Anime Review · DVD Review

Sword Art Online Part 1

Headline: Masterpiece

5/5 Stars

Originally posted June 24, 2014

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful

When I first bought this series I wasn’t too sure what I was in for. I just read the description about it being centred around an online game where players are trapped in a virtual world and can’t escape unless they clear the game. Plus, if they die in the virtual world, they die in real life, too. It sounded like a really good idea for a series, so I bought all 4 parts together. I was doubtful about whether it would meet my expectations. But after viewing the first few episodes, I knew I’d gotten my money’s worth. Even if you’re not into online gaming this is a must have for any fan of anime. You won’t regret buying it.

This was the first review I ever posted on Amazon. Before Sword Art Online I’d always been a big fan of anime. But never had a series touched me on such an emotional level as this one did. I was so blown away by how epic it was that I had to let others know how I felt about it. So the morning after I finished Part 4, I went online and wrote customer reviews on all 4 volumes. As Part 1 was my first review it’s short and to the point, compared to the longer ones I’d write later. I’m sure if I were to review it today, I’d probably look at each of the episodes in more detail; talking about the characters, pacing and how well they introduced the series overall. But as I didn’t have that much experience yet, all I wanted was to let readers know what Sword Art Online was, why I decided to buy it and why I thought everyone else would enjoy it, too. Ironically, even though Sword Art Online Part 1 is shortest the review I’ve ever written, it’s also been the most useful to customers.

Let me know what you thought of this review in the comments below. Also, see my reviews of Sword Art Online Parts 2, 3 and 4.

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