Virtual world animes were all the rage around the release of Sword Art Online, and creator Reki Kawahara was a major force behind this.
Not only was Sword Art Online insanely popular, and still is among many, it aired nearly concurrently with another of Kawahara’s works, Accel World.
These two animes both feature virtual worlds accessed through a neural link, yet are surprisingly different overall.Accel World, written by Reki Kawahara, stars a short, chubby high schooler who feels outcast from society and is consistently bullied.
He consistently escapes to an online virtual reality any chance he gets. After meeting a girl who introduces him to a fighting game that occurs by accelerating brain waves, he finds a place where he can find more success than he could in the real world.Sword Art Online: What’s the Deal With Kirito’s GGO Avatar?Sword Art Online, also written by Reki Kawahara, stars a talented gamer who guides others through a virtual game where the only way to leave is to die.Read more on gamerant.com