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Accel World

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In a world where everyone connects to an online network, pudgy Haruyuki Arita can't seem to catch a break. Constantly bullied, afraid to face reality and paranoid his two childhood friends pity him, the teenager uses online games as a way to escape his problems. But things change one day when Haruyuki's beautiful upperclassman Kuroyukihime approaches him with a mysterious time-decelerating program known as Brain Burst - there‘s just one catch. To keep the ability, he must defeat other Brain Burst wielders in Accel World, an exclusive, virtual MMORPG, and the newbie player will need all the help he can get. Eager to prove he's not a pathetic weakling, Haruyuki joins forces with Kuroyukihime to challenge fierce competitors and discover just how incredible Accel World and he truly are.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Accel World OVA OVA 2012 TBD
Accel World Specials DVD Special 2012 TBD

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Accel World (Light Novel) 2009 TBD
Accel World 2010 TBD
Accel World. 2010 TBD
Accel World / Dural - Magisa Garden 2012 TBD
Name Role
Yukiko AIKEI Character Design
Masakazu OBARA Director
Hiroyuki OSHIMA Music

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Title Author Score Date
Accel World Danmonkey 9/10 Jan 15, 2014
Accel World Kaijo 9.5/10 Jun 2, 2013
Accel World ilubsanime 9.5/10 Mar 8, 2013
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My 2014 Watch List Skygryphon 45 Apr 18, 2014
Explus yasar 447 Apr 17, 2014
Good anime Kraskie 71 Apr 13, 2014
LeeCZ watched Accel World at 24 of 24 episodes
SupahEspecial stalled Accel World at 8 of 24 episodes
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IronSamurai rated the Accel World anime 2.5/5 stars
IronSamurai watched Accel World at 24 of 24 episodes

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K

Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video shows the killer's confession at the scene. He is one Yashiro Isana, claiming to be the Colorless King; and he is now a wanted man - not only to the Red King's faction, but also the Blues charged with keeping the peace. He is even sought by Kuroh Yatogami, a knight of the former Colorless King sworn to slay any unworthy successor. Only, the subject of their struggle, "Shiro", is a nondescript young man living an unremarkable life in an island academy, and seems to have no recollection of killing anyone. To keep his life, Shiro must prove his innocence; but what is the truth behind his mysterious past, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of Kings?

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biggkenny

Both animes have "kings" and both are about different factions of people with different powers. There are some major differences but this simple fact kept reminding me of accel world when watching k

closetanimefan

Both are about different colored kings fighting for power, and have a smilar feel. If you liked the politics of one I suggest you check out the other.

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Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer

Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...

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zethib

The game within the anime makes me directly think of Angelic Layer, using avatars in the shape of puppet made me think of that.

Accel World is a more mature take on the idea of a fighting game while AL is more kid oriented, i enjoyed them equally yet i felt more conscerned with Accel World.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!

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NarkyOtic

If you enjoyed Accel World, you'd likely enjoy Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu. These anime are both based much within a school environment and school life, contain strong elements of 'transformation' into avatars for the sake of battle within a virtual environment, and also contain very similar notes of mismatched love interests and competing females. Both of these series contain a sense of trial and achievement - one with a slightly more contextually serious undertone, and the other with a more comedic one - however both are main drivers in character and plot development throughout each series.

I recommend these both ways, as the common elements are fresh and distinct enough for both to be appealing to either audience.

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2

It’s summer time, and even when they’re not at school, the students of Class 2-F are as idiotic as ever. With Akihisa and Yuji attempting to pick up girls at the beach and a simple trip to the festival turning into a cross-dressing beauty pageant, the holidays are proving to be just as stressful for the boys. But even back at school, life doesn't settle down. With Hideyoshi and his sister swapping places for the day, games of "strip doubt" after class, and academic training camps, it seems this semester will be just as hectic as the last.

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NarkyOtic

If you enjoyed Accel World, you'd likely enjoy Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2. Like the first series of Baka to Test to, these anime are both based much within a school environment and school life, contain strong elements of 'transformation' into avatars for the sake of battle within a virtual environment, and also contain very similar notes of mismatched love interests and competing females. Both of these series contain a sense of trial and achievement - one with a slightly more contextually serious undertone, and the other with a more comedic one - however both are main drivers in character and plot development throughout each series.

I recommend these both ways, as the common elements are fresh and distinct enough for both to be appealing to either audience.

watch it online now!

Denno Coil

Denno Coil

In a futuristic world, the virtual world is merely a layer on top of reality; within it, cyberpets are abundant and information is plentiful, and it is only visible by wearing special cyberglasses. In Daikoku City, this cyberspace is behaving strangely: cyberpets are going missing, dark entities known as "the Illegal" roam obsolete space that shouldn’t exist, and a large pink antivirus program known as Satchii wanders the streets, attacking both virus and pets alike. Sixth grader Yuko Okonogi has just moved to Daikoku City, and after cyberdetective children help her rescue her lost dog, she soon joins the others in a search for the truth behind these strange occurances.

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snivets

If you liked the aspects of either show that involved whole-body-experience virtual realities, then give the other a shot. In both shows, the main characters have to solve problems and win fights that involve their opponents bending the rules of those cyber-realities, exploring the meaning and limits of friendship along the way.