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Sword Art Online – 01

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This is a joint with GotWoot Fansubs.

I’m not sure if we’re wasting our time going ahead with this series, with the Crunchyroll simulcast and decent script (only a couple real translation inaccuracies but general derpy English). The rest of the team were practically unanimous in their desire to continue though, so… here you go!

And what a fantastic first episode it was! The visuals are to die for.

Please enjoy!

EDIT: We’ve v2’d the episode with the following changes:

  • New encode: the video should be slightly better, and the audio is now truly stereo.
  • Typesetting: the color issues some of you were having should be fixed. Some signs have also been tweaked.
  • Karaoke: Simple karaoke effects have been added.
  • Script: a few lines have been tweaked for improvement.

As the v2 uses a new encode, there will be no patch. The XviD is based on the v2 version.

178 Thoughts on “Sword Art Online – 01

  1. @eternalrain Spice and Wolf didn’t feel to rushed. But it defiantly went much faster than it should of the second season just kept jumping from one part to the next without even a seconds pause.

  2. Oh no way. UTW is doing SAO? Jeeze I missed out! I really hope they keep this true to the Light Novels. They’ve been good aside from a few minor details.

  3. where sd,avi version???

  4. ol misaka lo on July 9, 2012 at 7:14 am said:

    I really wanna check this out. As it stands, I still need the SD version cuz my computer is incredibly terrible.

    From what I have been told, this show will appeal to me since I love .Hack so much…

    …no pressure guys…just wanna see what will most likely help make my weeks worth dragging through, just like last season’s shows.

  5. @Soranium: If you look in the epilogue, you’ll see “Kuradeel” on the wall.

  6. Linkmstr on July 9, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

    Well… if u don’t want to uninstall CCCP.
    Here’s what I did (I was too lazy to uninstall CCCP):
    1. Download the latest offcial FFDShow.
    2. Open up the installer.
    3. It’ll set it’s directory area to CCCP’s FFDShow. If not, you can try and set it up manually.
    4. After installing, follow the instructions on those pictures up top.
    5. The video decoder should appear as a tray icon with other icons at the bottom-right of your computer screen.
    6. Check and see if those boxes are still there or not.
    7. If the problem still persists… Do the other stuff GotWoot mentioned. (RECOMMENDED)

  7. xAtKx on July 9, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

    Calling it now, best anime of the season

  8. The story will get better in a while. It seems that this anime version of Sword Art Online is sorted out all episodes of book version based on time line. The production companies are doing similar orientation with Accel World. This is all because this same author writes additional story along with the main story so that those short stories would explain the lacking parts in the main story. Anyway, SAO series was once stayed as the most popular web novel in all categories in Japan based on weekly public voting among over 500 novel sites for over 2 years. However, somehow publishing companies sis not think that SAo could be sold well, It took almost 7 years for the book to be published in paper form and 3 mores years to be anime. The main problem seems to be the theme of the story which was too new for the time period. Personally, I think that the stories are interesting enough for continuous support. I assume that these 2 seasons would cover for Part 1. I am pretty sure that Part 2 would be made later on. Part 3 and Part 4 are questionable. So, as xAtKx commented, it could be the best anime of the season.

  9. hint: Akihiko Kayaba appears at the end roll part of the show.

  10. josesl16 on July 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

    No, no, you can’t possibly be wasting time. After all, two great subbing groups joined together make the best subbing group. Just look at the ratings on fansubs. Anyway, thanks for subbing it, UTWoots! Can’t really wait for next episode 😡

  11. hello on July 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm said:

    My guess is that the next episode will feature vol1 ch4 onwards until around the when Cradil calls Kirito a Beater (chapter 5, 6 or 7) and then he will remember the events of Aria in the Starless Night (flashback arc). Beacause the mention of the word Beater comes at the very end of Aria. It would take more than one episode to cover the Aria Side Story so the name Beater would have been wrong for the episode unless mentioned.

  12. Who cares about the subs, and whether Crunchy’s are good or not – your encodes are to die for! I would seriously still religiously download from you if you only released the video without the sub file. The encode is literally the only reason I download fansubs instead of raws these days, ever since the change to 10bit.

  13. yarbelk on July 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

    Give Me More Crack!!!

  14. Drummin on July 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

    Just one episode in and I have a feeling this will jump to the top of my all time favorite shows in no time. Thanks for the subs and encode UTWoots.

  15. Gucio on July 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm said:

    Thanks, and please status on Index II BD, or they are dropped?

  16. @Den, yeah, that is why it took several years of .hack and other series becoming possible for them to realize: oh hey, this might actually work.

    But I really do hope UTW does this. My favorite (active) group (probably my favorite group period but without the same shows, hard to compare) doing a show I’ve been looking forward to for years?

    That being said, no pressure but if you can sub this one, please do XD.

  17. TheWingless on July 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm said:

    To fix the problem, you go into: View>Options>Under Subtitle, Default Style>Check under “Screen Alignment & Margins” Make sure there’s is a checkmark for “Position subtitles relative to the video frame” and that it’s not a filled box or empty.
    No need to uninstall then install CCCP, although CCCP works just as well if not better.

  18. kametec on July 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm said:

    After watching this episode I say that no time spent on this series is wasted. Thanks for subbing this.
    Man, I really should have waited for more episodes to be available before watching. Now I’m curious about this series and it’s Monday.

