New “Accel World” Anime Greenlit; TV Series Blu-ray Box Set to Be Released This Winter

New “Accel World” Anime Greenlit; TV Series Blu-ray Box Set to Be Released This Winter

Production on a new Accel World anime titled Accel World: Infinite Burst has been greenlit. This was announced at Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival 2015 held on Oct. 4. The same day, the release of a Blu-ray box set of the TV series was confirmed as well. The surprise announcement had fans delighted.

The anime Accel World is based on the light novel series by Reki Kawahara. Set in a world in which choker-shaped personal computers called Neuro Linkers are ubiquitous, bullied middle school student Haruyuki meets an upperclassman known as Kuroyukihime who challenges him to a battle in Accel World. The novels are published by Dengeki Bunko, and the series was adapted into a TV anime in April 2012 that broadcast on Tokyo MX and other networks.

Author Reki Kawahara is creating an original story for Accel World: Infinite Burst. The production side of the TV anime has also come together and includes Masakazu Obara as director, Yukiko Aikei as character designer and animation director, and Yousuke Kabashima as duel avatar designer and action director. The newest PV has also been posted to the official site.

The Blu-ray box set, slated to be released on Dec. 23, contains, in addition to all 24 episodes of the TV anime, the two OVA included with the games Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings and Accel World: The Peak of Acceleration, and all eight episodes of the bonus video series included in the released Blu-ray and DVD volumes.

Furthermore, the Limited First Edition also includes a storage box with artwork drawn exclusively for the release by the illustrator of the original novels, HIMA, three bonus CDs, the booklets included in the released Blu-ray and DVD volumes, and five Blu-ray discs packed in a deluxe Digi-Pak. It costs 36,000 yen (plus tax).

The newest novel in the series, volume 19, was also released on Oct. 10. Don’t take your eyes off Accel World as it “accelerates” more and more.

Accel World Blu-ray Box (Limited First Edition)
Price: 36,000 yen plus tax
Contents: All 24 episodes of the TV anime, both OVA included in the games, episodes 1-8 of bonus Accel World series
Format: Blu-ray (5 discs) + CD (3 discs)
Specifications: 5 Blu-ray discs, 3 CDs (dual layered) / 16:9 (1080p High Definition) / Linear PCM / Japanese / Color

Accel World
© Reki Kawahara / ASCII Media Works / AW Project

Accel World Official Site
Dengeki Bunko Official Site

Source: animeanime
Source article written by Captain Sumitani

© Reki Kawahara / ASCII Media Works / AW Project
© Reki Kawahara / ASCII Media Works / AW Project

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