SAO Abridged Parody: Episode 16

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CAST (By order of appearance)

LennonDrake: Suguha

YamatoSFX: Kirito, Gleam Eyes Kirito

TabsterBlaster: Lost Child

MrBuddyVA: Animatronic Gandalf, Recon, Salamander DeezGunz

redasatomato: Yui

Hayden Daviau: Squeaker, additional voices

Mezmoreeyez: Squeaker's Master, Salamander Mage Commander, additional voices

Cole Jackson: Cazmer Crew

Aaron Robert Parnell: Salamander Keith

Jesse Inocalla: Cazmer

Bread Breaderson: Princess Hime

Coffinjockey: Sakuya

Cat Protano: Eugene

Logan Laidlaw: General PantySmasher, Santa, additional voices

xbubblemunkyx: Asuna

NiptoonVA: additional voices

eagle8burger: additional voices

CharlestonVO: Soldier


Editor/Artist: YamatoSFX
Writers: YamatoSFX, xbubblemunkyx, Hayabusa449
Squaker Animation: Rachel Ray


Nanatsu no Taizai OST: "Harlequin"
Fairy Tail OST: "Momentary Peace", "Charles no Akumu"
The Witcher 3 OST: "For Honor! For Toussaint!"
SAO OST: "Quiet Strain", "In Time of Peace", "Taut Nerves", "A Strategy Meeting", "In the Cage",
Made in Abyss OST: "Serphent Call"
Your Lie in April OST: "Kyaaaaa", "My Truth ~Rondo Capriccioso~"
Busou Renkin OST: "Semaru Kiki", "Kyouteki"
Xenoblade Chronicles OST: "Thoughts to a Friend"
Bravely Default OST: "His Name is?", "Cave of Darkness"
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: "Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12_24"
Darude: : "Sandstorm"
Epidemic Sound: "Christmas Wonders"
Some creepy, slowed-down, children: "Santa Claud is Coming"
Cardi B: "WAP (8-Bit Ver.)"

