Accel World Season 2: Release date, news and rumors
Accel World, known as Akuseru Wārudo in Japanese, is an anime based on a light novel series written and illustrated by HiMA.
The anime falls in the genre of adventure and science fantasy. The first season was launched on April 7, 2012, and fans fell in love with this romance and adventure anime. The anime was released two years after the launch of the light novel, which was on February 10, 2009. This was a year after the light novel was adapted into manga series. Nine years have passed since season one aired, but the fans are still waiting for Season 2. After all, Accel World is an anime that deserves a second season.
Will fans receive an Accel World Season 2 or not? Continue reading to find out!
What Happened Thus Far in Accel World
The plot is set in 2046 and focuses on Haruyuku, and a boy bullied in his school because of being overweight. To escape reality, Haruyuku plays virtual squash alone on the school’s Local Network cyberspace. His exceptional skills in video games catch the attention of Kuroyukihime, the Student Council Vice-President, who’s quite intelligent and beautiful.
Kuroyukihime introduces him to a secret program called Brain Burst which allows humans to speed up their human cognitive skills and stop in real-time. Brain Burst requires players to battle against each other to earn points that can be used in the real world for gaining acceleration abilities.
Kuroyukihime wants Haruyuku to help defeat the faction leaders of the game, top Brain Burst, and meet the creator of the game to answer why this game was created and its real purpose.
What is going on with Sunrise?
Studio Sunrise is among the well-known animation studios of Japan, and they have produced some of the most popular anime such as Love Live!, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Inuyasha, and Gin Tama.
After completing the production of season one, the studio remained active and worked on various projects, including Gintama’Overtime, Love Live! Sunshine!!, and Wave, Listen to Me. They have produced a film of Accel World, which was titled Accel World: Infinite Burst and was released in July 2016. Currently, the studio is working on the production of Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, The Second Act, and Amaim Warrior at the Borderline.
What do we know about Accel World Season 2 Thus Far?
Unfortunately, the producers have not released any information pertaining to Accel World Season 2. Although fans have been demanding Season 2, the creators have remained silent about it.
There aren’t any rumors or leaked information regarding a Season 2 either.
What are fans saying about Accel World Season 2?
Although it’s been a time since season one ended, fans have stayed loyal to the anime and are still demanding Season 2 all over social media. Some fans are becoming frustrated about why the producers still haven’t given any news concerning Season 2 despite Season 1 having received popularity from fans.
Meanwhile, some fans are saying that the writer of Accel World and Sword Art Online, Reki Kawahara, is currently focusing on the light novels of Sword Art Online. After Sword Art Online completes, then the creators might focus the Season 2 of Accel World.
Will there be Accel World Season 2?
Accel World season one was launched in 2012 and had 24 episodes and 2 OVA episodes.
The anime received worldwide popularity, as shown on Google Trends. Rebecca Silverman of Anime News Network reviewed the anime, who gave the story an A- rating, calling it similar to Sword Art Online but with better characters. Nifrigel said marvelous things about the anime, such as its storyline, characters, soundtrack, and so forth, but criticized the writer’s knowledge about virtual reality. Such good reviews should have been an encouragement for the creators to produce a second season.
Not only that, but Accel World was a profitable series as well. The light novels sold more than 100,000 copies each volume in 2014, season one sold approximately 9000 blu-ray on average per disk, and the sales record of merchandise and games were impressive too. The film Accel World: Infinite Burst was also successful as it was ranked ninth on its opening weekend at the Japanese box office and made 115 million yen.
There is also enough source material left for Season 2. However, it seems that the franchise is being neglected. The Accel World film came out five years ago, and since then, there has been no advertisement or updates regarding Season 2. The publication speed of light novels in the past years has slowed down as well. Sunrise studio is working on many other projects each year, so they don’t seem interested in producing a second season.
Bearing in mind that it can be said that the chances of Accel World Season 2 are little to none. In 2022, it would be the tenth anniversary of the anime, and it seems that the anime fanbase is a lot smaller now after ten years. No official announcement has been made regarding the renewal of the show either.
When will Accel World Season 2 be released?
Since there has been no official announcement about the anime’s renewal, the release date cannot be confirmed. Mainly since the prospects of Season 2 are almost none.
However, suppose the creators decide to surprise fans by announcing Season 2 on the anime’s tenth anniversary in April 2022. In that case, the new season will probably release a year after in 2023.
What can we expect in Season 2 of Accel World?
Should Season 2 be released, it would cover the story in the remaining light novels. The main characters will continue to fight battles and aim to meet the creator of this bizarre game. After the Accel World: Infinite Burst movie, fans were dissatisfied because the film had no footage from the series, making it look like a recap. The producers would probably want to make up for this in Season 2 by introducing new content, battles, and maybe some more romance.