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A third anime season for Mamare Touno's Log Horizon light novel series was announced by NHK on Wednesday, scheduled to air in October 2020. The third season—subtitled Entaku Houkai (Collapse of the Round Table)—will reunite the production staff and cast members from the past two seasons at Studio Deen.

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In the blink of an eye, thirty thousand bewildered Japanese gamers are whisked from their everyday lives into the world of the popular MMORPG, Elder Tale, after the game's latest update—unable to log out. Among them is the socially awkward college student Shiroe, whose confusion and shock lasts only a moment as, a veteran of the game, he immediately sets out to explore the limits of his new reality.

Shiroe must learn to live in this new world, leading others and negotiating with the NPC "natives" in order to bring stability to the virtual city of Akihabara. He is joined by his unfortunate friend Naotsugu, having logged in for the first time in years only to find himself trapped, and Akatsuki, a petite but fierce assassin who labels Shiroe as her master. A tale of fantasy, adventure, and politics, Log Horizon explores the elements of gaming through the eyes of a master strategist who attempts to make the best of a puzzling situation. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Touno began writing the adventure fantasy novel series on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in April 2010. Kadokawa released the first volume with illustrations by Kazuhiro Hara (Gundam Build Divers) in March 2011. The 11th volume shipped in March 2018. Touna published the 12th, 13th, and 14th volumes on the aforementioned website in 2016 and 2017 and updated the latest volume with chapter 134 in March 2018.

The first season by animation studio Satelight aired over two quarters beginning in Fall 2013. Studio Deen produced the second season the following Fall, which also aired for two cours. Crunchyroll simulcast both seasons with subtitles as they aired in Japan.

Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime series in North America and released the first season on two Blu-ray and DVD volumes in November 2014 and January 2015. The second season was also shipped in two Blu-ray and DVD volumes in May and June 2016.

Yen Press licensed the light novel in English in 2014 and published the first volume in April 2015. The 11th volume is scheduled to go on sale on January 29. The series has also been published in multiple foreign languages, including Chinese, Korean, Thai, Portuguese, French, and Polish.

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Log Horizon: Entaku Houkai on MAL
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Woah! Didn't see that coming. Log Horizon is one of the few game-based isekai shows that I actually think is worth watching. A pleasant surprise indeed.
 
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I might actually finish the second season now! Any ideas how much more of the novel series will be adapted in this one?
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This was unexpected. Hopefully it's better than the 2nd season. It's good that one of the few decent isekai gets another season.
 
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Gotta re-watch seasons 1 & 2
 
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I thought this will never happen after the author was found guilty of tax evasion.

IIRC the 2 previous seasons covered the first 10 volumes in ~50 episodes. Currently there is a total of 11 light novel volumes (+4 spinoff volumes). If we are generous we can assume 1 or 2 more volumes will release before October. I don't see how this will work out unless they adapt spinoff novels.



Edit: Apparently, there is a Web Novel that is up to volume 16.
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Time to fucking database, baby.
 
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Holy damn! Totally did not see this coming at all. I'M so happy to see that! I NEED TO DATABASE THIS NOW!
 
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Yes, yes, YES !!!!
 
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MagwitchOo said:
I thought this will never happen after the author was found guilty of tax evasion.

IIRC the 2 previous seasons covered the first 10 volumes in ~50 episodes. Currently there is a total of 11 light novel volumes (+4 spinoff volumes). If we are generous we can assume 1 or 2 more volumes will release before October. I don't see how this will work out unless they adapt spinoff novels.
Volumes 12-16 is available in web form.
 
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>Studio DEEN

Oh shit, here we go again. Let's see how they ruined another anime.
 
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This is one of the happiest nights of my MAL life! I've had it in my faves ever since I first became a member. I've stuck with it through thick and thin. Now, I'm eagerly awaiting the payoff :D



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Definitely wasn't expecting this at all! I've been meaning to give this series a shot for a while now so hopefully now this'll urge me to finally do so.

