A brand new teaser, character design, and key visible for the upcoming Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night film appeared. Though there isn’t a concrete launch date as of but, the movie will premiere in Fall 2021. [Thanks, Anime News Network!]

The teaser, at over a minute and a half lengthy, exhibits off the film’s motion and drama. Shots of Kirito, Asuna, and Mito preventing are interspersed with quieter moments, such voice-over taken from Asuna and Kirito’s first assembly.

You can watch the teaser right here:

Inori Minase will voice the brand new character Mito. Minase can also be identified for enjoying Hestia in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, Meteora in Re:Creators, and Itsuki Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets. She will be a part of Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu, who will reprise their roles of Kirito and Asuna, respectively.

Sword Art Online: Progressive is a spin-off that extra deeply explores Kirito and Asuna’s early days within the sport, in addition to the start of their journey into Aincrad Tower. In distinction, the unique Sword Art Online solely mentions the occasions of Progressive within the type of flashbacks, as a result of storytelling leaping across the timeline.

The Sword Art Online: Progressive ~ Aria of a Starless Night ~ film was first introduced in November 2020, and the film will premiere in Fall 2021. The English Sword Art Online novels and manga are printed by Yen Press.