Sword Art Online: Progressive Movie - Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo

Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Scherzo of Deep Night

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Japanese: 劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -プログレッシブ- 冥き夕闇のスケルツォ
English: Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive - Scherzo of Deep Night
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 22, 2022
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Theme: Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 1 hr. 40 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.681 (scored by 2982129,821 users)
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Ranked: #12242
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Popularity: #1988
Members: 100,087
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After vanquishing another boss and stepping through the gates of the fifth floor, the misfit duo Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki are greeted with a beautiful landscape of crumbling ruins and catacombs steeped in mystery. This idyllic adventure is short-lived, however. Tensions between the Dragon’s Knights Brigade and the Aincrad Liberation Squad—the two leading guilds focused on clearing Sword Art Online—continue to rise and threaten the fragile stability of the frontline raiding group.

Kirito and Asuna are forced to act quickly, making a desperate gamble and gathering a small number of allies for a dangerous mission. As a result, Asuna and Misumi "Mito" Tozawa must come to terms with their relationship after the near-tragedy that forced them apart on the first floor.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Futami, Yousuke
Aoki, Haruka
Assistant Producer
Kouno, Ayako
Kai, Yasuyuki


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Ending Theme

"心臓" by Eir Aoi


Oct 29, 2022
*Disclaimer: tried my best not to spoil anything. However, there could be very minor spoilers.

Sword Art Online: Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo is the second movie of the SAO’s progressive series. It covers the 4th volume of the progressive LN (mainly the 5th floor of Aincrad but some events take place on other floors). Overall, I think it’s great. Enjoyable story, fascinating animation, great characters, and epic music.

What I love the most about the progressive series is that they take it slow rather than just skipping all the floors and major events. Just like the first movie, the second movie did this, which is nice. ...
Dec 5, 2022
Mixed Feelings
The movie is a continuation of the first Progressive SAO - straight into a meaty fight scene right off the bat. The cinematography is so crisp that you won't want to take your eyes off the screen! This combined with the ear-pleasing sound effects made all the attacks from the Kirito gang so satisfying that it's almost like asmr!

...And that's about it :p

Aside from a cute furry being introduced, the movie felt like a copy and paste of an episode from season 1: a plot that was ok at best, a tonne of scenes with lore I didn't really care about (apart from the ones ...
Feb 9, 2023
The Progressive reimagining of SAO could have been an opportunity for Aincrad to be done right, but with the direction things are headed, it will still suffer all of the same problems of the original.

The biggest problem with the movie is that it doesn't really justify being a movie. The story feels like a filler arc because the central conflict is just about maintaining the existing status quo. The consequences of the conflict in the movie are not explored in the movie itself and is instead left as foreshadowing for what could happen in the future of the series. The story probably would have been ...

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Poll: Sword Art Online: Progressive Movie - Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherzo Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Koito91 - Nov 14, 2022
95 repliesby Goatpiece_2 »»
Yesterday, 7:37 AM
fan services...
Zlight19 - Jan 3
6 repliesby SkyCube »»
Sep 23, 10:43 AM
What do I have to watch to see this
RimuruTari - Mar 11
8 repliesby CarbonMD »»
Sep 11, 6:32 AM
adapting Light novels in movies format is pretty cool idea.
removed-user - Oct 15, 2022
6 repliesby CarbonMD »»
Sep 11, 6:31 AM
Cringe moments in the movie
LittleVixenpop - Feb 7
8 repliesby CarbonMD »»
Sep 11, 6:27 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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