That was a pretty dick move on the creator's part with how the game works.
But, that was a nice first-episode. The world-building was a lot more natural and evenly paced. Kirito seems like a good, level-headed guy. Interesting that there is no magic, but that doesn't mean the GM can't introduce it at some point, right?
Looking forward to the next episode to see what Kirito does since now it's the start of the real game.
Originally Posted by HitokiriShadow
five lines from "female" unnamed
"She" reminded of Haruka from iM@S. I suppose it could have been unintentional since it's animated by the same studio and what looks to be the same character designer.
Can't wait to meet the girl.
Agreed. She was the one that introduced and got me interested in the series after buying some Dengeki magazine (I want to say Bunko, but I don't remember) a few months ago and one of the bonus items was a poster (I think) of SAO.