Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night release date, theme song artist revealed by new movie trailer PV

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

A new Sword Art Online -Progressive -Scherzo of Deep Night movie trailer was released ahead of the film’s premiere on September 10, 2022, in Japan.

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.

The action-packed trailer PV shows Kirito and Asuna joining forces with Argo, Egil, and Mito (the anime-original character introduced in Sword Art Online -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night) to fight the boss.

Along with the trailer PV, a key visual and information regarding the theme song of the film were also released. The artist for the film’s theme song, “Shinzo” or “Heart”, is Eir Aoi. The single is set to launch on September 7, 2022.

Here is the trailer PV released by the production team on the Aniplex Youtube Channel:

Screening event

A special advance completion screening event is scheduled to take place on August 24, 2022, at Shinjuku Wald 9 theatre in Tokyo. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Voice Actor of Kirito) and Eir Aoi will be in attendance. The ticket price is 2,500 yen, and you can check out this link for more information on the event.

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.

Here is the key visual released by the production team:

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.

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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