Sword Art Online Progressive Sequel SAO Scherzo Dark Dusk Release Date in Fall 2022

Sword Art Online Progressive Sequel Movie Will Release in Fall 2022

Sword Art Online Progressive – Scherzo of a Dark Dusk, the sequel film in the SAO Progressive movie series, will release in fall 2022. Aniplex released a new key visual for the upcoming film, featuring Asuna and Kirito facing off against a large, golem-like being. Notably, the movie poster also reveals a few of the movie’s confirmed cast, which includes some familiar faces.

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The SAO Progressive film franchise is a reboot of the original Sword Art Online light novel series, written by the series creator Reki Kawahara. Specifically, the Progressive movies will cover the early days of the Sword Art Online VRMMORPG. Scherzo of a Dark Dusk is the sequel to the first SAO Progressive movie, Aria of a Starless Night, which told its story from the perspective of long-standing protagonist Asuna. Aria of a Starless Night debuted in North American theaters back in December 2021.

Scherzo of a Dark Dusk will have veteran voice actors Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu return as Kirito and Asuna, respectively. Furthermore, the movie poster confirms that Argo will return in the sequel movie. Shiori Izawa will reprise her role as Argo. Further information about the movie’s main staff and studios is available on the movie’s official website.

You can get a better look at the Sword Art Online Progressive – Scherzo of a Dark Dusk key visual ahead of the film’s release below:

Sword Art Online Progressive Sequel SAO Scherzo Dark Dusk Release

Aniplex announced the sequel movie back in November 2021. It’s unclear when Scherzo of a Dark Dusk might head to western theaters. However, it’s worth noting that Aria of a Starless Night debuted in North America a little more than a month after it released in Japan on October 30, 2021.

Sword Art Online Progressive sequel movie Scherzo of a Dark Dusk will release in Japan sometime during fall 2022.


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