Austin Akihabara Freaks! It’s time for your weekly Japanese pop culture thread. This week, we’re spotlighting Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online, a light novel series written by Keiichi Sigsawa, spun off from the original SAO series. It tells the story of Karen Kohiruimaki, an abnormally tall university student who is insecure about her height. She starts playing the VR MMO Gun Gale Online with a much shorter avatar as a sort of escape. An anime series based on SAOAGGO premiered a few weeks ago.
What have you been watching/reading/eating/playing/listening to lately?