Accel World

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Even in the future, all the advances and innovation in the world can’t change the dynamics of the school playground. And for Haruyuki Arita, a fat kid in junior high, that means he’s destined to always be at the bottom of the food chain, prime pickings for the school bullies. But when he encounters the beautiful Kuroyukihime, an avatar in the virtual world where he relaxes, Haruyuki’s life is turned on its head as he dives into Brain Burst, a mysterious computer program, and the Accelerated World with her help. And it’s in the Accel World that Haruyuki casts off his depressing reality and takes hold of the chance to become a Burst Linker, a knight to protect his princess!

Associated Names
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Kasoku Sekai
アクセル・ワールド
加速世界(小说)
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Latest Release

Date Group Release
08/28/16 Tyrant’s Eye... ss2
08/28/16 Tyrant’s Eye... ss1
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rdawv
rdawv rated it
February 24, 2016
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It's a JP light novel, so expect a herbivore-MC. Which can be somewhat forgiven because the MC is overweight and unattractive in the real world. He slowly gains recognition and respect in the virtual world, and his naive and hardworking attitude somehow manages to attract a group of people surrounding him. However, it can be a long and arduous journey to read because the MC constantly doubts himself and doesn't see the reason why he is the core of the group. There are many times I find myself wanting to... more>> slap the MC to grow a spine and take charge, but that would turn it into a different novel entirely. Even the anime adaption struggles to make the MC a compelling character. Not because of his chubby self, but the way he whines. Clearly he has something truly advantageous and yet it is like a millstone around his neck and he is not entirely sure whether it is a good thing or not to be dragged into the secretive virtual world. Readers and viewers can get annoyed with him, just like how many are annoyed at Evangelion's Shinji Ikari ("you're given a giant robot to pilot and all you want is moan and cry about not getting daddy's love" - some critics).

At least the story and MC is a change from the quiet confidence of Kirito from Sword Art Online. Both are similar (there is a short crossover between the two), but while Haruyuki struggles to accept his newfound ability, Kirito is more than happy to use his.

If you like reading about a MC who struggles with his self-confidence, give this a try. Or watch the anime for the animated fighting scenes. The anime can be considered a faithful adaptation of the first 4 volumes. <<less
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Kuro no Maou
Kuro no Maou rated it
January 20, 2016
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I read 4 volumes and I can proudly say that this novel is absolute sh*t. All of the characters are downright annoying and the two leads are constantly whining like little bitches. Also I want to punch chiyu in the face
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mechafanboy
mechafanboy rated it
October 26, 2016
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I heavily preferred this ln over SAO, primarily because it's the inverse of SAO, where the character begins as a Gary Stu and pretty much acts accordingly, the opposite is the case here where a character starts with too many weaknesses and slowly becomes a Gary Stu.

That said, a lot of the storyline arcs are frankly boring and/or absurd in my opinion and the main overall plot hasn't really moved in...... a very long time. The characters frequently get stronger, but given the strength of the opening in terms of... more>> how much of a bad position the characters should be in from the beginning in terms of bad blood... Basically no one actually cares.

The world building also leaves a lot to be desired in the sense of it only happening during the beginning of arcs and introducing some new aspect of the world that frankly feels like the author not planning out material rather than setting up a world and having the characters interact in it.

For all it's faults, I still did enjoy a lot of it, but I'm having trouble convincing myself that I want to consider rereading any of it. Thoroughly mediocre I think would work best. <<less
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