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コメント数 11 106
Shady Doorags
Shady Doorags 4 ヶ月 前
As someone who plays DnD, my enjoyment for this episode had no limit.
Aydin Prineapple
@BipolarMadness its wave echo cave from lost mines of phandelver
Aydin Prineapple
@Joshua Wilkins it fully fucking is, I just looked it up
Shayu Kitsune
Shayu Kitsune 15 日 前
Moonrabbit55 ヶ月 前
I’d expect guy with a mustache
andrew sutherland
Shady doorags always knows where it's at
Someone Named Tygget
"I just wanted peace between the races!" "Your MAD DREAMS end here, TRAVIS!" Beautiful.
Numbers Wong
Numbers Wong 7 日 前
@Karambit It probably wasn't a reference, but it reminded me of "Twisted", the song from Twisted, where Scar actually assassinated his brother for hyena rights.
i don have any idea what to call my account
How foolish of him, gamers cannot function without racism
Karambit 2 ヶ月 前
@PirateKingCrawford OHHHHHHH makes more sense
PirateKingCrawford 2 ヶ月 前
@Karambit Its a reference to making a joke out of society. I.E. they banished him because he wanted to end racism lol
Karambit 2 ヶ月 前
IS it a recerence or something i dont get it
darryify 4 ヶ月 前
The spriggans being a kirito cult that was wiped out is hilarious and a good explanation of why we never see another one and the gender swap on the syph king and general Eugene was a good twist my jaw drop when queen Sakuya's voice dropped
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale 6 日 前
@Sara Fontanini maybe it was so edgy only Kirito lovers chose it, and maybe they just constantly killed outside their safe zone?
SupermewX300 ヶ月 前
@Sara Fontanini Well, the game is basically only being played by a single RP group. This is an unpopular children's game on a console that everyone's scared of using.
Tyrant Kuwaga
Tyrant Kuwaga ヶ月 前
love it to
Lehi Oakeson
Lehi Oakeson 3 ヶ月 前
@Flannery's NoteBook yeah, idk which version, but i think the original? had a sentace abo8ut allowiing people to change races; which could bring back the players that choose spriggins
Konniptionz 4 ヶ月 前
Honestly women playing muscular guys and men playing super effeminate women is the most " MMO " thing that happens.
dragon1130 25 日 前
@fiscarton92 Guy 1: "You're not a girl" Guy 2: "And you're not 18" Guy 1: "...I'm okay with this. Rando background guy: "LOVE KNOW'S NO GENDER!!!!"
Reny ヶ月 前
@Konniptionz I put effort into my characters design(when I'm Allowed to) not just to have something to look at. In single player RPGs where I'm allowed much more agency over my character and their choices it's about being the person I want to be not the person I am. In MMO's it's usually a small part of that but molded to fit the game's universe and story. A lot of people play whats strongest and don't put a single thought into it beyond that. In WoW I've played a Paladin for years because I like the thematic and it's interactions within the world and story. I also have made lots of friends from games that translated into friends in the real world (god I hate saying that).
Konniptionz ヶ月 前
@Reny Yeah, same. Kinda my point though. Some guys just do that to have something to look at while they play. There's no harm in it. Nobody's being hurt by a guy playing a female character. Even if it's for roleplay, there's that degree of separation between players. Players aren't interested in one another OOC, just character to character from what I understand and most people that don't deal with MMOs, or online stuff in general can't wrap their mind around " Wait, you pretend to be another person, but when you log off of them, that's it? No more of that person's life, relationships, etc.? "
Lahn Hedberg
Lahn Hedberg ヶ月 前
Listen, if I can't have a himbo companion I will be the himbo companion.
Reny ヶ月 前
@Konniptionz I mean, my characters are never "busty lesbian women" but I do play as lady characters when given the choice.
Generic Name0042
Generic Name0042 3 ヶ月 前
I feel bad for Kirito. People keep telling him "it's just a game" when not only was he trapped in SAO for 2 years, where it was literally life or death, but now Asuna's free will is at stake. For him, it hasn't been "just a game" for a LONG time.
seg162 ヶ月 前
@Manuel Romero In the original, *everyone* took the game seriously, even though Kirito was the only one who should have been given what he knew, and even then his mood was arguably inconsistent given the pressure that was on him to save his girlfriend. None of this behavior is never confronted by narrative or character, and I'm almost certain that the "hardcore role-playing" aspect in the abridged parody is meant to "fix" that discrepancy.
Caffe 2 ヶ月 前
@Someone Hideaki Anno would like to have a talk with you, in that basement right over there
慧眼秋 2 ヶ月 前
@Sara Fontanini 1942 gmod rp
Mason Bewley
Mason Bewley 3 ヶ月 前
Ok buddy
Booper Dooper Productions
@Someone I mean that they have no reason not to, but they choose to because the VR world allows them to live out an isekai anime or some shit like that.
gonickb 4 ヶ月 前
“Their breakup is basically the cornerstone of our lore” is both a hilarious line by itself, and apt description of how lore arises in small-community RPGs such as the one Alfheim is meant to represent
Mister Monologue
Lol yeah 2 groups rise to the top with one group ahead (oddly with the #2 group eventually taking top spot). A "peaceful merge" happens siphoning all the top players to one group. Second group gets treated like a farm until the game is ruined and the top people either quit the game or wait for servers to merge. Rinse. Repeat. Change the look/name of game. Rinse. Repeat.
Aliruda El-Sayed
Aliruda El-Sayed 29 日 前
@Tortferngatr been playing for 15 years, never gets old
JOshUx 2 ヶ月 前
@fatboy15 WOW ESO FF14 GW2 OSR ELDEN RING(?)
Ramen Dude
Ramen Dude 2 ヶ月 前
@fatboy15 lost ark is pretty good, and free.
Draconic Paladin
Draconic Paladin 3 ヶ月 前
@LilBit It's not even out yet lmao
Recila Rotten
Recila Rotten 4 ヶ月 前
God i love the nods to character development. Kirito, cares about someone else's pet - when he basically laughed off the death of Silica's before! And over one that was actively tracking him! (RIP Squeaker... hey isn't Kirigaya basically a parallel for who Kirito was before his massive character arc last season? Oooh) Kirito, apologized and promised to treat someone else's sword decently! and didn't break it immediately! and returned it!! Kirito, took a deep breath and didn't lash out violently at someone else when they said no to something that is deeply important to him personally! (But he thought about it) All that, AND he turned into nearly the same boss thing that made him confront the mental dissonance of his raging hatred for humanity vs his steadily growing compassion for his fellow person! All that, and a generous heap of lore, AND in-episode character growth, AND plot advancement? In a half-hour episode?? Y'all spoil us with the love and attention you all put into this show, and fixing something that was so fundamentally broken.
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale 6 日 前
@Diablos if it’s time anyway, and from a budding artist? Idk don’t actually know much of reki and tbh I kind of thought ngnl was better as an isekai anyway, or heck even problem children… even still you can’t justify the fairy dance arc and I still am super pissed that the one girl from the mother’s Rosario arc died… ;-; ;-; ;-; though that was one of the best arcs,
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale 6 日 前
Holy shit, I never thought of that?
Diablos ヶ月 前
@seg162 Just responding in kind, really.
seg162 ヶ月 前
@Diablos "I've only been getting nothing but you saying things, rather than presenting facts." ...that's what you've been doing, too.
its_leiraa 4 ヶ月 前
"AND IS THAT A BLOODY FIDGET SPINNER" Kirito: *nervous laughter*
Austin Jurgle
Austin Jurgle 2 ヶ月 前
@Lehi Oakeson that's why it's *_fancy._* Learn to read
Lehi Oakeson
Lehi Oakeson 3 ヶ月 前
@AGamer365 nah, it can play music, but spins when doing so
AGamer365 3 ヶ月 前
@Rudee Yeet well, to be fair, kirito's spinner had straps connected to it for a sword sheath. Eugene's seems to just be there as a fancy button
Rudee Yeet
Rudee Yeet 3 ヶ月 前
@iwanabana Kiritos first armor in SAO had that same fidget spinner piece
iwanabana 3 ヶ月 前
Ootl. Explain!!!
NumbZkull 3 ヶ月 前
"I can't believe you slept with her..." "Hey, she's YOUR cousin, *Denise*" Oh god it just keeps getting better by the second.
The Sun Will Never Set
@Foolishball There's not really much to explain or get there, the humour is in the inherent weirdness of the situation - someone telling someone else that they can't believe they slept with their cousin - not any wordplay or clever pun.
