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Final Impressions: Sword Art Online II

Preemptive Tears!
Apr 15
There’s something wonderful about having a show make you feel emotional-- especially when you were certain that the series couldn’t top its first half. One moment you’re expecting the program to fall apart w...

Sword Art Online II heads to Toonami

Get your Nervegear ready!
Feb 16
Prepare to enter Gun Gale Online! The wildly popular, Sword Art Online will be showing its second season on Toonami next month, starting on March 28th. I was actually really late to the whole SAO game, but now that I've caught up, I can honestly call myself a fan. If you haven't had a chance to watch the first season, you have a little over a month to get caught up!

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episodes 10-13

Expositions everywhere!
Oct 04
It may have happened sooner than expected, but Sword Art Online II is ready to deliver the final showdown between our heroes and Death Gun. While the right pieces were set in motion, the story decided to take it slow, as...

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 9

X marks the spot
Sep 06
As Sword Art Online II begins to imply that the Phantom Bullet Arc is coming to a close, things are starting to get intense around these parts. In the midst of this event, A-1 has fully recovered from their injuries, so that they can get ready to load up the big cannons. Since there are many important at play during these major moments, let's hope that the team hits their main target.

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 8

Fire when ready
Aug 29
It seems that A-1 might be in the clear right now. And to think that the BoB tournament was the key to helping Sword Art Online II move in the right direction. However, my main concern right now is that the Phantom Bullet Arc won't take up an entire season. Based on the direction the show is taking, this event might be the one to determine the storyline's actual length.

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 7

Crisis averted?
Aug 22
Yikes. I never expected to be concerned about Sword Art Online II’s well-being. While there was a bit of hope for A-1 to get back on track, things are taking a slight turn for the worse with the way how they followed up on the show’s latest conflict. From the looks of it, the SAO II might be in a grim state until things pick up again.

A Daily Dose of Music: Eir Aoi

Sparkly new sounds
Aug 22
The always exquisite Hokkaido native, Eir Aoi is back with a highly energetic new single, fully cement herself as one of J-Pop's most promising new artists. When she burst on the scene in 2011, her quick rise to fame from th...

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 6

Is Slow Art Online gaining speed?
Aug 14
Right when I was feeling comfortable with Sword Art Online II’s pacing, A-1 decides to speed things up a bit. One moment, the presentation’s going smooth, and all of a sudden, the show breezes through two battles ...

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 5

Revol Crash: Version Kirito
Aug 08
At long last, Slow Art Online is ready for the moment that we've all been waiting for. It's finally time to see how A-1 handles the first fight that features you know who. In all seriousness, is this really the thing that we ...

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 4

Looks can be deceiving
Jul 30
It may have taken SAO II's story a bit to get this far, but it’s finally time for A-1 to animate Kirito’s Gun Gale Online debut. Seeing that Kazuto’s current character is different from his usual a...

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 3

Traumatic, isnt it?
Jul 23
Sword Art Online II sure loves to take its sweet time with presenting its story to the audience. In all seriousness, SAO II’s pacing isn’t a bad thing, as it gives us some time to soak in certain aspects that the ...

Annotated Anime: Sword Art Online II episode 2

Don't underestimate Sinon's sniping skills
Jul 15
After going through an exposition-filled episode, you’d think that Sword Art Online II would start Kazuto’s main mission already. Instead, the series chose to introduce the viewers to Sinon, a player who happ...

First Impressions: Sword Art Online II

It's time to log back in
Jul 07
Back in 2012, Sword Art Online’s first season caused a huge stir in the anime community. Most people hated the show because of Kirito’s character, while others started disliking the series when SAO was in the midd...

Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide, Part 1!

In the Summertime
Jul 02
It's the summertime, and the weather is high. You can reach right up, and touch the sky. When the weather's fine, we've got Japanese cartoons on the mind! It's the first part of Japanator's Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide! Th...

Sword Art Online season 2 to premiere worldwide

Special events at AX and Japan Expo in France
May 21
To promote SAO season 2, Sword Art Online II, which is due out this summer, Aniplex of America is hosting a premiere screening of the first episode at Anime Expo on July 4th. It predates the screening on Japanese TV on July 5...

Sword Art Online II to simulcast worldwide, airing in Japan in July

Get a double dose of SAOII this year and vote on your favorite SAO stuff!
Apr 19
Following the success of the first Sword Art Online series, the second installment, Sword Art Online II, will be simulcast worldwide. Aniplex confirmed the announcement today, and the series will be airing in Japan in July of...

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