Sword art online: Season 1 vs Season 2

Sword art online season 2:

Sword Art Online

No of epusodes: 24

Summery: This season too has two parts. 1st one has 14 episodes. Episode 15 is a recap and the rest are the 2nd half of the show.

Here the first half yet again gets another important character Sinon. It is about another online virtual reality game “Gun Gale Online”. The story starts with a mysterious death of a player who was killed in the game but dies in real life too.  It starts off slow and focuses mostly on Sinon’s character building but after 2 or 3 episodes the show picks up its pace.

The 2nd half of the show is quite emotional. It focuses on Asuna. Her character gets a lot of development here. Another important supporting character “Yuuki” was added in this part. I can’t say much without spoiling it so I’ll just shut up with this…it is really really emotional.

Sword Art Online

Discussion: lets see the good and bad parts of this season at a glance

  1. First part starts off slow but it is good. It has an interesting story with good plot twist.
  2. I loved the way they portrayed Sinon’s character. It was quite different from the others in this show.
  3. The 2nd part as I have said before, is really touching and has a lot more drama. But personally I felt that they should have invested 2 or three more episodes in this part.
  4. Finally the 2nd part has less Kirito and more Asuna. You’ll love it  if you love her.


  • 1st part:8.5/10
  • 2nd part:8.3/10
  • Overall rating: 8.4/10

So, at the end of discussion this is my opinion:

In My Opinion SAO season 2 is better than the 2nd half of SAO season 1 but not as good as the 1st half of season 1.

Thank you for reading. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “Sword art online: Season 1 vs Season 2

  • June 22, 2017 at 1:27 am

    I don’t think SAO was ever as good as its first arc again. I do enjoy the second season more than the second arc in season 1, but really, it is the first story that I love. The rest is just kind of watchable because the characters I enjoyed show up in them.


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