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OP2 Sequence

OP2: 「Burst The Gravity」 by ALTIMA
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「Arrestation; 策略」 (Sakuryaku)

Finally! A new OP and ED! And if that’s not enough, we get more awesome shower scenes – this time with Chiyuri and Haruyuki actually in the midst of it.

First things first though, the new opening and ending themes! Did they live up to my expectations? To be honest, not really. The reason being is because I probably grew too attached to the old ones; especially the ending which I thought fit in with every cliffhanger. The new songs fall a little short for me, although it might take me a while to fall in love with them too. The new opening and ending scenes on the other hand are so beautiful! I love all the shots featuring Kuroyukihime (and the feathers) and the whole ending is devoted to her! I’m not sure what the Black Lotus vs. Kuroyukihime theme is about… I’d like to hope she’s not actually schizophrenic. Anyone also mind telling me what’s up with the joyride between Ash Roller and Silver Crow?

And now we can discuss the lovely shower scene.
There was one earlier on featuring Kuroyukihime, and later on, an unforgettable Yuniko. Obviously we can’t neglect Chiyuri’s. It never seizes to amaze me how Haruyuki always finds himself in the most uncomfortable situations. Not to mention that they would never happen in real life. I mean… really?! My first instincts to hide someone in the shower are not to push him against a wall with my chest. I guess if the door is semi-opaque, you can likely see shadows… but I still stand by what I said. These situations give boys false hope that they will actually be thrown into a shower with their best friends. I guess for the sake of television, everything is possible though so I will not say it is impossible.

Now I will begin my rant on Noumi! Who is the most disrespectful little brat I’ve seen in a long time! What is his problem? Where does all this hate for Haruyuki and Chiyuri come from? Not to mention that he knows all their identities and secrets… This kid needs a good smacking (like Joffrey from Game of Thrones). I still don’t know what his intentions are and it pisses me off that he thinks he holds a lot of power over them, bullying others and even harassing Chiyuri like that made me shiver in my seat. His avatar also looks like a monster of some sort with the tentacles as arms. I wonder what kind of childhood he had then…

I thought this episode also made a good case for Chiyuri and Takumu’s relationship. A lot of people argue that Chiyuri shows more affection towards Haruyuki than Takumu and I agree… I think the show heavily implies that Chiyuri might like Haruyuki more than friends. However, this episode proved that Chiyuri also cares a lot about what her boyfriend thinks and she doesn’t want any misunderstands between her and Takumu. I know a lot of people will probably disagree and don’t see how Chiyuri and Takumu are still together (I find it hard to believe too), but I think their relationship is built on a lot of trust and they’ve already made it past that awkward hump. The fact that they’re still together must say a lot about their relationship so I hope people will give them some credit.

Full-length images: I know you all love them, so here are more shower scenes for y’all


ED2 Sequence

ED2: 「ユナイト」 (Unite) by 三澤紗千香 (Sachika Misawa)
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July 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm
  • July 15, 2012 at 2:24 pmKTNO

    Well kids, this is what you call an asshole.

    (oh and thank you Mr in charge of the new OP, you just spoiled half the rest of the show to us)

    • July 15, 2012 at 3:28 pmderpy derp

      it’s getting to the point where it’s common sense to put spoilers in OP/ED, it’s silly..

    • July 15, 2012 at 5:56 pmhaseo0408

      More like: kids this is what you call a psychopath.

    • July 15, 2012 at 6:18 pmFiShar

      Raging the whole time after the 1st half of the show. Thanks to the “I am King” guy.

    • July 15, 2012 at 7:20 pmKamui04

      Actually putting spoilers in the OP has been a staple of Sunrise.

    • July 15, 2012 at 11:07 pmDa5id

      Uh…I haven’t read the light novel, and I have no idea what any of these new scenes mean yet, so how exactly are they spoilers again?

