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Accel World 

Haruyuki is an overweight kid and at the bottom of the food chain at his middle school. Within the sci-fi setting of the real world he often seeks refuge in a virtual one. One day however ... See full summary »
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Stephanie Sheh ...  Chiyuri Kurashima 25 episodes, 2012
Erik Scott Kimerer Erik Scott Kimerer ...  Haruyuki 24 episodes, 2012
Kira Buckland Kira Buckland ...  Kuroyukihime 22 episodes, 2012
Lucien Dodge ...  Takumu Mayuzumi 21 episodes, 2012
Amanda Céline Miller ...  Seiji Noumi / ... 11 episodes, 2012
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Haruyuki is an overweight kid and at the bottom of the food chain at his middle school. Within the sci-fi setting of the real world he often seeks refuge in a virtual one. One day however his life changes when he is given an opportunity by the prettiest girl in the school no less, to integrate the two by means of a program called accelerated world (Brain Burst). There is a catch however, in order to keep this add-on he must score points by fighting others within the realm of this new virtual world. Written by Mattias1

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There is a fan theory that Black Lotus is the Daughter of Kirito & Asuna from Sword Art Online, another series by Reki Kawahara that takes place in the same world as Accel World. This theory is built mostly on the fact that Black Lotus' design looks like a combination between the 2 characters. See more »

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Starts interesting but messes things up later
30 December 2018 | by emoditSee all my reviews

It's a good shonen anime in the sense that it contains fights, fun and excitement, but from about the middle of the show things seem to get out of hand. The world, the characters and some conflicts are set up, and it looks like we will get a story arc about what Accel World is, what's its purpose, how it will end, etc. But then suddenly new characters are introduced, the main plot is sidelined for a much weaker subplot, much of the runtime is spent on various characters whining ad nauseam, and the "grand finale" of the show is a smallish fight with one of these new characters that solves nothing and wouldn't move the main plot forward even if it continued at all. A huge letdown to be honest. There were also problems with how new rules and ideas were introduced to the show even in the last episodes, which is never a good sign. After a certain point it inevitably feels like the creators just keep pulling things out of thin air, which kinda' ruins their previous efforts at worldbuilding. It's a lot easier to believe in a fantasy or sci-fi world if the rules governing it are coherent and unbreakable.

I still give the anime 7 stars because it had its moments, some of the concepts were interesting and some fights were enjoyable. It could have been much better though.


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6 April 2012 (Japan) See more »

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