According to ANN, the Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night movie will arrive in Western theaters later this year. It’s going to be screened in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, in both standard and IMAX theaters. Thus, you’ll find the release dates below.
US: December 3
Canada: December 3
Australia: December 9
New Zealand: December 9
Of course, that’s not all, as during the “Virtual Meeting in #VirtualShibuya“, it was revealed that Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night will screen in over 40 countries! So watch the 35-second announcement promo by scrolling down!
Keep in mind, the specific dates for the 40+ countries have not been released. Thus, we must be patient and wait for further information. However, IMDb does confirm that Aria of a Starless Night will premiere in Cambodia on November 12, 2021. Plus, the movie will arrive in Turkey on Januay 7, 2022.
The Announcement Video of SAO Opening In 40+ Countries!
Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night is produced by A-1 Pictures, and is based on Reki Kawahara‘s light novel of the same name.
The Sword Art Online: Aria of a Starless Night will premiere in Japan on October 30, 2021. For the specific dates in different regions and theater tickets, click here!
The 2nd Trailer for SAO: Movie
Plot: “On November 6, 2022, 10,000 players log into SAO for the first time, only to discover that they are unable to log out of the game. Kayaba reveals himself to tell the players that they must beat all 100 floors of Aincrad, the enormous steel castle that is the setting of SAO if they want to escape the game. Only then would they be able to log out. Dying inside of the game or having their NerveGear forcibly removed from their head will cause them to have their brains destroyed by the NerveGear, thus killing them in real life as well.
Asuna, who has logged into the game with her friend Mito, initially struggles to cope with her new reality of being trapped inside the game. Asuna’s venture eventually leads to her encounter with Kirito, one of 1,000 beta testers for SAO. He has the advantage of knowing important details about the game and the bosses on its floors. He isolates himself from other players and plays the game alone, bearing the label of “beater”, a portmanteau of “beta tester” and “cheater”. As the story progresses, more is revealed about the players and their struggle with being trapped inside of the game.”
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Source: SAO-movie website, AnimeNewsNetwork.