Log Horizon Anime's 1st Episode Preview Introduces Story

posted on by Egan Loo
Series about players stranded in fantasy online game to premiere on October 5

The official website for the upcoming anime series Log Horizon began streaming an updated preview for the series' first episode, "Daisaigai" (Great Disaster).

The video introduces the lead character Shiroe (played by Takuma Terashima) and his two companions: his old friend Naotsugu (Tomoaki Maeno) and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki (Emiri Katō).

The adaptation of Mamare Touno's novel begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a "sword-and-sorcery world" is now the "real world." Shiroe, Naotsugu, and Akasuki join together to survive.

The anime studio Satelight is producing the planned 25-episode series for airing on the public broadcaster NHK's E-Tele channel. Shinji Ishihira is directing the anime, and Toshizo Nemoto is charge of the series scripts. The series also stars Jouji Nakata as Nyanta, Daiki Yamashita as Tōya, Nao Tamura as Minori, Tetsuya Kakihara as Lundellhaus, and Eriko Matsui as Isuzu.

Touno debuted his novel on the user-generated content site Shōsetsuka ni Narō in 2010. Motoya Matsu then launched his Log Horizon Gaiden Honey Moon Logs manga adaptation in ASCII Media Works' Monthly Comic Deneaki Daioh magazine last year. Kazuhiro Hara began serializing the main manga adaptation on Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear website last year, and Koyuki began drawing another manga called Log Horizon ~Nishikaze no Ryodan~ in Fujimi Shobo's Age Premium website last year.

The series will premiere on October 5.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

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