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Viz Media to Stream Accel World TV Anime (Updated)

posted on 2012-04-06 14:08 EDT
Company to stream series on Hulu as it airs

The streaming website Hulu posted the first episode of the Accel World television anime series with English subtitles on Friday. Hulu's webpage for the series lists the network/provider for the show as Viz Media. The series adapts Reki Kawahara's original science-fiction light novel series of the same name.

The two-cours (two-quarter or half-year) anime premiered on April 6 with the same cast as the previously revealed drama CD cast, with the addition of Shintarō Asanuma as Takumu. Masakazu Obara is directing the anime at Sunrise with CG work by Orange. Hiroyuki Yoshino is overseeing the series scripts, and Yukiko Aikei is serving as character designer and animation director.

The "future teen" story of Accel World revolves around a bullied middle school boy named Haruyuki. One autumn day in 2046, he has an encounter with Kuroyukihime, the prettiest girl in his school, that changes his life. Through a mysterious piece of software from Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki learns of the existence of the virtual "Accel World." In that moment, the lowest of the "school caste" becomes "Burst Linker," a knight defending a princess.

Update: Viz Media confirmed via press release on Friday that it is streaming the series with English subtitles on Hulu as it airs in Japan.

Update 2: Press release link added.


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