The second season of the TV anime “Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online,” a spinoff of “Sword Art Online,” is set to air in 2024 after six years, with character visuals and returning cast information also revealed.

“Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online” (GGO) is the second season of the TV anime based on the work of Kawahara Reki, author of “Sword Art Online” (SAO), and illustrated by the duo of writer Tachibana Koushi and character designer Kuroboshi Kouhaku, serialized in “Dengeki Bunko.” It is a “gun action” spinoff of “SAO” set in the next-generation VRMMO “Gun Gale Online,” where Kirito and Sinon first meet.

The first season of the TV anime, aired in April 2018, depicted a battle royale with bullets flying between the protagonist, Llenn, and her arch-enemy, Pitohui. The detailed depiction of firearms and the powerful battle scenes have been highly praised not only by SAO fans but also by gun enthusiasts and international anime fans.

While the production of the second season of “GGO” and the return of Kusunoki Tomori as Llenn were announced in 2023, the airing schedule has now been confirmed for 2024. Additionally, returning cast members Hikasa Yoko as Pitohui, Okitsu Kazuyuki as M, and Akasaki Chinatsu as Fukajiro, along with new character visuals, have been revealed. Comments from the three actors have also been received.

“Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online” is set to air in 2024.

Pitohui: Hikasa Yoko
I can’t believe we’re doing a sequel to GGO!! While I’m surprised, I still vividly remember the work and characters even after six years. I’m looking forward to playing Pito, being even more brutal and mischievous. Please wait with anticipation!

M: Okitsu Kazuyuki
GGO is coming back after six years—GGO, what was that again??
Oh!!! It’s Gun Gale Online!!!
I remember having a hard time playing the giant M in the previous season, but I’ve grown over time and will protect Pitohui splendidly this time too! I mean, if I don’t protect her, it’ll be big trouble… No, if I don’t listen to her, it’ll be big trouble—
Aaah! I’ll put all my effort into it and do my best!!!

Fukajiro: Akasaki Chinatsu
Congratulations on the production of GGO Season 2 & Hooray!!
I’m so happy to be able to immerse myself in that world again after about six years.
It’s a festival of going full throttle with guns!
So, let’s fire off as flamboyantly as Fuka’s grenade launchers!!
Please get ready to celebrate!

“Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online” Overview:

◆Second season set to air in 2024!
Original Work: Shigusawa Keiichi (Published by Dengeki Bunko)
Original Illustrations & Character Design Concept: Kuroboshi Kouhaku
Director: Sakoi Masayuki
Series Composition & Screenplay: Kuroda Yosuke
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Kosaka Yukio
Animation Production: Studio 3Hz
Llenn: Tomori Kusunoki
Pitohui: Hikasa Yoko
M: Okitsu Kazuyuki
Fukajiro: Akasaki Chinatsu
(C) 2023 Shigusawa Keiichi/KADOKAWA/GGO2 Project