The TV anime series Accel World - airing in Japan from April 6, 2012 - is created by studio Sunrise, based on a light novel series by Reki Kawahara. The "future teen" story revolves around a bullied middle school boy named Haruyuki. One autumn day in 2046, he has an encounter with Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess), the prettiest girl in his school, that changes his life. Through a mysterious piece of software from Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki learns of the existence of the virtual "Accel World". In that moment, the lowest of the "school caste" becomes "Burst Linker", a knight defending a princess.