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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: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2018 to Jul 1, 2018
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.241 (scored by 29,243 users)
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Ranked: #26622
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Popularity: #486
Members: 167,161
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Karen Kohiruimaki always felt out of place in the real world. Due to her extreme height, she found it hard to make friends with other girls her age. Everything changes when she's introduced to VR and Gun Gale Online. In GGO, Karen is free to play the cute, chibi avatar of her dreams! Can Karen find friendship in this bullet-ridden MMO...?

(Source: Yen Press)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Sakoi, Masayuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Kuroda, Yousuke
Script, Series Composition
Aoi, Eir
Theme Song Performance

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"Ryuusei (流星)" by Eir Aoi

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

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Apr 28, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
If you ever wanted an SAO WITHOUT Kirito, Asuna, and all that melodrama of the original, this is it. Welcome to SAO Alternate: GGO (based on SAO Season 2, without the likes of Kirito, Sinon and other stuff).

For starters, a lot of people will love and hate SAO with a flaming passion, for how overhyped it was, even with the proceeding seasons and the Ordinal Scale movie (which was just another alternate world with SAO-like capabilities). So, who to call? Sigsawa Keiichi, the author of Kino's Journey, with an extreme fascination of poetry and guns, to develop an SAO that's finally worth talking about.

SAO Alternative: read more
Apr 28, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
From Sigsawa Keiichi comes the New-New Testament of anime. This time our apostle, Kirito, the First of His Name, The Unburnt, Khaleesi of the Hoes, the Grinder and the First Women, King of Online, Bro of the Great Swag Sea, Protector of the Harem, Regnant of the Seven Servers, Breaker of Relationships and King of Lolis - is not even around. What is the point of this series, then? After 4 episodes, I have absolutely no idea.

At this point, it should be mentioned that this series has not been written by the author of Sword Art Online, but by the guy who did Kino no read more
Apr 28, 2018
ZakkuRa (All reviews)
I've never touch this series before but after watching this show aswell reading what other people thinks about this show, it gave me an idea just a bit about the plot. But either way, I haven't seen any plot development. What I was trying to say is, the story is still shallow, empty. I wasn't mad about that, but considering this is a 12-episode adaptation, 4 episode with no development for the story was kind of a risky move.

Art Style, well, the only thing that I like the most is the guns but that aswell wasn't unique. Nonetheless, I got no problem with the Art read more
Apr 28, 2018
RapidShadow (All reviews)
Now this is what the original SAO should have been like taking all the ideas Reki Kawahara had and giving them to a more capable writer. SAO Alternative may not be a major improvement over the previous series but definitely an improvement nonetheless.

Story:- 7
Oh and if you didn't know this is a side story to the original SAO storyline.
The story is surprisingly well written when in the original I felt that many lines were a bit off and made me cringe sometimes by how badly it developed it's side characters, SAO Alternative isn't some masterpiece of writing but at least is a more read more


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