Minor Spoilers Ahead
SAO is starting to feel like a harem. Once again another girl joins Kirito. This time it’s a blacksmith named Lizabeth. I loved the last arc, but it left me wondering – what’s the point?
I have mixed emotions about this episode as well. Technically it’s impressive, there’s some action, comedy, drama, and Lizabeth is a great character. But I’m ready for the meat and potatoes, these side stories are wonderfully written, but SAO feels like it lacks focus. Still, I can’t bring myself to give this a bad score. (Rating: 8/10)