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thesemicolon
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03:50:40 PM Aug 21st 2014
The "Anime" page is the same as the "Light Novel" page.
SeptimusHeap
01:15:59 AM Aug 22nd 2014
Yep, because the Anime/ page is a redirect to the Light Novel one.
Popthepuff
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05:55:30 AM Apr 23rd 2014
Regarding some of the mentions of seemingly later events in Alicization; was the 14th Volume released? It doesn't seem to be?
flamemario12
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09:04:12 PM Jan 5th 2013
Seriously, Sword Art Online's YMMV needs to be rewritten. It has a bunch of natter here and it makes you stop watching the anime.
grwanderer
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07:46:13 AM Sep 7th 2012
Has anyone read/finished the Aliciazation novel yet? I'm talking about the original, web version, since it's still being published in Japan now (at the current rate, it might well be 2014 before it's done). I'm just wondering how much of its tropes to put on the main, character, awesome & funny pages, since they're mega spoilers, even for people who've read all the published books, much less just the translations.

I guess you can say they're non-canonic, but the 1st 2 published Aliciazation books have been almost identical (as have been pretty much all the novels to date with a few minor edits here & there) so I see no reason why the rest wouldn't.
Belian
06:06:04 AM Sep 10th 2012
I say go ahead and add them. Though I would put "Untranslated" (or something like that) visible so people know what is going on.
CapFox
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01:57:16 PM Sep 3rd 2012
There are spoilers in the description. It should be rewritten.
SeptimusHeap
08:29:40 AM Sep 4th 2012
Remove them. No spoilers go in the intro.
Valiran
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11:36:51 PM May 31st 2012
Alright, can someone please explain to me how the game's creator can get away with all of this? What he's doing is essentially taking hostages and committing murder. How has he not been arrested yet, and why aren't there dozens of scientist and computer experts working on saving the people who are still trapped?
Belian
01:45:59 PM Jun 24th 2012
He doesn't "get away with it" in the end, though I won't say any more than that.

And there are tons of people trying to get the "players" out. The thing is, each player basically has a bomb attached to their brain. A bomb set to go off if it loses connection to the player or is tampered with. What government/family would risk trying to take off the helmet when it is relatively few people trapped and there is a chance of them getting out alive all by themselves?
KaleRylan
06:16:18 PM Jul 18th 2012
Yeah, given that the Sword Art Online part of the plot is long over in the Light Novels, the answers to your questions are all in the 3rd and 4th light novels.

Short answer: It's too risky to tamper with the system, like Belian said, and as for Kayaba: of course there is a manhunt for him, but he had obviously been assuming that would happen, and went in to hiding.

If you want more detailed answers, read the L Ns, the link is in the main page here.
Clarste
04:44:57 AM Aug 7th 2012
How would we even be able to tell if he was arrested or not? The series only shows things that happen inside the game and obviously they have no contact with the outside. He could've been arrested an hour after they were trapped and it would have made no difference.
Robinton
05:56:20 PM Nov 7th 2012
@Clarste: Let's just say we can tell from later events like the reveal that a very high-ranking player (whose name you will probably have heard, but I'm leaving it out for spoiler reasons) is actually Kayaba. Also, we get the story from a friend of Kayaba's (if a friend is someone who almost decides to cut your throat) from after SAO and almost all of ALO.
Belian
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11:38:47 AM Mar 17th 2012
Speaking of the anime... I am wondering how they are going to do it. Depending on a number of factors (mostly length), they have three basic options: Do the first book just about as-is (with the possibility of the short stories as OV As), combine the first book and short stories into one season, or keep a fast pace and do a 2-season anime with the second season covering the next story line (the short stories would have to be included at some point for that to work).

Lots of perfectly reasonable posibilities.
Pryun
05:06:18 AM Mar 19th 2012
Good point... I hope they fit in the ss and make it chronological as well, alternatively we can always go for the non-chronological route, like Suzumiya's 1st season, and do everything similar to the books. Where do you think the anime will stop? Just at SAO?Fairy tail? GGO? I highly doubt it'll go further than that, but the studio might decide to go for more seasons.
Belian
11:12:35 AM Mar 19th 2012
Yeah, I am expecting/hoping for adding in the side stories (with the possiblity of a bit of expantion in the main plot line) as well. If you think about the first book, an anime could go through it quite quickly if they wanted it to. Also, the ss would bring in the harem aspect that is so popular (though a couple of them would probably have to be flashbacks).

