Episode 36 – Accel World

Hello Light Novel Podcast listeners! In this episode we’re talking about the first 4 volumes of Reki Kawahara’s light novel series, Accel World! These are the books that were covered by the anime. There are plenty of spoilers, so be prepared. And, because it’s Reki Kawahara, we also get off topic talking a bit about Sword Art Online Progressive and Sword Art Online Alicization. So, if you’re not up to date with the SAO books, or the anime, beware of spoilers for those as well!

NEWS

Sword Art Online: Progressive Light Novels Get Anime

https://bit.ly/3i9sTFU

“Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear” light novel will be getting a 4-koma slice-of-life manga spin-off

https://pash-up.jp/content/00000639

The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent” light novel getting a spin-off manga

The Fallen Dog God -SLASHDØG-) light novel which shared the same universe with High School DxD series will be receving a manga adaptation.

Yen Press Announces the Digital Publication of The Intuition of Haruhi Suzumiya Simultaneous to the Japanese Release

https://bit.ly/3mYyrab

Seven Seas Licenses A Tale of the Secret Saint

https://bit.ly/3cBwqf7

Cross Infinite World Licenses Reset! The Imprisoned Princess Dreams of Another Chance!

https://bit.ly/2Gfk9AO

Yen Press Licenses Date-A-Live, Virgin Road Light Novels

https://bit.ly/337L76M

MAIN DISCUSSION

English Title: Accel World

Japanese Title: アクセル·ワールド — “Accel World”

Author: Reki Kawahara — 川原礫

Illustrator: HiMA

Translator: Jocelyne Allen

Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi, Romance, Virtual Reality MMO

Original Run: February 2009 – ongoing

English Run: July 2014 – ongoing

Japanese Publisher: Dengeki Bunko (ASCII Media Works)

English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)

Amazon: https://amzn.to/37w21M3

Book Depository: http://tidd.ly/2e6e7d42

RightStuf: https://bit.ly/3niCrCA

Synopsis: Even in the future, all the advances and innovation in the world can’t change the dynamics of the school playground. And for Haruyuki Arita, a fat kid in junior high, that means he’s destined to always be at the bottom of the food chain, prime pickings for the school bullies. But when he encounters the beautiful Kuroyukihime, an avatar in the virtual world where he relaxes, Haruyuki’s life is turned on its head as he dives into Brain Burst, a mysterious computer program, and the Accelerated World with her help. And it’s in the Accel World that Haruyuki casts off his depressing reality and takes hold of the chance to become a Burst Linker, a knight to protect his princess!

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