Back when the movie Sword Art Online: Progressive was released in Japan in October 2021, a sequel was announced immediately after. The sequel called Sword Art Online: Progressive -Scherzo of the Deep Night- will be available to the Japanese audience in the latter part of 2022. For now, we have gotten the first poster for the sequel, as seen below:
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The sequel will cover the 5th floor of Aincrad and the story of the Laughing Coffin guild. Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online: Progressive light novel series has eight volumes, and the sequel will be based on the fourth volume of Kawahara’s series.
The volume 4 synopsis is on Yenpress, and can be seen here below:
“It’s been just two months since they were trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their struggle at the vanguard of progress through the game. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains. Upon returning to the fourth floor, it’s time to do some questing on behalf of the Elf Lord Yofilis–but here begins Asuna’s discontent, for in doing so they will have to face her least favorite monster ever…”
The same voice actors of Kirito and Asuna, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu, will return, respectively. Well-known and respectable animation studio A-1 Pictures will handle the making of the film.
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