Watch the First 12 Minutes of SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE: ORDINAL SCALE

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale opens in Japan this weekend. While we wait for the special one-night event screening here in the U.S., which takes place on March 9th, here's a clip from the film featuring the first 12 minutes of the movie. Of course, when it ends you're just left desperately wanting to watch the rest of the movie! Unfortunately, we'll just have to be patient. Everything I've seen from this so far looks great and it looks like it will make fans happy.

In 2022, the world of virtual reality was upended by the arrival of a new invention from a genius programmer, Akihiko Kayaba, called NerveGear. It was the first full-dive system, and with it, came endless possibilities to VRMMORPGs.
In 2026, a new machine called the Augma is developed to compete against the NerveGear and its successor, the Amusphere. A next-gen wearable device, the Augma doesn't have a full-dive function like its predecessors. Instead, it uses Augmented Reality (AR) to get players into the game. It is safe, user-friendly and lets users play while they are conscious, making it an instant hit on the market. The most popular game on the system is “Ordinal Scale” (aka: OS), an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma.
Asuna and the gang have already been playing OS for a while, by the time Kirito decides to join them. They're about to find out that Ordinal Scale isn't all fun and games…

If you haven't watched Sword Art Online yet, you've gotta watch it! It's got great storytelling, great characters, and some awesome action! It's one of the most entertaining and popular anime series you can watch right now. 

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