Accel World 13
After the conclusion of the Chrome Disaster Arc, it’s only natural episode 13 feels more slow paced and relaxed but all in all, it does its job in keeping us interested with the introduction of a new enemy and also upgrading Chiyu to a Burst Linker.
First of all, I’m quite sad that Kuroyukihime had to leave for a school trip and now with the start of a new arc, Niko will most likely take a break from having air time. Not one but two of my most favourite characters will not be shown. I can only hope that this new arc isn’t just a waste of time (depending on how big the Mysterious Boy’s role is in this arc and how it’ll affect later arcs to come) or else my enjoyment in Accel World will deplete steeply without Niko and Kuroyuki.
Chiyu’s transformation from ‘useless’ to ‘extremely useful’ was not expected but would’ve eventually happen so I’m glad they pulled that off well. Due to how her sudden development happened within the same episode our villain was introduced, there must be a connection between the two; affecting what this new arc is about. Well, it IS only the first episode of the new arc so not much is revealed; on the contrary, hardly anything happened in episode 13 in order to intrigue us into wanting to know more.
Rating: I’ve decided to give this episode 5 of out 10. All in all, episode 13 was a slow burner due to it being an introduction to a new arc. Besides Chiyu becoming a burst linker and the introduction of a new villain, I’m curious as to know (well first of all I still want to know Kuroyukihime’s real name!) what trauma’s do their avatars represent? I’m guessing Yellow Radio’s was the fear of clowns (I feel you bro…) but the crew is a mystery to me. Also there were too many times in this episode where they forcefully displayed fan service. An anomalocaris you say? Looks more like an analmaholecaris! Wait… who’s Caris?
Also… did anyone notice the health bar swap around? Chiyu’s health bar was on the left but when Silver Crow was being healed, his bar was displayed on the left PLUS Haru’s SP gauge was depleting as his HP gauge was refilling. I see what you did there Lime Bell! Anyways… here’s more optimism for episode 14! Yay.