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Sword Art Online – 18

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We got lots of Asuna fanservice in the first half of this series, so it’s now time for some generous imouto fanservice!
Yeah, the status screen says “Leefa” this time round, but we’re sticking to Leafa unless “Leefa” continues to crop up.

76 Thoughts on “Sword Art Online – 18

  1. Suguha > Asuna

  2. So it’s time for best fanservice??

  3. Terribru on November 4, 2012 at 3:21 am said:


  4. Oh Suguha. . . The anime has done a bang up job of making her so damn cute. I almost can’t wait for her heart to get shattered

  5. klaynne14 on November 4, 2012 at 3:25 am said:

    my body is ready 😀

  6. iSupercell on November 4, 2012 at 3:27 am said:

    Thank you very much!

  7. Kuroharu on November 4, 2012 at 3:28 am said:

    Thanks for the release. My night with programming hw is relieved with this.

  8. Linkmstr on November 4, 2012 at 3:30 am said:

    Thanks! =D

  9. Asuna; a wish-fulfillment character’s wet dream, no real substance. S.A.O. most overhyped anime of this season imo, although still watchable aside from the extremely poor pacing and character development.
    The only realistic character is the lil busty imouto. :>

  10. Geese1 on November 4, 2012 at 3:36 am said:

    Thanks for the new episode!

  11. pendragon on November 4, 2012 at 3:40 am said:

    mhmm the status screens have twice made a mistake in the animation :)) (i remember taking a snapshot of those two xD, one was from when heathcliff’s duel with kirito when he was found out, “changed to immortal object” but was supposed to be mortal xD) and ALART on episode 16 when kirito was going to thrash his items xD so yeah haha
    Anyway…THANKS AS ALWAYS!!! 😀

  12. Dark-sama on November 4, 2012 at 3:50 am said:

    yea, i have this question too, LOL xD

  13. macxxx007 on November 4, 2012 at 3:50 am said:

    Sweet… thanks so much for the episode!
    Have a great night… and yeah… I do admittedly like “Leafa” better… kind of sounds more like a fairy, I guess, lol

  14. Shawn263241 on November 4, 2012 at 3:59 am said:

    Oh my God you guys have to do the blurays!
    Uh, I mean, thanks for the episode!!

  15. Thanks! We’re getting closer and closer to the end of the anime… I really hope a anime adaptation of the rest of the novels gets made eventually.

  16. Entrav on November 4, 2012 at 4:12 am said:

    Awww yeah thank you! Boobs.

  17. Thanks for the release guys
    Tomorrow my Final exam start but I still wanna watch this XD

  18. Kamugin on November 4, 2012 at 4:53 am said:

    This second arch, while still good, is below the first one. Why? There are some inconsistences and the plot is cliché. It was far too convenient that Leefa was actually Suguha and pretty absurd that she wasn’t able to tell that Kirito is her brother yet. What is this? Lois Lane syndrome? Why she didn’t ask herself how can a player that is novice in the game be so much powerful? And Asuna being the captive lady, under the claws of a very despicable vilain, is a tiresome cliché. I have to overlook these things to still be able to enjoy the series.

  19. man00ver on November 4, 2012 at 4:54 am said:

    Well, this one took the series to a whole new level of fanservice. I guess it was just a matter of time to bait the bluray sales. Not that I’m complaining! And it was true to the LN, after all….
    [spoiler]Groping bastard must die a bloody death, and they’d better not skimp on the ultra-violence for that.[/spoiler]

  20. alex0714 on November 4, 2012 at 5:06 am said:

    Sugu fanservice is the best fanservice~ Thank you so much UTW!. A-1 Pictures is doing a great job with ALO. Too bad SAO wasn’t like this.

  21. Kamugin on November 4, 2012 at 5:28 am said:

    [quote] @man00ver>
    Groping bastard must die a bloody death, and they’d better not skimp on the ultra-violence for that.[/quote]
    I second this.

