Aniplex of America Announces Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- Digital Release
Sword Art Online the movie -Ordinal Scale- has been one of the most successful anime movies of all time. Reviewers and fans alike agreed that the movie was fun, interesting, and a good addition to the SAO world. Now that movie is finally available to the masses via digital download. Today Aniplex of America announced that Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- is now available for digital release, launching on iTunes, Vudu, and the Microsoft Store. Yes the Microsoft store you did read that correctly, luckily for those of us who don’t want to have a walled off version of the film it will also be available on Amazon Video and Playstation Video at a later date. The film, which takes place after the high-stakes events of Sword Art Online, is available today.
Now fans unable to purchase the package release can experience the action, giving a budget-friendly option just in time for the next season of Sword Art Online. Links to download the film can be found at: http://sao-movie.net/us/blu_ray_dvd/#digital_hd
Based on the franchise of best-selling light novels that inspired the TV anime, Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale– captured anime fans across North America, with its nationwide theatrical release grossing over $1.35 million on opening weekend. Fans lined up at sold-out theaters as Kirito and Asuna came to life in this new story by original author Reki Kawahara. Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale– hit the silver screen in February of 2017, debuting at #1 in Japan and grossing more than ¥425 million. Now, almost one year later, fans can own the digital version of the film that IGN’s Alex Osborn calls “a gift for longtime fans.”
Further catering to longtime fans, Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale– features the original voice cast from the TV series, with Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Sword Art Online, Eromanga Sensei) as Kirito, Haruka Tomatsu (PERSONA 5, Darling in the Franxx) as Asuna, and Ayana Taketatsu (Sword Art Online, The Asterisk War) as Leafa, and introducing Sayaka Kanda as a new character Yuna. The movie also stars an English dub cast of heavy hitters, including Bryce Papenbrook (Blue Exorcist, Sword Art Online) as Kirito, Cherami Leigh (Sword Art Online, ERASED) as Asuna, and more. Famed studio A-1 Pictures (Blue Exorcist, Sword Art Online, ERASED) beautifully animated Reki Kawahara’s vision to life with director Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online, ERASED), character designer Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online), and composer Yuki Kajiura (Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] THE MOVIE 1. Presage flower).
Labeled as “a must-watch for all anime fans” by MANGA TOKYO, Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale– pulls no punches, delivering an action-packed love letter to longtime fans of the franchise and new fans alike. In their review, Crunchyroll.com’s Isaac Akers claims “as a film for fans, Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale– succeeds because it reaches for and achieves a single peak of unadulterated fan joy.” The uncensored version was released on Blu-ray and DVD in December of 2017, and now fans can own the censored digital release across a variety of platforms.