VIZ Media has snapped up home media rights for the Accel World: Infinite Burst movie, the company announced during its official panel at Anime Central over the weekend. A sequel to the 24-episode 2012 Accel World anime series, — based on the light novels by Reki Kawahara — Infinite Burst will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD this fall, with extras including the two OVAs Reverberation and Vacation.
The NorAm anime/manga powerhouse also announced the addition to its print catalog of supernatural romantic comedy shoujo series Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits, created by Wako Ioka with character designs by Laruha. The comics will launch this fall in print and digital via Shojo Beat.
In Accel World: Infinite Burst, Haruyuki and his friends are playing the online fighting game Brain Burst, locked in a territory battle with a rival group as usual. But things take an unexpected turn when a mysterious black cloud kicks them out of the game and prevents them from reentering. The seemingly impossible phenomenon isn’t just an isolated incident — it’s spreading and preventing all Burst Linkers from accelerating. Haruyuki and the others soon learn that to protect the bond that connects them, they must confront a powerful ancient being that has been sealed away since the dawn of the “Accelerated World”!
The movie now joins the original anime in VIZ Media’s catalog; the company is North American master licensor and retains home media and digital streaming rights for the Accel World series, produced by Sunrise. Kawahara won the ASCII Media Works Dengeki Novel Grand Prize in 2008 with his first Accel World novel.
See more of VIZ Media’s offerings at viz.com.