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TL;DR
Sword Art Online: Extra Edition (2013)
ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition

Synopsis

Kirito is called for an emergency counseling meeting at his new school while his sister has swimming lessons with their friends. There he meets an elite member of the Virtual Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Kirito then tells him details about what really happened in Aincrad and in Alfheim.
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Pros

Character design
Combat/Action
Visual
World building

Cons

Fetish
Recap

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Overview

Sword Art Online (Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン Hepburn: Sōdo Āto Onrain) is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The series takes place in the near future and focuses on protagonist Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki as they play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds.

An anime television film Sword Art Online: Extra Edition airing on December 31, 2013.

Alternative title

– Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
– ソードアート・オンライン Extra Edition
– Sword Art Online Ex
– هنر شمشیرزنی آنلاین: ویرایش اضافی
– Sword Art Online EE – Die Unterwasser-Quest
– SAOEE

TL;DR Review

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition is just a nice wrapping on essentially a recap movie of the first season, which threw in some extra swimsuit scenes for fan-service. Though I am not a fan of recap, I must applause their attempt to add an extra plot point into this movie. That being said, the recap had to be heavily edited in order to fit into a 101 minutes movie. The flashback mainly highlights some of Kirito main arc ending, along with how each of the main female characters met Kirito. This will feel disjointed and confusing to new viewers.

I would suggest watching the TV show instead if you have never seen Sword Art Online. The movie is only recommended for the fan who may have forgotten some of the main plot lines or just really into a fan-service movie.

The end of the movie actually has some new material. It involves a mini-quest where Kirito and the crew help Yui see a whale. I think this movie would have been better if they just didn’t try to cram the recap part and expand a little on the rest. Still, I would say it is still worth watching for Sword Art Online fan.

Sword Art Online movie contains moderate violence and an abundant of suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

Sword Art Online: Extra Edition (2013)
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Niji no Oto” by Eir Aoi

Insert/Image Theme

– “crossing field” by LiSA
– “INNOCENCE” by Eir Aoi
– “Overfly” by Luna Haruna
– “Yume Sekai” (ユメセカイ; “Dream World”) by Haruka Tomatsu
Kirito
“I don’t even know the real names of the two… no, three that I killed back then. I just close my eyes, put my hands over my ears and tried to forget it all.”
Klein
“Just consider hardships as another part of training and keep working hard.”
Asuna Yuuki
“Sometimes the things that matter the most are right in front of you.”
Kirito
“Everybody can fight. It’s just a choice of whether you should.”
Kirito
“Whether here or in the real world, you can cry when it hurts. There’s no rule that you can’t show feelings just because it’s a game.”
Asuna Yuuki
“I cried alone every single night. It felt like every day that passed here stole another piece of my real life away. After I cried, I’d go and fight as hard as I could. My only thought was winning, moving forward and getting stronger.”
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