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Sword Art Online Film Set to Open in 1,000 Theaters

Interested in seeing next year’s Sword Art Online film in theaters?

Looks like your chances are pretty good.

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale will open in approximately 1,000 theaters around the world simultaneously, reports Sports Hochi.

According to the report, subtitles are being prepared in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Thai to achieve a worldwide simultaneous release for the film.

The plan is due in part to SAO fans around the world who’ve indicated they want to see the film on day one.

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale is directed by Tomohiko Ito, who helmed both seasons of the series, and is due out in the second quarter of 2017 in Japan – and everywhere else, apparently.

Source: Sports Hochi

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.