The second of two anime films based on Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online Progressive novels premiered in Japan on October 22, and now we have a release window for the United States. Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of the Deep Night will make its way to U.S. and Canadian cinemas in February 2023, and you can see another preview in the new English dub trailer below.
The main staff members are back for this one, including Ayako Kono as director, as are the fan-favorite voices behind all the characters. The story of the second Sword Art Online: Progressive film comes from the fifth level as depicted in the light novel series’s fourth volume. Here’s how North American publisher Yen Press describes that entry:
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