Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal scale- Now available to stream

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Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation with subtitles or dubbing, starting November 5.

Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal scale- has finally made its way to streaming platforms.

Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal scale- is now available to stream on Crisp and Funimation from Friday November 5. The film is available in English and Japanese with the option of subtitles.

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Sword art online, originally a web novel written by Reki Kawahara, follows Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki on their journey through a variety of virtual reality MMORPGs. The story was originally published on the Kawahara website from 2002 to 2008. However, due to its explosive popularity, the story was adapted into a light novel illustrated by abec, a manga illustrated by Tamako Nakamura and serialized in Dengeki Bunko Magazine, an anime produced by A-1 Pictures studio and several video games. Sword art online has since enjoyed massive commercial success, with the lightweight novels selling over 20 million copies worldwide.


Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal scale-, originally released in Japan in February 2017, is the franchise’s first film. Produced by Aniplex and A-1 Pictures studio, the film is directed by Tomohiko Ito and based on original work by creator Reki Kawahara, as well as a screenplay written by Ito.

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The story is set in 2026, four years after the Sword Art Online incident from the original series. An advanced device called Augma was developed in place of the NerveGear and the Amusphere. Unlike the virtual reality used by its precursors, the Augma uses augmented reality which allows its users to play safely while remaining aware. Kirito reluctantly joins Asuna and their friends to play the most popular game on the Augma, the ordinal scale. However, they soon discover that there is more to the game than meets the eye.

Since its release, Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal scale- grossed $ 29.3 million worldwide at the box office. It’s now set to air on Crunchyroll and Funimation starting Friday, November 5 at 8:00 a.m. PST. Fans looking to catch up on the anime before watching the film can also watch the full series with audio of their choice on these two platforms.

Those looking for more after watching the movie can purchase tickets to the franchise’s second movie, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, which goes on sale November 12. This movie is scheduled for release on December 3.

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Source: Crisp, Funimation


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