The next Sword Art Online Progressive feature film is finally back on track towards its release overseas following a delay from COVID-19, and the newest trailer for the big feature is hyping up the new release date by showing off some more action! The first major arc of Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online Progressive spin-off series, Aria of a Starless Night, got its full anime movie debut a couple of years ago, and it was so successful that it was no surprise to see that the franchise was going to be returning for a new phase in this spin-off series.
It might be jumping around the order of the arcs in the original light novel series, but Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is now hitting theaters across Japan starting on October 22nd following an initial delay from COVID-19. To remind fans of the new date and show off the new movie's theme song, "Shinzo" as performed by Eir Aoi, the newest Sword Art Progressive trailer is really keying into the action packed into the big sequel movie. You can check it out below:
Originally scheduled to release in September before the movie's delay, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk will be directed by Ayako Kohno at A-1 Pictures, with Kento Toya returning to design the characters, Yasuyuki Kai returning from the previous film as action director, and Yuki Kajiura returning to compose the music. New additions to the cast for the film include Kaede Hondo as Liten and Yusuke Kobayashi as Morte together with a returning cast from the previous film.
There is currently no international release date set for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Dusk just yet, and that means even less information on whether or not it will eventually be streaming someday. What is streaming, however, is the entire run of the original Sword Art Online anime series with Crunchyroll if you wanted to jump back into the franchise and see how it all originally began.
Will you be checking out the new Sword Art Online Progressive movie when you get a chance? How do you feel about the latest trailer? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!