  22. @Kamugin
    I REALLY hate to use the “The LN explains it” card but I’m really gonna have to here.
    The reason Leafa is Suguha is plot contrivance I’ll give you that much. But her not recognizing Kirito is because he is supposed to look quite a bit different as a Spriggan. Remember the LN art (which the anime cribs its designs from) wasn’t drawn till SAO was published a few years ago, but the story was written way back in the first half of the 00s, Kawahara was already on Alicization (Vol 9 onwards) in 2005 IIRC where as this is from vol 3. Also his voice is supposed to be different in game, hell even in SAO they weren’t using their “real voices” [spoiler] Kirito even says Asuna’s real voice was very different from the one he had heard for two years at the end of this arc[/spoiler]
    Him being so good is also a plot element the anime left out. Which is one of the biggest plot elements in the entire series to the point where GGO and Mother’s Rosario are build on it: The longer you fulldive, the faster/stronger you get in VR, And that’s a function of hardware as opposed to any given software so you are faster in every game running on a nervegear or amusphere. Leafa assumes Kirito is just someone who has been playing VRMMOs (other than ALO) for a long time and thats why he is so fast, its further reenforced by her thinking Yui is a “Private Pixie” which was a lottery award supposedly given to early adopters/pre-orders, meaning she thinks Kirito has had ALO longer than her but just hasn’t been playing it.

  23. KiritoIsTheBest on November 4, 2012 at 5:42 am said:

    Thank you so much!! I always dl for your translation works, no matter how long I have to wait

  24. Tori_Karaage on November 4, 2012 at 5:49 am said:

    Yui this arc is fun sized 😀 Leafa/Suguha is… also fun sized 😀

  25. Trigger Off on November 4, 2012 at 6:00 am said:

    Nothing Happens Anymore: The Animation

  26. Shiratori Ryuga on November 4, 2012 at 6:24 am said:

    Thanks for another great job guys. While the anime has a weird pace, it’s still pretty decent to watch. Maybe it’s cause those of us who finished the LN get more out of the story already with the descriptive scenes and whatnot so we aren’t really impressed with the anime. We are mostly probably here for the fight scenes anyway.
    Is it just me or does some of you who read the LN feels like the ALO arc is following a little closer to the LN than the SAO arc? SAO was a bit of a rush in terms of story but they seem to have suddenly slow downed for ALO…

  27. In the novel (at least, in the fan translation), they continuously called the ALF currency Yurudo, you called it Yuldo. Is there any basis to know which one is the correct one? It sounded, like Kirito did say Yurudo, but that could be a “japanization” of Yuldo too, so, i’m not sure.

  28. Sword Art Online Blu-ray Vol.7 (episode 17~??) will be release around end of April 2013 (Since Vol.6 would release on 27th March 2013).

  29. Anyone know of any groups that are currently doing/planning on releasing the BDs for this show?

  30. kitaa! on November 4, 2012 at 9:05 am said:

    wow thanks super fast release HD AND SD ver

  31. Big_Boss_90 on November 4, 2012 at 9:38 am said:

    Thank you!

  32. @Kamujin, @Zed: Pulling the “LN explains it” card for Leefa being Suguha as well.

  33. @Kamugin
    “And Asuna being the captive lady, under the claws of a very despicable vilain, is a tiresome cliché. I have to overlook these things to still be able to enjoy the series.”
    He can alter memories from what the anime explained so far. So, rape Asuna, make her think she was sleeping==> no damage to the actual person, even more since virtual world. Yet, there’s no indication for that, even more, he doesn’t do anything else to Asuna aside from sexual harassment and playing with words.
    Nop, not evil and despicable vilian, This guy is a vilian, but, not that bad and despicable person as he could be much worse, given his condition and power in the current setting.
    “Leafa assumes Kirito is just someone who has been playing VRMMOs (other than ALO) for a long time and thats why he is so fast, its further reenforced by her thinking Yui is a “Private Pixie” which was a lottery award supposedly given to early adopters/pre-orders, meaning she thinks Kirito has had ALO longer than her but just hasn’t been playing it.”
    They better add this to the anime. The private pixie thing is such a convenient thing in the anime that’s just awful.
    Well, at AlfHeim char creation you are told “Your character appearance will be generated randomly”. So, he could look and talk exactly like Kazuto and still she could have no clue its him.

