Sword Art Online Anime Franchise Reveals New Original Film

More details to come in the future

Sword Art Online new anime film announcement


While Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night continues to light up theaters across Japan, the franchise revealed tonight that a brand new completely original film is in production. A teaser trailer was revealed announcing the news, confirming that more details will be unveiled at a later time.



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The latest anime film in the Sword Art Online franchise, Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night, was released in Japan on October 22 in regular theaters with an October 21 opening in IMAX theaters with the same staff as Aria of a Starless Night. Yen Press, which publishes the light novels' official English version, describes Scherzo of Deep Night as such:


It's been just two months since they were trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their struggle at the vanguard of progress through the game. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains. Upon returning to the fourth floor, it's time to do some questing on behalf of the Elf Lord Yofilis--but here begins Asuna's discontent, for in doing so they will have to face her least favorite monster ever...


Source: Sword Art Online on Twitter


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Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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