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Accel World

Accel World
First light novel volume cover
(Akuseru Wārudo)
Genre Action, cyberpunk, romance
Light novel
Written by Reki Kawahara
Illustrated by HiMA
Published by ASCII Media Works
English publisher
Demographic Male
Imprint Dengeki Bunko
Magazine Dengeki Bunko Magazine
Original run February 10, 2009 – ongoing
Volumes 17
Written by Reki Kawahara
Illustrated by Hiroyuki Aigamo
Published by ASCII Media Works
English publisher
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Dengeki Bunko Magazine
Original run May 2010 – ongoing
Volumes 5
Axel World
Written by Reki Kawahara
Illustrated by Ryuryū Akari
Published by ASCII Media Works
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Dengeki Bunko Magazine
Original run May 2010 – ongoing
Volumes 3
Accel World / Dural: Magisa Garden
Written by Reki Kawahara
Illustrated by Ayato Sasakura
Published by ASCII Media Works
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Dengeki Daioh
Original run January 27, 2012 – ongoing
Volumes 4
Anime television series
Directed by Masakazu Obara
Written by Hiroyuki Yoshino
Studio Sunrise
Licensed by
MVM Films
Network Tokyo MX, TVS, CTC, tvk, TVA, MBS, AT-X, HBC, RKB, BS11
English network Neon Alley
Original run April 6, 2012September 21, 2012
Episodes 24 (+ 2 OVA episodes)
Accel World: Ginyoku no Kakusei
Developer Banpresto
Publisher Namco Bandai Games
Genre Fighting game
Platform PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable
Released September 13, 2012
Accel World: Kasoku no Chōten
Developer Banpresto
Publisher Namco Bandai Games
Genre Fighting game
Platform PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable
Released January 31, 2013

Accel World (アクセル・ワールド Akuseru Wārudo) is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. The series began publication in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint from February 2009 and is licensed in North America by Yen Press. Two manga series began serialization in Dengeki Bunko Magazine from May 2010, with another series beginning serialization in Dengeki Daioh in January 2013. An anime adaptation by Sunrise aired in Japan between April and September 2012. An English-language version began streaming on Viz Media's Neon Alley service from April 2013. Two video games were released for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 on September 13, 2012, and January 31, 2013, each containing an original video animation episode.


Haruyuki "Haru" Arita is a short, overweight boy who is constantly bullied at the Umesato Junior High School which results in him having exceptionally low self-esteem. To escape the torment of real life, he logs onto the school's Local Network where he always plays squash by himself, and his innate skills bring him the attention of Kuroyukihime, the school's popular and attractive female Student Council Vice-President.

After helping him against some bullies, Kuroyukihime introduces Haruyuki to Brain Burst, a secret program that is able to accelerate the human cognitive process to the point at which time appears to stop. Haruyuki soon learns that Brain Burst is more than just a program, but an Augmented Reality Massively Multiplayer Online (ARMMO) Fighting Game where people fight each other in fierce duels in order to obtain Burst Points which can be expended for acceleration abilities in the real world.

Kuroyukihime then enlists Haruyuki's help in reaching Level 10 within Brain Burst by defeating the "Six Kings of Pure Colour" and ultimately meet the creator of Brain Burst to learn its true purpose. With every challenge they face in the Accelerated World, Haru and Kuroyukihime, under their aliases "Silver Crow" and "Black Lotus", gather trusted allies, confront treacherous enemies and their bond grows stronger while working to attain their ultimate objective.


