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Accel World


Alternative Titles

English: Accel World
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
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

Statistics

Score: 7.651 (scored by 166,093 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #11372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #83
Members: 296,399
Favorites: 3,026
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Ranked #1137Popularity #83Members 296,399
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Haruyuki Arita is an overweight, bullied middle schooler who finds solace in playing online games. But his life takes a drastic turn one day, when he finds that all his high scores have been topped by Kuroyukihime, the popular vice president of the student council. She then invites him to the student lounge and introduces him to "Brain Burst," a program which allows the users to accelerate their brain waves to the point where time seems to stop. Brain Burst also functions as an augmented reality fighting game, and in order to get more points to accelerate, users must win duels against other players. However, if a user loses all their points, they will also lose access to Brain Burst forever.

Kuroyukihime explains that she chose to show Haruyuki the program because she needs his help. She wants to meet the creator of Brain Burst and uncover the reason of why it was created, but that's easier said than done; to do so, she must defeat the "Six Kings of Pure Color," powerful faction leaders within the game, and reach level 10, the highest level attainable. After the girl helps Haruyuki overcome the bullies that torment him, he vows to help her realize her goal, and so begins the duo's fight to reach the top.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

Obara, Masakazu
Obara, Masakazu
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Tokoro, Tomokazu
Tokoro, Tomokazu
Episode Director, Key Animation
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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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5camp
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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Infinite
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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golila-3
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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shawnofthedeadz
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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