Sword Art Online’s 12th episode preview gives sampling of a fight scene, and it seems the elements actually move – proving another step forward in animation, placing the series practically on par with the 1980′s.
The video is below, and the online dating scheme, Sword Art Online, seems to have somehow yet again brought together a band of females who all center their gravitational force around the main character – as of course, the main character is always the center of the world in generic harem series. Yet as that’s all nothing new, it’s more worthwhile to focus on a baffling development which one would never have anticipated to see of this series – going to show it’s not all so predictable after all.
After encountering a swarm of dangerous amphibians, as the threat of warts is always a frightening concern, the protagonist steps up to face his responsibilities as the leading male character of the series and proceeds to obliterate all the enemies effortlessly – yet fascinatingly, he does it not with just one still frame, or even three, but instead a cheap running sequence with a diagonally inclined striped pattern to imply motion, putting all special effects of the 1970′s to shame, followed by a slap of a single frame.
Capitalizing on that chilling action scene, the series affirms us that rehashed romance and generically designed lolis are definitely more important than fighting for your life as it shuffles through some moments featuring the former in a full 15 frames per second – exemplifying the extensive effort poured into this series as the studio strove forward and went a whole 14 frames per second above having a still image, going the extra mile of delivering animation in what is intended to be an animation, just for the many fans out there.
At this rate, all this upcoming episode needs now is marriage, and it may very well be the most outstanding episode of Sword Art Online to date.