Sword Art Online II Episode 22 – The Indelible Sickness

(Note: Episodic notes are still mostly to be found on the Episodics Notes’ page. For those who don’t know, I take the notes as I watch the episode, and merely re-order them afterwards.)

Yuuki ran away crying after Asuna said she called her “Big sister”, and the drama overtones are heavy in the air. Ah, yes, my favourite arc, let’s see how it progresses.

Thoughts and Notes:

Screenshot album.

1) Everyone’s a Martyr:

Sword Art Online II anime episode 22 notes - Asuna hurt over being cared for

Asuna wants to be hurt or not by /her/ decisions. No one likes martyrs.

1) Look how they made the scene of Asuna sitting alone in the darkness, lit by flames, mirror the one where she had dinner with her mother – a feeling of being alone, and seeking contact from another who’s not reciprocating.

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