Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night has won Anime Movie of the Year in the 9th Anime Trending Awards.
The movie is an adaptation of Reki Kawahara’s spin-off light novel series Sword Art Online Progressive. The movie was directed by Ayako Kouno with Kento Toya as character designer and chief animation director, Yukito Kizawa as scriptwriter, Yuki Kajiura as music composer, and A-1 Pictures as the animation production company. Haruka Tomatsu and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka voiced lead characters Kirito and Asuna, respectively.
The Sword Art Online series has had many placements in the Anime Trending Awards over the years, including Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld placing third for Anime of the Year in the 6th Anime Trending Awards (2019).
The nominees for Anime Movie of the Year were:
1. Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night [19,446 votes]
2. JUJUTSU KAISEN 0 [17,290 votes]
3. Sing a Bit of Harmony [14,520 votes]
4. Fate/Grand Order: Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon [12,992 votes]
5. Revue Starlight: The Movie [10,768 votes]
6. BELLE [8,690 votes]
7. Bubble [5,565 votes]
8. Drifting Home [2,637 votes]
9. Pompo the Cinephile [1,327 votes]
10. Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko [241 votes]
The full results of the 9th Anime Trending Awards can be viewed here.
Our review for Aria of a Starless Night can be found here.