It was announced that “Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night” will also be available on nationwide IMAX theatres on the release date (October 30, 2021) of the normal theatres, and the IMAX poster has been revealed. Also, the IMAX unveiling screening event with the appearance of Matsuoka Yoshitsugu and Tomatsu Haruka will be held prior to the release date.
“Sword Art Online” series (“Dengeki Bunko” Publishing) is a light novel by Kawahara Reki, who won the “Grand Prize” of the 15th Dengeki Light Novel Award. The story takes place in the next generation VRMMORPY “Sword Art Online”, and the story is center on the main protagonist, Kirito. The popularity is growing since the release of the first volume of the light novel in April 2009, and as of 2021, it has become a big hit that has more than 26 million copies in circulation.
“Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night” depicts Asuna perspective during the “Aincrad Arc” and it is written by the original creator, Kawahara Reki. It was announced that this movie will also be available in nationwide IMAX theatres.
The specification of the IMAX, such as the tremendous footage on the large screen, the high-quality sound, and the immersive design, will help you to experience the magnificent game world with your whole body.
Prior to the release of the movie, the IMAX unveiling screening event has been decided. After the screening, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu (voice of Kirito) and Tomatsu Haruka (voice of Asuna) will appear.
“Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night” will be released on October 30, 2021 (Saturday), and it will also be available on nationwide IMAX theatres at the same time.
■”Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night” IMAX Unveiling Screening Event
【Date and Time】 5:00 PM, September 15 (Wednesday) (Movie is 97 minutes), Stage Greeting after Screening (Planned)
【Venue】T-Joy Prince Shinagawa
【Guests (Planned)】Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Tomatsu Haruka ※The guests might change without prior notice
【Ticket Price】Selected Seat: 2,600 JPY; Premium Seat: 3,600 JPY
【Ticket Sales Channel】Available on “Ticket Pia”
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■ Application Period: 6:00 PM, September 1 (Wednesday) to 11:00 AM, September 10 (Friday)
■ Winner Announcement: 6:00 PM, September 10 (Friday)
■ Ticket Exchangeable date: From 10:00 AM, September 11 (Saturday)
Original Creator/ Original Idea: Kawahara Reki (“Dengeki Bunko” Publishing)
Original Illustrator/ Original Character Design: abec
Director: Kouno Ayako
Assistant Director/ Monster Design: Kai Yasuyuki
Character Design/ General Art Director: Toya Kento
Sub Character Design: Akizuki Aya, Ishikawa Tomomi, Watanabe Keisuke
Prop Design: Tojima Hisashi
Art Director: Itou Yusa
Background: Hirazawa Akihiro
Coloring: Nakano Naomi
Photography Director: Ooshima Yuki
CG Director: Oda Kengo, Nakajima Hiroshi
2D Works: Miyahara Yohei, Seki Kaori
Editor: Hirose Kiyoshi
Music: Kajiura Yuki
Sound Director: Iwanami Yoshikazu
Sound Effect: Koyama Yasumasa
Sound Production: Sonilude
Producer: Egg Firm, Straight Edge
Developer: A-1 Pictures
Production: SAO-P Project
Kirito: Matsuoka Yoshitsugu
Asuna: Tomatsu Haruka
Mito: Minase Inori
(C) 2020 Kawahara Reki/ KADOKAWA/ SAO-P Project