Crunchyroll along with partner Aniplex of America, today announced that tickets are on now sale for the highly anticipated sequel, sci-fi action adventure SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE -PROGRESSIVE- SCHERZO OF DEEP NIGHT in North America. The film, coming to theaters on February 3, will be available in both English dub and subtitled. Tickets and additional film information are available on Fandango.
Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night is the highly-anticipated sequel film to the popular sci-fi action adventure film, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night (2021). The film follows protagonist Asuna as she continues her journey through the virtual reality death game, where “Game Over” means death in the real world, and will feature the never-before-seen 5th floor of Aincrad. The series and the first film are currently available to stream on Crunchyroll.
Sword Art Online (published by Dengeki Bunko) is a light novel series by Reki Kawahara, winner of the 15th Dengeki Bunko Novel Grand prize.
The story revolves around main character Kirito and his heroics as a player in Sword Art Online, a next generation VRMMORPG (virtual reality massive multiplayer online role-playing game). The light novel series has enjoyed massive popularity since Volume One was first published in April 2009, with cumulative worldwide sales topping 30 million copies by 2022.
An anime adaptation, Sword Art Online Season 1, aired in 2012, followed by four more seasons to date. In 2017, a theatrical film, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, was released. Additionally, the franchise has produced a wide-ranging media mix of games, manga, and more.
Sword Art Online Progressive is a reboot light novel series, penned by Kawahara himself, offering a deeper look at where it all began, on Aincrad’s first floor.
2021 saw the launch of an all-new animated film adaptation based on the Sword Art Online Progressive light novels. The first film in the series, Aria of a Starless Night, a rebooted Aincrad arc seen from Asuna’s point of view, debuted at No. 1 at the weekend box office in Japan and was a long-running hit, staying in theaters nationwide for 10 weeks.