The second film in the Sword Art Online -Progressive- anime series premiered in Japan on October 22.
Kodoani.com – Vietnamese film distributor Lotte Cinema posted a trailer with Vietnamese and English subtitles last Friday for Sword Art Online The Movie – Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night ( Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo ), the second film in the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- anime series. The trailer reveals that Odex will premiere the film in Vietnam on Friday.
The second film opened in Japan on October 22 after a delay and topped the box office charts in its first week of release. As of December 6, the film has earned a total of 1,076,475,134 yen (about US$7.97 million).
The film has the return of the cast. In addition, Kaede Hondo voices Liten and Yūsuke Kobayashi voices Morte.
Ayako Kohno (director of Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic, High School Fleet, The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky) returns to direct the film at A-1 Pictures, and Kento Toya (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments) returned to the character designs. Yasuyuki Kai is back as the action director, and Yuki Kajiura is back to compose the music. Eir Aoi performed the theme song “Shinzо̄” (Heart).
Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, the first anime in the project, opened in Japan in October 2021 and topped the box office in its first week of release. The film is shown in more than 40 countries and regions around the world.
The anime is based on the Sword Art Online: Progressive light novel series by Reki Kawahara. The series debuted in 2012 as a revised retelling of Kawahara’s original Sword Art Online novels. The story describes Kirito’s journey through the floating Aincrad castle from the very beginning, floor by floor.