Nothing out of the ordinary, the usual unimpressive Sword Art Online next episode preview clip has become available – and it seems the series truly is taking a liking to the concept of generic harem romance anime.
The video shows naught but a constant stream of disappointment – a man is trapped within a digital world, friends have dissipated before his very own eyes, meanwhile however, he’s running around with the cardboard cutout heroine, living the conventional harem lifestyle within a pixel based world.
It’s practically baffling how a concept which seemed so immense within the first episode has somehow withered down to this – an affair which can’t manage to carry on without placing the camera on the worthless female character, the heroine who hasn’t been developed whatsoever beyond name despite the arrival of seven episodes already. And incidentally, the protagonist sits in the same ranks – an overpowered straw figure who, in a grand total of seven episodes, we have learned no more than his name and that he has a fetish for little sisters.
There has in fact actually been some progression in the tale – assuming the story of “Sword Art Online” was an unoriginal love triangle all along. Aside from that however, this series isn’t even at “square one” – it’s gone far below that, to the nether regions of failure, where none can escape.
In a few days, more “Sword Art Online” harem action awaits.