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Sword Art Online – 23

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Joint with GotWoot Fansubs.

Here you go. Not much I can say without spoiling the episode, considering where the series left off last week. Picking a release pic was tough too, but at least you can’t really speculate too much off of this one.


77 Thoughts on “Sword Art Online – 23

  1. komedy27u on December 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm said:

    I always apreciate that you never spoil me an episode, thaks for everything ^^

  2. @Zed:
    I think it would’ve been fun to see a Puca Kibaou.

  3. @man00ver Well probably they didn’t animate that because the description doesn’t lend itself to animation well. How does dual wielding swords suddenly make a circle? Sounds more like a magic spell.

  4. jabagawee on December 9, 2012 at 11:00 pm said:

    Just a note, the HD link goes to nyaa’s torrentinfo page, whereas the SD link goes to the torrent download directly. I’m pretty sure it was just a simple slip-up. 🙂

    (The only reason I mention this is because my automated script tripped up on it this week.)

  5. Time to add some validation and auto correction to that script then. 😉

  6. @ergZay – I’m sure they didn’t feel it could be well animated. When reading this part of the LN, my mind’s eye pictured an Indian Gatka double sword technique (find examples on youtube if you want to see), done faster than the eye could follow and looking like a “sphere of steel.”

    A similar simplification was done when Kirito fought the white dragon in “Warmth of the Heart.” In the LN side story, Liz watches Kirito defending against the breath attack, reporting, “the sword began to spin like a windmill centered in Kirito’s hand. Based on the light green color of the effect, it must be a sword skill. In just a second, the sword reached speeds invisible to the human eye and looked like it had become a shield of light.The icy breath streamed directly towrd the light shield….But, when the cold air slammed into Kirito’s sword-shield, it dispersed as if it had evaporated.” In the anime, he merely seemed to slash the breath attack away.

  7. @man00ver:
    Which is probably where Kirito got his attack from – semi-replicating a high-level sword skill via “muscle” memory and reflexes, only this time with two blades.

    But really, many details are skimmed over like that. It’s not necessarily bad since it makes the story more compact while still being essentially the same, but it means that some things from novels aren’t exactly compatible with some things from the anime.
    A fine example is Asuna’s rush to save Kirito from Kuradeel. In the novels there was one other (minor, without even a name) party member then, and thus Asuna had more time to arrive rather than just about a minute “after Godfrey’s indicator disappeared”. Another example is the time Kirito spent down that hole with Lisbeth, since in the novels he told her stories that made her realise he is a front-liner rather than only realising it later (not to mention that their conversation after they returned was somewhat different and that Kirito revealed his “Dual Wielding” to her then).
    Nothing that would make it impossible to enjoy the story, but as it usually tends to be with light novel adaptations which aren’t complete fanservice, it’s pretty much eye-candy for readers of the light novels who want to see animated battle scenes and hear voices of characters, because it either simplifies or leaves without explanation many things.

  8. man00ver on December 10, 2012 at 2:21 am said:

    @Kazeto – Agreed, the details of the mechanism aren’t really important, and the outcome of the struggle for the rooftop is the same. If I hadn’t read the LN, I would just assume that Spriggans have some kind of Prismatic magic in their Illusionist spellbook, and that Kirito’s casting of it was magnified by his overpowered combat stats and his berserker rage. Of course, if that’s what we were supposed to think, it would have been helpful to have him chanting something and/or be surrounded by the spinning runes. But whatever! He’s in, and we’re headed for the final showdown…where there are sure to be differences from the LN details, I’ll bet.

  9. Frediloc on December 10, 2012 at 6:36 am said:

    Haha, every week it seems the comment is “Well, I can’t really say anything without spoiling…so…”

    But seriously, I do appreciate that. Also, sorry if I missed this somewhere, but are you guys planning on doing the BDs?

  10. Dr. Pepper on December 10, 2012 at 6:38 am said:

    Why doesn’t Kirito go literal beast mode on the trash? Are you telling me extra reach and huge fucking arms wouldn’t help with multiple enemies? Jesus fuck that’d be amazing.

  11. That sure was anti-climatic. Definitely the worst episode so far, and it’s all studio’s fault, they did terrible job.

  12. @Dr. Pepper:
    You mean on the guardians? No flying.
    And on Suguou? You’ll see.

    I’m tempted to agree.

  13. Revelations on December 11, 2012 at 3:04 am said:

    @Dr. Pepper
    If you haven’t noticed he’s surrounded 360 degrees by swarms of guardians that can shoot blades as arrows. I don’t think becoming a bigger target is a good idea.

  14. akkarinkhr on December 11, 2012 at 10:31 am said:

    Awesome subbing as always guys, thank you. 🙂

  15. JokerGist on December 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm said:

    I got my internet back and this is one of the first things I checked for of course! :D. Thank you UTW for the release ^^.

  16. Just asking that, will you guys be doing Sword Art Online Special 1 and 2?

  17. jayssanh on December 12, 2012 at 4:33 am said:

    I feel like this episode being sort of a tease is a trademark of what any studio would do as a lead-up to something epic. More people need to stop calling the studio out on this and try to realise that maybe they’re just building up to something epic.
    We do (apparently) only have 2 episodes left 🙂

  18. Preview for Ep 24 is Out!

  19. Sorry, i messed up: http://bit.ly/Ub4r6d

    I hope it is fine now.

  20. Ashandarei on December 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

    The trailer… o.0
    [spoiler]Asuna IS getting her top torn off by that creepo?! Dood, I didn’t think they’d animate that…
    Granted we won’t see anything, but it just ups the content level significantly…[/spoiler]

  21. I already saw the raws: http://www.animeavenue.net/sword-art-online-episode-24/

    WTF: He really logins with Heathcliff ID without password? How is this possible? Awesome episode, but what about password?

  22. Awaiting episode tomorrow here on UTW.

  23. Ashandarei on December 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

    @olexijl: Dood, Spoiler tag, yo! Srsly! Granted most people have read the LN, but I’m sure there are some that haven’t.

  24. Well, thanks for the “spoiler tag”. Next time i won’t do. Promised. One episode left as far as i know.
    I just really wanted and could not wait.

  25. @alexjil:
    No, he doesn’t. This is what happens instead:
    [spoiler]Kayaba’s digitised consciousness (a digital ghost, duh) logs in for him and grants him access.[/spoiler]
    And honestly, I find that fitting for Suguou considering his reason for going “evil”.

  26. @olexijl:
    And sorry for writing your nick as “alexjil” in my previous comment. Being tired doesn’t serve my ability to read well.

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