The upcoming Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night anime film revealed a new short trailer 1 week ahead of its premiere. The movie will officially premiere on October 30, 2021, in IMAX theatres nationwide in Japan.
You can watch the video below:
According to the tweet, the video above is a “Battle Edition” trailer.
In addition, the official website of the anime revealed a commercial video for the upcoming film, which you can watch below:
The film will be available in more than 40 countries. Funimation will screen the movie in theatres around the United States and Canada on December 3, 2021. Then, it will be available in Australia and New Zealand on December 9, 2021. Soon, it will be screened in Latin America, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. In May 2021, Odex announced that they will screen the movie in Southeast Asia. The anime film is also coming to the regions of the Middle East, the Arab States of the Persian Gulf, and North Africa.
Sword Art Online: Progressive is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara, with abec’s illustrations. ASCII Media Works is serializing it since October 2012. The novel is still ongoing and currently has 8 volumes available. The film will adapt some parts of the novel’s first volume. Ayako Kono (Gate) will direct the movie, while A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online Series, 86-Eighty Six-) will animate the film.
Sword Art Online: Progressive Synopsis
There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…”Yen Press
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?