Foolishball 2 ヶ月 前
I dont get that can somebody explain
templar 127
templar 127 2 ヶ月 前
Small world XD
Agnt FL
Agnt FL 3 ヶ月 前
That joke always gets a laugh from me because my sister-in-law is named Denise
blizzard2798 3 ヶ月 前
that was just a cherry on top of the beautiful sundae that was that whole scene
Ryuu15 3 ヶ月 前
I love so many lines in this episode, but my favorite is probably "It's Eugene's special sword, desu! It's veeewy meowerful. If you twy and block it, nya, it will pass wight mew!" Princess Hime Kuroneko desu-chan of the Nyan Nyan tribe (aka Denise) truly nails the speech pattern of the worst kind of weeb.
Briley Ford
Briley Ford 8 日 前
@Brother Zane nice DBZA reference
Tyrant-Den 12 日 前
Just the fact she's named princess "hime" is enough to make me love the travesty of her existence.
Sin Shadow Fox
Sin Shadow Fox 21 日 前
@Brother Zane I mean . . . Leafa's reaction to the catsy was quite funny ^_^
Brother Zane
Brother Zane 21 日 前
@Sin Shadow Fox this may be the most mature response I've ever read in a JPvid comment section. What is this feeling? Pride in another being?
Toto Ressorp
Toto Ressorp ヶ月 前
Ah yes, the furry
dodiswatchbobobo 4 ヶ月 前
The cliffhanger can only mean one thing. They’re ready to do it. They’re ready to try giving Asuna an episode made from 8 minutes of material. I believe in you guys. Good luck.
jeremy smith
jeremy smith 4 ヶ月 前
@Mustache D. Luffy cut that part, or reframe it as the researchers trying to get revenge on Asuna for her torture of them, only for them to fail and be brutalized anew.
Someone 4 ヶ月 前
I mean, they've shown incredible editing prowess before. likelihood is it won't be an entire 20 minutes worth of asuna content, however, they did the squeakers thing, wild cannibals and glitched soup boy with characters that didn't exist in the SAO Proper. I don't doubt they could probably do something extra with asuna if they really tried, but that might take a while. I don't know whether they'd actually do it. I was thinking earlier that it'd be funny if Kirito and Yui made it to Asuna's cage only to find it completely empty because Asuna had already escaped the world tree and had gone undercover looking for him or something, but I don't think that's gonna be the case. either way, they're gonna leave out the weird slug scene, I think (ugh I might vomit just thinking about it).
Mustache D. Luffy
Mustache D. Luffy 4 ヶ月 前
@jeremy smith that wouldn’t work given they tie her up
jeremy smith
jeremy smith 4 ヶ月 前
Shoot maybe the tentacle monsters can be salvaged as avatars the researchers took so Asuna can't brutalize them as much.
Mustache D. Luffy
Mustache D. Luffy 4 ヶ月 前
@dodiswatchbobobo she won’t get a full episode tho. It’s not a bad thing but this arc wasn’t really made for her
Dyneamaeus 3 ヶ月 前
I love how in character "Plan A and B" are for Asuna. It makes so much sense that her first impulse when she can't _kill_ her enemies is to *_terrorize_* them into insanity, and once that stops being fun move on to actually trying to get out.
Wangitup 6 日 前
@The Sun Will Never Set Klein has it, it was dropped on his head and went into Klein's inventory.
The Sun Will Never Set
@Sean Peacock Didn't he drop it in the snow in front of Klein before he walked away? Not sure he still has that.
LegalAssassin 2 ヶ月 前
@Sean Peacock Personally, my theory is that Kazuto will spare Sugo in the parking lot because he knows Asuna would like a word or two with him.
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock 3 ヶ月 前
She only turned to plan B because she heard Kirito might be in danger. I can't wait to see them back together and angry at the briefcase guy for the stunt he tried to pull. Also don't forget that Kirito has the hat from the Christmas event in season 1.
5514alex 4 ヶ月 前
I like that yall fixed the "illusion" magic issue and turned it into like a hacked code. Nicely done
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale 5 日 前
@Saiyanfang10 well yeah, so?, I think it’s a poster guest situation, your summoning a phantasm of the strongest monster you soloed(pretty sure solo would just mean doing 90% + damage to it) basically a ghost, tbh, my explanation for it was always that everyone saw the goat demon thing but in reality kirito was just attacking normally and the goat was making moves in relation to that to make it seem real(and yes that’s just headcannon)
Saiyanfang10 5 日 前
@Shiva Tajale by comparing them to the one Kirito used
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale 6 日 前
@Saiyanfang10 he was talking about the other spells not the one kirito used
Saiyanfang10 9 日 前
@Geoffrey Bell it's physical damage here
Saiyanfang10 9 日 前
@Some Clever Name Kirito cast an illusion spell... that turned him into a giant fucking goat demon not even an illusion just a transformation into the giant fucking goat demon
Andy KnightWarden
Andy KnightWarden 3 ヶ月 前
Leafa: "Wait, _Mom?_ What are you doing here?" Becky!Sakuya: "Well, my dear daughter, once we figured out the _real_ Kirito was actually in the game, we just had to come help out." Leafa: "Wait, Becky?! Why are you back to playing Sakuya?!" Becky!Sakuya: "Well, Brian and I figured that we'd switch back to our own accounts, since we play them better than each other." Leafa: "So, wait, where's Bryan with Eugene and his Salamanders?" Becky!Sakuya: "Well..." *Elsewhere* Brian!Eugene: "GODDAMMIT BECKY! WHAT CHEST DID YOU PUT MY SWORD AND ARMOR IN?!"
game stop millionaire
Only adjustment is the profanity filter would likely turn it to "consarnit!/cheese and crackers!" But i wanna see this
Tacticool_weeb ヶ月 前
We’res my supper suit!?
Alexius 3 ヶ月 前
Ah, a prediction. Let us see how it holds up in the future, Seer.
Thomas Clark - Pingonaut
The “Okay, but why did he explode?” brought back the fond memory of Vegeta being pounded into the ground and exploding, asking the same question in DBZA.
Goku Son
Goku Son 2 ヶ月 前
@Alexander Failoni I didn't even realise that. I had to go back and listen again. Nice find 28:30
Alexander Failoni
Alexander Failoni 2 ヶ月 前
Also them debating whether they made up the whole wish thing was a reference to fake Namek.
Vanatrix 2 ヶ月 前
@Thomas Clark - Pingonaut So basically all anime characters are half creeper
Lehi Oakeson
Lehi Oakeson 3 ヶ月 前
@Thomas Clark - Pingonaut i propose that limph nodes, etc has the TNT isn't of the , whatever they actually do, and explodes as a defensive mechanism when the hit negative hp, or to last ditch effort to kill whatever killed it
Thomas Clark - Pingonaut
@Sara Fontanini people in fighting anime and games have a special organ beneath their skin that is filled with primed TNT
Degeneratefest 4 ヶ月 前
Dude, Travis is my favorite character. The guy literally gets banished for trying to stop a race war all because he just wants to play the game and have fun like he used to.
The Black Rose
The Black Rose 3 ヶ月 前
JulianimeIsAmazing 3 ヶ月 前
@The Guy Who Asked Nah, from the context it sounds like Travis is just Travis, just one of the group of friends including Becky, Denise, Brian, Todd, and Travis, that all used to play ALO together until Becky and Brian broke up. Todd, Kirito, [prime], (though technically, beta), rebelled against the ridiculous IRL problems bleeding into and ruining the fun of the game and all the other Kiritos agreed, except Travis, who didn't think it was a good idea to commit to a race war against Brian OR Becky's races because they were stronger players with stronger factions. Then, when faced with an ultimatum, Todd didn't back down and got all the Kiritos massacred (and probably tortured too), but Travis instead chose to play the game by the new rules and pick a side in the stupid breakup tantrum his friends were having until HE also got fed up with it and tried to just use their own races against themselves to force a reconciliation.
The Guy Who Asked
The Guy Who Asked 4 ヶ月 前
I like to think that Travis is Tod(the guy who started the war by asking Eugene and Sakuya not to break the group apart), Travis doesn't feel like a soldier or a servant, he even calls Eugene and Sakuya by their real names, and we know he has been in the game for quite a while but this isn't his first account, he used to play as an unnamed spriggar, I hope I'm right and he's Kirito Prime, bc if the dude has been trying to fix their breaking apart friendship for 6 months, even creating a new account with a new face and a fake name just to put his little friend group back together, my respect for the man would rise 20x
Frank West
