Yen Press' Valentine's treat for North American manga readers was a trio of new manga licenses. Übel Blatt by Etorouji Shiono, Satsuki Yoshino's set to be anime adapted Barakamon and Hiroyuki Aigamo's manga version of Sword Art Online author Reki Kawahara’s Accel World are due in 2014. More after the jump.
Dengeki has announced that Akihabara and Shinjuku location tests are being set up next weekend for Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, and along with that came confirmation that Durarara!!'s Shizuo Heiwajima and Accel World's Kuroyukihime have been included in the game's roster. More, including the game trailer, after the jump.
YATTAR JAPAN brings us pic and info on a new plush toy based on the pink pig avatar from Accel World. Get a look after the jump!
Sometimes the greatest fandom joy comes from gleefully indulging in character bashing – and that’s just what thousands of fans did when they ranked the best of the worst girls in anime. Check out the list after the jump.
As we have reported, the Japanese police have no mercy for illegal anime uploaders. On April 15th, Kanagawa Prefectural Police's Cyber Crime Control Office and Minami Station arrested a 34-year-old male temporary dispatch worker on suspicion of uploading three anime programs including the 8th episode of Accel World to the Internet. Hit the jump for more details.
Viz will be bringing an English dub of Sword Art Online author Reki Kawahara's other sci-fi gamer anime, Accel World, to their Neon Alley streaming service on April 19th, and they've posted a behind the scenes look at the dubbing. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company has previewed their upcoming figure inspired by the cover of volume six of Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online) and HiMA's original Accel World sci-fi light novels. Not only does Kuroyukihime ~Death by Embracing~ look as dangerous as it sounds, the 1/7 statuette of Kuroyukihime and her net alter ego Black Lotus are displayable separately or in one connected figure. Get a look after the jump.
With a week and half to go before his appearance at Seattle's Sakura-Con, Aniplex has posted the second part of an interview with Sword Art Online and Accel World author Reki Kawahara. Get a watch after the jump.
After weeks of anticipation, Neon Alley has announced the complete cast list for the 2012 hit Accel World anime adaptation from the same author that also created smash hit Sword Art Online. Hit the jump for the complete list.
Ahead of his visit to Seattle's Sakura-Con at the end of the month, Aniplex has posted the first part of an interview with Sword Art Online and Accel World author Reki Kawahara. Get a look after the jump.
This April, character goods maker COSPA will be releasing a pair of t-shirts based on Haruyuki Arita aka Silver Crow and Kuroyukihime aka Black Lotus, the male and female leads of Reki Kawahara's gaming drama Accel World. What's special about the tees is that they tie in with an augmented reality smart phone app that will display the character's wings sprouting from the wearer's back. See it in action after the jump.
What do Sword Art Online’s Asuna, Accel World’s Megumi, Magi’s Morgiana and Hanasaku Iroha’s Yuina Wakura have in common? Their voice actress, Haruka Tomatsu. Today just happens to be her birthday. Check out more after the jump!