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Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale Film's U.S. Ticket Sales Begin on Friday

posted on by Alex Mateo

Aniplex of America announced on Thursday that it will begin selling tickets for the upcoming Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film on Friday at 3:00 p.m. EST on the film's official website.

The film will screen in United States theaters on March 9. Eleven Arts is distributing the film in Japanese with English subtitles. Aniplex of America noted on Friday that the March 9 screening is a one-night Fathom Event, but also stated that the one-night release is "kicking off [Aniplex of America and Eleven Arts'] national release" of the film. Prior to the wide release, Aniplex of America will host a premiere event in Hollywood, California on March 1.

The film will open in Japan on February 18 in 150 theaters.

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. Kanda is also performing insert songs for the film.

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