Sword art Online will have an all new OVA that will introduce a new story arc for Kirito and Asuna. The new story will take place 2 years after the original SAO incident in Japan. The official plot is:
A new game called “Oridinal Scale,” an Augmented-Reality MMO, is becoming popular among the players. This sounds all fine, but then strange things start happening in the game and Kirto and the gang must rise to the challenge to stop it. It could be similar to what we experienced with the original Sword Art Online incident from the manga and Anime.
In this brand new story created by the original author Reki, Kawahara, and directed by Tomohiko Ito, Sword art Online Ordinal Scale is coming in Spring 2017. Sword art Online Ordinal Scale will also feature the return of the Japanese cast:
- Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Krito
- Haruka Tomatsu as Asuna
- Rina Hidaka as Silica
- Ayahi Takagaki as Lisbeth
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Sinon
- Hiroaki Hirata as Klein
The film’s all new and original story will take place after the Mother’s Rosario arc, which was the final arc depicted in the TV anime’s second season. Charcter designs for the film will be more in line with Reki Kawahara’s original vision for the charcter designs, and Yuki Kajura will be returning to score the music. Sword art Online will be shown in over 1,000 theatres worldwide in Spring of 2017.