MVM Licences Log Horizon and Muv-Luv Alternative

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Both series on Blu-ray and DVD in 2015

The latest issue of the UK anime magazine Neo announces that MVM has licensed the series Log Horizon (right) and Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse. Both series will appear on both Blu-ray and DVD, in two-part formats. Log Horizon will appear in spring, and Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse in the second half of 2015.

Log Horizon was produced by the anime studio Satelight. Shinji Ishihira directed, and Toshizo Nemoto was charge of the series scripts. Sentai Filmworks described the story:

Elder Tales has become a global phenomenon, immersing millions of players in its online fantasy world. However, something goes wrong with the twelfth expansion pack. Eight-year veteran Shiroe and 30,000 other players suddenly find themselves trapped in the game's no-longer-fictional universe!

Except it's not even exactly the game they knew: things are in different places, the portals don't work, and if a gamer was playing an avatar who wasn't a physical match for their real self... well, let's just say that everyone who's been playing is going to have to make some serious adjustments to their new world view.

On top of that, the former Non-Player-Characters are now self-aware and working towards their own ends. This collision of the Elder Tale people and players with seemingly impossible skills, abilities, and knowledge promises to be cataclysmic. Get ready for heroes to rise and new legends to be forged as Shiroe and fellow players Naotsugu and Akatsuki discover what happens when sword and sorcery becomes real!

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is based on a novel of the same name, which is itself a spinoff of the 2006 visual novel software Muv-Luv Alternative from the adult game company Age. This side story follows the test pilots and mechanics in the United Nations Forces' Tactical Surface Fighter Testing Unit in Alaska.

The protagonist Yūya Bridges (voiced by Daisuke Ono) is a Japanese-American who is the Argos Test Team's main pilot for "XFJ Project," the initiative that is developing the newest Tactical Surface Fighter. Yui Takamura (Mai Nakahara) is the head of development for the project from the Japanese Empire's side.

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