Accel World

Accel World

MyAnimeList - 7.45
Anilist - 6.9
Kitsu - 7.3


Average Rating

Haruyuki Arita is an overweight, bullied middle schooler who finds solace in playing online games. But his life takes a drastic turn one day, when he finds that all his high scores have been topped by Kuroyukihime, the popular vice president of the student council. She then invites him to the student lounge and introduces him to "Brain Burst," a program which allows the users to accelerate their brain waves to the point where time seems to stop. Brain Burst also functions as an augmented reality fighting game, and in order to get more points to accelerate, users must win duels against other players. However, if a user loses all their points, they will also lose access to Brain Burst forever. Kuroyukihime explains that she chose to show Haruyuki the program because she needs his help. She wants to meet the creator of Brain Burst and uncover the reason of why it was created, but that's easier said than done; to do so, she must defeat the "Six Kings of Pure Color," powerful faction leaders within the game, and reach level 10, the highest level attainable. After the girl helps Haruyuki overcome the bullies that torment him, he vows to help her realize her goal, and so begins the duo's fight to reach the top.

User Rating: 3.58 ( 4 votes)


English: Accel World
Japanese: アクセル・ワールド
Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2012 to Sep 22, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Genco, Rakuonsha, Warner Bros. Japan, flying DOG, ASCII Media Works
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Game, Sci-Fi, Romance, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p, 480p, 720p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Masakazu Obara – Director
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
Hiroyuki Hashimoto – Episode Director
Hiroshi Ikehata – Episode Director
More >>

Theme Songs

OP1: “Chase the world” by May’n (eps 2-13)
OP2: “Burst The Gravity” by ALTIMA (eps 14-23)
ED1: “Chase the world” by May’n (ep 1)
ED2: “→unfinished→” by KOTOKO (eps 2-13)
ED3: “Unite (ユナイト)” by Sachika Misawa (eps 14-24)

Episode List

01: Acceleration
02: Transformation
03: Investigation
04: Declaration
05: Aviation
06: Retribution
07: Restoration
08: Temptation
09: Escalation
10: Activation
11: Obligation
12: Absolution
13: Violation
14: Arrestation
15: Destruction
16: Imagination
17: Fragmentation
18: Invitation
19: Revolution
20: Domination
21: Insurrection
22: Determination
23: Consolidation
24: Reincarnation



A fat kid plays an online game and gets all the girls (and maybe a couple boys). Still better than SAO.


I really do love this show, just wish they had given us another season.


One of the better shows exploring virtual reality. Got some pretty engaging character development.


Combining fantasy, gaming and slight mecha.


you know how SAO had great ideas and potention at first but came out as shit? this show skipped the first part




Not sure why this wasn’t more popular than SAO…


    Demon Alpha

    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece