Sword Art Online has earned its place among the best Isekai series, with its protagonist, Kirito, finding himself immersed in virtual worlds where dying in the game will normally mean losing his life in the real world. While the television series did not revealed plans to return after Alicization, the final film, Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Nighttook the top spot at the Japanese box office by taking viewers back to the popular anime franchise’s past.
The progressive side of Sword Art Online follows new stories that took place during the first season of the anime adaptation, in which Kirito and Asuna tried to fight for their lives in a video game environment in which death in the game meant losing life in the real world.
Sword Art Online: Scherzo of the Deep Pockets
Sword Art Online The previous movie sold around two hundred thousand tickets in Japan, making it the number one movie last weekend in theaters and grossing around $2.17 million.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to dive into the unique world of Sword Art OnlineCrunchyroll has an official description to give you a better idea of this Isekai series:
“In 2022, players rejoice as Sword Art Online – a VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) like no other – makes its debut, allowing players to fully experience the ultimate gaming technology: NerveGear, a system that allows users to fully immerse themselves in a fully realistic gaming experience.But when the game goes live, players’ elation quickly turns to horror when they discover that despite all of its amazing features, SAO lacks one of the most basic features of any MMORPG – a logout button.Now trapped in the virtual world of Aincrad, their bodies held captive by NerveGear in the real world, users are given a chilling ultimatum: conquer the hundred floors of Aincrad to regain your freedom. But in the warped world of SAO, “game over” means certain death – both virtual and real.”
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