Sword Art Online’s sixth episode has received the ritual pre-release preview clip – and it appears, as anyone could have foreseen, the chapter is simply a continuation of the lackluster murder mystery introduced prior.
Available below, the PV is merely a promise of disappointment. The clip provides a sampling of the series’ sixth episode – which will either make it the half-way, or perhaps quarter mark of the anime depending on how many rounds total this series will have, and absolutely nothing of value has occurred as of yet beyond the very first episode in which all the basics of Sword Art Online were established.
The main plot is not benefiting from worthless side-stories as this – and that’s particularly as there seemingly is no main plot as of yet, assuming there ever is to be one at all. As result, the episodes hardly captivate – and there isn’t anything inspiring one to be eager for the subsequent installment. Indeed, Sword Art Online is essentially the second coming of Accel World – only with an entirely undeveloped protagonist instead of a whiny pig one.
Now despite the waste of six full episodes, the series may still be able to prove somewhat interesting if it ever shifts its focus to something called “rising action”, a narrative element of the ever-rare “plot” – although even then, those six episodes are not coming back.
For whomever may actually still be engaged by this series, the episode debuts a few days from now – as usual.