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Oct 22, 2013 12:16 AM

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cool the anime actually focuses on mmorpg elements
sub classes
crowd control skills
that taunt skill
that epic flying mount
that moe overload
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Oct 22, 2013 2:47 PM

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Lol i started liking this show .....i hope it gets better
 
Oct 22, 2013 5:50 PM
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OST is pretty good. I also like the way the action sequence had been done in this episode. Not overly epic but it gives a better understanding of all of the mechanics.
 
Oct 23, 2013 3:41 AM
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Those PKer's character got some bug
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No wonder they lose the battle. lol
Shiroe's Engineering skill is surely fearful
 
Oct 23, 2013 9:14 PM

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I feel like I was watching harry potter at the part of the griffons so magical n.n! and so far this anime is so exciting I wanna see Nyanta again hopefully soon ^^
 
Oct 28, 2013 11:43 AM

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Gryphons mount for the win , so PK have it way in this game , thing were fast in this episode but it still was good.
 
Oct 31, 2013 1:19 PM

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What do the Characters do on Server Maintenance day?
 
Nov 1, 2013 2:36 AM

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Very interesting game mechanics. This reminds me of the good old days when i played MMORPG games with my friends.
And the best way to deal with PK's was to log in your MC or ask your buddies for help ^_^
 
Nov 1, 2013 2:08 PM

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PK , strategy battle , Taunt skill . Great episode



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Nov 5, 2013 8:42 AM

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This brings back memories from my Runescape days, not that I'd like to go back to playing it again.

Log Horizon has kept a very neat combination of light humor and pensive moments. I'm liking all the characters so far; they don't feel like cardboard cutouts but rather humans with real feelings (well, as real as you could get in anime).
 
Nov 9, 2013 11:43 AM

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Terrific episode! Also not only is Akatsuki Adorable as hell, but shes also a freeking bad ass! :)
 
Nov 10, 2013 6:38 AM

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I love how Shiroe actually goes into detail about the mechanics of the MMORPG, it's interesting to hear and reminds me of MMORPGs I've played. The ending scene with them flying on the gryphons was really nice.
 
Nov 10, 2013 9:22 PM

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It feels like this anime lacks an objective.
 
Nov 11, 2013 6:49 PM

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Pretty badass PK match. There was a part where I don't really understand, why did Shiroe says that they'll fail (the GM), and instead Shiroe's team should go fetch the other guild member?
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I guess it's sort of doing its job as an MMORPG anime ... but I can't help but feel it's somewhat lackluster.

I mean, even the characters themselves admitted that they "had nothing to do" -- there's no tension, or driving plot. I know there'll be complications later on, some has already been put into light, but besides the main "how'd we get stuck in this" issue, there's really nothing else driving this.

Can't help but feel that the fact that they are stuck in the game is but a cheap way to write a story about an MMORPG without having to deal with the fact that people have "real lives" ...

That's where the drama kicks in I guess. I mean, nothing is worse than a boring life, and sooner or later without a life goal, they'll soon get bored, giving up on their lives etc..
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Dec 7, 2013 7:16 AM

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Hmm, I'll agree with this.

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It feels like this anime lacks an objective.
 
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Dec 10, 2013 7:56 AM

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Player who PK-ing other people... It's just heartless...
I know it's just a game, but still heartless (especially virtual reality game)
But PvP it's alright, as long you don't kill the player xD

What's Naotsugu's subclass? Maybe pervertism xD
For me, I want to take subclass chemistry!!
Oh, Akatsuki & Shiroe rode on a griffon.. so romantic xD

Rueby said:
Hmm, I'll agree with this.

5layer said:
It feels like this anime lacks an objective.

Maybe because it's just the beginning?
There's so many anime with lack of objectives.. Especially the comedy genres.. right? All you need just enjoy xD
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Dec 25, 2013 7:07 AM
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Nice to know the 3 of them don't fear death. I've seen animes where it's the opposite. Shiroe's team is beast, a silent killer ninja, a tank with brute force, and then the mage. Seems like a very balanced squad. The first half of the show was awesome, they pawned those PK's like rag dolls. Then towards the end we get to see moe Akatsuki, and even shy Akatsuki when climbing the Griffon, kawaii.

