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Old 2013-10-10, 06:16   Link #1
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Log Horizon (novel)

Log Horizon (ログ・ホライズン) is a novel by author Mamare Touno.



The story revolves around 30,000 Japanese players who find themselves in a world mirroring the MMORPG (Masively Multipler Online Role Playing Game) "Elder Tale" they were playing, stuck in the bodies of their own character.
Shiroe is an Enchanter, a mage who specialize in supportive roles.
He and his friends seek to survive in a familiar, yet unfamiliar world of Seldecia.

The novel is published on the web first, and on book format afterwards.
There are six novels out, with the seventh still in web serialization.
Although the novel is considered light novel by many, technically due to the page count and its format, it's considered a "novel".

Anime adaptation started airing on 10/05. The thread can be found here.
Web manga adaptation is currently serialized in Famitsu Comic Clear, with one volume out in publication.
Also a spin-off manga Log Horizon - Nishikaze no Ryodan (ログ・ホライズン 〜西風の旅団〜) is currently serialized in digital manga magazine Age Premium, featuring stories of Soujirou Seta and his <s>harem</s> guild <Seifuu no Ryodan> (The West Wind Brigade).
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Old 2013-10-10, 08:10   Link #2
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Ahah, i cant believe this only now got a thread. Anyway does anyone know if there is an online translation of this?
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I think we must move some Novel related post in the Anime thread to this place.
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Old 2013-10-10, 08:21   Link #4
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I'm still downloading the raws. I'll upload the illustration and if after I finished uploading the illustration and the information in anime thread isn't yet compiled. I will copy paste it here.

thank goodness for a thread finally.
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Old 2013-10-10, 08:22   Link #5
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Any questions on details?
The newest chapter was released like two days ago, and some pretty amazing developments!

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Old 2013-10-10, 11:32   Link #6
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I'll leave the explaining work to aohige then, since he can read Nihongo and has gone to where I've yet to explore (I have to rely on the Chinese version from Kadokawa Taiwan) =3

Btw, there're actually three spin-offs in addition to the main manga adaptation:
  • "Log Horizon Gaiden - Honey Moon Logs" (ログ・ホライズン 外伝 Honey Moon Logs)

    Featuring the Crescent Moon Alliance, led by the important supporting characters Mariel and Henrietta. The story appears to deviate from novel canon though.
  • "Log Horizon Gaiden - Honcho Nyanta: Recipe of Happiness" (LOG HORIZON 外伝 -にゃん太班長・幸せのレシピ-).

    The PoV character here is the Werecat Swashbuckler Nyanta (who will be voiced by the excellent Mr Nakata Jouji), and how, through cooking, he spreads happiness to the people around him =3. This manga appears to be set after volume four of the novel, but doesn't have any major spoilers atm afaik.

And of course, "Nishikaze no Ryodan" (ログ・ホライズン ~西風の旅団~) =3
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Old 2013-10-10, 11:49   Link #7
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Actually do you know for a fact it's "nishikaze" and not "seifuu"?
I assumed the latter, as I figured he took the name from the brigade (of same name) in Eiyuu Densetsu series which read the same.
(considering the guild leader directly takes his name from Seto Soujirou from Rurouni Kenshin, and even mimics his look lol)

I wonder if this is cleared up on the manga, I haven't received it yet

EDIT: Ah, read the demo 1st chapter on the web, it's Nishikaze.


It should also be noted, that there's a lot of fanfics, doujins, and characters that were made by fans of Log Horizon, but later incorporated into canon by the author. She seems to adapt a semi-"shared world" approach to the series.
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Actually do you know for a fact it's "nishikaze" and not "seifuu"?
I assumed the latter, as I figured he took the name from the brigade in Eiyuu Densetsu series which read the same.
(considering the guild leader directly takes his name from Seto Soujirou from Rurouni Kenshin, and even mimics his look lol)

I wonder if this is cleared up on the manga, I haven't received it yet

EDIT: Ah, read the demo 1st chapter on the web, it's Nishikaze.
Tbh, I'm surprised he didn't name it after the Shinsengumi

Could you check if it's Seldecia or Thaldesia/Theldesia btw? I think I saw Thaldesia somewhere, presumably in the main manga, but now I'm not sure if it's really the case (it might be just me hallucinating stuff >_>)
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"Theldesia" is possible, but "Thaldesia" doesn't fit the pronunciation for セルデシア
Which doesn't mean impossible, of course, but I haven't seen it romanized anywhere.

Maybe it'll come up visually somewhere.

As for shinsengumi theme, it's actually taken. Lol.
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Old 2013-10-10, 12:36   Link #10
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It should also be noted, that there's a lot of fanfics, doujins, and characters that were made by fans of Log Horizon, but later incorporated into canon by the author. She seems to adapt a semi-"shared world" approach to the series.
Yeah, in a way it's a clever move that allows him to benefit from an informal brainstorming process. However the problem with this approach is that this makes differentiating what's (currently) canon and what's not a real chore. This is why caution is advised when referring to the wiki that Mamare made. It's open to everyone which means the stuff found there can either be actual canon or fanon stuff (which in turn may or may not be adopted into canon...)

