Crunchyroll Adds Laid-Back Camp The Movie, Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, & More Anime Films

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Crunchyroll has announced more new anime film releases coming on its digital platform this November. The films that will be streamed on the service includes Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night, Laid-Back Camp The Movie, PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie, and many more titles. 

Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night was initially released in U.S. theaters on December 3, 2021 through a partnership between Funimation and Aniplex of America. Meanwhile, Laid-Back Camp The Movie will premiere at this year’s upcoming Anime NYC event before debuting on Crunchyroll worldwide including India, but excluding Asia, as well as Central and South America.

The announcement comes after the streaming service added a slate of anime films this past summer since August. The titles have so far included JUJUTSU KAISEN 0, AKIRA, your name., Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Boy and the Beast, Afro Samurai: Resurrection, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, The Stranger by the Shore, Sword of the Stranger, ODDTAXI In the Woods, Sing a Bit of Harmony, Fruits Basket -prelude-, and the PSYCHO-PASS Sinners of the System film trilogy, among many others. 

Crunchyroll subscribers can continue to look forward to more anime films coming to the service. The release schedule is subject to change and both subbed and dubbed languages may vary per title. 

Here is a full list of details for each film’s release dates on Crunchyroll in November:


King of Thorn (Sunrise)

Crunchyroll describes the film as: 

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?

Origin: Spirits of the Past (Gonzo)

Crunchyroll describes the film’s synopsis as: 

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. 

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

Crunchyroll describes the film as: 

Confident with 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? 


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

The film is described by Crunchyroll as: 

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. 

Laid-Back Camp The Movie (C-Station)

Crunchyroll describes the film as: 

Shima Rin has left her hometown in Yamanashi to live on her own in Nagoya while working for a small publishing company there. On one winter’s weekend in the not-too-distant future, as she’s planning a bike tour, she unexpectedly receives a message from an old high school friend, Ohgaki Chiaki, saying she’s currently in Nagoya. Chiaki now works for an organization promoting tourism in Yamanashi, and she’s in charge of a project to reopen a facility that was closed a few years ago.

When Rin casually suggests that such a large property would make a good campground, Chiaki is inspired. She gathers up all of their old camping buddies—Kagamihara Nadeshiko, who works at an outdoor goods store in Tokyo; Inuyama Aoi, who’s now an elementary school teacher in their hometown of Yamanashi; and Saitou Ena, who works at a dog grooming salon in Yokohama—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. 

Source: press release 

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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