The next Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night- The animated film received a teaser trailer featuring the murderers’ guild, “Laughing Coffin”, during a special program held in Japan. The film will be released on September 10, 2022 in Japan. You can watch the video below:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu reprise their roles as Kirito and Asuna. Shiori Izawa will also return to the franchise to voice Argo, who first appeared in Episode 3 of the original. Sword Art Online animated series.
Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night- is the second part of the film SAO Progressive series of light novels. Ayako Kono is directing the film at A-1 Pictures. The same director and studio also worked on the first film, titled Sword Art Online: Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night-. It premiered on October 31, 2022 in IMAX theaters in Japan. The film also premiered in over 40 countries around the world.
The film is based on Reki Kawahara Sword Art Online: Progressive series of light novels. ASCII Media Works has been serializing it since 2012, and it currently has 8 volumes in circulation. The film will adapt the fourth volume of the light novel series. Yen Press publishes the Sword Art Online: Progressive series of light novels in English. The film will cover events from the 4th volume onwards:
It’s been barely 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 forefront of progress in the game. The Fifth Floor of Aincrad is a labyrinthine ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in plundering it for the treasure it contains. Back on the fourth floor, it’s time to do some quests on behalf of the elf lord Yofilis – but here begins Asuna’s displeasure, because in doing so they’ll have to face her least favorite monster ever…
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