So, apparently, Kirito and Asuna have been tasked with investigating “The Cyber.”
Japan’s The National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), and Japan Network Security Association (JNSA) announced that Sword Art Online‘s Kirito will be the three organizations’ honorary Cyber Security Investigator.
Kirito, along with other leads from Sword Art Online The Movie -Ordinal Scale- will advertisements and other materials, which will be uesd to instruct the public on how to protect their personal information from thieves and attackers. Digital signage will be displayed in the Kanto and Kansai regions, while print materials will be distributed across Japan from February 1 through March 18.
Visuals were released to promote the campaign, which you can check out below:
Last year, Major Motoko Kusanagi and Ghost in the Shell‘s Section 9 crew headlined Japan’s Cyber Security Awareness initiative.
Sword Art Online the Movie -Ordinal Scale- was first unveiled at the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival on October 4, 2015. Tomohiko Ito is directing the feature at A-1 Pictures, with character designs by Shingo Adachi. Series creator Reki Kawahara is penning the film’s story.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Kazuto Kirigaya/Kirito: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
- Asuna Yuki: Haruka Tomatsu
- Rika Shinozaki/Lizbeth: Ayahi Takagaki
- Suguha Kirigaya/Leafa: Ayana Taketatsu
- Klein: Hiroaki Hirata
- Andrew Gilbert Mills/Agil: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Yui: Kanae Ito
- Shino Asada/Sinon: Miyuki Sawashiro
- Keiko Ayano/Silica: Rina Hidaka
- Akihiko Kayaba: Kouichi Yamadera
Aniplex of America currently holds the rights to the movie. They describe it as:
It’s just a game,or so I thought..
A brand new story written by original author, Reki Kawahara!! People everywhere were enjoying a new game called Ordinal Scale, an ARMMORPG developed exclusively for the Augma, a new wearable console designed for AR (augmented reality) gaming. But, the players had no idea that a nightmare from the virtual world was starting to spread into reality!! As his fellow players find themselves in danger, the hero is called upon once again.
Source: IT Media