Haru’s Heart Quest: Unveiling Haruyuki’s True Love in Accel World

Accel World is one of the most popular anime under the “Game Turned Reality” category and is widely considered on par with Sword Art Online, considering both have the same author.

Accel World blends virtual reality gaming with a compelling narrative. It is loved by Fans for its exploration of self-discovery and overcoming insecurities, but mainly for its unique premise, intense duels, and the growth of its protagonist, Haruyuki Arita.

The anime left many unanswered questions after its end in 2012, and in this article, I’ll answer the most popular doubt fans have: Who does Haru End up With In Accel World?

Let’s Get Started!

1. Who Does Haru End Up With?

Haruyuki Arita ends Up with Kuroyukihime in Accel World. In chapter 10 of the 26th volume of Accel World, Haru finally confesses his love to Kuroyukihime, which she reciprocates with a kiss.

In chapter 10, we see Haru and Kuroyukihime stepping out of their taxi arranged by Megumi in an attempt to set them up in the earlier chapter.

The duo buys some drinks at the shopping center and enters Haru’s condo on the 23rd floor. After a while, Haru mentally prepares himself to propose to Kuroyukihime but is interrupted by her.

Kuroyukihime informs Haru that both Graph and Lead have gone away to Mount Fuji’s Unlimited Neutral Field to train further. Haru then thinks about whether to go there, but the thought frightens him.

Haru apologizes to Kuroyukihime for not telling her about his transfer to the White Legion. The to-be couple has a heart-to-heart, and Haru realizes that up until now, he had a ‘solemn awareness’ that he was Kuroyukihime’s child, which created an invisible wall between the two.

This wall was why he could not confess to Kuroyukihime even after she told him that she liked him. He then remembers the incident that led to the to-be couple bathing together a week earlier.

Haru's Heart's Quest: Unveiling Haruyuki’s True Love in Accel World
Haru kissing her | Source: Fandom

He realizes that on a subconscious level, he always thought of Kuroyukihime as her ‘parent’, which led to him not being able to stay true to his feelings.

After this realization, he musters up all the courage and finally proposes to Kuroyukihime. Haru says, “Kuroyukihime. I like you. Not as a Burst Linker, but as me, Haruyuki Arita. I like you, Sayuki Kuroba”.

After hearing this, tears welled up in Kuroyukihime’s eyes, and while crying, she said, “I do, too. I like you, too”.

The couple celebrate their newly found relationship with a kiss on Haru’s couch.

2. About Accel World

Accel World (アクセル・ワールド, Akuseru Wārudo) is a Japanese light novel series written by Reki Kawahara.

The series follows Haruyuki Arita, a socially marginalized high school student who discovers the virtual game “Brain Burst” through Kuroyukihime. In this neuro-link world, players engage in duels that impact their real lives. As Haruyuki navigates the game’s challenges, he uncovers a dark conspiracy and faces powerful adversaries.

Vansh Gulati

Vansh Gulati

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