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TV Anime of Light Novel 'Log Horizon' Announced

by dtshyk
Jan 24, 2013 6:23 AM | 150 Comments
According to Famitsu Comic Clear, light novel "Log Horizon" was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. It's a 25 episode series and will be aired from this autumn. The production studio is Satelight.

Log Horizon manga official website

Source: Scan of Comic Clear

Log Horizon on MAL

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Amiluhur said:
Huh? They make cartoons from everyone's taxes? Can somebody enlighten me how's this thing actually working?
Well, BBC in UK (as well as some other European countries) also makes cartoons and other entertainment shows from everyone's taxes. It is a concept that is so difficult for you to grasp?

@Zefyris I think your explanation is fine for a private TV channel, but NHK, the channel that airs Log Horizon and sponsors the making of it, is a public channel which is partly funded by a tax paid by everyone who owns a TV set. People living in UK should know what I mean because the model run by NHK is very similar to the one run by BBC in UK.

Oct 7, 2013 10:28 PM by symbv

No, it's the channel who's paid by taxes, not the animation studios which are doing the cartoons. IIRC in japan TV channels don't especially pay (or not a lot at least) for anime to be aired. That's why studios needs the dvd/BR sales afterward to pay back their investments. Until the BD/dvd come out it's a deficit for them. Well, at least that's what I remember about it works there. May be wrong about the fact that they don't especially pay the studios for it though.

Oct 7, 2013 1:10 PM by Zefyris

Huh? They make cartoons from everyone's taxes? Can somebody enlighten me how's this thing actually working?

Oct 7, 2013 6:41 AM by Amiluhur

JoksPacifist said:
rederoin said:
JoksPacifist said:
Doesn't the air time could influence on the anime's tone ?
This thing is up the afternoon and it's not on AT-X, so I'm guessing it's really a lighthearted show. I could be wrong though.

It airs on NHK.

Isn't it run by the government/funded by viewers ? Doesn't mean the show has to play safe ?
I'm sorry if I'm being biased here.
Indeed it is funded by both the government and the viewers (actually it does not matter if you don't watch it, as long as you have a TV at home you are obliged to pay to NHK - it's the law). Well, fans in Japan know it is aired in NHK and thus set the expectation accordingly. Clearly nobody expects any fan service for an anime aired in NHK for example.

Oct 6, 2013 3:27 AM by symbv

rederoin said:
JoksPacifist said:
Doesn't the air time could influence on the anime's tone ?
This thing is up the afternoon and it's not on AT-X, so I'm guessing it's really a lighthearted show. I could be wrong though.

It airs on NHK.


Isn't it run by the government/funded by viewers ? Doesn't mean the show has to play safe ?
I'm sorry if I'm being biased here.

Oct 4, 2013 2:49 PM by JoksPacifist

JoksPacifist said:
Doesn't the air time could influence on the anime's tone ?
This thing is up the afternoon and it's not on AT-X, so I'm guessing it's really a lighthearted show. I could be wrong though.

It airs on NHK.

Oct 4, 2013 2:25 PM by rederoin

Doesn't the air time could influence on the anime's tone ?
This thing is up the afternoon and it's not on AT-X, so I'm guessing it's really a lighthearted show. I could be wrong though.

Oct 4, 2013 1:05 PM by JoksPacifist

symbv said:
Dunois said:
Somehow, this has SAO written all over it.
Edit - Not hating on SAO. :D
Mostly on the premise but I think this one takes a different approach to this premise, so I would say it is far too early to say it is "SAO written all over" it. The cast seem to point to an ensemble cast instead of a single hero fighting alone, for example.


Fair enough. Though everything said and done, I'm sure I'll enjoy my time watching it. I'm yet to come across an anime which I didn't want to watch.

Oct 4, 2013 12:37 PM by Dunois

Dunois said:
Somehow, this has SAO written all over it.
Edit - Not hating on SAO. :D
Mostly on the premise but I think this one takes a different approach to this premise, so I would say it is far too early to say it is "SAO written all over" it. The cast seem to point to an ensemble cast instead of a single hero fighting alone, for example.

Oct 4, 2013 8:20 AM by symbv

Somehow, this has SAO written all over it.

Edit - Not hating on SAO. :D

Oct 4, 2013 7:39 AM by Dunois

wth are there reviews already? it didn't air yet ffs you stupid sao fan boys

Oct 4, 2013 7:10 AM by MatijaxD

OP/PV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YbdCLaqZfU#t=33

So many characters! DATABASE WHOA OH!!

Sep 23, 2013 4:36 PM by VioLink

Hopefully with less suck.

Sep 16, 2013 5:22 PM by ZetaZaku

http://llamaop.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/log-horizon-op/
That is one nice OP, really pumps you up.

Sep 16, 2013 4:47 PM by VioLink

Zefyris said:
Uuhhh... This thread... People don't even think...