      • July 16, 2012 at 1:01 amKTNO

        OH COME ON.
        We now know all the future characters and their avatar, we know that Nomi is a player (no surprise here but I was excepting a little something), we know that Ghost Rider guy is coming back (and I can guess his identity)…

        Of course There are always spoilers with new OP (except for some, like in the early Bleach, when they made an OP full of non-existent battles) and it’s not as bad as Fairy Tail’s OP but still, now we Will know who is a player and what his avatar look like.

      • July 16, 2012 at 6:00 pmDa5id

        So, the only things that have been “spoiled” is that there will be new characters that also have avatars (because otherwise, why would we care) and that characters who haven’t shown up in awhile will return (because otherwise, why would we care).

        WOW, WITH SO MANY KEY DETAILS GIVEN RIGHT OFF THE BAT. We obviously know everything that’s going to happen just by watching the opening, so why even bother watching the show, right?!

        Seriously though, you guys have to quit confusing “spoilers” with “teasers”. Teasers are meant to give hints as to the plot’s advancement without giving the whole thing away, like trailers, which is basically what an opening and ending are supposed to be for the section of the show it’s used for. You can’t fit 12 episodes of plot into 90 seconds, no matter how hard you try.

    • July 16, 2012 at 5:02 amjrj

      well, spoiler or not… all the OP did was to introduce new characters… and I assure you, all of them will play a part in the arc… but they tells you nothing about the plot… (although you can guess who is with what faction lol…)

  • July 15, 2012 at 2:33 pmdarkrising

    the new opening is badass and i do not like that nomi guy. he needs to die.

    • July 15, 2012 at 5:51 pmhaseo0408

      There not a single person in the universe who likes that guy and he needs to die after some heavy torture.

      • July 16, 2012 at 1:17 amJHN

        I say we do a Mirai Nikki crossover say Noumi is plotting to take Yukki away. :3

        ~Yeah it’s random, but Mirai Nikki has been on my mind lately for some reason.~

  • July 15, 2012 at 2:49 pmShiden

    About Ash Roller
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    I think I found the ED far funnier than it actually is… UMBRELLA SMASH!

  • July 15, 2012 at 3:03 pmxRichard

    Plot holes: the episode. I’ll unleash some Frodo questions:

    1. Why didn’t Haru or Chiyu record their conversation with Noumi?
    2. Why there’s no high school security camera filming the entrances to the locker rooms? Noumi should have been caught when he entered the girls’ locker room to set up his trap. Unless he’s not working alone, this was too convenient for him.

    Any LN reader that knows what’s up? This whole blackmail scenario felt too forced.

    • July 15, 2012 at 3:51 pmBreedo

      we don’t know that your first idea hasn’t happened without our knowing it, but the second one you could explain by his seemingly top grade hacker ability, he hacked Haru’s vision! I’m sure a school cam could be altered accordingly. I spose they could hack their way out of it too lol. hacking dues ex virus. it all seems plausible to me but i’m always last to figure out hyouka too, :P

    • July 15, 2012 at 4:08 pmScruffy

      Agree 100%. Anyway the best response with an asshole like this is say ‘sure go ahead!’. Their threats of revealing all are empty as they will be exposed at the same time. There is some justification I guess as to why Haru would not as he is used to being bullied but Chiyuri?? She would rather let some leach grope her??

      Overall this episode was particularly lame. The villain was just a one dimensional asshole. This has moved from my watch to ‘might pick it up later’ spot now.

    • July 15, 2012 at 7:44 pmKamui04

      To answer your questions, I’ve read a bit of the LN as well as read some summaries.

      As to the recording, yes they have the tech on their Neuro Linkers that’s why handheld cameras are obsolete, and rarely seen outside of antique/second hand shops, as pointed out by Haru when Noumi mentioned how he sneaked one into the shower room. But because of privacy concerns there are restrictions to the use of Neuro Linker recording. One instance of this is when Haru was surprised at his picture that KYH took and he ask how and when she took it, imprying she can bypass such restrictions with her h4ck1n9 sk1llz.

      Iirc from the LN there were cameras but again for privacy concerns, they are the shower rooms after all, they don’t reach down to their entrances or something.

