Warning: The following review has full spoilers for the episode.
After a lackluster premiere, Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online returns for another episode featuring its adorable new heroine LLENN. Thankfully, for this one, she’s not on the backburner and actually takes her rightful role as the series’ protagonist.
In this episode, we see more of LLENN and her real-world identity Karen, be developed. Karen is a college student from Hokkaido who just moved to Tokyo. She not only struggles with being socially awkward, but she’s also not to hip on who she is either. She’s too tall, she’s too timid. End of the day, Karen is looking for a place to belong, and that’s where the VR world comes into play. Her friend Miyu introduces her to ALfheim Online, but in the end, the random character generator just isn’t enough to satisfy her needs for a petite character.