Aniplex of America Announces That the Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- Anime Film Is Coming to Blu-ray and DVD With a Limited Edition

Aniplex of America has announced that Sword Art Online the Movie –Ordinal Scale- is coming to Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, along with a Limited Edition release. These releases had been highly anticipated after the movie’s record-breaking success during the theatrical release, grossing $1.35 million during the first four days of the North American release. Pre-orders for all three of the Blu-ray and DVD editions began on August 11, 2017.

The Blu-ray releases will come with bonus contents that include audio commentary by the creators and Japanese cast, as well as a Special Short Animation. On top of the bonus contents, the Limited Edition Blu-ray includes a music CD and a deluxe booklet with special packaging.

The Sword Art Online franchise is based on a light novel by Reki Kawahara, which was a winner of the 15th Dengeki Novel Award Grand Prize, its first volume selling over 18.6 million copies worldwide. The light novel has spawned into video games and comic books in addition to the television anime adaptation. According to Theron Martin’s review on Anime News Network, the movie differs from many other series-based movies, as the story for the movie is an original work written by Kawahara himself. Focusing on the fans’ favorite characters and “retrofitt[ing] into the franchise’s timeline much more smoothly,” Sword Art Online the Movie –Ordinal Scale- has rightfully garnered a dedicated fan base of its own.

Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale- Limited Edition Blu-ray includes:

Blu-ray Features

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: Feature Movie
  • Number of Disc: 2 (a Blu-ray & CD)
  • Total Run Time: Approximately 120 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP (Brief nudity and some violence. Parental guidance suggested.)

Bonus Contents

  • Audio Commentary by Creators and Japanese Cast:
    (Tomohiko Ito, Shingo Adachi, Reki Kawahara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu and Sayaka Kanda)
  • Special Short Animation: Sword Art OFFline –Ordinal Scale–

* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Bonus Materials & Package

  • Bonus Music CD:
    “Ubiquitous dB –Special ver.-” by Asuna Yuuki (cv: Haruka Tomatsu), Keiko Ayano (cv: Rina Hidaka)
    “Break Beat Bark! –special ver.-” by Rika Shinozaki (cv: Ayahi Takagaki), Shino Asada (cv: Miyuki Sawashiro)
    “longing –movie ver.-,” “delete –movie ver.-” and “smile for you –movie ver.-” by Yuna (cv: Sayaka Kanda)
  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Rigid Box

* Bonus contents subject to change

Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale- Standard Edition Blu-ray includes:

Blu-ray Features

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: Feature Movie
  • Number of Disc: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Total Run Time: Approximately 120 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP (Brief nudity and some violence. Parental guidance suggested.)

Bonus Contents

  • Audio Commentary by Creators and Japanese Cast:
    (Tomohiko Ito, Shingo Adachi, Reki Kawahara, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu and Sayaka Kanda)
  • Special Short Animation: Sword Art OFFline –Ordinal Scale–

* Bonus contents subject to change.
* Bonus contents include English subtitles

Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale- DVD includes:

DVD Features

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: Feature Movie
  • Number of Disc: 1 DVD disc
  • Total Run Time: Approximately 120 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP (Brief nudity and some violence. Parental guidance suggested.)

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