EP 1

Accel World

Acceleration

Haruyuki Arita receives an e-mail from Araya, one of the students who has been bullying him, demanding that he buys him and his buddies food for lunch. Afterwards, he hides in the restroom where he links into the virtual world as a pig. As he walks towards the squash court, he sees the student council vice-president Kuroyukihime being admired by other students, while she notices him. He sets a new high score in squash and when he is about to start another game, Chiyuri Kurashima finds him and forces him to link out. Chiyuri advises Haruyuki to send the e-mails to the faculty and asks him to have lunch together, but Haruyuki refuses and runs away. Returning to the squash court, he sees that his high score is surpassed and Kuroyukihime appears before him asking him meet her during lunch the next day, promising to change his reality. On the next day, Kuroyukihime introduces Haruyuki to the Brain Burst program that allows users to "accelerate" their brain waves to make time appear to stand still. Araya, having been provoked by Kuroyukihime, throws a punch at Haruyuki, but before the punch lands the burst link is activated. While in accelerated mode, Kuroyukihime advises Haruyuki to let the punch land and to throw himself at her so that Araya would be caught on the security camera in front of several witnesses, which Haruyuki agrees to do. After exiting burst link mode, Haruyuki does exactly that and Araya is detained by security. On the way home from school, Haruyuki and Chiyuri meet up with Takumu Mayuzumi and Haruyuki runs home alone after believing that Takumu was informed about what happened during lunch. On the next day, Haruyuki connects to the Global Net to check that he has his lunch money against Kuroyukihime's orders and on his way to school, he is transported into a war-torn world where he transforms into Silver Crow and is challenged by Ash Roller to a duel.

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Haruyuki Arita receives an e-mail from Araya, one of the students who has been bullying him, demanding that he buys him and his buddies food for lunch. Afterwards, he hides in the restroom where he links into the virtual world as a pig. As he walks towards the squash court, he sees the student council vice-president Kuroyukihime being admired by other students, while she notices him. He sets a new high score in squash and when he is about to start another game, Chiyuri Kurashima finds him and forces him to link out. Chiyuri advises Haruyuki to send the e-mails to the faculty and asks him to have lunch together, but Haruyuki refuses and runs away. Returning to the squash court, he sees that his high score is surpassed and Kuroyukihime appears before him asking him meet her during lunch the next day, promising to change his reality. On the next day, Kuroyukihime introduces Haruyuki to the Brain Burst program that allows users to "accelerate" their brain waves to make time appear to stand still. Araya, having been provoked by Kuroyukihime, throws a punch at Haruyuki, but before the punch lands the burst link is activated. While in accelerated mode, Kuroyukihime advises Haruyuki to let the punch land and to throw himself at her so that Araya would be caught on the security camera in front of several witnesses, which Haruyuki agrees to do. After exiting burst link mode, Haruyuki does exactly that and Araya is detained by security. On the way home from school, Haruyuki and Chiyuri meet up with Takumu Mayuzumi and Haruyuki runs home alone after believing that Takumu was informed about what happened during lunch. On the next day, Haruyuki connects to the Global Net to check that he has his lunch money against Kuroyukihime's orders and on his way to school, he is transported into a war-torn world where he transforms into Silver Crow and is challenged by Ash Roller to a duel.


infoAbout Accel World

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. [Written by MAL Rewrite]