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Rie Murakawa, Yukiyo Fujii, Tsubasa Yonaga Join Log Horizon 2nd Season's Cast

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
2nd TV anime adapting Mamare Touno's light novels premieres on October 4

NHK's official blog updated on Monday, and announced that the second season of the Log Horizon anime will premiere on October 4 at 5:30 p.m. JST on its E-Tele channel. The staff also announced new cast members for the show:

Rie Murakawa as Lizé

Yukiyo Fujii as Tetra

Tsubasa Yonaga as Kinjō

In addition, the blog post is listing that Yun*chi will return from the first series to perform the second season's ending theme song, "Wonderful Wonder World*."

The website also posted a key visual for the series:

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 produced the first 25-episode series for airing on the public broadcaster NHK's E-Tele channel. Shinji Ishihira directed the anime, and Toshizo Nemoto was in charge of the series scripts. The series starred Takuma Terashima as Shiroe, Emiri Katō as Akatsuki, and Tomoaki Maeno as Naotsugu. The series also starred 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 that same year. Kazuhiro Hara began serializing the main manga adaptation on Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear website in 2012 also, and Koyuki began drawing another manga called Log Horizon - Nishikaze no Ryodan in Fujimi Shobo's Age Premium website in 2012.

Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired in Japan, and Sentai Filmworks has licensed the series for North American release.

[Via 0takomu]

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