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Gekijo-ban Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (2017)

Kirito uncovers a conspiracy within Ordinal Scale, a popular VR game developed for a new system called, The Augma.

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Credited cast:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...
Kirito (voice)
Haruka Tomatsu ...
Asuna (voice)
Kanae Itô ...
Yui (voice)
Ayana Taketatsu ...
Leafa (voice)
Rina Hidaka ...
Silica (voice)
Ayahi Takagaki ...
Lisbeth (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
Sinon (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ...
Klein (voice)
Hiroki Yasumoto ...
Agil (voice)
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Jade Dennis
Marc Diraison ...
Akihiko Kayaba (voice)
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In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn't have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is "Ordinal Scale" (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma. Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, and soon Kirito decides to join them. However, they're about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn't all fun and games.

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It's just a game... Or so I thought


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Gekijouban Sôdo âto onrain: Ôdinaru sukêru  »

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JPY 425,762,076 (Japan), 20 February 2017, Limited Release
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The storyline of Sword Art Online : Ordinal Scale movie happened after Sword Art Online II seasonal animation of mother rosario arc. See more »

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After the secret ending has finished, a text will be shown on the screen stating "SAO Will Return". See more »

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A really good story with a nostalgic feel.
13 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was initially not planning to do this review, but since I saw many other reviews with bad reasons to give it a low score i am doing this.

First of all I want to take a moment to talk about the characters and how many emotions you feel with them. This movie has kirito and Asuna as protagonists. Almost always you are feeling what they feel. This helps you to really care about them.

The villain was REALLY good. His purporses are really believable and some people may understand him and even feel empathy for him. The villain is so well done that you will not recognize what he really wants until he has almost done it. I would give it a 9.7

Other thing I want to point out is that I loved the AR thing. I could really more less understand the situation that they are in because in real life (when it was a trend) A lot of people played pokemon go and they would do anything to catch those pokemons. Something similar happens here.

Something I have to mention is the NOSTALGIA I felt while watching this. There are mentions and flashbacks to SAO series and it makes you really remember those moments. Only people who liked the series or light novels will understand how good those moments were, this is why I can not blame anyone for not liking the movie and not understanding how important those moments were.

The general plot was like the anime. A game that starts becoming more and more serious. The hidden meaning of this movie is represented as a question; How far would you go for the ones you love?.

The kirito and Asuna moments are great making you fall in love with those characters.


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