Frank West 4 ヶ月 前
Getting server kicked because you told the power mad mod that they should calm down. SAOA is getting really realistic.
Rogue Saxon
Rogue Saxon 4 ヶ月 前
We’ve all been there.
NyteStar 3 ヶ月 前
I was kind of hoping Eugene’s sword was actually glitchy and the developers have not bothered fixing it. So that way it isn’t a special and broken op sword. Edit: I just realized, in abridged it MUST be glitchy but everyone decided to to Role play and say that it’s a special sword. What was I thinking?
Mister Monologue
Hah that's funny. Also maybe the sword doesn't have a strength requirement so high that only Eugene can wield it the glitch just bound it to him and he can't use anything else/can't give it to anyone.
Avery Nathan
Avery Nathan ヶ月 前
Let's see, we have: -Becky and Travis of the Sylphs -Denise of the Cait Sith -Brian of the Salamanders -Ted of the Spriggans. We now know 5 of the apparently 9 friends.
TrueZero2 2 日 前
@Zionne Makoma Right now, we can imagine that they’re part of one or more of the following: Undine Gnome Imp Leprechaun Pooka
Geoffrey Bell
Geoffrey Bell 2 日 前
@Zionne Makoma yes, the undine.
Zionne Makoma
Zionne Makoma 11 日 前
Which implies that they didn't just each pick a different race, and there's (At least) one race entirely uninvolved in the war
Ancient Guard
Ancient Guard 2 ヶ月 前
Wait... SHE HAD BEEN EATING THEM ALIVE IN VR?!? That's what all the screaming and tearing and vent stuff and trauma had been? Geez Asuna! She is terrifying.
SH4D0W0733 9 日 前
@Ancient Guard To be fair, Kirito ate a few people and it tasted like mayo. Where as actual food tastes like shit for him. So, cannibalism, tastes kinda ok.
Purge Blade #231
Purge Blade #231 15 日 前
@Ancient Guard It's not cannibalism if an Elf eats a few squid monsters...
BurningFyre 17 日 前
@Ancient Guard Alfheim is just the vore arc, its fine
BaelPenrose 19 日 前
@Ancient Guard I mean Aincrad had arson, Alfeim cannibalism, everything's gotta have something.
Ancient Guard
Ancient Guard 2 ヶ月 前
Anyone else notice a concerning amount of cannibalism in Alfheim online?
Monarch 3 ヶ月 前
Kirito was scared of his species being canabalized meanwhile his wife is out there eating people for psychological torment
Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson ヶ月 前
That's the part that made me laugh the most. Asana her A plan was to eat people.😲😲😲 plan B was to escape, and it sounds like a distant plan b at that.😱
Rahhelthethird 4 ヶ月 前
The last of the Kiritos having "kill me" in his name...truly a lore that is beyond words.
razorburn645 3 ヶ月 前
There can be only one ! "Here we are born to be kings! We're the princes of the universe!"
Jake Melton
Jake Melton 4 ヶ月 前
there used to be so many, thats why it took him so long to find a name he could use, this abridged lore is amazing
snickelfrits fellow
snickelfrits fellow 4 ヶ月 前
i wanted to go with spriggan at first but no.. the "kirito" highlander gives 0 shits xD
Mystic 4 ヶ月 前
F*ck I didnt think about that!
WrensthavAviovus 4 ヶ月 前
@SmaugUKA There can only be ONE!
Shadow Ridley
Shadow Ridley 3 ヶ月 前
Something tells me that the "wish" will be granted to Asuna for a wedding present, and she'll simply wish for Oberon to change his name to Gary, then sit back and watch the fireworks.
AmericanKid778 12 日 前
2097Pyros ヶ月 前
@Lightning Bug All the while, Asuna's recording the audio and adding it to her Spotify playlist.
The0mega79 ヶ月 前
My god... The carnage that will bring... Will. Be. GLORIOUS!!!!
Diablos 2 ヶ月 前
................................... *_Gary_*
Lightning Bug
Lightning Bug 3 ヶ月 前
Asuna: Hey sweetie, can you just remind me of your character's motivation again? "Gary": Yes, we must save my family from the wrath of th- *AAAAAHHHH OH GOD HAVE MERCY!*
Furry Combat Wombat
Furry Combat Wombat 3 ヶ月 前
Wait a second... after Kirito wakes up from being a giant freaking goat demon, he says he tastes mayo. Does this mean that the salamanders tasted so bad that his taste buds have been restored? :D
Sebtem TAE
Sebtem TAE 12 日 前
it could also mean that even though it tastes like dogshit, it still has the generic mayo feel to it
Brandon K
Brandon K ヶ月 前
He probably ate the guy who was flicking mayo when he first logged on.
The Modern Storyteller
They’ve essentially released an abridged episode on JPvid for free that’s longer than the episodes of the actual Sword Art Online anime and far exceeds it in quality. For the love of god, please give these people your money!
G. Hammond
G. Hammond 時間 前
@Diablos Interesting. What's your reading level?
G. Hammond
G. Hammond 15 時間 前
@Diablos 'For the love of god, please give these people your money!'--The Modern Storyteller. Trolling = fishing for loot. It's a fishing term. Used by fishermen. People forget that nice and positive people agreeing with base assumptions are still after the wallet. and God has nothing to do with it. Now, unless you're an alternate account, let's not get started on the wrong foot, okay?
Diablos 17 時間 前
@G. Hammond There is no such thing as a parody having better writing than the original since there is no comparison to begin with. Parodies are by definition made to take a comedic spin on the original work. How hard is it to understand this simple fact? So no, I'm not trolling, I'm stating the facts, and I will not cease doing so.
G. Hammond
G. Hammond 17 時間 前
The music, production, voice acting and setting of Sword Art Online is naturally its own. However, the script-writing, characterization, and thematic grounding of SAO Abridged far exceeds the original show, and large print, junior length books. That being said, I've already spent my allowance this week on Fate stay/night, and Stargate Atlantis, so collectively stop trolling for more of my vectored funds.
Spice and Fox
Spice and Fox 7 日 前
@Nayana Hedemark Tbh I think SAO was really good in bringing people into the fandom. The OST is pretty amazing and the visuals are pretty, but story wise it wasn't that great. The last half of the seconds season and alicization (I probably spelled it wrong) is pretty good imo. It still has some flaws (why does there always have to be a rape scene in every season...) but all in all it is a lot better than the ALF and GGO arcs
pop_user2 3 ヶ月 前
I love how when he said "the catsee may be delicious" Her eyes shrank and slowly turned to him
The Introverted Extroverted traveler
How does he know along with them being succulent
pop_user2 3 ヶ月 前
@Deadmeme21 no I'm 5...
Deadmeme21 3 ヶ月 前
why are you here? aren't you like 6?
Random Person
Random Person 4 ヶ月 前
The reveal that the spriggans are all Kirito fanboys that took his name makes that scene where he picks the username even funnier now. Bravo SWE.
Shelby Bayer
Shelby Bayer 5 日 前
@Pelcogo Because, her RP crew told her too be racist towards Sprigins
Shelby Bayer
Shelby Bayer 5 日 前
@Just Anoman Yes, that's exactly the thing The reason she finds out that Kirito was her brother, is because he isn't really good at not making it completely obvious. By the way, I almost can't wait till leafa is called Aunt Leafa at some point Cause, it almost seems like Kirito hasn't realized that Leafa is his Sister (Or Cusion rather *Spoilers for people who haven't seen the original show at all*)
Shiva Tajale
Shiva Tajale 6 日 前
@Taylor Patterson that would be hailarous
Zachary Buchanan
Zachary Buchanan 10 日 前
I couldn’t figure out what was the deal with his name. XD
Flannery's NoteBook
Flannery's NoteBook 3 ヶ月 前
@Pelcogo As I said, my reply was literally the one right there when you were replying. Hence why I mentioned that since you should have seen it. It's no big deal, I'm just pointing out it's kind of cringe to ask a question immediately after the answer was made. As for someone else explaining it, I'm not seeing the clarification in the thread aside from my reply, but if you get it, then that's great and I am unironically glad.
LittieScorp 3 ヶ月 前
Wait, aren't the Undine the blue haired fairy race? The one Asuna eventually becomes? I think I see some foreshadowing!
Sebtem TAE
Sebtem TAE 12 日 前
@Sean Peacock *don* fluffals excuse you uncultured civilian casual
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock 3 ヶ月 前
I want to see Sr. Fluffles as an Undine. I can totally see a cat picking fish people in the character creation screen.
Azura Raijin
Azura Raijin 3 ヶ月 前
What about the Undines?
robbie aulia
robbie aulia 3 ヶ月 前
Oh no
GuardianOf Brooklyn
GuardianOf Brooklyn 4 ヶ月 前
Love the fact girls and boys voice avatars that arent their gender. Thats just accurate roleplaying
RockyJWarrior 3 ヶ月 前
@Richard Shiflett *stole*
Richard Shiflett
Richard Shiflett 3 ヶ月 前
