Sword Art Online: Alicization - The Underworld War returned after months of waiting and immediately got into controversy over a certain scene shown in episode 13. In fact, in the episode in question, the guys from A-1 pictures changed the events of Reki Kawahara Create an unedited scene.
The episode shows the arrival of Leafa - the virtual character that Kirito's sister uses - in the underworld. After the girl appears on the battlefield, she meets the orc Rilpirin and agrees to be taken prisoner in the presence of Emperor Vecta.
Rilpirin is surprised by the friendliness of the girl, but a few moments later the sorceress captures her Dee Eye Ellwho decides to take it away from the ogre and take up his life energy. In the immediately following scene, the villain uses tentacles to extract the energy from the girl's body in a violent and decidedly explicit way. As Kirito's minor sister, many fans criticized the studio's decision to resort to a similar gimmick. We remind you that the torture scene is present in the author's novels, but is in no way sexualized.
And what do you think about it? Do you agree with the criticism? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below! If you haven't already done so, we recommend you check out the latest Sword Art Online trailer: Alicization - War of Underworld.
SAO has a problem with sexual assaults (spoilers) by r / anime
Saw SAO fans trying to justify the Leafa scene. Pic.twitter.com/BiC0C9psPm- Neku (@Neku_Mad_Lad) July 12, 2020
I loved seeing my Bby Leafa kill, but I would have loved if the 70% hadn't been like that before ... um, hard to see? I wanted to call the police at DIL #sao_anime pic.twitter.com/x5dOeI1VC9- Yupina @ (@Yupinachii) July 11, 2020
SAO War of Underworld is back and I just watched the episode that came out today and uhhhh, this borderline scene with Leafa was very unnecessary in my opinion- ♡ KawaiiRae ♡ (@KawaiiRae) July 11, 2020
This entire Leafa scene was completely unnecessary and I am sure that it disappointed many SAO fans and the community. I am very disappointed with this addition and not completely, but it falls apart for me. There's no longer a need for sexual assault, it's just too much.- Kirito_The_Black_Swordsman (@ KiritoTheBlack7) July 11, 2020