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Sword Art Online Progressive Announces New Film

Sword Art Online Progressive Announces New Film

Sword Art Online is unveiling more and more content!

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After much anticipation, the Sword Art Online anime has returned with a new feature film, taking on the official companion series from original series creator Reki Kawahara, Sword Art Online Progressive.

In addition to the Twitter announcement above, the official website for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night shared that a new film titled Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo (Scherzo of a Dark Dusk) will open in 2022.


From what we already know, the title refers to the arc from Volume 4 of the series which covers Kirito and Asuna’s adventures on the fifth floor.

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night opened in Japan on Saturday in standard and IMAX theaters, topping the box office chart for the weekend. Funimation will present this film in both standard and IMAX theaters in the United States and Canada on December 3, and in Australia and New Zealand on December 9.

They describe the movie as thus:

This is a tale of the time before “Lightning Flash” and “The Black Swordsman” were known by those names…

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The day that she happened to don the NerveGear, Asuna Yuuki was a third-year middle school student who’d never even touched an online game before. On November 6, 2022, the world’s first VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online, is officially launched. But the players, still euphoric over having logged in, suddenly find themselves trapped inside the game when the Game Master deprives them of any way to log out.

The Game Master then gives them this warning “This may be a game, but it’s not something you play.” If a player dies in-game, they die in the real world.

Hearing this, all of the players panic, and pandemonium reigns. One of those players is Asuna, but despite not yet knowing the rules of this world, she sets off to conquer the floating iron castle, Aincrad, whose peak is too high to be seen. As the days go by in this world where death is never very far away, she has a fateful encounter. And then, a parting…

Though she’s at the mercy of the reality before her eyes, Asuna fights on with all her might until someone appears before her: the aloof swordsman, Kirito…

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With a new Sword Art Online movie hitting our screens next year, what are your thoughts on the upcoming film?

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