Hanabee Streams Full Season of Accel World.
posted on by Jon Hayward
Following on from the last two weeks of Friday Streaming Announcements (Watamote and The Familiar of Zero respectively) Hanabee has followed through with their third free season, Accel World.
All 24 episodes are now online at Hanabee.com.au to watch for free.
On a side note, earlier in the year through the co-operation of Accel World fans and Hanabee we published two interviews, The first with the original creator of Accel World, Reki Kawahara (which you can read here) and the second with Masakazu Obara, the anime director of Accel World! (that you can find here).
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Set in the near-future, Accel World follows Haruyuki "Haru" Arita who is constantly bullied at his school. Haru spends his time logged onto the school network playing virtual squash and avoiding the bullies but after Kuroyukihime, the most popular and attractive student at school puts a stop to his harassment things begin to change. Haru is quickly introduced to Brain Burst, a mysterious Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online (VRMMO) Fighting Game where people can fight to gain super-human abilities in the real world and Kuroyukihime needs his help in order to defeat the "Six Kings of Pure Colour" and discover the secrets of Brain Burst.
The show adapts Reki Kawahara's original science-fiction light novel series of the same name and utilises the same voice actor cast as the drama CDs. This 26 episode adapation originally premiered on April 6th 2012 and was directed by Masakazu Obara at Sunrise. Accel World's CG work was by Orange with Hiroyuki Yoshino overseeing the series scripts and Yukiko Aikei is served as character designer and animation director.
Hanabee's original announcement of Accel World was at Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Expo in November 2014. The series has been released on DVD and Blu-ray but the two OVA episodes have yet to be released.