Character visuals are available of Sword Art Online’s “second season”, and it appears we’re dealing a case of “awful” – marvelously intertwined with a lack of originality, capitalized upon with reused elements.
Subject matter and implication are both, of course, crucial when it comes to visual art – and these new character designs of Sword Art Online unsurprisingly fail in both respects. Sword Art Online’s characters already were little more than cardboard cutout quality from the start, and thus, the addition of ears with added length, alongside scantily clothing, certainly doesn’t achieve anything of value – a pile of waste remains such even if one were to toss more waste upon it.
With that said, there’s another exemplary instance of poor subject matter in how the busty yellow haired tramp found at the bottom of the images below is identical to the series’ self-prostituting leading female – minus a few miniature changes which A-1 Pictures hoped would ensure none would notice.
The brunette isn’t exempt from ridicule for her hideous appearance either – taking a look at the up-close seifuku illustration set, it looks as if her stomach is swelling, and her intestines are about to explode outward. As result of that abnormal rectangular protrusion, this is undeniably the most horrible attempt at portraying breasts ever – and as if not shameful enough, this girl is made even more so unattractive by her thick eyebrows, not to mention, a complete absence of any visually rewarding traits.
In respect to implication, its already been long established that this series is dreadful – and the characters are all more disgusting than any insect could ever be.
All in all, great to see everything has successfully managed to downgrade from the first season.