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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:
Yuna (voice)
Jeff M. Burns
Christine Marie Cabanos ...
Silica / Keiko Ayano (voice)
Dr. Kurahashi (voice)
Jade Dennis
Marc Diraison ...
Akihiko Kayaba (voice)
Rina Hidaka ...
Silica (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ...
Klein (voice)
Kanae Itô ...
Yui (voice)
Asuna Yuuki (voice)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...
Kirito (voice)
Seijirou Kikuoka (voice)
Cassandra Morris ...
Leafa / Suguha Kirigaya (voice)
Kirito / Kazuto Kirigaya (voice)
Chris Patton ...
Eiji (voice)


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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Release Date:

18 February 2017 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Gekijouban Sôdo âto onrain: Ôdinaru sukêru  »

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Sword Art Online Movie will be added 3 new characters : Yuna (Ordinal Scale's Idol Diva), Eiji (2nd ranked Ordinal Scale Player, Main Antagonist), and Dr. Shigemura (Augma Developer). 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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Not as good as the hype.
11 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So a group of gamers get trapped in an online world, for three years, where they die if they loose the game, but when the survivors of this ordeal are offered a cool new device that allows them to connect to the web and social media in order to play a new game, they gladly except it. That's some hardcore gaming.

I herd of Sword Art Online and from what I herd I wanted to see it. Sounded like a great concept. A more appealing one than Yu Gi Oh, which also had a big motion picture release this year. So I saw Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions and it was my first time ever seeing this franchise in anyway and I like it a lot. This made me figure that I may get the same satisfaction from Sword Art Online's motion picture.

That did not happen. I though the movie was boring. Unlike the Yu-Gi-Oh film, I felt that I needed to have started from the beginning with Sword Art Online. It does not help that the characters in Yu-Gi-Oh seem to be more interesting than those in Sword Art Online. These guys seem kinda dry.

The anime seemed to me like it should be one of those action packed thrill rides with a bunch of cool fighting sequences and stuff, but most of the fights were not that interesting at all to watch, and this was inter cut with a lot of story and I did not connect to.

I don't want to give up on the franchise after one try but I would advise coming into this film with a firmer knowledge of the concept. The recap the movie begins with does not help and I feel that this film only works for true fans.


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