  34. @New:
    Well, it’s common sense there. He was able to save her from these guys using basic equipment, meaning his stats were up to the roof. Even if you combine that with the fact that he doesn’t know anything about the game, she is still much more likely to assume that he is someone who played the game for longer than she did (and possibly just did not get into the city and wandered on his own like an idiot, which could also explain how could he find a private pixie in the game that he could “save”), rather than her own brother who got an old save bonus and instantly became the strongest player in the game.
    Either way, it would be normal for her to assume that he had the game for a long time, regardless of how much time he spent playing it, and Kirito couldn’t get the game until very recently because he was in SAO so she didn’t even consider that possibility.
    Sure, there are clues here and there, but honestly it’s not like they have to explain that one if we try to look at it through the eyes of a normal player – the clues would only matter if she thought it possible for Kazuto to be in ALO.
    Also, about the rape bit not making him as bad a villain as he is supposed to be, well…
    It is Japan, and there being raped can wreck someone’s life utterly because of all their weird social norms and other stuff. So his threat to rape her just for the heck of it is rather bad. And him saying that he could be worse and rewrite her memories does not even make it better, that’s psychological torture, even if a mild one.

  35. anonymous on November 4, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

    argh, its so slow pace.. at this rate, my favorite arc ggo will be under 3 episode or something.. and i like it better than alo arc, probably because shinnon there 😀
    i hope this arc can be over soon ~

  36. @anonymous:
    ALO arc will not end until the last episode, we will only see the GGO arc if there is the second season.

  37. Jay-kun on November 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm said:

    Thanks! 😀

  38. ryouitg on November 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm said:

    yay (>^o^)>

  39. Ashitaka on November 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm said:

    @Oni: right, because beautiful, cute, perfectly-proportioned younger (but not too young) little sisters with a brother complex, athletic ability, cooking skills, kindheartedness, a love of gaming and juuuuust enough tsundere to be endearing are TOTALLY realistic and commonplace.

  40. Olexijl on November 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm said:

    Just a little curiousity: the logout/login problem.
    Kirito – on beginning – login’s himself and appears to Leafa, you remember? He login’s, like any other player. So he was NOT there, and suddenly he “appears” there.
    The logout should be similar. However this assuming was wrong later in the episode. While Leafa seems to logout normally in “disappearing” mode, Kirito does not “disappear”, but merely in “sleeping” mode.
    So what is going here? Any explanation?
    Why it is possible to logout/login normally like “disappear/appear” in one place and not possible to do the same in another place?

  41. Gaijin on November 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

    @Olexijl: Its simply because they are not in a safe area/ town.
    Since they are in the neutral area / forest, when they log out their avatar is left behind for a few extra minutes, leaving their avatar open to attack from mobs and other players. This is why they took turns switching out while one guards the other players avatar.

  42. Soukyuu on November 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

    @Olexijl: why he got ported to Leafa may be explained later, it was in the LN. As for logging out normally or while sleeping, it’s the user’s choice. You simply get disconnected once the AmuSphere detects you’re sleeping. Obviously, this was disabled in SAO.

  43. this is why im alittle angry at them makig Kirito’s ALO avatar so pale in the Anime; the LN stresses again and again that Spriggans, including Kirito, are dark-skinned (probably the same skin tone a D-grayman Noah has), yet they made hsi avatar more pale than his IRL body, which is just weird.
    oh and for people assumingit was weird for him to beat the veteran players; Egil said it, and it was int he anime as well: ALO doesnt have a level-system, and no “stats” in that sense; any stat bonuses come just frm the equipment, and your skills just determine what stuff you can equip. a high skill in “swords” doesnt give you an attack-onus, it just makes oyu able to equip better swords. everythign else is the players own skill. well, that and magic.

