Ranked #1035

Accel World

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Accelerated World
Japanese: アクセル・ワールド


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.691 (scored by 146,258 users)
Ranked: #10352
Popularity: #77
Members: 259,562
Favorites: 2,766
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The year is 2046. Haruyuki Arita is a young boy who finds himself on the lowest social rungs of his school. Ashamed of his miserable life, Haruyuki can only cope by indulging in virtual games. But that all changes when Kuroyukihime, the most popular girl in school, introduces him to a mysterious program called Brain Burst and a virtual reality called the Accel World.

(Source: VIZ Media)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Misawa, Sachika
Misawa, Sachika
Arita, Haruyuki
Arita, Haruyuki
Kaji, Yuki
Kaji, Yuki
Kurashima, Chiyuri
Kurashima, Chiyuri
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Mayuzumi, Takumu
Mayuzumi, Takumu
Asanuma, Shintaro
Asanuma, Shintaro


Obara, Masakazu
Obara, Masakazu
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 Acceleration
Acceleration (Acceleration;加速)
Apr 7, 2012
2 Transformation
Transformation (Transformation;変移)
Apr 14, 2012
3 Investigation
Investigation (Investigation;調査)
Apr 21, 2012
4 Declaration
Declaration (Declaration;宣言)
Apr 28, 2012
5 Aviation
Aviation (Aviation;飛翔)
May 5, 2012

Opening Theme

#1: "Chase the world" by May'n (eps 2-13)
#2: "Burst The Gravity" by ALTIMA (eps 14-23)

Ending Theme

#1: "Chase the world" by May'n (ep 1)
#2: "→unfinished→" by KOTOKO (eps 2-13)
#3: "Unite (ユナイト)" by Sachika Misawa (eps 14-24)

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Apr 3, 2012
Hey you! Yeah you, the humongous loser. Are you a humongous loser? Are you convinced your lack of physical attractiveness is the sole factor preventing you from attracting members of the opposite sex? Is your only skill in life that you're really good at a computer game? Well now there's an anime just for you!

Our male lead is a chubby little kid who gets bullied by spikey haired shounen protagonists. He spends the vast majority of the episode whining about his condition, wishing he could just disappear into this video game world. We're clearly supposed to feel sorry for him, so forgive me if that read more
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Sep 22, 2012
Accel World certainly has good quality visuals, dynamic battles and an interesting setting, however past that I cannot think of anything that the show does well. You may disagree with this and my scoring, but please, allow me to justify myself because I intend to do so in full.

Let's cover a good point first though, the art and animation. The art is very consistent, and it does a great job of displaying the interactive world in its diverse and grand state. The animation for the battles is well done, I certainly didn't have any complaints, there is plenty of movement and excitement, and the read more
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Nov 7, 2014
Accel World: The show where the only ridiculously fat-short boy ever(!) finds himself in a harem filled with your typical cliches, fan service and plot. Clearly, this show can't be worth watching... Yet, despite all these and its other horrendous flaws, it is.

Unlike other shows without redeeming qualities, Accel World does do some things right.

For one, it's hard not to get absorbed in its well imagined and detailed world. From the basic yet intriguing neuro linkers to the augmented reality they can bring forth, there is a ton of cool ideas in Accel World. Whether you enjoy the romantic idea of directly linking to your read more
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Apr 21, 2012
So... the chubby main character is bullied in school and was soon introduced to a new world(video game) and will aim to become the best! How exciting?
Although we could summarize this anime this way, but its like saying Code Geass is about a high school kid trying to kill his dad after he got superpowers. There's simply more to it.

The first thing about this anime that really appealed to me was the atmospheric building. Eyes were everywhere, no matter where the main character went, somebody is around him. Since Haruyuki is quite a loser himself, he really hated to be around people, although most read more
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Accel World and Log Horizon takes place in a virtual realm where there's fantasy elements such as avatars and weapons to be utilized for combat. The main male protagonist becomes part of that world along with other characters.

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