Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online Season 2 has been announced during the 30th Dengeki Bunko Summer Festival that was held on July 15, 2023, on ABEMA TV. You can check out the teaser visual below:
The sequel to the spin-off anime is part of Sword Art Online’s 10th-anniversary project. Masayuki Sakoi is returning to direct the second season. He directed the first season, which aired in the Spring of 2018 anime season, at Studio 3Hz, it and had a total of 12 episodes. Masayuki also made an illustration to commemorate the announcement:
Light novel illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi also made an illustration:
A teaser trailer has also been released:
The anime is based on Keiichi Sigsawa’s Sōdo Āto Onrain Orutanatibu Gangeiru Onrain (Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online) light novel series. ASCII Media Works has been serializing it with Reki Kawahara’s supervision and Kouhaku Kuroboshi’s illustrations, since 2014, and it currently has 13 volumes in circulation. It is a spin-off series to Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel series. A manga adaptation by Tadadi Tamori was published by the same publisher from 2015 to 2021 on Dengeki Maoh, and it had a total of 4 volumes available.
Yen Press is serializing the Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online light novel series in English and describes the plot as:
A Brand-New Battlefield Awaits!Karen Kohiruimaki is a college student who stands at an imposing six feet. While her complex about her height makes it hard for her to make friends in the real world, the VRMMO Gun Gale Online changes everything. Now equipped with her ideal “mini” avatar and clad in a pink battle suit, Karen is ready to shoot up the world of GGO as Llenn! Before long, she meets the beautiful Pitohui, and the two rare female players become fast friends. Little does Llenn know that this friendship is the key to her entry in the first-ever Squad Jam, a team-based battle royale that echoes the famous Bullet of Bullets tournament…