Will There Be Accel World Season 2?

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As of January 2022, Accel World Season 2 has yet to be officially confirmed, so there is no release date for the second season of this anime series.

The question is, will there be a season 2 of Accel World?

Are there any plans to continue this anime series and take the story forward with season 2, or is the Accel World anime finished?

Without the second season, we will never learn if Haruyuki or Kuroyukihime will reach level 10, or who created the brain burst and the Accelerated World.

That’s why in this article, we will look at if Accel World anime season 2 will happen in 2022, as well as a potential release date.

So if you want to know if Accel World will get a new season and if there will ever be an Accel World season 2 episode 1, keep reading.

FAQ’s about Accel World
Does Accel World have a season 2? Accel World Season 2 or release date has yet to be officially confirmed, so there is no second season of this anime series yet.
How many seasons of Accel World are there? Accel World only had one season, with 24 episodes, which premiered in Japan in April 2012. There are also two OVAs and a movie from 2016 called Accel World: Infinite Burst.
Is the Accel World infinite burst movie a sequel? Because the film follows a later story from the light novels, it’s not a straight sequel to the first season. It’s also a half-recap, with only 40 minutes of new footage.

will there be a season 2 of accel world?

Over the last nine years, I’ve looked at hundreds of anime series and attempted to figure out why they didn’t receive a new season or why they did.

I discovered that the best information to check to determine if there will be a sequel is the source material status and if this series made a profit.

I checked the same information for Accel World in this post, so if you are an Accel World fan, you should read this article.

You will learn if there will be a season 2 of Accel World in 2022 and the likely Accel World Season 2 release date.

Now, in two parts, I’ll show you the information I found. After that, you will know if Accel World will have season 2.

Let’s start with an in-depth look at the source material.

Accel World Season 2 - First Key Visual

Part 1: Accel World Season 2 Manga & Light Novel

Most anime series are adaptations of existing properties, and sometimes there is nothing left to use for a new season.

That’s why the source material is critical.

The source material for the anime series Accel World, known as Akuseru Wārudo in Japanese, is a light novel.

The Accel World light novel is written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA.

What interests us is how many volumes of the light novels are there and if the story is still ongoing.

After that, we need to check how many books got used to adapt the first season and the Infinite Burst movie.

How many volumes of Accel World are there?


As of January 2022, there are 25 volumes of the Accel World light novel released in Japan.

Most series don’t go over 30 volumes, so I believe the accel world light novel ending is close.

There is also an Accel World manga, although it ended with volume eight and was essentially a manga retelling of the anime.

Accel World also had a spin-off manga, Accel World / Dural: Magisa Garden, which ended in 2017.

Is the Accel World light novel finished?


The Accel World light novel is still ongoing, so the Accel World story is not finished yet.

However, as I already stated, Accel World will likely conclude in a few more volumes.

Kawahara Reki (Sword Art Online) published the latest volume in Japan on September 10, 2020.

No new volumes came out in 2021 in Japan, but Accel World light novel volume 26 release date is March 10, 2022.

Which Volumes does the anime cover?


Volumes 1 to 4 and 10 got adapted for the first season of the Accel World anime, which aired in 2012.

It’s normal for a 24 episode season to adapt 5 to 6 light novels.

So the Accel World light novel after the first season is light novel Volume 5.

The 2016 film Accel World Infinite Burst adapted the story from light novel volume 19, while the two EX OVAs are original.

If you want to continue the story from where the first season ended, have a look at Accel World Light Novel Volume 5 in English.

The Accel World story is not over yet, and there is more than enough source material for at least three more Accel World seasons in 2022.

So, unlike One Punch Man Season 3 or Overlord Season 4, Accel World does not have source material problems.

That means source material is not a problem that would prevent Accel World anime season 2 from being announced.

I highly recommend checking out the Accel World light novels. Many fans prefer books over anime, and it is the only way to continue the story in 2022.

part 2: Accel World’s Profitability and Sales Figures

If there’s one reason why 90% of anime series never get more than a single season, it’s because they didn’t make enough money and profit.

That is why it is critical to examine Accel World’s profitability and sales figures.

Looking at if there was enough profit is also vital because successive seasons of anime are often less profitable from season to season.

A two cour anime television series like Accel World isn’t cheap to produce, as it can cost up to $6,000,000.

In 2022, a single anime episode costs roughly $250,000 to make.

So the most crucial thing to look at for Accel World Season 2 or even Accel World Season 3 chances is how much profit and money this series made.

How Well Did The Accel World Blu-Ray Sell?


The Accel World anime got released on eight Blu-ray disks in Japan, and each sold on average around 9,000 copies.

Most anime series that sold around 10,000 copies had a good chance of getting a new season in 2012.

