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New PV of SAO Progressive Movie- Aria of a Starless

Though the movie was released in Japan on October 30th, 2021, the production is still making the global release effort. On November 9th, 2021, the official YouTube channel of Aniplex presented a new PV for SAO Progressive Movie. However, the promotional video dropped some heavy spoilers about the movie. Furthermore, the video’s description gave details about the plot, cast, and staff members of the film. Hence, let’s get into all the details which the PV provided.

The New PV of SAO Progressive Movie

Aniplex streamed an almost two-minute-long PV for the film on November 9th, 2021. The promotional video exhibited the protagonist, i.e., Asuna’s journey through the first season. Not only did the footage reveal Asuna’s journey, but it also gave the summary of the movie through short clips. Moreover, the video started with Asuna reminiscing about her friend Mito who introduced her to the game Sword Art Online. Next, Asuna and Mito go on the journey to survive the harsh game. Also, they meet Kirito(the protagonist of SAO), who helps them through tough times. In addition, the video also covered LiSA’s song Yuke, which is the theme song for the SAO Progressive Movie. Nevertheless, the video also foreshadowed a particular character’s death. Hence, Spoilers Alert.

The Staff of Movie:

  • Original / Story Draft: Reki Kawahara
  • Original illustration / Character Design Draft: abec
  • Director: Ayako Kono
  • Character design/animation director: Kento Totani
  • Action Director Monster Design: Yasuyuki Kai
  • Sub-character Design: Aya Akizuki, Tomomi Ishikawa, Keisuke Watanabe
  • Prop design: Hisashi Higashijima
  • Art Director: Yusa Ito
  • Art setting: Akihiro Hirasawa
  • Color design: Naomi Nakano
  • Cinematographer: Yuki Oshima
  • CG Director: Kengo Oda, Hiroshi Nakajima
  • 2D Works: Yohei Miyahara, Kaori Seki
  • Edited by: Kiyoshi Hirose
  • Music: Yuki Kajiura
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
  • Effects: Yasumasa Koyama
  • Sound production: Sonilud
  • Produced by: EGG FIRM/Straight Edge, A-1 Pictures
  • Distribution: Aniplex
  • Production: SAO-P Project

The cast of SAO Progressive Movie

  • Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
  • Asuna: Haruka Tomatsu
  • Mito: Inori Minase
  • Klein: Hiroaki Hirata
  • Egil: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Silica: Rina Hidaka
  • Diavel: Nobuyuki Hiyama
  • Kibaou: Tomokazu Seki
  • Masahiko Kayaba: Koichi Yamadera


More About SAO Progressive Movie

Apart from the original anime series, Aria of a Starless Night follows Asuna’s adventure during the anime’s first season. The movie introduces us to Misumi Tozawa or Mito, who’s Asuna’s real-life friend and the one who introduces her to the game. Moreover, the film shows Asuna’s character development from a soft-spoken homebound girl to an independent and bold warrior. Despite the movie having a few moments of Kirito, it has been a hit in Japan. Since the SAO Progressive Movie depicts Asuna’s journey, it was beneficial for the audience to focus more on its actual protagonist. Hence, with some action sequences and tear-jerking moments, the movie is a must-watch for SAO fans. All the anime seasons and OVAs of SAO are available on Crunchyroll, Netflix, Funimation, and Hulu. However, the movie still hasn’t got any official global release.

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