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© 2016 Reki Kawahara/Published by Kadokawa Corporation ASCII Media Works/SAO MOVIE Project

The theatrical anime film Sword Art Online the Movei: Ordinal Scale has been confirmed for release in Indonesia. Previously, ODEX had already revealed that the film’s world premiere on  February 18, 2017 will also be held in Indonesia along with several other countries. Recently, local cinema chain CGV Cinemas Indonesia has confirmed to host the world premiere for the film in Indonesia.

Through their Facebook account, CGV Cinemas Indonesia revealed that the World Premiere of the film in Indonesia will be held at CGV Cinemas Grand Indonesia, Central Jakarta. CGV also stated that there will be exclusive merchandise for the audience during the World Premiere screening. Further details regarding ticketing and schedule are yet to be announced.

The World Premiere is scheduled for one day only. Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale is set for regular screening in March 2017, as stated by CGV.

© 2016 Reki Kawahara/Published by Kadokawa Corporation ASCII Media Works/SAO MOVIE Project

Taking place after the Mother Rosario arc, Ordinal Scale will feature a completely new storyline.

Synopsis:

“In 2026, 2 years after the SAO incident, a new Augmented-Reality MMO game titled “Ordinal Scale” gained popularity among teenagers, but now, the game faces looming danger, as well as our hero, Kirito, and his friends.”

© 2016 Reki Kawahara/Published by Kadokawa Corporation ASCII Media Works/SAO MOVIE Project

Reki Kawahara is handling the script for the movie, while Tomohiko Ito returns as the Movie Director. Character designer Shingo Adachi is working on the character designs as well.

LiSA is returning as the singer for Ordinal Scale‘s theme song, titled “Catch the Moment”. The video clip for the song has been released as well on Youtube.

Written in 2009, Sword Art Online (otherwise known as SAO) is a light novel series that tells the adventures of Kirito inside a Virtual Reality world. It all started when Kirito and Asuna are trapped in a Virtual Reality game world called Sword Art Online. If they happen to die in the game, then they will die in the real world as well. Together with thousands of other players, Kirito has to fight through hundred floors in Aincrad tower to escape from the game. The novel has been adapted to several animation projects, video games, comic serializations, and other adaptations.

Sword Art Online has also been reported to have a Hollywood live-action adaptation, but no further news are available until now.

The Indonesian Anime Times

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