The previously announced Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of the Deep Night- anime film has revealed a teaser trailer during the AnimeJapan 2022. The movie is set to premiere in Japan in the fall of 2022.
Voice actors Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito) and Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna) have already finished the voice recording for the movie. Both of them attended the event.
Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of the Deep Night is the sequel to the first Progressive movie, Sword Art Online: Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night-. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu will be reprising their roles as Kirito and Asuna. Ayako Kono (Gate) is returning to direct the series, while A-1 Pictures (86 -Eighty Six-) is animating once again. The movie will adapt the fourth volume of the Progressive light novel series, which centers around the events on floor 5 of Aincrad.
Sword Art Online: Progressive is a Japanese light novel series by Reki Kawahara. It centers on the events around Kirito and Asuna when they were still on the lower floors of Aincrad, which were not included in the original Sword Art Online series because of the time skip. ASCII Media Works has been serializing the light novel series since October 2012, and it currently has 8 volumes available. Yen Press licensed the Sword Art Online Progressive light novel series and you can read the synopsis of volume 4 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
Source: Official Twitter and AnimeJapan 2022
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