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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Cinema Release in March 2017

posted on 2016-10-29 11:56 EDT
To be released by Anime Limited

Anime Limited has announced at the MCM London Comic Con that it will give a UK cinema release to Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale in March 2017.

The film will open in Japan on February 18 in 150 theaters. Aniplex of America confirmed the film's overseas release. The company describes the movie's story:

It's just a game,or so I thought..

A brand new story written by original author, Reki Kawahara!! People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world was starting to spread into reality!! As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again.

The film will feature a returning cast from the previous two anime series, including:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kirito
  • Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna
  • Rina Hidaka as Silica/Keiko
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Lisbeth/Rika
  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Sinon/Shino
  • Hiroaki Hirata as Klein/Ryotaro
  • Kanae Ito as Yui
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Leafa/Suguha
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as Agil/Andrew
  • Kouichi Yamadera as Akihiko Kayaba

The film's all-new original story takes place after the Mother's Rosario arc, which was the final arc depicted in the TV anime's second season. Original light novel author Reki Kawahara is writing the new story for the film. Tomohiko Ito is returning from the two TV anime series and the anime special to direct the film at A-1 Pictures. Shingo Adachi is also returning from the TV anime to design the characters based on abec's original character designs, and Yuki Kajiura is returning to score the music.


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