I’m really disappointed so far in Season 2 of Sword Art Online… I know I can’t really judge, because there are only three episodes, but I clicked on the new episode, and saw it was yet another about Shino, and turned it off after five seconds.
I don’t know. Shino rubs me the wrong way right now. She just feels like the perfect male fan service / fantasy character to me. Skinny teenage girl with large breasts, wearing skimpy clothing, likes FPS, and is a talented sniper. But I just don’t really see any personality outside of a mix of previous SAO character personalities. Her personality literally feels ripped off of existing characters, at least their early-on versions.
I know they’ve got to show her a lot, because we had a whole season to get to know the previous characters, and they want us to have exposure to the new chick… but its too much. It feels like story has grinded to a halt so they can show off this male fantasy character, and make us care about her.
I just want them to get on with the story already. Maybe its because I have absolutely no interest in FPS, or because I’m not a fan of the Shino-centric episdoes… but for whatever reason, this doesn’t even feel like Sword Art Online anymore to me.