May 2, 2012

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Accel World episode 04

Now this was entirely unexpected. I am completely nuts about this anime. I thought about how this episode could’ve turned out, but this was nothing like I had imagined. It was way, way better. No wonder this anime is doing so well in Japan.

Remember that backdoor that Haruyuki found during his search? It seems that Chiyuri wasn’t a burst linker at all. Chiyuri wasn’t (completely) aware of that backdoor, even though her system was laggy. This is, believe it or not, a good thing. I don’t think that Haruyuki would’ve been able to work around the fact that his childhood friend used him for his (future) abilities.

It’s not all bad though. I was happy when it turned out that Kuroyukihime genuinely liked Haruyuki for who he is, and not for what he is capable of. She explained why she was so interested in him, why she ran away when he told her about his direct link with Chiyuri. That’s really cute when you think about it.

Anyway, the good times didn’t last. Both of them were targeted by that delinquent from episodes one. The psycho tried to hit them with his car, but Kuroyukihime sacrificed herself by using her ultimate burst linker ability that only those with level nine or higher can do. She was able to manipulate time even further by moving objects (such as bodies) in her accelerated mode. Kuroyukihime got hospitalized because of that and it was Haruyuki’s job to protect her. Little did we know that Takumu, Chihiro’s boyfriend and Haruyuki’s childhood friend, was actually that mysterious burst linker that has been targeting Kuro-chan all this time.

What a bastard. Did you see that smile as he walked in and laid eyes on Haruyuki? That is unforgivable. I swear, don’t you dare to let those two become friends again. He walked in there, smiled like that and actually tried to “finish off” Kuroyukihime in her weakened state. I just hope that Chihiro will choose Haruyuki’s, should it ever come to that. One thing is for sure; Haruyuki definitely made it when he challenged Takumu, because he is definitely the fastest.

Accel World episode 04 screencaps

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