Sneak Peek: Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale

An animated feature with a brand-new original story by author, Reki Kawahara, the highly anticipated Sword Art Online movie, Ordinal Scale is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters in March 2017.

Set in a near-future earth, Ordinal Scale focuses on the NerveGear, the world’s first dedicated full-dive device developed by the genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba in 2022. It is a revolutionary machine that opened up infinite possibilities for the world of VR (Virtual Reality.)

Four years later… a next-generation, wearable multi-device called the Augma has been released to compete with the NerveGear’s successor, the Amusphere. A cutting-edge machine boasting the ability to enhance AR (Augmented Reality) to the maximum, the Augma offers a safe, user-friendly experience, as it can be used while the player is awake, making it an instant hit. Its killer title is an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, “Ordinal Scale (a.k.a. OS).”

Kirito is about to join Asuna and the others as an Ordinal Scale player, but they’re about to find out that it isn’t all fun and games…

Title: Sword Art Online The Movie – Ordinal Scale –
Coming to Theaters: Spring, 2017 Nationwide First-run Release
Distributed by Aniplex Inc.

Original Story: Reki Kawahara (Dengeki Bunko / ASCII MEDIA WORKS)
Director: Tomohiko Ito
Character Design Concept: abec
Character Design: Shingo Adachi
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Distributed by Aniplex Inc.
Produced by SAO MOVIE Project

Kirito (Kazuto Kirigaya): Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Asuna (Asuna Yuuki): Haruka Tomatsu
Yui: Kanae Ito
Sinon (Shino Asada): Miyuki Sawashiro
Lisbeth (Rika Shinozaki): Ayahi Takagaki
Silica (Keiko Ayano): Rina Hidaka
Klein (Ryotaro Tsuboi): Hiroaki Hirata
Leafa (Suguha Kirigaya): Ayana Taketatsu
Agil (Andrew Gilbert Mills): Hiroki Yasumoto
Akihiko Kayaba: Koichi Yamadera