A commercial for a quick look at Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online was released on its official website with key staff announcements for the series. Check out the ad below, featuring little Llen in action, then we’ll get to the nitty gritty of the names.
Armed and ready for battle, it’s Masayuki Satoi of Celestial Method directing at Studio 3Hz, now renowned for Flip Flappers. Yousuke Furoda of My Hero Academia will cover series composition and scripts. Yoshio Kosakai of Chaos;HEAd is chief animation director, while designing characters based on the originals of Alternative light novel artist Kouhaku Kuroboshi. Finally, SAO creator Keiichi Sigsawa will be involved in production to keep an eye on proceedings.
Gun Gale Online’s official Twitter previously announced that the series will premiere in April. Among the locked and loaded cast, we have Tomori Kusunoki as Llenn, Flip Flappers’ Yoko Hikasa as Pitui, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure‘s Kazuyuki Okitsu as M and Food Wars!’ Chinatsu Akasaki as Fukaziroh.
The Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online light novels which inspired the anime are written by Sigsawa, who also created Kino’s Journey. Illustrated by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, English versions of the novels are in development from Yen Press, who describe our heroine in GGO:
The fact that Kohiruimaki Karen is 183 centimeters tall has always been something she’s felt extremely self-conscious about as an introverted high school girl. But in the world of games, she can be whoever she wants to be! In the popular Gun Gale Online game, she’s Ren, a short, all pink, P90 wielding bombshell who’s aiming to win the next battle royale!