Sword Art Online Abridged: Ascending Aincraid

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
187 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
172 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Sword Art Online Abridged is an abridged series by Something Witty Entertainment under the YouTube channel SWEabridged. It is a parody of the anime series Sword Art Online. Ascending Aincraid is the same story in movie form.

In 2022, a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) was released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. Both the game and the NerveGear were created by Akihiko Kayaba. On November 6, 10,000 players log into SAO's mainframe cyberspace for the first time, only to discover that they are unable to log out. Kayaba appears and tells the players that they must beat all 100 floors of Aincrad, a steel castle which is the setting of SAO, if they wish to be free. He also states that those who suffer in-game deaths or forcibly remove the NerveGear out-of-game will suffer real-life deaths. Kirito, a beta tester of the game, adventures through Aincraid to keep himself, and those around him, from dying and beat Sword Art Online.
Intention:
I love this series. The first arc of the show translated very well into the Abridged series. When the first few episodes aired, the creators were trying a few different things like a recap intro, Christmas episode, or live action inserts/narration. After they found their footing they stuck to anime only production. I felt that this series would greatly benefit if I removed those experimental elements and then super cut the remainder into a film. What remains is an anime only supercut complete with credits from the original airing.
Other Sources:
Persona Q - Labyrinth Cultural Festival
YouTube - Happy Pig Snort Asmr
The Men Who Stare At Goats - Opening Titles: A Run at the Wall
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Inside A House
Psychonauts Cinematic Score - My Patron
SAO - A Tender Feeling
SAO - In Your Past
YouTube - Cold Wind Sound Effect
YouTube - Cartoon Fall (Sounds Effect)
YouTube - Sleigh Bells - Sound FX (HD)
SAO - At Our Parting
YouTube - Fire Sound Effect In High Quality
YouTube - Glass Breaking Explosion Sound Effect
SAO - The First Town
YouTube - Stone Door
Trine 2 OST - Trine 2 Main Theme
YouTube - Crickets And Running Water Sound (Pure Sense of Nature)



Special Thanks:
JasonFlippy and ArtisDead for great insight into how to improve my edit.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
With anime it becomes easy to slightly lengthen or shorten any clip due to most clips being static or basically large pictures. Exporting those clips into Photoshop makes adding mouth movement or subtitle removal easy. The SAOA wiki keeps a comprehensive list of all music they use in each episode which makes it easy to sync modified clips to the music.
Cuts and Additions:
- Moved Official Release Support (ORS) to beginning of movie
- Title card change to include Movie Edit name
- Removed Beta testers youtube clip
- Slightly lengthened clip of Kirito running from BallsDeep69 and added music to transition to next scene
- Removed EP1 Closing Animatic (CA)
- Removed EP2 ORS
- Removed Recap Voiceover from EP2 beginning with Kirito talking to Narrator mode
- Removed EP2 Opening (OP)
- Added Time and Location title to Boss Room meeting
- Removed Cheetos and Mountain Dew break
- Removed Jeffrey and Jesus scene
- Modified EP2 ending. Removed Kirito extended laughter and cut Asuna's line short with a door slam for better transition.
- Removed EP2 CA
- Removed EP3 Christmas Episode Opening with Jack Dapper
- Removed EP3 OP
- Added Time and Location title to Tavern scene
- Removed Jack Dapper narration of Kirito making friends
- Removed Jack Dapper narrating Kirito and Sachi's conversation
- Removed Jack Dapper and Keita's suicide
- Slight Dialogue change with BD69
- Removed Jack Dapper talking about Saint Nick
- Removed Jack Dapper closing speech
- Removed EP3 CA
- Removed EP3 Custom animatic of Don Fluffles
- Removed EP4 ORS
- Removed EP4 OP
- Removed extended Silica crying
- Removed EP4 CA
- Removed EP5 ORS
- Removed EP5 OP
- Removed EP5 To Be Continued
- Removed EP6 ORS
- Removed EP6 OP
- Toned Asuna's racist behavior towards Tiffany way down
- Removed EP6 CA
- Removed Kirito is always right foundation
- Removed EP7 ORS
- Removed EP7 OP
- Removed end of Lisbeth's final conversation with Kirito to remove joking end
- Removed EP8 ORS
- Removed EP8 OP
- Removed EP9 ORS
- Removed EP9 OP
- Removed EP9 CA
- Removed EP10 Teaser
- Removed EP10 ORS
- Removed EP10 OP
- Removed EP10 CA
- Removed EP11 ORS
- Removed extended pantless man
- Removed EP11 OP
Trailer

