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Sword Art Online: Progressive’s first movie already surpasses 1 billion yen at the box office

On the official Twitter account for the animated franchise of Sword Art Online: Progressive it was announced that the project’s first film, titled Sword Art Online: Progressive – Hoshi Naki Yoru no Aria (Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night), has exceeded 1 billion yen (more than 8.77 million US dollars) in accumulated collection only in theaters in Japan.

The first film opened in theaters in Japan on October 30, taking the top position in weekly box office earnings, while Funimation It will be in charge of its distribution in theaters in the West, beginning with the United States and Canada on December 3, and confirming releases in theaters in Latin America on dates to be announced.

On the other hand, Reki kawahara and Abec began publishing the light novels Sword Art Online: Progressive in October 2012 through the publishing label Dengeki Bunko from the publisher Kadokawa. It should be remembered that the video game for smartphones Sword Art Online: Integral Factor is available in the catalog of QooApp on this link.

Production team

  • Ayako kawano (High School Fleet, Nanatsu no Taizai: Prisoners of the Sky) is in charge of the direction of the feature film at the studios A-1 Pictures.
  • Kento Toya (Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu, Nanbaka) is in charge of character design.
  • Yuki Kajiura (Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Fate / stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel, Kara no Kyoukai, Kimetsu no Yaiba) is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.

Sword Art Online: Progressive Synopsis

“There is no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die… ”A month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba’s deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players have already died. Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both wish to fight alone. However, they are drawn to face challenges from within and without together. Since the entire virtual world they live in has been created as a death trap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are beginning to despair, and despair makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that loneliness equates to suicide, can the two of them overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and thus survive? Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online story that begins at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna’s epic adventure, in the first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!

Source: Official Twitter Account

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