    • July 16, 2012 at 1:15 amKinny Riddle

      Conversation also involves talk of AW, which would create complications if it were ever exposed to outsiders, regardless of whether outsiders believe them or not, the risk is more with exposing themselves to other hostile Burst Linkers.

  • July 15, 2012 at 3:04 pmNymphetamine2791

    Man, I wanted Taku to come out and smoke Noumi in the face.

    I wish that with all this fancy technology they would be able to prove their innocence by, oh, idk, say record the entire conversation when Noumi is unveiling his plan by that tree? lol

    • July 16, 2012 at 11:45 pmFallenrock

      Their conversation was brain burst heavy if you know what i mean, If i were an adult watching this I’d have quite a few incriminating questions for both parties.

  • July 15, 2012 at 3:05 pmmangaka-chan

    I can’t help but think that the new ED is a metaphor for something… =_=;;

    • July 15, 2012 at 5:52 pmhaseo0408

      All I know is that I watched the whole ED with my jaw drpped by the surprise.

  • July 15, 2012 at 3:20 pmzleihsh

    I think Chiyuri handle the shower situation very mature.
    As for Noumi, I hope Kuroyukihime will squash him like a bug later on, or he should at least get PUNCHED!! He really piss me off. xP

  • July 15, 2012 at 4:01 pmSwordhack4

    Now I know why everyone said this new arc would be rage inducing. I actually found myself gritting my teeth and yelling out “STAY AWAY FROM CHIYU YOU SON OF A BITCH!!” to my computer screen. (Sorry screen). I loved this episode. The first time a heart felt outburst actually escaped from my mouth over an anime. Dat Shower Scene <3 .

    Epic Opening is epic. "Tera Faster Stage!?" (Oh Yeah Yeah !!) "Now you tell me where you wanna go!" (Accel World!!). And I miss the old ED song but the new ED is funny xD

  • July 15, 2012 at 4:02 pmNitro

    Haruyuki = Accel World’s Yuki Rito (To Love-Ru)?

    also, about Chiyu/Taku/Haru’s relationships… i never once saw how there was a problem. friendships and couple relationships are very different things and you can’t really just lump both together into one blob of feelings. both bring forth different interactions and thoughts, and are entirely different sets of relations. you can be better friends with someone than with your spouse.

  • July 15, 2012 at 4:04 pmkazuyakun

    I seriously hope Takumi comes and smashes Noumi’s face in then castrates him. While watching this I wanted to punch him everytime he showed up on my screen.

  • July 15, 2012 at 4:23 pmClick

    I’ve got nothing but complaints.

    They’re trying too hard to make Noumi look like the most evil guy on earth. They might as well have thunderclouds and fire breathing dragons following this guy around. If you give this guy a monocle and a sweet handlebar stache, you have the quintessential James Bond villain. Characters like Noumi tend to be completely one dimensional and are just there to create conflict. He needs motive, not “Look at me, I’m so evil” hijinks. Accel World has problems with emphasizing only one character trait and atmosphere building.

    Also, the physical full burst just popped out of nowhere and stinks of plot device. A cognitive ability with seemingly little drawbacks that powerful just popped into existence. Instead of duking it out, which I do understand, Haru should have just called his bluff. But since that would void the plot, the viewers have to slog through it.

    And I also laughed during the Noumi Chiyu hostage scene. If you think about it, its, well, the same as every blackmail NTR porno every created with the cable and Chiyu’s neck replacing… you know.

    • July 16, 2012 at 5:11 amjrj

      for one… Naomi is as evil in the LN if not more… so nobody should complain about that… and if you know what he had been through, you will understand why he acts the way he does… (that will be revealed later in the arc)

      second… about physical burst and physical full burst, the latter has been shown early on, so no surprise there. the former, which is a toned down version of it, shouldn’t come as a huge surprise either. to be honest, by your logic, the whole brain burst program is a plot device… I don’t see any problem with it… in fact, this is kind of like what happens in RL when people abuse their power (just not so awesome power)

      and the last part… well, I don’t know how many NTR stuff you have seen… I totally don’t see that as NTR for one (Chiyu is not willing to be held hostage)

  • July 15, 2012 at 4:23 pmDanF

    Yea, I am not the only one that thought that guy was like Joffrey.
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    It might of been better to wait another week before switching openings cause:
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    • July 15, 2012 at 5:59 pmhaseo0408

      The only thing the bastard lacks is blode hair and green hair but the spirit is all Lanister, Tywin would´ve been proud.