Fall 2020 with the likes Shingeki no Kyojin: the Final Season, Fumetsu no Anata e, Yakusoku no Neverland 2nd Season and now this is looking fantastic!

Congratulations to the fans of the franchise by the way!
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I'm hoping they won't stretch the story like they did during season 2.

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>Studio DEEN

Oh shit, here we go again. Let's see how they ruined another anime.

holding breath... Deen is doing another season.
Says that it's the original production staff from s1 and s2 tho so should be ok with Deen animation style yet again I guess.
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MagwitchOo said:
I thought this will never happen after the author was found guilty of tax evasion.

IIRC the 2 previous seasons covered the first 10 volumes in ~50 episodes. Currently there is a total of 11 light novel volumes (+4 spinoff volumes). If we are generous we can assume 1 or 2 more volumes will release before October. I don't see how this will work out unless they adapt spinoff novels.


The Wev novel(which is almost the same as the ln) has written about halfway trough vol 14.

based on the title they are adapting at least vol 11 and 12, so im guessing 1 cour , maybe up to vol 13 but still one cour unless they stretch it out, when s2 came out vol 9 and 10 were not out yet but the web version was completed.

either way, IM JUST DAMM EXCITED WE ACTUALLY GOT A S3. Im crying tears of joy T.T i tought we will never see more after the author got arrested for tax evasion.

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Oh great, it's gonna be bone by studio Deen again. Just what I fucking wanted. Fuck my life.

Why can't Satelight get this anime back? Why do we have to suffer? Why? Kill me please.
 
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To think I would wake up this morning and this is the first thing I read.. This day couldn't start any better! HOLY SHIT! I guess miracles still exist!

More screentime of my favorite Ninja/Assassin Akatsuki <3

I wonder, does 2020 know no bounds when it comes to sequels? NGNL S2 PLEASE?

EDIT: I really enjoyed season 2, but just actually read Studio DEEN will be doing this 3rd season again, please don't butcher another franchise...
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Pakumen- said:
>Studio DEEN

Oh shit, here we go again. Let's see how they ruined another anime.

Relax, this studio has improved a lot since then. I remind you that they released the brilliant KonoSuba.
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Pakumen- said:
>Studio DEEN

Oh shit, here we go again. Let's see how they ruined another anime.

Relax, this studio has improved a lot since then. I remind you that they released the brilliant KonoSuba.

I remind you that they released the brilliant Nanatsu no Taizai 3
 
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People pointing out that more web novel is available than light novel, which is true, but Enterbrain must be involved in the process - hopefully this is being done, from their perspective, in order to kickstart releasing new volumes again. They have little incentive to release an anime adaptation of the web novels...

And how will they deal with having reduced volume 9 to a single episode? Volume 11 and presumably later volumes too rely quite heavily on stuff they skipped or ignored from that volume, but they covered it enough that they can't really go back over it now.

Unless the new season is entirely anime original content *shudders*.
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this should be an absolute time killer. Let's hope they do it with a solid database.
 
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Holy fuckin shit.
 
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totally not getting my hopes up




















 
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Hopefully those kids get less focus this season compared to S2 which ruined it.


 
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janiwolf said:
This was unexpected. Hopefully it's better than the 2nd season. It's good that one of the few decent isekai gets another season.
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Hopefully those kids get less focus this season compared to S2 which ruined it.

It seems odd to me that people constantly trash S2, and yet the difference in rating is only 0.4 from season 01.

IMO I think it's just popular to hate on studio DEEN for most people.

Anyway I look forward to this next season. I might rewatch maybe not depends if I have time.
 
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HELL YEAH!!! I'm REALLY WAITING FOR THIS!!!! VILLAIN IN GLASSES IS BACK!!!
 
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I didn't expect more of the Log Horizon anime after season 2 so this is definitely an unexpected surprise. Gotta rewatch the first 2 seasons since it's been like 5 years since I watched them.
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Hmmmmm 1st season was great, 2nd boring af... Let's see how will be 3rd season
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OH MY GODS FUCK YES!!!!

