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Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Release Details

posted on by Andrew Osmond
First part will be released on Blu-ray on July 1, carrying first six episodes

Anime Limited has confirmed that the first part of its release of Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online will be released as a Collectors Blu-ray on July 1, with the second part following later in 2019.

The first set will include the first six episodes, plus the recap episode 5.5. I will also include three art cards and a 28-page booklet with character and weapon information. The Zavvi and AllTheAnime websites will sell a limited edition, with a box to store both halves of the series.

Masayuki Sakoi (Celestial Method, Princess Resurrection, Strawberry Panic!) directed the anime at Studio 3Hz (Flip Flappers, Princess Principal). Yousuke Kuroda (My Hero Academia, Gundam Build Fighters, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) was in charge of series composition and the script. Yoshio Kosakai (Chaos;HEAd, Needless) was chief animation director, and he also designed the characters based on Kouhaku Kuroboshi's original designs.

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, 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.

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