    • July 15, 2012 at 6:45 pmhaseo0408

      I meant blonde hair and green eyes, have to pay attention to my english.

  • July 15, 2012 at 4:28 pmBenz

    Now some of u see what I hate about this arc the most is the bad guy at the end did not get the punishment he rightly deserve, Show Spoiler ▼


  • July 15, 2012 at 4:56 pmRockmanshii

    Besides the reasons you pointed out, I also don’t like the new villain because he’s lacking way too much in charisma. Even before watching this episode and seeing what he did to Chiyu, I didn’t even give a shit about him. Since it’s obvious they WILL beat him up anyway, I’m pretty much just waiting for the time when they’ll kick his ass like a chore. Unless Accel World turns out to be one of those stories where the heroes doesn’t win but I doubt that will happen. Sadly judging by the OP it seems like it’ll take some time. Maybe it won’t though. You never know. With OPs that tend to “spoil”, there’s actually a lot of instances where the things shown in the OPs doesn’t happen at all.

  • July 15, 2012 at 5:23 pmSheapy

    So anyone who has read the light novels mind spoiling how far the OP goes? I kind of want Vol. 5 to be animated, but I’m not sure if they revealed Show Spoiler ▼


    • July 15, 2012 at 5:35 pmgungnir

      OP seems to go up to volume 4, with some chapters from volume 10. So we most likely won’t see the person you want to see. Besides volume 4 is a good place to end season 1 (if there’s more than 1 season.

    • July 16, 2012 at 5:15 amjrj

      I wish they could do vol. 5 as well… but that guy you are asking first showed up in vol.4 in the LN… so too bad we won’t see his awesome full power, but I will keep my finger crossed… Sunrise better pump out a season 2 with that awesome 5 volume long arc!

      • July 16, 2012 at 6:27 pmSuppa Tenko

        Do you guys read the JPN version or is there an alternate site to Bakatsuki because it only has up to vol 3 namely the chapter right after this episode?

      • July 16, 2012 at 7:42 pmjrj

        for me I read Chinese translation… for others I am not sure. If you want the chinese translation, just find me in the irc channel xD

  • July 15, 2012 at 5:29 pmgungnir

    About Ash Roller’s joyride that seems all too weird and not fit anywhere,

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    And who the heck is the pink heart avatar/girl in third pic of OP? Anybody knows?

    • July 15, 2012 at 5:39 pmBenz

      Shes from vol. 10 LN a side story of sort the same as those two in the fourth pic. Don’t wanna spoil whole story but shes actually mad strong or rather her special power is mad useful. I think that the LN storyline would have been so different if the kings know about her power.

      • July 15, 2012 at 5:45 pmgungnir

        Oh yeah thanks i remember now. Because it’s kinda a side story i skimmed most of it. Only one i really remember was Aqua current who already showed up.

  • July 15, 2012 at 5:30 pmAnanas

    • July 15, 2012 at 5:50 pmgungnir

      Someone will pay indeed.
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  • July 15, 2012 at 6:08 pmfrubam

    Feels like an NTR hentai in this ep(>.>)…

    • July 15, 2012 at 6:47 pmxRichard

      Hahaha, you reminded me of a really funny reverse-NTR Accel World H-doujin.

