Accel World

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  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (2,366)

Accel World is a Japanese anime television series that is distributed in North America by VIZ Media. The anime is based on the light novel series of the same name written by Reki Kawahara, which was illustrated by Hima. The animated series is directed by Masakazu Obara and produced by Sunrise, one of the most prominent animation studios in Japan.

The series is set in the year 2046 and follows a young student named Haruyuki Arita. He is often ridiculed by his peers due to his short stature and lack of athleticism. In this world, people use a device called a Neuro Linker, which allows them to access the internet and interact with virtual reality. Haruyuki is a frequent user of this technology, spending most of his time playing a game called Brain Burst.

One day, he is introduced to a mysterious upperclassman named Kuroyukihime. She is the student council vice-president and is known for her stunning looks and intelligence. Kuroyukihime invites Haruyuki to play another game she enjoys, which is called Accel World. In this game, players can accelerate their cognitive processes in the real world, effectively slowing down time. This allows them to react and think faster than others.

As Haruyuki becomes more engrossed in the game, he begins to learn that Kuroyukihime is part of a secret organization called Nega Nebulus. This group aims to destroy another group known as the Six Kings of Pure Color. These six individuals have control over the Accelerated World, and seek to maintain their power at all costs.

Throughout the series, Haruyuki and his classmates become embroiled in the politics of these two groups as they attempt to undermine one another. As a member of Nega Nebulus, Haruyuki is tasked with assisting Kuroyukihime in her quest to bring down the Six Kings. Along the way, they encounter other players who are looking to gain power in the virtual world, as well as those who seek to destroy it altogether.

The animation quality in Accel World is stunning, with fluid movements and detailed character designs. The world itself is beautifully realized, with vibrant colors and intricate details. The music is also fantastic, with a mix of upbeat tracks and haunting melodies that perfectly complement the action on screen.

The voice acting in the series is superb, with Stephanie Sheh providing an excellent performance as Kuroyukihime. Her commanding presence and cool demeanor make her a standout character. Erik Scott Kimerer also delivers a great performance as Haruyuki, capturing the character's insecurities and determination with ease. Kira Buckland rounds out the main cast as Chiyuri Kurashima, another member of Nega Nebulus who is fiercely loyal to Kuroyukihime.

Overall, Accel World is a fantastic anime that is sure to delight fans of the genre. Its blend of action, drama, and romance make for a compelling story that will keep viewers engaged from start to finish. With stunning animation, great characters, and thrilling plot twists, this series is not to be missed.

Accel World is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2012.

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24. Reincarnation
September 21, 2012
Silver Crow is determined to settle his score with Dusk Taker once and for all.
23. Consolidation
September 14, 2012
Haruyuki and Takumu set out for their final showdown with Nomi. Chiyuri wishes to join them, and they agree to let her come along.
22. Determination
September 7, 2012
In Akihabara, Haruyuki and Pard hear the name of a Burst Linker called Rust Jigsaw who doesn't show up on the matching list. Believing he may hold a clue to uncover Dusk Taker's secret, Haruyuki and Pard challenge Rust Jigsaw to a duel.
21. Insurrection
August 31, 2012
Haruyuki asks Niko to help train Takumu in obtaining the "Incarnation." But Niko explains that in order to obtain it, one must first confront one's personal weakness.
20. Domination
August 24, 2012
Silver Crow and Cyan Pile's combined attack severely weakens Dusk Taker. But the two are shocked when they see Chiyuri enter the battlefield as Lime Bell and heal Dusk Taker.
19. Revolution
August 17, 2012
Ruka and Mana introduce Kuroyukihime to their master, Crimson King, who turns out to be an old acquaintance of Kuroyukihime's. According to Crimson King, a very powerful Enemy is preventing them from hunting down regular Enemy units.
18. Invitation
August 10, 2012
Kuroyukihime is challenged to a Brain Burst match by two girls named Ruka and Mana. Kuroyukihime easily wins the match, but learns that the girls were actually testing her to see if she was powerful enough to help solve their problem.
17. Fragmentation
August 3, 2012
Haruyuki receives a call from Kuroyukihime, who is away on a school trip. Touched by her kind words, Haruyuki vows to settle the score with Dusk Taker on his own.
16. Imagination
July 27, 2012
Ash Roller takes Silver Crow to meet his master Sky Raker, previously known as the Burst Linker who came closest to flying in Accel World. Sky Raker explains the "Incarnate System," which allows Burst Linkers access to their hidden powers.
15. Destruction
July 20, 2012
Haruyuki rebuffs Nomi's threat and challenges him to a duel, only to lose in an unexpected way.
14. Arrestation
July 13, 2012
Takumu loses a kendo match to a new student named Nomi, who appears to be using the power to accelerate. But the matching list does not show any new Duel Avatars appearing in the area.
13. Violation
July 6, 2012
It is the start of a new school year. Haruyuki and Takumu reluctantly agree to install the Brain Burst program into Chiyuri, who hopes that this will bring them closer together, like old times.
12. Absolution
June 29, 2012
The battle between Black Lotus and Yellow Radio is halted by the sudden appearance of Chrome Disaster. Silver Crow is wracked with fear as he witnesses the monstrous power of his target.
11. Obligation
June 22, 2012
During their hunt for Chrome Disaster, the Nega Nebulous is ambushed by the Yellow Legion led by Yellow Radio, a.k.a. the Yellow King. Yellow Radio takes advantage of the non-aggression pact shared between the other kings.
10. Activation
June 15, 2012
The unexpected drama of letting Kuroyukihime and Niko spend the night at his place has left Haruyuki feeling very tired.
9. Escalation
June 1, 2012
Haruyuki's little guest is revealed as Scarlet Rain, a.k.a. the Red King.
8. Temptation
May 25, 2012
Haruyuki comes home one day to find a cute young girl greeting him with a smile.
7. Restoration
May 18, 2012
Haruyuki hires a bouncer known as Aqua Current to guard him until he can regain his lost Burst Points.
6. Retribution
May 10, 2012
The battle between Silver Crow and Cyan Pile ends with Silver Crow's victory. Having reconciled with Takumu, Haruyuki now focuses on training to level up in Accel World.
5. Aviation
May 3, 2012
The identity of Cyan Pile is revealed to be one of Haruyuki's closest peers, who has been consumed by the power to accelerate.
4. Declaration
April 27, 2012
Haruyuki suspects that Cyan Pile is challenging Kuroyukihime within Accel World via access through Chiyuri's neuro-linker.
3. Investigation
April 20, 2012
A Duel Avatar called Cyan Pile is seeking to challenge Kuroyukihime in battle within Accel World.
2. Transformation
April 13, 2012
Haruyuki, now a Burst-Linker, suddenly finds himself thrown into a deadly match against a vicious biker named Ash Roller. Haruyuki is unable to grasp the situation and is quickly defeated.
1. Acceleration
April 6, 2012
Arita Haruyuki. A young boy whose chubby appearance and shy disposition makes him a constant target for school bullying. Ashamed of his miserable life, Haruyuki can only cope by indulging in virtual games.
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Accel World is available for streaming on the VIZ Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Accel World on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (2,366)