Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

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Synonyms: SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Squad Jam
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
English: Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 27, 2015 to Jan 27, 2021
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Military Military, Video Game Video Game
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Dengeki Maoh
Authors: Sigsawa, Keiichi (Story), Tamori, Tadadi (Art)


Score: 7.301 (scored by 583583 users)
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Ranked: #49292
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Popularity: #6945
Members: 2,774
Favorites: 34


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The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who's insecure about her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Ren, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in "Squad Jam," a team battle royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.

(Source: ANN)


Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online was published in English by Yen Press from November 14, 2017 to January 25, 2022.

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tl;dr: A faulted adaptation of a pretty solid story about characters playing a gun based MMO carried entirely by it’s excellent action.

This is the manga adaptation to a light novel series that is a spinoff of Sword Art Online, specifically of the third arc Phantom Bullet. Plot wise the two don’t intersect at all and thus the only connection they have is that they take place in the same world and involve the same VRMMO, Gun Gale Online. As such this work should be standalone, but it doesn’t quite feel like it. There’s a lot of terms and mechanics, including those that are pretty important ...
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Gun Gale Online was a story that took place in the SAO universe, with a fresh new cast along with familiar faces.

This manga is not a complete adaptation (the last chapter says to continue the story in the light novels), but it does feature one "arc" of some sort.

The arc is mildly enjoyable. Even though there is cliche plot armor applied at certain places, the tension does seem to build in places with an abrupt twist or two. The current plot does feature some character development by the end of the book, though the overarching plotline leaves unanswered questions that would probably be ...

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