      (SC56) [Digital Lover (Nakajima Yuka)] D.L.action 68 (Accel World)

      The plot goes kinda like this: After the night’s round, KuroHime (a possessive girlfriend) cables with the sleeping Haru to check out his recorded vision. She finds that he not only recorded their love making, but also how he cheated on her with the entire female cast. And in the last page, she finds a hidden recording with…. Takumu! XD

      • July 15, 2012 at 9:37 pmWilfriback

        OH GOD WHY I read your post…

      • July 15, 2012 at 11:19 pmKinny Riddle

        Wow, Nakajima Yuka released a second AW doujin?

        Right, I’m off to read it.


        LOL at last page with Taku.

      • July 16, 2012 at 6:37 amSalbazier

        LOL gotta read this just for the lulz

  • July 15, 2012 at 7:06 pmQwert

    You have to love the security cameras they have in this world.

    For everyone’s safety they seem to have them everywhere… except for all of the convenient places they don’t have a single one where all of the bullies just congregate.

    • July 15, 2012 at 7:43 pmMike

      anime logic 101 my young padawan

  • July 15, 2012 at 8:12 pmShadow74

    New opening with spoilers and my curiosity is triggered, XD.
    I have read the comments on further in the story and, in addition to being hooked on seeing when they passed, wanted to see pictures of the new characters as Sky Raker, and who is the avatar as robot-screw in the opening?

    • July 16, 2012 at 5:28 amjrj

      sky raker is capped here, so just look above :) as the screw avatar, he is from vol.10 side story. Lv.7 crimson kingbolt (part of the purple legion)… :)

      • July 16, 2012 at 8:37 amShadow74

        I never imagined an avatar designed as elegant and refined, XD. Really, it never crossed my mind that this was the appearance of the avatar of “Sky raker”, so delicate and feminine for a fighting game.

      • July 16, 2012 at 12:49 pmBenz

        Sky Raker is my favorite character in Accel world, she is just so hot and sexy, funny too.
        Theres an on-going joke about Haru have this attraction for older women, Hime, raker, pather, and the latest the twin blade from blue side. Funny thou I guess haru is that fat chubby little brother that these female all see, their motherly love just can’t help but take care of him XD.

      • July 16, 2012 at 4:56 pmShadow74

        That joke is broken with “Scarlet Rain”, or am I wrong? XD

      • July 16, 2012 at 7:51 pmjrj

        well, sky raker is indeed an awesome avatar… so is the RL person :) well, just hope sunrise will pump out a season 2 so we can see her to shine even more xD

        as to the older sister joke, Taku has to take some blame for it… he is the one that constantly reminding Haru about it… Though if Niko/scarlet rain is a combo breaker, wait till you see UI/Ardor Maiden if we have a season 2… Haru the lolicon xD

  • July 15, 2012 at 8:16 pmGrandier

    Thank you Noumi! This is my favorite part of the LN – seeing Haru slapped around like the little bitchwad that he is. It was a pleasure to read what was going through Haru’s mind after what happen in the Duel – and I for one had a smile on my face, as well as a slight boner, as I read and reread that pathetic little pigs thoughts.

  • July 15, 2012 at 8:29 pmShadow74

    I’m curious about what are the qualities of the black-type avatars. Black Lotus fight with swords and cut by a touch. Roller Ash (¿Ash is black right?) his/her body is weak but his bike is his power. And Dusk Taker (LN readers already know about this, and I do not hide spoilers). What do they have in common to have a black avatar? Are their personalities or their traumas?. All I can say is they are great skills and their designs are of my favorites.

    • July 15, 2012 at 8:36 pmgungnir

      Ash Roller isn’t black. It’s a variant of green approaching blue (yeah i know it makes no sense). To be honest there really isn’t many black avatars so far to analyze. Only two pure black avatars are known so far and their skills are vastly different, at least from the little skirmish lotus and the other one had with each other.

    • July 16, 2012 at 5:32 amjrj

      well… KYH in vol. 10 vs chapter (cross over chapter with SAO) Show Spoiler ▼

      apparently the property of black is intentionally undefined at this point, and as said above, only two true black avatar are confirmed in the LN so far.

      • July 16, 2012 at 6:39 amSalbazier

        what’ss the name of the other one?

