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Crunchyroll Reveals November Film Lineup

‘Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night,’ ‘Laid-Back Camp The Movie,’ ‘PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie’ and more arrive on the streamer starting November 17.  

After Crunchyroll added a blockbuster lineup of films this past summer, the anime streaming platform continues its feature lineup expansion this November with Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless NightLaid-Back Camp The MoviePSYCHO-PASS: The Movie, and others.

Released in partnership with Funimation and Aniplex of America (arriving in U.S. theaters and IMAX on December 3, 2021), Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night is the thrilling sequel to Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale-, currently available on Crunchyroll.  The franchise Sword Art Online, based on Reki Kawahara’s light novels, includes both series and films dating back to 2012.

After its U.S. premiere at Anime NYC this fall, Laid-Back Camp The Movie hits the streamer in Crunchyroll territories worldwide, excluding Asia and both Central and South America. The film, based on Afro’s manga of the same name, first released theatrically on June 19, 2022, grossing over one billion yen in Japan.  

Below is the full list of films coming to Crunchyroll this November:

King of Thorn (Sunrise), November 17

Panic spreads worldwide 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 to live?  Directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama.

Origin: Spirits of the Past (Gonzo), November 17

Long ago, the Forest was awakened and the Moon unleashed a ravenous Beast upon the Earth. Centuries later, as humanity struggles to coexist with the Forest, Agito revives slumbering Toola, who calls forth ancient technology to reshape the future from the ashes of the past. With the blessing of the Forest, Agito must save Toola from herself in order to rescue them all.  Directed by Keiichi Sugiyama.

PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie (Production I.G), November 17

Confident after the success of the Sybil System, the Japanese government begins exporting the technology to other countries. However, when foreign terrorists begin slipping through the System's security and attacking from within, Inspector Akane Tsunemori is sent overseas to investigate. When her hunt for justice forces her into a standoff with an old ally, will she be able to pull the trigger? Directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro and Naoyoshi Shiotani.

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night (A-1 Pictures), November 24

Return to the death game where it all began—Sword Art Online. In this new Aincrad Arc by 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 newbie gamer Asuna Yuuki learns 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.

Laid-Back Camp The Movie (C-Station), November 24

Shima Rin has left her hometown in Yamanashi to live on her own in Nagoya. On one winter’s weekend, she unexpectedly receives a message from an old high school friend, Ohgaki Chiaki, saying she’s currently in Nagoya and is in charge of a project to reopen a facility that was closed a few years ago. Together they decide it sounds like the ideal camping spot and is the perfect opportunity to reunite the old gang: Kagamihara Nadeshiko, Inuyama Aoi, and Saitou Ena, and the campground-opening project is set in motion. So, the story of five outdoorsy girls who became friends thanks to their shared love of camping begins once more, taking on a new challenge with the knowledge and experience they’ve gained. Directed by Yoshiaki Kyogoku.

Crunchyroll’s movie catalog has steadily increased with new titles added to its platform each month since this past August, including JUJUTSU KAISEN 0AKIRAYour Name.Wolf ChildrenThe Girl Who Leapt Through Time;The Boy and the BeastAfro Samurai: ResurrectionJosee; The Tiger and the FishThe Stranger by the ShoreSword of the StrangerODDTAXI In the WoodsSing a Bit of HarmonyFruits Basket -prelude-; and the PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System film trilogy, among many others.

Source: Crunchyroll

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