Today, January 22nd, 2020, NHK has announced a new season for the series, “Log Horizon”, titled, “Log Horizon: Collapse of the Roundtable”
They stated in their announcement:
“The animation “Log Horizon” is a tale about young people trapped in an online game
Where they form bonds and undertook adventures while garnering support from a wide range of generations. The next chapter after 5 long years is upon us.
The staff members who garnered success from the past seasons will be returning to tell a human story filled with laughter, tears, drama, and friendship…at the same time, we will deliver the same “Log Horizon World”!!
Right now, not much is known about the new “Log Horizon”. NHK did, however, provide us with a synopsis of the story;
Suddenly one day, in the world of the popular online game “Elder Tale”, tens of thousands of players, adventurers, have become trapped!
Players are sent into a frenzy of confusion in a world they are not familiar with where monsters and magic actually exist, and the city of adventurers “Akiba” has spun out of control…
A young boy named “Shiroe” who isn’t the most comfortable around people is one of those trapped in the game decided to form a guild called “Log Horizon” with his closest friends Akatsuki and Nyanta. Furthermore, he calls on the unity of adventurers to use his own knowledge as a weapon to launch a self-governed organization called the “Roundtable Conference” in order to restore peace and stability to the city.
Focused on the “Roundtable Conference” and exchanges with the original residents of the world, “The Earthlings” have progressed with adventurers, nobles, merchants, generals, etc. thus resulting in transactions with foreign entities happening.
However, in the year that has passed since the adventurers have traveled to another world and the city of Akiba has enjoyed enhanced prosperity, a new “disaster” has reared its head, including the struggle for power and disparity between adventurers.
On top of all of this, a critical blow happens to the Roundtable, a beacon of unity among adventurers…
As they mentioned in their initial announcement, many of the cast will be returning. The cast members which have been announced are listed below:
- Takuma Terashima as Shiroe
- Tomoaki Maeno as Naotsugu
- Emiri Kato as Akatsuki
- Jouji Nakata as Nyanta
- Daiki Yamashita as Toya
- Nao Tamura as Minori
- Eriko Matsui as Isuzu
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Lundellhaus
- Yukiyo Fujii as Tetra
- Yumi Hara as Marielle
- Ayahi Takagaki as Henrietta
- Misaki Kuno as Serara
- Mariya Ise as Lenessia Erhart Cowen
- Ikumi Hayama as Elissa
- Marina Inoue as Kanami
- Takahiro Sakurai as Crusty
- Kaori Nazuka as Misa Takayama
- Rie Murakawa as Lize
- Hiro Shimono as Sojiro
- Hiroki Goto as Michitaka
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Karashin
- Satoshi Hino as Isaac
- Masakazu Nishida as Eins
- Yuichi Nakamura as William Massachusetts
Now, I don’t know if it’s just me, but this sounds pretty interesting. A little like Sword Art Online, which the original series was often compared to, but kind of with its own twist. It will be certainly interesting to see how the new season of Log Horizon plays out. I’m going to need to go thru and re-watch Log Horizon before the new series starts up this October, not like that’s a bad thing or anything.