate
Someone
Someone

I'M RADIO REBEL!! wait-

Vor 3 Monate
NumbZkull
NumbZkull

We're gonna have a problem here...

Vor 3 Monate
Jack Slater
Jack Slater

I feel kinda bad for something witty entertainment, now I'm not sure how much pressure they're under right now but I'm just imagining myself in their shoes. making all these great quality episodes and expected to keep it up would keep me up every night.

Vor 4 Monate
Fusilier
Fusilier

Not only that, but they have the unenviable task of adapting what both fans and haters agree is the worst part of the entire show. It's like when they took on the murder mystery episodes, they are doing their absolute best.

Vor 22 Tage
MagicManGaming
MagicManGaming

Imma give them money

Vor Monat
RockyJWarrior
RockyJWarrior

Same

Vor 3 Monate
Agnt FL
Agnt FL

I just really appreciate the use of Trans Siberian Orchestra during the transformation scene to amp up the terror of the monster Kirito becomes and then it just cuts out as he starts killing salamanders

Vor 3 Monate
Freeblade Invictus
Freeblade Invictus

One of the finest uses of the trans Siberian orchestra in my opinion

Vor 11 Tage
ThatLycanTomboy
ThatLycanTomboy

Asuna’s first plan being cannibalism while Kirito is actively scared that everyone in the game possibly cannibalized the spriggans is peak comedy, you gotta love these crazy kids

Vor 3 Monate
Moonlight .Z
Moonlight .Z

"Yay, get them daddy!" "NO, PLEASE DON'T GET US DADDY!" I love the amount of daddy jokes in this series.

Vor 4 Monate
Fire Unearths
Fire Unearths

8:27

Vor 4 Monate
Jibran Khan
Jibran Khan

wait what time was that at

Vor 4 Monate
Draconshot
Draconshot

@NextNotch Gaming im sorry son. But I'm can't come back now. I must avenge my clan as kirito prime. Its time I end this color war

Vor 4 Monate
Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez

@Joseph Carter I mean, Alfheim was apparently (in this satire at least) originally marketed towards kids as a fun fairytale adventure. It only became what it is now because a very different crowd found value in the game design and essentially built their own lore upon the world, turning it into the dystopian nightmare it currently is.

Vor 4 Monate
Joseph Carter
Joseph Carter

@Zerøne Did you think normal people would run headlong into Alfheim right after the last game with the psycho who kept people hostage for the better part of a year and made them fight each other to the death? I mean … mental health issues have _got_ to be par in such a case. Anyone who doesn't have profound mental health problems is staying FAR AWAY from this game or anything like it at the time of this story arc. But no, not these people! Maybe they're not all quite as fluffed up as Kirito, but … Kirito was almost beginning to become something sort of resembling a normal human being before the end of the first arc. Almost.

Vor 4 Monate
Carbodude
Carbodude

The Spriggans being Kirito-wannabes suddenly makes their purging not-so tragic any more And I'm happy to see that all traces of the harem from the original get completely cut

Vor 3 Monate
LegendWeaver25
LegendWeaver25

20:20 Adding that one to my "Fire Kirito Monologues" list!

Vor 2 Monate
Ultimateo
Ultimateo

I've watched the original show once a little after it came out, but I've rewatched SAO Abridged every time there was a new episode after the first time I watched it. Because of this, my memories of the original show have been all but completely written over by the abridged series.

Vor 4 Monate
Jay Perez
Jay Perez

You’re better off. We all are. Thank god for SWE and thank god for SAOA.

Vor 3 Tage
Matthew Cox
Matthew Cox

Preach brother

Vor 3 Monate
Michael Johnpoll
Michael Johnpoll

"Quoth the raven: FIREBALL!" Truly, a better fake-out has yet to be made this decade and may not be supplanted any time soon.

Vor 3 Monate
Rahhelthethird
Rahhelthethird

The last of the Kiritos having "kill me" in his name...truly a lore that is beyond words.

Vor 4 Monate
razorburn645
razorburn645

There can be only one ! "Here we are born to be kings! We're the princes of the universe!"