 
Dec 26, 2013 9:56 PM

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Nice episode.
I used to be a gamer(even girls can be a gamer obviously :p), but my computer was broken and I'm busy, so that sucks. :/
So I'm using my tablet to watch anime and surf the internet.
I missed playing MMORPG games.
 
Dec 27, 2013 12:04 AM

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Ray_Light said:
Player who PK-ing other people... It's just heartless...
I know it's just a game, but still heartless (especially virtual reality game)
But PvP it's alright, as long you don't kill the player xD


PvPing in an actual MMO isn't really heartless (unless you decide to corpse-camp players or gank low levels, then it gets annoying...). After all, PKing is bound to be part of the game in whatever fashion. Duels between opposite factions where one player doesn't die are unheard, although I guess it would be alright here considering it is a VMMORPG. It didn't look like the gankers dropped anything though, so dying there is just a matter of lost convenience not perma-death...

Anyways, I'm enjoying the MMORPG focus of this anime. I wonder why they didn't just use griffons the whole time in the first place? (After all, there's literally no point (other than for the scenery) in walking or using ground mounts in an actual MMO when you have flying mounts...)
 
Dec 27, 2013 12:09 AM

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Ray_Light said:
Player who PK-ing other people... It's just heartless...
I know it's just a game, but still heartless (especially virtual reality game)
But PvP it's alright, as long you don't kill the player xD


PvPing in an actual MMO isn't really heartless (unless you decide to corpse-camp players or gank low levels, then it gets annoying...). After all, PKing is bound to be part of the game in whatever fashion. Duels between opposite factions where one player doesn't die are unheard, although I guess it would be alright here considering it is a VMMORPG. It didn't look like the gankers dropped anything though, so dying there is just a matter of lost convenience not perma-death...

Anyways, I'm enjoying the MMORPG focus of this anime. I wonder why they didn't just use griffons the whole time in the first place? (After all, there's literally no point (other than for the scenery) in walking or using ground mounts in an actual MMO when you have flying mounts...)


There IS a risk to repeatedly dying but it wont be touched upon until much later. I wont spoil it though. I'll say this: it's really similar to dying only that it isn't death of the body but the death of the "self"...

And actually most items not registered to be item locked to a specific player gets dropped when you get PKd or killed. Along w/ a significant chunk of the players gold. That's why the bank threat was so serious.

As for the griffons they really just didn't want to stand out because during the first few days guilds were really aggressive in recruiting members and one look at a griffon (w/c is a rare item you get from completing a hard and rare raid quest only a few players were able to complete) practically screams "veteran player". Thus a lot of "pests" would have swarmed them and annoyed to join their guilds.

All info are from the novels btw.
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Dec 27, 2013 12:27 AM

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swordstriker21 said:
FrostbyteDOT said:
Ray_Light said:
Player who PK-ing other people... It's just heartless...
I know it's just a game, but still heartless (especially virtual reality game)
But PvP it's alright, as long you don't kill the player xD


PvPing in an actual MMO isn't really heartless (unless you decide to corpse-camp players or gank low levels, then it gets annoying...). After all, PKing is bound to be part of the game in whatever fashion. Duels between opposite factions where one player doesn't die are unheard, although I guess it would be alright here considering it is a VMMORPG. It didn't look like the gankers dropped anything though, so dying there is just a matter of lost convenience not perma-death...

Anyways, I'm enjoying the MMORPG focus of this anime. I wonder why they didn't just use griffons the whole time in the first place? (After all, there's literally no point (other than for the scenery) in walking or using ground mounts in an actual MMO when you have flying mounts...)


There IS a risk to repeatedly dying but it wont be touched upon until much later. I wont spoil it though. I'll say this: it's really similar to dying only that it isn't death of the body but the death of the "self"...

And actually most items not registered to be item locked to a specific player gets dropped when you get PKd or killed. Along w/ a significant chunk of the players gold. That's why the bank threat was so serious.

