The Dusk Robber Arc (夕闇の略奪者, Yūyami no Ryakudatsusya) is the third story arc of the Accel World series. It contains the introduction of a new antagonist, Seiji Noumi and his Duel Avatar, Dusk Taker and focuses on the loss of Silver Crow's wings. This arc also reveals a secret power known as the Incarnate System. This arc spans the third novel of the Accel World series. The anime begins the arc in episode 13 and ends on episode 17.
That night, Chiyuri calls Haruyuki to talk about the program she had received. Inviting him into her private virtual space, she uses his pig avatar as a pillow. While expressing her wish for the times to return to how they used to be, with the three of them hanging out every day, she slowly drifts off to sleep.
The next day was the first day of the school year. After the short welcoming ceremony, Haruyuki anxiously enters his new homeroom, hoping that his peers would be friendly. To his relief, both Chiyuri and Takumu were in his new class. After greeting each other, Haruyuki offers to challenge Chiyuri to a Brain Burst duel to check out her duel avatar while Takumu watches from the gallery. Both Takumu and Chiyuri agree, and Haruyuki accelerates.
Landing on the hard ground of the Factory stage, Haruyuki turns towards his opponent. Chiyuri’s duel avatar, which went by the name of “Lime Bell”, possessed brilliant green coloration with a wide-brimmed witch-like hat. However, the most striking feature of the avatar was the large bell-shaped Enhanced Armament attached to the right arm.
After commenting on Chiyuri’s appearance, Haruyuki instructs her to open her menu to examine her skills. Noticing the special attack by the name of Citron Call, Chiyuri attempts to use it. However, since her special-attack gauge was empty, the attack has no effect. After Haruyuki explains that destroying stage objects would fill the gauge, she goes off to destroy the machines scattered around the Factory stage.
After her special-attack gauge is charged to fifty percent, Chiyuri aims her bell towards Haruyuki and activates her attack. However, the wave of green particles brought about no effect; Haruyuki was completely unharmed. While the two begin bantering over the effects of the ability, Takumu butts in and suggests for Chiyuri to hit Haruyuki with her bell. After Haruyuki’s health is drilled down to about seventy percent, Chiyuri once again activates Citron Call. This time, when the wave of green particles flowed over his duel avatar, his health gauge miraculously began to fill back up. Realizing this, they were hit by a new revelation: Lime Bell was a healer.
Two days later, Haruyuki met with Kuroyukihime to talk about Chiyuri’s debut. Shocked at the news of Lime Bell being a healer, Kuroyukihime explains that throughout the history of the Accelerated World, only two healers had ever appeared. Furthermore, one of them had voluntarily uninstalled the program, leaving only one active healer.
Once this topic was covered, Kuroyukihime imparts some news of her own. Ten days later, she, along with all of the other third years, would be going on a weeklong school trip to Okinawa. Since Haruyuki and Takumu would have to defend the Legion’s territory all by themselves the weekend of the trip, Kuroyukihime proposes an offer: if he managed to defend Nega Nebulus’ territory, she would grant him one wish.
Work In Progress
|No.||Title||Japanese Airdate||English Airdate|
|13||Violation (Shinnyū 侵入)||July 6, 2012||July 12, 2013|
|14||Arrestation (Sakuryaku 策略)||July 13, 2012||July 19, 2013|
|15||Destruction (Hōkai 崩壊)||July 20, 2012||July 27, 2013|
|16||Imagination (Omokage 面影)||July 27, 2012||August 3, 2013|
|17||Fragmentation (Bunretsu 分裂)||August 3, 2012||August 10, 2013|