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'Log Horizon' Gets Third Anime Season in Fall 2020

by Vindstot
Jan 21, 8:26 PM | 87 Comments
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.

Synopsis
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.

Source: animate Times

Log Horizon: Entaku Houkai on MAL

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JUST WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH BOIS

Jan 26, 6:58 PM by maquiawaskino

Ohoo, didn't expect that this was coming

Jan 26, 10:41 AM by Jazzyforcefield

ItsaNico said:


Best news I've heard in a while, we've been waiting forever now. S2 haters can get rekt, we got our season three.


Haters gonna hate indeed xD

Jan 26, 6:31 AM by Otaku-Gunso



Best news I've heard in a while, we've been waiting forever now. S2 haters can get rekt, we got our season three.

Jan 24, 8:38 PM by ItsaNico

Trash horizon is back. Don't care about this shitty franchise

Jan 24, 11:45 AM by weeabootakbankai

What's up with all these good anime from years back getting sequels/reboots lately? Is the anime industry catching the Hollywood fever?

Jan 24, 11:29 AM by AnotherGuy

Big hype for this :D I can't wait <3 !!

Jan 24, 6:52 AM by Otaku-Gunso

Yeah!! LH its back !!

Jan 24, 5:39 AM by Kemero

to bad there isn't more good stuff like LH. We are littered with garbage VRMMO and cancer shit art online.

Also I got the email for this and shit myself. I couldn't believe it.

Does anyone know who read the LN if this will be the ending? Assuming it is 25 episodes.

Jan 23, 3:34 PM by Kayle_x_Morgana

SAO better watch it's back. ;)

Jan 23, 11:15 AM by malvarez1

It's been 6 years, finally!

Jan 23, 10:35 AM by MrAwesome2018

At least something I do not outright despise gets a sequel. Looking forward to, I guess.

Jan 23, 8:23 AM by Daniel_Naumov

So, lets see what anime would be have a 3rd season after oregairu, kingdom and log horizon(tal)

Jan 23, 3:35 AM by ronald_bastian

MagwitchOo said:
quercifolia said:

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.


Yes it got a bit muddled in the middle, not too badly though. A nice change of pace to ramp up for the epic battle at the end.

Jan 23, 1:36 AM by quercifolia

Heimur said:
quercifolia said:

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.

In a site where people claim that all sequels have a highher score because others drop it and stuff that shows that the second season was worse.
Gintama gets shit constantly for that pseudo sequel efect by people who prefer to hate it instead of trying to get why it keeps getting high scores for example, so a sequel losing that much here shows that it was a downgrade from the original.
Based on what people likes to claim here the second season should have like 8.2 if it was at the same level of quality from the original and not losing score.


People can claim whatever they like... But ultimately, 0.4 is only a 4% difference. If scores were rounded, they'd both be an equal 8/10.

I find in general sequels tend to be a bit worse than the original. The creator hits some nerve and something gets popular-- then often they don't know what to do with it, or the company behind tries to milk it, and that's how you get crap. Such as Caddyshack 2, Jaws: the Revenge... etc.

There is no perfect formula to determine a shows rating, and to be honest, claiming it will get a higher rating just for being a sequel is kinda silly....

Yukikaze_sama said:
quercifolia said:

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.


Well I think that 0.4 is not so much. If we look closer... It's only a 4% difference. And if you round the ratings to the nearest whole number, they'd both be an equal 8/10.

I agree that it's more for the content, rather than the technical aspects. There were some relatively minor art style changes that I noticed, but overall not that bad.

I find that for sequels they tend to deteriorate a bit.

When a series gets popular, it's usually because the creator had a great idea. But once it gets popular I think many creators can get overwhelmed, and feel pressure to release something, ANYTHING, even if it may be not as good.

Or, they don't think it through very well you get a subpar release.

Heck, some stories just don't do sequels well and, despite how popular they are, they just don't need any more.

For example Eureka AO was considered as one of those pointless sequels. (haven't watched either)
And also Psycho Pass 02 (Don't mind it, but I agree, it was a bit meh)

Jan 23, 1:30 AM by quercifolia

DLight1988 said:
It'll be just as awful is at always has been. Don't care.


Than why are you here if u dont care? XD

lswarmruler said:
Omg, this is like a dream come true. Log Horizon is one of my fav anime of all time, n i've wait forever for 3rd season release.
And idgaf to anyone who said the animation will suck etc, as i watch anime for its plot only.


I like your thinking, Personally i never gave that much tough into the 2nd season animation anyway as long as the plot continues to progress.

Well I bought all the ln and manga spin offs i could and it seemed like it paid off. i hope this turns out well. :)

Jan 23, 1:23 AM by -ShadowClaw-

Waiting patiently for the next season of this has been rewarded. Now all I'm waiting is No Game No Life Season 2 😆

Jan 22, 11:20 PM by lKirara

Omg, this is like a dream come true. Log Horizon is one of my fav anime of all time, n i've wait forever for 3rd season release.
And idgaf to anyone who said the animation will suck etc, as i watch anime for its plot only.

Jan 22, 9:38 PM by lswarmruler

It'll be just as awful is at always has been. Don't care.

Jan 22, 9:22 PM by Laesung

Let's hope that this time Studio Deen does something better than *cough* *cough* Nanantsu no Taizai season 3 and the worst animation of the year * cough* *cough*



Also can someone that reads the original source tell me if Minori is going to be a lot in this season?, because she was annoying af.

Jan 22, 4:01 PM by Alvaritoterreos

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