Vor 3 Monate
Jake Melton
Jake Melton

there used to be so many, thats why it took him so long to find a name he could use, this abridged lore is amazing

Vor 4 Monate
snickelfrits fellow
snickelfrits fellow

i wanted to go with spriggan at first but no.. the "kirito" highlander gives 0 shits xD

Vor 4 Monate
Mystic
Mystic

F*ck I didnt think about that!

Vor 4 Monate
WrensthavAviovus
WrensthavAviovus

@SmaugUKA There can only be ONE!

Vor 4 Monate
QuiXilver
QuiXilver

The fact that the Salmanders’ national anthem is darude sandstorm is amazing, best joke of the episode lol

Vor 3 Monate
Joshua Macdonald
Joshua Macdonald

Kirito: What insipid lore did you come up with to hate us so fervently?!?! Eugene: Oh don't play dumb. Ya ain't pretty enough to pull it off. Kirito: *Shocked and offended scoff* (o0o)\_

Vor 4 Monate
Key Of Void
Key Of Void

Kirito: I just go one question for you... Me: Do you feel lucky- Kirito: Did you really eat the spriggins?! Me: Oh okay, that works.

Vor 3 Monate
LiftedStarfish
LiftedStarfish

I don't know where you were expecting it to go. Could you please explain where you thought it would have gone? I'm genuinely very curious.

Vor 22 Tage
Syrus Alder
Syrus Alder

I love that when kirito was selecting his race, the naming guy tried to warn him off picking a spriggan. Never expected that particular character to have a callback later, but hey

Vor 3 Monate
Iain Hansen
Iain Hansen

The fact that this episode is essentially the DEEP LORE behind kirito’s name is very amusing

Vor 4 Monate
Wolfking raiden
Wolfking raiden

@I F fair point

Vor 3 Monate
Wolfking raiden
Wolfking raiden

@The Traveler the kirito is always right cult

Vor 4 Monate
Hrcky
Hrcky

@matthew fanous Every spriggan had his name

Vor 4 Monate
magmat0585
magmat0585

@Pedro EXP which makes sense since Kirito's "the black swordsman"

Vor 4 Monate
Meracodalis
Meracodalis

I find it hilarious that the strong looking male salamander commander has the voice of a woman, and the Sylph Queen Sukya has the voice of a man...its just so beautiful

Vor 4 Monate
Brandon Castellano
Brandon Castellano

YOURE A LIFE GUARD, BRYAN For some reason this line is beautiful.

Vor 2 Monate
Flashera
Flashera

As a roleplayer, aplause to your unfortunately accurate representation of the hobby.

Vor 4 Monate
Likonu Shepard
Likonu Shepard

Kirito’s rant during the fight gives me chills every time I watch it The writing in this series is absolutely beautiful and I love it You guys are amazing with the amount of quality you bring to the table for this series and it makes me feel good to be alive to watch something as cool as this show I tip my hat to you all

Vor Monat
Unwritten_Zephyr
Unwritten_Zephyr

Huge props to the Something Witty team for completely reworking Suguha and Kirito’s relationship from something that was extremely uncomfortable to something that’s way more compelling and in character for both of their Abridged characters.

Vor 4 Monate
CRObar
CRObar

"I just wante peace between races" "Your mad dream ends here" How you come up with this dialogue?

Vor 3 Monate
Matthijs Calje
Matthijs Calje

I really like how Yui adopted Asuna's yandere traits

Vor 4 Monate
ia
ia

I love Kirito's little indignant gasp at being told he's not pretty enough to play dumb 😂

Vor 3 Monate
pedreiva
pedreiva

This episode has me convinced that every random throwaway joke was actually planned half a decade in advance

Vor 4 Monate
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock

There are different ways to write, in this case I think they planned the character growth in advance so that it could flow naturally and then placed a bunch of hooks in the form of one liners and throwaway gags that can be built upon at a later date if the opportunity arises.

Vor 3 Monate
Abyssal Scion
Abyssal Scion

The best stories are the ones where everything fits into place.

Vor 4 Monate
BurningFyre
BurningFyre

@pedreiva i mean, sure, some could have been planned. But most of it, and far more than youd think, isnt. Especially the funniest stuff. Like yeah, im sure Suguha having a better arc was planned, but the specifics of her interactions with Yui likely were made while scripting the episode itself. Thats what i mean, is all the funny jokes and call backs come naturally as they write.

