The upcoming Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night- anime film has received a new trailer that features the theme song “Shinzo” by Eir Aoi. The film will be released on October 22, 2022 in Japan.
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 anime series. The film was originally scheduled to premiere on September 10, but was pushed back to October 22 due to the rise in cases of COVID-19 in Japan.
Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night-is the continuation of Sword Art Online Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night-. A-1 Pictures animated it, while Ayako Kono directed. The same director and studio also worked on the first film titledSword Art Online: Progressive -Aria of a Starless Night-. It opens on October 31, 2022 in IMAX theaters nationwide in Japan. The film also premiered in more than 40 countries worldwide.
The anime is based on Reki Kawahara Sword Art Online: Progressive a series of light novels. ASCII Media Works has been publishing it with the abec illustrations since 2012 and currently has 8 volumes in circulation. The fourth volume of the light novel series will be adapted into the second progressive film. Yen Press licensed Sword Art Online: Progressive series of light novels in English and you can read the summary of volume 4 below:
It’s only been two months since they were trapped in the death game that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their fight at the forefront of the game’s advancements. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a maze-like ruin, and the two dare to experience the pleasure of raiding it for the treasure it contains. Once you’re back on the fourth floor, it’s time to do some questing on behalf of the elven lord Iofilis – but this is where Asuna’s displeasure begins, as this means they’ll have to face her least favorite monster ever…
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