  19. SassyxStar on July 10, 2012 at 12:03 am said:

    Still waiting…..patiently for avi :'(

  20. I hope that you will continue subbing, I really don’t want to see Crunchy ads + it won’t be in HD for free members.

  21. Thanks for picking this series up. I hope that you will continue subbing, I really don’t want to see Crunchy ads + it won’t be in HD for free members.

  22. so, thats explained why sd,avi version so slow.
    hopefully the v2 come out together with sd,avi version not waiting another day again

  23. Dark_Pride on July 10, 2012 at 3:34 am said:

    @qer: Please don’t complain about the SD version being too slow. At least the SD version that we will download when they release later is already v2’ed.

    Also, thank you UTW for this release and for the SD version.

  24. Linkmstr on July 10, 2012 at 3:56 am said:

    I don’t get why people complain about the audio… I can hear the audio just fine from both speakers… o.o;
    The encoding wasn’t much of a problem… I even made steps on using FFDShow to fix that weird box thing that GotWoots put an example on…
    Oh well… v2 are usually, if not always, better.
    Thanks! UTWoots!

  25. klaynne14 on July 10, 2012 at 4:49 am said:

    times like this I’m glad I’m waiting for the Xvid xD thx for the v2 😀

  26. AlienGamer on July 10, 2012 at 5:05 am said:

    V2 still isn’t there in XDCC :/

  27. Envoy on July 10, 2012 at 5:57 am said:

    Well I didn’t noticed the sound problem though, but v2 is always better so thanks for release UTWoots! Btw really looking forward for the next episode 🙂

  28. Ecentric on July 10, 2012 at 6:10 am said:

    Thank you all so much for your hard work on this series. Considering how epic and sweeping the LN’s are, I have expectations for the anime. Glad to see a really good fansub group (that it seems has read the LN’s) is working on this to do it justice.

    Also I know it’s late to add her to the poll, but I really think Asuna should win best girl!

  29. Thanks….. btw, please inform us in advance if u will release v2 before releasing avi version. it’ll decrease people who whine about about sd version

  30. I swear that if there was an opening and I had the time, I’d join the team just to make the SD encodes for this series.

    I really do hope that you guys pick up Da Capo III though when it airs. If not, I’m sure someone else will, but still…

  31. Verix on July 10, 2012 at 7:52 am said:

    Wow I watched the v1 and didn’t notice anything off with video, boxes(?) or audio. Oh well, thanks for the v2!

  32. Angry Man You! on July 10, 2012 at 8:36 am said:

    v2 = better audio
    lol audio and video length differs by 9 seconds, not that its really a problem though

  33. Anonymous on July 10, 2012 at 8:36 am said:



  35. Thanks for the V2 😀 Didn’t notice any issues with the original, but better is always good!

  36. Otakudemon on July 10, 2012 at 10:00 am said:

    Loved the first ep!! I’ll be getting my fix of this here!

  37. Hurray for v2!! I did actually think the audio sounded boxy and wondered if the video should of looked so dull in places. I had just put it down to the source though. But hopefully this will make things nicer.

  38. UnLucky on July 10, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

    So how do they eat?

    and poop??

  39. Ok so I’ve changed to the v2 and added xy-vsfilter as per GotWoot’s instructions, and it looks like even though I wasn’t experiencing problems with the colours on the login screen, i’m not looking at the earlier titles looking crappier.

    Is gotwoot yanking our chains by saying that CCCP isn’t good enough on it’s own for this release and that we now need xy-vsfilter as well? as i don’t see why these problems would occur in the first place. What do you guys recommend? as you guys don’t say anything about changing filters.

  40. kayaba kidnaps all the player or the people outside found out and put them in a cyro chamber or some sorts, how’s that?

  41. @jUnLucky:

    i was wondering the same….
    just how do the people/their bodies survive in the real world? O_o

  42. Daniel on July 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

    That’s weird for v2, because for the login screen, I’m getting the blue box as mention on gotwoot’s site, but for v1, everything else is fine, anyone else getting this problem too?

    PS. I fixed it by taking the v1 part of it and putting it back into v2. lol, so no more blue box…

  43. Progeusz on July 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm said:

    >The visuals are to die for.
    There are many anime with background art of that level.

  44. Shame on Raze for appreciating SAO art! What a loser.

  45. Angry Man You! on July 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

    Moved in Hospital for Life Support

  46. anonymous on July 10, 2012 at 2:03 pm said:

    heeh, well its not that bad. but the art doesnt feel that amazing, seems very much similiar with .hack.

  47. trololol on July 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm said:

    actually, our interest in art greatly differ from one man to another…. like in art class our painting can get 8, but somebody else will only give us 6. nobody can give art a real score. if u like it u will appreciate it, but if u not then u dont need to insult who like it. it’s not like anybody can make something as good as somebody else u know!?

  48. booms on July 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

    Epic anime is epic.

    But my imagination seems a lot better.

  49. Allucyfer on July 10, 2012 at 5:09 pm said:

    It has been such a long time since i first read this novel. Always thought that it was great anime material and here it is today, even got UTW’s great translation. Thank you so much for this long awaited first episode =D

  50. so I use these filters, and the OP song kept on flickering.

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