‘Sword Art Online’ Movie Comes To America

Have you been itching for more Sword Art Online? Well, rejoice all SOA fans. Sword Art Online: The Movie: Ordinal Scale is coming to theaters for a special one night only event. Presented by Fathom Events, the film will be out on Thursday March 9th at participating theaters.

The movie is set after the events of Mother’s Rosario storyline. Kirito and Asuna have begun playing a new game called Ordinal Scale. The draw of the game is its use of augmented reality to make the action come alive. Unfortunately, they soon find something is wrong, a mysterious force is pulling the strings, and it all ties back to their time in Sword Art Online. Will the pair be able to figure out the mystery before its too late?

The popularity of this anime franchise can’t be ignored. It has garnished enough popularity for the original light novels and several games to be release in American. The light novels sold an impressive amount of copies to the point they appeared several times on Manga section of the New York Times bestsellers list. The entire TV anime can be seen at Crunchyroll just in case you need to play catch up before checking out the movie.

Criticism about the series has been mixed. Many feel the first arc of the first season was the best and the anime hasn’t been able to achieve such greatness since. Despite such harsh criticisms, one of the main draws is the romance between Kirito and Asuna, who have experienced many twists and turns in relationship. The couple even came in at number one on Watchmojo.com’s Top 10 Anime Romances list.

Are you looking forward to the next installment of Sword Art Online and plan on checking out the film? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendelhttp://www.thegiganticproject.com
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.