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Yen Press Adds Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online Light Novels


The world of Gun Gale is one of many users and many lives. This is the tale of one such player.

Earlier today, Yen Press announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Keiichi Sigsawa, Reki Kawahara, and illustrator Kuroboshi Kouhaku’s Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online light novel series. As of press time, release details have yet to be announced.

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online launched under Dengeki’s Dengeki Bunko imprint in December 2014. The series currently spans six volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on March 10. A manga adaptation by Sigsawa and artist Tadadi Tamori launched in Dengeki Maoh magazine in 2015.

Yen Press currently distributes Sigsawa and Tamori’s manga adaptation. They describe the series as:

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…?

Source: Yen Press (Industry Panel)

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