Vor 4 Monate
JoniWan77
JoniWan77

It was a response based on me misunderstanding the meaning behind your comment. In context it came off as referring to a practice, which only applies to serialized storytelling: Namely retroactively using throw-away information of already published episodes as set-ups for new payoffs. Only looking at the comment itself I misinterpreted your "in serialized storytelling" as restrictive, meaning I thought it meant, that your argument only referred to serialized storytelling. Henceforth "but the best stories aren't serialized" was an argument against the inner logic of your argumentation. If using opportunities is the most important skill only in serialized storytelling, it doesn't relate to "the best stories are written with beginning and ending in mind" at all, when those best stories aren't serialized. Of course this has now proven to be useless criticism as it's only a play on one meaning of an ambiguous sentence, you never intended in the first place. I mainly disliked and still dislike the absolutism in your statements. You throw around "wrong" and "completely wrong" in my opinion in a too simplified way. There certainly is some truth behind the statement, that a good story should have both beginning and ending planned. This doesn't automatically mean, that alterations cannot be done in the process. I can only change an ending mid-way, which I previously planned. Payoffs are only effective, when they are set up. I find your examples to be badly chosen. While Frozen may have been successful and is certainly not a bad story, it's kind of an arbitrary example. Just because it was reworked from the middle, it doesn't mean it could not have been better, when a better ending had been planned from the very beginning. On its own it's kind of inconsequential as an argument in my opinion. Reworking Frozen from the middle may have made it better than what was previously planned: yes. But to proof, that the best stories are not planned with beginning and ending in mind, you would need to proof or at least argue, that no previously planned ending for Frozen could have ever been better than what we got through reworking it from the middle. That's not sufficiently clear by just name-dropping it. But I never wanted to argue against your point regarding storytelling in the first place. I just disagree with your interpretation AND argumentation against Inky's comment. I don't think the difference between you two is as harsh as you make it out to be. Sidenote: This discussion may lead to pretty much nothing, solely on the fact, that you seem to think in a more absolutist way of "right" and "wrong" than I do. I don't even fully understand what you imply by "you’re arguing around instead of against". I got to agree, I am arguing around instead of against in the sense, that I am only arguing against a small portion of what you commented and even then I do not argue, that the opposite of it is true. I neither think nor like to argue in that kind of clear-cut dichotomy. Language is not math. There is no such thing as the one correct interpretation, although there are obviously better and worse interpretations. Your take on good storytelling may be better and more precise, but Inky's point was not without merit and "completely wrong".

Vor 4 Monate
Goliath, The Grand Archpriest of the Algorithm
 Goliath, The Grand Archpriest of the Algorithm

@JoniWan77 You're reading in stuff that's not there and you’re arguing around instead of against: Your interpretations of what other have said are wrong. What Inky said can be uncharitably be interpreted as “don’t make a second draft, or ever revise the first”, and charitably as “the best way to write a story is to know the start and ending”. Which does not hold up either, see Frozen* as a story that was completely rework from the middle. What I said was “the most important skill* is to spot and utilize opportunities”, which can be done in the planning phase btw. To which I’ll ask again: How is “but the best stories aren’t serialized” a response to that? *Please do not waste your time finding counter examples, this isn’t an all or nothing thing. It can be equally true that "Frozen can be a story build from the middle" as "the Will Smith version of I am Legend should have stuck with the original ending". Individual instances can be just that, individual instances. *To make clear so we’re on the same page, I’m obviously talking beyond 101 basics here.

Vor 4 Monate
Kelvin Navales
Kelvin Navales

It's funny how the game still has an "arson problem", where places and buildings can burn, but there are just certain objects that has an "immortal object" status like from SAO. Unless Sugu made everything destructible in this game haha

Vor 3 Monate
elimDBZ
elimDBZ

17:05 to 17:08 I've seen this episode so many times but I am now barely noticing how when sakuya said that the cait sith were a succulent ally, princess kuroneko hime irises shrink in shock and turned to sakuya when she uttered those words

Vor 3 Monate
Avery Nathan
Avery Nathan

So Asuna can escape anytime she wants, she just stays behind to make sure sugou's plan, the mind control project, doesn't go through by traumatizing the employees so that they don't work on it.

