During the recent Dengeki Bunko Aki no Saiten 2017 event, the panel for Reki Kawahara and abec’s Sword Art Online light franchise has announced that Keiichi Sigsawa and Kuroboshi Kouhaku’s Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online spin-off light novel series is getting a TV anime adaptation. The anime’s website has launched, revealing a teaser visual, members of cast, and first promotional video.
The first members of the anime’s main cast revealed and current consists of:
- Tomori Kusunoki (Debut Role) leading the cast as Llenn
- Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) voicing as Pitohui
- Kazuyuki Okitsu (Jonathan Joestar in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) as M
- Chinatsu Akasaki (Shinka Nibutani in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) who will voice Fukaziroh
Here is the announcement video for the anime:
Here is the synopsis of the spin-off, from MAL:
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, Ren, 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.
In addition to a TV anime adaptation of Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, a third season of the Sword Art Online TV anime was also announced. Season 3, titled Sword Art Online: Alicization, will adapt the next major arc in the series. The arc itself began in volume 9 of the light novel and ended with volume 18.
Sword Art Online is a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec, who also is the author of Accel World. The light novel series began in 2009 being published in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko. To date a total of 20 volumes have been compiled in the series. Since the series’ debut, the series has sold over 19 million copies, with 12.5 million sold in Japan alone.
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online is a light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa and illustrated by Kuroboshi Kouhaku. Sigsawa is also known for his Kino’s Journey (Kino no Tabi) series. The novels are a spin-off of Kawahara’s Sword Art Online, and is set during the third major arc, Gun Gale Online. The series began in 2014 under Kadokawa ‘s Dengeki Bunko imprint, and a total of 6 volumes have been published to date. A manga adaptation of the spin-off began serialization in 2015, where a total of 10 compiled volumes have been published.
A TV anime adaptation of the Sword Art Online spin-off series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online has been announced and is in production. A third season of the main Sword Art Online anime has also been announced and is in production. Further details about the spin-off and parent anime, including when they will air, will be revealed in the upcoming months.
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