Canadian Theatrical News: Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale [Updated 3/24/2017]
In possibly the fastest turnaround from the Japanese release for a film covered on this blog, Aniplex of America, Cineplex and Eleven Arts are bringing the first big screen journey of Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online light novel franchise to Canadian theatres this March. This comes just weeks after the film’s Japanese debut on February 18th, though Canada has to wait a few days after the release in the U.S. on March 7th. Suffice to say these screenings will be limited to just the Japanese version with English subtitles.
A-1 Pictures, the Aniplex owned studio behind the Sword Art Online television anime, has returned to animated the film based on an original story by Kawahara.
Experience an all new adventure with Kirito, Asuna, and their party members as they explore the world of “Ordinal Scale,” a new hit game utilizing augmented reality technology. Players are about to find the line between the virtual world and reality beginning to blur and their worst nightmares coming true… As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again – can Kirito save his friends, or is this going to be game over for him…?
Kind of quaint in comparison to the 500+ theatres it’s attached to south of the border. I guess that’s to be expected. One of these countries had the series gain a new audience on cable. The other country is Canada. Plus, recent Aniplex of America theatrical releases have either had as thin a spread or skipped Canadian screenings all together!
Looking it up, this is the first time in this blog’s history that I’ve ran a new story on five consecutive days. Remember when I started this week off by saying I was going to have a reprieve? I jinxed it. The closest I’ve gotten to that landmark was back in August 2012 when it was three posts over three days. Though, on launch, way back on July 11, 2010, I did start the blog off with four separate stories. Wait, this blog is that old?!