Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Blu-Ray & DVD Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

The official website of the anime adaptation of Reki Kawahara and abec’s Sword Art Online light novel series has revealed the pre-order bonuses for the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of the original anime filmSword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale. The home media releases will be out in Japan on September 27 and will come with English subtitles.


The Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale website has revealed all the bonuses fans can receive by pre-ordering the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release. In addition, the site has also revealed that fans who order the limited edition box set will get a short story by Kawahara and will feature the following illustration by abec:

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The following stores and retailers will offer bonuses for pre-ordering at their locations, note that bonuses are only available in limited stock. Pre-orders are currently open at the following stores:


  • 52 page fanbook, including interviews with the director and LiSA



  • A snippet of the film reel



  • A sleeve for the fanbook



  • An illustration card by abec of Yuuna and Asuna



Amazon Japan

  • A B1 sized fabric poster of Asuna




  • A B3 sized poster of Asuna and Kirito



  • A PVC pass of Yunna and Asuna




  • A B2 sized tapestry of Eiji and Yuuna




  • A B2 sized tapestry of Yuuna and Silica




  • A B2 sized tapestry of Shinon and Suguha




  • An A3 sized clear poster of Suguha and Asuna



Tsutaya Records

  • An A4 sized clear file of Asuna and Yuuna



Tower Records

  • An A3 sized poster of the film’s visual


The Japanese home media release of the movie will release on September 27 with 4 different editions. There will be two limited edition releases that come with a special box that has a visual of Kirito on the front side and a visual of Eiji on the back.

The limited Editions will also come with:

  • The 119 minute film in the designated format (DVD or Blu-ray) in English and Japanese subtitles
  • Collection of promotional videos, trailers and commercials
  • A short story written by Kawahara with illustrations by abec
  • A 108 page booklet
  • A special animated short of the main characters in SD/chibi format, Sword Art Offline –Ordinal Scale–
  • Audio commentary with the cast
  • A bonus CD featuring a few tracks from the film

The limited edition Blu-ray box will retail for ¥9,000 (~ US$83.45) without tax and the limited edition DVD box will retail for ¥8,000 (~ US$74.20) without tax.


In addition to the limited edition releases, there will also be 2 regular editions. The regular editions will come with a special digipak, with one side featuring Kirito and Asuna and the other side featuring Eiji and Yuna. The regular editions also come with:

  • The 119 minute film in the designated format (DVD or Blu-ray) in English and Japanese subtitles
  • Collection of promotional videos, trailers and commercials

The regular edition Blu-ray will retail for ¥5,800 (~ US$53.80) without tax and the regular edition DVD will retail for ¥4,800 (~ US$44.50).

A North American home media release was also announced for a December 16 release.

The film released in Japan on Saturday, February 18th in over 150 theatres and released worldwide on March 9th in over 1000 screens around the world.

The Director of first two seasons, Tomohiko Ito (Silver Spoon, Seikimatsu Occult Gakui), directed the film along with Anime Character Designer Shingo Adachi (Working!!, Galilei Donna). Yuki Kajiura (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Fate/Zero) composed the music and A-1 Pictures (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, AnoHana) animated the film. Reki Kawahara wrote the movie’s original story.


Sword Art Online is a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec, who also is the author of Accel World. The light novel series began in 2009 being published in ASCII Media Works’ Dengeki Bunko. To date a total of 17 volumes have been compiled in the series. Since the series’ debut, the series has sold over 19 million copies, with 12.5 million sold in Japan alone. Additionally in 2012, an anime adaptation was released. The Sword Art Online anime aired in July and was produced by A-1 Pictures, which received a large reception; it was followed by a recap film and a second season. Since then, the series has appeared on a plethora of media with international merchandise, various manga adaptations of the light novel’s arcs, and video games. In addition, Kawahara has relaunched the series as Sword Art Online: Progressive, a re-release of the light novels with additional content.

Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:

1 year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Seijiro Kikuoka from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department “VR Division” with a rather peculiar request.

That was an investigation on the “Death Gun” incident that occurred in the gun and steel filled VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world…” Failing to turn down Kikuoka’s bizarre request, Kirito logs in to GGO even though he is not completely convinced that the virtual world could physically affect the real world.

Kirito wanders in an unfamiliar world in order to gain any clues about the “Death Gun.” Then, a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle extends Kirito a helping hand. With Sinon’s help, Kirito decides to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes to become the target of the “Death Gun” and make direct contact with the mysterious avatar.


The Blu-ray and DVD of the Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale anime film will release in Japan on September 27 and will come with English subtitles. The Blu-ray and DVD will also release in North American regions on December 19.

Visit the film’s website here: http://sao-movie.net/
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