Vor Monat
King of remix
King of remix

The heartbreak in his voice when he's yelling he has to save Asuna

Vor 2 Monate
iPhoenix26
iPhoenix26

"Princess Hime Kuroneko-desu-chan of the Nyan-Nyan Tribe" is either the worst thing I've ever heard or the best

Vor 4 Monate
Draconic Paladin
Draconic Paladin

@maeve "the" princess princess black cat. Also using "chan" on herself.

Vor 4 Monate
The Guy Who Asked
The Guy Who Asked

@maeve little princess princess black-cat of the meow meow clan*

Vor 4 Monate
James Pesce
James Pesce

I know! This lore they've created is the best and worst thing ever! I could totally see something like this happening in real life.

Vor 4 Monate
David / Shadow
David / Shadow

Yes, I loved the mockery, but that also made me cringe inside really hard

Vor 4 Monate
Ootori Azumi 鳳アズミ
Ootori Azumi 鳳アズミ

the translation from jp to en is "i am princess princess black cat" -chan. the "i am" being a part of the name, not separate words because of the word "desu" in there.

Vor 4 Monate
Boreas Dalvy
Boreas Dalvy

It still gets me every time that this series has better character development and writing than the actual show. So glad to see a new episode!

Vor 4 Monate
Shuvopriyo Barua
Shuvopriyo Barua

20:01 No one's pointing out that both Kirito and his sister have deity-based exclamations

Vor 3 Monate
Jordan Ross
Jordan Ross

One day I hope to see don fluffles return as a cat fairy. It be hilarious to see

Vor Monat
Cylian The Hollow
Cylian The Hollow

I love how offended Kirito sounds when Eugene tells him "you're not pretty enough to pull it off" lol

Vor 3 Monate
dodiswatchbobobo
dodiswatchbobobo

The cliffhanger can only mean one thing. They’re ready to do it. They’re ready to try giving Asuna an episode made from 8 minutes of material. I believe in you guys. Good luck.

Vor 4 Monate
jeremy smith
jeremy smith

@Mustache D. Luffy cut that part, or reframe it as the researchers trying to get revenge on Asuna for her torture of them, only for them to fail and be brutalized anew.

Vor 4 Monate
Someone
Someone

I mean, they've shown incredible editing prowess before. likelihood is it won't be an entire 20 minutes worth of asuna content, however, they did the squeakers thing, wild cannibals and glitched soup boy with characters that didn't exist in the SAO Proper. I don't doubt they could probably do something extra with asuna if they really tried, but that might take a while. I don't know whether they'd actually do it. I was thinking earlier that it'd be funny if Kirito and Yui made it to Asuna's cage only to find it completely empty because Asuna had already escaped the world tree and had gone undercover looking for him or something, but I don't think that's gonna be the case. either way, they're gonna leave out the weird slug scene, I think (ugh I might vomit just thinking about it).

Vor 4 Monate
Mustache D. Luffy
Mustache D. Luffy

@jeremy smith that wouldn’t work given they tie her up

Vor 4 Monate
jeremy smith
jeremy smith

Shoot maybe the tentacle monsters can be salvaged as avatars the researchers took so Asuna can't brutalize them as much.

Vor 4 Monate
Mustache D. Luffy
Mustache D. Luffy

@dodiswatchbobobo she won’t get a full episode tho. It’s not a bad thing but this arc wasn’t really made for her

Vor 4 Monate
Linferno
Linferno

The voice actor of the Sylph Queen is SO TALENTED I almost died choking while laughing at his dialogue in 14:29

Vor 3 Monate
miko foin
miko foin

As someone who used to rp on mmos this episode was so accurate it was nostalgic a war that breaks put purely because of ooc drama

Vor 4 Monate
Franny Boi
Franny Boi

OH MY GAWD THEY FIXED IT! If I may go on a tangent for a bit. Recon has a habit of switching between "Kirigaya" and "princess" when addressing Leafa/Sugu. Once our trio meets Recon, there is a good chance he'll be the one to trigger the connection between Leafa and Sugu for Kirito's brain. If I'm right, that pointless fight the siblings have after their identities are revealed is probably going to turn into a scream fest of them venting their feelings, duking it out and finally bonding.