They stoke each other's characters
Jeremy Duffer
Jeremy Duffer 3 ヶ月 前
I love that Yui called that a "session." She still a psychiatrist in her programming.
Dean Talaa
Dean Talaa 4 ヶ月 前
I absolutely love that this Kirito is much more toned down then the old one from season 1. The character development that has been built clearly shows in every episode but as you can see kirito is struggling trying to save asuna the way he is now. He’s trying to keep it all together but during his whole speech during the fight you can see the cracks slowly start to show themselves. It’s to a point where we see yui show more anger and emotion then kirito. I for one can’t wait for the point where kirito finally snaps and brings back the old him for a small verbal rampage. With the trend of all these recent eps ik for a fact the SWE will have written it beautifully. Keep up the amazing work !
MrPsych77 ヶ月 前
I guarantee you the first thing he changes when he gets control is he's gonna disable the profanity filter.
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock 3 ヶ月 前
he has a lot on his mind at the moment. The fact that he isn't permanently logged in any more is probably taking a toll as well. He has to log out to eat and sleep and presumably he has some responsibilities outside of the game as well. And each time he logs out he is betraying Asuna just a little bit...
Iain Hansen
Iain Hansen 4 ヶ月 前
The fact that this episode is essentially the DEEP LORE behind kirito’s name is very amusing
Wolfking raiden
Wolfking raiden 3 ヶ月 前
@I F fair point
Wolfking raiden
Wolfking raiden 4 ヶ月 前
@The Traveler the kirito is always right cult
Hrcky 4 ヶ月 前
@matthew fanous Every spriggan had his name
magmat0585 4 ヶ月 前
@Pedro EXP which makes sense since Kirito's "the black swordsman"
DstarsDstar ヶ月 前
“Eat employees until they are too scared to work on mind control” is probably the most terrifying line of the episode, considering it could be completely literal and we wouldn’t know
Zachary Fontes
Zachary Fontes 3 ヶ月 前
I love how at 6:48 you can see that, even with all the sass and the anger and the overpowered bullshit, Yui is still at the core a psychologist AI designed to solve interpersonal problems, and she’s getting to shine by putting those talents to use as well
Sam Pappas
Sam Pappas 3 ヶ月 前
SWE takes their sweet time with these episodes and for good reason. There's so much care put into the writing and editing. Even with the limitations of working on an abridged anime, they're able to tell a completely different, nuanced story with interesting and original characters. Limitation breeds creativity.
crispymage 3 ヶ月 前
I love how protocol A-74 is changing kirito into the boss from the 74th floor in SAO. The boss he first beats with dual wielding.
Jay Perez
Jay Perez 3 日 前
It also make sense considering they said Alfheim was built off the bones of the SAO/Aincrad code, and not much original material was created. A lot of stuff is lurking in the mix-matched code, including Kayaba’s literal consciousness. That protocol shows such good detail in SWE’s writing. Protocol A-74 A- Aincrad 74- 74th Floor Boss
astrienluna 2 ヶ月 前
For those speculating why Kirito and Suguha's relationship fell apart or as she put it "he did nothing and that was the problem"... wasn't it something like Kirito found out they're not siblings but cousins, and his 'parents' and Suguha never told him? That + the parents never being there and Suguha being the 'perfect child' with all the trophies and respect and social life made him just give up on things and isolate himself because he felt alone and like he was living a lie. The way I see it possibly happening in the abridged is similar, but Suguha possibly ragging on him and it being a 'friendly competition' of sorts untill Kirito found out about that familly thing. He took the jabbing as maybe more lliterall now that he realized he was truly an outsider, not just sibling banter, and got more volatile about it. Suguha had pressure to be the one with awards and perfect or w/e and lashed out further at Kirito for that, which made their relationship fucked even more as Kirito retreated into himself. The only thing I wonder is that Kirito implies he's been 'the bottom of the food chain' for a long-ass time now, both in school and at home, so I can't help but wonder if Suguha has always been brutallly awful to him but never really realized how awful she truly was as a kid until he grew resentful and distant because of it. And now she views it as "he doesn't even try to talk to me or the family and just has fucked off, he hates us" when in reality he is so traumatized and anxiety-ridden from her abusive behavior that he briefly considered letting her **choke to death** as finally getting freedom from the daily torment.
Jay Perez
Jay Perez 3 日 前
There’s a detail in both SAO proper and SAO abridged that Kirito was bullied for his love of games and computers by people around him. My current theory is that Kirito lashed out at Suguha because of his pain and that’s why she has this ongoing thing of hating anything feminine or not allowing herself to show that she cares about anything or people in her life like Nagata. She was PETRIFIED that Kirito might found out she baked her boyfriend cupcakes. He probably lashed out at her, then when he found out they weren’t siblings he retreated into himself, as well as compartmentalizing the fact that he abused her, meaning he doesn’t remember it the way she does. She internalized his unconscious bullying/verbal abuse of her and then it grew stronger as part of her personality, as she has no help to move past these things considering it’s mentioned their parents are never around. The fact that she mentioned “you didn’t do anything and that’s the problem” could also mean she showed vulnerability by needing his support when their parents stopped being present and he didn’t give that support to her because he had his own problems, effectively leaving her very very alone with constantly growing resentment.
Swordigo 19 日 前
Wow that gone really deep
Moonlight .Z
Moonlight .Z 4 ヶ月 前
"Yay, get them daddy!" "NO, PLEASE DON'T GET US DADDY!" I love the amount of daddy jokes in this series.
Fire Unearths
Fire Unearths 4 ヶ月 前
Jibran Khan
Jibran Khan 4 ヶ月 前
wait what time was that at
Draconshot 4 ヶ月 前
@NextNotch Gaming im sorry son. But I'm can't come back now. I must avenge my clan as kirito prime. Its time I end this color war
Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez 4 ヶ月 前
@Joseph Carter I mean, Alfheim was apparently (in this satire at least) originally marketed towards kids as a fun fairytale adventure. It only became what it is now because a very different crowd found value in the game design and essentially built their own lore upon the world, turning it into the dystopian nightmare it currently is.
Joseph Carter
Joseph Carter 4 ヶ月 前
@Zerøne Did you think normal people would run headlong into Alfheim right after the last game with the psycho who kept people hostage for the better part of a year and made them fight each other to the death? I mean … mental health issues have _got_ to be par in such a case. Anyone who doesn't have profound mental health problems is staying FAR AWAY from this game or anything like it at the time of this story arc. But no, not these people! Maybe they're not all quite as fluffed up as Kirito, but … Kirito was almost beginning to become something sort of resembling a normal human being before the end of the first arc. Almost.
robbie aulia
robbie aulia 3 ヶ月 前
"Why do I taste mayo?" Wait did Sugu actually dumped a bottle of mayo into kirito's mouth while kirito is still in full dive?
Garbage TheCat
Garbage TheCat 2 ヶ月 前
Also I love the implication that mayo is so weird tasting that Kirito can still distinguish the taste of it despite his dearly departed taste buds.
FuzzyLlama 2 ヶ月 前
@Pundamonium Since mayo woulda normaly been stashed in inventory and (probably?) not dropped on death. I find it likely and funnier and more logical that the guy tried to defend by tossing the jar of mayo at kirito. Also, there's a good chance that the mayo thing is a salamander thing cuz im almost sure leafas boyfriend had mayo on his corpse when he got downed in the sewers
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock 3 ヶ月 前
@Pundamonium ether option is funny to me
Pundamonium 3 ヶ月 前
He ate the salamander that was flicking mayo at leafa when we first met her
Ishana Prabhakar
Ishana Prabhakar 2 ヶ月 前
