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Is There an After Credits Scene in the SAO Progressive Aria Movie?

What's the post-credits scene in the SAO Progressive Aria movie?

December 3, 2021

The new Sword Art Online movie, SAO Progressive Aria of a Starless Night has been released in the US, and you might be wondering if there is a post credits scene at the end.

Sword Art Online Progressive Aria of a Starless Night adapts the beginning of the Progressive novel. The novel is a much more detailed version focusing on the first floors of Aincrad. With major differences from the SAO light novel. Most notably with Asuna and Kirito not only teaming up from the start but sticking together as well. Forming its own continuity.

The Sword Art Online Progressive movie is yet another continuity, where the events are told from Asuna’s perspective. And include a brand new character not appearing in the novels, Mito.

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Is there a post credits scene in the Sword Art Online Progressive Aria of a Starless Night movie?

The Sword Art Online Aria of a Starless Night movie includes a short post credits scene, a short teaser of the second movie, Scherzo of Deep Night. It’s important to note most anime movies don’t have post credits scenes. However, in cases where the movie has already been stated to be part of a series of movies, you’ll likely find a preview for the next movie at the end. Just like with TV episodes. This is exactly what’s happening here, and SAO Progressive Scherzo of Deep Night will be released sometime in 2022.

In Japan, the first SAO Progressive movie was released on October 30, 2021. So fans in the US only waited a few weeks for it to come over. Anime fans in the US should definitely consider themselves lucky nowadays with how fast movie releases are happening now. Just ten years ago even ultra mainstream stuff like SAO wouldn’t get out of Japan so quickly.

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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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