The first teaser for the second Sword Art Online: Progressive movie debuted back in March, when the movie was still slated for sometime this fall. Now we know exactly when to expect it, because the first key visual is here with a Japanese premiere date of September 10.
The tagline of the new key visual is “If it’s with you—” and the art features Asuna, Kirito and Argo.
The first anime film’s key staff members are coming back for this one, including director Ayako Kono, character designer and chief animation director Kento Toya and more.
Scherzo of the Deep Night is the title of the fourth volume of the Progressive light novel series, which publisher Yen Press describes like so:
It’s been just two months since they were trapped in the game of death that is Sword Art Online, and Kirito and Asuna continue their struggle at the vanguard of progress through the game. The fifth floor of Aincrad is a mazelike ruin, and the two dare to take pleasure in raiding it for the treasure it contains. Upon returning to the fourth floor, it’s time to do some questing on behalf of the Elf Lord Yofilis–but here begins Asuna’s discontent, for in doing so they will have to face her least favorite monster ever…
Via Crunchyroll News