Wrapping up a big first day at this year’s AnimeJapan, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night‘s stage event unveiled a brand new trailer, visual, and fall 2021 release date for the upcoming film.
The new visual is drawn by the series’ light novel illustrator abec.
It was also revealed that Inori Minase (Rem in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) would be joining the cast as Mito, an anime-original character.
Ayako Kouno leads the 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.
Sword Art Online Progressive, a re-telling of the series’ Aincrad arc, was first published by author Reki Kawahara in 2012 and now spans seven volumes. Each volume covers a single floor in Sword Art Online, starting from Floor 1, which will be the subject of the upcoming film. Yen Press publishes the series in English.
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