  44. sandoe41 on November 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

    With all the misspelled T/S, places, and name changes the studio used in the show, I wouldn’t trust their spelling of any word. Use the spelling you believe is most appropriate.

  45. Mr. Foxxie on November 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

    Question: Why not Lyfa?
    First line: “Watching Kirito fight, Lyfa was half-awed and half-stunned.”

  46. Sadonyx GrandChaser on November 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

    someone tell me some program that put subtitle on the video, cuz when I tried to convert it mkv to mp4 so i can play it on my phone but the subtitle’s gone

  47. Soukyuu on November 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

    @Mr. Foxxie: because that’s a fan translation and while the animation studio has made some spelling mistakes, there is still a higher chance they are getting the correct spelling of names from the author than baka-tsuki. If anything, baka-tsuki’s translation is partially done from the chinese version, not the original japanese, so whether their names are correct or not is unclear. You’re merely used to them because you read it that way first.

  48. JokerGist on November 4, 2012 at 2:55 pm said:

    Thanks for the release UTW ^^.

  49. Thank you again UTW!
    Also, Idolmaster Shiny Festa OVA please!

  50. @Kazeto
    you know all that because in read the LN.
    In the anime you have:
    Kirito: How does the system treat you?
    Yui: I’m treated as a navigation pixie. And this is how I look like a pixie :3
    Leafa: What’s that?
    Kirito: umm….
    Leafa: that’s a private pixie?
    Kirito: yeh * relieved*
    That’s why I said that ended to convenient. And about Asuna’s keeper. Really, that guy is not so despicable and bad person, like I said already, he could be much much much worse (and even get away with it). He’s just a little vilian keeping the little princess captive without hurting her until the hero saves her…..

  51. Octobot on November 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

    I’m disappointed that they took out the part where he’s asking for heavier swords while shopping for equipment.

  52. Inko37 on November 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

    Obviously you’ve never been trapped in a cage for 3 months, with the psychological damage that comes from only interacting with one person that could at an moment kill, rape, or do anything they want to you.
    Also seeing as we have never really had anyone’s internal monologue in the series it makes since that we still haven’t. It’s a common problem in anything that is translated from a book, you miss out on things because you can’t hear thoughts.

  53. Soukyuu on November 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm said:

    @New: Like Inko37 said they leave a lot of thoughts and explanations out, for example the reason why she isn’t reacting or fighting back, for example. Your reasoning that he could have done worse than what he’s doing doesn’t change the fact he is a complete fucktard for imprisoning a girl and constantly messing with her for the sole reason to see her suffer. [spoiler] Which is by the way the reason why she’s trying to not show it. Besides, something worse is just waiting to happen.[/spoiler] I think I can speak for people who read the LN already that Sugou is definitely a rage inducing despicable excuse of a man.
    They also left out the explanation on why she suddenly could see the code even though it was pixelated when looking at the panel directly; [spoiler]Namely because of the resolution limit not applying when looking at something indirectly, since the game applies the limit to the distance between the object and the eye. Since the “mirror” is closer than the panel, you can see things in the mirror you couldn’t see otherwise[/spoiler]

  54. “Also seeing as we have never really had anyone’s internal monologue in the series it makes since that we still haven’t. It’s a common problem in anything that is translated from a book, you miss out on things because you can’t hear thoughts.”
    We just had at least 2 during this episode… and at least 1 last episode and at least 1 the episode before that