      • July 17, 2012 at 1:53 amMixed Milkshake

        Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 15, 2012 at 8:33 pmShadow74

    I wait patiently publication of “Kokoro Connect 02″ Cherrie-sama, does a great job, do not rush.

    • July 15, 2012 at 9:47 pmCherrie

      Tomorrow for sure =)

  • July 15, 2012 at 11:11 pmKinny Riddle

    With Kuroyukihime away, the cute ED of her jealously whacking her alter-ego over who gets to own the piggy became the last remaining thing that draws me to put up with what seems to be a quite depressing arc, featuring a jackass that’s actually succeeding in making the audience grind their teeth.

  • July 15, 2012 at 11:44 pmHutch Hutchenson

    Feed em to tha gators!

  • July 16, 2012 at 1:24 amSouloa

    Yay the redeeming part of this arc has been shown! Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 16, 2012 at 1:44 amSilentCid

    I think Chiyuri if she would of told Takumu about the situation I don’t think he wouldn’t stop trusting her. Haru and Taku were trying to find some evidence that the brat was a burst linker. Haru didn’t know that was the Girls shower room and for that it was a complete accident. Taku didn’t think nothing of it when Chiyuri wanted to have the burst link program and Haru recieved the shorter cable link.

  • July 16, 2012 at 1:45 amewok40k

    for all the Joffrey haters(myself included):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuJROtF2jRY
    vicious fool…

    • July 16, 2012 at 7:38 amCherrie

      Glad that people got my reference to GoT ;) Some terrible characters just never die and deserve to burn -___-’ while all the good characters always get the short end of the stick.. so sad.

  • July 16, 2012 at 3:26 amAzarum

    Yay! Asuna from SAO will have a prominent role in AW after all! (The voice actor for Megumi in AW is the same for Asuna in SAO)

  • July 16, 2012 at 3:28 amTingster013

    I hate Chiyu even more now, stupid b****h, if you like Haru, then stop dating Taku, you will break his heart when he learn the real truth and it is gonna be stupid….

    • July 16, 2012 at 4:21 amAndrew

      Agree. I’m think it’s replica for Kuroyukihime: “Don’t touch my Taku” :) But – this arc very depressed me … I’m don’t like NTR.
      If “evil guy” try blackmailed/harrasing Kuroyukihime i’m drop this arc.

    • July 16, 2012 at 4:23 amAndrew

      Haru of course. Mistake.

    • July 16, 2012 at 6:12 amD-LaN

      Um…Haru kinda have “I DATING OR NY EQUIVALENT OF IT WITH K-Y-HIME” printed on his face So chick gotta hv a “BF” 4 her own comfort…

    • July 16, 2012 at 7:56 amgungnir

      You shouldn’t judge Chiyu too hard. If you hate her now you will undoubtly want to skin her to death in a few episode’s time. But she has her reasons and if you know what her true ability is you’ll see why.

      P.S. Yeah her ability isn’t healing. It might just be the most ridiculously overpowered ability in the game in some ways.

  • July 16, 2012 at 5:02 amThe Moondoggie

    The ED made me LOL.

  • July 16, 2012 at 5:42 amjrj

    ok… what is up with all the bromance in the OP? well, Ash X Crow pair is a long running gag since they are arch rival in the AW community by now… but that Crow X Pile naked scene? I think the OP animator might be rotten… but at least we get to see all the new characters and something more, BUT my biggest complain is that someone’s boob got shrinked

    the episode itself has a pretty good pace, and Naomi is as hateful as he is in the LN :) though per AW style, cliffhanger always happens at where things gets heated up :( oh well, at least we get to see a good fight next episode… of course, the rage inducing feast is only starting…

    As to the ED… it is certainly fun to watch the animation… (that HP gauge is a nice touch).

