Sword Art Online Progressive Gets New Key Visual and October Release Date

Asuna from Sword Art Online

Τhis weekend, ANIPLEX released a new key visual for Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night, the upcoming film re-telling of the story of the first SAO arc. The film will be hitting Japanese theaters on 30 October 2021.

Sword Art Online Progressive Key Visual

Sword Art Online Progressive is a re-telling of the first Sword Art Online story, but from the perspective of the female protagonist, Asuna. In the first arc of Sword Art Online, players enter a world called Aincrad, a virtual world in the first-ever full-dive VRMMORPG Sword Art Online. Once logged in, however, they find that they are trapped and can not log out and if they were to die in-game, their avatar would be lost forever and they would also die in the real world, as the NerveGear headset would destroy their brain.

With 30 October 2021 only being a few months away, I personally can’t wait to go back to the world of Aincrad and see how the story plays out from Asuna’s perspective in Sword Art Online Progressive. I think we’ll also be in line for a few surprises as well.

ANIPLEX, Reki Kawahara
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