Sword Art Online: Scherzo of Deep Knight: Key visual reveals launch date

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After “Sword Art Online the Movie Progressive: Aria of a Starlees Knight” was released in Japanese cinemas last year, it is now known when the successor Sword Art Online: Scherzo of Deep Knight will be released.

Sword Art Online: Scherzo of Deep Knight Anime Film

Today, for example, a brand new key visual for the sequel film was released, which reveals the concrete launch date. Accordingly, the film is scheduled to start on September 10, 2022 in Japanese cinemas. The most important members of the production team and the cast of the first film are also on board again for the second film “Scherzo of Deep Knight”.

Sword Art Online: Scherzo of Deep Knight Visual

Sword Art Online: Scherzo of Deep Knight Anime
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The first film entitled “Sword Art Online the Movie Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night” celebrated its Japanese theatrical premiere on October 30, 2021. Ayako Kawano (episode director of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso – Seconds in Minor; GATE) directed the film at A-1 Pictures. The original character designs of abec were this time adapted by Kento Toya (including Sword Art Online Alicization) for the animation. Yasuyuki Kai (including Haikyu!!) was responsible for directing the action scenes, while Yuki Kajiura (Demon Slayer, Sword Art Online) composed the music. The singer LiSA was responsible for the theme song “Yuke”.

“Sword Art Online: Progressive” is a light novel that has been published in Japan since October 2012. From June 2013 to February 2018, a manga adaptation of Kiseki Himura appeared in “Dengeki G’s” magazine, which has been continued by illustrator Shiomi Miyoshi since the beginning of 2021.

Sword Art Online: Scherzo of Deep Knight Trailer

Sword Art Online: Scherzo of Deep Knight Action

Asuna is a model student who spends her time just preparing for the next exams. But that comes to an end when she is drawn into the virtual world of Sword Art Online. To get back to her old life, she sets her mind on perfecting her gaming skills to finish the game. Impressed by her determination, she soon receives support from hardcore gamer Kirito. Will they make it together?