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2017
Original Running Time:
187 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
172 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
Synopsis:
Sword Art Online Abridged is an abridged series by Something Witty Entertainment under the YouTube channel SWEabridged. It is a parody of the anime series Sword Art Online. Ascending Aincraid is the same story in movie form.

In 2022, a virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online (SAO) was released. With the NerveGear, a helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds. Both the game and the NerveGear were created by Akihiko Kayaba. On November 6, 10,000 players log into SAO's mainframe cyberspace for the first time, only to discover that they are unable to log out. Kayaba appears and tells the players that they must beat all 100 floors of Aincrad, a steel castle which is the setting of SAO, if they wish to be free. He also states that those who suffer in-game deaths or forcibly remove the NerveGear out-of-game will suffer real-life deaths. Kirito, a beta tester of the game, adventures through Aincraid to keep himself, and those around him, from dying and beat Sword Art Online.
Intention:
I love this series. The first arc of the show translated very well into the Abridged series. When the first few episodes aired, the creators were trying a few different things like a recap intro, Christmas episode, or live action inserts/narration. After they found their footing they stuck to anime only production. I felt that this series would greatly benefit if I removed those experimental elements and then super cut the remainder into a film. What remains is an anime only supercut complete with credits from the original airing.
Other Sources:
Persona Q - Labyrinth Cultural Festival
YouTube - Happy Pig Snort Asmr
The Men Who Stare At Goats - Opening Titles: A Run at the Wall
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - Inside A House
Psychonauts Cinematic Score - My Patron
SAO - A Tender Feeling
SAO - In Your Past
YouTube - Cold Wind Sound Effect
YouTube - Cartoon Fall (Sounds Effect)
YouTube - Sleigh Bells - Sound FX (HD)
SAO - At Our Parting
YouTube - Fire Sound Effect In High Quality
YouTube - Glass Breaking Explosion Sound Effect
SAO - The First Town
YouTube - Stone Door
Trine 2 OST - Trine 2 Main Theme
YouTube - Crickets And Running Water Sound (Pure Sense of Nature)



Special Thanks:
JasonFlippy and ArtisDead for great insight into how to improve my edit.
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
With anime it becomes easy to slightly lengthen or shorten any clip due to most clips being static or basically large pictures. Exporting those clips into Photoshop makes adding mouth movement or subtitle removal easy. The SAOA wiki keeps a comprehensive list of all music they use in each episode which makes it easy to sync modified clips to the music.
Cuts and Additions:
- Moved Official Release Support (ORS) to beginning of movie
- Title card change to include Movie Edit name
- Removed Beta testers youtube clip
- Slightly lengthened clip of Kirito running from BallsDeep69 and added music to transition to next scene
- Removed EP1 Closing Animatic (CA)
- Removed EP2 ORS
- Removed Recap Voiceover from EP2 beginning with Kirito talking to Narrator mode
- Removed EP2 Opening (OP)
- Added Time and Location title to Boss Room meeting
- Removed Cheetos and Mountain Dew break
- Removed Jeffrey and Jesus scene
- Modified EP2 ending. Removed Kirito extended laughter and cut Asuna's line short with a door slam for better transition.
- Removed EP2 CA
- Removed EP3 Christmas Episode Opening with Jack Dapper
- Removed EP3 OP
- Added Time and Location title to Tavern scene
- Removed Jack Dapper narration of Kirito making friends
- Removed Jack Dapper narrating Kirito and Sachi's conversation
- Removed Jack Dapper and Keita's suicide
- Slight Dialogue change with BD69
- Removed Jack Dapper talking about Saint Nick
- Removed Jack Dapper closing speech
- Removed EP3 CA
- Removed EP3 Custom animatic of Don Fluffles
- Removed EP4 ORS
- Removed EP4 OP
- Removed extended Silica crying
- Removed EP4 CA
- Removed EP5 ORS
- Removed EP5 OP
- Removed EP5 To Be Continued
- Removed EP6 ORS
- Removed EP6 OP
- Toned Asuna's racist behavior towards Tiffany way down
- Removed EP6 CA
- Removed Kirito is always right foundation
- Removed EP7 ORS
- Removed EP7 OP
- Removed end of Lisbeth's final conversation with Kirito to remove joking end
- Removed EP8 ORS
- Removed EP8 OP
- Removed EP9 ORS
- Removed EP9 OP
- Removed EP9 CA
- Removed EP10 Teaser
- Removed EP10 ORS
- Removed EP10 OP
- Removed EP10 CA
- Removed EP11 ORS
- Removed extended pantless man
- Removed EP11 OP
Trailer

