Τhe movie Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale- was released in Japanese cinemas οn 18 February 2017 and has since had more than 2.9 million people come to the cinema worldwide. The anime movie will start screenings on a large scale in Chinese cinemas starting 15 September 2017 with more than 6,000 screens showing the movie.
A preview screening event was held on 9 September 2017 in Shanghai with director Tomohiko Ito, character designer Shingo Adachi, and Kanae Ito (voice of Yui), attending the event as guests. It was a successful event and showed how much the Chinese audience had been waiting for such an occasion.
On 16 September, a premiere event will be held in Beijing with director Tomohiko and Kirito’s voice Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, so China is getting one more opportunity to heat things up!
Furthermore, LiSA is covering her own song ‘Catch the Moment’ in Chinese for the movie! The song has already been revealed by LiSA herself through her Twitter account, where she shared the Chinese version and received positive reactions, even in Japan. The link to the video can be found here:
While the Ordinal Scale wave is still rolling over the world, Japan will go ahead and release the Blu-ray & DVD on 27 September 2017 (available for rental on 13 September 2017).
Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale- Blu-ray and DVD
Release date: 27 September 2017
Price (excluding tax):
Blu-ray: Limited edition – 9,000 yen
Regular edition – 5,800 yen
DVD: Limited edition – 8,000 yen
Regular edition – 4,800 yen
The DVD will include Japanese and English subtitles.
Anime Movie Sword Art Online -Ordinal Scale-
Running Time: 119 minutes
Movie’s Official Website: http://sao-movie.net/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/sao_anime
Official US and Canadian Site: http://sao-movie.net/us/
Official German Site: http://sao-movie.net/de/
Information on the Australian Screening: http://www.animefestival.com.au/events/perth-sword-art-online-ordinal-scale-premiere/
Official LiSA Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiSA_OLiVE