Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

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Synonyms: SAO Alternative Gun Gale Online
Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2018 to Jul 1, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: Light novel
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.011 (scored by 345896345,896 users)
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Ranked: #41622
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Popularity: #342
Members: 616,616
Favorites: 1,538

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Clad in desert pink and the size of a mere child, the infamous "Pink Devil" mercilessly hunts down other players in the firearm-centered world of the virtual reality game Gun Gale Online. But in real life, this feared player killer is not quite who anyone would expect.

A shy university student in Tokyo, Karen Kohiruimaki stands in stark contrast to her in-game avatar—in fact, she happens to stand above everyone else too, much to her dismay. Towering above all the people around her, Karen's insecurities over her height reach the point where she turns to the virtual world for an escape. Starting game after game in hopes of manifesting as a cute, short character, she finally obtains her ideal self in the world of Gun Gale Online. Overjoyed by her new persona, she pours her time into the game as LLENN, garnering her reputation as the legendary player killer.

However, when one of LLENN's targets gets the best of her, she ends up meeting Pitohui, a skilled yet eccentric woman. Quickly becoming friends with Karen, Pitohui insists that LLENN participates in Squad Jam, a battle royale that pits teams against one another, fighting until only one remains. Thrust into the heated competition, LLENN must fight with all her wit and will if she hopes to shoot her way to the top.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakoi, Masayuki
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


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"Ryuusei (流星)" by Eir Aoi

Ending Theme

"To see the future" by Karen Kohiruimaki (Tomori Kusunoki)


Jan 1, 2024
Ah yes, a girl played a VR game and is having fun in an immersive VR game. As an isekai junkie, I am set to watch all isekai. This is one of those that explore the trope. And I would say, this exceeded my expectations a little bit. I put this in a "Pretty good" tier. It is a spin-off from the granddad of isekai afterall

Short conclusion: 8/10

Driving deeper
Art: Nice to some degree, not breathtaking by any means. The effects are nice and flashy, it served its purpose. Pretty good, 8/10

Character: Nice development, with some decent twists, and some decent backstory. not much to say, ...
Aug 10, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Straight to the question, it is deserves to be watched?
- Yes, but first 5 episode are kinda deception.
- Because the mood is different in the start, it is looking more like soft drama, but after 5th episode is starting to explosion by interesting replicas. Don't be focused over the animation itself, read/listen carefully what the characters saying.

Well if you want to watch for the animation and drawing itself, well you probably want to skip, but if you want to hear some funny joke or some cliche. You can try it.

ps. You will not see non of original characters of SAO, you gone hear ...
Oct 29, 2023
I cannot describe how utterly disappointing this shit is. I had this hyped up by my friends as GGO but actually written well and was super excited bc i love all the worlds in the SAO series just hate the plots. I want to clarify to anyone looking to watch this, and with a similar mindset i had, this is 1000 times worse than anything written in SAO. It starts of with a great concept as any of the other stories and characters you could see being interesting, but dont worry, this series does just as much to throw it all away. My first point ...

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