After big success around the world, the popular Sword Art Online: Progressive Aria of a Starless Night- anime film will have a fan screening in the Philippines on February 26, 2022. The official website of ODEX Philippines announced it along with the fan merchandise that you can get when you buy a ticket.
You can watch the trailer of the movie with English subtitles by ODEX below:
The first fan screening will be held in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. The ticket costs 1,050 pesos (~US$20.48), which already includes the following Sword Art Online: Progressive fan screening merchandise:
- 1 x Japan Import Week 5 Illustration postcard (Random 1 out of 2)
- 1 x Japan Import Week 7 Film Sheet (Random design)
- 1 x Japan Import Week 9 Shikishi
- 1 x Japan Import Week 6 Ura Book
- 1 x Acrylic stand – Asuna
- 1 x Acrylic stand – Kirito
- -1 x Caramelized Popcorn
You can make a reservation and buy tickets on the official website of SM Cinemas. If you’re planning on going to the fan screening, you must take note of the following guidelines:
- You should have your own MandaTrack application on your phone.
- You must be fully vaccinated and bring your own vaccination card.
- For Alert level 3 places, minors (12 to 17 years old) are only allowed to watch if they are fully vaccinated.
- For Alert level 2 places, minors (12 years old and below) are allowed to watch if they are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
- Wear your face mask
The original date for the general screening of Sword Art Online: Progressive in the Philippines was January 6, 2022, but it was delayed. The general screening is expected soon after the fan screening on February 26th. The previous anime film that had a general screening in the Philippines by ODEX was Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity Grand Temple of Time: Solomon, which was held on December 18, 2021.
Sword Art Online: Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night- premiered on October 30, 2021, in IMAX theatres nationwide in Japan. It was the first movie that used the IMAX 12-channel sound system throughout the entire history of Japanese theatres. The movie also earned more than 349 million yen (~US$3.04 million), topping the Japanese box office revenue on the opening weekend. After three weeks, the anime film had already earned over 1 billion yen (~US$8.79 million).
The movie was directed by Ayako Kono (Gate), while A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online series, 86 -Eighty Six-) took care of the animation.
“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!SM Cinemas
Sword Art Online: Progressive is a Japanese light novel series by Reki Kawahara. ASCII Media Works is publishing it since October 2012 with abec’s illustrations. Yen Press is also serializing the light novel series in English. Sword Art Online: Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night- adapts some parts of the first volume of the light novel series. A sequel to the movie has also been announced, titled Sword Art Online: Progressive – Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo, which will adapt the fourth volume of the Progressive light novel series.
Source: ODEX Philippines
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