From Kirito to Asuna, Sword Art Online Alternative in itself was an amazing anime. This anime and its creators brought up a whole new concept incorporated with MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing games), which was in fact widely admired by the SAO fanatics and turned out to be very successful. Not only people but manga writers and specialists were also impressed by the anime concept. Keiichi Sigsawa was one of the writers who were immensely fascinated by SAO and was interested in making an adaptation of Sword Art Online.
Keiichi decided to create his own manga spinoff of Sword Art Online, he formed a crew and made ‘Gun Gale Online’. Following the Aincrad Arc. Gun Gale Online took place and the anime was resumed as an alternative. The anime television series was produced and adapted by 3Hz studio. The series was aired on 8th April 2018 at TokyoMX, GTV, and TVA as the original network of the anime.
Sword Art Online Alternative(Gun Gale Online) Storyline
The story revolves around the time after the incident of the Nerve Gear in the Sword Art Online world. No less than ten thousand people were trapped in the Augmented Reality of the game Sword Art Online. For this reason, people decided to boycott the scenario of Nerve Gear and shunned the use of Sword Art Online.
However, AmuSphere was released shortly after that incident and was quite accepted by the people. AmuSphere took charge of the Virtual MMORPG world for a second time. This engine was brought to the market with ‘Seed’. Seed is known as a license-free support package which is used for development work.
AmuSphere was co-released with Seed, which is the reason why people got their trust back again in this scenario which led AmuSphere to successfully re-enter the market. As the game was back on track, plenty of people went into the game. Following these events, a university student called Karen Kohiruimaki who is quite insecure about his absurd height tries out this game Gun Gale Online.
Sword Art Online Alternative(Gun Gale Online) Cast
- Tomori Kusunoki has voiced the character Karen Kohiruimaki/Llenn
- Chinatsu Akasaki has voiced the character Fukaziroh
- Kazuyuki Okitsu has voiced the character M
- Yōko Hikasa has voiced the character Pitohui
- Akinori Egoshi has voiced the character Player
- Aoi Ichikawa has voiced the character Kenta
- Atsumi Tanezaki has voiced the character Rosa
- Atsushi Imaruoka has voiced the character Huey
- Ayaka Asai has voiced the character Eva
- Chitose Morinaga has voiced the character Tohma
- Haruka Shiraishi has voiced the character Tanya
- Hinata Tadokoro has voiced the character Player II
- Junji Majima has voiced the character David
- Juri Kimura has voiced the character Announcer
Sword Art Online Alternative(Gun Gale Online) Plot
The story starts panning with Karen Kohiruimaki, who is a 19-year-old university student. Karen is relatively taller compared to an average Japanese girl, rising at a level of 183 centimetres. This is why she is very insecure about her height. Karen was socially awkward, so when she came across this new VR game she thought to give it a try hoping she might find some new friends in the game which will reduce her social anxiety gradually.
A while after playing the game, Karen got her username as Llenn. She became friends with Pitohui who is a more experienced player in this game. Later when Gun Gale Online changes modes into a battle royale game, and when Pito also left the game, Llenn was stuck with Pito’s partner M, who is also an experienced competitor. Gradually after coming a long way Llenn secures her victory by defeating The Gorilla Woman who was the final competitor standing against her.
Gradually they became friends and decided to meet in real life. However, one random day, Karen stumbles upon a very sharp guy who identified himself as M from GGO. He showed for talking about some issues that Peto had. According to M if Peto doesn’t win the next battle royale hosted by GGO, she is going to kill herself. However, facing tons of challenges, Llenn finally managed to save Peto and according to their promise they met in real life.
Sword Art Online Alternative(Gun Gale Online) Release Date
The popular anime is not yet renewed for a second season, however, there is a massive manga chapter waiting and this anime will sure cover it.
Where To Watch Sword Art Online Alternative(Gun Gale Online)?
Gun Gale Online is available on streaming platforms like Netflix ad Hulu.
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