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SAO Part 1 Review
on 8 January 2014
To start off for those that don't know what Sword Art Online is about it's about the first virtually created online video game in 2022. It is hyped to be one of the greatest games ever until the players log in to find out they are unable to log out and if they die in the game they will die in real life. The anime follows Kirito, his adventures and how he survives but I shan't say anything else, I'll let you watch the rest!
For those interested about the box and/ or box art it is your average plastic DVD case but the artwork on the outside and inside is quite nice for that of just a normal case, the inside has an image of Aincrad (where the game is set)with a small episode list at the bottom which is easy to read. The disc itself looks pleasant with a kind of dark swept look with a black outline of Kirito on it. The menu of the DVD is also easy to navigate with either playing all episodes, episode select, set up and bonus features. The first two are self explanatory in what they consist of. The set up enables you to watch it in Japanese or English with or without English subtitles so you can watch it whatever your preference is. The bonus features has the opening and ending credits without the text so that's nice too, not amazing but it's something.
The anime itself is addictive from the get-go and a must watch for any anime fan. It's exciting, dramatic, entertaining and certainly worth a watch. Quite a lot of people will say that it goes downhill from episodes 15 onwards, I personally don't agree as it's still full of action and is great to watch but I can see how people would prefer the earlier episodes of the season. Despite the somewhat questionable price for only seven episodes it is certainly worth buying either now or waiting on the price to go down but I can't recommend it enough and it is a fantastic anime! I'll be sure to pick up the rest of the DVDs when they come out at the end of the next few months!