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24 of 24 episodes seen
It's ironic that in this Accel World, the fat ones are the ones who excels the most. I'm talking to Haruyuki, the biggest (literally) damn loser in his school. I personally believe that his character design must be changed? Why? His appearance is not suitable in the lovey dovey scenes with Kuriyukihime.. That's my honest opinion.. I think that Haruyuki's design must be the weak, fragile and the un-nutritious type of loser, not the healty loser..
On the other hand, I appreciated the way of Haruyuki being a loser. He is really bullied and disrespected. That is a good plot device and a good reason why all of this Accel World stuff happened. The guy wants to be tall, to be thin, to have a good reputation, to be a perfect guy.. Who doesn't want that?
Ok, here's a short introduction of the series.. Haruyuki is a big loser in the school. Then out of nowhere, I don't really get the logic, the school council president Kuruyukihime took an interest in him. Not that simple interest, also a loving interest.. (What the Hell) She gave the loser the program that can change his life, the Brain Burst.. And it really happened.. The loser became a champion... in the Accel World... So, here comes the challenger and the show begins!! FIGHT!!!
Like what I am doing.. Here are my thoughts..
This is the story of underdogs.. No doubt.. It is the story how underdogs rise from the pits of hell to the top of the mountain.. This is the life struggle of Harayuki.. He is bullied, so he has low self esteem.. In the real life, he is a loser, but in the Accel World he can do unlimited possibilities.. The story also elaborates the concept of having Alter Egos.. You know, just like superheroes.. They are living normally in normal life but when danger arises they became different individuals.. This is also the same with this game.. Not only that, all armors embodied personal scars and trauma.. You can say that this series has an emotional direction mixed with awesome action scenes and sometimes off-the-hook love scenes..
I would like to comment on Haruyuki.. Like what I am implying.. He doens't need to be fat and short in order to be a super loser. There are still character designs that can match the character spirit.. But, I must admit.. the super loser factor is a key factor in order to insert the emotions in this series
I would like to thank everybody that this is not a pure harem anime or whatsoever because I will not really watch it.. Why? Because of Haruyuki..
This is good.. The artwork in the real world as well as the Accel World are good. In terms of the Accel World armors, the armors of the main characters are good. Haruyuki's armor is good.. The armor will look good with the shiny shimmering effects.. Though sometimes there are armors who are lacked of design or rather effects..
The sound is OK...
This is where things get interesting..
There are this times wherein I say "What the hell.. Why are you like that".. I will discuss why..
1) Haruyuki... Big losers act like big losers.. Well, he is crying and disappointed.. But the way he act and cry, he is like below 5 years old.. I mean I was like "AARRGH!! Stop it!!". And the way he is obsessed with Kuroyukihime, what the hell.. There are also times wherein he will have perverted thoughts about the girls he met, that was absolute "AAARGH!!" I don't know why, but I think I'm gonna blame it to his appearance.. He is like a maniac when he is in perverted mode (Pardon me).. But the catch is this, and I keep on telling this.. Maybe all of that character setup is to the sole purpose of injecting emotions in this series..
2) Chiyu.. What the hell is wrong with you? Who are you in love to? Haruyuki or Taku? (Mataku..) It is like she wants to do a two timing between the two guys.. I find it really "AAARGH!! What the hell.." Come on... Not only that, I found that I'm really annoyed on her tsundere like attitude.. Was that Tsundere?
3) Seiji Noumi.. This is the real villain type.. From the moment he entered the series, he shows the true meaning of evil.. He is bullying, creating mind games, doing dirty tricks, blackmailing.. From the moment he was introduced, I really want to punch him in the face and say "FU!!".. Wow, that is so good about this series.. I really hate the guy so much that when he was defeated I shouted "Yeah!! Die Motherf*****!!" To be honest, Seiji Noumi helped me watch the show and complete it overnight.. He is too damn annoying, which means he is a effective villain..
Well, there are the main points I noticed.. On some characters such as Kuruyukihime and Taku.. They are both fine.. The others were fine..
Even though at times the characters are annoying, they are contributors in having a good series.. The super loser mode of Haruyuki is the main focus.. He is an underdog and I like underdogs who beat the hell out of those bossy class individuals such as Noumi.. The main enjoyment factor for me is when Noumi was defeated.. He is like very pathetic at the same time you will feel the loneliness because there are flashback that shows how he lost everything.. But I don't give a damn about the drama side of Noumi.. I really enjoyed the moment when he was defeated. It was the absolute victory.. Even I had an evil laugh when Noumi was defeated. It was refreshing.. Really..
Well, it is mixed emotion but I gave it a high mark because of the enjoyment factor.. The emotions are in the air.. Sometimes you feel the drama and sometimes you feel annoyed. But, one things for sure, you will experience annoyance but it is integral part of the story..
Well, that's my review of my first anime series that I finished with an MAL account that's why the ideas are so fresh.. Accel World is a good anime.. That's it