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Japanese Title: ソードアート・オンライン オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン
The anime is an adaptation of the SAO spin-off novel series Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online.
This was MUCH better than what I was expecting. I was one of those inexplicable fools who actually enjoyed Sword Art Online (both seasons) but the online mumble about how overrated it was got to my head. Comment after comment, I found myself doubting the series and the reasons I enjoyed it. Was I a mainstream fool? I pressed Play on Gun Gale Online without any expectations but with a feeling that it couldn’t be any good. After all, it was based on SAO. And it was great.
Not a masterpiece. Not a visual extravaganza. Not something I would keep in my ‘Classics’ folder. But it was fast, focused, and made me root for the main character faster than a speeding bullet. LLENN is the kind of heroine I like: she is small, cute, and seemingly inexperienced. She has a mentor (experienced player) in M and shines when the plot needs her to the most: when the plan comes to the point where she has to play her part and utilize THAT ONE ABILITY that makes her stand from the rest.
Also, for an anime about an FPS, the first-person view references were amazing. If you play games like Call of Duty and Overwatch, you will enjoy this anime. It’s fun. IT’S REALLY FUN.
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1st Episode Anime Impressions: Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online