'Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive-' anime film reveals main visual and trailer, opens in Fall

Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 27, 2021 at 2:48 PM PHT (GMT+8)

The official Twitter of the anime adaptation of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novel series has revealed on Saturday the main trailer for the upcoming new anime film project titled "Sword Art Online -Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night" along with a new visual. The film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters this coming Fall.

A-1 Pictures is handling the animation production. Yuki Kajiura will be in charge of the music.

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'Sword Art Online -Progressive-' key visual

"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 anime Official Twitter