|Directed by Masakazu Obara|
Written by Reki Kawahara
|Written by Reki Kawahara|
Runtime 82 minutes
|Released July 23, 2016 (2016-07-23)|
Accel World: Infinite Burst (アクセル・ワールド INFINITE∞BURST) is a 2016 Japanese animated science fiction action film based on the Accel World light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. It was produced by Sunrise, directed by Masakazu Obara and written by Kawahara, with character designs by Yukiko Aikei. It premiered in Japan on July 23, 2016.
The story starts off with a 40-minute recap of what happened on the TV anime, with Sachiwa Misaka (voice of Kuroyukihime) narrating the recap. Then, it starts off showing a new character in what appears to be a gym. She had an accident that caused her to be hospitalized. The scene shifted off to a territory battle between Nega Nebulus and Great Wall, where Sky Raker and Ardor Maiden are fighting against two Burst Linkers. Meanwhile, Scarlet Rain and Blood Leopard are also battling off against multiple Linkers. The Scene shifted again to a battle between Silver Crow and Ash Roller. Black Lotus and Green Grandee appeared as each Legion's leaders. But before they could even battle, a huge storm appeared and destroyed the Battle Field and immediately disconnects all the linkers from the Accelerated World. Back in the Real World, Shinomiya informs that the Brain Burst Application doesn't work as the Icon is greyed out, rendering every linker unable to Burst Link.
Dengeki Bunko at their Autumn Festival 2015 event on October 4, 2015 announced that the light novel series will receive a new anime adaptation featuring an original story by Kawahara, titled Accel World: Infinite Burst, with the staff and cast returning from the television anime to reprise their roles in the film. In February 2016, the Dengeki Bunko Magazine announced in their 48th volume that the film is scheduled for release in Japanese theaters on July 23, 2016. The film's theme song, titled "Plasmic Fire", was performed by KOTOKO × ALTIMA.
A novel titled Accel World: Jump To Infinity (アクセル・ワールド－無限への跳躍－, Accel World -Mugen e no Chōyaku), also written by Kawahara, was given to those who watch the film within the first week of its premiere in Japanese theaters.
The film was ninth placed at the Japanese box office on its opening weekend.