Acquisition of the popular sci-fi action anime previously announced last year.
ZEN Otaku Honbu has learned that the popular sci-fi action anime Accel World and the second sequel of the supernatural anime Hell Girl are set to air next month.
In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the ‘Neurolinker’ via their mobile phone terminals.
Haruyuki “Haru” Arita is a short, fat boy who is constantly bullied at Umesato Junior High School where he studies and suffers from a low self-esteem. To escape the torment of his miserable life, he indulges himself in the school’s Local Network where he plays squash by himself and always gets the highest scores.
One day, he checks the squash rankings to find his high score beaten by Kuroyukihime, the popular Student Council Vice-President, who meets him for lunch the following day. There, Kuroyukihime introduces Haruyuki to ‘Brain Burst’, a secret program that can accelerate the human cognitive process to the point at which time appears to stop.
Haruyuki soon learns that ‘Brain Burst’ is more than just a program, but a Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online (VRMMO) Fighting Game where people fight each other in fierce duels to obtain ‘Burst Points’ which can accelerate abilities in the real world.
Kuroyukihime then enlists Haruyuki’s help to reach the highest attainable Level 10 of ‘Brain Burst’ to ultimately meet the creator of the program and learn its true purpose. (Synopsis from ANIMAX)
Accel World anime has been adapted from a light novel series with the same title, written by Reki Kawahara, who also wrote the highly popular anime series Sword Art Online, and illustrated by HiMA.
The anime adaptation has a total of 24 episodes, which premiered in Japan on April 06, and aired its final episode last September 21.
ANIMAX has previously announced the acquisition of the anime in multiple occasions, particularly during Anime Festival Asia in Singapore last year, during ANIMAX Carnival Philippines in Manila last year, and on the channel’s program highlights plug for the second half of 2013.
Accel World premieres on August 12 (Monday), and airing Monday to Friday nights at 11:00pm, replacing Kill Me Baby!.
Hell Girl centers on the premise of a supernatural system that allows people to exact revenge for their grievances by sending others to Hell through the services of Ai Enma (a.k.a Jigoku Shoujo or Hell Girl) and her three assistants – at a price.
Season 2 ended with the death of Ai Enma. Just when it seemed that Ai Enma was finally at peace, Yuzuki Mikage appears: the perfect host for Ai’s damned spirit to possess! Now, as the darkest secrets of Hell Girl threaten to consume her, Yuzuki’s attempts to maintain her own humanity becomes ever more desperate as the world around her slowly shatters into a terrifying series of riddles. The shocking secrets of her past will be unlocked, the tragedies that Ai endured will be revealed, and the torch of the Hell Girl may be passed on in the shocking conclusion of the Hell Girl saga. (Synopsis by ANIMAX)
Hell Girl: Three Vessels, also known as Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae, is the third season of the popular Jigoku Shoujo: Girl From Hell anime series, directed by Mythical Detective Loki director Hiroshi Watanabe & written by Kenichi Kanemaki, both worked on the second season of the anime. It was produced by Studio DEEN.
The anime was aired in Japan from October 2008 to April 2009, and has 26 episodes.
The first two seasons was previously aired on ANIMAX Asia in 2008 and 2010 respectively, and was also aired on horror channel Thrill and on the Filipino-language anime channel HEROtv (which is co-incidentally ANIMAX Asia’s main competitor).
Hell Girl: Three Vessels premieres on August 15 (Thursday), and airing Monday to Friday nights at 11:30pm.
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