Film will be directed by Tomohiko Itō and feature animation from A-1 Pictures
During the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival, it was announced that a Sword Art Online will be receiving a new, original theatrical film. Details are currently scarce, but it is known that the film will be directed by Tomohiko Itō, will feature character designs by Shingo Adachi, and will feature animation production by A-1 Pictures. Reki Kawahara, the author of the Sword Art Online light novels, is writing the story for the film.
Additionally, it was announced that a 4-disc Sword Art Online music CD collection will be released in Japan on January 27, 2016. The collection will feature 131 pieces of music created by Yuki Kajiura for Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online II, and the Sword Art Online: Extra Edition TV film, including previously unpublished works. The set will retail for 3800 yen ($31.69 US) plus tax for the standard release and 4500 yen ($37.53 US) plus tax for the limited edition release, which comes with a bonus Bluray.
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