Fans of science fiction and online games will enjoy watching Accel World. I enjoyed it because there was a lot of action, and it cleverly mixed virtual reality with a deep human dimension where the characters are all evolving, especially with respect to the main character.
Fighting scenes have a dynamic energy, and the futuristic setting adds to the show’s overall appeal. If you liked the show, we’ve compiled a list of recommended viewing, so don’t wait to check it out!
1. Sword Art Online
There are a total of 25 episodes.
From July to December 2012, the show was on the air.
In Sword Art Online, players use a special virtual reality helmet called NerveGear to experience virtual reality in the game. More than 10,000 people stood in line for hours to buy the game when it was first released, thus beginning their journey into this enigmatic world where they could interact with a large number of other players.
However, after spending a few hours in the world of Sword Art Online, players discover that they are unable to log out, and the game’s creator appears in front of them, telling them that the only way to escape the game is to fight their way to the 100th floor of Sword Art Online. As players struggle to stay alive in the game, their virtual deaths will have a real-world equivalent.
Similarly to Sword Art Online, Accel World features virtual reality as a major plot point and turned into a reality for thousands of players. Both anime take place in the future, and their protagonists are similar in that they start out as nothing special before undergoing radical changes as a result of their involvement in the game.
2. Guilty Crown
There are a total of 22 episodes.
From October 2011 to March 2012, the show was on.
In the year 2039, a coalition governs Japan. Ten years ago, a pandemic nearly wiped out the entire population of the country. However, with the help of other countries, the country was able to recover and rise again. The country is now terrified of the Anti-Bodies organization, whose mission is to wipe out the virus by imposing its will on the country with no checks or balances.
As a high school student, Shû Oma is introduced to Funeral Parlor by a member of the resistance group. Shû was aware of this girl because she is the lead singer of a band and wanted to be of service to her. When he finds himself in a fight, he gains the rare ability known as the Void Genome, which enables him to use the heart’s weapons. As a result, Shû is forced to join the resistance, despite his reservations.
As with Accel World, the series takes place in a futuristic world. Even though there is no virtual world, the way Shû uses the hearts of some of the characters as weapons reminds me of Accel World’s combat. In addition, the main characters share traits, and the story has a strong science fiction element.
3. Log Horizon
There are a total of 25 episodes.
Released in October 2013 and ended in March 2014.
Elder Tale is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) with a devoted following of several thousand players. A system error occurred as the game’s eleventh expansion pack was being released. It’s because of this that 30,000 players have been transported into the virtual world and are now playing as avatars, with no way to return home.
A young man named Shiroe, who is socially awkward, is one of the players who is transported. His new reality will force him to work with Naotsugu and Akatsuki, two players he met online when Elder Tale was still just a game. Shiroe will use his instincts and strategic skills to help the people he knows while fighting alongside them.
The fighting scenes are full of strategy and have a similar feel to Accel World’s fight scenes. Both anime feature characters who grow and fight as avatars in a virtual world. These avatars became their actual bodies in Log Horizon, however. However, despite the fact that Log Horizon is a much more somber game than Accel World, it contains many humorous moments.
4. Baka to Test to Shokanjû (Baka and Test)
There are thirteen episodes in this season.
aired from January to March of that year
All students at Fumizuki high school are ranked based on their grades. This means that the best grades go to students in the A class, while the worst grades go to those in the F class, who are all hopeless cases. Classes are also ranked based on the equipment and facilities they have, which is why students in the F class are required to take their classes in an old, dilapidated room.
There’s one more thing to know about this school. Each class has its own battle system where students can summon an avatar in the form of a specific creature using a virtual space that is limited in size. While the strength of each avatar is determined by a student’s academic performance, defeating a more powerful class allows students to take over that class’s room amenities.
The virtual world aspect of this show is similar to that of Accel World. Baka and Test’s virtual world may only be a small area where avatars can be summoned, but it’s still a step forward. Even though Baka and Test is more lighthearted than Accel World, the fighting system is the same in both.
5. [C] – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
There are eleven episodes total.
From April to June 2011, the show was on the air.
Kimimaro Yoga is a university second-year student. He works two part-time jobs after classes to make ends meet so he can live alone. He also avoids going out with friends. One day, he is visited by an enigmatic stranger who offers him the chance to become an entrepreneur in the Financial District.
The Financial District is a virtual world in which Entrepreneurs battle it out over an Asset, which serves as their avatar and represents their shattered future, according to the narrative. Of course, anyone entering the Financial District is aware that the price they must pay is their own financial security. The object of the game is to engage in combat while placing bets on the outcome. If a player defaults on his or her debts, he or she will be barred from returning to the Financial District.
The virtual world in [C] is identical to that found in Accel World. Players can also engage in combat with one another by creating an avatar. Both of the main characters are presented with an opportunity to make a change in their lives, which is another similarity between them. However, [Cstory ]’s is more serious than Accel World because it is based on money and politics. Because the show features characters with vastly divergent viewpoints, it is still engaging and catchy.
There are a total of 12 episodes.
aired between October and December of 2012
Using a radar and a variety of bombs called BIM, the player seeks out and destroys his or her enemies in Btooom!, a well-known ludic video game. One of the team’s players is Ryoto Sakamoto, a 22-year-old rookie. Actually, he’s the world’s 10th best Btooom! player and is content to be a NEET.
However, one day, Ryoto is kidnapped and taken to a deserted island with a bag containing one day’s worth of provisions and a variety of bombs similar to those found in the Btooom! title. The reason he’s on the island is to make a real-life Btooom! game in which Ryota must survive and avoid being killed by the game’s other players.
As with the previous videogame adaptation story, this one centers on a true-to-life survival scenario. The basic premise is the same as in Accel World, as the main character strives to rise to the top. Considering that both shows are action and romance heavy, this is an intriguing and engaging pairing.
That’s all we have to say about our suggestions! There should be something on this list that appeals to you, given the variety of anime represented. I hope you enjoy them because they are all similar to Accel World in their own way and worth watching!
What are your thoughts on this then? Do you have any other suggestions for this list? If this is the case, please don’t be shy and post a comment right away!