Haruyuki Arita is an overweight, bullied middle schooler who finds solace in playing online games.
I really don't see how people actually think Reki Kawahara's works are good. They're merely otaku-pandering wish fulfillment that's all style and no real effort put into them.I get it, Haru is supposed to be a character with low self esteem, otherwise they wouldn't have brought in Yuki Kaiji to voice him, but the character design they chose to demonstrate this was insulting to the viewers.Looking at him, it shows the designers attempt to force down our throats the fact that this guy is vulnerable and a "loser", but at the same time still not be ugly enough to put us off, which is why he is chibi, rendering him completely different from every other character in the show. I get the feeling they think the audience is stupid, and need constant reminders of why this guys has no confidence, they even made his avatar a small pig, just to reiterate this further, because you are that stupid.The animation for the battles is well done, I certainly didn't have any complaints, there is plenty of movement and excitement, and the battles enough time to satisfy fans of action.The character designs are on the whole attractive albeit generic, but here we come to our first problem, the protagonist Haruyuki.However, if a user loses all their points, they will also lose access to Brain Burst forever.Kuroyukihime explains that she chose to show Haruyuki the program because she needs his help.[Written by MAL Rewrite] Accel World certainly has good quality visuals, dynamic battles and an interesting setting, however past that I cannot think of anything that the show does well.You may disagree with this and my scoring, but please, allow me to justify myself because I intend to do so in full.So, in all, the second half was terrible, indeed I'd give it a 1 overall.It did have some nice battles, some fan service and some really spectacular background settings, but when you have to watch this in tandem with the genuinely upsetting nature of the show (where whenever the antagonist is on screen your head will find itself drawn to the oven) the experience is irredeemable.