Sword Art Online Finishes Strong with a Powerfully Human Tale

Sword Art Online is an anime with a great first half plagued by a mediocre second half. Luckily, Sword Art Online II does not suffer from a similar affliction. Vastly different from its murder-mystery first half, SAO II ends strong with a powerfully human tale that serves as the emotional high point of the franchise. » 12/26/14 8:00am 12/26/14 8:00am

That Anime Crossover Fighter is Actually Pretty Darn Fun

Over the past few weeks, we've taken a detailed look at specific aspects of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, a fighting game where characters are pulled from across some of the most popular anime of the past few years to battle it out. And if nothing else, Fighting Climax certainly delivers on that premise. » 12/05/14 5:00am 12/05/14 5:00am

Watch Live as Anime Characters Beat the Crap Out of Each Other [Done!]

Ever wondered who would win in a fight between Sword Art Online’s Kirito and Valkyria Chronicles’ Selvaria Bles? Well wonder no longer as we answer this question and many others as the Up All Night Stream plays mega-crossover fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. » 11/28/14 4:00am 11/28/14 4:00am

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The Sword Art Online Game Is a Boring Slog, Unless You Are a Fan

Sword Art Online is an anime about 10,000 gamers trapped in a VR MMORPG where if they die in the game, they die in real life. So of course it was only a matter of time before they made a game about it. Unfortunately, if you aren't already a fan, there is little in this game for you but boredom. » 5/20/14 4:00am 5/20/14 4:00am