News Accel World Science-Fiction Anime's TV Ad Posted
posted on 2012-03-16 09:49 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Accel World television anime series began streaming a 30-second television commercial on Friday. The series will adapt Reki Kawahara's original science-fiction light novel series of the same name.
The two-cours (two-quarter or half-year) anime will premiere 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.