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Sword Art Online Anime Film Project Revealed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
A-1 Pictures, director Tomohiko Ito, character designer Shingo Adachi return for film featuring new story

A stage event at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 event revealed on Sunday that Reki Kawahara's Sword Art Online light novel series is inspiring a new anime film. Dengeki Online also began streaming an announcement video on Sunday that highlights the previous entries in the series and reveals the film project.

The film project will be a completely new anime work, and 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. Kawahara is writing a new story for the film.

Kadokawa will reveal more information about the film in the next issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine on October 10.

The event also revealed that a new soundtrack collection featuring 131 songs titled Sword Art Online Music Collection will ship in Japan on January 27. It will feature Yuki Kajiura's music from the series and previously unreleased tracks on four CDs with a bonus Blu-ray Disc (for footage from Kajiura's live performance at the February 1 "Sword Art Online: Sing All Overtures" event).

Illustrator abec will have an art collection book, and fans can vote for which characters will appear on the cover.

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