Sword Art Online’s sixth episode pre-release images show the irrelevant side-story to seemingly have some elements of iniquity involved beyond those initially introduced at face value – meaning a possible hoax.
As one can insinuate from the obviously suspicious hooded character, and the protagonist’s battle readying pose in a similar scene, it seems our leading male encounters an individual of the ongoing crime spree. Notice however, skipping over the few moments of intimacy between hero and heroine, it then further looks that the protagonist comes across two suspects – each with a face far more familiar than should be. Now unless this is merely the generic character designs of A-1 Pictures, then there’s clearly some rather questionable gatherings going on.
It wouldn’t be surprising if the entire incident were a falsely arranged set-up for one or another reason – although whatever the case, at least it is consistent in how little it has to do with any main story.
Perhaps after this pointless escapade, something more definite will then transpire – taking up all the remaining episodes in the series by means of a trick known by professionals and commoners alike as “plot”. This so-called “plot” will ensure the series has a sense of progression as characters are developed – and events unfold in a manner which contribute to the central story, or “plot”, in the middle of everything. However do note, such a technique still requires some degree of skill on part of the studio.
And so, one can now simply wait and see whether any of this “plot” is stumbled upon along the road to nowhere – or perhaps, the road to nowhere will prove an endless and cruel one.