Bad news: it appears that we’ll have to wait a little while longer before we can see Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night in theaters. Even worse news: we can’t even tell you when that will be. Mostly because it seems like the producers don’t know either.

Asuna Yuuki Taking an Unscheduled Vacation?

"Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night" key visual.
I guess they’re just going to have to hold those poses a bit longer.

The official Twitter account of Sword Art Online has just posted a new Tweet (and on their official website) giving us a status on the release date of Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night. Specifically: it’s about the postponement of said release date. Not only have they postponed the theatrical release date, but they’ve also postponed the release of the accompanying official soundtrack for the anime film. Apparently, their given reason for the delay is due to COVID-19. Yes, this virus has now caused one more delay for a film, and this anime film likely won’t be the last.

Even more unfortunately, they give no new theatrical release date for Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night. Originally, this anime film was scheduled for a theatrical release of September 10, 2022. However, this is now obviously no longer the case. That means as of this writing, the anime film has been indefinitely delayed. We’ll just have to wait to see if they’ll give us that later. Tune back in to THS at a later time to find out when we do.

Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night ~ Details

Maybe this delay will even give them time to come up with a better trailer that actually stars Asuna?

Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night is the sequel to Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night, which is the anime film adaptation of the Sword Art Online Progressive light novels, which are themselves the spinoff light novels (starring theoretical female lead Asuna Yuuki) to the Sword Art Online sci-fi adventure light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Unfortunately, we still have no details on the production staff of Sword Art Online Progressive: Scherzo of Deep Night or the voice cast. Fortunately, we do have an official synopsis from Crunchyroll for the 4th volume of the light novel, which this anime film is based on. Check it out below:

“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…”

Want to check out the previous seasons of Sword Art Online to prepare for this anime film? Then you can watch them on Crunchyroll or Funimation.

Source: Twitter,

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