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Sword Art Online: Progressive Aria of a Starless Night (2021)
Sword Art Online: Progressive Aria of a Starless Night (2021)
Original name: 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
Genre: Animation
Country: Japan
Story: One month after Kayaba Akihiko's game of death began, the death toll continues to rise, two thousand players having already lost their lives to the ultra-difficult VRMMO world of Sword Art Online. On the day of the strategy meeting to plan out the first-floor boss battle, Kirito, a solo player who vows to fight alone to get stronger, runs into a rare, high-level female player. She gracefully dispatches powerful monsters with a single rapier that flashes like a shooting star in the night...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: virtual reality, fantasy world, virtual world, video game, combat, adventure, fight, battles, technology, sword fight, virtuality, dream world, survival, monster, romance, monsters

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