Update: Fixed error with the Ending theme.
The official blog of Japanese Television network NHK has announced that the second season of the anime adaptation of Mamare Touno and Tetsuya Kumagai’s light novel series Log Horizon will be airing from October 4th on NHK E at 5:30pm JST. In addition to the announcement, a new visual was released, some new characters were introduced and the anime’s Opening theme song was revealed.
Three new characters and their respective cast were revealed on the blog, 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.
The second season of Log Horizon will be premiering on NHK E at 5:30pm JST on October 4th, in the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. Further information on the anime will release at a later date.