This Sword Art Online cosplay is really taking aim with an awesome take on Sinon! Kirito has gone on a number of virtual adventures in the anime (and even more so through Reki Kawahara's original light novel series), and through various worlds has teamed up with a number of memorable heroines. Kirito himself has gone through a number of makeovers too, but the biggest shift in the series had to have been the jump to a fully gun focused game with the second season of the series. This new game also came with a new main ally to go along with Kirito's big makeover for the season.
Shino Asada was first introduced to Kirito during the Gun Gale Online battles, and she served as a key figure to help him accomplish his big mission for this arc. Ever since, Sinon has been one of the central figures of the series and even played a huge part at the end of the War of Underworld arc. Now Sinon is taking aim once more through some awesome cosplay honoring her Gun Gale Online look from artist @kri_cos on Instagram! Check it out below:
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Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld might have brought the anime's current story to an end (with some big teases for the future, however), but it won't be the last we see of the franchise at all. The anime will be moving forward by adapting one of Reki Kawahara's official spin-off releases, Sword Art Online Progressive. This series returns to the Aincrad arc to focus more of Asuna and Kirito's fights through the floors that had been skipped over in the original telling of the story.
Directed by Ayako Kawano for A-1 Pictures, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night will feature returning character designer from the anime series, Kento Toya, Yasuyuki Kai returning as action director, and Yuki Kajiura returning to compose the music for the new feature. It's currently scheduled for a debut in theaters in Japan this Fall, but has yet to nail down a concrete release date as of this writing.
But what do you think? How do you feel about Sinon's role in the greater Sword Art Online franchise? Where does she rank on your list of favorite heroines in the series? Hoping to see more of Sinon in the anime someday? Let us know your thoughts on Sinon and everything Sword Art Online in the comments!