After Crunchyroll added a lineup of blockbuster movies last summer, the anime streaming platform continues its feature lineup expansion in November with Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, Relaxed Camp The Movie, PSYCHO-PASS: The Movieand others.
Released in partnership with Funimation and Aniplex of America (arriving in US and IMAX theaters December 3, 2021), Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night is the exciting sequel to Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-, currently available on Crunchyroll. Franchise Sword Art Onlinebased on the light novels by Reki Kawahara, includes both series and films dating back to 2012.
Following its US premiere at Anime NYC this fall, Relaxed Camp The Movie hits the streamer in Crunchyroll territories worldwide, excluding Asia and Central & South America. The film, based on the Afro manga of the same name, first hit theaters on June 19, 2022, grossing over 1 billion yen in Japan.
Below is the full list of movies coming to Crunchyroll in November:
thorn king (Sunrise), November 17
Panic spreads around the world as the Medousa virus threatens to wipe out the human race. Kasumi is one of 160 people chosen to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is found. When she awakens to find the facility overrun with thorny vines and ravenous monsters, Kasumi and six others struggle to survive this labyrinthine nightmare. If they survive, how long do they have left to live? Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama.
Origin: Spirits of the Past (Gonzo), November 17
Long ago, the forest awoke and the Moon unleashed a ravenous beast on Earth. Centuries later, as humanity struggles to coexist with the forest, Agito revives the slumbering Toola, who calls on ancient technology to reshape the future from the ashes of the past. With the forest’s blessing, Agito must save Toola from herself in order to save them all. Directed by Keiichi Sugiyama.
PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie (IG Production), November 17
Confident after the success of the Sybil system, the Japanese government begins to export the technology to other countries. However, when foreign terrorists begin to slip through the system’s security and attack from within, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to investigate. When her quest for justice forces her to clash with an old ally, can she pull the trigger? Directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro and Naoyoshi Shiotani.
Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night (Photos A-1), November 24
Return to the game of death where it all began: Sword Art Online. In this new Aincrad arc from original creator Reki Kawahara, the story is seen through Asuna’s eyes. What at first seems like a dream come true quickly becomes a nightmare when rookie player Asuna Yuuki learns that the only way to escape the virtual world of Aincrad is to beat all 100 levels, but “Game Over” means you die. in the real world. Directed by Ayako Kono.
Relaxed Camp The Movie (C-Station), November 24
Shima Rin left her hometown of Yamanashi to live alone in Nagoya. One winter weekend, she unexpectedly receives a message from an old high school friend, Ohgaki Chiaki, saying that she is currently in Nagoya and is in charge of a project to reopen a school. establishment that was closed a few years ago. Together, they decide that this sounds like the perfect camping spot and it’s the perfect opportunity to reunite the old gang: Kagamihara Nadeshiko, Inuyama Aoi, and Saitou Ena, and the plan to open the campsite is launched. So the story of five outdoor-loving girls who became friends through their shared love of camping begins again, taking on a new challenge with the knowledge and experience they have acquired. Directed by Yoshiaki Kyogoku.
Crunchyroll’s catalog of movies has been steadily growing with new titles added to its platform every month since last August, including JUJUTSU KAISEN 0; AKIRA; Your name.; Wolf children; The girl who crossed time;The boy and the beast; Afro Samurai: Resurrection; Josee; The tiger and the fish; The stranger from the shore; The Stranger’s Sword; ODDTAXI In the woods; Sing a little harmony; Fruit basket -prelude-; and the PSYCHO-PASS System Sinners film trilogy, among many others.
Dan Sarto is the publisher and editor of Animation World Network.