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Log Horizon

Log Horizon

NHK Educational TV 2013

One day, while playing the online game Elder Tales, 30,000 players suddenly find themselves trapped in another world. There, eight-year veteran gamer Shiroe also gets left behind. The trapped players are still alive, but they remain in combat with the monsters. The players don't understand what has happened to them, and they flee to Akiba, the largest city in Tokyo, where they are thrown into chaos. Once proud of his loner lifestyle, Shiroe forms a guild called Log Horizon with his old friend Naotsugu, female assassin Akatsuki and others.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Log Horizon

Log Horizon - S2E25

#1 - The Pioneers (Season 2 - Episode 25)

The Shibuya raiding party begins another assault on the Calling Fortress and manage to break through to the roof where they encounter the raid boss: Taliktan, the Genius of Summoning. After failing to establish communication with the monster, it summons swarms of moths which engulf Shibuya and the other player cities. This puts a severe strain on the antenna and Shiroe has the party take the battle into the concert hall below. Despite inflicting a great amount of damage to Taliktan, they are still pummeled by its powerful field attacks. However Shiroe's Full-Control Encounter raises the stakes and gives the party a significant advantage in pushing Taliktan to the edge and ultimately their victory. In the aftermath, Regan sets up the radio equipment and much everyone's surprise, Shiroe makes contact with Kanami in the Chinese server. She then tasks him with seeking a way to allow transit between the real and Elder Tale worlds and relieves the Shibuya party about Krusty's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Nureha and Plant Hwyaden decide to establish relations with Eastal and the Round Table to combat the common Genius threat. Finally, Log Horizon makes plans to celebrate their victory and with the dawn over the horizon, Shiroe and Akatsuki praise each other. In the epilogue, Log Horizon holds a victory party and Regan skips out on his task with repairing the radio equipment to join the festivities.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 101 votes.

Log Horizon - S3E3

#2 - The Round Table Fractures (Season 3 - Episode 3)

When Shiroe goes to see Eins to discuss the future of Akiba, he finds the head of the Saiguu Family was also waiting for him. They ask Shiroe to help them with the Akiba Government. The answer Shiroe reaches is…

The episode was rated 8.08 from 12 votes.

Log Horizon - S1E19

#3 - Chasing After Them (Season 1 - Episode 19)

Zantleaf is attacked by monsters from both the land and the sea, as the adventurers continue to defend it. Inland, Crusty's army launches a raid on the goblin's main force. At the town of Choushi by the sea, the new players are fighting too.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 98 votes.

Log Horizon - S1E18

#4 - Expeditionary Force (Season 1 - Episode 18)

Princess Laynessia Cowen vows to go to the city of Akihabara herself and beg the adventurers for help against the goblins. The members of the Crescent Moon Alliance can't conceal their excitement at meeting a real princess.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 100 votes.

Log Horizon - S1E9

#5 - Round Table Conference (Season 1 - Episode 9)

To make the city of Akihabara safe, Shiroe calls all the major guild masters to the guild building. His goal is to create a Round Table Conference, which will rule the city. But everyone there wants something different, and his plan is about to go bad. What amazing trick does Shiroe have? Meanwhile, behind the scenes of the conference, the plan to free the younger players from the evil guild Hamelin continues. The strategist SHiroe's quiet battle in Akihabara continues!

The episode was rated 7.95 from 111 votes.

Log Horizon - S1E20

#6 - Contract (Season 1 - Episode 20)

Rundelhaus hid from his friends that he was one of the land people, but the price of fighting off the dire wolves was that he took a fatal wound. If they can't save him, he'll die and he won't revive.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 100 votes.

Log Horizon - S2E8

#7 - Akihabara Raid (Season 2 - Episode 8)

A full raid of 24 party members has been formed to defeat Nerelith! The maidens gather to defend Akihabara! Meanwhile, Lenessia and Henrietta head beneath the Guild Building for a certain mission...

The episode was rated 7.93 from 103 votes.

Log Horizon - S2E11

#8 - Retry (Season 2 - Episode 11)

With honesty and renewed sense of comradery the team has a small chance of winning an unbeatable raid.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 96 votes.

Log Horizon - S1E10

#9 - Grab It in Your Hand (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Shiroe confronts the 10 guild masters who represent Akihabara with the need to revitalize the town and bring peace and order. His calm and forceful manner brings them over, and the government of Akihabara, the "Round Table", is founded. After this work is done, his guild, "Log Horizon", joyously moves to their new location. That night, Nyanta fixes them his special curry.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 103 votes.

Log Horizon - S1E25

#10 - The Scale Festival (Season 1 - Episode 25)

Marielle and Henrietta put on a fashion show as the town reels from the Minami decoy operation. Akatsuki walks down the runway in her colorful clothes, but Shiroe is nowhere to be seen. That night, Shiroe is met by a beautiful and enchanting "queen of darkness." Shiroe is tempted he reaches the heart of the conspiracy...

The episode was rated 7.90 from 99 votes.

Log Horizon - S1E4
#11 - Escape
Season 1 - Episode 4

Shiroe, Naotsugu, and Akatsuki reach the northern city of Susukino, and safely meet Serara. With the help of the mysterious swashbuckler Nyanta, they plot to leave Susukino. But the evil guild Brigantia wants to stop them. The high-level monk Demikas attacks them. Can they overcome the odds?

The episode was rated from 119 votes.
Log Horizon - S1E14
#12 - World Fraction
Season 1 - Episode 14

Shiroe and Akatsuki are invited to the room of the mysterious mage Reagan. Shiroe is shocked at the revelations he offers about the world of Elder Tale.

