During the first day of AnimeJapan 2021, the upcoming Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night movie held a stage presentation online. There, the staff revealed that the movie will hit Japanese theatres sometime in Autumn 2021. Along with this, they also dropped a brand new trailer as well:

They also revealed that Inori Minase will be joining the cast, and she will be voicing a new character named Mito. And speaking of Mito, the staff also released a new key visual during the event. It features Mito along with both Kirito and Asuna.

Sword Art Online Progressive is a retelling of the Aincrad arc, the first storyline in the light novel series. Reki Kawahara wrote them himself, with each floor getting its own story. As for the movie itself, it adapts the first book in the series. More specifically, the first chapter of the first book of the light novels.

Ayako Kawano will be directing the movie, with Kento Toya returning as character designer. Expect the staff to reveal more details in the days to come.

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source: Sword Art Online Progressive Anime Japan 2021 Stage Presentation


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