About what it will eventually cover... I expect that it will cover up through ALO (A Lfheim Online, Fairy Dance), especially if the first season is popular enough. As the producer, I would then take a break and come back to GGO at some latter point because of how satifying the end of Fairy Dance is.
Pryun
10:42:46 PM Mar 19th 2012
edited by Pryun
Opened a forum to discuss easier. I am an SAO fan, as you can see from the entry pimping.
Algester
09:22:03 AM May 15th 2012
the cast presented its going to be volumes 1-4 so more or less its a double season thing season 1 covering SAO's main arc as well as the side stories considering the existence of Scilica and Lizbeth in the anime and then season 2 will cover 3-4 depending on length... after hearing the AW and SAO drama CD they will consider probably covering phantom bullet arc as well considering Shino is in the drama CD
KaleRylan
06:20:16 PM Jul 18th 2012
Algester, that's good to hear. I almost hope they stop there since the first four volumes form a very good cohesive story. After that it becomes a bit more random (still cool though).

I have to say though, I'm a little worried about doing the SAO arc chronologically. The side stories all make Kirito look like a god, but when they were seperate from the main plot, you already knew him and it didn't make him a marty stu. But when you put it all in order, I'm worried he'll come off as too perfect and powerful.
algorithm10
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02:07:31 PM Mar 13th 2012
I haven't read the novels yet, but from the description I haven't found anything different about SAO that I haven't heard of before. The concept itself looks okay. Is there anything I should be aware of that warrants describing the series as legendary?
Pryun
08:33:53 AM Mar 16th 2012
Nope. But go ahead and read it anyway. The characters are interesting people, and the setting for the first novel is pretty interesting.
Belian
09:18:08 AM Mar 16th 2012
Also, it sets up the setting then drops you right into the frey, skipping all the "OMG! What should we do? *DISPAIR*" that you would expect early on.
Pryun
05:33:04 AM Mar 17th 2012
Alternatively, you can wait for the anime adaptation, which is unfortunately only coming out in July. (I'm raging at having to wait that long, but what else can I do?)No Idea how it compares to the light novels though. Or even which order they are going to go in.
Belian
11:39:38 AM Mar 17th 2012
There is also the Accel World Anime coming up. Same author.
KaleRylan
06:23:42 PM Jul 18th 2012
I recently read the first few novels, and while the idea is definitely similar, I would say it's far and away the best of the various series with this sort of plot.

The author does a very good job of looking at, mentally and philosophically, what would happen to people in a situation like this. Far better than I've seen done in other similar plots. I loved .hack, but I always felt it required A LOT of suspension of disbelief.

That said, after the fourth book (where the initial conflict is finally, totally resolved) it becomes quite a bit more random and adventury. I would say take it or leave it at that point, though it's still good.

Clarste
04:49:51 AM Aug 7th 2012
I would say the initial conflict is totally resolved after the first book, but the 3rd book retcons it to make it a new conflict. Frankly, I think books 3-4 have by far the worst plot of any of them. Charitably, it deals with the aftermath of the event, but the way it handles it is just kind of lazy. Books 5-6 go for a similar approach but aren't afraid to make the story move on rather than repeat itself, so it feels a bit more natural.

That said, it's quite telling that the author is constantly writing stories that take place earlier in the series.
physxman
08:53:22 PM Aug 26th 2012
edited by physxman
I agree with Clarste about the Fairy Dance arc. I just felt irritated by it, and I actually ended up skipping to the last couple of chapters of book 4. For me the series picks back up afterwards. That said, the ending to Fairy Dance is immensely satisfying, and its villain is one of the most despicable characters I have ever seen, so I have to give it kudos for that.
tamult
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12:17:42 PM May 30th 2011
A lot of this needs to be rewritten clearer. And Kayaba wasn't doing it for the EVULZ, though the trope is still in affect for the books 3 and 4. If I was a better troper, I could help. That, and I need to do my own writing at the moment.
Algester
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10:29:00 PM Apr 14th 2011
In the hopes that someone might read the L Ns because im not too much of a tvtrope lurker im not sure about the right tropes to add LN translations can be seen in baka0tsuki should anyone be interested to find out
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