The episode was rated from 106 votes.
Log Horizon - S1E7
#13 - Crescent Moon
Season 1 - Episode 7

Nyanta told Shiroe the secret of making real food in this world. With Marielle's help, the Crescent Moon Alliance begins a fast food stand, and their "Crescent Burger" is hugely popular with players who are sick of tasteless food. BUt Shiroe's real goal isn't to sell hamburgers, and with Henrietta he begins to work on the next phase of his plan.

The episode was rated from 111 votes.
Log Horizon - S1E17
#14 - A Lazy, Cowardly Princess
Season 1 - Episode 17

The lords of the Free Cities of Eastal begin an emergency conference to discuss the goblin invasion. The protectors of the land people, the Izumo Knights, are missing, and they'll have to depend on the adventurers.

The episode was rated from 103 votes.
Log Horizon - S1E8
#15 - Villain in Glasses
Season 1 - Episode 8

After the success of their Crescent Burger, Marielle and Henrietta meet with the members of the major crafting guilds of Elder Tale: Karashin of Shopping Street 8, Michikata of the Marine Agency ,and Roderic of the Roderic Merchant Association. They use Shiroe's plan to dangle the secret recipe of the Crescent Burger in front of them, and the talented account Henrietta opens negotiations. What she wants is...

The episode was rated from 113 votes.
Log Horizon - S2E12
#16 - The Gold of the Kunie
Season 2 - Episode 12

The final boss, Uru of the Ninth Garden vs the villain in glasses, Shiroe is up against what could be the strongest boss in this new world.

The episode was rated from 102 votes.
Log Horizon - S2E23
#17 - Isaac and Iselus
Season 2 - Episode 23

Isaac and the Black Sword Knights are responsible for training the Maihama army. While he's in Maihama Isaac gets to know the new crown prince of Maihama, a young boy named Iselus. Iselus respect looks up to Isaac and respects him. At a party for the crown prince's birthday, assassin's make an attempt on his life.

The episode was rated from 91 votes.
Log Horizon - S1E12
#18 - The Forest of Lagranda
Season 1 - Episode 12

The young players travel the Xantleaf peninsula at the camp. Minori, Touya and Serara meet up with new players Isuzu the bard and Rundel Haus the sorcerer. They head into the "La Granda Forest" dungeon, where skeletons await them. The easily-spooked Serara, the strong-willed Touya, and the proud Rundel Haus... will the five of them be able to work together in their first party fight?

The episode was rated from 106 votes.
Log Horizon - S2E5
#19 - Christmas Eve
Season 2 - Episode 5

A man appears in Akihabara and begins killing adventurers with powerful Royal Guard equipment. Lenessia is shocked to learn that he is one of the Land people, of the Kunie clan. Akatsuki goes to put a stop to him herself, as the West Wind Brigade scouts find him...

The episode was rated from 98 votes.
Log Horizon - S1E24
#20 - Chaos
Season 1 - Episode 24

Akihabara is amazingly busy since the Scales Festival began. There are many land people in town, causing accidents, spreading rumors, and starting couples' fights, and even Shiroe can't deal with them. An influential noble named Marves arrives from Minami to see Laynessia. Laynessia tries her best to deal with him, but he gets closer and closer to her...

The episode was rated from 98 votes.

Last updated: sep 02, 2022



This was a very fun and interesting first season for Log Horizon. I got pulled in right from the start due to the trapped in the online world setting but I can see how this would not be one's cup of tea if they were not familiar with MMORPGs or RPGs in general. The creators definitely took this show in a different direction than I anticipated but I think it served them well to differentiate from SAO's shonen/romance emphasis. I really liked the novel concepts and situations specific to being thrown into a lawless new world that were explored especially in the first half of the season. The show also really reminded me a bit of Spice and Wolf and Maoyuu on how economics, politics and more worldly ideals could impact and change a world vs how GAR the MC could go on an enemy. I was also surprised that the show was able to do so well while there wasn't a real central villain type figure. Essentially the true enemies/obstacles to overcome were the adventures and people themselves. So deep... I didn't think that the animation was that great but I hope that the studio gets a bigger budget for season 2 since I think that this will sell pretty well. Although, I don't know how much better they could animate a character doing paperwork :) I really liked the characters in the show (Minori and Akatsuki = loli-winning) but one negative is that they were all a bit one-dimensional or cookie cutter for the most part other than Shiroe. Also, some have complained about pacing issues as they found the show to be a bit too slow. I didn't notice this as much but that was because I waited for the season to complete. Hopefully season 2 will allow characters to develop in some more interesting and unique ways. Anyway, I can't wait till the fall premiere. Anime 2014 is already gearing up to be completely epic.


It started off good with the same setting like that of SAO but as it progressed further it became quite dull and repetitive. Most of the episodes felt like a filler. Story was definitely on the good side but the plot was not something I was expecting from this type of anime. Main attractions were the ending theme of Season One and Akatsuki, Obviously and on the bright side it was less cringy then most of the anime(s) in the same genre. Overall it is a decent show with a fine animation!


I read a lot of FEMMORPG AKA "Full Emerge Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" Books and I also play a lot of MMORPG and watch some MMORPG anime. This Anime is okay I just a little disappointed about the lag of real Game data and skill info and lore guidance in this anime. also when they show level info and weapon info an so on it disappears way to quick more time then none. I have to pause the anime just to see what is said so from an MMORPG view this is a bad made Anime not as bad as SAO but still not ½ as good then it could be. but I also use a lot of time watching anime and from an anime view, I have to say this one is one of the better anime. I do like it I just wish they were more in-depth with the RPG aspect but maybe that would have made many none RPG fans not watching it but still I don't like things ½ done. but overall I would still give this one a small 3½ out of 5.


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