Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night (2023)
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Director: Ayako Kono Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: Haruka Tomatsu, Hiroki Yasumoto, Inori Minase, Shiori Izawa, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
About the film:
The long-awaited sequel to Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night (2021).
The world’s first VRMMORPG (Sword Art Online) became a game of death. Over a month has passed since 10,000 users were trapped inside the game world. Asuna, who cleared the first floor of the floating iron castle of Aincrad, joined up with Kirito and continued her journey to reach the top floor.
With the support of female Information Broker Argo, clearing the floors seemed to be progressing smoothly, until conflict erupts between two major guilds who should be working together – the top player groups ALS (the Aincrad Liberation Squad) and DKB (the Dragon Knights Brigade). And all the while, a mysterious figure is pulling the strings behind the scenes.
About the filmmaker:
Japanese director Ayako Kawano has worked on episodes of animated series including Love Live! School Idol Project, Your Lie in April, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga and After the Rain. Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, a reimagining of the beginning through Asuna’s eyes, was Kawano’s feature directorial debut, which he followed up with the sequel Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night (2023). The films are from A-1 Pictures, the animation studio behind the Sword Art Online series as well as Black Butler, Fairy Tail, Blue Exorcist and Fate/Apocrypha as well as feature films including Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.See our upcoming films