ANIPLEX’s official YouTube has shared two new English-subtitled teaser trailers for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night anime movie. The promotion videos are centered around the movie’s three main characters, Kirito, Asuna, and Mito. In addition, the film’s official website also posted new character posters of the trio. Sword Art Online Progressive new key visual, unveiled at Aniplex Online Fest 2021, revealed that the movie will open in Japan on October 30.
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu are returning as the voice cast for Kirito and Asuna respectively. Mito, the new character who will be voiced by Inori Minase. Ayako Kawano (The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky) is directing the film at A-1 Pictures. Kento Toya (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld) is designing the characters. Yasuyuki Kai is the action director, and Yuki Kajiura will compose the music.
‘There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…’One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba’s deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead. Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?