Sword Art Online -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night movie release date delayed by COVID

Visuals from Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night-
Kirito looks at the boss in Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night-. Pic credit: A-1 Pictures

The Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night release date has been delayed due to delay in production due to the nationwide spread of the new coronavirus infection in Japan. The movie was initially scheduled to be released on September 10, 2022.

The production staff has apologized for any inconvenience and announced that the new release date would soon be updated on the official website.

The movie was first announced back in November 2021 on the Sword Art Online -Progressive – Hoshi Naki Yoru no Aria (Sword Art Online -Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night) official website.

A special advance completion screening event, which was scheduled to take place on August 24, 2022, at Shinjuku Wald 9 theatre in Tokyo, has been canceled due to the postponement of the movie release.

The ticket price of the event was 2,500 yen, and it has been announced that the price would be refunded. You can check out this link to learn more about the refund.

The original soundtrack of the movie, which was scheduled to be released on September 9, 2022, has also been postponed. The new release date will be updated on the official website at a later date.

Key visual for Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night-
The main characters from Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night-. Pic credit: A-1 Pictures.

Cast and staff of Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night

The main cast of the movie includes:

  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Kirito
  • Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna
  • Shiori Izawa as Argo
  • Inori Minase as Mito
  • Yusuke Kobayashi as Morte

The main staff is returning from Aria of a Starless Night. Ayako Kounou is directing the movie at A-1 Pictures. Kento Toya is designing the characters. He is also the Chief Animation Director. Yuki Kajiura is composing the music.

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More about the series

Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night- is the second film in the Sword Art Online Progressive light novel series. Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, which is the first anime film in the series, premiered in Japan in October 2021. It also premiered worldwide in more than 40 countries.

The anime series is based on the Sword Art Online: Progressive light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The story serves as an expanded retelling of Sword Art Online’s Aincrad storyline. And the new movie is adapting the fourth volume of the series, which means we’ll be jumping to the fifth floor of the castle.

For more information on the series, you can visit the official Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night anime website.

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