Written by: Jayson Beltrano
Published on: November 05, 2021 at 19:40 PHT (GMT+8)
Marvel Studios' latest film ETERNALS enters Japanese cinemas today with a collaboration poster with Sword Art Online Progressive's first anime film series installment.
The poster was revealed to commemorate the Japanese premiere of Marvel Studio's latest film 'Eternals' today, November 5, screening side-by-side with Reki Kawahara's anime film adaptation 'Sword Art Online Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night' which premiered last October 30.
A collaboration trailer was also revealed.
In addition, Marvel Studios official Twitter (@MarvelStudios_J) and "Sword Art Online" official Twitter (@sao_anime) are planning to give gifts to the theater-goers. A total of 10 people will receive a set of a collaboration poster signed by the Japanese voice actors of "Eternals" and a collaboration poster signed by the cast of "Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of the Starless Night". Check the SAO Progressive's official website for details.
Reki Kawahara's 'Sword Art Online Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night' premiered in Japanese theaters on October 30, 2021.
Watch the first trailer:
A-1 Pictures returns to handle the animation production with Ayaka Kawano directing the film. Kento Toya is designing the characters and Yuki Kajiura is returning to be in charge of the music. The cast from the main series are reprising their roles for the new project. Inori Minase is joining the cast as the new character Mito.
"Sword Art Online: Progressive" was announced last September 19 through a short teaser that was revealed right after the final episode of SAO: Alicization - War of the Underworld Part 2 TV anime series aired. It is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that starts at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna's epic adventure--on the very first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!
Yen Press describes the light novel as:
One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba's deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead. Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?
Source: Comic Natalie