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Sword Art Online Movie to Play in Over 150 Theaters in Japan

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The Dengeki Hobby Web site revealed on Sunday that the Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film will premiere in over 150 theaters in Japan. Pre-order tickets go on sale on July 16, and will come with a B2-size poster.

Aniplex of America presented a new English-subtitled trailer for the film during Anime Expo last Saturday.

The film will open in Japan next spring, and Aniplex confirmed that the movie will be released overseas.

The film's all-new original story will take 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 a 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.

[Via Yara-on!]

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