As for the griffons they really just didn't want to stand out because during the first few days guilds were really aggressive in recruiting members and one look at a griffon (w/c is a rare item you get from completing a hard and rare raid quest only a few players were able to complete) practically screams "veteran player". Thus a lot of "pests" would have swarmed them and annoyed to join their guilds.

All info are from the novels btw.
Nevermind lol, my question was answered in the first few minutes of the next episode... *sigh* Sorry, I was just remembering the Hillsbrad Foothills PvP massacring from WoW. Good times.

Edit: Well, too bad they have to act realistically and their corpses disappear. It would be a nice change of pace to suddenly see this
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Dec 27, 2013 12:53 PM

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I originally was thinking this show was just an SAO clone (I'm not a huge SAO fan, honestly that show was decent but not amazing) but I have to say I don't think that anymore. SAO to me felt like someone researched MMOs when making it, but never played any. However Log Horizon feels like the people who made it actually play MMOs. A lot of what the characters say and feel about certain game aspects seems very much like a real MMO. Also, the game mechanics as a whole feel more MMO like. The taunt ability was a really nice touch. I also like that tanks actually exist in this 'game' unlike in SAO where there only seemed to be one tank in the whole damn show, and no healers. Yeah, real MMO like...
Overall a good watch. I didn't think I would enjoy this as much as I am.
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Jan 4, 2014 9:46 PM

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Elite60 said:
Akatsuki is so adorable, especially when getting on the Griffon.

Yee haha
 
Jan 10, 2014 5:29 PM

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Rueby said:
Hmm, I'll agree with this.

5layer said:
It feels like this anime lacks an objective.


I agree with this too. They say their stuck in the video game but I'm not convinced of it. SOA did a better job portraying that. SOA also had the die in the game die in real life drama going for it. I feel more like I'm watching people play an MMO then I am watching an anime with a story. It may eventually develop more of a story, who knows? If I was so concerned about the MMORPG-Anime genre to be like a real MMO, I would just play a MMO, I'm here for story and waiting...
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Jan 24, 2014 1:07 AM

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Akatsuki is skilled ffs, she soloed a 2v1!
 
Feb 10, 2014 10:16 PM

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Akatsuki is so fucking moe jesus christ.

And I'm really liking Shiroe as our MC.


both of them get shit done.
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Feb 16, 2014 1:32 PM

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"i have no right to involve myself in someone else's guild" - a bit cliché, but okay, thats his opinion.

"and they wouldn't want that" - uh..they asked you the episode (so a few days or so) before to join, and they just now asked you to lead the guild while the guild leader is absent. I wouldn't call that not wanting. Especially as leading the guild is way more involved compared to rescueing a guild member.
 
Feb 18, 2014 10:14 PM

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How come they didn't use the griffons from the start? Guessing cause they cant fly at night or something.

So far so good id say.
 
Feb 18, 2014 11:24 PM

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How come they didn't use the griffons from the start? Guessing cause they cant fly at night or something.

So far so good id say.


No, they were trying to be as inconspicuous as possible. Since griffons are super rare raid quest rewards whom only a few elite players in the entire server possessed they'll be identified as high level players from the get-go and would have been swarmed w/ guild invitations left and right.
 
Feb 22, 2014 8:26 PM

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Well, we got to learn a bit more about the world they are trapped in and what kind of people live in.

Shiroe can be so awkward :P

Akatsuki is adorable :3
She look so chibi xD

The story for now seem to be going a bit nowhere... I hope that at one point there will be a main plot other than traveling around the world and find something to occupy themself.

The scenes in the preview look like it was taken in the Moria from LOTR :P
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Mar 25, 2014 12:47 AM

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Akatsuki's type of character/those women are the type of characters that make me drop anime... why can't they make cool female anime characters that aren't horny over every guy? they blush every 5 seconds... it's so fucking dumb... I'll give this show a little more chance... we'll see.
 
Mar 29, 2014 5:12 PM

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Solid episode, displays the great strategic skills of the main character.

