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Log Horizon 2 Anime Moves to Studio DEEN

posted on 2014-09-20 16:00 EDT
1st commercial by new studio aired

The official website for second season of the Log Horizon anime announced the series will be animated by Studio DEEN unlike the previous season that was animated at Satelight. The 25-episode series will premiere in Japan on NHK's E-Tele channel on October 4.

NHK Enterprises' English flier describes the story:

Veteran gamer Shiroe and other players have been trapped in the world of the online game Elder Tales for six months. The once chaotic city of Akiba has regained its everyday hustle and bustle following the formation of the self-governing organization Round Table Meeting. The earthlings, who are originally from the game world, have gained the trust of Shiroe by waging a defensive war against the Goblins in Zantleaf Region. This has led Princess Rayneshia of the Cowen family, the highest-ranking Earthling Aristocrats, to live in Akiba.

It's almost winter, and the Adventurers are thinking about what they're going to do and what their goals are in this other world. Will they remain in Akiba or go to the city of the West? Or will they travel to the land of the North or another faraway country? The opinions of the Adventurers begin to diverge. What adventures await the members of the Shiroe team in this second series of Log Horizon?

Shinji Ishihira is returning to direct the series with series composition by Toshizo Nemoto. Tetsuya Kumagai (Skip Beat!) is replacing Mariko Ito as character designer. Masakazu Miyake (Humanity Has Declined) is replacing Yuki Nomura as art director, Imari Katsuragi (Pupa) is replacing Tomomi Murakami as color designer, and Shinyo Kondo (Is This a Zombie?) is replacing Yuujirou Yamane as the director of photography.

The band Man with a Mission will return to perform the opening theme "database" with singer Takuma from the band 10-Feet. Yun*chi will return from the first series to perform the second season's ending theme song, "Wonderful Wonder World*."

The site also announced the season's cast. Emiri Kato, Tomoaki Maeno, and Takuma Terashima will reprise their roles as Akatsuki, Naotsugu, and Shiroe, respectively. Other returning cast members include:

  • Takahiro Sakurai as Crusty
  • Ayahi Takagaki as Henrietta
  • Shōhei Kajikawa as Hien
  • Satoshi Hino as Isaac
  • Eriko Matsui as Isuzu
  • Marina Inoue as Kanami
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Karashin
  • Tsubasa Yonaga as Kinjō
  • Rie Murakawa as Lizé
  • Tetsuya Kakihara as Lundellhaus
  • Yumi Hara as Marielle
  • Hiroki Gotou as Michitaka
  • Nao Tamura as Minori
  • Kaori Nazuka as Nazuna
  • Jouji Nakata as Nyanta
  • Keiji Fujiwara as Regan
  • Masaki Terasoma as Roderick
  • Misaki Kuno as Serara
  • Ryota Ohsaka as Shōryū
  • Hiro Shimono as Sōjirō
  • Yukiyo Fujii as Tetra
  • Daiki Yamashita as Tōya
  • Yūichi Nakamura as William Massachusetts
  • Hiroshi Shirokuma as Woodstock W

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.

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.

Yen Press licensed both the original novel series and Kazuhiro Hara's manga adaptation for release next year.

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

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