'Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive-' arrives in the Philippines with fan's screening on Feb 26
Written by: Jei Beltrano on February 10, 2022 at 19:13 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Philippine Facebook page of film distributor ODEX has announced on Thursday that the 2021 anime film project titled "Sword Art Online -Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night", the anime adaptation of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online Progressive light novel, will have its fan’s screening on February 26 at SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
The fan’s screening ticket is priced at Php 1,050 and will include limited-edition freebies such as an illustration postcard, film sheet, signature board, ura book, Kirito and Asuna’s acrylic stand.
Book your tickets here at SM Cinema website.
There are still no details regarding its general screening.
SM Cinema COVID-19 Health Protocol Advisory:
Adults fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are allowed inside our cinemas.
For Alert Level 3, fully vaccinated minors aged 12 to 17 years old are allowed inside our cinemas (or based on governing LGU guidelines).
For Alert Level 2, minors aged 17 years old and below are allowed in the cinemas provided they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult (or based on governing LGU guidelines).
Please bring your vaccination cards.
A-1 Pictures is handling the animation production with the direction of Ayako Kōno. The characters are designed Kento Toya and music is composed by Yuki Kajiura. The film premiered in Japan last October 2021.
The voice cast from the anime series returned to reprise their roles in the film, including voice actor Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kirito and Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna.
"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: ODEX Philippines Official Facebook Page