Review Sword Art Online Part 2.3

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Sword Art Online


Sword Art Online 2.3 ★★★★


Sword Art Online; Rumors fly as Legendary Excalibur is discovered in ALO
The story arc follows Kirito and Asuna, along with some old friends go out in search for the sword before anyone else can get it.


Not as gripping as Sword Art Online Other Arcs.
It seemed to me to lack an urgency to the story, unlike in other arcs.
So all in all, not the best that Sword Art Online has to offer in terms of plot.

Awarding of the Stars

Stars awarded for:

Story, Characters, Fighting, Animation, and Extras


The animation is the same we’ve come to know and love.
The studio behind it was A-1 so no real change in Animation.
Still a good style for what Sword Art Online is; A full star.


The story, as I’ve said in my short review could have been better.
There wasn’t much to put us on our seats. As much as I enjoy Sword Art, the Excalibur Arc was not one of my favorites, felt like filler to me. However at the very end, it does beg the question as to what is next, something that makes it all seem worthwhile. A half mark.


Character development was great, and it seemed to focus on not only Kirito but the other also.
Not just past experiences but the toll that the experiences have taken on each of the characters seems to show more in this Arc than others. So in all a full mark for characters and their development.


This is an Action anime after all. Even though the action wasn’t as dire as in previous arcs, it was still visually appealing. It was basically the thing holding it all together, and making me want to watch more; more fights. It was entirely entertaining, a full star.


There weren’t many extras on the disc, Opening and closing themes textless.
A half star at best.

Totting up the marks, is 4 stars.


Sword Art Online 2 Part 3 is an Anime Limited Release.
It is rated 15UK
Sword Art Online 2 Part 3 was released on the 11th of April 2016 on DVD & BluRay.
General Price is about £14.99 or €20.
Genre is Action, Adventure
The Manga’s Demographic is Shonen so it is intended for a younger male audience.


Sword Art Online