Accel World episode 24
Seriously, what a great season this has been for anime fans such as me. Although Accel World seems to have ended (for the time being), I think that we can look forward to a lot more of these interesting stories. Stories about games and such seem to be really popular all over. I personally think it’s because there are far more possibilities here. Stories about love, ghosts and sports are pretty limited when it comes to possibilities.
First and foremost; I would like to point out that I highly doubt that this is truly the end of Accel World. The point of this story was to follow a small group of characters trying desperately to reach level ten, the highest level a character could obtain in Accel World. This has not been done. Furthermore, some of their enemies have been left undefeated. Kuroyukihime swore to defeat that club of hackers during her school trip. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that nothing has actually been accomplished. The true purpose of this particular story has yet to be fulfilled, leaving me to believe that there’s more to come.
Secondly; I would like to join in on that whole Accel World versus Sword Art Online discussion that I’ve been seeing for the last couple of days. I honestly don’t think that you can compare the two. The only thing they have in common is that both stories revolve around a game. That’s it. Sword Art Online is more like Dot Hack, anime series where the characters got stuck inside of a game. Accel World is far more complicated than that. That game transcends logic. I mean, come on… We are talking about a story where the characters have the ability to mess with time. Sword Art Online isn’t like that at all. Both of these shows are great, period.
And finally; this episode left me with a lot of questions. It left me with a lot of mixed thoughts. It left me with the need to destroy something after I saw Nomi’s face at the end. I think it’s unfair that he can’t remember anything about Accel World. It would’ve been better if he had remembered, so that he could experience the same things that his victims did. It seems to me that he got off quite easily, and that is something I just can’t agree with. That is the only thing that I disliked about this episode. The rest was absolutely great and I will be looking forward to seeing even more of Accel World!