I loved the fact that all the lore was just relationship drama, and that you added so much tragedy to the death of one npc bat. Though what really got to me was the fact that, of course Kirito isn't going to get any help or get useful allies this time around, he's the only one with any real stakes here. He's used to SAO where lives were always on the line and wars and shit mattered. Instead he's in an actual rpg where the big thing impacting the game is one (1) messy break up, except Kirito still has real stakes.
whatwhat98 3 ヶ月 前
So the spriggans are/were a bunch of wanna be kiritos. You guys have the perfect setup for a slim shady parody May I have your attention please Will the real kirito please stand up I repeat, will the real kirito please stand up
Dandyman (Splatoon 2 Hundered)
Swe Kirito as Eminem will make the series a 20/10 in contrast to the 10/10 it already is
Weeb And gaming inc.
Well… kirito will stand up, so…
Desertsage 3 ヶ月 前
@NumbZkull Y'all act like you never seen a real gamer before...
Someone 3 ヶ月 前
NumbZkull 3 ヶ月 前
We're gonna have a problem here...
Jack Slater
Jack Slater 4 ヶ月 前
I feel kinda bad for something witty entertainment, now I'm not sure how much pressure they're under right now but I'm just imagining myself in their shoes. making all these great quality episodes and expected to keep it up would keep me up every night.
Fusilier 22 日 前
Not only that, but they have the unenviable task of adapting what both fans and haters agree is the worst part of the entire show. It's like when they took on the murder mystery episodes, they are doing their absolute best.
MagicManGaming ヶ月 前
Imma give them money
RockyJWarrior 3 ヶ月 前
Estefan Olivares
Estefan Olivares 4 ヶ月 前
I love that the whole Spriggan race was a cult of Kirito followers. No wonder he couldn't get his name
Sargent Sulvix
Sargent Sulvix 2 ヶ月 前
Just like any other game with a sword
The Introverted Extroverted traveler
@William Dalbey potentially it’s kirito but from others perspective. All they’d see was him killing the former guide leader who was supposed to be helping, instead of a solo beta tester
DaNedoow 3 ヶ月 前
that was my favorite pay off
Aflay 4 ヶ月 前
@Ethan Blazer They care about it more than most writers. Even writers like Alex Hersh or Pendleton Ward.
Ethan Blazer
Ethan Blazer 4 ヶ月 前
Things like that aswell as him tasting mayo when he ate the salamanders shows the SWE writers care more about word building and continuity than the real shows writers did
Erick M
Erick M 4 ヶ月 前
Gotta love the part where Eugene goes "Your... Name...?" at the end of the fight with the song "That Person's Name Is" playing in the background. Bravely Default was a kickass game
kingant100 14 日 前
That part gave me some "Tales Of" vibes with the ending blow having a line said by the main character and the boss with the music ending.
NoCryinRyan ヶ月 前
I kind of hated chapter 5 and beyond, but otherwise, it’s a good game. The sequel’s really good; a fine balance of comedy, tragedy and strategy.
Some Clever Name
Some Clever Name 3 ヶ月 前
It was. Best RPG on the 3DS
Wolfgod 64
Wolfgod 64 4 ヶ月 前
It's snuck up on me, but Kirito is the most likable person this season, and that's genius. I mean besides Tiff, but the original didn't give him enough screen time to make that work.
I F 3 ヶ月 前
Yui is easily gunning for that spot.
Michael Johnpoll
Michael Johnpoll 3 ヶ月 前
"Quoth the raven: FIREBALL!" Truly, a better fake-out has yet to be made this decade and may not be supplanted any time soon.
Agnt FL
Agnt FL 3 ヶ月 前
I just really appreciate the use of Trans Siberian Orchestra during the transformation scene to amp up the terror of the monster Kirito becomes and then it just cuts out as he starts killing salamanders
Freeblade Invictus
One of the finest uses of the trans Siberian orchestra in my opinion
Axis 0
Axis 0 4 ヶ月 前
"Their breakup is the cornerstone of our lore." That's not that different from how the Trojan War started.
Levi Kay
Levi Kay 4 ヶ月 前
@Zebra of KotOR Are you insinuating that people would get on the internet and just lie?!
Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez 4 ヶ月 前
@František Stehlik I suppose it may be because depending on the telling of the story (not sure which is the correct version, if there even is one) Helen of Troy may have been complicit in her own abduction from Menelaus. So I guess the possible link is that it's a relationship that doesn't work out (though the reasons for why it doesn't are very different) and the result was years of war and mountains of dead.
František Stehlik
František Stehlik 4 ヶ月 前
@Joseph Perez I just want to know how it's connected at all to a breakup, I can't remember a breakup being involved
Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez 4 ヶ月 前
@Zebra of KotOR That is true, suppose I should have said I won't heh.
Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez 4 ヶ月 前
@František Stehlik Well if we want to get really technical, it started with a beauty contest between Greek Goddesses. Those never end well.
Carbodude 3 ヶ月 前
The Spriggans being Kirito-wannabes suddenly makes their purging not-so tragic any more And I'm happy to see that all traces of the harem from the original get completely cut
ThatLycanTomboy 3 ヶ月 前
Asuna’s first plan being cannibalism while Kirito is actively scared that everyone in the game possibly cannibalized the spriggans is peak comedy, you gotta love these crazy kids
LegendWeaver25 2 ヶ月 前
20:20 Adding that one to my "Fire Kirito Monologues" list!
QuiXilver 3 ヶ月 前
The fact that the Salmanders’ national anthem is darude sandstorm is amazing, best joke of the episode lol
Lucas Lennan
Lucas Lennan 4 ヶ月 前
He improved hours of lore on the Legendary Pebble of Pigslaying but struggled this much with some simple RP talk. Kirito has the superpower of being incredibly creative but only when he's being a d*ck.
SupermewX300 20 日 前
@Ryan Wesemann except that "improved" is already an existing word with a completely different meaning.
Ultimateo 4 ヶ月 前
I've watched the original show once a little after it came out, but I've rewatched SAO Abridged every time there was a new episode after the first time I watched it. Because of this, my memories of the original show have been all but completely written over by the abridged series.
Jay Perez
Jay Perez 3 日 前
You’re better off. We all are. Thank god for SWE and thank god for SAOA.
Matthew Cox
Matthew Cox 3 ヶ月 前
Preach brother
Joshua Macdonald
Joshua Macdonald 4 ヶ月 前
Kirito: What insipid lore did you come up with to hate us so fervently?!?! Eugene: Oh don't play dumb. Ya ain't pretty enough to pull it off. Kirito: *Shocked and offended scoff* (o0o)\_
Likonu Shepard
Likonu Shepard ヶ月 前
Kirito’s rant during the fight gives me chills every time I watch it The writing in this series is absolutely beautiful and I love it You guys are amazing with the amount of quality you bring to the table for this series and it makes me feel good to be alive to watch something as cool as this show I tip my hat to you all
Brandon Castellano
Brandon Castellano 2 ヶ月 前
YOURE A LIFE GUARD, BRYAN For some reason this line is beautiful.
Adam Smith
Adam Smith 4 ヶ月 前
Kirito with Lisbeth's sword: "Well, I hope you don't mind if I take it for a...TEST DRIVE." Kirito with Leafa's sword: "Sorry! I'll try not to break it!" QUALITY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!
Mr. Piccolo
Mr. Piccolo 4 ヶ月 前
@Alexander Lindblom Ideas are always better after the fact.
Powercore2000 4 ヶ月 前
@Leon- -mwn Yes
a 4 ヶ月 前
he has improved!
ZealousChristian 24
ZealousChristian 24 4 ヶ月 前
To be fair, Lisbeth wanted him to pay for the sword while Leafa was having her sword borrowed without permission. Different contexts.
Saiyanfang10 4 ヶ月 前
@Herohammer Studios When he fights Santa Klein says don't give up on humanity, Lisbeth calls him an asshole which he didn't realize gloom eyes fight etc
Syrus Alder
Syrus Alder 3 ヶ月 前
I love that when kirito was selecting his race, the naming guy tried to warn him off picking a spriggan. Never expected that particular character to have a callback later, but hey
Flashera 4 ヶ月 前
As a roleplayer, aplause to your unfortunately accurate representation of the hobby.
Meracodalis 4 ヶ月 前
I find it hilarious that the strong looking male salamander commander has the voice of a woman, and the Sylph Queen Sukya has the voice of a man...its just so beautiful
CRObar 3 ヶ月 前
"I just wante peace between races" "Your mad dream ends here" How you come up with this dialogue?
Jimmy McGill
Jimmy McGill 4 ヶ月 前
Can’t wait until Gun Gale where 12 year old children will be swearing like sailors as grown adults bully them on mic 😂
Jashua Hurtado
Jashua Hurtado 3 日 前