Light novels

Accel World began as a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. Originally, Kawahara entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works' 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and the novel won the Grand Prize.[1] The first novel was published by ASCII Media Works on February 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint.[2] As of October 2014, 17 volumes have been published.[3] At their Japan Expo USA panel, Yen Press announced the rights to publish the light novels in English.[4] The first volume was released on July 22, 2014.[5]

No. Title Japanese release English release
1 Kuroyukihime's Return
Kuroyukihime no Kikan (黒雪姫の帰還)
February 10, 2009[2]
ISBN 978-4-04-867517-8
July 22, 2014[5]
ISBN 978-0-316-37673-0
2 The Red Storm Princess
Kurenai no Bōfūki (紅の暴風姫)
June 10, 2009[6]
ISBN 978-4-04-867843-8
November 18, 2014[7]
ISBN 978-0-316-29636-6
3 The Twilight Marauder
Yūyami no Ryakudatsusya (夕闇の略奪者)
October 10, 2009[8]
ISBN 978-4-04-868070-7
March 24, 2015[9]
ISBN 978-0-31-629637-3
4 Flight Towards the Blue Sky
Aozora e no Hisyō (蒼空への飛翔)
February 10, 2010[10]
ISBN 978-4-04-868327-2
July 21, 2015[11]
ISBN 978-0-31-629638-0
5 Floating Bridge in Starlight
Hoshikage no Ukihashi (星影の浮き橋)
June 10, 2010[12]
ISBN 978-4-04-868593-1
6 Sacred Fire Shrine Maiden
Jōka no Miko (浄火の神子)
October 10, 2010[13]
ISBN 978-4-04-868969-4
7 Disaster Armor
Saika no Yoroi (災禍の鎧)
February 10, 2011[14]
ISBN 978-4-04-870276-8
8 Binary Star of Destiny
Unmei no Rensei (運命の連星)
June 10, 2011[15]
ISBN 978-4-04-870550-9
9 Seven Thousand Year Prayer
Nanasennen no Inori (七千年の祈り)
October 10, 2011[16]
ISBN 978-4-04-870954-5
10 Elements (Side Stories)
December 10, 2011[17]
ISBN 978-4-04-886241-7
11 Carbide Wolf
Chōkō no Ōkami (超硬の狼)
April 10, 2012[18]
ISBN 978-4-04-886521-0
12 Red Emblem
Aka no Monshō (赤の紋章)
August 10, 2012[19]
ISBN 978-4-04-886795-5
13 Waterside Beacon
Mizugiwa no Gōka (水際の号火)
February 10, 2013[20]
ISBN 978-4-04-891330-0
14 Archangel of the Tempestuous Light
Gekkō no Daitenshi (激光の大天使)
June 7, 2013[21]
ISBN 978-4-04-891608-0
15 Beginning and End
Owari to Hajimari (終わりと始まり)
October 10, 2013[22]
ISBN 978-4-04-866005-1
16 Snow White's Slumber
Shiroyuki no Madoromi (白雪姫の微睡)
February 8, 2014[23]
ISBN 978-4-04-866320-5
17 Cradle of the Stars
Hoshi no Yurikago (星の揺りかご)
October 10, 2014[3]
ISBN 978-4-04-866936-8


A manga adaptation titled Accel World illustrated by Hiroyuki Aigamo began serialization in the May 2010 issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko Magazine. The series has been collected in five tankōbon volumes, released between July 27, 2011,[24] and February 27, 2014.[25] A four-panel comic strip manga titled Axel World. (あくちぇる・わーるど。 Akucheru Wārudo) illustrated by Ryuryū Akari also began serialization in the May 2010 issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine. Three tankōbon volumes were released between July 27, 2011,[26] and October 26, 2013.[27] In February 2014, Yen Press announced they had licensed Accel World for English release in North America.[28] The first three volumes are scheduled for release on September 23, 2014, December 16, 2014, and March 24, 2015 respectively.[29][30][31]


An anime TV series adaptation aired in Japan between April 6, 2012 and September 21, 2012.[32] The opening theme until episode 13 is "Chase the world" by May'n and the ending theme is "→unfinished→" by Kotoko. From episode 14 onwards the opening theme is "Burst the Gravity" by Altima and the ending theme is "unite." by Sachika Misawa.[33] Warner Home Video, ASCII Media Works, Namco Bandai Games, Sunrise and Genco were involved in the production of this adaptation. Viz Media announced the streaming of the anime on Hulu as of April 6, 2012.[34] An English-dubbed version premiered on Viz Media's online streaming service, Neon Alley, on April 19, 2013.[35]

