Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night anime film starts streaming the official trailer that previews its theme song “Yuke” (往け) by LiSA. The anime film will open on October 30, 2021 in Japan.
The trailer also highlights the relationship between Asuna and new character Mito, voiced by Inori Minase. Mito appears to be the real-life friend of Asuna, who invites her to play the SAO game. The video goes into climax when Mito claims to protect Asuna no matter what when they find that the game is lethal.
LiSA, who also performs Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld’s theme song “unlasting” two years ago, returns to co-wrote and perform the film’s theme song “Yuke.” YOASOBI member Ayase composed the song. The song’s single will debut on October 15.
The film is based on Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online: Progressive light novel series, which launched in 2012 as a revised retelling of his original Sword Art Online novels. The story depicts Kirito’s journey through the floating Aincrad castle from the beginning, floor-by-floor.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Reki Kawahara [Dengeki Bunko]
Original Character Design: abec
Director: Ayako Kawano
Character Design: Kento Toya
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Animation: A-1 Pictures
■ Kirito – CV: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
■ Asuna – CV: Haruka Tomatsu
■ Mito – CV: Inori Minase