The upcoming Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night- anime film has received a new key visual. The movie will premiere on September 10, 2022, in Japan. The new key visual features Kirito, Asuna, and Argo:
Argo, who first appeared in episode 3 of the original Sword Art Online anime series will be introduced in the movie. She also made an appearance at the ending scene of Sword Art Online: Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night-. Ayako Kono (Gate) is directing the anime film at A-1 Pictures (86-Eighty Six-, Sword Art Online series). The same director and studio also worked on Sword Art Online: Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night-.
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Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night- is the second movie installment of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online: Progressive light novel series., which narrates the early days of Kirito and Asuna in Aincrad. ASCII Media Works has been publishing it since October 2012, and it currently has 8 volumes in circulation. Yen Press licensed the Sword Art Online: Progressive light novel series in English. The movie will adapt volume 4 of the series and you can read the synopsis below:
It’s been just two months since they were trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their struggle at the vanguard of progress through the game. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains. Upon returning to the fourth floor, it’s time to do some questing on behalf of the Elf Lord Yofilis–but here begins Asuna’s discontent, for in doing so they will have to face her least favorite monster ever…Yen Press
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