War is srs bsns, yo.
|Though I have things to catch on for an episode of Fate/Zero, I’m completely right on time for Accel World because I’ve already covered the first two episodes in the pre-air impressions. It’s interesting how the anisphere has completely opposite opinions of this series of being good and bad. I’m still on the good fence and time for my reasoning.|
You are coming with me, puppy (read this in Yuno’s Yukki voice)~
Three episodes down, the definitions and terms haven’t lessened one bit and this time we get to know more about the final bosses of the game along with the fake princess visage of Kuroyukihime. Even after seven years of Brain Burst’s release, no Burst Linker has been able to reach the level 10 of Accel World (is this the last one or a troll like Matrix?). Like my comparison from last time, the similarities are still there with the ultimate goal being able to meet the Gamemaster/Maker of Burst Link as a final reward and finally understand the purpose of it and their reason of acceleration.
They should have just used vibgyor
So, out of the few thousands of Burst Linker teenagers, only seven could reach level 9 and for some time they languidly lounged in their bliss of higher status defined by the seven pure colours: blue, red, yellow, green, purple, white and black. However, humans inherently are restless beings and thus Black Lotus aka Kuroyukihime began the upset among the elite Kings to reach the next level. In the fight that broke out, she beheaded the anti-war Red King, making the audience including his girlfriend (dude, red doesn’t really go well with purple, you know?), quite enraged. She linked out after the half hour time limit and has been hunted down as a traitor ever since.
From then on, she has not connected to the Global Network and the only connection she allows is when she’s in school and through her made-up avatar. However, even that’s in danger because she has at least one stalker that knows about her Black Lotus identity. She has tried to trace the culprit and after a lot of search, she zeroed down on someone. In the meantime, she met Haru and successfully recruited him in becoming her dog pawn. Before even engaging the final bosses, their immediate goal is to find out the real identity of the stalker, Cyan Pile, a level 4 Burst Linker who has been after her tail for bigger rewards and points.
Chiyu, doesn’t seem a likely suspect to Haru as he has known her since childhood but he still agrees to investigate her. Their direct link scene was awkward at best but at least both of them opened up and shared their apprehension about each other and their rocking boat of friendship. Chiyu seems harmless and genuinely worried about Haru and somewhat even jealous of him being taken around a leash by Kuroyukihime. But she can’t really put any claims because she’s seeing Taku and I’m sure she doesn’t even know she’s feeling jealous rather than just apprehensive. Though the conclusion of direct link leads Haru to a backdoor in her Neural Link, which pretty much means her system is being hacked/remotely controlled by Cyan Pile for meeting his own end.
New rival of bishie sparkle. Pink sparks.
Haru is still pretty adorable…
And very awkward.
You can say, this is the sit-and-talk episode rather than the action-filled power house, like the previous one but hey, every anime needs that for progress and I’m not complaining because the Guild following and the other six Kings, sound interesting. I hope we will be getting loads of fights in the future for leveling up Haru, who I’m liking more with each episode. Don’t bitch to me about him being voiced by Yuki Kaji or his role reminding you of a fail anime because the dude has actually worked hard on this role and he has been over his emo phase like a rocket and being a reliable not-shirking-from-duty kind. He’s adapting well and using his brain when there’s need; he’s a likeable main character.
People call humans, social animals but I want to add information hog to it as well. Why do you think Google tells everyone, ‘go ogle’? Because we like to watch, learn, discover and know more. In general, we would really want to know why the sky is even there, why we get day and night change, how rain falls, why the summers are so hot and winter cold, what came first, chicken or an egg? We really want to peel away all the layers of onion and find that yellowish green stalk or do the same countless times from worldly concepts to general topics. Bottom line, in general, we can’t live a purposeless life and that wanting more is all about finding a higher meaning, which will be the driving force of this anime and its characters. Right now, Haru is being taken on a ride by Kuroyukihime but he’s not stupid and he’s doing it all to find his own goal and even self that he has let go since ages. He definitely wants to be someone who can be at equal grounds with his friends, who have always babied him.
Taku till now is a mystery to me. He looks straight as an arrow, a goody-two-shoes but something tells me that he must be a Burst Linker too. My wildest prediction could be him being the Red King, who was beheaded by Kuroyukihime while Chiyu being the Purple Queen but that is too wild a theory and I still have to make up my mind about Chiyu’s goals. I know friends are there to help each other out and give a shoulder when you are feeling down but if you be the big onii- or onee-chan ALL THE TIME, it becomes tedious and the person at receiving end gets self-esteem issues. Which is aplenty in our Haru and I really hate Chiyu for making him feel guilty about not sharing all the time when she’s the one who’s been pitying him all along. Sure, she’s worried about him, but give a man his space woman, and let him make his decisions rather than always hovering in the background.
OP and ED music is nothing to write home about, sounds generic to me but I see the future for Haru’s avatar figures. Should be a must have for the fans and of course Kuroyukihime figures in her princess avatar and limited editions of her later revealed Black Lotus visage. I’m definitely looking forward to know more about guild formation (will Haru start one after reaching level 7?) and the five remaining Kings. If the Red King lost his acceleration ability, would he find a way to get back to Accel World? The elite must have ways to hoodwink the system and find loopholes. I’m sure there has to be a way to get back into the game. Well, share your own crazy theories and if someone has read the source material, please use spoiler tags for sharing info. Ja ne till next week.
Haru is thrown into an alternate world, where he’s interviewed because he’s an alien, passionate about fishing.
Oh wait… wrong anime. Haru goes after the stalker dude, let’s hope he finds him/her and kicks their ass.