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Sword Art Online is being developed as a live-action TV series.
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  • SwimSuperFan Banned
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    So, if you're not already living in Hell... surprise!

    I had a feeling this was gonna happen someday, albeit as a movie, and not a show-show.

    @Toonami

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    People still care about SAO?

    That's unfortunate.


  • SwimLegend
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    They should cast @BattleAngel_Phillies' favorite cosplayer!

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  • 0

    Everything is becoming a live action movie these days.

    Even Steven Universe will in like 5 yrs!


  • SwimComrad Banned
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    DO NOT WANT


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    Why?

    How can you possibly make someone as obnoxious as Kirito without casting Justin Beiber?

    How will you adapt the arcs which range from creepy to outright offensive?

    Just...why?


  • SwimElder
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    ric_man said:

    They should cast @BattleAngel_Phillies' favorite cosplayer!

    This guy?

    "I'm moving and not moving at all. I'm like the moon underneath the waves that ever go on rolling and rocking."


  • SwimComrad Banned
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    Because despite all that... it still, somehow, has a fanbase. :-/


  • SwimElder
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    hold on... it doesn't say its 100% for sure though.

    "I'm moving and not moving at all. I'm like the moon underneath the waves that ever go on rolling and rocking."


  • SwimLegend
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    Yeah, there we go! I mean the movie will be awful if it's made anyway. Might as well.

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  • SwimSuperFan Banned
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    Jman1122 said:

    Why?

    How can you possibly make someone as obnoxious as Kirito without casting Justin Bieber?

    How will you adapt the arcs which range from creepy to outright offensive?

    Just...why?

    In regards to your second point: If they seriously try to do the ultra-rapey scene with Asuna getting molested and licked as part of the show, it'll be one of the worst best things ever.

    But hey... other than that, it's a YA-friendly series with an interesting underlying premise that most of today's teens will eat up like groceries. hence why I'm not surprised that somebody is doing this. However, if they try to do a faithful adaptation of the source material (at least after Aincrad), it might blow up in their faces.

    I won't watch it, but I can think of at least one person on these message boards that will.

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  • Toonami
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    Normally I would be cursing the folks that made this dumpster fire of a franchise as popular as it is. But I'm gonna wait and see if these guys can make an actual fleshed-out story from a source that has none. Although the fact that the writer behind Terminator Genisys is attached to this doesn't give me any hope.

    Which is why I made a pointers on how this can actually work, and if they follow through most of them, then I might consider giving this a shot, assuming it avoids Development Hell. Although I fear most of these will fall on deaf ears.

    • Give Kirito an actual personality and NOT make him a blank slate Gary Stu.

    • Make Asuna a competent female character. It's OK to make her Kirito's girlfiend, but don't just write her as "just Kirito's girlfriend".

    • Likewise, don't characterize all the other female characters as merely "I love Kirito-kun"

    • Make the MMO feel like an actual MMO. No giving one player out of thousands his own skill.

    • SHOW, DON'T TELL!

    • Prioritize the main premise. No bait-and-switching midway.

    • Remove Yui. Period

    • Give Klein more screentime.

    • Pretty much rewrite the entire Aincrad arc ending from the ground up.

    • End the series after SAO is cleared. No ALO, No GGO. Just stop after SAO.


  • Banned
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    If two and a half men can have a fanbase, SAO can.


  • Toonami
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    As someone who doesn't hate SAO with every fiber of my being like the rest of you, even I think this is a terrible idea.

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  • Banned
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    gonna throw up brb

    You starve your children on neglect
    Then feed their bellies with fear
    Concussion bat to the brain
    Witness to a battered mother.


  • Other Anime
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    I'll only tune in if they include the glopping scene

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  • SwimVIP Banned
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    "Wait, I don't remember 'Allahu Akbar' being in the lyrics..." - Eagles Of Death Metal


  • SwimHero
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    This is a bad idea. Just another show I'm not going to watch.

    Usopp Fanatic since 2003.


  • SwimHero
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    Daosguard said:

    If two and a half men can have a fanbase, SAO can.

    Two and a half men was a bad show too. I didn't watch it except for the first ep
    when I hoped it would be good and I definitely won't watch SAO.

    Usopp Fanatic since 2003.


  • SwimSuperFan Banned
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    Darkstar_Zero said:

    • Give Klein more screentime.

    Getting an A-list actor to play him would certainly help. It was one of the big pointers in my original proposal (which is admittedly different from yours) for an SAO movie.

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  • Toonami
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    Please tell me this is being developed for Japanese TV and isn't coming here.....

    reads story.....breaks down crying O-Ho GOD!!!!(''T_T'')


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