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Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online 

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... See full summary »
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Tomori Kusunoki Tomori Kusunoki ...  Llenn / ... 13 episodes, 2018
Yôko Hikasa Yôko Hikasa ...  Pitohui / ... 12 episodes, 2018
Kazuyuki Okitsu ...  M / ... 12 episodes, 2018
Morgan Berry ...  Tanya 12 episodes, 2018
Kira Buckland Kira Buckland ...  Toma 12 episodes, 2018
Reba Buhr ...  Karen Kohirumaki / ... 12 episodes, 2018
Ray Chase ...  M 12 episodes, 2018
Greg Chun ...  David 12 episodes, 2018
Allegra Clark ...  Pitohui 12 episodes, 2018
Rebecca Davis ...  Roza 12 episodes, 2018
Xanthe Huynh ...  Anna 12 episodes, 2018
Wendee Lee ...  Sophie 12 episodes, 2018
Faye Mata ...  Fukaziroh 12 episodes, 2018
Landon McDonald Landon McDonald ...  Thin Mask 12 episodes, 2018
Laura Megan Stahl ...  Clarence 12 episodes, 2018
Jeannie Tirado ...  Shirley 12 episodes, 2018
Chinatsu Akasaki Chinatsu Akasaki ...  Fukaziroh / ... 9 episodes, 2018
Ayaka Asai Ayaka Asai ...  Eva / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Kellen Goff ...  Additional Characters / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Mao Ichimichi Mao Ichimichi ...  Anna / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Haruka Shiraishi Haruka Shiraishi ...  Tanya / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Atsumi Tanezaki Atsumi Tanezaki ...  Roza / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Yumi Uchiyama Yumi Uchiyama ...  Sophie / ... 7 episodes, 2018
Juri Kimura Juri Kimura ...  Announcer 6 episodes, 2018
Chitose Morinaga Chitose Morinaga ...  Milana Sidorova / ... 6 episodes, 2018
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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...?

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8 April 2018 (Japan) See more »

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In Ep. 6, Karen's Friend talks about being Defeated by a player named "Zekken" while playing Alfhiem Online. This is referring to Yukki from Sword Art Online 2. This also hints that the Series takes place concurrently with SAO 2 and before the Movie, Ordinal Scale. See more »

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Moe fun with guns
7 July 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This series is set some time after the events in the original 'Sword Art Online' when the flaws that meant people couldn't exit the game and death in the game really meant death have been fixed. It is centred on Karen Kohiruimaki a girl who is self-conscious of her height so seeks out a virtual reality game where she can play a short character. Her character is Llenn and the game is Gun Gale Online. In this game there are tournaments where players form teams and fight it out till only one team has any members surviving. In her first such competition she is teamed with a player who goes by the name 'M'; he informs her that somebody will murder him in real life if he dies in the game.

If you weren't that keen on the original 'Sword Art Online' don't be put off this as it is effectively a totally new series that just happens to be set in the same reality and feature a virtual reality game. There is plenty of action and it gets tense even when there is no threat of real death for the vast majority of characters. Llenn is fun protagonist even if fans of realism might not be too keen on her entirely pink costume and matching P-90 submachinegun! The other characters are nicely varied; gun-nuts, kids just playing a game and even real soldiers using it for battlefield simulation. Given the cuteness of our protagonist there are a few surprising moments... I certainly wasn't expecting a mini-tutorial on how to sever somebody's femoral artery with a knife; I wouldn't be surprised if that gets cut from any UK DVD release! The story plays out nicely over the course of two such tournaments with the plot deepening as we learn more about the characters. The character designs are pretty good and the animation is solid. Overall I'd recommend this to anybody wanting virtual reality action without the cliché of in game death meaning real death.

These comments are based on watching in Japanese with English subtitles.


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