Haruyuki Arita receives an e-mail from Araya, one of the students who has been bullying him, demanding that he buys him and his buddies food for lunch. Afterwards, he hides in the restroom where he links into the virtual world as a pig. As he walks towards the squash court, he sees the student council vice-president Kuroyukihime being admired by other students, while she notices him. He sets a new high score in squash and when he is about to start another game, Chiyuri Kurashima finds him and forces him to link out. Chiyuri advises Haruyuki to send the e-mails to the faculty and asks him to have lunch together, but Haruyuki refuses and runs away. Returning to the squash court, he sees that his high score is surpassed and Kuroyukihime appears before him asking him meet her during lunch the next day, promising to change his reality. On the next day, Kuroyukihime introduces Haruyuki to the Brain Burst program that allows users to “accelerate” their brain waves to make time appear to stand still. Araya, having been provoked by Kuroyukihime, throws a punch at Haruyuki, but before the punch lands the burst link is activated. While in accelerated mode, Kuroyukihime advises Haruyuki to let the punch land and to throw himself at her so that Araya would be caught on the security camera in front of several witnesses, which Haruyuki agrees to do. After exiting burst link mode, Haruyuki does exactly that and Araya is detained by security. On the way home from school, Haruyuki and Chiyuri meet up with Takumu Mayuzumi and Haruyuki runs home alone after believing that Takumu was informed about what happened during lunch. On the next day, Haruyuki connects to the Global Net to check that he has his lunch money against Kuroyukihime’s orders and on his way to school, he is transported into a war-torn world where he transforms into Silver Crow and is challenged by Ash Roller to a duel.