The Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo anime movie features Asuna, Argo, and Kirito"s adventures from volume 4 of the original SAOP novel


Sword Art Online Progressive, the remake of the first SAO arc mix in Aincrad, is slowly getting animated, not through TV series but with anime films. And the second movie, Scherzo of Deep Night, finally got its release date announced in japan.

Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night: Japanese Release Date và New Key Visual Revealed

The Japanese Twitter tài khoản for the SAO anime series announced on June 15, 2022, that Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night will release on September 10, 2022, in Japanese theaters. Just like with past SAO anime adaptations, Studio A-1 Pictures is handling the movie.

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While an international release date was not announced yet, the Japanese date is a good indicator of when you will be able lớn watch the movie in the US. The first movie, Aria of a Starless Night, was released in nhật bản on October 30, & in US theaters on December 3. As such, we can similarly expect Sword Art Online Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night khổng lồ release in US theaters one month after the Japanese release, in late October.

A new key visual for the Scherzo of Deep Night movie was released as well. It most notably features, Asuna, Argo, & Kirito. Information broker Argo plays a much bigger role in the Progressive version of SAO. You can find a full resolution, creditless version of the key visual below.

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Fans Should Also Pick Up The Original SAO Progressive Novel

It"s important to cảnh báo that while the Aria of a Starless Night movie adapted the first volume of the SAO Progressive novel, Scherzo of Deep Night is not adapting the second volume but the fourth one. When the Scherzo of Deep Night anime movie was first announced on November 1, 2021, Sword Art Online tác giả Reki Kawahara explained that they had lớn skip the other two volumes due khổng lồ various circumstances.

However, the Aria movie rewrote the plot of the novel by most notably introducing a brand new original character: Mito, voiced by Inori Minase. It"s likely the Scherzo movie will include some changes as well lớn keep the continuity going, that way those who haven"t read the novel won"t be lost.

With that said, you should definitely pick up the SAO Progressive novel if you"re a fan of the series.

Long story short, Reki Kawahara wrote the original SAO in the early 2000s as a self-published website novel, which he later rewrote once he got an official publisher. Meanwhile, the Sword Art Online Progressive was started in 2012 by a much more experienced Reki Kawahara. If the first arc of SAO is your favorite, then Progressive, being an extensive remake of the events of the first floors of Aincrad, is a must read


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