In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the Neurolinker via their cellphone terminals. A perpetual victim of bullying, middle school student Haruyuki spends his time absorbed in games in a corner of his local network. One day he is approached by the most famous girl in his school, Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess). She gives him a strange program called Brain Burst that has the power to “accelerate the world.”
Original Run: Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Producers: Sunrise, Viz Media
Genres: Action, Romance, School, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Accel World anime takes place in the future and it’s about a game. Before I’ve watched it a lot of people told me that it’s like Sword Art Online… I seriously don’t understand why they would say something like that. I mean I can’t seem to grasp the resemblance. With that being said let’s begin the review. The story of Accel World is beautiful, it shows determination, believing in friendship and the power of friendship. I really liked the fact that they showed the progress of how Haru(the main character) improved his skills and learnt about the game. I also love, the way they showed Kuroyukihime‘s kindness, compassion and loyalty towards her friends.
The surprising part about the show for me was the fact that there were more female player than male players… Or maybe they were trying to turn it into Harem… I guess I’ll never know. The characters were pretty awesome I must say. It was incredible to see Black Lotus in action. I also like the fact that the game is actually Mecha which makes the fights that much more fun to watch. I believe that Accel Wold is worth watching. Don’t put any expectations just enjoy the anime.
Overall Rate: 9/10