Progressive Films May Be Contradicting the Light Novels

Progressive Films May Be Contradicting the Light Novels

By Hinata Hyuga on Feb 09, 2022

Movies like SAO: Progressive appear to be conveying the story in an unorthodox manner. Alternatively, they could be doing something completely different.

Progressive Films May Be Contradicting the Light Novels

The English-language premiere of Aria of a Starless Night, the first installment of the Sword Art Online: Progressive film series, will take place on December 3rd. Light novelist Reki Kawahara has written a series of novels based on the film series. In Progressive, the Aincrad arc of Sword Art Online is retold to show the characters traversing all 100 floors. Floors that were left out of the first series are included in this collection. In the end, it's impossible to think how all of this could be captured on camera in the best possible way.

For its portrayal of Progressive, A-1 Pictures appears to be making creative adjustments. Scherzo of a Dark Dusk, the title of the sequel, is titled after a much later time in the narrative, which is notable. As a result of this nomenclature, people assume that A-1 photographs will skip over Floors in the light novel series. The objective of Progressive and its light novels is defeated if Floors are skipped. However, there is a lot more to the narrative of the creation process than many fans think, thus it is vital to go through the facts.

Scherzo of a Dark Dusk's actual significance must first be grasped. The light novel series' fourth volume covers the story arc that inspired the title. Volume 1's first major story arc, Aria of a Starless Night, has been renamed Aria of a Starless Night. There are three more plot arcs that might be made into movies in between these two cycles.

Progressive Films May Be Contradicting the Light Novels

All of these arcs are essential, and skimming through them would mean missing out on a lot of material. The First Floor is cleared out at the end of Aria of a Starless Night. On the fifth floor, Scherzo of a Dark Dusk begins a day after the players have cleared the fourth floor. Three floors of Aincrad will be bypassed if the movies titled after these episodes are any clue. This practice of skipping floors would go against Kawahara's stated goal of showing fans Aincrad in its entirety if it continues in the future.

However, Kawahara himself has emphasized that the film series is continuing according to plan despite the apparent conflict of interest. Volume 2's material in particular has content that lacks an overall story arc, according to his admission. He's referring to the Elf War campaign quest, which starts on the Third Floor and continues throughout the game. You can expect this quest to last until you reach the Ninth Floor, which has yet to be accomplished in any light novels. A-1 Pictures is rumored to return to this floor once the tale has been completed.

In the Sword Art Online: Progressive film series, A-1 Pictures intends to cover as much of the light novels as they can. They may appear to be skipping content, but Reki Kawahara himself claims they're just waiting for the right time to tell the story. Even in the light novels, it's not clear if all 100 floors of Aincrad can be thoroughly explored. Sword Art Online: Progressive fans can put their trust in A-1 Pictures' adaptation because the studio has a track record of successful anime adaptations.

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