The Crunchyroll animated feature, "Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive-Scherzo of Deep Night", directed by Ayako Kono, based on the novels by Reki Kawahara, will screen in theaters February 3, 2023:
"...the world’s first 'Sword Art Online' became a game of death. Over a month has passed since 10,000 users were trapped inside the game world. 'Asuna', who cleared the first floor of the floating iron castle of 'Aincrad', joined up with 'Kirito' and continued her journey to reach the top floor. With the support of female 'Information Broker Argo', clearing the floors seemed to be progressing smoothly.
"Then conflict erupts between two major guilds who should be working together, including top player groups 'Aincrad Liberation Squad' and the 'Dragon Knights Brigade'. But behind the scenes exists a mysterious figure all the while, pulling the strings….
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