Funimation revealed a new trailer for the English dub of the Japanese Sword Art Online Movie, officially titled ‘Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night’, and also announced that tickets are now on sale. This is the second film in the franchise after Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale.
The movie premiered in Japan on October 30, and now it’s on its way to hit theaters internationally next month. The movie will be released in USA and Canada on December 3, and in Australia and New Zealand on December 9. It’s coming soon to the UK, Ireland, and Latin America too, the specific release date is still TBA. Funimation announced that fans in USA and Canada can purchase tickets now!
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 drawn together to face challenges.Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night Official Synopsis
Sword Art Online is a series of light novels written by Reki Kawahara. Taking place in the near future, the novel follows Kazuto Kirigaya also known as Kirito, and Asuna Yuuki going through various virtual reality worlds. The original novel series was published between 2002 and 2008. and light novel started in 2009, and till this day it published 26 volumes. Anime series and several video games were adapted from the novels as well. Sword Art Online franchise is a huge commercial success, with 26 million copies of light novels sold worldwide.
A sequel, which will be titled Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is set to be released next year. The sequel will adapt the fourth volume of the original series of light novels.
OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE ENGLISH DUB: