Accel World is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. The series began publication in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko imprint from February 2009 and is licensed in North America by Yen Press. Two manga series began serialization in Dengeki Bunko Magazine from May 2010, with another series beginning serialization in Dengeki Daioh in January 2013. An anime adaptation by Sunrise aired in Japan between April and September 2012. An English-language version began streaming on Viz Media's Neon Alley service from April 2013. Two video games were released for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 on September 13, 2012, January 31, 2013, each containing an original video animation episode. An anime film titled Accel World: Infinite Burst featuring an original story by Kawahara premiered in Japan on July 23, 2016. Haruyuki "Haru" Arita is a short, overweight boy, ridiculed by delinquents at the Umesato Junior High School. Using his Neuro Linker to escape the torment of real life, he logs onto the school's Local Network cyberspace where he always plays virtual squash alone, his innate video game skills bring him to the attention of Kuroyukihime, the school's popular intellectual and attractive female Student Council Vice-President.
After helping him against the delinquents, Kuroyukihime introduces Haruyuki to Brain Burst, a secret program, able to accelerate the human cognitive process to the point at which time appears to stop. Haruyuki soon learns that Brain Burst is more than just a program, but an Augmented Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Fighting Game where people fight each other in fierce duels in order to obtain Burst Points which can be spent for acceleration abilities in the real world. Kuroyukihime enlists Haruyuki's help in reaching Level 10 within Brain Burst by defeating the "Six Kings of Pure Colour" and meet the creator of Brain Burst to learn its true purpose. With every challenge they face in the Accelerated World and Kuroyukihime, under their aliases "Silver Crow" and "Black Lotus", gather trusted allies, confront treacherous enemies and their bond grows stronger while working to attain their ultimate objective: to reach the highest in-game level and meet the game's creator, who will reveal why the game was created and the true purpose of it.
Accel World began as a light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA. Kawahara entered the first novel in the series into ASCII Media Works' 15th Dengeki Novel Prize in 2008 and the novel won the Grand Prize; the first novel was published by ASCII Media Works on February 10, 2009 under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. As of September 2018, 23 volumes have been published. At their Japan Expo USA panel, Yen Press announced the rights to publish the light novels in English; the English version is translated by Jocelyne Allen. The first volume was released on July 22, 2014. On the end of the 16th volume, Kawahara announced that he would publish the light novel series titled "The Isolator", released on June 2014, by ASCII Media Works. A manga adaptation titled Accel World illustrated by Hiroyuki Aigamo was serialized between April 10, 2010 and June 9, 2017 in ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Bunko Magazine; the series has been collected in eight tankōbon volumes, released between July 27, 2011, February 27, 2014.
A four-panel comic strip manga titled Axel World. Illustrated by Ryuryū Akari was serialized between April 10, 2010 and June 10, 2016 in Dengeki Bunko Magazine. Five tankōbon volumes were released between July 27, 2011, October 26, 2013. In February 2014, Yen Press announced they had licensed Accel World for an English release in North America; the English translation is by Jocelyne Allen. They released the volumes between September 23, 2014 and December 11, 2018. Accel WorldAxel World An anime television series adaptation aired in Japan between April 7, 2012 and September 22, 2012; the opening theme until episode 13 is "Chase the world" by May'n and the ending theme is "→unfinished→" by Kotoko. From episode 14 onwards the opening theme is "Burst the Gravity" by Altima and the ending theme is "unite." by Sachika Misawa. Warner Home Video, ASCII Media Works, Namco Bandai Games and Genco were involved in the production of this adaptation. Viz Media announced the streaming of the anime on Hulu as of April 6, 2012.
An English-dubbed version premiered on Viz Media's online streaming service, Neon Alley, on April 19, 2013. An anime film titled Accel World: Infinite Burst featuring an original story by Kawahara has been released on July 23, 2016. Hanabee Entertainment has licensed the series alongside Little Busters!, From the new World, Campione! and The Familiar of Zero on May 2014. Two video games based on the series were developed by Banpresto and published by Namco Bandai Games for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable; the first of these, Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings, was released in Japan on September 13, 2012. The second one, Accel World: The Peak of Acceleration, was released in Japan on January 31, 2013; the limited edition versions of these games include an original video animation of the anime series. In Z. H. P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman for PSP, Silver Crow is an unlockable costume. In Sword Art Online: Lost Song, Black Lotus is an obtainable character and is one of the opponents you can defeat.
