Sword Art Online Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night

Sword Art Online Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night

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Excelling socially and academically, Asuna Yuuki is on track to ace her high school entrance exams. Her friend and classmate, Misumi "Mito" Tozawa, advises her to take a short break from studying and join her on the launch day of Sword Art Online (SAO)—the highly anticipated online virtual reality multiplayer game. Asuna accepts her offer and soon meets her in the game. In a cruel twist of fate, Asuna, Mito, and every other player logged into SAO find themselves trapped in the game permanently. The only way out is to clear all one hundred floors of the game, and to make matters worse, dying inside the game will kill the player in real life. With SAO now turned into a nightmare death trap, Asuna and other gamers—such as the lone swordsman Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya—must adapt and survive, all whilst attempting to beat the unforgiving competition to the top.

User Rating: 4.46 ( 10 votes)


English: Sword Art Online the Movie: Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night
Japanese: 劇場版 ソードアート・オンライン プログレッシブ 星なき夜のアリア
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 30, 2021
Producers: Egg Firm, Straight Edge, Sonilude
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr 37 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub

Encoder's Notes

SAO that doesn’t suck, that is not SAO Abridged.

Been a while since I encoded anything and SAO is always a pain to deal with so I figured why not. As if the line art isn’t messy enough, this BD is quite starved and full of noise. It took a lot of time to filter but I guess the delays were worth it because MTBB subs are out now.

There’s an extra 5.1ch audio track included but only grab it if you actually have the setup for it. You’re better off listening to the normal 2ch track on headphones than downmixing 5.1ch audio.

Seriously, go watch SAO Abridged.


KoushinRips, MTBB


Yasuyuki Kai – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Ayako Kouno – Director
Yoshikazu Iwanami – Sound Director
LiSA – Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
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Got to see it in theaters, very refreshing to see a new SAO come out, a good story focusing floor by floor looking forward to the next one!


Basically, SAO but more focused on each floor


SAO, but more character buildup/world building


Much better intro! Asuna as the protagonist working her way up was much more interesting than Kirito being strong right from the start.


???this actually had some hilarious moments


SAO but actually good if they don’t screw it up. It’s the best the series has to offer.


Basically, let’s make money instead of art. I am still upset that it’s not a series. even though the movie was good.



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!