Accel World (アクセル・ワールド, Akuseru Wārudo) is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. It has been adapted into two manga series both published in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko Magazine. The series has also been adapted into a 24-episode anime series by Sunrise began airing on April 6, 2012. It will also be adapted into two video games for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.
Main article: List of Accel World Light Novel Volumes Accel World started as a light novel written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. Originally, Kawahara entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works' 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and the novel won the Grand Prize. The first novel was published by ASCII Media Works on February 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. As of December 2011, ten volumes have been published.
Main article: List of Accel World Episodes
The novel series has been adapted into an anime, and start airing on April 6, 2012. The opening theme of the series is "Chase the world" by May'n, and the ending theme named "unfinished" by Kotoko featuring FripSide. Viz Media announced the streaming of the anime on Hulu as of April 6, 2012.
Main article: List of Accel World Chapters
A manga adaptation titled Accel World illustrated by Hiroyuki Aigamo began serialization in the May 2010 issue of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko Magazine. The first two tankōbon volumes were released on July 27, 2011. A four-panel comic strip manga titled Acchel World. (あくちぇる・わーるど。 Akucheru Wārudo?) illustrated by Ryuryū Akari also began serialization in the May 2010 issue of Dengeki Bunko Magazine. The first tankōbon volume was released on July 27, 2011.
Main article: List of Accel World Video Games It will be adapted into two video games. They will be simulation games for the PS3 and PSP with the first as Accel World Stage:01 Awakening of the Silver Wings.