LiSA’s newest song “Yuke” will be the opening theme of the upcoming film “Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night“, scheduled for release in Japanese cinemas on 30th October 2021. LiSA wrote the lyrics while Ayase — the composer of YOASOBI, wrote the music. The song will be released on 15th October, ahead of the film’s release.

“Yuke” is SAO and LiSA’s first collaboration in over two years since “unlasting”. LiSA has been in charge of many theme songs for the anime “Sword Art Online” series, including the first opening theme “crossing field”.

“Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night” will be directed by Ayako Kawano, featuring character designs by Kento Toya, with music by Yuki Kajiura, and to be animated by A-1 Pictures. Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and Haruka Tomatsu will be reprising their roles as series leads Kirito and Asuna.

The movie is part of the “Sword Art Online Progressive” reboot series that depicts protagonist Kirito becoming the black swordsman; the new adaptation has a more granular approach to the SAO story, showing the protagonists’ progress level by level.