Obsession and repressed feelings in Accel World


The central relationship in Accel World is that of Haruyuki and Kuroyukihime, it is a relationship marked by repressed feelings and the power that the Brain Burst programme has over them. They are a very odd couple, one that in many respects should not exist, largely because of the pressures that each place upon the other, and themselves. Kuroyukihime is clearly in love with him, even going so far as to confess right before saving him from the crazed Araya. For his part Haruyuki loves the idea of being close to her, wanting to stick by this girl who he idolises and considers her a goddess in human form. Read more of this post

Accel World First Impressions – The little piggy goes ‘squee’


It has been a long time since the last anime that explored the virtual world, in fact the last I can remember was probably a .hack series, and there hasn’t been one of those for a few years at least. Such series can be quite interesting, and since they are both set in the real world and the virtual world of video games, online chat rooms and much more they naturally open themselves up to all manner of weird and wonderful goings on. Something that is immensely appealing about them, since they can incorporate elements of fantasy and science fiction, while still being rooted in the real world. Read more of this post