On Saturday, July 2 (PST), two secret guests from the cast of the upcoming film, Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna) and Ayahi Takagaki (Lisbeth), surprised the audience by appearing at the SAO Festival held during the anime convention, Anime Expo 2016, in Los Angeles. Hearing the announcement that the movie would be opening in Japan in spring 2017, and later worldwide, the crowd of 3,000 SAO fans erupted in cheers! Also during this event, the first trailer – featuring scenes from the movie for the first time – as well as the latest key visuals drawn by character designer Shingo Adachi were unveiled.
An animated feature with a brand-new original story by author, Reki Kawahara! STORY
The NerveGear, the world’s first dedicated full-dive device developed by the genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba in 2022…a revolutionary machine that opened up infinite possibilities for the world of VR (Virtual Reality.) 4 years later…. A next-generation, wearable multi-device called the Augma has been released to compete with the NerveGear’s successor, the Amusphere. A cutting-edge machine boasting the ability to enhance AR (Augmented Reality) to the maximum, the Augma offers a safe, user-friendly experience, as it can be used while the player is awake, making it an instant hit. Its killer title is an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, “Ordinal Scale (a.k.a. OS).”
Kirito is about to join Asuna and the others as an Ordinal Scale player, but they’re about to find out that it isn’t all fun and games…
Original Story: Reki Kawahara (Dengeki Bunko / ASCII MEDIA WORKS)
Director: Tomohiko Ito
Character Design Concept: abec Character Design: Shingo Adachi Music: Yuki Kajiura
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures Distributed by Aniplex Inc. Produced by SAO MOVIE Project
Kirito (Kazuto Kirigaya): Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Asuna (Asuna Yuuki): Haruka Tomatsu
Yui: Kanae Ito
Sinon (Shino Asada): Miyuki Sawashiro Lisbeth (Rika Shinozaki): Ayahi Takagaki Silica (Keiko Ayano): Rina Hidaka
Klein (Ryotaro Tsuboi): Hiroaki Hirata Leafa (Suguha Kirigaya): Ayana Taketatsu Agil (Andrew Gilbert Mills): Hiroki Yasumoto Akihiko Kayaba: Koichi Yamadera
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Title: Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale –
Coming to Theaters: Spring, 2017 Nationwide First-run Release
Distributed by Aniplex Inc.