The Sword Art songstress is stepping up for another season.
Earlier today, the Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online anime’s official Twitter account announced that Eir Aoi will perform the opening theme song for the show. The song will be titled Ryūsei (Falling Star).
A short teaser video confirming the news was also released, released, which you can check out below.
TVアニメ「SAO オルタナティブ ガンゲイル・オンライン 」オープニングテーマが藍井エイル『流星』に決定！！
— アニメ ソードアート・オンライン 公式 (@sao_anime) March 7, 2018
Eir Aoi performed opening themes for Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online II, and the Sword Art Online Extra Edition special.
Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online will hit Japanese TV in April. Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, MBS, and TV Aichi are all confirmed to be carrying the program.
Masayuki Sakoi (Celestial Method, Kamen no Maid Guy) was tapped to direct the project at Studio 3Hz, with Yoshio Kosakai pulling double duty as character designer and chief animation director. Yousuke Furoda (Gundam Build Fighters, My Hero Academia) is in charge of series composition for the title.
Tomori Kusunoki, who plays Llen in the series, will perform the show’s closing theme.
The series will star the following:
- Llenn: Tomori Kusunoki
- Pitohui: Yōko Hikasa
- M: Kazuyuki Okitsu
- Fukaziroh: Chinatsu Akasaki
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. The second volume will hit Japanese bookstores on November 10.
Manga resource Baka-Updates describes the series as:
A 183cm tall female college student, Kohiruimaki Karen, has a complex about her tall figure and has a poor social disposition because of it. This was changed by the VRMMO game «Gun Gale Online» (GGO). In the game, Karen obtained a dream “chibi” avatar less than even 150cm in height, put on a full-body pink uniform and, as the player “LLENN”, frolicked around the world of GGO. A beautiful player “Pitohui” appeared before LLENN. She was a rare female player in GGO and so the two hit off well――but one day, LLENN was asked to take part in a team battle royale formal tournament «Squad Jam» by Pitohui…..
An official spin-off of Sword Art Online supervised by Kawahara Reki, written by the gun supervisor of the Sword Art Online II anime, Sigsawa Keiichi (the author of Kino’s Journey), and illustrated by Kuroboshi Kouhaku.
Yen Press currently holds the domestic rights to the Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online manga. They’ll release the first volume on November 17.