No Game No Life

No Game No Life is a gorgeous game-centered Isekai with lush worldbuilding and an interesting story. It also brings the worst of ecchi objectification/sexualization and the Smartest Man In The Room genre.

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale

Sequel to Sword Art Online II / SAOA: GGO Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance Age-Appropriateness: 14+ (Violence, language, partial nudity) Platforms: Hulu Episodes: One 2 hour movie TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Solid installment in the series) Premise: Virtual Reality games are losing popularity due to the introduction of the Augma device which uses... Continue Reading →

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

Spinoff of Sword Art Online II Genre(s): Action, Game, Military, Sci-fi Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Violence, language) Platforms: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu Episodes: 13 (one recap episode) TheAwersome Rating: 8.1 / 10 (Solid all the way through) Premise: Clad in desert pink, and only the size of a child, the infamous “Pink Devil” mercilessly hunts other players in... Continue Reading →

Sword Art Online II (Season 2)

Sequel to Sword Art Online Genre(s): Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Psychological Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (Violence, language, disturbing imagery) Platforms: Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation Episodes: 25 (One is a recap episode) TheAwersome Rating: 8.5 / 10 (Definitely worth watching) Premise: Mild Season One Spoilers One year after the events of the previous season, Kazuto (Kirito) is... Continue Reading →

Sword Art Online (Season 1)

Genre(s): Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Game, Romance, Isekai Age-Appropriateness: 13+ (violence, language, a scene of sexual assault) Platforms: Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation Episodes: 25 (+1 Bonus episode on Crunchyroll, Hulu) TheAwersome Rating: 8.4 / 10  (9.1 for first arc, 7.0 for second arc) Premise: In 2022, the first VRMMORPG is released which makes use of NerveGear... Continue Reading →


Genre(s): Drama, School, Psychological, Shounen, Game Age-Appropriateness: 17+ (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Themes) Platforms: Netflix Episodes: 12 TheAwersome Rating: 7.2 / 10 (You’ll either love it or you’ll hate it. Hard to be middle-ground) Premise: Hyakkaou Private Academy is an elite school housing the children of Japan’s most wealthy and influential businessmen, and regularly produces world-class... Continue Reading →

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