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Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale


Alternative Titles

English: Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-
Synonyms: Gekijouban Sword Art Online
Japanese: 劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール-

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 18, 2017
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.161 (scored by 64,727 users)
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Ranked: #3632
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Popularity: #424
Members: 163,036
Favorites: 1,842
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Synopsis

In 2026, four years after the infamous Sword Art Online incident, a revolutionary new form of technology has emerged: the Augma, a device that utilizes an Augmented Reality system. Unlike the Virtual Reality of the NerveGear and the Amusphere, it is perfectly safe and allows players to use it while they are conscious, creating an instant hit on the market. The most popular application for the Augma is the game Ordinal Scale, which immerses players in a fantasy role-playing game with player rankings and rewards.

Following the new craze, Kirito's friends dive into the game, and despite his reservations about the system, Kirito eventually joins them. While at first it appears to be just fun and games, they soon find out that the game is not all that it seems...

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Staff

Itou, Tomohiko
Director, Script
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
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Kawahara, Reki
Script, Original Creator
LiSA
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"Catch the Moment" by LiSA




More reviewsReviews

Feb 18, 2017
ZzLow96 (All reviews)
OK, this movie is stunning enough to make me write a review for the first time. I just came back from watching it. It was a full house at the cinema. It is rare to see a full house in my country when the theater is airing anime. This was a total shock!

Story: 10/10
The story is great. It is sort of like a mixture of tragedy, comedy and romance. Its sort like the mixture of SAO, ALO and GGO but mainly it revives that kind of feeling after you watch the original SAO. It makes me feel nostalgic.

Art: 9/10
For me, the art can read more
Feb 18, 2017
Cinefil_original (All reviews)
Going to keep this review spoiler free.
To make a clever analogy, Sword Art Online is similar to an apple that looks fresh on the outside but is all rotten inside. If you have ever heard of the "Rotten Apple" theory which states that one rotten apple can ruin an entire barrel, that is what I am affraid of.
Anime series similar to Sword Art Online will spread like mold in an old house, resulting in lowering the current set standards for a "good" show.

Intro:
Unfortunately the very premise of the show makes it hard to take seriously. A new innovative game "Ordinal Scale" is created and read more
Feb 18, 2017
Haoto_Akiyama (All reviews)
This was actually good, not disappointing I have to say...

Story: 7
The prologue isn't that good.. It starts off the end of their story. Which really doesn't give you any bad-thoughts such as someone dying or having the mood that it'll be like, meh.
You'll get to feel the tensity, but the answer to their "plot's" problem was obvious. But, I still like how they have a sad concept based on what it originally is. It brings everything back from the way it was like the SAO scenario.
And about Shino Asada. I liked the fact that she respected Kirito and Asuna as a couple even though she read more
Feb 18, 2017
DubstepKazoo (All reviews)
It's no secret by now that the SAO anime series was basically lackluster at best, combining lazy writing with shallow characters and only getting so much attention because of its brilliant character designs and astronomical production values. Ordinal Scale, though, was surprisingly good. Why?

Because for the first time, SAO became action-centric, rather than plot- or character-centric.

The TV anime focused heavily on its characters. The climax of the Aincrad arc was not Kirito beating the game (spoilers, I guess), but his last scene with Asuna. The Fairy Dance arc focused on its plot, and the Phantom Bullet and Mother's Rosario arcs were basically character studies. Since read more

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