Film distributor agency, Odex Private Limited has announced a new information regarding the World Premiere of Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale. Through their Facebook acount, Odex also revealed that this film will also be shown in Indonesia, along with the premiere date .
In the announcement, it is mentioned that this film will be premiered in several countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Brunei Darussalam. As for Indonesia, Odex revealed that this film will be released on February 18, 2017, the same date with other countries such as Japan, United States, and several countries in Southeast Asia. Information regarding which cinemas will be screening this film in Indonesia has yet to be revealed as of the time of this writing.
Taking place after the Mother Rosario arc, this film is an original story that is not adapted from an existing source material. See the trailer of the film here:
Here is the synopsis of the film:
“In 2026, two years since the SAO incident, a new game called “Oridinal Scale,” an Augmented-Reality MMO, is becoming popular among the players. But strange things are happening in the game and Kirito and the gang are facing a new danger.”
The author of the Sword Art Online novels, Reki Kawahara, is working on the story of this film. While Tomohiko Ito is in charge as director, and Shingo Adachi takes the role in character design again.
First written in 2009, Sword Art Online (also known as SAO), is a light novel series that tells the story of Kirito, Asuna, and their friends in virtual reality world. The story began when Kirito and other video game players were trapped in a virtual reality game named Sword Art Online, which sets the rule that the players who got killed in the game will also die in the real world. Kirito and thousands of other players must fought to the 100th floor of Aincrad tower in order to escape from the game. The success of this novel has lead to anime adaptations, video game, comics, and several souvenirs.
Sword Art Online is also planned to be adapted into a Hollywood TV live action. There hasn’t ben any further information about this project at the time of this writing.
The Indonesian Anime Times