Update: Fixed error with the Ending theme.
The official English website of NHK Enterprises has updated with the listings for the upcoming Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. With the new listings, it has been revealed that the second season of the anime adaptation of Mamare Touno and Tetsuya Kumagai’s light novel series Log Horizon will be a 2 cour series.
The second season of the Log Horizon anime will be a 2 cour show spanning over 2 seasons, the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season and the Winter 2014/2015 anime season, for a total of 25 episodes. The anime itself will be airing from October 4th. In addition, a new synopsis of the anime’s second season was revealed on the site:
Veteran gamer Shiroe and other players have been trapped in the world of the online game Elder Tales for six months. The once chaotic city of Akiba has regained its everyday hustle and bustle following the formation of the self-governing organization Round Table Meeting. The earthlings, who are originally from the game world, have gained the trust of Shiroe by waging a defensive war against the Goblins in Zantleaf Region. This has led Princess Rayneshia of the Cowen family, the highest-ranking Earthling Aristocrats, to live in Akiba.
It’s almost winter, and the Adventurers are thinking about what they’re going to do and what their goals are in this other world. Will they remain in Akiba or go to the city of the West? Or will they travel to the land of the North or another faraway country? The opinions of the Adventurers begin to diverge. What adventures await the members of the Shiroe team in this second series of Log Horizon?
Three new characters and their respective cast were earlier revealed and are as follows:
- Yukiyo Fujii (Patema from Sakasama no Patema) voices Tetra, a self proclaimed Galactic Idol
- Rie Murakawa (Hotaru Ichijou in Non Non Biyori) will voice Riese, the leading intelligence strategist at DDD
- Tsubasa Yonaga (Nagisa Hazuki from Free!) is voicing Kinjou, the financial manager of the Kunie Clan
The anime’s Ending theme was also revealed. The song will be Wonderful Wonder World*, performed by Yun*chi, who also sung the Ending theme Your song for the first season.
Log Horizon is a light novel series created by Mamare Touno in 2010, when he submitted the novel onto the community driven site Shosetsuka ni Naro. The series was then published by Enterbrain in March 2011 and features illustrations from Tetsuya Kumagai, where a total of 7 volumes has been produced since. A bunch of manga adaptations were then issued after the novel’s publication, all of which are written by Touno. An anime adaptation of the novels began in October last year by studio Satelight and Studio Deen, airing for a total of 25 episodes and covering ~5 volumes.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
By its eleventh expansion pack, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Tale has become a global success, having a following of millions of players. However, during the release of its twelfth expansion pack: Novasphere Pioneers, thirty thousand Japanese gamers who are all logged on at the time of the update, suddenly find themselves transported inside the game world and donning their in-game avatars. In the midst of the event, a socially awkward gamer called Shiroe along with his friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki decide to team up so that they may face this world which has now become their reality along with the challenges which lie ahead.
Season 2 of the Log Horizon anime will be 25 episodes long. The series will premiere from October 4th on NHK E at 5:30pm JST. Further information on the anime will release at a later date.
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