Sword Art Online Progressive the Movie: Aria of a Starless Night (Sword Art Online Progressive – the movie: The Air of the Starless Night), the new anime film based on the series of novels signed by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec, has a new trailer.
Aniplex, on its Youtube channel, has in fact released a new promotional video online focusing on the Game Master and his shocking statement to the players from Asuna’s point of view.
The Game Master at the center of the new Sword Art Online Progressive trailer
The anime feature film, which will retrace the events of the first narrative arc of Aincrad, will debut in Japanese cinemas on October 30, 2021 after a special IMAX screening that took place last September 15 at the T-Joy PRINCE Shinagawa theater in Tokyo.
Funimation will present the film in standard and IMAX theaters in the United States and Canada on December 3, while in Australia and New Zealand Sword Art Online Progressive is coming on December 9th. The film will soon also be screened in the UK, Ireland and Latin America. At the moment no Italian release date of the film is known.
Plot and details of the new SAO film
As mentioned earlier, Sword Art Online Progressive will return to tell the story of Asuna, a girl who gets trapped inside an MMORPG along with many other peers. After the first moments of disorientation and despair, Asuna will meet Kirito, a boy who will teach her the secrets to survive in the difficult and ruthless world of SAO.
The day she happened to be wearing the NerveGear, Asuna Yuuki was a third year middle school student who had never even touched an online game before. On November 6, 2022, the world’s first VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online, is officially launched. But players, still elated to log in, suddenly find themselves trapped inside the game when the Game Master deprives them of any chance to log out.
The Game Master then gives them this warning “This might be a game, but it’s not something you play”. If a player dies in the game, he dies in the real world.
The shocking revelation causes players to panic and chaos spreads between them. One of those players is Asuna, who despite not yet knowing the rules of this world, sets out to conquer the floating castle Aincrad, whose peak is too high to be seen. As the days go by in this world where death is constantly around the corner: the detached swordsman Kirito …
Ayako Kawano (Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic, High School Fleet, The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky) directs the film for A-1 Pictures, starring Kento Toya (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments) which is taking care of the character design of the characters. Yasuyuki Kai (Haikyu !!) will be the benchmark for action scenes, while Yuki Kajiura he will come back to compose the music as in the other productions of the saga.