Accel World (アクセル・ワールド, Akuseru Wārudo) is a Japanese light novel series by Reki Kawahara, with illustrations by HIMA.
It won the Grand Prize of the Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008, which led to its publication by Dengeki Bunko since 2009, along with the author's Web novel, Sword Art Online.
The Accel World series is also available in the following languages:
- Español (Spanish)
- Deutsch (German)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Polski (Polish)
- Русский (Russian)
- 1 Story Synopsis
- 2 Translation
- 3 Updates
- 4 Accel World series by Reki Kawahara
- 5 Project Staff
- 6 More Information
In 2046, Haruyuki is a fat kid that just entered middle school for half a year. He has the standard fat kid problems like low self-esteem, getting bullied and what not. His only escape is the virtual world, where his brain's reaction speed is not limited by his real world body size. There he plays squash in the school network, where his monstrous score is noticed by the school beauty Princess Snow Black. She wants to recruit him to a special world, where speed and ability to fight determines whether they get to keep their speed or not.
Translators are asked to register which chapters they're working on.
- General Format/Style Guideline
- Project specific Guidelines: Names and Terminology (might contain spoilers)
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- October 6th 2013 - Volume 11 Chapter 2 edit complete.
- October 8th 2013 - Volume 8 Chapters 5-11 + Author's Notes complete.
- October 12th 2013 - Volume 5 Chapter 9 complete.
- October 18th 2013 - Volume 5 Chapter 10 complete.
- October 19th 2013 - Volume 5 Chapter 11 + Author's Notes complete. Volume 5 complete.
- January 19th 2014 - Volume 6 Chapter 12 complete.
- February 13th 2014 - Volume 7 Chapter 2 complete.
All updates can be found on the Accel World Updates page.
Accel World series by Reki Kawahara
- Accel World 1 (July 22, 2014) ISBN 978-0-316-37673-0
- Accel World 2 (November 18, 2014) ISBN 978-0-316-29636-6
- Accel World 1 - 黒雪姫の帰還 (February 10, 2009) ISBN 978-4-04-867517-8
- Accel World 2 - 紅の暴風姫 (June 10, 2009) ISBN 978-4-04-867843-8
- Accel World 3 - 夕闇の略奪者 (October 10, 2009) ISBN 978-4-04-868070-7
- Accel World 4 - 蒼空への飛翔 (February 10, 2010) ISBN 978-4-04-868327-2
- Accel World 5 - 星影の浮き橋 (June 10, 2010) ISBN 978-4-04-868593-1
- Accel World 6 - 浄火の神子 (October 10, 2010) ISBN 978-4-04-868969-4
- Accel World 7 - 災禍の鎧 (February 10, 2011) ISBN 978-4-04-870276-8
- Accel World 8 - 運命の連星 (June 10, 2011) ISBN 978-4-04-870550-9
- Accel World 9 - 七千年の祈り (October 10, 2011) ISBN 978-4-04-870954-5
- Accel World 10 - Elements (December 10, 2011) ISBN 978-4-04-886241-7
- Accel World 11 - 超硬の狼 (April 10, 2012) ISBN 978-4-04-886521-0
- Accel World 12 - 赤の紋章 (August 10, 2012) ISBN 978-4-04-886795-5
- Accel World 13 - 水際の号火 (February 10, 2013) ISBN 978-4-04-891330-0
- Accel World 14 - 激光の大天使 (June 7, 2013) ISBN 978-4-04-891608-0
- Accel World 15 - 終わりと始まり (October 10, 2013) ISBN 978-4-04-866005-1
- Accel World 16 - 白雪姫の微睡 (February 8, 2014) ISBN 978-4-04-866320-5
Blu-Ray Side Stories
Bundled with the Blu-Ray releases were two short stories, which will also be translated for your pleasure.
Blu-Ray Side Story 2: 赤炎の軌跡 (Traces Of Prominence)
- Novel Illustrations
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Project Manager:
- Accel World English Wiki - Work in progress.
- Accel World Japanese Wiki - Spoilers if you can read Japanese. I will be using their English name for Duel Avatars.
- Accel World Chinese Wiki - Spoilers if you can read Chinese.
- Reki Kawahara - Japanese wiki info on author.
- Reki Kawahara Q&A 1 - SakuraCon Interview for Sword Art Online and Accel World
- Reki Kawahara Q&A 2 - SakuraCon Interview for Sword Art Online and Accel World