Sword Art Online is coming back with another movie, and fans are anticipating it highly. The anime is based on the light novels by Reki Kawahara. Sword Art Online anime series have had a wide range of crutches reviews. While some were in total love with it, some were disappointed in the making. Yet, despite the negative reviews, the upcoming movie is highly anticipated all over the globe. The new movie will be named Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night. After much delay and deliberation, the details regarding the Sword Art Online Progressive release date have been announced.
Be it a movie or anime, a new Sword Art Online addition was predictable. The light nov is far from finished and has a lot to the source to be animated. Additionally, A-1 has also claimed that they would continue producing Sword Art Online as long as Reki Kawahara continues writing it.
The main criticism of the anime series came from the fact that it was not following the light novels. For fans who had been keeping up with novels, this was unsettling. Reki Kawahara publishing his Sword Art Online Progressive light novels in 2012. The light novel consists of six complete volumes and an ongoing seventh volume.
Sword Art Online Progressive: What To Expect? (Based on the Light Novel)
“Everybody can fight. It’s just a choice of whether you should.” – Kirito (Sword Art Online: Season
The Light Novel Sword Art Online Progressive is somewhat like a retelling of the first season of Sword Art Online. But, there is way more to the plot. The story takes place from the perspective of Asuna, which gives a new perspective into the plot. Reki Kawahara’s love for Kirito was always acknowledged, but his portrayal of the same through a new character was too phenomenal to go unnoticed.
Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria Of A Starless Night takes place in the Aincrad Arc. Progressive moves back to the beginning and takes things slowly. The story moves floor by floor and develops important detail. What is even more interesting in Progressive is the impactful development of Kirito
and Asuna’s relationship.
However, Sword Art Online Progressive is not a reboot of the first season. It is based on an original novel by Reki Kawahara and is an adaptation of the same. Meaning, even if the movie might take fans back to the events of season 1, there is still going to be a lot of addition.
The movie will cover the first volume of the Progressive series, called the Aria Of The Starless Night. It will begin three weeks after the game had begun and will contain events from the final days of Floor 1. This movie will mark the beginning of the anime adaptation of the Sword Art Online Progressive series.
Sword Art Online Progressive Release Date
The new movie of the Sword Art Online series was announced on 8 November 2020. Originally scheduled to release in Spring 2021. However, on January 19, Yuki Kajiura, the composer of Sword Art Online, addressed the fans. He announced the postponement of the movie despite its completion due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Yaki Kajiura further mentioned that the announcement of a release date was halted until they could decide on a permanent date.
-2021 Autumn 劇場公開決定-
— アニメ ソードアート・オンライン 公式 (@sao_anime) March 27, 2021
On March 27, 2021, the official Twitter account of Sword Art Online announced that the movie is set to release in the Fall of 2021.
Nothing more has been revealed so far, but it is confirmed that the movie will be released by the end of 2021.
Trailer Of Sword Art Online Progressive
Sword Art Online Progressive has released two trailers to date. On 27 March 2021, the latest trailer was released along with the announcement of Sword Art Online Progressive release date. The first trailer gives insight into the staff involved in the production of the movie. The latest trailer introduces Mito, a new character.
Staff and Cast
Kouno Ayako is directing the upcoming movie. The character design is illustrated by Toya Kento. Kai Yasuyaki is the action director alongside Yuki Kajiura as the composer.
The main cast so far revealed brings back Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito) and Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna Yuuki. The new character, Mito, will be voice by Inori Minase.