The New Sword Art Online Progressive: Area of a Starless Night movie has just been released in Japan, but when will the film premiere in English?
When thinking of classic anime franchises, what comes to mind? One Piece, My Hero Academia, Naruto, Dragon Ball or Attack on Titan?
One of the most popular anime franchises of the past few years has been Sword Art Online.
Which is why after the conclusion of Alicization: War of the Underworld in 2020, fans were concerned that there could be a significant hiatus.
However, we’ll be back to Ancrad sooner than you think, with the upcoming movie ‘Sword Art Online Progressive: Area of a Starless Knight’.
Sword Art Online Progressive Film: English Release Date
Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night releases in Japanese theaters on October 30th, 2021.
The film is now set to premiere in North America on December 3rd, with Europe and Oceania scheduled to launch on December 9th.
Unfortunately, there is no information to indicate what date the film might release for online streaming, but fans should expect the film to be available online by January 2022.
The film will release in GCC and MENA regions, ODEX Anime will also bring the film to different countries in South and East Asia.
What sword art online progressive: About Aria of a Starless Night?
The film is an adaptation of the first arc of the Sword Art Online Progressive Series that shows the experience of Kirito and Asuna at the very beginning on the first floor – arcs that were abandoned in the main series.
The synopsis notes that, “Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone” yet prepare to meet new challenges together.
“Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a death trap, the survivors of Sword Art Online are beginning to become despondent, and desperation makes them dangerous for bachelors 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 confide in each other, and survive in doing so? – Summary, MAL Through.
any v. recognize theice cast,
At the time of writing, only four voice actors have been confirmed for Aria of a Starless Night.
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kazuto Kirigaya
- Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna Yuki (Zero Two from Darling in Freaks and Kyoko from Horimiya)
- Inori Minase as Mito (Hestia from Denmachi and Rem from Re: Zero)
- Shiori Izawa as Argo (Midoriko from Panzer Girls and EM Pino from Eden’s Zero)
This article will be updated as more information about the international release, streaming and voice cast emerges.
A sequel film has already been announced…
The good news for fans of the SAO series is that a second “progressive” film is already in the works.
The film is titled ‘Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of a Dark Dusk’ and will open in Japanese cinemas in 2022.
Dark Dusk’s Scherzo Will Adapt fourth Volume of the light novel series, one of the few story arcs not yet completed.
However, neither an international release date nor a streaming partner has been announced.
by Tom Llewellyn [email protected]
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