Sword Art Online movie and concert news from Aniplex

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Aniplex had plenty of big news to share at this year’s Anime Expo. One of the biggest announcements was that the company would be holding its own convention in October known as “AkibaFest” in Little Tokyo. The company also announced that it would be releasing the first volumes of God Eater, Erased and The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water later this year with English dubs.

Some of the biggest news was centered around Sword Art Online in 2016 and 2017. While Sword Art Online -Hollow Realization- will release in the next few months for the PlayStation 4, Aniplex revealed that Sword Art Online Movie -Ordinal Scale- would be released in theaters in Japan next spring and after North America.

While no time frame was revealed, it won’t be that long of a wait for fans to see the first SAO movie centered around augmented reality.

The movie is set after the events of Sword Art Online 2’s Mother’s Rosario Arc and is an original story. The original voice actors from the series will reprise their roles.

Aniplex also revealed that it will be holding a special “SAO Festival” on January 14th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood California, which will feature a musical concert with musician and composer Yuki Kajiura. The event, “Yuki Kajiura LIVE featuring SWORD ART ONLINE“, is a collaboration with Space Craft and will make its debut next year. Ticket information will be announced at a later time.

Yuki Kajiura has composed the music for all of Sword Art Online including the upcoming -Ordinal Scale- movie and various other anime series including Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, .HackERASED, and Pandora Hearts.

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