We’re counting down the days until the first film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- saga, and this brand-new visual is only getting us more hyped for all the action to come!
The tagline reads, “Run, push forward. Tear through the night like a falling star.” A new trailer was also released, which highlights Asuna’s perspective in the story and features LiSA’s theme song for the film, “Yuke.”
Tickets go on sale November 12, so don’t miss out on reserving your spot to see Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night when it hits theaters in the United States and Canada on December 3, Australia and New Zealand on December 9, and coming soon in the United Kingdom and Ireland!
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Ayako Kono led the film’s production in her first primary directorial role at A-1 Pictures, joined by Kento Toya (character designer on Sword Art Online Alicization) and composer Yuki Kajiura.
The original series’ cast, including Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu, reprised their roles, with Inori Minase (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) joining the cast as Mito, an anime-original character.
Sword Art Online Progressive, a retelling of the series’ Aincrad arc, was first published by author Reki Kawahara in 2012 and now spans eight volumes, each covering a single floor in the game. A second film has already been announced for 2022.
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