All posts tagged: Log Horizon

Log Horizon Season Two: Part Two – Review

Achievement breeds complacency, and complacency breeds comfort. Comfort in one’s self, comfort in one’s environment, comfort in one’s situation. Is there anything wrong with justified contentment? Not at all…unless that sense of security forces you to entirely lose sight of what’s most important. In personal lives, what’s most important is only that to the individual, and so bursts of rest, respite, relaxing, and serenity are only small breaks in the road to ultimate accomplishment, but when the lives of many rely on your ability to stay on path, divergence or delay simply isn’t an option. It has been some three years since Shiroe and company were “teleported” to the hybrid world that is partially like their own but mostly like an in-universe MMORPG titled “Elder Tale“. For a majority of our time with the series, we have followed as the character cast developed a society wherein which they could exist relatively care-free so as to, one day, have the opportunity to focus on escaping this new reality wholeheartedly. After years of struggle, it looks as though the pseudo-civilisation they …

Log Horizon Season Two: Part One – Review

There is little difference between that of a good storyline and that of a bad storyline, but it’s success lies within it’s delivery and just how believable it can be whilst still managing to pique audience interest and flare the imagination. Whilst Log Horizon is a series, like many others, that has characters teleported into the world of their favorite video game, having to survive the perils of constant hoard combat and quest completion, it is unlike those that came before it in the way that it is heavily deep-rooted in the realm of reality. Intellectual, mature, and yet light-heartedly fun-loving, Log Horizon is, arguably, the pinnacle of it’s sub-genre…though many will choose an alternative like Sword Art Online instead of it. Madman Entertainment have just released the next for of the two season series, this time bringing the first part of season two to retailer shelves across Australia and New Zealand. I must extend a special thanks to Madman Entertainment for their continuous support and, once again, the opportunity to review the latest release of …

6 Anime That Should Get A Live-Action Adaptation

When someone says ‘anime’ and ‘live-action’ in the same sentence, most people recoil in abject fear and disgust at the thought of what horrors awaits their favourite anime when it enters the realm of live-action cinema. It is a fair reaction when you consider the universally panned Dragon Ball: Evolution, Speed Racer and the straight-to-video schlocky disasterpiece Fist of the North Star, all awful films in their own right. But can Hollywood ever get it right? To the credit of Hollywood, there has been a few anime-inspired films that actually wound up being pretty damn good, Pacific Rim taking nods from Evangelion for example or the All You Need Is Kill inspired Edge of Tomorrrow (aka. Live, Die, Repeat on DVD) being enjoyable action blockbusters in their own right. Both of those films worked well because they adapted concepts and premises of anime and manga to fit the mold of a film. For purpose of this article, we will only be considering anime that have not been adapted into either a live-action Japanese or American film. …

Log Horizon: Part Two – Review

“Counteraction rising. Yeah, we’re ready for the punchline. There’s no use with all your gimmicks, so check this out!” – Log Horizon truly knows how to start an episode. It’s with these lyrics that the series unlocks the part of your brain that prepares you for awesomeness to come and while the series itself isn’t as hardcore as this minute and a half, it does indeed capture the overall essence of the story being told. Why start off by referencing the opening? Maybe because it’s so damn catch and I can’t stop listening to it or maybe because, like an episode of Log Horizon, I feel as though everything should begin with what sounds like a Japanese version of a Rage Against The Machine song. How did I miss out on Log Horizon when it first began streaming? I have no idea! Madman Entertainment, one of Australia’s leading Anime and Manga publishers, gave me the chance to review the first half of the series when it got released not too long ago and I absolutely …

Log Horizon: Part One – Review

When I first heard of Animes like “.Hack”, many years ago, I was overwhelmed with an excitement that, to this day, has not been properly replicated. I never really had the follow through to actually watch the series but just hearing about a premise that revolves around the combination of video games and reality, as a young gamer, had me so inspired. Too bad all the creative energy that coursed through me in my younger years was never directed at anything of substance, but the feelings of adoration to such series’ has stuck with me even into my adult life. When I got the chance to review the Anime adaptation of “Sword Art Online” some time ago I thought I was in for quite a treat…too bad that series only proved to muddy up what was once such clean, drinkable water. Since then connection to the fantasy sub-genre has dwindled. I passed on watching “Log Horizon” during the time when it was getting a legal stream across the West simply because of my experience with …

‘Log Horizon’ and ‘Lupin the 3rd’ licensed by Madman Entertainment

Huge news just made its way through from Supanova Adelaide today with Madman Entertainment making to major title acquisition announcements during their industry panel at the event. During their panel they confirmed that they have acquired the license for the anime series Log Horizon and the live-action film Lupin the 3rd, which is of course based upon the legendary anime series of the same name. Madman confirmed that Log Horizon is slated for release on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital platforms in March 2015. The series follows players stuck in a video-game world and their adventures throughout it. No other details have been revealed for the release as of time of posting. As for Lupin the 3rd, Madman have some rather grand plans in store for the master thief and his cohorts. Not only do they plan to release the film on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital platforms at some point in 2015, they will also be releasing it theatrically in select theaters across Australia and New Zealand. The film is currently screening as part of the …

Log Horizon English Dub Cast Announced

Do you like MMORPGs? Do you like anime? Are you interested in the soci-economic issues that arise from a system based upon the knowledge of a vastly unprepared populace? Then has Sentai Filmworks got the series for you, its name: Log Horizon. 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 …