Sword Art Online -Progressive- Sequel Film Set To Premiere in October


After the unfortunate announcement last month regarding delaying the premiere of the sequel film, Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night, there has been a new update regarding the film.

According to Crunchyroll’s Liam Dempsey, the Sword Art Online -Progressive- sequel film is ready to be released on October 22nd in Japanese Theaters. The film was set to debut on September 10th, but it had to be delayed due to the “Nationwide Spread of COVID-19.


Sword Art Online -Progressive- is a retelling of the series’ first arc, Aincrad. It was first published by author Reki Kawahara in 2012 and now spans eight volumes, with each volume generally covering a single floor in the Sword Art Online game, starting from Floor 1 in Aria of a Starless Night. “Scherzo of Deep Night” is the title of the fourth volume’s storyline, which means we’ll be jumping ahead to Floor 5 of Aincrad.

Yen Press publishes the Light Novels’ Official English version, describing it as:

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night Key Visual Two
Image Credit: Aniplex

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…

Source: Crunchyroll

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