Vor 3 Monate
TheWaluigiman1
TheWaluigiman1

Relationships destroying guilds is something I can relate on a whole nother level.

Vor 3 Monate
Brandon H
Brandon H

I still don’t play a game because a of a breakup

Vor Monat
David
David

"Yay, get them, daddy!" - "No, please don't get us, daddy!" gets me every time

Vor 4 Monate
Thesockface
Thesockface

@Bryan Lariviere No need to wonder where your god is he right here and fresh out of mercy *crying

Vor Monat
Eiji
Eiji

@JJRULEZ159 There's no need to wonder where your god is. He's right infront of you and he's fresh out of MERCY...

Vor 2 Monate
Thesockface
Thesockface

@Steaphan9 WE MUST S-AGH

Vor 3 Monate
Eiji
Eiji

@jeshon loonskin Gary...

Vor 3 Monate
snickelfrits fellow
snickelfrits fellow

It breaks my heart that Asuna will miss the race wars

Vor Monat
Big Goose
Big Goose

sao abridged is managing to fix one of the biggest problems i had with afleim, which is how somehow nobody recognised him

Vor 2 Monate
Shadethewolfy
Shadethewolfy

Okay, so calling it now: Suguha was either bullied savagely and Kazuto did nothing to help Or she was... yeah... by either a family friend or some random fuck and Kazuto was tied down and did nothing to help OR, knowing SWE's love of burning the original script and coming up with shit that actually makes sense... and Suguha's portrayal as a bit of an idiot... it's probably something stupid like she was choking on air and Kazuto didn't help her. I'm going with option three, because the less I think about Reiki Kawahara's writing the happier I'll be.

Vor 3 Monate
nicholasseng
nicholasseng

It could also be the cannon reason and she resented kirito for doing it. In the original, if i remember correct, he quit kendo due to the pressure he got from his grandfather due to that, all the pressure and stress was concentrated solely on suguha since she took over her brother’s role as the student under their grandfather. She hated it but couldnt do anything so she just continued to train under him

Vor 2 Monate
flux rono
flux rono

after rewatching everything I would love it if, at the end of this arc, they learn Asuna was never truly trapped in the game, and in reality, she never realized how to use the left-hand menu to just open the menu and log out.

Vor 3 Monate
Sawyer Paul
Sawyer Paul

The fact that Kirito’s names are taken _specifically_ because the Entirety of the Spriggan players were trying to play as him is *insane* Also, *_HELL YEAH, SAOA_*

Vor 4 Monate
AJ Stewart
AJ Stewart

I literally thought I was reading too far into it but yep, so glad I'm not the only one who noticed

Vor 3 Monate
broEye1
broEye1

Also brings back a problem I had for a long time: Leafa's quite aware of all this and knows that it's practically a Spriggan tradition to name oneself some variation of Kirito, yet the moment he says that name she immediately knows it's her brother.

Vor 4 Monate
Just Anoman
Just Anoman

But then the question is, how did Leafa figure out Kirito is... Kirito when he told him his name. All Spriggans are kiritos, shouldn't she snark that it's unhelpful? What makes her instantly recognize that he's the "real one"?

Vor 4 Monate
Sheikashii OLD CHANNEL no more uploads
Sheikashii OLD CHANNEL no more uploads

@Retro Red Names dont get freed up. There.

Vor 4 Monate
Ltnt Wafflz
Ltnt Wafflz

@Retro Red I don't care how serious the RP is, If someone ragequits a game they aren't going to go through the effort of deleting their account.

Vor 4 Monate
Likonu Shepard
Likonu Shepard

I’m hoping there will be a moment when everyone realizes that he’s the real Kirito You guys are total bad asses Keep up the amazing work

Vor Monat
Brandon Castellano
Brandon Castellano

Kirito going “HARK!” Surely gives him some kind of flashback. I wonder if he’s where he learned to be a role player. Poor Godfrey.

Vor Tag
Drayfus Everfall
Drayfus Everfall

That distant "no please don't get us daddy" got me 8:28

Vor 4 Monate
Nicholas Allen
Nicholas Allen

"Just like every night, has its dawn." I was dying xD this whole episode is just great

Vor 3 Monate
Ryan MacLean
Ryan MacLean

Just a reminder: Asuna maxed out cooking. Just remember that while remembering that her first step was to eat people until they’d leave her alone in the birdcage

Vor 4 Monate
Rj Peterson
Rj Peterson

The true tragedy is to be wasted.

