A press release reported that the Sword Art Online multimedia franchise will have a special broadcast on August 27 at 9:00 p.m. (Japan time), through the Japanese platform ABEMA. The broadcast will feature the participation of Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Kirito), Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna) and Inori Minase (Mito), so more information is expected about the movie Sword Art Online: Progressive – Hoshi Naki Yoru no Aria (Sword Art Online : Progressive – Aria in the Starless Night).
The film is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theaters on October 30 in Japan. Furthermore, Reki Kawahara and Abec began publishing the light novels Sword Art Online: Progressive in October 2012 through the Kadokawa publishing house Dengeki Bunko. The publisher published the seventh volume on March 10 in Japan.
Cast of voices
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kazuto Kirigaya / Kirito.
- Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna Yuuki / Asuna.
- Inori Minase as Mito, an original character.
- The film will be directed by Ayako Kawano (High School Fleet, Nanatsu no Taizai: Prisoners of the Sky) at A-1 Pictures Studios.
- Kento Toya (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu, Nanbaka) will be in charge of character design.
- Yuki Kajiura will be in charge of composition for the soundtrack.
Sword Art Online: Progressive Synopsis
“This game is impossible to complete. It only consists of waiting for the time and place where you will die ”. Kayaba Akihiko’s deadly game has hosted thousands of players for a month now. This VRMMO has already claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people. Now, it is the day of the strategy meeting to fight the boss of the first floor. The lone gamer, Kirito, has decided to get stronger and finds a rare gamer on the front line as he heads to the meeting scheduled for noon. Fighting powerful monsters alone, she was like a meteor slicing through the night sky. Get ready to discover in detail absolutely everything that was lived within Sword Art Online!