    Thanks for the post Cherrie :)

    • July 16, 2012 at 7:33 amCherrie

      Thank you for always answering all the comments and your insight =)

      • July 16, 2012 at 8:14 amjrj

        glad to help :) I am doing it for fun since I read the LN and loves the series… plus, there is got to be someone to spread the love of AW to prevent ALL fans from going to the other side (yes, SAO, I am looking at you) xD

        plus, I enjoy your female perspective :)

    • July 16, 2012 at 8:12 amMagreaves

      Actually…Show Spoiler ▼

      • July 16, 2012 at 8:28 amjrj

        well… I assume you know the whole deal (Ash Roller case is complicated)… what I can say here is that Ash Roller is definitely a Male type Avatar (how can he not be? with that mid-finger, cursing, and all)… so the whole bromance piece is still true xD…

        As to the spoiler specifically… since it is vol.9 material, and sunrise better pump out season 2 first, I am not going to say too much about it right now

      • July 17, 2012 at 7:34 amMagreaves

        I know about the case with Ash Roller, but it just feels weird after reading volume 9 and watching this opening, especially with the hugging scene and all. O well who cares, I just wanna see Ash Roller & the parent !

  • July 16, 2012 at 6:05 amD-LaN

    No wonder the fans hate this arc, with such a psycho a-hole SOB there….

    Chiyu, too bad u gt friendzoned, but hey at least u just gave us something good.

  • July 16, 2012 at 6:20 amHakumeiJin

    I’m really wondering what these 2 idiots were trying to do when they went “Let’s find proof that he’s a burst linker!” I mean I could understand if they were ruthless enough to hack his neurolinker to get advantages or kill/wound him in an “accident” but for them confronting him just means revealing identities to someone who is obviously a burst linker (and who as far as they know shouldn’t know their identities I hope it’ll be revealed how he managed it like in Niko’s case). The whole thing just screamed we’ll make the main characters do something because the plot needs to go on to me.

    • July 16, 2012 at 6:32 amjrj

      black legion has a rule that burst linker shouldn’t use that power for RL advantage… plus, the school is kind of like their second base, so any non-member linker must be confirmed so they know what to do… (invite to legion, fight, or otherwise) Plus, Naomi has the ability to hide from duel list, so they have no way to confirm that Naomi is indeed a burst linker…

      As to Naomi, with his calculating mind and his trick to hide from the list, he already knew all the identities of black legion member… so if Haru and comp doesn’t do something, they will face the danger of PK (physical knockout)…

      • July 16, 2012 at 8:56 amGermanguy

        So this Naomi guy, is a good hacker or have a good Firewall :)

      • July 16, 2012 at 12:54 pmBenz

        He just a cheater nothing more, which is the more reason why he need to be skin-alive at the end of this arc, cheater deserve nothing less than a painful torturous death.

  • July 16, 2012 at 6:43 amTerrorhunt

    Finally, after 6 years, I have finally found someone for my ” Most Hated Character of All Time” spot. And I’m actually planning to reserve that spot solely for Damian Wayne.

    That aside, I can’t to see what’s gonna happen to that Nomi. Kick his ass, Haru!

    • July 16, 2012 at 7:29 amCherrie

      I always thought Itou Makoto was a pretty horrible character -___-’ In my mind, nothing will trump him for “Most Hated Character”.

      • July 16, 2012 at 8:00 amgungnir

        At least Makoto got the ending that did his just desserts, and If you hate Naomi now, you better have a breakable object in hand in the future when you continue watching AW. The hate meter is only 30% at most right now so you might need something to break or smash around.

  • July 16, 2012 at 8:07 amGermanguy

    Well well, know the Animes of today. have Blackmail, Mobbing and Hijacking as “normal” action. Oh lord, who the world gotten to the Dark Side of Force :)

  • July 16, 2012 at 8:16 amlolcatz

    If Noumi is a calculating bastard, then Chiyu must be the genius of all time, especially how Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 16, 2012 at 9:03 amAndrew

    I read the spoilers. I probably drop +1-4 series. Then everything will be worse.

  • July 16, 2012 at 1:03 pmSilverpenny

  • July 16, 2012 at 7:34 pmkurochan

    The new ending is cute lol

  • July 16, 2012 at 8:43 pmNone

    Chiyuri and Haruyuki really need to figure out how to win against these types of characters because they’ve been doing really bad against them so far. I hope that’s what this arc is for, to teach them how to stand up against them.