Blu-ray sales aren’t all that important these days because of streaming, but they help with a new season’s chances.

The series also got a BD-Box on December 23, 2015, and it sold around 1,500 copies, which is not bad either.

How Well Do The Accel World Light Novels Sell?


Volume 24 of Accel World sold approximately 55,000 copies, and volume 25 sold around 45,000 copies.

The books aren’t a big moneymaker for Accel World since it’s just one book per year, and the worrying thing is that the sales are dropping a lot with each volume.

As of 2020/06/19, the Accel World series had 5,700,000 copies in print.

It is among the top 75 most popular light novel series of all time.

Accel World’s Film Box Office


The box office for the Accel World Infinite Burst movie is ¥115,000,000. That’s around 1 million dollars.

A box-office of only ¥115,000,000 would be a total disaster for an anime film, but this movie was a little special.

The film was only on 19 screens, and it was a half-recap.

At least the Blu-Ray sold pretty well for the Infinite Burst movie, with 7,000 Blu-Ray copies sold in Japan.

Accel World Games Sales


The first game, Ginyoku no Kakusei, sold around 30,000 copies. The second Accel World game, Kasoku no Chōten, did sell 20,000 copies.

Since there was a second game for this series, we can conclude the games well.

There is also Accel World x Sword Art Online, which sold 80,000 copies.

I compared Accel World games sales to other games based on anime properties. I think the games did sell well.

How Much Merchandise Is There For Accel World?


There are more than 100 figurines, which is a pretty good number.

70% are Kuroyukihime/Black Lotus, and the rest are Silver Crow, Chiyuri, Scarlet Rain.

There are also more than 250 pieces of merchandise made for this series.

Less than 20% of all anime series get more than this.

Some of the figurines are stunning, such as this Kuroyukihime and this Silver Crow. But this Kuroyukihime looks the coolest.

I think it’s clear now that this series made more than enough money to get a second season.

Accel World Season 2 isn’t guaranteed like No Game No Life Season 2 or Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 are. But Accel World did make more than enough profit for a second season.

That means money or profit is not the reason why we still don’t have the Accel World Season 2 or even Accel World Season 3 release date announced.

I highly recommend checking out Accel World merchandise if you’re a fan of the Accel World series. There is some fantastic stuff made for this franchise.

Accel World Season 2 - Release Date Visual

Accel World Season 2 Release Date

As of January 2022, Accel World Season 2 doesn’t have a release date as it is not confirmed yet, and the second season of Accel World is likely never coming out.

That means there will never be an Accel World season 2 release date, and the reasons why are simple.

In the case of Accel World, it’s not because of source material or sales.

What Happened To Accel World Season 2?

Accel World Season 2 didn’t get a release date because of Studio Sunrise and the Author.

Studio Sunrise, which did the first season and the movie, went to work on Love Live. That is a much more successful series.

They are likely no longer interested in doing more Accel World.

The author did the same thing, as seen by the light novel’s release speed. There have only been four new volumes published in the last five years.

The release speed used to be three to four new volumes every year.

The author’s priority is Sword Art Online, one of the most popular anime franchises and not Accel World. It’s a bummer for those who hoped for a second season.

It’s difficult to fault either the author or the studio. If you were in their shoes, you would do the same.

will accel world have a season 2?

The best hope for Accel World Season 2 news is 2022. It will be the tenth anniversary of the anime.

If there are any plans to continue this franchise, the next few months would be the right time to announce something.

If there is nothing about Accel World Season 2 on the official Accel World Twitter account in 2022, then the Accel World anime is over.

Check out the Accel World anime merch or Accel World light novels if you wish to support the Accel World series or continue the story.

You can also find out whether other anime series are receiving new seasons:

Accel World Season 2 Trailer

There is no trailer for Accel World season 2 or Accel World season 3 to watch.

On the other hand, here’s a trailer for the movie Accel World: Infinite Burst, which you should watch if you enjoyed the first season.

Accel World Characters, Cast & Anime Staff

I. Characters & Cast

CharacterVoice Actor
KuroyukihimeSachika Misawa
HaruyukiYuki Kaji
ChiyuriAki Toyosaki
TakumuShintaro Asanuma
YunikoRina Hidaka
FuukoEndou Aya

II. Anime Staff

Anime Staff PositionStaff
DirectorMasakazu Obara
Series Composition, ScriptMasahiro Yokotani
Character DesignYukiko Aikyou

Last Thoughts

Hopefully, now you know if there will be an Accel World Season 2 and if you should expect a release date for the second season. We will see if we get news in 2022 about a new season for this anime.

It will be the tenth anniversary of the anime. So if there is nothing announced, then a new season is never happening.

I also did this same analysis for many other series in the anime-continue category, so check them out: