Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night To Receive Cinematic Release in the UK

FUNimation UK, in partnership with Aniplex of America, have announced that the feature-length movie Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night will receive a cinematic release in the UK in the near future.

At this moment in time specific details, and a release timing for the UK, have not been provided, but it will be available in the United States and Canada on 3rd December 2021 as well as Australia and New Zealand on 9th December 2021. The new trailer on the Aniplex of America YouTube Channel also says that the film will be presented in both subbed and dubbed formats, with IMAX available in participating locations, when screened in the United States. An official website is also available.

Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night acts as the amine movie adaptation of Sword Art Online Progressive light novel that focuses more on Asuna but also expands upon the source material with the inclusion of an anime original character known as Mito.

This is a tale of the time before “Lightning Flash” and “The Black Swordsman” were known by those names…

The day that she happened to don the NerveGear, Asuna Yuuki was a third-year middle school student who’d never even touched an online game before.

On November 6, 2022, the world’s first VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online, is officially launched. But the players, still euphoric over having logged in, suddenly find themselves trapped inside the game when the Game Master deprives them of any way to log out.

The Game Master then gives them this warning “This may be a game, but it’s not something you play.” If a player dies in-game, they die in the real world.

Hearing this, all of the players panic, and pandemonium reigns.

One of those players is Asuna, but despite not yet knowing the rules of this world, she sets off to conquer the floating iron castle, Aincrad, whose peak is too high to be seen.

As the days go by in this world where death is never very far away, she has a fateful encounter. And then, a parting…

Though she’s at the mercy of the reality before her eyes, Asuna fights on with all her might, until someone appears before her: the aloof swordsman, Kirito…

Sword Art Online The Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night will receive a cinematic release in the UK in the near future with further screening details to be confirmed by FUNimation UK.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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