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Sword Art Online Episode 7 Micro-Review

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)

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  • Harem? You don’t have to worry about that. Actually, it’s going to feel weird, because, as I explained before, those characters are for Volume 2 side-stories, so those girls are going to pretty much DISAPPEAR for the rest of the show. It’s straight-up Kirito x Asuna from here on out.

    In retrospect, the last few storieswould have been much better as OVA’s considering their totally random and isolated nature. They just aren’t fitting into the story as well as the director obviously hoped…