A stage presentation for the Sword Art Online franchise on the AnimeJapan 2022 event on Sunday revealed a teaser video for Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Kuraki Yūyami no Scherzo (Scherzo of a Dark Dusk), the second film throughout the Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- anime film sequence.

The film will open in Japan this fall.

The event moreover revealed a video for the Sword Art Online franchise’s tenth anniversary. The franchise will host a tenth anniversary event on November 6 in Tokyo.

Additionally, the event revealed a video for the home video launch of Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night on July 8.

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, the first anime film throughout the endeavor, opened in Japan in October 2021, and topped the sphere office in its first weekend.

Funimation screened the film in every regular and IMAX theaters throughout the United States and Canada on December 3 remaining yr and screened the film in Australia and New Zealand on December 9. The film opened in over 40 nations and territories all around the world. Odex screened the film in Southeast Asia remaining yr.

Ayako Kohno (unit director on Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic, High School Fleet, The Seven Deadly Sins the Movie: Prisoners of the Sky) directed the film at A-1 Pictures, and Kento Toya (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments) designed the characters. Yasuyuki Kai served as movement director, and Yuki Kajiura returned to compose the music.

The anime depends on Reki Kawahara‘s Sword Art Online: Progressive delicate novel sequence. The novel sequence launched in 2012 as a revised retelling of Kawahara’s genuine Sword Art Online novels. The story depicts Kirito’s journey by the floating Aincrad citadel from the beginning, floor-by-floor. Yen Press is publishing the Sword Art Online: Progressive novel sequence in English, along with two manga variations.

Sources: AnimeJapan 2022 stage presentation, press launch