Previously, Odex Private Limited has announced on their Facebook account regarding the world premiere of Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale. It was stated that the film will premiere in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Brunei Darussalam on February 18, 2017, the same date as in Japan and United States.
Now, it has been revealed on the comment of the announcement that in Indonesia, Odex Private Limited will be working with cinema chains CGV Blitz, Cinemaxx, and Platinum Cineplex to screen the film.
Details about the world premiere are also explained. It is said that the world premiere will be shown at limited locations for each country. The film will be shown on the same date as in Japan, and will be running for 1 or 2 days, depending on the each cinema’s plans.
Odex also said that there will be roadshow release following the world premiere that will be held after 2 weeks or a month later. The roadshow release will be shown in more cinema locations.
Taking place after the Mother Rosario arc, this film is an original story that is not adapted from an existing source material. 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.”
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.
The Indonesian Anime Times