In the world of Gun Gale Online, a college student insecure about her height plays as a tiny girl dressed in all pink. She aims to join the “Squad Jam”, a battle-royale style tournament.
A bunch of Japanese teenagers end up in a beautiful fantasy world without their memories. It may or may not be a big video game.
Back in the real world, Kirito tries to come to terms with the 3 people he killed during Sword Art Online while Sinon notices a change in her own feelings after her last battle.
As he narrows down the identity of DEATH GUN, Kirito recalls a traumatic experience from his SAO days. After winning his next round, he faces off with Sinon in their final qualifying round.
Kirito and Sinon enter the Bullet of Bullets tournament but their relationship goes sour when she discovers he’s a guy. Kirito faces his first round opponent and discovers the harsh realities of… oh who am I kidding? He murders him with ease.
Kirito logs onto GGO and tries to prepare for his mission despite his complete lack of knowledge when it comes to guns. He encounters Sinon in town, who helps him choose his equipment.
Back in the real world, Sinon tries to cope with a tragic incident in her past. Kirito parts ways with Asuna and his friends, making the transfer from ALO to GGO.
Sinon, the best sniper in GGO, joins a group that targets monster hunting teams. Things fall apart quickly when she decides to trust her commanding officer over her gut instinct.
Nearly one year after the Sword Art Online incident, the government recruits Kirito to help investigate a series of mysterious murders. To find the killer he must enter Gun Gale Online, the only MMO in Japan with professional players.
Kirito recaps the show to a government agent as the ladies teach Suguha how to swim, after which everyone ventures into a new underwater dungeon in ALfheim Online.
Recap: Everything’s over, so everyone parties in real life and plays video games together until the end of time.
Recap: Kirito confronts Sugou atop Yggdrasil.
Recap: After reconciling with his sister, Kirito attempts the Yggdrasil raid dungeon again.
Recap: Kirito attempts to take on the raid dungeon to reach the top of Yggdrasil.
Recap: Asuna attempts to make her own escape as Kirito and Leafa reach the roots of Yggdrasil.
Recap: Our heroes rush to the rescue of the Sylph and Cait Sith diplomats.
Leafa and Kirito are ambushed by Salamanders while traveling underground.
Recap: Leafa and Kirito begin their journey to Yggdrasil as Asuna plots her own escape.
Recap: Leafa/Rifa/Lyfa explains how Alfheim Online works to Kirito, and promises to help him in his quest.
Recap: Kirito takes his first steps into Alfheim Online to find Asuna.