– 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
– 刀剑神域外传 Gun Gale Online
– 소드 아트 온라인 얼터너티브: 건 게일 온라인
– SAO Alternative: GGO
Sword Art Online 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 Hepburn: Sōdo Āto Onrain Orutanatibu Gangeiru Onrain) is a Japanese light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi.
This spinoff series was made by a different studio (Studio 3Hz) while the main Sword Art Online series was made by A-1 Pictures. Despite that, I wasn’t even aware due to the high-quality production. The animation and movements are gorgeous and elegant. The writing and characters of Gun Gale Online are quite appealing and engaging. We go along a journey with our main protagonist as she gains personal growth and overcomes a trauma in her youth.
This can be a stand-alone series with almost no reference to the Sword Art Online main casts. The series is short, charming, and easy to follow. I almost expected some lame cash-in for a spin-off show. The season is only 12 episodes long, which is a perfect length.
If you enjoyed the first story arc of Sword Art Online season 2 (Gun Gale arc), then this series explored more of that environment. Admitted none of the original Sword Art Online casts are in this, which can be good or bad depending on how you feel about those characters.
I highly recommend this to the fans of the series, or if you just enjoy action anime and shooter games. Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online contains graphic violence and some suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.
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