  55. Ragamander on November 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm said:

    Thanks for the fansubs, UTW!
    @Inko37: While you make a valid and compelling point, I get the sense that Sugou/Oberon didn’t trap Asuna in a cage for 3 months to torture her psychologically like that. A pure villain would have explicitly intended to cause that kind of stress and trauma. So, it’s not that what he’s doing isn’t sufficiently evil, it’s that he lacks the self-awareness to bridge the gap between the action and the actor.
    So, I actually have to agree with New, in that he’s not as much of a villain as I previously thought. He could be using his position of power more maliciously. That said, being content to relentlessly taunt and harass Asuna with threats of using that power DOES make him a complete asshole. So, not as evil as he could possibly be, but still a top-notch douchebag.
    …At least for now.
    Unrelated: Was anyone else bothered by the fact that “onii-chan” in the opening monologue was first translated as “my brother” and then as “Onii-chan” a few lines later? Just me? Damn, I’m anal retentive.

  56. @Ragamander
    I did notice that in the opening. Thought it was a little odd.

  57. @New:
    I know Suguou could be worse. But still, he’s playing on Asuna’s helplessness and it really is a psychological torture. And in real life (for her ALO is pretty real, since she hadn’t really lived outside of VR games for two years) people freed from long-term imprisonment with elements of psychological torture often need a lot of time to be able to get through it.
    Of course he could’ve been “worse”. He could’ve changed her memories or went through his (now) empty threats. So he is not all that good at being “evil”, which makes sense considering he started slipping because he felt inferior to Kayaba Akihiko. So he is not harmless (which is the point, he might not be the worst guy ever but he definitely is not good) and for Kazuto his threats seem even more evil because it’s about Asuna.
    And about me “knowing it all” because I read the light novel. Actually, it doesn’t have as much with me having read it as it has with me being able to put myself into the situation various characters in the story are in. Because of that, instead of saying that it seems weird that they haven’t noticed this or that, I can notice that they wouldn’t be able to do that.
    Think about it for a moment. There is a whole class of AI helpers in ALO called “navigation pixies”, meaning that it had to be there before Kirito started playing ALO, and when Leafa asked, his reply wasn’t really “yeh” but rather something akin to “well, sort of” which people in Japan would take as “yes, please don’t ask for details” (which, combined with the first words she heard Yui speak, might’ve made her think it’s AI made for someone to make sure he won’t try to romance other girls because he has a girlfriend/fiancée in real life). And Suguha didn’t really see any reason for Kirito to get involved in another VR game. When she started considering the possibility later, it didn’t take her long to connect the dots and decide that Kirito is Kazuto, but that was only after she thought it could be possible.
    Well, I agree with you. He’s more asshole than villain, but either way we don’t like him.

  58. man00ver on November 4, 2012 at 10:51 pm said:

    Well, anyone who hijacks 300 helpless hostages (on the cusp of their liberation from a previous 2-year kidnapping and imprisonment) is pretty damn evil in my book. Maybe some people’s view of what constitutes “real evil” is a little jaded by previous cartoonish depictions, but this story strives for a bit of realism (it’s hard science fiction, really).
    Under the veneer of the dedicated, hardworking, “just like family” personna Sughuo crafted for Asuna’s father (fooling his own parents as well), he’s experimenting on people’s brains for profit (and we haven’t seen how much fun that is for the victims, yet), and scheming to steal RCT out from under the Yukki family. Not to mention he’s a sadist who takes great pleasure in the misery of others. Just because he hasn’t physically abused Asuna much (yet) doesn’t make him less despicable. He’s merely prolonging the mental torture he inflicts to sustain his own enjoyment while allowing her to maintain the illusion of hope, and trying to break her will by brainwash, rather than brainwipe. Don’t sell him short until you see it all.

  59. @man00ver:
    Yup, pretty much what you said.

