A stage event at the 2015 Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival event revealed that Kawahara Reki's Accel World light novel series inspired a new anime project titled Accel World: Infinite Burst. Kawahara wrote an original story for the new anime, and it features new characters. The event showed footage for the new anime but did not specify its format.
Later, it was revealed that this new anime project would be a movie. The movie was released in Japan on July 23, 2016.
Then, the original story begins by showing a new character in what appears to be a gymnasium. She had an accident that caused her to be hospitalized. The scene shifted off to a territory battle between Nega Nebulus and Great Wall, where Sky Raker and Ardor Maiden were fighting against two Burst Linkers. Meanwhile, Scarlet Rain and Blood Leopard were also battling against multiple Linkers.
The scene shifted again to a battle between Silver Crow and Ash Roller. Black Lotus and Green Grandee appeared as each Legion's leader. But, before they could even battle, a huge storm appeared and destroyed the battlefield and immediately disconnected all the Linkers from the Accelerated World. Back in the Real World, Shinomiya informed everyone that the Brain Burst Application didn't work as the icon was grayed out, rendering every Linker unable to Burst Link.
Staff and Cast Edit
- Original Creator: Kawahara Reki
- Original Novel Illustration: HIMA
- Director: Masakazu Obara
- Character Design/Animation Director: Aikei Yukiko
- Duel Avatar Design/Action Director: Kabashima Yousuke
- Animation Production: Sunrise
The returning cast includes:
- Misawa Sachika as Kuroyukihime
- Kaji Yuuki as Haruyuki
- Toyosaki Aki as Chiyuri
- Asanuma Shintarou as Takumu
- Hidaka Rina as Yuniko
- Hara Yumi as Utai
- Nanri Yuuka as Rin
- Akasaki Chinatsu as Tsukiori Risa
A novel titled Accel World: Leap to Infinity (アクセル・ワールド －無限への跳躍－, Accel World -Mugen e no Chōyaku), written by Kawahara Reki, was given to those who watch the film within the first week of its premiere in Japanese theaters.
Another special novel, titled Accel World: Return to Eternity (アクセル・ワールド －永久への帰還－, Accel World -Towa e no Kikan), written by Kawahara Reki, was attached to the Limited Edition of the movie's Blu-Ray disc release.
The smartphone game, Accel World: End of Burst (アクセル・ワールド エンドオブバースト), is set in the stage after the movie.