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Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online Reveals Visual, Studio 3Hz

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV anime starring Tomori Kusunoki, Yōko Hikasa premieres in April

The official website for the television anime of Keiichi Sigsawa's Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online novel series revealed a new visual and the broadcast stations for the series on Wednesday. The website also revealed that Studio 3Hz (Flip Flappers, Princess Principal) is animating the series. The anime will air on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, MBS, and TV Aichi when it premieres in April.

Tomori Kusunoki will play Llenn, and Yōko Hikasa will star in the series as Pitohui. Kazuyuki Okitsu will play M, and Chinatsu Akasaki will play Fukaziroh. Llenn will also be a playable character in the upcoming Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet video game.

The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who's insecure her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Llenn, 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.

Sigsawa (Kino's Journey) launched the novel series with Kouhaku Kuroboshi's illustrations in 2014, and Kadokawa released the sixth volume on March 10.

Artist Tadadi Tamori launched a manga adaptation in 2015, and Kadokawa released the second volume on November 10. Yen Press is publishing the light novels, as well as Tadadi Tamori's manga adaptation.

Source: MoCa News

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