Sword Art Online Progressive 2 / Second Film Release in 2022
The second film is titled “Sword Art Online Progressive The Movie: Scherzo of Deep Night” (jap.: “Kuraki Yuuyami no Scherz”) and is scheduled to hit Japanese theaters later next year. Further details are pending at this time.
The first film, “Sword Art Online Progressive The Movie: Aria of the Starless Night,” opened in Japanese theaters on October 30, 2021. Studio A-1 Pictures was responsible for the production of the evening filler, with Ayako Kawano directing. An international theatrical release in more than 40 countries is expected within the next few months.
“Sword Art Online: Progressive” is a more detailed retelling of the “Aincrad” arc that includes some sections that did not appear in the original series. The light novel is written by original author Reki Kawahara and has been published in Japan since October 2012.