The 55th volume of Kadokawa‘s Dengeki Bunko Magazine revealed on Monday that Hiroyuki Aigamo‘s manga adaptation of Reki Kawahara‘s Accel World light novels “will finally have its climax” in the magazine’s next issue in June. The word “climax” written in the phonetic katakana alphabet often refers to the final chapter of a manga.
Yen Press is releasing the manga in English, and it describes the story:
No matter how much the times change, bullied kids aren’t going anywhere. And fat junior high school student Haruyuki is one of them. But one day, Haruyuki encounters Kuroyukihime, the most beautiful and elegant girl at school, who gives him a mysterious program: “Brain Burst”…and the secret of the “Accelerated World.” He may be at the bottom of the food chain at school, but Haruyuki and his destiny begin to “accelerate” with incredible speed in the virtual realm as he aims for the top!!
Aigamo launched the manga in Dengeki Bunko Magazine in 2010, and Kadokawa published the manga’s seventh volume last July. Yen Press published the manga’s seventh volume (seen right) on March 21. Yen Press is releasing both the manga and the original light novel in English, and released the light novel’s ninth volume on March 21. Kadokawa published the 21st volume in Japan in December.
Kawahara’s Accel World light novel series inspired a 24-episode television anime adaptation which premiered in 2012, and Viz Media streamed the series on Hulu as it aired in Japan. Viz Media released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2013. It also inspired the Accel World: Infinite Burst anime film last July. The novels inspired two other manga titled Axel World by Ruryū Akari and Accel World / Dural: Magisa Garden by Ayato Sasakura.