  60. Kamugin on November 5, 2012 at 12:15 am said:

    @Zed and New>
    Thank you for your explanations, they were somewhat satisfactory. I started reading the LN, but I’m still at chapter 8 of the first volume, that I’m not liking as much as the first anime arch because the author made a two years jump to almost the end of the arch. I know that there will be flashbacks in the next volumes, but the anime staff was more insighted showing what happened during that two years period.
    Back to ALO, still there is a inconsistency bigger than any other: our, very very despicable villain, is the fucking system administrator! In that virtual world he is the almight god! Simply it doesn’t matter how much fucking overpowerful Kirito is or will be, he never will be able to beat him from inside the game! Unless he discovers a way to hack the game. Is that what happens in the LN? If not, the only way to free Asuna is fighting outside the damned RPG. Kirito kun, please, get a real katana and behead that fucking bastard! It’s easier and wiser way.

  61. @Kamugin:
    [spoiler]The spirit of Kayaba Akihiko will come back from the dead and give him administrative rights for the duration of his fight against Suguou.[/spoiler]
    And yes, it’s how it happened. You are justified in thinking “what the hell?”.

  62. man00ver on November 5, 2012 at 12:40 am said:

    Kamugin – YOU PROBABLY DON’T WANT TO READ KAZETO’S SPOILER. You’re not there yet.
    Kazeto – That’s not quite right, anyway. Science fiction, remember? You’ve got the essence but not the particulars.

  63. @man00ver:
    Yeah, I know. And there’s also the part where it all went physical anyway.
    But hey, explaining it whole would be a really spoilerific spoiler, that way he can read that without taking all the pleasure out of reading the second arc’s ending. Thus, a roundabout explanation that is “kind of” right but not the exact truth.

  64. Kamugin on November 5, 2012 at 2:00 am said:

    Thanks for your warning, but I read it before. It wasn’t much of a spoiler since I thought about that possibility as well, just forgot to include it in my previous comment. I wouldn’t be asking here if I didn’t want to get any spoiler anyway.
    As I wrote before, this ALO arch is inferior to SAO because the developments are too much previsible, yet I will enjoy the show till the end.
    And yes, Suguha is delicious, but Asuna forever will be my love! =)

  65. man00ver on November 5, 2012 at 2:10 am said:

    @Kamugin: well you’re pretty smart, because I didn’t see that plot twist coming when reading the LN. Kudos!
    [spoiler]Back then, I had expected Kirito to prevail by force of will and passion, similar to the ending of Aincrad.[/spoiler]

  66. @Ashitaka Lol chillax, I was being sarcastic with that last sentence, I thought the :> was a enough of a hint.

  67. Fag It on November 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm said:

    just want to say thanks to whoever did the ED karaoke. Those sparkly feathers make my day all fuwa fuwa.

  68. iShiney on November 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm said:

    Good job once again! XD

  69. @Kamugin: Personally, I prefer it that way. Mainly because the side stories are actually much better when you are aware of the main story. They tie in a little better and they provide more depth most animes are not able to cover (for obvious reasons). When you begin to read the side stories, you will see that they have a little more impact to them than they normally would have if you did not have prior knowledge of what will happen in the future.
    Of course, this is all just my personal preference. I don’t mind the anime taking it in a chronological order. As far as story telling goes though, I would prefer the LN. It is nice to see some eye candy from an anime provided with Kajiura’s music.

  70. Next episode taste like BBQ… Yummy! XP

  71. Cynthia on November 8, 2012 at 9:18 am said:

    I admit I have absolutely no idea why you like Suguha. As her game character she may be interesting, but as a real life person she is a royal bore.

  72. Kazeto on November 9, 2012 at 1:27 am said:

    And I have absolutely no idea why you don’t like Suguha.
    But, you see, it is a matter of personal preference. He likes her, you don’t, many others like her, many others don’t. It doesn’t matter in the end and it is considered not courteous to question someone’s basic preferences.

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  74. asdfghjlk on November 11, 2012 at 3:56 am said:

    where SAO 19 ????

  75. klaynne14 on June 15, 2013 at 5:55 am said:

    finally got around to watching the bluray of this, still has that steam, i r disappoint 🙁

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