Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale will be coming to cinemas across Australia and New Zealand in 2017!
The film is an original work written by the light novel author, Reki Kawahara, with animation being done again by A-1 Pictures, who did the first two series and ‘Extra Edition’, with direction by series director Tomohiko Ito. Shingo Adachi is again in charge of the character designs.
In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba. Called NerveGear, it was the first full-dive system and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.
In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.
Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, and soon Kirito decides to join them. However, they’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games…
Get a glimpse behind the production of the movie in our Sword Art Online panel at Madman Anime Festival this weekend! Special guests Tomohiko Ito (Director), Shingo Adachi (Character Designer) and Atsushi Kaneko (A1 Pictures Producer) will be speaking about their experiences working on the upcoming movie!