Looking forward to the 2017, the Sword Art Online anime team is re-uniting for the Ordinal Scale movie, which opens in Japan February 18, 2017. The North American premiere will take place at the historic Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 1, 2017. LiSA is back for new theme song "Catch The Moment," the single for which is scheduled for February 15. (Book 18 is also scheduled for February 10) This is now featured in a third preview.
Story of Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-:
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a geniusprogrammer, Akihiko Kayaba, called NerveGear. It was the first full-dive system, and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.
In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.
Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them.
They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games...
For details on Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-, please visit: www.sao-movie.net/us
Original Story: Reki Kawahara (Dengeki Bunko)
Director: Tomohiko Ito
Character Design & Chief Animation Director: Shingo Adachi
Prop Design: Tomoya Nishiguchi
Art Director: Takayuki Nagashima
Art Setting: Yoshinori Shiozawa
Concept Art: Sotaro Hori
CGI Director: Ryuta Undo
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Produced by: SAO MOVIE Project
Character Design Concept: abec
Script: Reki Kawahara/Tomohiko Ito
Monster Design: Ryuta Yanagi
UI Design: Satoshi Watsuji
Art Supervision:Yusuke Takeda
Color Design: Satoshi Hashimoto
Director of Photography: Kentaro Waki
Editing: Shigeru Nishiyama
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Asuna: Haruka Tomatsu
Yui: Kanae Ito
Leafa: Ayana Taketatsu
Silica: Rina Hidaka
Lisbeth: Ayahi Takagaki
Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro
Klein: Hiroaki Hirata
Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto
Akihiko Kayaba: Koichi Yamadera
Cast additions include Sayaka Kanda as Yuna: the diva of Ordinal Scale (inspired by Avril Lavigne according to staff at event presentation), Yoshio Inoue as Eiji, the #2 Ordinal Scale player and Takeshi Kaga as Dr. Shigemura, an Augma developer.