English: Accel World
Synonyms: Accelerated World
Published: Feb 10, 2009 to ?
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SynopsisNo matter what age it is, the "Bullied Child" will never disappear. The overweight, Middle School student, Haruyuki, was one such kid. The only time he could relax completely, was when he would play a squash game on the local network the school had set up. He loved playing this simple game as he can forget painful times while immersed in it.
It was fall. He was passing his time like this until one day, he had an encounter with the school's most beautiful, refined girl, "Snow Black," which changed his life abruptly. Introduced to the software she transmitted, Haruyuki learned about "Accel World." A program that enhances one's mind capabilities, with certain side-effects.
It was the moment the guy on the lowest rung at school became "Burst Linker," protecting the Princess as her knight.
Based on a light novel series by Kawahara Reki.
BackgroundAccel World won the Dengeki Novel Grand Prize in 2008.
The series has been published in English by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since July 22, 2014.
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-they have the same author
-both have virtual reality games
-both have a system where they can dive into the online network
-they have different kinds of characters, kirito and haruyuki are two sides of the same coin, complete opposites but have similar roles, kirito is the cool black hero, while haruyuki is the shining silver knight but the one thing they have in common is that they both of them are good with VR games and are both are the ones who save the day
-SAO is more of fighting to stay alive and for freedom while accel world is more of fighting to keep on fighting, to become the strongest
-they have the same author
-Both deal with Virtual Reality
-Light Novel even Involves A Crossover in which both of the main characters meet.
Main Differences are in the main character design both in virtual reality and outside of it. Kirito is portrayed more of the dark swordsman, while Haruyuki is more of a shining knight. While outside of the Virtual Reality, Haruyuki is overweight and shy, while Kirito is semi-underweight (from spending 2 years in virtual reality) and outgoing. Also Sword Arts Online is more like a team deathmatch, where dying in game equals dying in real life while Accel World is more of fighting to keep your Accel abilty.
Both series has the theme of science fiction where the main male protagonist meets a strange female beauty. From there, another world of science fiction is presented in which he "enters" a game.
Both series features action, drama, some comedy, but also a mystery surrounding behind the scenes.
Both series features shounen style battles where scores really do count.
Both series takes place in another alternate world where strange technology is involved. At the same time, they meet a strange girl who is a beauty while forming a special bond with them.
Both series contain science fiction themes that explores technology beyond our times. There are antagonists that opposes the main characters and their friends but also a little mystery behind the scenes regarding them.
Both series employs action, drama, comedy, some emotions, and later on romance.
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