Anime film news: Sword Art Online film visual and details and Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film

Sword Art Online

Mentioned at the Sakura-Con 2016, Aniplex has unveiled the new visual for the 2017 anime film Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale.

Sword Art Online  Ordinal Scale visual

At the official Sword Art Online site, Shingo Adachi designed the “Ordinal Scale” designs for the characters. Characters such as Kirito, Asuna, Lisabeth, Silica, Sinon and Klein are redesigned. They can be viewed at the site. The site mentions that the previous voice actors from the anime will return. The site also describes the story’s new device for the game and story Ordinal Scale called “Augma”.

Website description:


sao03 augma

A next-generation, wearable multi-device that looks like a pair of small headphones. In terms of size and portability, it is far superior to the existing VR machine “Amusphere.” Augma doesn’t have a full-dive function, however, its AR function is greatly enhanced to compensate for it. It can transmit visual, audio and tactual sensation data to players while they are awake, thus enabling the users to enjoy fitness and health management like a game.

Ordinal Scale

“Ordinal Scale,” an ARMMO-RPG that was designed exclusively for “Augma.” Following its release, it has become the most discussed game due to its advanced technology. In this game, players can raise their rank by collecting items that appear in various places in the real world and by defeating monsters. This “Ranking System” is the main feature of the game, and in this system, each player’s status is determined by their rank which is indicated by an ordinal number instead of a cardinal number. As the result, high ranking players are given overwhelming power and often rank has become a major factor in deciding the outcome of a PvP battle.

This movie takes place after Mother Rosario and it is an original story created by Reki Kawahara.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal-Alchemist-Brotherhood1 group art

Also being released on 2017 and in the works, a live-action adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s series Fullmetal Alchemist is in the works. The movie is planned to be release on 2017. Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong, Ashita no Joe) will direct the film and Ryosuke Yamada (Nagisa in the live-action Assassination Classroom films) will play as Edward Elric. The film will begin from June to August of 2016 in Italy, It will also use CGI effects to create fantasy elements like Alphonse Elric’s Armor.


12 thoughts on “Anime film news: Sword Art Online film visual and details and Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film

  1. I’m definitely liking the new designs/costumes for the upcoming SAO film. As for the FMA live action film, that should be interesting. With today’s effects it could be done right, but hopefully it’s faithful to the manga and doesn’t change major things like Attack on Titan or Dragon Ball Evolution.

    • Yeah I like the designs too. I wonder what the game will look like. It looks like Agil won’t be in this adventure so far. I agree about the FMA live action film. Hopefully it stays true to the original story. I am curious about what will the transmutation will look like.

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