Sword Art Online: The Movie New Trailer Released

Published on September 15th, 2021

Through the official Twitter handle of Sword Art Online, a new trailer for the film has been released. Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night is an upcoming anime film stated to be released in 2021

Trailer

Release Date

Sword Art Online the Movie “Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night” is scheduled to be released on October 30th, 2021 in Japan. For worldwide release date, SAO fans will have to wait a little bit longer.

What Sword Art Online Progressive Is About?

Film will cover the events of Aincard’s first floor and the initial encounter between Kirito and Asuna. SAO: Progressive is basically the retelling of a story where viewers will be able to experience both Kirito and Asuna’s point of view. Previously. the author of the series stated that he wanted to give the series a modern reboot and that is why he wrote SAO: Progressive light novels.

Cast

The original cast of the anime will be returning for the film as well. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kirito and Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna.

The film will be produced by A-1 pictures, Character design by Kento Toya and Action director will be Yasuyuki Kai.

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night” theme song titled “Yuke” will be performed by LiSA, and composed by Ayase (from YOASOBI).

Is Sword Art Online Progressive Canon?

Yes, SAO: Progressive film is canon. But is it necessary to watch the film? Probably not. As mentioned earlier that this is a reboot of the events of Aincard’s first floor. Film is not necessary to understand the story of the franchise.

Synopsis

In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called: Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game’s tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now

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