When the release in 2012, Sword Art Online (SAO) immediately meets with great success. Each episode eagerly awaited by the audience. Thanks to the success of its first season, the second season of Sword Art Online becomes one blockbuster anime series in 2014.
Sword Art Online tells in 2022 there was a virtual-based online game that was released with the title of Sword Art Online. With the help of Nerve Gear, a console for the virtual game, every player can feel he/she is in the game as real.
But all that changed when the Game Master namely Kayaba Akihiko lock the whole system of the player so that no one can out from the game. The player can only survive if there is someone who successfully complete the entire mission.
An anime that is very interesting with the concept of background VMMORPG (Virtual Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games). Although it is not genre is relatively new (previously existing /Hack series) but SAO anime who popularized this concept.
For me personally, the SAO is one of the best anime I've ever seen. I enjoy every episode of this anime. I'm not going to give in-depth review on this series, but I will give some reasons why anime is worth for you to watch.
Some time ago I also had time to come to Anime Bibly and found a lot of products sold and relate to Sword Art Online. If you are lovers of SAO, surely you will love all the SAO products sold there.
Visualization is Beautiful
World of SAO really describe a utopian fantasy world. There is beautiful scenery, green pastures, city classic design, wild animals, castles, cave mazes, festivals, and a world of fairies. A utopian world that feels wanted to live by any who saw.
Whose would not like close combat action? Moreover, coupled with the effects of a very animated sword action, such as the impact sound sword, the sword is glowing, and advanced techniques. Each bout in this anime is always exciting.
As already mentioned, although the concept is not new but through the SAO a concept like this to be famous. I am a former online game maniac. I often wonder what it would be if we could live in the world of gaming, and SAO answers.
Not only contains the action scenes alone, SAO also presents the story of the romance drama and friendship are not whiny and excessive, but it looks heroic. The anime also provides some action comedy but not excessive. SAO sometimes can look like an action genre, sometimes drama, and mystery, romance, thriller, and adventure.
Great Main Characters
Kirito who became the main character in the anime is cool and powerful figure. He only ever lost twice in the bout. It may look boring how the main character is too strong, but for me this is the excess that make up the whole SAO story is more than just win a fight.
Tari Tari, a very simple anime but has a high quality story.According to my judgment, this anime could be the best anime in the summer 2012.Or it could possibly be the best anime in 2012 after Hyouka.
This anime is an original project work by studio P.A. Works studio, it is not based on manga, light novels nor games and only has 13episodes. But my experience says that this anime can satisfy you! Especially if you are a slice of life stories lover.
Tari Tari tells the story of the simple life of five school students: Wakana Sakai, a girl who quit from music after her mother died. Miyamoto Konatsu, a cheerful girl and optimistic and have a passion in music better than anyone. Sawa Okita, a girl who love riding a horse and one member of the archery club. Taichi Tanaka, an athletic boy who like to play badminton,and the last is Atsuhiro Maeda, a.k.a. Wien, a half of Japanese-Austrian boy who recently moved to Japan after living abroad for 12 years.
I dare to say that Tari Tari is one of the best anime in 2012 after Sword Art Online and Hyouka. With a casual genre, that is slice of life and school life, Tari Tari able to convey an interesting storyline with a music theme.
For a glince is look ordinary, but this anime is able to compete with other popular anime. Able to resist the brunt of the current invasion of harem, ecchi, moe, and so forth. The slice of life anime that presented with incredible! So, if you are asked about the advantages of this anime ...?Many!
But despite that, I feel sad because blu ray version is notso much sought after. Even for Anime Bibly version, Tari Tari is at number 8for the most selling blu ray on the website. Nonetheless, I was still happy because Tari Tari still gets into the top 10 best anime in the Summer of 2012.
Other than that, I really liked the character development,they were able to mutually support each other and do not hesitate to warn when they start to behave selfishly. This is called a true friend! It also makes them closer and was able to fight through hard life though sometimes their plans do not go their way.
And the plot, the story is very simple. But because of this,Tari Tari can be enjoyed by all people without feeling confused. The simplicity of the story is also supported by the apparatus. Nothing strange story or “wondering your self” until to end of the episode. All the events, issues and words of each role has something to do with the story line, no wandering.
And the coolest thing of this anime is, the music! Of course, because this anime is music theme, then this anime has advantages in terms of BGM, Opening Theme, and Ending Theme. You will see some beautiful songs for the way the story is developing.
Lastly is the artwork, background looks simple and the character don’t have traits that stand out. Yups, because this is 100% slice of life. You will not find characters that look chibi, especially with excessive body posture.
Overall, this anime is able to graced my life in the summer of 2012 and become wonderful memories to re-watch.