Video games

Two video games based on the series were developed by Banpresto and published by Namco Bandai Games for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.[36] The first of these, Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings (アクセル・ワールド ─銀翼の覚醒─ Akuseru Wārudo -Gin'yoku no Kakusei-), was released in Japan on September 13, 2012. The second one, Accel World: The Peak of Acceleration (アクセル・ワールド ─加速の頂点─ Akuseru Wārudo -Kasoku no Chōten-), was released in Japan on January 31, 2013. The limited edition versions of these games include an original video animation of the anime series (Blu-ray Disc for the PS3 version, DVD for the PSP version).[37] In Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman for PSP, Silver Crow is an unlockable costume.


  1. ^ 第15回 電撃大賞 入賞作品 [15th Dengeki Bunko Prize Winning Works] (in Japanese).  
  2. ^ a b アクセル・ワールド1 [Accel World 1] (in Japanese).  
  3. ^ a b アクセル・ワールド17 (in Japanese).  
  4. ^ Manga"Madoka Magica Light Novels, More Accel World, Sword Art Online"Yen Press Adds .  
  5. ^ a b "Kuroyukihime's Return, Vol. 1: Accel World" (in Japanese).  
  6. ^ アクセル・ワールド2 (in Japanese).  
  7. ^ , Vol. 2: The Red Storm Princess"Accel World".  
  8. ^ アクセル・ワールド3 (in Japanese).  
  9. ^ "Accel World, Vol. 3: The Twilight Marauder".  
  10. ^ アクセル・ワールド4 (in Japanese).  
  11. ^ "Accel World, Vol. 4".  
  12. ^ アクセル・ワールド5 (in Japanese).  
  13. ^ アクセル・ワールド6 (in Japanese).  
  14. ^ アクセル・ワールド7 (in Japanese).  
  15. ^ アクセル・ワールド8 (in Japanese).  
  16. ^ アクセル・ワールド9 (in Japanese).  
  17. ^ アクセル・ワールド10 (in Japanese).  
  18. ^ アクセル・ワールド11 (in Japanese).  
  19. ^ アクセル・ワールド12 (in Japanese).  
  20. ^ アクセル・ワールド13 (in Japanese).  
  21. ^ アクセル・ワールド14 (in Japanese).  
  22. ^ アクセル・ワールド15 (in Japanese).  
  23. ^ アクセル・ワールド16 (in Japanese).  
  24. ^ アクセル・ワールド01 [Accel World 01] (in Japanese).  
  25. ^ アクセル・ワールド05 [Accel World 05] (in Japanese).  
  26. ^ あくちぇる・わーるど。(1) [Axel World. (1)] (in Japanese).  
  27. ^ あくちぇる・わーるど。(3) [Axel World. (3)] (in Japanese).  
  28. ^ "Yen Press Adds Accel World, Übel Blatt, Barakamon Manga".  
  29. ^ (manga))"Accel World, Vol. 1 (manga) (Accel World".  
  30. ^ (manga))"Accel World, Vol. 2 (manga) (Accel World".  
  31. ^ "Accel World, Vol. 3 (manga) (Accel World (manga))".  
  32. ^ "Accel World, Natsuiro Kiseki, Zetman, Dusk maiden of Amnesia Premieres Listed".  
  33. ^ Future Teen Light Novels Get Anime"Accel World".  
  34. ^ anime"Accel World Viz Media to stream Accel World".  
  35. ^ " English Dub Cast"Accel World"Neon Alley Announces ".  
  36. ^ "Accel World, Sword Art Online Light Novels Get Games".  
  37. ^ Game's 2nd TV Ad Posted"Accel World: Ginyoku no Kakusei".  

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