Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online - Refrain

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Synonyms: Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Recap, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Episode 5.5
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 5.5話「ルフラン」


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 13, 2018
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 3Hz
Source: Light novel
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.561 (scored by 1727617,276 users)
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Ranked: #62742
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Popularity: #3411
Members: 40,037
Favorites: 69

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Following the conclusion of the first ever Squad Jam, Pitohui is eager to see what she missed, dying to know how everything went down. To satiate her desires, M reviews footage of the competition with her, commentating on the trials that he and LLENN faced together.

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Aoi, Eir
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Kawahara, Reki
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"Ryuusei (流星)" by Eir Aoi

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


May 13, 2018
The only thing good about it was the little extra clips after the ending, where they pissed around with the clips. Adding weird sound effects, retarded editing and honestly it was funny as fuck.

Other than that, there is no real point to watch most of the episode unless you have memory loss or something, just watch the little ending clips.

There isn't really much else you can say about this over than ... it's a recap ... it's going to be the same thing you saw before, just edited together as if they are "Watching the battle afterwards", therefore it's only showing the tournament, not the ...
May 14, 2018
Mixed Feelings
'Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online - Refrain', also known as 'Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online - Refrain From Watching' is a recap episode of the first 5 episodes of SAOA GGO. The reason why this exists is rather simple: the anime was on hiatus this week and the studio broadcasting it had to fill the time slot with something. And so this masterpiece of modern anime was born.

If we compare this to the first 5 episodes, it is basically the same thing but abridged version of it. In terms of editing, I have seen better shortened versions of anime made ...
Jun 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
In short, I found this as unnecessary, though after watching the entire thing, my score went up significantly.

There was no story, first off. If you’re new to the world of anime, then this might surprise you, thought the word ‘recap’ should be pretty self explanatory. This is simply going over the last 5 episodes. There is pretty much nothing new in here at all except the commentary-- which is grating and annoying, in my opinion.

The animation was very well done, as usual. It’s clean, beautiful, and nice to look at. In some ways, it makes up for the shitty storyline.

The sound so far has ...

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