@AniEncyclopedia it legitimately is though XD.
AniEncyclopedia 3 日 前
I believe this is the plot of the canon GGO Spinoff
Captain Toshiro Hitsugaya
Don't forget the other half of kids screaming the N word
Octavia 9 日 前
All they have to do for that arc is record the voice comms in a Counterstrike lobby and they're golden
Jashua Hurtado
Jashua Hurtado 15 日 前
@Jack Ward I'd actually expect Gary to be the villain
Key Of Void
Key Of Void 3 ヶ月 前
Kirito: I just go one question for you... Me: Do you feel lucky- Kirito: Did you really eat the spriggins?! Me: Oh okay, that works.
LiftedStarfish 21 日 前
I don't know where you were expecting it to go. Could you please explain where you thought it would have gone? I'm genuinely very curious.
King of remix
King of remix 2 ヶ月 前
The heartbreak in his voice when he's yelling he has to save Asuna
Shamylla 4 ヶ月 前
Anyone else desperately wanting a return of the charisma hat for plot reasons??? No? Just me and my equally deranged best friend?
Avery Nathan
Avery Nathan ヶ月 前
1 or 2 episodes ago they did bring up the fact that raising the charisma stat lets you essentially mind control people, using the hat as an example. Sugou's plan in this abridged version is to transfer this mind control ability from ingame to real life.
ia 3 ヶ月 前
I love Kirito's little indignant gasp at being told he's not pretty enough to play dumb 😂
Captain Falcon
Captain Falcon 4 ヶ月 前
Fucking. *_GLORIOUS._* But, lemme get this straight: EVERY Spriggen was named Kirito? _Holy shit, _*_THAT'S_*_ why it took him like, an HOUR to find an unclaimed Kirito name!_ God, SWE I really do admire your attention to detail.
Gibb Charron
Gibb Charron 4 ヶ月 前
@Sebastiaan van Blokland Honestly, that's the awesome thing--it works just as well both ways!
Zyroes 4 ヶ月 前
Reminds me of a joke from The Noob Comic. There was an _entire town_ full of elves named variations of Legolas.
BurningFyre 4 ヶ月 前
@Sebastiaan van Blokland Sure, its a real normal MMO thing. But both using it as a joke referencing that and then later tying it into the rest of the Alfheim plot stuff is really good story writing, where the joke and the story are building each other.
NEET Kitten
NEET Kitten 4 ヶ月 前
@HeavyDonkeyKong So what he wrote in a bout of temporary insanity unintentionally turned into a huge taunt aimed towards everyone else in the game? Sounds like Kirito, alright.
Lotie The Bunny
Lotie The Bunny 4 ヶ月 前
Unwritten_Zephyr 4 ヶ月 前
Huge props to the Something Witty team for completely reworking Suguha and Kirito’s relationship from something that was extremely uncomfortable to something that’s way more compelling and in character for both of their Abridged characters.
Matthijs Calje
Matthijs Calje 4 ヶ月 前
I really like how Yui adopted Asuna's yandere traits
snickelfrits fellow
It breaks my heart that Asuna will miss the race wars
『Bocephus』 2 ヶ月 前
I love the way you guys have been doing the kirito and leafa relationship in this. Bringing them closer as brother and sister, instead of making it some weird incest thing genuinely makes for a much more interesting story to watch. You guys are killing it!
Connor Reddish
Connor Reddish 4 ヶ月 前
The actual offense Kirito feels when Eugene says he's not pretty enough to play dumb was just perfect.
Evee 4 ヶ月 前
@jm007890 holllyyyy shiiitt 😂😂😂 Dude now I want them to make the sao ggo abridged series. It'll be really fucking hilarious seeing kirito play as a girl and easily get mistaken as a girl just cause he doesnt have a manly voice.
UnconsciousParadise 4 ヶ月 前
@Last Stand Hmm… this puts some thoughts in my head…
Last Stand
Last Stand 4 ヶ月 前
@UnconsciousParadise wait a minute. Asuna said "you'll never be Batman." Kirito was adopted by his aunt and uncle. What happened to his parents? The answer is another question: What is the backstory of Batman? You ever wonder why that batman comment actually hurt him?
UnconsciousParadise 4 ヶ月 前
I believe that’s the second time Kirito actually felt insulted with the first time Asuna telling him “You’ll *never* be Batman”
BeastWarsFan 4 ヶ月 前
@jm007890 I wonder if they'll make the joke that he actually sounds like a girl outside of his own POW. BWF
The Foolish Saint Theodore
"Fetch me a moonmirror" has got to be the hardest line in the whole episode Right under "Yurrr banished"
Shuvopriyo Barua
Shuvopriyo Barua 3 ヶ月 前
20:01 No one's pointing out that both Kirito and his sister have deity-based exclamations
Shadethewolfy 3 ヶ月 前
Okay, so calling it now: Suguha was either bullied savagely and Kazuto did nothing to help Or she was... yeah... by either a family friend or some random fuck and Kazuto was tied down and did nothing to help OR, knowing SWE's love of burning the original script and coming up with shit that actually makes sense... and Suguha's portrayal as a bit of an idiot... it's probably something stupid like she was choking on air and Kazuto didn't help her. I'm going with option three, because the less I think about Reiki Kawahara's writing the happier I'll be.
nicholasseng 2 ヶ月 前
It could also be the cannon reason and she resented kirito for doing it. In the original, if i remember correct, he quit kendo due to the pressure he got from his grandfather due to that, all the pressure and stress was concentrated solely on suguha since she took over her brother’s role as the student under their grandfather. She hated it but couldnt do anything so she just continued to train under him
Franny Boi
Franny Boi 3 ヶ月 前
OH MY GAWD THEY FIXED IT! If I may go on a tangent for a bit. Recon has a habit of switching between "Kirigaya" and "princess" when addressing Leafa/Sugu. Once our trio meets Recon, there is a good chance he'll be the one to trigger the connection between Leafa and Sugu for Kirito's brain. If I'm right, that pointless fight the siblings have after their identities are revealed is probably going to turn into a scream fest of them venting their feelings, duking it out and finally bonding.
pedreiva 4 ヶ月 前
This episode has me convinced that every random throwaway joke was actually planned half a decade in advance
Sean Peacock
Sean Peacock 3 ヶ月 前
There are different ways to write, in this case I think they planned the character growth in advance so that it could flow naturally and then placed a bunch of hooks in the form of one liners and throwaway gags that can be built upon at a later date if the opportunity arises.
Abyssal Scion
Abyssal Scion 4 ヶ月 前
The best stories are the ones where everything fits into place.
BurningFyre 4 ヶ月 前
@pedreiva i mean, sure, some could have been planned. But most of it, and far more than youd think, isnt. Especially the funniest stuff. Like yeah, im sure Suguha having a better arc was planned, but the specifics of her interactions with Yui likely were made while scripting the episode itself. Thats what i mean, is all the funny jokes and call backs come naturally as they write.
JoniWan77 4 ヶ月 前
It was a response based on me misunderstanding the meaning behind your comment. In context it came off as referring to a practice, which only applies to serialized storytelling: Namely retroactively using throw-away information of already published episodes as set-ups for new payoffs. Only looking at the comment itself I misinterpreted your "in serialized storytelling" as restrictive, meaning I thought it meant, that your argument only referred to serialized storytelling. Henceforth "but the best stories aren't serialized" was an argument against the inner logic of your argumentation. If using opportunities is the most important skill only in serialized storytelling, it doesn't relate to "the best stories are written with beginning and ending in mind" at all, when those best stories aren't serialized. Of course this has now proven to be useless criticism as it's only a play on one meaning of an ambiguous sentence, you never intended in the first place. I mainly disliked and still dislike the absolutism in your statements. You throw around "wrong" and "completely wrong" in my opinion in a too simplified way. There certainly is some truth behind the statement, that a good story should have both beginning and ending planned. This doesn't automatically mean, that alterations cannot be done in the process. I can only change an ending mid-way, which I previously planned. Payoffs are only effective, when they are set up. I find your examples to be badly chosen. While Frozen may have been successful and is certainly not a bad story, it's kind of an arbitrary example. Just because it was reworked from the middle, it doesn't mean it could not have been better, when a better ending had been planned from