Reki Kawahara, the man behind the biggest film releases of 2021, has dropped the most exciting news of this holiday season. As the Aria of A Starless Night continues to run in the Japanese theatres, the makers have long-term plans for the franchise. So, it was announced by the team of SAOP that the franchise was going to get a new movie in the coming years. So, what is the Sword Art Online Progressive New Movie about? Is it a sequel? What will be the plot? Here is all you need to know about the newest venture.
The original Sword Art Online movie was initially announced in September 2020. A year after the launch, the film made it to the big screens. Studio A1 Pictures has animated the movie. Moreover, it follows the events of the original anime. The official numbers of the film are yet to come out. Now, fans are looking forward to the newest project by this studio.
Sword Art Online Progressive New Movie Announced!
The debut anime movie of Sword Art Online Progressive just made it to the floors this week. With the onset of the new release, the makers have also announced the next project in the line-up. Recently, the management team of the anime revealed that the franchise is going to get a sequel film. Creator Reki Kawahara himself stamped the project official. Ever since the news broke out over the internet, fans cannot stop brimming with excitement. Along with the announcement, the release details were also made public.
More About The Film!
The Sword Art Online Progressive New Movie is officially the sequel to the first film of the franchise. So, the movie has been titled Scherzo of a Dark Dust. The creators revealed that the first film only covered the pilot arc of the spin-off anime. Now, the second film will take a leap to the second arc of the story. The movie will be a direct continuation of the events of the first one.
It was also revealed that the second story arc essentially comes from the fourth volume of the manga. This will show Kirito and Asuna on newer adventures. The quest will begin on the fifth floor as the two of them continue the hunt. It is also being speculated that the second film will cover all the missing plot details that were left up in the pilot. The story is likely to be more in touch with the original material from the light novel.
Sword Art Online Progressive New Movie: Release Date
So far, only the tentative release schedule of Scherzo of a Dark Dust has been revealed. The official update suggests that Sword Art Online Progressive New Movie will release in 2022. The first film was also released in the Fall slate of this year. Thus, fans can expect the same timetable for the next one. We will be sure to update this section as soon as new details arrive in the public domain. Thus, stay tuned with The Anime Daily for more updates.