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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night Tickets Now on Sale

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Get ready for Asuna and Kirito to head to the big screen once again as Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night comes to theaters in February 2023! Fans in the United States and Canada can now start purchasing tickets at Fandango for the English dub and subtitled releases. 


Ticket information for the February 1 release in the United Kingdom and Ireland and the February 2 release in Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date. 


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Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night


The first movie, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, was released in Japan in October 2021. Aniplex of America announced on November 18 that Scherzo of Deep Night would have theatrical screenings in February 2023, as well as announcing the English dub cast. Ayako Kono is the director for both films, based on the light novel series by Reki Kawahara. Kento Toya handles the character designs, Yuki Kajiura in charge of music, and A-1 Pictures handling the animation production.


Aniplex describes the movie:


The world’s first VRMMORPG (Sword Art Online) became a game of death. Over a month has passed since 10,000 users were trapped inside the game world. Asuna, who cleared the first floor of the floating iron castle of Aincrad, joined up with Kirito and continued her journey to reach the top floor. With the support of female Information Broker Argo, clearing the floors seemed to be progressing smoothly, but…


Conflict erupts between two major guilds who should be working together – the top player groups ALS (the Aincrad Liberation Squad) and DKB (the Dragon Knights Brigade). And meanwhile, behind the scenes exists a mysterious figure pulling the strings….


In a dangerous battle of death, there is an assault that differs from the threat, and it will involve Asuna and Kirito…!




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