the very beginning. On its own it's kind of inconsequential as an argument in my opinion. Reworking Frozen from the middle may have made it better than what was previously planned: yes. But to proof, that the best stories are not planned with beginning and ending in mind, you would need to proof or at least argue, that no previously planned ending for Frozen could have ever been better than what we got through reworking it from the middle. That's not sufficiently clear by just name-dropping it. But I never wanted to argue against your point regarding storytelling in the first place. I just disagree with your interpretation AND argumentation against Inky's comment. I don't think the difference between you two is as harsh as you make it out to be. Sidenote: This discussion may lead to pretty much nothing, solely on the fact, that you seem to think in a more absolutist way of "right" and "wrong" than I do. I don't even fully understand what you imply by "you’re arguing around instead of against". I got to agree, I am arguing around instead of against in the sense, that I am only arguing against a small portion of what you commented and even then I do not argue, that the opposite of it is true. I neither think nor like to argue in that kind of clear-cut dichotomy. Language is not math. There is no such thing as the one correct interpretation, although there are obviously better and worse interpretations. Your take on good storytelling may be better and more precise, but Inky's point was not without merit and "completely wrong".
 Goliath, The Grand Archpriest of the Algorithm
@JoniWan77 You're reading in stuff that's not there and you’re arguing around instead of against: Your interpretations of what other have said are wrong. What Inky said can be uncharitably be interpreted as “don’t make a second draft, or ever revise the first”, and charitably as “the best way to write a story is to know the start and ending”. Which does not hold up either, see Frozen* as a story that was completely rework from the middle. What I said was “the most important skill* is to spot and utilize opportunities”, which can be done in the planning phase btw. To which I’ll ask again: How is “but the best stories aren’t serialized” a response to that? *Please do not waste your time finding counter examples, this isn’t an all or nothing thing. It can be equally true that "Frozen can be a story build from the middle" as "the Will Smith version of I am Legend should have stuck with the original ending". Individual instances can be just that, individual instances. *To make clear so we’re on the same page, I’m obviously talking beyond 101 basics here.
Kelvin Navales
Kelvin Navales 3 ヶ月 前
It's funny how the game still has an "arson problem", where places and buildings can burn, but there are just certain objects that has an "immortal object" status like from SAO. Unless Sugu made everything destructible in this game haha
flux rono
flux rono 3 ヶ月 前
after rewatching everything I would love it if, at the end of this arc, they learn Asuna was never truly trapped in the game, and in reality, she never realized how to use the left-hand menu to just open the menu and log out.
miko foin
miko foin 4 ヶ月 前
As someone who used to rp on mmos this episode was so accurate it was nostalgic a war that breaks put purely because of ooc drama
elimDBZ 3 ヶ月 前
17:05 to 17:08 I've seen this episode so many times but I am now barely noticing how when sakuya said that the cait sith were a succulent ally, princess kuroneko hime irises shrink in shock and turned to sakuya when she uttered those words
Spartanunit5 4 ヶ月 前
Despite coming out so slowly, this series has never disappointed me no matter the wait. I wish you guys could get the episodes out faster, but I suppose you can’t rush perfection
Draken TheDrak
Draken TheDrak 4 ヶ月 前
I’m happy they’re starting it again.
Toxic Shadow
Toxic Shadow 4 ヶ月 前
Hopefully they don't stop like Team four star did.
TechnØmatter 4 ヶ月 前
It's basically like Hellsing Ultimate
emvv 4 ヶ月 前
@Scarlet Wolf in the early years of this series they put out 4-5 eps a year. its just a second thought hobby for them now. Still awesome though.
Cylian The Hollow
Cylian The Hollow 3 ヶ月 前
I love how offended Kirito sounds when Eugene tells him "you're not pretty enough to pull it off" lol
Boreas Dalvy
Boreas Dalvy 4 ヶ月 前
It still gets me every time that this series has better character development and writing than the actual show. So glad to see a new episode!
IIsatomi3ii 3 ヶ月 前
"Its just a game ya know" saying this to the hero of aincrad is just painful. Dude literally survived 2 years in a life or death videogame before playing a hunch and still "died" as a result
Likonu Shepard
Likonu Shepard ヶ月 前
I’m hoping there will be a moment when everyone realizes that he’s the real Kirito You guys are total bad asses Keep up the amazing work
Edward Hahm
Edward Hahm 4 ヶ月 前
You know the worst part about seeing SAO abridged? It's knowing the next episode likely won't be out for another year.
M0D 3 ヶ月 前
It's worth the wait though, so I can wait
Tyler Kendall
Tyler Kendall 3 ヶ月 前
@Sems nah they wanted to and was willing to continue but they didn’t because of the copyright
Sems 3 ヶ月 前
@Tyler Kendall Wasnt that just one of the many reasons why they couldnt continue?
Sems 3 ヶ月 前
@Animebryan2 Yea true and tbh its good that Tfs ended at the true ending of Dbz because it was literally meant as an ending.
Sems 3 ヶ月 前
@Jordan Lomberg The scripting, the voice recording, the extra animations and the **editing** itself will take a lot but everything combined will take a lot more time
Big Goose
Big Goose 2 ヶ月 前
sao abridged is managing to fix one of the biggest problems i had with afleim, which is how somehow nobody recognised him
Nicholas Allen
Nicholas Allen 3 ヶ月 前
"Just like every night, has its dawn." I was dying xD this whole episode is just great
Drayfus Everfall
Drayfus Everfall 4 ヶ月 前
That distant "no please don't get us daddy" got me 8:28
TheWaluigiman1 3 ヶ月 前
Relationships destroying guilds is something I can relate on a whole nother level.
Brandon H
Brandon H ヶ月 前
I still don’t play a game because a of a breakup
Zaye 4 ヶ月 前
All the generals being just a group of friends role playing is honestly the smartest shit i’ve ever seen. You guys seriously are comedic geniuses 💀
Rey Mann
Rey Mann 4 ヶ月 前
@WrensthavAviovus I had to remember so far back when you said racewar I was so scared for a sec xD
Adamizer -2000
Adamizer -2000 4 ヶ月 前
To be fair most rp servers are like that.
madder manner
madder manner 4 ヶ月 前
@WrensthavAviovusThe sister did say that the game was kinda dead before this group joined, so they probably grinded a lot, got the 5 players to work for them and then the server kinda grew about them.
WrensthavAviovus 4 ヶ月 前
I think when Suguha explains the racewar concept that was the gist of it. I am kinda surprised that most of that friend group are still the respective race/guild leaders.
Linferno 3 ヶ月 前
The voice actor of the Sylph Queen is SO TALENTED I almost died choking while laughing at his dialogue in 14:29
Avery Nathan
Avery Nathan ヶ月 前
So Asuna can escape anytime she wants, she just stays behind to make sure sugou's plan, the mind control project, doesn't go through by traumatizing the employees so that they don't work on it.
Sero Tonin
Sero Tonin 3 ヶ月 前
"Quoth the raven, 'fireball'" is an underrated line
Yogshi 3 ヶ月 前
"NEVER FEAR you UPsetting Child" -- Sakuya. that is one great line delivery I won't forget anytime soon. Wonderful episode, worth the wait.
Leafa: "Mom, please, read the room." Brian: "But we're outside, dear." This line had absolutely NO RIGHT making me laugh as hard as it did!
HeavyDonkeyKong 2 ヶ月 前
@will nelson good way of looking at it.
will nelson
will nelson 2 ヶ月 前
@HeavyDonkeyKong she wants to call someone mom who's present in her life, ya know?
Animusswtor 2 ヶ月 前
I know right xD
Vanquished Void
Vanquished Void 4 ヶ月 前
Hah, dad joke from a mom.
HeavyDonkeyKong 4 ヶ月 前
I appreciate how Leafa still calls her leader "mom" despite not being fully down with the roleplaying.
Educated Fool
Educated Fool 4 ヶ月 前
"The Cat People may be delicious but they are a powerful and succulent ally!" XD I'm fucking dead!
The Modern Storyteller
18:33 Abridged Kirito’s scream is up their in terms of hilarity with Homer Simpson and Goofy.
Codename: Xelda
Codename: Xelda 3 ヶ月 前
I love how she screams "I'll kill you!!!" but proceeds to smile 31:38
NyteStar 3 ヶ月 前
So does that mean that every time Kirito Dual wields, he is more likely to rant?
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