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SAO Progressive Collab with Professional Baseball Team

SAO Progressive Collab is coming. Sword Art Online series’ upcoming movie, Sword Art Online Progressive collaborates with a professional baseball team, Yomiuri Giants, in Japan.

The official Twitter for the franchise announced the collaboration on September 21. This is a game, but not playing, the tweet says. On October 2, 2021, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, the voice of Kirito, will throw the opening pitch at Tokyo Dorm and take care of announcements.

Tokyo Dorm is the Yomiuri Giants’ home ground, and they will have a match against DeNA. You can see the collaborative visual below:

Sword Art Online Progressive Collab with Professional Baseball Team Yomiuri Giants

Characters play baseball in Yomiuri Giants’ uniforms. Kirito, for example, wears a batting helmet with the team’s logo design and in a motion to hit a ball. Collaborative goods will also be available.

On September 30, they released a new visual for the collaboration, and additional attendees, Taketatsu Ayana (Leafa) and Yasumoto Hiroki (Agil), at the baseball game that takes place on October 2.

New Visual

Mito Serves as Ambassador for Mito City

On the same day, they also announced that the movie’s new character, Mito (ミト) would serve as this year’s Mito no Umetaishi (水戸の梅大使), PR ambassador for Mito (水戸) city of Ibaraki prefecture. It’s part of a collaborative campaign SWORD ART ONLINE -Episode of MITO CITY that will take place from October 29 to December 26. On October 29, the day before the premiere of the movie, they will hold a collaborative fireworks festival at Kairakuen: Mito Kairakuen Fireworks Festival and Sword Art Online.

Mito no Umetaishi

Sword Art Online

Yen Press has been publishing the English version of the light novel series and describes the plot of Sword Art Online Progressive Volume 1 as:

“There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…”

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?

Sword Art Online: Progressive 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!

You can read more news about the film on our website!

Source: Official Twitter, Official Twitter, Official Twitter

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