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Accel World

Accel World

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 108620 users)
Ranked: #8942
Popularity: #78
Members: 191,989
Favorites: 2,196
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Accel World
Spin-off: Accel World Specials
Sequel: Accel World EX

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroyukihime
Kuroyukihime
Main
Misawa, Sachika
Japanese
Misawa, Sachika
Buckland, Kira
English
Buckland, Kira
...
Arita, Haruyuki
Arita, Haruyuki
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Choi, Han
Korean
Choi, Han
...
Kurashima, Chiyuri
Kurashima, Chiyuri
Main
Sheh, Stephanie
English
Sheh, Stephanie
Toyosaki, Aki
Japanese
Toyosaki, Aki
...
Mayuzumi, Takumu
Mayuzumi, Takumu
Main
Asanuma, Shintaro
Japanese
Asanuma, Shintaro
Eom, Sang Hyeon
Korean
Eom, Sang Hyeon
...

Staff

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



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Nov 7, 2014
shawnofthedeadz
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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Mar 1, 2015
jj26287
This anime is one of those that have a great idea and have a good storyline to back that idea. So in other words it doesn't disappoint. With fantastic art styles, and solid character development, it makes this anime quite an enjoyable experience. Despite the main character being a disappointing fail for most, the anime does a good job making him grow and develop in the virtual world and also the real world. He transitions from being a person with low self esteem who lets others take advantage of him to a somewhat more mature character who learns to stand up for himself and his read more
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Aug 6, 2012
Smooched
"Entertaining and yet frustrating to watch." That is my description of Accel World in a nutshell.

Haruyuki Arita is the biggest loser in school. And the author did a darn good job portraying him to be one. He’s 3 feet tall, morbidly obese, and has a propensity to cry more than your 3-year-old nephew. His character design was too exaggerated; you can still be a loser while having the right body proportions you know?

However, the most popular girl in school, Kuroyukihime, takes an interest in Haru. She got him to install the program: "Brain Burst", which opened the gates to an alternate online universe called read more
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Sep 22, 2012
Infinite
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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Recommendations

The story line involves the idea that you enter a world that is a virtual reality. They have similar art styles and the game play for the characters is different, but the real world repercussions are more drastic in one series then in the other, but they are still there.
A great story, characters, and a very nice ending. It's also about a guy who fights in "another world".
Futuristic? Check, Awesome? Check, Derpy protagonists? Check, Awesome female protagonists? Check, Rival childhood friends? Check, Awesome seiyuu? Check!! What else is there to list? Both animes are friggin amazing they even have same same seiyuu and both have ass kickin' OSTs what are you waiting for go watch it NOW!
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.

There is combat scenarios that relies on strategy both mentally and physically. The battles themselves are presented in a shounen-like way with quick movements, thinking, and brutality. Surprisingly enough, both series' OST has a catchy tone that matches the battle phases of duels/conquests.

There is also comedy with a dose of cuteness involving some of the characters and their interactions.
The main setting for both Anime is a school. There are interactive avatars, more prevalent in one Anime then in the other. The main character is looked down upon in the real world because they happen to not have any ability that allows them to succeed in the real world, but once they get to the "game" they end up being important in some regard.
Similarities:

Same guys who are losers in the real world found themselves in a game in which they are the masters.

Same situation where guy meets hot babe in the game.

Same situation where alliances will be formed.

Dissimilarities:

In one anime the game is a life or death situation, while the other has more to do with reaching the level 10.......or at least that's what it was suppose to be.

The art in one anime is too flashy, while the other is too practical.

The main guy in one anime is 22 year old NEET, while the main guy in the other anime is 14 year old overweight middle schooler.

The main chick in one anime is tall but flat chested, in the other anime the chick is one bodacious hottie.

The guy in one anime has a sotcon relationship with the girl....since the girl is a year ahead of the guy, while in the other anime it is a bit of a lolicon since the girls is still a minor.

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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