By Patrick Aguda / March 7th, 2018
The official Twitter account for the Sword Art Online anime announced that Eir Aoi will perform the opening theme for Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online. The song is titled “Ryūsei” (Falling Star) and was announced via video. You can check out the video 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
A synopsis of the anime is provided by ANN:
The story follows Karen Kohiruimaki, a 183-centimeter-tall (6-foot-tall) college student who’s insecure her height, and is bad at dealing with people in the real world. She enters the world of Gun Gale Online with her avatar, Llenn, who is less than 150 centimeters (5 feet) tall and wears all pink. She meets a beautiful, brown-skinned female player who goes by Pitohui. They hit it off, but one day Pitohui pressures her to participate in “Squad Jam,” a team Battle Royale variation of the Bullet of Bullets tournament.
The cast for the series is as follows:
- Tomori Kusunoki as LLENN
- Yoko Hikasa as Pitohui
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as M
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Fukaziroh
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online is set to premiere in April on Tokyo MX, BS11, Tochigi TV, Gunma TV, MBS, and TV Aichi. The anime is produced by Studio 3Hz and directed by Masayuki Sakoi. Yōsuke Kuroda is in charge of series compostion and the script.
Eir Aoi previously performed the opening theme for the Fairy Dance and Phantom Bullet arcs of the Sword Art Online anime. She also performed the opening theme for Sword Art Online: Lost Song. Eir Aoi was on hiatus since 2016, but recently announced her return in February 2018.
SOURCES: SAO Anime Official Twitter, ANN
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