Ranked #966
Accel World

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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.731 (scored by 121700 users)
Ranked: #9662
Popularity: #78
Members: 215,419
Favorites: 2,293
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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.

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Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Misawa, Sachika
Misawa, Sachika
Arita, Haruyuki
Arita, Haruyuki
Kaji, Yuuki
Kaji, Yuuki
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
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Ikehata, Hiroshi
Episode Director
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director

Add episode Episodes

Episodes  5 / 24
Aired  Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Status  Finished Airing

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Nov 7, 2014 5:24 PM
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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Sep 22, 2012 1:12 PM
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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Mar 14, 2014 9:55 AM
Accel World was one anime that I honestly did not have many expectations for. The main reason being: before watching the show, I have constantly been hearing about how bad the main character looks, and that his personality is horrible. As such, when I was watching the anime, I made it a point to ignore these comments, and to go in with an open mind, then judge the anime from there. Honestly, I was really surprised by just how good it turned out to be.

Story (9/10)

A short summary of Accel World is that this is set in the future, where humans have a device known read more
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Apr 7, 8:59 PM
This anime has a lot of good and bad things about it. For the most part, I liked the anime but there were things i just couldn't get past.

Some good things:
1. I love the futuristic VR gaming world that Accel World creates. While it's been done a million times, at least they don't mimic SAO or .Hack
2. The psychological aspect to this anime is also very likable. Watching how the character's personalities become submersed into Brain Burst was an interesting look into how games can actually have an effect on people.
3. The art designs for avatars and landscapes were well thought out. They were all read more
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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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