Kadokawa’s English-language website made an important announcement, where they revealed new details regarding the global release of the upcoming Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie. According to the announcement, the film will be simultaneously released around the world on February 18, 2016.
The simultaneous release is in line with Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale’s Japanese premiere date. However, the announcement did not reveal any further details about the movie’s worldwide release, but we do know that the film will be screened in theaters around the world, though we still don’t know where exactly these theaters will be located.
Sword Art Online is also known for its global appeal, and the announcement also talks about the global sales of Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel series:
“Sword Art Online” novels in circulation by country/region: Japan 12.5 million / China 3.73 million / Taiwan 1.45 million / South Korea 770,000 / North America, U.K. 370,000 / etc. As of August 2016, total overseas sales reached 6.5 million, bringing the total sold worldwide to 19 million
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Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie to get simultaneous worldwide release