Sword Art Online: Progressive Movie - Hoshi Naki Yoru no Aria

Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night

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Synonyms: SAO Progressive Movie, Aria in the Starless Night, Hoshinaki Yoru no Aria
Japanese: 劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ 星なき夜のアリア
English: Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night
French: Sword Art Online the Movie :Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 30, 2021
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: GameGame
Duration: Unknown
Rating: None


Score: 8.011 (scored by 709709 users)
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Ranked: #5482
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Popularity: #1326
Members: 131,332
Favorites: 1,381

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"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?

Sword Art Online: Progressive is a new version of the Sword Art Online tale that starts at the beginning of Kirito and Asuna's epic adventure—on the very first level of the deadly world of Aincrad!

(Source: Yen Press)


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Kouno, Ayako
Kai, Yasuyuki
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
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"Yuke (往け(ゆけ))" by LiSA

Oct 29, 2021
Xnovazero (All reviews)
The friendship with companions never rust. Get up. Ring out. She is not the only one.
What's beyond that is hope or despair. It's up to her to decide. Fight and overthrow. Together with powerful faith.

Sword Art Online is one of the biggest popular franchises and the game's name. It's an MMORPG with a death game system that can't log out. Progressive is written as Aincrad arc's reconstruction. MC is also different. Asuna is the key person. She is a sensitive and elegant girl who has an affluent family and good-natured friends. I empathized with her in some scenes. Because she can choose the battlefield to read more
Oct 30, 2021
tuyetthan8x (All reviews)
I found a story on Twitter that goes like this:
"My oldest daughter who is always lazy today set the clock and got up by herself at 6:30, just to go see SAO.
The second daughter also likes SAO so I'll probably let her take her along."
SAOP quick review. But really, there's not much to say.
Visual: above average. This year, I have Eva, Belle... all of them are terrible, so when I returned to SAO, I found it lagging quite a bit. Just a little better than the 2012 tv series, not even compared to Alicization.
Story: Pretty good. It's funny to say that this time it's the read more
Oct 30, 2021
JongoPorgo (All reviews)
It's no surprise that SAO is one of the most significant franchises in the anime industry. No matter how each of us feels about it. We're not maniacs, are we?

I don't even know what to say. Perfect balance. The pacing is great, the visuals and the story are well adapted. (even including Mito) Music from Yuki Kajiura, as usual Godtear. If you are a fan of the franchise, then this is one hundred percent win. But even for people unfamiliar with original anime it will be interesting, or even become the door to the franchise.

I went to see the movie with a friend of read more
Oct 30, 2021
starmiya_miyuki (All reviews)
This movie is completely asuna's story. Main character in this movie is asuna and it extremly suits for me. asuna's point of view is so fresh.
It is good points to describe the reason why asuna who don't want to play games decide to play "sword art online".
I was moved by this passage "In this world, I can't decide how to live but can decide how to die". It is so cool passage, isn't it ??
I recommend this movie to not only boys but girls too. Because we can get courage by asuna's fighting.
I haven't read "progressive series" but I have excited.
I want anyone who likes read more


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