Ranked #311

Log Horizon

Alternative Titles

English: Log Horizon
Japanese: ログ・ホライズン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2013 to Mar 22, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: NHK
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.191 (scored by 162,090 users)
Ranked: #3112
Popularity: #56
Members: 293,455
Favorites: 4,521
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Synopsis

By its eleventh expansion pack, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Tale has become a global success, having a following of millions of players. However, during the release of its twelfth expansion pack: Novasphere Pioneers, thirty thousand Japanese gamers who are all logged on at the time of the update, suddenly find themselves transported inside the game world and donning their in-game avatars. In the midst of the event, a socially awkward gamer called Shiroe along with his friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki decide to team up so that they may face this world which has now become their reality along with the challenges which lie ahead.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiroe
Shiroe
Main
Terashima, Takuma
Japanese
Terashima, Takuma
Akatsuki
Akatsuki
Main
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Katou, Emiri
Naotsugu
Naotsugu
Main
Maeno, Tomoaki
Japanese
Maeno, Tomoaki
Minori
Minori
Main
Tamura, Nao
Japanese
Tamura, Nao

Staff

Ishihira, Shinji
Ishihira, Shinji
Director
Hata, Shouji
Hata, Shouji
Sound Director
Oonishi, Shinsuke
Oonishi, Shinsuke
Script
Irie, Shingo
Irie, Shingo
Script

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Apocalypse
Dai Saigai (大災害)
Oct 5, 2013
2 The Roka Encounter Battle (The Battle of Loka)
Roka no Souguu-sen (ロカの遭遇戦)
Oct 12, 2013
3 Palm's Deep End (The Depths of Palm)
Palm no Fukaki Basho (パルムの深き場所)
Oct 19, 2013
4 Escape
Dasshutsu (脱出)
Oct 26, 2013
5 Return to Akiba (Return to Akihabara)
Akiba e no Kikan (アキバへの帰還)
Nov 2, 2013

Opening Theme

"database feat. TAKUMA (10 Feet)" by MAN WITH A MISSION

Ending Theme

"Your song*" by Yun*chi



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yaHzee
Mar 24, 2014
What started off as what seemed to be a bland-version of Sword Art Online turned out to be one of the hidden gems of anime shows. Log Horizon starts off slow and has the usual setup of a badass main character, but in a slightly different way. It's the way the main character, Shiroe, strategically approaches each situation that makes it a very exciting show. Shiroe isn’t the typical shounen main character that powers up throughout the show and then overpowers his enemies. Rather, he’s the guy in the background, the “villain in glasses,” who controls the flow and direction of battle. Overall, Log Horizon read more
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Deiger1111
Apr 4, 2014
Log Horizon. The basic premise, as is evident in the synopsis, centres around a group of players who by some - as of yet - unexplained phenomenon, got stuck in an online massive multi player role playing game.

I can imagine anyone familiar with Sword Art Online doing a double take at this point, obviously comparing the two anime, itching to see how one holds up against the other. SAO lovers and haters alike will travel down this line of thought. To be honest, I was and is one of the latter. Infact, I went into the series hoping to find all I missed read more
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Gonzo-lewd
Mar 26, 2014
There is a demographic of people who love to dabble in the virtual world of Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMO) to achieve escapism from stress and other struggles that plague their nature. Recently, there has been somewhat of a resurgence of interest for anime fans to watch shows that detail the life of gamers who play these sorts of games, with Sword Art Online being the forefront of it. Asking questions that detail whether the virtual world could become more real to us than what we originally thought of as real from when we were born should be the main theme for these shows to read more
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Stark700
Mar 22, 2014
There are certain degrees to which MMROPG series are adapted these days. While not an original concept, Log Horizon has been unanimously compared to another popular series known as Sword Art Online. It’s almost unavoidable considering both series are based off a light novel and relates to character in an MMORPG setting – an open world based off a video game. But really, that’s all there is to it and the similarities ends there. Log Horizon isn’t a rip off of SAO, .//hack franchise, or anything else relating to the MMOROPG theme. It’s a show that shines in its own way that makes its point read more
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Main similarity is that both anime features living within the game and in real life. There is the idea of being a member of a community and adventure and exploring the world that the protagonists live in. Both anime are special in their own way such as the contrasting protagonists. Both have good art quality as well and if you like action and fantasy anime, these two are definitely recommendable.  
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These 2 anime has similar situation in which both the protagonist and others are stuck in a rpg game with no knowledge on returning to the real world. However, in Overlord the main protagonist is the only current known player who's stuck while in log horizon many players who were logged on at the time was transported into the game. Also, both protagonist are overpowered.

The difference between these anime are the plots. While in overlord the main protagonist decided to create a new world in the game because he has no reason to return to the reality for he has no friends nor  read more 
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Anime: Ookami to Koushinryou
Both animes are in a fantasy setting and dedicates it's time on growth of politics and power through manipulative means. You will not expect much action from neither of these titles, as the engaging dialogues will make up for the 'action'. The action is there, but it isn't dragged out more than necessary. You can also expect military and war will also involved in both these shows. 
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what really hit me was the fact both aren't about one man army protagonist its the other way around it isn't' how to command and support others to win. so basically strategic fighting however since i have only viewed about 6 this is all i can offer in the future i hope to write more in detail so start watching
plus obviously code geass is better but this isn't too bad either :) 
reportRecommended by Devastator004
Anime: Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Log Horizon and Maoyuu are two series taking place in a fantasy realm. They both involve war and politics but in a more of a stylistic fashion. Mamare Touno is the original creator for both series and makes their setting come to life with detailed mechanics.

Both series has some action but truly shines in their ability to comprehend and explore their world settings. There is also some drama, comedy, and hints of romance. Maoyuu has more fan service while Log Horizon composes of more comedy. 
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