Looking forward to the next episode.

I want to find out why they're stuck in this game world though, and why is it that when they die they respawn.
 
Mar 29, 2014 11:15 PM
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Solid episode, displays the great strategic skills of the main character.

Looking forward to the next episode.

I want to find out why they're stuck in this game world though, and why is it that when they die they respawn.

eternal prison
no way out

a lot more terrifying than death
 
Mar 30, 2014 6:52 AM

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Sweet development but for some reason the interest level for me is still rather low. Either way let's see what's next!
 
Apr 1, 2014 7:40 AM

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So it's confirmed akatsuki is a ninja tsundere loli character. It's the second time I've seen a gryphon in an anime. The first one is from the pandora hearts
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Apr 3, 2014 10:00 PM

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Akatsuki is so adorable, especially when getting on the Griffon.


This, I also LOVE the OST up to now :O Really impressed.
 
Apr 5, 2014 3:46 PM

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So it's confirmed Akatsuki is a ninja tsundere loli character....
Haha love her character so far.
Those are one weird race of horses.. that's for sure xD.
Wow lots more awesome in this second episode.. my mind is so set on thinking up for why and how they got locked up in the game. Aaaa xD.

I would consider it a slim 9 for now. I bet I'll end up scoring it with 10.
 
Jun 27, 2014 4:41 AM
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Freaking NOOBS ahahaha. They got pwned by the Shiroe team wooohooo!!
I think their situation is convenient, and pretty fun actually.
Shiroe is awesome. I smell some romance, and I like it :3
I want to ride some Griffons too T^T
Ending song is cute~
 
Jul 10, 2014 5:35 AM

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That PvP match was awesome.
I agree that this anime atm lacks a driving force in its plot since nobody can die. lol
I guess it will be revealed in the later episodes and I think it's somewhere along the lines of learning to cope with their situation and finding out who brought them in the game.

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Akatsuki is so adorable, especially when getting on the Griffon.

^This. Also, I love that she is the character featured in the ED. It fits her cuteness. <333

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Jul 31, 2014 3:10 AM

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Not bad.
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Sep 7, 2014 12:06 PM

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I'm enjoying this so far. I like how the battle got tactical. The humor falls flat for me though.
 
Oct 17, 2014 6:02 PM

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Oh that's good, when they die, they respawn.
Too bad there's PKing. They'll have to respawn on and on and on. With this, villains will appear.

Ah, so they have classes and subclasses, like a normal MMORPG.
Akatsuki is an Assassin with a subclass of Tracker.
Naotsugu is a Guardian with an unknown subclass.
Shiroe is an Enchanter with a Scribe subclass.

Serara is in trouble, so Shiroe and his party will use their Griffons and save her.
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Nov 5, 2014 5:59 PM
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I went back upon find out a place actually had the dub. And I've this to say. The voices are pretty good thus far and the overall translation is fine...but some of the euphemisms are really stupid in English.
The highlight thus far would be Akio Furukawa as Naotsugu, although Jad Braxton as Akatsuki is simply adorable.
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Nov 8, 2014 12:53 AM
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I have mixed feelings about the whole respawning when you die thing. Like it's nice that they did something different with it and all (since basically every other anime with this premise handles it where you die for real if you die in the game), but at least as of right now it seems like it'll take a lot of the suspense out of combat scenes. Otherwise, still holding my interest quite well.
 
Mar 3, 2015 1:34 AM

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Hey not bad eh.. simple battle but nice.
Introduction on the PK side always end up in noobs getting pawned.
This cliche never changes hahahaha.
Akatsuki is cute. :D
 
Mar 29, 2015 5:35 PM

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mm. you respawn when you die like a normal game, but no reason as to why theyre trapped or what theyre supposed to do. its almost silly how they just kinda accept the situation.
 
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Nice knowing nobody dies irl this time.
Fight with the PKers was pretty good.
Akatsuki just keeps getting cuter <3
Nice to see some good ol' gryphons.
Great episode, really enjoyed it.
 
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