– 劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール-
– Gekijō-ban Sōdo -Āto Onrain -Ōdinaru Sukēru
– Gekijouban Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale
– Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale
– SAO Movie Ordinal Scale
– Gekijouban SAO Ordinal Scale
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (Japanese: 劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン -オーディナル・スケール- Hepburn: Gekijō-ban Sōdo Āto Onrain -Ōdinaru Sukēru-) is a 2017 Japanese animated fantasy adventure film based on the Sword Art Online light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec.
This movie took place between season 2 and season 3 of Sword Art Online. Like most movie tie-in of popular TV series, you would expect a throw-away plot that has almost no consequences to the actual series, and you would be mostly right. However, there are some references to the movie in season 3 that does affect the series plot.
The action and animation are as impressive as ever for a Sword Art series but had a higher production value. There are enough combat scenes to keep the movie entertaining, but not to the point they become mindless combat for the sake of combat.
The one thing Sword Art Online always impressed me is their world building. It’s the type of world that you believe can be possible in the near future. Unlike the regular show that focuses mainly on Virtual Reality (VR), the movie explores a parallel technology of Augmented Reality (AR).
This is a good movie that helps tie season two and three together. I am glad it wasn’t some quick cash movie that introduces irrelevant characters with an irrelevant plot in some irrelevant timeline. Highly recommended for fans of the series and those that also enjoy playing MMO. Sword Art Online contains moderate violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.
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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale (2017)
A collection of notable music and song from this series.
– “delete” by Sayaka Kanda
– “longing” by Sayaka Kanda
– “smile for you” by Sayaka Kanda
– “Ubiquitous dB” by Sayaka Kanda
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