This is a hard question to answer, only because I’m not sure what constitutes as epic. Is it a fight? Is it the moment when two characters admit to liking each other? Is it when someone is able to finally take a shot, after being blocked so many times? Is it a shocking thing that either had you cheering or at a loss for words? Is it the moment when someone you like dies? Is it the way someone eats a potato chip, while being watched by the police as he continues to kill more and more people? All of these questions are swimming around my head, so I’m not sure what to go with.
Should I go with the ending of School Days? It was definitely shocking, but I was kind of cheering for it. But would that be the most epic scene to me?
Should I go with Haiykuu!! because of the scene when Asahi jumps up and spikes the ball in the tournament for the first time? The build up, the animation, the music, everything about that scene was magical. But would that be the most epic scene to me?
Should I go with any scene involving Prince Baka from Level E?
Should I go with some deaths that happened?
I have no idea, so I’ll just go with a scene that I really liked from Sword Art Online. It might not be the most epic, or the one people associate SAO with, but it is by far my favourite scene in the series.
If you’ve seen the show, you’ll know that the first arc of SAO took place in the game Sword Art Online. Players were trapped in the game and if a player died in the game, they’d die in real life. If someone took off the headset of a player in real life, they’d also die. When that arc ended and Kayaba tells Kirito and Asuna that he doesn’t know why he decided to kill people in this way, everyone is saved but Asuna remains stuck there. So Kirito wakes up in the hospital, frail, skinny, and weak from living through an IV for the past two years and he tries to find Asuna.
To me, this was the most epic moment because Kirito saves everyone, but he couldn’t save the one person who mattered the most. Asuna. It’s sad. Unlike any other moment in the show, this was the only one that actually made me feel something.
There are other moments that might be more epic than this one, but I’d be venturing into spoiler territory and kind of want to avoid that. Plus, I’ll be saving that for Day 25.