Reki Kawahara Writes Accel World Short Story For 1st Accel World Infinite Burst Theatergoers
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The staff of the Accel World: Infinite Burst anime film announced on Friday that the first theatergoers to see the film in Japan will receive the "Accel World -Mugen e no Chōyaku" (Accel World: Jump To Infinity) short story (pictured below). Original light novel author Reki Kawahara wrote the story. The short story will only be available for those who see the film between July 23-29 or until the supply is gone.
The staff also revealed that Niconico and AbemaTV will stream the first seven minutes of the film, although the dates and times of the stream will be announced later. The staff had premiered the first seven minutes at a panel at Anime Expo last weekend. Niconico will also stream the entire Accel World television anime series on July 17-18.
The film will open in 24 theaters around Japan on July 23, but the staff hinted that more theaters might be added if the film does well enough.
Chinatsu Akasaki (ERASED's Airi Katagiri, Selector Infected Wixoss' Akira Aoi) will voice the new character Risa Tsukiori, a key person in the film's story.
Original light novel series author Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online) is writing the story for the original new anime. The returning staff and cast include:
- Original Creator: Reki Kawahara
- Original Novel Illustrations: HIMA
- Director: Masakazu Obara
- Character Design/Animation Director: Yukiko Aikei
- Duel Avatar Design/Action Director: Yousuke Kabashima
- Animation Production: Sunrise
- Sachika Misawa as Kuroyukihime
- Yuuki Kaji as Haruyuki
- Aki Toyosaki as Chiyuri
- Shintarō Asanuma as Takumu
- Yumi Hara as Utai Shinomiya/Ardor Maiden (from the Accel World -Kasoku no Chōten- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable game)
- Yuuka Nanri as Rin Kusakabe (from the Accel World -Kasoku no Chōten- PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable game)
KOTOKO × ALTIMA will perform the film's theme song "Plasmic Fire."
Kadokawa published the 20th volume of the light novel series on June 10. Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in English, and it shipped the sixth volume on March 22. Yen Press also publishes the manga adaptation by Hiroyuki Aigamo, and shipped the sixth volume in January. The 24-episode television anime adaptation premiered in 2012, and Viz Media streamed the series on Hulu as it aired in Japan. Viz Media released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2013.
Source: Dengeki Online (Tekeon)