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'Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale' Scheduled for 2017

by arsonal
Mar 13, 12:15 AM | 63 Comments
Further details on the previously announced original Sword Art Online movie were revealed at Sunday's Dengeki Bunko Spring Festival 2016. Titled Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale, it will open in theaters in Japan in 2017.

Aniplex will begin selling tickets for the movie at AnimeJapan 2016 at the end of March. Each ticket costs ¥1,500 and comes with a bonus B2 poster of the movie's key visual (pictured). Author Reki Kawahara and the movie's producers are also scheduled to attend Sakura-Con in Seattle on March 26 to provide more information.

Tomohiko Itou returns to direct the movie at animation studio A-1 Pictures. Animator Shingo Adachi is once again adapting the original character designs by abec, while Yuki Kajiura is composing the music. An official website has opened with more information on the setting of the new work.

AR (Augmented Reality) Type Information Terminal "Augma" is a next-generation, wearable multi-device that looks like a pair of small headphones. In terms of size and portability, it is far superior to the existing VR machine Amusphere. Augma doesn't have a full-dive function; however, its AR function is greatly enhanced to compensate for it. It can transmit visual, audio, and tactual sensation data to players while they are awake, thus enabling the users to enjoy fitness and health management like a game.

Ordinal Scale is an ARMMORPG that was designed exclusively for Augma. Following its release, it has become the most discussed game due to its advanced technology. In this game, players can raise their rank by collecting items that appear in various places in the real world and by defeating monsters. This "Ranking System" is the main feature of the game, and in this system, each player's status is determined by their rank which is indicated by an ordinal number instead of a cardinal number. As the result, high ranking players are given overwhelming power, and often rank has become a major factor in deciding the outcome of a PvP battle.

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Source: Dengeki Online

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It'll hopefully be better than the new Accel World movie, I haven't seen it, but the first 40 minutes is just a recap and the movie itself is set after the recent novels, confusing the fuck out of the people who only watched the anime.

The new SAO movie better not also have half of it be a recap like the Accel World movie or over an HOUR like Extra Edition was, THAT "movie" was a waste of time. What was the fucking point of them?

Aug 12, 2:42 AM by Coreylordo

so much sword art online oversaturation im so sick of seeing anything about it

Aug 12, 2:28 AM by Zjj

I am super excited about this! Despite all of the hate it gets, I love Sword Art Online.

Aug 11, 11:03 AM by pinkraichu

The real question is, will Eugeo finally be animated?
and will there be hotz yaoiz?

Aug 10, 5:11 PM by Wurcid

Just to clear things up.

SAO Ordinal Scale timeline will be after Gun Gale and before Underworld. It is also announced that SAO s3 will arrive before Ordinal Scale. I might be stating the obvious since we all already see the characters and Shinon is there but Im just saying . Yes its 2017, I know it sucks to wait but seeing the SAO UW is coming out before the movie, it should keep us occupied for the time being. My prediction is that the movie will release some where mid year but if we're lucky then early year

Jun 26, 7:58 AM by Jjlim

Gotta earn that R rating, eh?

Jun 17, 8:00 PM by malvarez1

I hope they finally fuck. :L

Jun 17, 4:44 PM by eGirlSlaying

DragonSlayer_19 said:
Phxlippe said:
please god help us all

Don't watch if you don't like the series . It's simple (unless you're a masochist? :p) .
rumbled you xxxxx

May 25, 6:22 AM by Phxlippe

Phxlippe said:
Kuma said:
because why not??
please god help us all

Don't watch if you don't like the series . It's simple (unless you're a masochist? :p) .

May 24, 3:15 AM by DragonSlayer_19

Will watch for Asuna. (hope she's actually in it this time... more likely Kirito will get a new harem member...)

May 23, 8:30 PM by BurntJelly

Kuma said:
Phxlippe said:
because why not??
please god help us all

May 22, 3:54 PM by Phxlippe

Phxlippe said:
because why not??

May 22, 3:51 PM by Kuma


May 22, 3:36 PM by Phxlippe

Well I'm really interested in watching this in 2017 but when would it be put on crunchyroll,...? Because its an movie so I thought it would take atleast half a year to be blu-ray or just dvd published.

May 11, 1:31 PM by Funergy

Will watch...Not expecting much from it though.

Mar 27, 7:40 AM by Kryptiq

If this is coming out in 2017 then i wonder how long we're gonna have to wait for season 3.

Mar 24, 9:26 PM by asume5

Welp, I guess that means I'm heading to Japan in 2017 then..

Since this is the missing link between Rosario and Alicization, Season 3 better be announced. Though with the amount of content that they have to cover for Alicization, they might as well announce Season 3 AND 4 together..... and maybe a Season 5 too :P

Mar 23, 2:48 AM by L-Ryoshi

I want to get off Mr. Kawahara's wild ride.

Mar 18, 9:13 AM by KaoruMatsuoka

Wondercabage said:
so what happened to SAO season 3? did they decide to make this movie instead? im a little sad now...

The S3 will most likely be announced at the end of the movie, just like with Extra Edition.

The movie is an anime original bonus story that kind of ties into how Accel World novels are connected to SAO, it seems

Mar 18, 8:18 AM by Fai

Finally, the trailer has been announced... and I'm totally hyped about this one, but what I'm really hoping is that some of the characters not being built again with another same plot lines. And... for that 2017 though xD, well let's just wait for it, for SAO! :)
(My reaction went just like this: )

Mar 18, 3:41 AM by Iorisu

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