NHK Educational TV's Twitter account for the Log Horizon anime has been pretty quiet since a rebroadcast of the second season kicked off last fall. But, today, the promo feed for the 2013 adaptation of Mamare Touno's fantasy game/economics light novel series popped back in for a goodbye. More after the jump.
In anticipation of the May 31st Blu-ray and DVD release of the first 13-episode collection of Log Horizon 2, Sentai Filmworks has announced a lengthy English dub cast list for the economics/fantasy/game adventure anime. See who's who after the jump.
Mamare Touno (real name Daisuke Umezu), 42 year-old author of the anime-adapted Log Horizon and Maoyu light novel series, has been found guilty of tax evasion by the Tokyo District Court and sentenced to three years probation, violation of which can result in up to 10 months in jail. Additionally, his m2lade JAM has been fined 7 million yen. More after the jump.
Mamare Touno and Kazuhiro Hara's Log Horizon 10: Homesteading the Noosphere is set to be released in Japan on September 30th, along with Yamamoto Yamane and Hirasawa Geco's Kushi Yatama and Yaezakura focused officially published fanfic Log Horizon Side-Story: Kushi Yatama, Do Your Best! To promote these, a special crossover running in this week's Overlord sent Ainz Ooal Gown (CV Satoshi Hino) and Albedo (CV Yumi Hara) into Elder Tales.
In recent years, the anime scene has exploded with shows set inside video games and video game-like worlds. Besides the obvious commericial reasons, why has this "trapped in an MMO" genre become such a popular genre in anime? Hit the jump to link start straight into Isaac's thoughts on the matter.
Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for Aquamarine's Log Horizon Akatsuki, which they'll be distributing in December for 13,800yen (before tax). The ABS&PVC 1/7 scale version of everyone's favorite petite ninja stands 19cm with stand. Amasu (Ringo Renmei) sculpts with Eimi Hoshina on color production. More after the jump.
Artist Kazuhiro Hara has announced that the Log Horizon manga, running in Famitsu Comic Clear is going on hiatus while a bone problem is treated. The manga licensed in North America by Yen Press, will resume when the health problems are resolved. More after the jump.
Highlights of Yen Press' Anime Expo announcements include plans to release much-requested light novel series My Youth Romantic Comedy is Wrong as I Expected (and the manga) and Ryohgo Narita's (Durarara!!) Baccano! in 2016. Check out the manga plans, Sword Art Online and Log Horizon spin-offs and more after the jump.
A couple of notable manga series have made digital, North American premieres today. The Viz rescue license Sousuke Kaise's Grenadier is now up on their platform and more, along with the first collection of a little globetrotting, proto-vampire fighting story known as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 2--Battle Tendency. Meanwhile, Yen Press has launched the first two digital volumes of best-seller Akame Ga Kill! along with popular light novels.
Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau has charged 41-year-old light novel author Mamare Touno, best known for his Maoyu Maou Yuusha and Log Horizon series, and his copyright management company m2lade JAM on suspicion of the violation of the Corporate Tax Law. Hit the jump for more details.