The official YouTube account of Aniplex Japan has uploaded the special video for Sword Art Online Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night- anime film, which premiered on October 30, 2021. The video was first played during LiSA’s performance on the 35th-anniversary event of Music Station in October 2021.
You can watch the video, which features the full version of the movie’s theme song “Yuke” by LiSA, below:
Music Station is a Japanese television program on TV Asahi that you can watch every Friday from 9:00-10:00 pm JST. The program is also airing on Animax’s channels in Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and Hongkong since 2007. Moreover, you can watch it in Canada and United States through TV Japan, and China through CCTV-15.
The television program was founded on October 24, 1986. It marked its 35th-anniversary in the year 2021, and LiSA was one of the guests on its 35th-anniversary program.
About Sword Art Online: Progressive
Sword Art Online: Progressive is a Japanese light novel series by Reki Kawahara with abec as the illustrator. ASCII Media Works started publishing it in October 2012. The light novel is still ongoing and currently has 8 volumes available.
Sword Art Online Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night- anime film adapts some parts of the novel’s first volume. Ayako Kono (Gate) directed the movie, while A-1 Pictures (86-Eighty Six-, Sword Art Online series) animated it. The anime ranked 1st in the Japanese box office revenue during the opening weekend, where it earned over 349 million yen (~US$3.04 million). It also earned over 1 billion yen (~US$8.79 million) in three weeks.
The movie will be available soon in more than 40 countries. Funimation will screen the movie in theatres around North America and Canada on December 3, 2021, and you can already buy tickets. It will soon be available in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Latin America. ODEX will also deliver the movie in Southeast Asian countries in January 2022. The movie will also be screened in the regions of the Middle East, the Arab States of the Persian Gulf, and North Africa.
“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?Yen Press
The movie will receive a sequel in 2022, titled Sword Art Online: Progressive – Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo.
Source: Official Website
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