The staff of the television anime adaptation of Keiichi Sigsawa's Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online novel series revealed on Thursday that the series will premiere in April. Tomori Kusunoki will star as Llenn, and Yōko Hikasa will play Pitohui. Kazuyuki Okitsu will play M, and Chinatsu Akasaki will play Fukaziroh. Llenn and Pitohui will also be playable characters in the upcoming Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet video game, which will ship in February. 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. Sigsawa (Kino's Journey) launched the novel series in 2014, and Kadokawa published the sixth volume on March 10. Yen Press is publishing the light novels, as well as Tadadi Tamori's manga adaptation.