Various press releases reported that the film by A-1 Pictures, Sword Art Online: Progressive – Kuraki Yuuyami without Scherzo (Sword Art Online: Progressive - Scherzo by Deep Night) scored first results position in his first weekend in Japan, which included Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23, 2022.
The film grossed more than 323 million yen (over $2.16 million) through more than 198,688 tickets sold in the 240 theaters (including IMAX) where available. On the other hand, the film premiered in Japanese theaters on October 22nd and it is possible that there are plans to release it in cinemas in Mexico and Latin America, as was the case with the first film.
The film was originally scheduled to be released on September 10th, but was even delayed due to complications in production caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, this film adapts the fifth volume of the light novels, which is described as follows:
- The fifth floor of Aincrad is a dimly lit area of ruins and relics. in the During beta testing, this floor was the scene of many PKs (Player Kills), so Asuna asks Kirito for a Player vs. Player duel lesson. Asuna considers Kirito to be a very wise and trustworthy person, but she is very dependent on him. For this reason, she will try to gradually make herself independent of him on this floor.
- Ayako Kuno (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Tor: Jieitai Kanochi Night, Kaku Tatakaeri) is responsible for directing the feature film at the studios A-1 Pictures.
- Kento Toya (Angel Beats!, Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu) meanwhile is in charge of character design and animation direction Yasuyuki Kai is responsible for the design of the monsters.
- Yuki Kajiura (Kimetsu no Yaiba, Boku dake ga Inai Machi, Fate/Zero) is responsible for composing the soundtrack.
Sword Art Online Progressive Summary
This is a story that goes back before "Lightning Flash" and "The Black Swordsman" were known by those names. The day Asuna Yuuki donned the NerveGear, she was a third-grader who had never touched a game. On November 6, 2022, the world's first VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online, will be officially released. But the players, still delighted to have connected, are suddenly caught up in the game as the gamemaster denies them any chance to get out. The gamemaster gives them this warning: "This may be a game, but it's not something to play with".
If a player dies in-game, they die in real life too. Hearing this, players panic and chaos ensues. One of those players is Asuna, but while she still doesn't know the rules of this world, she's on her way to conquer Aincrad, the floating iron castle whose top is too high to see. As the days pass in this world where death is never far away, she has a fateful encounter. And then a farewell. Despite being at the mercy of reality before her very eyes, Asuna fights with all her might until someone appears in front of her: the cold swordsman Kirito...
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