User reviews

4 reviews
Overall rating
 
9.9
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0(4)
Audio Editing
 
10.0(4)
Visual Editing
 
10.0(4)
Narrative
 
9.8(4)
Enjoyment
 
9.8(4)
(Updated: May 21, 2024)
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10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
HammBrew did a fantastic job editing down an 11 episode series into one big movie. There is no awkward cuts, no audio issues, and nothing that drags down the experience. The editing quality is excellent with the way certain scenes and dialogue is spliced and trimmed to create a naturally coherent flow (this is especially evident with what was the third episode). I highly recommend this to everyone.

The only negatives I can say (which are just minor nitpicks) is a couple of my personal favourite jokes were removed that had some later connection to scenes that were kept in this edit. This won't be an issue whatsoever to new viewers of the series.

User Review

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Yes
Format Watched
Digital
Owner's reply June 08, 2024

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much for your review! I understand the disappointment in removing jokes. I did it for the edit :)

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Very high quality edit that only improves upon the original abridged series! It's seriously seamless between episodes, and tightens up the narrative which makes it surprisingly easy to watch in one sitting. Only possible complaints are already apparent in the original, such as a few low res shots. Definitely worth watching instead of a full youtube rewatch, which can be a slog with all the disclaimers and some extended episodes compared to this well condensed edit.

Overall 100% recommended and i completely look forward to the same treatment for season 2 when it's finished!

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Yes
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Owner's reply March 22, 2024

Thank you for the review ❤️❤️❤️ perhaps I'll make some small edits and upscale some of the low res shots. I'm definitely doing the same treatment to part 2 once SWE finishes releasing it.

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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
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10.0
SAO once they leave Aincrad is a pile of hot trash of varying temperatures, and SAO Abridged is unquestionably better than baseline SAO. Watching Abridged on YT is... an endeavor, though, with all of the progressively more-annoying disclaimers, artifacts of the platform and its evolution, and release process in between each episode, and that's why I haven't revisited since it wrapped several years ago. This is definitely the authoritative version of SAO:A's Aincrad arc. (Thanks for removing some of Asuna's cringier racisms. SAO:A started up over a decade ago and it shows.)

Only criticisms are purely about issues the original creators introduced, not the faneditor, so perfect score for this from me.

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Owner's reply February 18, 2024

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for your review

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(Updated: December 23, 2023)
Overall rating
 
9.7
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
9.0
Enjoyment
 
9.0
For full disclosure I was part of the review team for this edit.

This was a very interesting watch for me. It is a very niche thing, a movie version of a voiceover parody of an anime TV show. It's a really fun story and the new jokes are surprisingly good!

Turning it into a movie was a great choice, and it flows very nicely. You can occasionally glean from the story beats that it used to be episodic but thanks to Hammbrew's great editing it feels like it was actually designed to be a movie.

There was only one part that I felt didn't quite fit the "movie" flow but would have been very difficult to remove without causing problems, but I fully acknowledge that was just a "me" thing as I am sure fans of the series will be happy that not too much was cut.

Overall excellent work and a fun, fun watch!

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Yes
Format Watched
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Owner's reply April 03, 2024

I totally forgot to reply to this! Thank you for your review! ❤️❤️❤️ I'm extremely grateful you went through the first submission process with me!

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