Janai: ''It’s clear by this point that Sword Art Online is generally regarded as being kind of awesome. People talked about the show quite a bit while it was airing, which gave me the indication that hey, maybe it’s pretty good. Even now that it’s done airing, it’s still talked about quite a bit. But one thing many fans seem to have an issue with is the show’s second half, a.k.a. ALfheim Online (ALO).
I don’t understand the hate. I thought the second half was just as good, if not better, than the first half.''