The Japanese broadcaster NHK today released a new visual for the upcoming third season of “Log Horizon”. You can see the picture later in the article.
Log Horizon Season 3 Release Date January 2021
“Log Horizon” is based on the 12-volume light novel of the same name by author Mamare Touno and revolves around the gamer Shiroe, who one day is trapped in his favorite MMO “Elder Tale” . Despite the precarious situation, the gaming veteran does not think of panic, but teams up with the kind-hearted Naotsugu and the shrewd ninja girl Akatsuki to explore their new home and create a functioning civilization.
A year has passed since the capture of the players in Elder Tale and Akiba has become a thriving center of civilization. But stability begins to falter when a new, mysterious monster appears out of the blue and the upper classes from the east and west are on the verge of a major conflict, and to top it all off, a small argument seems to drive a wedge between the adventurers. The round table, the symbol of their harmony, is facing a crisis.
The original light novel was penned by Mamare Tōno and so far consists of a total of eleven printed volumes and 14 web volumes. An English translation of the series is published by Yen Press.
The story extends so far over two anime seasons, which, like season 3, were produced under the direction of director Shinji Ishihira (“Fairy Tail”, “Super Lovers”). The animation of the first season was done by Studio Sunrise (“Accel World”), Season 2 was created like Season 3 by Studio DEEN (“Higurashi”). Toshizo Nemoto is still responsible for the scripts.
The new season adapts the twelfth Webvolume volume from Mamare Touno’s original novel of the same name, which currently comprises 11 volumes in print. It is not yet available in German, but in English from Yen-Press-Verlag.
The start of the third season “Destruction of the Round Table” was originally planned for October 2020, but had to be postponed to January 2021 due to the COVID problem.
The 12-part third season, titled “Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table,” will begin on Japanese television on January 13, 2021. As with the second season, Studio DEEN is responsible for the production. Shinji Ishihira takes over again, while Toshizo Nemoto writes the script and Syouji Masuda returns as supervisor.
Suddenly 30,000 gamers are being kidnapped from their everyday lives into the world of the popular MMORPG Elder Tale – and can no longer log out. Among them is the socially awkward college student Shiroe, whose confusion and shock lingers for only a moment before, as a veteran of the game, he immediately wants to explore the limits of his new reality.
Shiroe has to learn to live in this new world, to lead others and to negotiate with the “natives”, also known as NPC, in order to bring stability to the virtual city of Akihabara. He is accompanied by his unhappy friend Naotsugu, who has logged back in for the first time in years, and Akatsuki, a petite but fierce assassin whom Shiroe describes as a master.