Aniplex of America Inc. announced "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" animated film's US release that will premier in Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on the first of March next year. The film will also be releasing simultaneously in other one thousand theatres worldwide on February 18 next year.
Tickets for the event are now accessible for purchase on the official website since last Tuesday, November 15. ELEVEN ARTS will be responsible for the circulation of "Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale". It will be released in its original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
The story will take place after the events of anime version of "Sword Art Online" season 2 as told by the "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" official website. According to the trailer a new device called the Augma is developed in 2026, but unlike the NerveGear and its successor Amusphere, it does not have a full dive function and instead uses the so-called Augmented Reality (AR).
The Augma is way beyond than its forerunners as it is similar into a small pair of headphones that broadcasts data to the players while they are awake. This resulted into an instant hit because of its safe and user-friendly features.
Kirito and his friends will play "Ordinal Scale", a popular game developed exclusively for Augma. The catch of the game will be its "Ranking System" which identifies the players' rank with the help of ordinal numbers. As they play the game, they will soon realize that the game is not as safe and not as fun as they know.
The story for "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale" was made by the original author of the series, Reki Kawahara, which takes place after the Mother's Rosario arc. The production team together with cast from the anime series will be having a reunion to work on the project. Among them are Tomohiko the director, Shingo Adachi for character design and the return of Yuki Kajiura to score the music.