News Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale Film Unveils New Cast, Visual
posted on 2016-03-27 23:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aniplex USA unveiled more cast, character designs, and a new visual for the Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film during Sakura Con on Saturday, and the film's website also updated on the same day.
Shingo Adachi drew the new visual, showing Kirito and Asuna in their "Ordinal Scale" outfits.
The newly announced cast shows the characters Silica, Lisbeth, Sinon, and Klein in their "Ordinal Scale" outfits.
The cast for the newly revealed characters reprise their roles from the original television anime series:
The site previously revealed the "Ordinal Scale" characters designs for Kirito and Asuna.
Aniplex USA previously streamed a trailer for the film earlier this month.
The film will open in Japan in 2017.
"Ordinal Scale" is the name of a game after "Sword Art Online" and "Gun Gale Online." The game uses a new augmented reality device called "Augma." The English website describes "Augma" as follows:
A next-generation, wearable multi-device that looks like a pair of small headphones. In terms of size and portability, it is far superior to the existing VR machine “Amusphere.” Augma doesn't have a full-dive function, however, its AR function is greatly enhanced to compensate for it. It can transmit visual, audio and tactual sensation data to players while they are awake, thus enabling the users to enjoy fitness and health management like a game.
Additionally, the site describes the "Ordinal Scale" game as follows:
“Ordinal Scale,” an ARMMO-RPG that was designed exclusively for “Augma.” Following its release, it has become the most discussed game due to its advanced technology. In this game, players can raise their rank by collecting items that appear in various places in the real world and by defeating monsters. This “Ranking System” is the main feature of the game, and in this system, each player's status is determined by their rank which is indicated by an ordinal number instead of a cardinal number. As the result, high ranking players are given overwhelming power and often rank has become a major factor in deciding the outcome of a PvP battle.
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.