Fellow MMORPG players will know that the grind never stops, which is why we’ll be immediately going to the next level of Aincrad in 2022!
Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night was only released in Japanese theaters last Saturday, but a sequel film has already been announced, subtitled “Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo” (Scherzo of Dark Twilight).
— アニメ ソードアート・オンライン 公式 (@sao_anime) November 1, 2021
If you’re just as hyped as we are, don’t miss the first film 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!
Ayako Kawano led 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.
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 seven volumes.
Each volume covers a single floor in Sword Art Online, starting from Floor 1 in Aria of a Starless Night. Yen Press publishes the series in English.
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