‘Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive’ anime film releases 3rd teaser, visuals of main characters
Written by: Allysa Malicdem | Published on: July 11, 2021 at 11:30 AM PHT (GMT+8)
The official website for Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online upcoming anime film project titled "Sword Art Online -Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" has revealed on Saturday a 30-second third teaser with English subtitles. Visuals of the main characters in their game world outfits were also unveiled.
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The film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters this October 30.
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. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka returns as Kirito and Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna. 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: Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive Official Website