Accel World

Accel World

Accel World

English Title: Accel World
Japanese Title: アクセル・ワールド — “Accel World”
Author: Reki Kawahara
Illustrator: HiMA
Translator: Jocelyne Allen
Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi, Romance
Original Run: February 2009 – ongoing
English Run: July 2014 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)
English Publisher: Yen Press (Yen On)
Volumes in Japanese: 21 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 11 (In Progress)
Average Price Per VolumePaperback – $12

Synopsis: 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!

Volume 1 – Kuroyukihime’s Return
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Released July 22, 2014 — ISBN-13: 978-0316376730

Volume 2 – The Red Storm Princess
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Released November 18, 2014 — ISBN-13: 978-0316296366

Volume 3 – The Twilight Marauder
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Released March 24, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316296373

Volume 4 – Flight Toward a Blue Sky
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Released July 21, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316296380

Volume 5 – The Floating Starlight Bridge
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Released November 17, 2015 — ISBN-13: 978-0316296397

Volume 6 – Shrine Maiden of the Sacred Fire
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Released March 22, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316296403

Volume 7 – Armor of Catastrophe
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Released September 20, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316358194

Volume 8 – The Binary Stars of Destiny
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Released December 13, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316317610

Volume 9 – The Seven-Thousand-Year Prayer
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Released March 21, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316502702

Volume 10 – Elements
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Released June 20, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316466059

Volume 11 – The Carbide Wolf
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Released September 19, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316466059

Upcoming Releases

Reviews of Accel World
Anime News Network: Vol 1Vol 5
Case Suitable for Treatment: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5Vol 6
Fandom Post: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 5
Justus R Stone: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5
Takyobon: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation
MAL Entry — 24 episodes — Aired April 2012 – September 2012
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Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 4 of the light novel series

Manga Adaptation
MAL Entry — Published September 2014 – ongoing (English releases by Yen Press)
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7 responses to “Accel World

    • Now is a great time for checking out light novels, since they’ve been seeing a resurgence in the West lately. Hopefully this site can be helpful for finding another book you would enjoy! I’ll have to make a nice Suggested Reading post some time.

  1. Do you think this series is ever going to get a Kindle version?

    How can I contact Yen On on this situation?

    I would buy all novels release so far but I don’t want a physical copy :/

    • You can try giving them a tweet — their Twitter is @yenpress.
      It is possible that they are working something out to get digital releases for Accel World in the future, as it appears some volumes of Sword Art Online are starting to crop up as ebooks.

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