Sword Art Online fans, rejoice! During the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 event, a special stage presentation announced that A-1 Pictures will be animating a Sword Art Online movie. Here is the announcement video, which starts by teasing us with scenes from the previous Sword Art Online anime before announcing the animated feature film.

Sword Art Online director, Tomohiko Ito, will once again return to direct this new SAO movie, with Shingo Adachi also returning to do the character designs. The movie’s story will be a completely new work, and its original story will be written by none other than Reki Kawahara, the bestselling light novel author responsible for both Sword Art Online and Accel World.


More information about the movie will be revealed in the next issue of Dengeki Bunko magazine, which is set to be released this 10 October 2015. No further details such as the release date and cast have been announced thus far.


source: Dengeki Online