Why are we suddenly calling everything with a character trapped in a video game a SAO rip off when this subject has been recurring since far longer than the few years SAO have been around ?
Why aren't people considering that Log Horizon started being published one year after SAO started being published, which means that at best Log Horizon 's author started writing this story a few months after SAO started being published, and at worst he started planning this story BEFORE SAO started being published?

Why are people calling this a rip off when almost every single other thing besides the general subject (trapped in a video game) seems to be different, and that once again that general subject is far older than SAO?

Are we going to call every single story with dwarf and elves a lord of the ring rip off from now on?

While it's pretty obvious that the decision of making log horizon an anime is due to SAo's anime popularity, the novel already reached its 6th volume, this series has been around for almost 3 years and half... and that kind of subject has been around almost since video games started to develop in something everyone could easily access to...

And then when SAO fanboys/fangirls come on this thread and say it's a SAO rip off, when people try to make them see how stupid that comment was, the answer on the other side is of the brainless "omg lolol ugly SAO haters , haters gonna hate lololol" type?

Seriously... think before you write? -_-

Erm, no. I find most of the reactions in this thread understandable. It's the same reason why people outside the anime community believe anime to be kiddy stuff like pokemon or masculine action like DBZ. People latch on to whatever was their first impression based on one arbitrary thing they caught. Is this show trying to imitate sao? Not really. But if the premise of this show pretty much equates to that, then that's what they're going to think of it regardless of whether they actually know anything about it. It's just a case of first impressions gets the better of people and judging a book by its cover.

Sep 6, 2013 11:19 PM by Amiluhur

Zefyris said:
Uuhhh... This thread... People don't even think...

Why are we suddenly calling everything with a character trapped in a video game a SAO rip off when this subject has been recurring since far longer than the few years SAO have been around ?
Why aren't people considering that Log Horizon started being published one year after SAO started being published, which means that at best Log Horizon 's author started writing this story a few months after SAO started being published, and at worst he started planning this story BEFORE SAO started being published?


Probably because they are considering that Sword Art Online was published as a web novel back in 2002, then published as a light novel in spring of 2009 and Log Horizon was originally published as a web novel in 2010. So SAO was around long before Log Horizon was started, and at best it likely would have been started shortly after the first light novel volume of SAO was published.

Why are people calling this a rip off when almost every single other thing besides the general subject (trapped in a video game) seems to be different, and that once again that general subject is far older than SAO?


Probably for the same reason that people call SAO a .hack rip off when the only thing the two have in common is the stories involve MMORPGs and people being trapped within. Namely that SAO is the most recent successful entry into the subject/genre, so people immediately think of it, and assume attempting to cash in on it's success is the goal.

And then when SAO fanboys/fangirls come on this thread and say it's a SAO rip off, when people try to make them see how stupid that comment was, the answer on the other side is of the brainless "omg lolol ugly SAO haters , haters gonna hate lololol" type?


I'm pretty sure that the people calling it an SAO rip off is pretty evenly split between SAO fans and SAO haters.

Sep 6, 2013 1:34 PM by GrayArchon

Uuhhh... This thread... People don't even think...

Why are we suddenly calling everything with a character trapped in a video game a SAO rip off when this subject has been recurring since far longer than the few years SAO have been around ?
Why aren't people considering that Log Horizon started being published one year after SAO started being published, which means that at best Log Horizon 's author started writing this story a few months after SAO started being published, and at worst he started planning this story BEFORE SAO started being published?

Why are people calling this a rip off when almost every single other thing besides the general subject (trapped in a video game) seems to be different, and that once again that general subject is far older than SAO?

Are we going to call every single story with dwarf and elves a lord of the ring rip off from now on?

While it's pretty obvious that the decision of making log horizon an anime is due to SAo's anime popularity, the novel already reached its 6th volume, this series has been around for almost 3 years and half... and that kind of subject has been around almost since video games started to develop in something everyone could easily access to...

And then when SAO fanboys/fangirls come on this thread and say it's a SAO rip off, when people try to make them see how stupid that comment was, the answer on the other side is of the brainless "omg lolol ugly SAO haters , haters gonna hate lololol" type?

Seriously... think before you write? -_-

Sep 6, 2013 4:59 AM by Zefyris

Jeez, I was expecting people to cry "OMG, SAO rip-off, must drop before watching it!"
Some fans can be so idiotic at times!

Anyways I never watched either .Hack or SAO - was planning to but dropped it after the 3rd episode due to the horrid fanbase!

so I'll definitely give this a try ^_^

Sep 3, 2013 9:57 AM by videlinutnut

Just because they are trapped inside a game, that doesn't means that it's SAO rip-off, based on that logic, SAO it's actually a Monster Farm: Enbanseki no Himitsu rip-off

Sep 1, 2013 12:50 PM by MusulMan

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