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'Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night' releases trailer for Sept 2022

Updated: Jul 2, 2022

Scherzo of Deep Night expands on the original SAO universe of Aincrad, featuring a mysterious new threat lurking in the shadows.

By: Nicole S. Castro on July 1, 2022 at 23:56 PHT

A trailer video has been released for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night, which premieres in theaters in Japan on Sept. 10, 2022.

As with the rest of the SAO anime franchise, the film is produced by A-1 Pictures.


Scherzo of Deep Night is the sequel to Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night, which premiered in Japan on Oct 30, 2021.

Scherzo of Deep Night is set in the original virtual reality MMORPG of Aincrad. The top two guilds, ALS (Aincrad Liberation Squad) and DKB (Dragon Knights Brigade), are at odds with each other while a mysterious threat lurks in the shadows.

Sword Art Online (Japanese: ソードアート・オンライン) is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. Kawahara originally wrote the series as a web novel on his website from 2002 to 2008. The light novels began publication on ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint on April 10, 2009, with a spin-off series launching in October 2012. The series has spawned twelve manga adaptations published by ASCII Media Works and Kadokawa. The novels and the manga adaptations have been licensed for release in North America by Yen Press.

Season 1 of the TV anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired in 2012, followed by a season 2 in 2014. A spin-off anime series titled Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online aired in April 2018 while season 3 of the main series aired from October 2018 to September 2020 with the title Sword Art Online: Alicization.

Source: SAO official Twitter, official website




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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