    I hope they do better with him than they did with Araya.

  • July 17, 2012 at 1:56 amTori no uta

    I somehow feel that this will fuel a Silver crow X Ash roller fanfic one day…

  • July 17, 2012 at 8:17 amGermanguy

    *Question Buzzer*

    http://randomc.net/image/Accel%20World/Accel%20World%20-%2014%20-%20Large%2031.jpg Can someone explain me what here is happening? Is he using his Real Body “Speedup” like the Black Queen used to save Taku, from the Car crash. And at that time, she said that this “Extra” consumes heavy amount of Points.

    And this Guy is using it like normal. in the Kendo match, now here. Looks like he is a) lvl 10 with tons of Points, or an Level 9 that dont wanted to Level up. And collected them like rain drops….

    Care someone to explain to me?. Thanks

    • July 17, 2012 at 8:53 ambelatkuro

      Pretty sure that’s just special effects just to highlight that both of them are moving faster than normal. You can see Haru with the same light effects in the next cap. It’s a battle in Physical Burst. The whole fist fight was shown in slow motion to highlight how it went and how feints and anticipations matter in using Physical Burst, as noted by Noumi. You’re moving very fast so you need to read your opponent’s movements to be able to hit him.

  • July 19, 2012 at 3:03 amSaangi

    Regarding the OP2, I dunno if Sunrise is a complete genius or just plain lucky.

    Show Spoiler ▼

    • July 19, 2012 at 5:24 amjrj

      again, Show Spoiler ▼

      so it totally is still bromance… at this point in the anime and in LN xD

  • July 21, 2012 at 7:02 amShirt

    Hated the first half. It was just pathetic and excruciating to watch all that lame sauce. Chili had more balls than Haru but I could care less. Ash made the episode glorious for me. His “Shiiit! Kaze-Shiiiiit!!!” line was hilarious! XD I’m sure that’s probably not what he said but that’s what I heard.

    Kiiragi needs to chew this show up and spit it out. Hate wimpy characters. Probably because I’m stuck on Yui Takamura.. Smh

  • July 21, 2012 at 11:14 amGermanguy

    Because Episode 15 is not up yet, i post it here

    Episode 15 is a weak Episode. Haku is such a Emo.. As if he has only his Wings.. What his Head bud Attack as example?

    The Story line in Episode 15 is “not good”, and that said nicely

    Is this the “Side effect” to introduce the other Burst Linkers into the Accel World Anime? Then please come with a better Story.. haku was strong at start, and then he dropped more down that the entire Anime. I just say his friend punch him. At that was right…

    You are about to destroy your Fruits, Dear Studio.

    • July 21, 2012 at 12:51 pmGermanguy

      You guys know Star Ocean the PS3 Game? The Scene when the “Main Actor” hends over the Power Source to this Lady? I shout out “You Fool, she is trick you! Damm you!”, and she really tricked him… I felt the same here. Haku, are you only Wings? What have you done before you found them out? Your Head Bud needs Wings? Your the Only one that can use Wings in the World. This Guy only needed a Head But and you have Won.. But no, you just got shocked unable to move and began to Cry…

      Haku, grown up. Known your own Weakness to get Stronger…

  • August 1, 2012 at 1:16 pmAzureNova

    Nomi is a pretty bad guy, but I don’t really understand all the hate for him. I mean yes, he’s an SOB, but people are going too far saying he needs to die, get castrated, endure years of torture just because of blackmail. The punishments everyone else mentions seems a lot more cruel than what he’s actually doing. He’s an antagonist, and he’s doing a good job being one, which makes it more interesting.

  • August 20, 2012 at 8:39 pmTopboy

    Just watched ep13+ today cause I extremely hated Dusk taker arc (so I was waited for it to end before watched It all episodes in one go) but I like new ED so much.It’s look a lot like Hyouka ED1.