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As for shinsengumi theme, it's actually taken. Lol.
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Old 2013-10-10, 19:37   Link #11
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Wish I could read Moonrunes.

There's a lot of good LN's out there to read, such as this.

Too busy with school though. Hope to find out more from here ponce the anime goes on hiatus.
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Old 2013-10-10, 19:59   Link #12
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Novel illustrations but it got jumbled when uploading.

Vol 1-6

http://imgur.com/a/BMYhZ

It has lots of info from the characters to monster size and description. It even has maps.

Information taken from the anime thread.

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That's the website for the novels. I'm reading the Chinese version from Kadokawa Taiwan, currently waiting for volume three which was released mid Feb this year and a few more days from now before it reaches the shelves of Kinokuniya Singapore). Just to share a bit of what I know as of now (spoilers abound =3)

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If you can read Nihongo, there's also the online novel: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n8725k/

A few observations as well as comparisons with the novel:
Spoiler for Might have spoilers:


Btw, a note to any subbers who happen to read this post, please note that Shiroe's race is Half Alv(?) (ハーフアルヴ) not Half-Elf (ハーフエルフ).
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It's not a VR game, nor do they even have that tech.
It's exactly like you described lol.

That's why Naotsugu was like wth? What happened to this game while I was gone?
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If you're referring to the eleven people that appeared in pairs in front of the building, then nope. Or to be more exact, only two of them were from the Tea Party (Shiroe and Soujirou). They are, however, all guildmasters.
That's what I gather in anime thread.

Now questions.

Who are the debauchery tea party and who are the members beside Naotsugu, Shiroe and Soujirou.

The guild masters. Why do they gather? is it the territory problem? Its been said in the anime thread that its more on politics so I can see it be a territory problem.


The guild master shows up in vol 2.

If they are guild master then why is Shiroe with them?

Is the problem on how the heck they got stuck in the game been tackled in the novel?

and after looking at the novel. I can say that its indeed that its not a harem story because they all had their own pair. Well except for Soujirou >_>

Information on the guild masters and their territory.

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Old 2013-10-10, 20:25   Link #13
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just got up, omw to work. I'll answer these once I get there.
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People say this is a OTP story but what are the pairs?
I'm guessing shiroe x akatsuki and naotsugu x Marielle?
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People say this is a OTP story but what are the pairs?
I'm guessing shiroe x akatsuki and naotsugu x Marielle?
I'm not sure on Naotsugu and Marelle but the miko girl and the samurai boy is a pair and the long haired brown girl and the blond boy is a pair and it looks like they are all party together with shiroe.

The party of Shiroe is compose of 8 people.

Marielle is a guild master so she has her own guild to take care of but Shiroe and Marielle are friends so they usually met with the guild. Plus it looks like Marielle treats Shiroe as a little brother and call him Shiro-bou.

I would to ask for names and character info. That would probably help a lot on who is who.


And what does otp mean?
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OTP means One True Pair kinda another word for shipping

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Also by 8 person party do you mean these people?
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Who are the debauchery tea party and who are the members beside Naotsugu, Shiroe and Soujirou.
Shiroe, Naotsugu, and Nyanta are the major characters who were former members of the Debauchery Tea Party, and protagonists in the anime.
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KR, Kazuhiko, and Kuina (Intex) likely will not make an appearance in the anime, that's for second season. The rest don't even make appearance in the novels (yet)

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The guild masters. Why do they gather? is it the territory problem? Its been said in the anime thread that its more on politics so I can see it be a territory problem.
Without getting into too much details, yes.
The city of Akiba deteriorates fast and the atmosphere worsen between the residents.
Shiroe schemes devise a plan to bring 11 of the leaders of the city (including himself) together, to form the Round Table Committee and make them listen to his demands.

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If they are guild master then why is Shiroe with them?
Since this is a major spoiler...
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Is the problem on how the heck they got stuck in the game been tackled in the novel?
No, not yet. Although two characters, including Shiroe, seems to be working on learning the mysteries.

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and after looking at the novel. I can say that its indeed that its not a harem story because they all had their own pair. Well except for Soujirou >_>
Yes, it's not a harem story. However, Shiroe does get pretty popular with bunch of girls....
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Upcoming events to come.
Eh.... lots and lots and lots of stuff. Hang on.
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Eh.... lots and lots and lots of stuff. Hang on.
THANKS A LOT FOR THE INFO!!!! really appreciates it.

huh? those girls in the ED? but I thought they have their own pair....

and no worries. I can wait its good to have a white collar job.

There are no designs to cad right now so I'm free and surfing the net in the office. As long as your boss don't caught you its fine
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huh? those girls in the ED? but I thought they have their own pair....
I think there's some confusion there

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I think there's some confusion there

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