|Date(s):||2010 - present|
|Medium:||Light novel, Anime, Manga|
|Country of Origin:||Japan|
|External Links:||Web novel|
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The light novel began and remains available as a free web novel. Enterbrain began publishing the light novel series in 2011, while Yen Press began releasing its English translation of the series in 2015.
The anime adaption has two seasons. The first, animated by Satelite, ran from October 5, 2013 to March 22, 2014. The second, animated by Studio Deen, ran from October 4, 2014 – March 28, 2015.
There have been four manga adaptions, but only one that directly follows the plot of the light novels. The remaining three are spin-offs.
When the expansion for the MMPROG *Elder Tales* "Homesteading the Noosphere" was released, 30,000 gamers on the Japanese server found themselves inhabiting their character's bodies without explanation. Game skills and player resurrection continued to work, as well as the monster spawning. Society began to fall apart as the players tried to find a reason that they were suddenly in a different world, or just did whatever they felt like -- including slavery of the NPC "People of the Earth" and exploitation of low-level players -- because there were no laws against it.
Three players -- Shiroe, Naotsugu, and Akatsuki -- teamed up initially to learn how combat worked when they needed to use their bodies instead of keyboard and mouse
As both Sword Art Online and Log Horizon received anime adaptions in relatively quick succession, and have superficially similar plot points, it is common that they are compared.
A large amount of character details and meta is available on the tumblr blog Log Horizon Fun Facts.