Special Sword Art Online U.S. Concert Cancelled

Some anime series are known for the action; Others are known for its animation. There are even a slew of shows heralded for their stellar soundtracks, but few anime projects ever combine the those three elements. Sword Art Online is not like other series though. The ever-popular franchise has amassed millions of fans thanks to its fast-paced stories, and audiences have even fallen for the show’s musical charms. Later this month, Sword Art Online was meant to bring its lilting music to the U.S. for a special live concert, but that plan is no more.

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Hopefully, none of you spent money on tickets or a flight to Hollywood. The schedule Sword Art Online concert featuring the Japanese artist Yuki Kajiura.

“We regret to announce that the “Yuki Kajiura LIVE featuring Sword Art Online” concert on January 14, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre is cancelled due to visa issues. Ms. Kajiura, the artists, and everyone involved in the show were looking forward to performing for the U.S. fans which makes it particularly difficult and disappointing for us to make this announcement. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by these unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances,” the Facebook for Sword Art Online wrote.

Since the concerted was unexpectedly canceled because of visa concerns, tickets for the event will be refunded. All expected attendees will still be able to get the event’s collectibles such as an event pamphlet and exclusive pouch featuring artwork from the upcoming Sword Art Online movie.

If you are not familiar with Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- or want to know a bit more, then you can check out its official synopsis below:

“In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, 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.

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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…”

Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- will hit theaters abroad on Febuary 18 before it debuts in the U.S. come March.

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