ETA: oh lawd i see "Oh gawd Studio Deen" "oh no this that and the other thing" CAN Y'ALL SHUT UP we gettin' this injected into our eyeballs, it doesn't matter, buckle in and enjoy the ride, LET'S GOOOOOOO
 
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Now that's totally unexpecting. I'm really glad we are getting another season of this. But plese no more arcs focusing on the kids. That was the worst thing in the last season.
 
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What a totally unexpected great news. Hopefully it'll be better than last season.
 
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TBH, I already desperate thinking that they won't make a season 3 of this. But this day is just a MIRACLE for me!

BANZAI!!
 
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I've been dreaming for this day to come in YEARS. holy fucking god thanks for this absolute news, Best thing I ever heard in 2020 so far
 
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Now that's totally unexpecting. I'm really glad we are getting another season of this. But plese no more arcs focusing on the kids. That was the worst thing in the last season.

just put the annoying little girl aside and we're ready to go rockin the isekai genre
 
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It seems odd to me that people constantly trash S2, and yet the difference in rating is only 0.4 from season 01.

IMO I think it's just popular to hate on studio DEEN for most people.

Anyway I look forward to this next season. I might rewatch maybe not depends if I have time.

As far as i remember, 2nd season started strong and ended strong but the middle part was like they went on a sidequest or something.
 
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Great?😐

We get a third season for this but can’t get a second season for no game no life. Smh 🤦‍♂️.
 
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Well, this is certainly quite the surprise, as it's already been five years since season 2 aired. Still, Log Horizon was a great show so more of it is always welcome.

Just please put more effort into this than Nanatsu S3 Deen, that's all I ask.
 
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im very suprised ,,, dude !!!
god bless u
 
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i will say i thought the 2nd season was a bit weaker than the first, which is why i gave the second season a 7 while i gave season 1 an 8. i just felt like the second season was lacking in storytelling, world-building and the like. i would love a season 3 with lots of political intrigues, world-building, big plots and in depth stories. and since i love shiroe i would like a really big problem to solve that only he is able to take care of
 
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Hopefully Deen isn't going to outsource animators for this series.

Hopefully.
 
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MORE SHIROE AND MORE ECONOMICS AND GEOPOLITICS AND MAYBE EVEN TAX EVASION! HECK YES

The most unexpected announcement of the last 5 years. It's the turning point for anime, lads. If LH can get season 3, then surely Noragami and Haruhi can get it as well? My hopes have never been higher.
 
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First World trigger then irregular at magic highschool and now log horizon3 these surprised me. Man, 2020 is one heck of a year
 
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Now is the perfect time to finally watch LH since i've never picked it up, yet. Congrats to the fans tho! :) this year has been bringing up diverse anime to the stage once more after several years, that's great to see!
 
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quercifolia said:
janiwolf said:
This was unexpected. Hopefully it's better than the 2nd season. It's good that one of the few decent isekai gets another season.
VanishingKira said:
Hopefully those kids get less focus this season compared to S2 which ruined it.

It seems odd to me that people constantly trash S2, and yet the difference in rating is only 0.4 from season 01.

IMO I think it's just popular to hate on studio DEEN for most people.

Anyway I look forward to this next season. I might rewatch maybe not depends if I have time.


Tbh 0,4 is pretty huge. And on top of it it's a sequel - which naturally gets better scores, as it's watched only by people who already like this anime (completed S1).
Personally I didn't even look at studio. S2 just felt much worse, but mostly because of the content, not technical stuff. In the end it might not be studio's fault but source material that went that way.

Either way, I'm still happy for adaptation. I'm sure less hyped for it than I was for S2, as I'm not a fan of direction the story took.
 
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F i n a l l y

This makes me happy

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Totally unexpected... GREAT!
 
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oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. Gotta get Man with a Mission to do the opening though otherwise it wouldn't be right.
 
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I rewatched it like last week and I was wishing there would be a third season. I guess miracles do exist!
 
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It the same staff from previous seasons Right , it should be ok right. But then agian the suddenly announcing October 2020 is a bit worrying,
 
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