Accel World – 13
「Violation; 侵入」 (Shinnyuu)
I was expecting a new OP and ED this week! It would’ve been perfectly timed with the new arc and the introduction of a new mysterious student. I cheated a bit and looked up his name in order to get his introduction right – Noumi Seiji (Kobayashi Sanae), and his duel avatar will be named Dusk Taker. I hope this isn’t a spoiler… I don’t see how knowing his name will prove to spoil much in the long run. And if it does… well, let me know and I’ll be sure to wrap it under tags next time!
I initially thought that this episode would focus more on Chiyuri and her installation of the Brain Burst program. She got the hang of it fairly easily and quickly though… compared to Haruyuki, I almost feel like he learned everything at the most inconvenient times. Her duel avatar is known as Lime Bell and it fits well with her petite avatar and her color – green! I remember that green avatars are known for defense… that would explain why her health is at full bar even with her pounding away at rocks. Her healing abilities didn’t come as a surprise either… although I would like to know what kind of “traumatic” experience would lead her to gain this rare skill. It probably has something to do with her wish of bringing her friends all together again. Kuroyukihime seems to have an over-powered team now – with a healer and a flying avatar. We’ll see how the “talk” between our two heroines goes. That probably won’t take place for another few episodes though.
Then comes the departure of Kuroyukihime and a quick introduction of Noumi Seiji. Why is she leaving?! That was so… sudden and random. I sense bad things to come (well no shit, with this setup right?). She leaves Haruyuki with quite a series of fantasies though. I wonder what he’ll ask for… I would love for someone to cook me steak <3
Seiji has this very mischievous grin on his face that I want to just smack. He reminds me of one of those kids that think (or know) that he’s better than everyone else. He needs to have some sense knocked into him. I’m sure this is all part of the act though and he’ll appear to be this lonely, vulnerable boy somewhere down the lines. What his deal is, I’m still not sure yet either; I can’t even venture a guess. Perhaps he’s here to take over Black Lotus’ territory while she’s absent? Or perhaps he’s actually looking for a legion to join? My imagination has simply died recently, so I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts and predictions. For those who have read the novel, remember to keep spoilers under tags!
As for the new OP and ED… I am expecting epicness next week! And perhaps some good full lengths for me to put together.