Vor 2 Monate
Ryan MacLean
Ryan MacLean

@Tthemoney15 yep

Vor 4 Monate
Tthemoney15
Tthemoney15

She *WHAT*

Vor 4 Monate
Ryan MacLean
Ryan MacLean

@Potahtwah its possible, granted we haven't seen them yet so I'd say it's still up for grabs and either would go on her plate with little complaint

Vor 4 Monate
Potahtwah
Potahtwah

@Ryan MacLean You make a fair point on the second one, but the first one, seeing that Oberon, from what I'm gathering, seems to be a sylph, couldn't it be assumed that the guards aren't Undine?

Vor 4 Monate
Sero Tonin
Sero Tonin

"Quoth the raven, 'fireball'" is an underrated line

Vor 4 Monate
The Foolish Saint Theodore
The Foolish Saint Theodore

"Fetch me a moonmirror" has got to be the hardest line in the whole episode Right under "Yurrr banished"

Vor 3 Monate
Yogshi
Yogshi

"NEVER FEAR you UPsetting Child" -- Sakuya. that is one great line delivery I won't forget anytime soon. Wonderful episode, worth the wait.

Vor 3 Monate
Jaelyn Raine
Jaelyn Raine

the entire year wait was worth it for the moment at 19:16 "Don't play dumb, you're not pretty enough to pull it off" *offended gasp*

Vor 4 Monate
Ryan Jacques
Ryan Jacques

"I just wanted peace between the races!" "YOUR MAD DREAMS END HERE!" - 10/10 line

Vor 4 Monate
Dandyman (Splatoon 2 Hundered)
Dandyman (Splatoon 2 Hundered)

SSBLeroy the kings name is Travis, and Travis tried to get the salamanders to attack kirito, and possible stampede him... it's astroworld online

Vor 2 Monate
Livious Gameplay
Livious Gameplay

@AggravatedAxolotl Critical role theory

Vor 3 Monate
MetalForTheMasses
MetalForTheMasses

@Just Gabe Nobody's dieting on my watch!

Vor 3 Monate
Just Gabe
Just Gabe

I was dieing at this part lmao

Vor 4 Monate
X-Omnistar-X
X-Omnistar-X

Oh my god. I just had a thought that is so hilarious yet makes so much sense that it could be canon. The reason why Asuna can't log out is because she doesn't know that she has to use the other hand to bring up the menu. In short, SHE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO OPEN THE MENU. Please, Something Witty Entertainment, make it so. I beg you.

Vor 25 Tage
IIsatomi3ii
IIsatomi3ii

"Its just a game ya know" saying this to the hero of aincrad is just painful. Dude literally survived 2 years in a life or death videogame before playing a hunch and still "died" as a result

Vor 3 Monate
Codename: Xelda
Codename: Xelda

I love how she screams "I'll kill you!!!" but proceeds to smile 31:38

Vor 3 Monate
Antonio Winbush
Antonio Winbush

It’s the throwaway jokes, for me! “Why do I taste Mayo?” Is hilarious. Plus Squeaker being some kind of salamander celebrity was great. Well done!

Vor 4 Monate
Adam Smith
Adam Smith

Kirito with Lisbeth's sword: "Well, I hope you don't mind if I take it for a...TEST DRIVE." Kirito with Leafa's sword: "Sorry! I'll try not to break it!" QUALITY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!

Vor 4 Monate
Mr. Piccolo
Mr. Piccolo

@Alexander Lindblom Ideas are always better after the fact.

Vor 4 Monate
Powercore2000
Powercore2000

@Leon- -mwn Yes

Vor 4 Monate
a
a

he has improved!

Vor 4 Monate
ZealousChristian 24
ZealousChristian 24

To be fair, Lisbeth wanted him to pay for the sword while Leafa was having her sword borrowed without permission. Different contexts.

Vor 4 Monate
Saiyanfang10
Saiyanfang10

@Herohammer Studios When he fights Santa Klein says don't give up on humanity, Lisbeth calls him an asshole which he didn't realize gloom eyes fight etc

Vor 4 Monate

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