LiSA: "I feel like I've touched on the reason for Asuna's true beauty and strength."
The official website for the upcoming feature film Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night posted a two-minute full trailer featuring its theme song "Yuke" (Go) by LiSA today.
The film is based on the reboot series that retells the first arc of the original Sword Art Online novel series by Reki Kawahara, "Aincrad Arc, which includes episodes that were not told in the original story. This trailer begins with a scene of Asuka Yuuki (Asuna) looking up at a vision at Shibuya's Scramble Crossing, and shows her spending time after school with her classmate, Misumi Tozawa. Invited by game enthusiast Misumi, Asuna enters the world of Sword Art Online, where Misumi participates as Mito. The clip also depicts their fight against monsters, and Asuna's encounter with Kirito.
Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night is scheduled to be released in Japan on October 30, 2021.
LiSA has performed the theme song for the SAO franchise since the OP theme "crossing field" for its first TV anime in 2012. Ahead of the film's theatrical release in Japan, "Yuke" will be released digitally on October 15, 2021.
Message from LiSA:
It's been about 10 years since I was in charge of the opening theme for the "Aincrad" arc with the song "crossing field". And this time, I feel like I've touched the reason for Asuna's true beauty and strength in "Progressive." She was not strong from the beginning. After overcoming betrayal, sorrow, anxiety, and conflicts, she became a delicate, supple woman with a core of strength and beauty. Ayase-san (who composes the music) entrusted me with a melody suitable for singing such Asuna's heart. Even if the world continues to change, I hope that we can continue to run straight and strong, just like her. Go, me, go!
LiSA artist photo:
The film's soundtrack album including 47 tunes composed by Yuki Kajiura is set to be released on October 29, 2021.
Main poster visual:
Source: Aniplex press release
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