Accel World

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Synonyms: Accelerated World
Japanese: アクセル・ワールド
English: Accel World
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: VIZ Media
Studios: Sunrise
Genres: ActionAction, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: SchoolSchool, Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.211 (scored by 389417389,417 users)
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Ranked: #31792
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Popularity: #283
Members: 716,165
Favorites: 3,914

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Accel World adapts the first 4 novels of Reki Kawahara's light novel series of the same title, as well as content from the 10th novel.

Characters & Voice Actors


Oosawa, Nobuhiro
Obara, Masakazu
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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  (eps 1)
2: "→unfinished→" by KOTOKO  (eps 2-13)
3: "Unite (ユナイト)" by Sachika Misawa (eps 14-24)

Episode Videos


Sep 21, 2012
I'm not going to play the game of “is this a good series??” here folks. Accel World is one of those series that will invoke nerdgasm towards those who have a strange taste of the cyber world. This piece of work that Sunrise is presenting here can be described as a wildly entertaining phenomenon that blurs between the lines of fiction and reality.

Accel World (sometimes also known as the Accelerated World) is an anime adapted series written by Reki Kawahara. The author is also involved with the immensely popular ongoing series, Sword Art Online. Both series focuses on futuristic technology beyond our times that involves ...
Apr 10, 2013
Mixed Feelings
From the uncreative mind that dumped Sword Art Online into your face comes his other famous light novel series, Accel World. I really don't see how people actually think Reki Kawahara's works are good. They're not. They're merely otaku-pandering wish fulfillment that's all style and no real effort put into them. Although Accel World is better than Sword Art Online, only by a little.

This 24-episode adaptation by Sunrise is set in the year 2046, where people have wireless access to the internet using NeuroLink, which is basically a computer built into your body. The story follows a junior high school student named Haruyuki Arita, who ...
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 ...

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