The Triangular en Jaula show is a major lucha libre event produced and scripted by Mexican professional wrestling promotion International Wrestling Revolution Group, that took place on November 15, 2018 in Arena Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico. The show was sponsored by Flufenax and the six top matches were shown live on the +LuchaTV YouTube channel; the main event of the show was a three-way steel cage match, which inspired the title of the event. The match saw Rush defeat long time rival L. A. Park and Penta 0M, as a result L. A. Park and Penta 0M will face off at the Arena Naucalpan 41st Anniversary Show. On the undercard of the show El Cl4n and Cuervo de Puerto Rico defeated El Hijo de LA Park, Lizmark Jr. Mr. Electro, Sinn Bodhi, after the match Ciber the Main Man challenged Mr. Electro for the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship; the show included six additional matches. The Triangular en Jaula event featured eight professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines.
Wrestlers were portrayed as either heels or faces as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches. The first two matches of the night were held; the first match of the night was not advertised ahead of time, saw Emperador Billiante defeat Blue Monsther in a singles match. The second dark match was advertised as the third match of the show, but was moved down for unexplained reasons. In the second match of the night Francoise Montañez defeated Dr. Cerebro, after which Dr. Cerebro challenged Montañez to put his wrestling mask on the line at a future date; the first match shown on the live stream was advertised as El Solar taking on a Mixed martial arts fighter, but instead El Solar teamed up with his son, El Hijo del Solar, defeating El Hijo del Fishman and Negro Navarro in a tag team match. The fourth match of the night pitted Los Traumas, mainstays in both IWRG and on the Mexican independent circuit, against Blue Panther Jr. and The Panther, a brother team that works in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.
The Panther brothers made challenges for a future match between the two. The fifth match of the night featured Jack Evans, who works for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in Mexico and Ricky Marvin, a lucha libre veteran who has worked all over Mexico and Japan in his career. Evans defeated Ricky Marvin in what was a great match; the sixth match was billed as "Lucha vs. MMA" as luchadors Heddi Karaoui and Zumbi took on, lost to brothers Jean and Pierre Montañez, older brothers of Fancoise Montañez who wrestled earlier in the night; the Montañez defeated Zumbi as the French visitors showed their dominance in the ring. In the semi-main event IWRG had announced that Silver King would return to IWRG and wrestle as "Ramsés", the role he portrayed in the Nacho Libre movie. On the night Sinn Bodhi replaced Silver King to team up with IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Mr. Electro, Lizmark Jr. and El Hijo de L. A. Park; the four faced off against Cuervo de Puerto Rico in an eight-man tag team match. In the closing moments of the match Ciber the Main Man pinned Mr. Electro, positioning himself as the challenger for Mr. Electro's championship.
Prior to the main event steel cage match, IWRG officials explained that the first wrestler to escape the cage would be declared the winner of the match and that the two losing wrestlers would face off on December 21, 2018 at the Arena Naucalpan 41st Anniversary Show. The main event marked CMLL regular Rush's return to IWRG, last seen in June 2018 at the annual Festival de las Máscaras where he and his brother Dragon Lee took on one of Rush's opponents of the night, L. A. Park and his son El Hijo de L. A. Park; the two were joined in the steel cage by Penta 0M. None of the wrestlers were allowed to leave the cage for the first either minutes of the match, leading to all three wrestlers fighting each other without trying to escape the cage. After a couple of minutes of wrestling officials opened the cage door to allow wooden tables, steel chairs, a ladder and a lamp to be brought into the ring for the wrestlers to use on each other. During the match Rush tore exposing part of his face. At one point Penta 0M tried to throw Rush into the lamp, only for Rush to reverse the move use the fact that Penta 0M was temporarily incapacitated to climb up the side of the cage and over the top to win the match.
As a result of the match L. A. Park and Penta 0M were scheduled to face off in the main event of the Arena Naucalpan 41st Anniversary Show. IWRG official website