Welcome to Anime of the week number 33. Do you like battle royals? This anime is for you! The anime is Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online.



SAO aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012 (Summer 2012)
SAO:Extra aired: Dec 31, 2013 (Winter 2013)
SAO:II aired: Jul 5, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014 (Summer 2014)
SAO:AGGO aired: Apr 8, 2018 to Jul 1, 2018 (Spring 2018)



Karen Kohiruimaki always felt out of place in the real world. Due to her extreme height, she found it hard to make friends with other girls her age. Everything changes when she’s introduced to VR and Gun Gale Online. In GGO, Karen is free to play the cute, chibi avatar of her dreams! Can Karen find friendship in this bullet-ridden MMO…?


My opinion:

I honestly picked this up not expecting it to be pretty good. Its not just some dude being the most overpowered guy in the world. Its about some really tall chick who has a complex about her height so she plays this game to be a short girl. The animation is pretty smooth for what it is. Honestly its pretty smooth. This anime has so much character development that you actually could feel the crazy from some of them. And let me tell you, there is a lot of crazy. The music is pretty nice. The opening is honestly amazing, I mean come on Eir Aoi has an amazing voice. The background music sets the tone for what is happening. And for the most part this anime doesn’t focus on people dying all the time. Its kind of a comedy. It does get pretty serious at the end, but I mean come on. Its still a Sword Art Online anime. It has some pretty good potential to be re watched. I would do it just to laugh again.


Seasons & Episodes:

SAO – 1 Season ~ 25 Episodes
SAO:Extra – 1 Episode
SAO:II – 1 Season ~ 24 Episodes
SAO:AGGO – 1 Season ~ 12 Episodes



Thanks for reading, see you on the next anime of the week!  🙂