Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale is now available to stream on Netflix in the United Kingdom, following its discovery by Anime UK News this morning.
Featuring characters from the best-selling multimedia franchise, the film tells an original story by series author Reki Kawahara. Anime Limited, who released the film theatrically last April, describe the film as follows:
““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.”
Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale is currently only available to stream with Japanese audio. An English language dub will however, be included in the upcoming DVD & Blu-ray release, currently scheduled for UK release on 28th May 2018, courtesy of Anime Limited. In North America, the film is currently available to purchase from Aniplex of America.
Disclosure: Josh A. Stevens, the author of this article, assisted Fetch Publicity on the social media campaign for the Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale theatrical release.