Axel World / Accelerated World / アクセル・ワールド
Accel World (アクセル・ワールド) 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. 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.
The year is 2046. Haruyuki Arita is a young boy who finds himself on the lowest social rungs of his school. Ashamed of his miserable life, Haruyuki can only cope by indulging in virtual games. But that all changes when Kuroyukihime, the most popular girl in school, introduces him to a mysterious program called Brain Burst and a virtual reality called the Accel World.
The story of this anime is actually quite creative. Although the concept of characters being able to go into different worlds isn’t something completely new, the idea of turning this amazing but over-used concept into a basic setting where everyone is capable of doing so due to technology is actually more amusing than I expected. The main character has something and someone that he wants to protect and will probably want to become the strongest because of that which is really nothing new, but this overly simple motif actually adds a very inviting feeling to this anime.
[May 09, 2012] May’n – Chase the world
[May 16, 2012] Kotoko – →unfinished→
[Jul 25, 2012] ALTIMA – Burst the Gravity
[Jul 25, 2012] Accel World Vol.1 Bonus CD
[Jul 25, 2012] Accel World Original Soundtrack feat. Hiroyuki Oshima
[Aug 01, 2012] Sachika Misawa – Unite
[Aug 29, 2012] Accel World Original Soundtrack feat. Onoken
[Aug 29, 2012] Accel World Vol.2 Bonus CD
[Sep 26, 2012] Accel World Original Soundtrack feat. MintJam
[Sep 26, 2012] Accel World Vol.3 Bonus CD
[Oct 24, 2012] Accel World Vol.4 Bonus CD
[Nov 28, 2012] Accel World Vol.5 Bonus CD
[Dec 26, 2012] Accel World Vol.6 Bonus CD
[Jan 30, 2013] Accel World Vol.7 Bonus CD
[Feb 27, 2013] Accel World Vol.8 Bonus CD
[Mar 27, 2013] Accel World REGION RECORDS 1
[Apr 24, 2013] Accel World REGION RECORDS 2
[Nov 20, 2013] →unfinished→ (English ver.)
[July 20, 2016] KOTOKO×ALTIMA – Plasmic Fire
[Sep 28, 2016] Accel World INFINITE∞BURST EXTRA CD OST