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    Aniplex of America Begins Ticket Sales for SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE – ORDINAL SCALE – English Dubbed Theatrical Release

    Ticket Sales to Begin Today (3/14) on the Official Homepages Source: Aniplex of America press release Official Site: sao-movie.net (Japan), sao-movie.net/us (US) Official Twitter: twitter.com/sao_anime Special Thanks to Anthony Foronda Aniplex of America announced today that they have begun ticket sales for the upcoming dubbed theatrical release of SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE – ORDINAL SCALE – (??? ???????????? -???????????-, Gekijooban Soodo Aato Onrain -Oodinaru Sukeeru-), today, March 14, on the official homepages sao-movie.net/us and azolandpictures.com/sao-movie. After a successful theatrical run featuring the original Japanese language with English subtitles, – ORDINAL SCALE – will return to U.S. theaters starting April 22, 2017 and feature the highly anticipated English dub. Aniplex of America also confirmed that theater patrons will receive an exclusive giveaway item with each purchased ticket while supplies last. The film will be distributed by AZOLAND PICTURES. STORY In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba, called NerveGear. It was the first full-dive system, and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs. 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, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They’re about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn’t all fun and games...

    About Aniplex of America Inc.

    Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including SWORD ART ONLINE, KILL la KILL, BAKEMONOGATARI, FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, BLUE EXORCIST, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC, EXPELLED FROM PARADISE, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS] and DURARARA!!×2. The company`s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles ERASED, SWORD ART ONLINE II, THE ASTERISK WAR, OWARIMONOGATARI, YOUR LIE IN APRIL, CHARLOTTE, CLASSROOM CRISIS, WAGNARIA!!3 and GOD EATER.

    About Azoland Pictures, LLC.

    Azoland Pictures, LLC is a film distribution company that offers Japanese anime and live-action films to the audiences in North America. The company also organizes movie premieres, anime related film festivals, and J-Pop events in the Los Angeles area. Azoland Pictures has theatrically distributed LOVE LIVE! THE SCHOOL IDOL MOVIE, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: THE ORIGIN PART I: BLUE EYED CASVAL and PART II: ARTESIA`S SORROW, DOUKYUSEI and KIZUMONOGATARI series. More information available at azolandpictures.com.
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