Sword Art Online Progressive’s 2nd film gets key visual, release date

Asuna will most likely reprise her role as the central protagonist in the upcoming sequel (Image Credits: Reki Kawhara, abec/ASCII Media Works, Yen Press, Sword Art Online)

The highly anticipated second film of the Sword Art Online Progressive series has unveiled its first key visual and announced its release date, creating a wave of excitement among fans. Set to hit Japanese theaters on September 10, the film promises to deliver another captivating chapter in the Sword Art Online franchise.

The Sword Art Online Progressive films offer a fresh perspective on the original story, presenting it from different characters’ viewpoints. With the light novels and the first film adaptation receiving tremendous praise from both fans and critics, expectations are running high for this upcoming installment.

Titled Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of a Dark Knight, the second film’s key visual showcases a stunning artwork featuring Asuna, Kirito, and other beloved characters from the previous film. Asuna is likely to take the center stage as the central protagonist this time, giving viewers a deeper insight into her experiences within the virtual world.

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Drawing inspiration from the Scherzo volume of the Progressive light novels, the film is set to continue the adaptation of the previously unanimated Aincrad arc. This exciting news was accompanied by a teaser trailer released earlier in March 2022, offering a glimpse into the thrilling scenes awaiting fans in the film.

In addition to the film announcement, fans were treated to further revelations about the “TV Anime Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Countdown!” special. Scheduled to air on Tokyo MX and other local Japanese channels on July 2 at 12 AM JST, this special program will provide updates on the Progressive sequel film and the 10th anniversary project. Furthermore, a rerun of the series, known as “SAO Selection,” will commence on July 9, with the special unveiling details about this exciting rerun.

To extend the celebration of the series’ milestone, “The Art of Sword Art Online” exhibit will be held from July 2 to July 25 at the prestigious Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. This exhibition will showcase the remarkable artwork and immerse fans in the enchanting world of Sword Art Online. Lastly, a special 10th anniversary event is scheduled for November 6 in Tokyo, promising an unforgettable experience for devoted fans.

With the second Sword Art Online Progressive film on the horizon, along with a variety of accompanying events and festivities, fans can look forward to immersing themselves in the captivating universe of Sword Art Online and celebrating a decade of this beloved franchise.

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