In relation to my very recent post, I decided to cover the series Accel World. I have a lot of expectations for this series considering how strong the first episode was. First and foremost, I think the characters are well versed and came out rather very likable especially the two main protagonists, Haruyuki and Kuroyukihime. Kuro was my early favorite 'cause she's my type of anime girl, someone who's very confident and strong without sacrificing a pretty face. :) Haru, on the other hand, is pretty much a favorite because underdogs like him makes a better story.
Now, let's go to my review. I appreciate the fact that Haru lost the first time he met his challenger. Stereotypically, I've gotten so bored with the protagonist being able win the first war, challenge, game or whatever you can call such. I'm just pretty much into the fact that newbies can't really win that easily. In other words, keeping in line with reality. :)
The fight scenes was rather a little boring. But I honestly understand remembering that the episode was suppose to be a 'continuation' of the pilot episode. Things were clarified and that's something that I personally like about this episode. It's more like getting into the series' vibe and knowing more what the series is all about, especially knowing how Brain Burst works.
Involving two pretty anime girls, I feel like a competition is brewing up between Kuroyukihime and Chiyuri. Man, cat-fights are my most desired fetish. :) I'd say we have a pretty good match coming in. Call me a bias but I'd take Kuroyukihime's side.
I can also see a deeper side of Kuroyukihime in the coming episodes, something I got a hint from her talk with Haru in their supposed 'battlefield'. Kuro's feeling towards Haru is still a little vague but I somehow smell a little romance between them.
In conclusion, I enjoyed watching the episode. I'm just rooting for more intense fight scenes. The series is still good for recommendation. One last thing, I think Haru's avatar is a little too plain. I hope he'll be able to got some upgrades :)