On November 18, Aniplex of America announced at Anime NYC that Sword Art Online The Movie – Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night will screen in select theaters in the United States and Canada in February 2023.
This will be the second film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive anime series.
The announcement was made during a 10th-anniversary panel for Sword Art Online. Aniplex also released a new English-dubbed trailer for the film.
The first film in the Sword Art Online series will be streamed on Crunchyroll starting November 24.
The second film opened in theaters in Japan in October and topped the box office chart on its first weekend.
The story of Sword Art Online depicts Kirito’s journey through a floating Aincrad castle.
The anime is based on Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online: Progressive light novel series. The novel series launched in 2012 as a revised retelling of Kawahara’s original Sword Art Online novels.
About Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by Abec.
The series occurs in the near future and focuses on the protagonist “Kirito” Kirigaya Kazuto and Asuna Yuuki as they play through various virtual reality MMORPG worlds.
At the launch of the game, 10,000 people had connected themselves to the virtual reality of Sword Art Online. The plot takes a twist when people realize that they can’t quit the game.
Protagonist Kirito, a pro gamer and was present for the beta launch of SAO, starts planning to clear levels as soon as possible. Throughout his quest to finish the game, he meets many friends and also a love interest, Asuna.
The plot and the whole premise of the show are remarkably unique and quite believable in some futuristic sense.
Source: Sword Art Online Official Twitter
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