The Trailer for ‘Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night’ Has Arrived!

Ahead of its Japanese release next month, the full trailer for the upcoming anime film Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night has been released.

After a number of teases, we’re finally just over a month away from the next Sword Art Online movie being released in theaters, albeit only in Japan for the time being. With the release being so close, on October 30, 2021 in Japan, it was high time a full trailer was released for the film and that’s what came out today. Not only do we finally have our full look at what the story will be about, the trailer also features the movie’s theme song “Yuke” by LiSA.

If you’re not familiar with the specific story of Sword Art Online Progressive, it more or less follows the early days of the Aincrad arc (i.e. the first season of the anime) but from Asuna’s point of view instead of Kirito’s.

And as the trailer indicates, there’s a LOT that happened to Asuna before she became the fearless Vice-Commander of the Knights of the Blood Oath:

“There’s no way to beat this game. The only difference is when and where you die…”
One month has passed since Akihiko Kayaba’s deadly game began, and the body count continues to rise. Two thousand players are already dead.
Kirito and Asuna are two very different people, but they both desire to fight alone. Nonetheless, they find themselves drawn together to face challenges from both within and without. Given that the entire virtual world they now live in has been created as a deathtrap, the surviving players of Sword Art Online are starting to get desperate, and desperation makes them dangerous to loners like Kirito and Asuna. As it becomes clear that solitude equals suicide, will the two be able to overcome their differences to find the strength to believe in each other, and in so doing survive?

There’s no word on when Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night will see a US release, but i’m hopeful there will be one since Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale was also released in US theaters.

Until then, I’m going to rewatch this beautiful trailer and wait for the day I can see this movie!

What do you think of the full trailer for Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night?

SOURCEAnime Corner
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Armed with a PhD. in Musicology, Becky spends much of her time blogging about movie music on her blog Film Music Central when she isn't otherwise occupied watching movies and her favorite anime series.