Log Horizon

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Name: Log Horizon
Abbreviation(s): LH
Creator: Mamare Touno
Date(s): 2010 - present
Medium: Light novel, Anime, Manga
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Web novel
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Log Horizon is an isekai light novel series written by Mamare Touno, author of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. It is ongoing, with eleven volumes published so far.

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 three completed seasons, for a total of 62 episodes. 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 to March 28, 2015. The third, also by Studio Deen, ran from January 13 to March 31, 2021.

There have been four manga adaptions, but only one that directly follows the plot of the light novels. The remaining three are spin-offs.

  • Log Horizon by Kazuhiro Hara. Direct manga adaption of the first light novel by the illustrator of the light novels. One volume.
  • Log Horizon Gaiden: Honey Moon Logs by Motoya Matsu. Spin-off. Focuses on the guild Crescent Moon Alliance. Four volumes.
  • Log Horizon: The West Wind Brigade by Koyuki. Spin-off. Focuses on the guild the West Wind Brigade. Eleven volumes.
  • Log Horizon: Nyanta’s Fortune Recipe by Sōchū. Spin-off. Focuses on Log Horizon member Nyanta. Two volumes.
  • Plot

    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.

    As of June 16, 2020, the Log Horizon fandom had 168 works on FFnet. There were 130 posted on AO3 as of the same date.

    Examples Fanworks

    Log Horizon OTPs by nikkaroo

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