It’s been over five years since we last saw the characters from Log Horizon, but that wait is finally about to come to an end!
Originally set to premiere in October 2020 but then delayed until January 2021 due to the worldwide crisis, we can now confirm that the third television season of Log Horizon will premiere on January 13th, 2021. We can also confirm that all the cast and crew (including anime production Studio DEEN) will return to reprise their roles.
To celebrate this, NHK uploaded the first promotional video for the upcoming season on their website which you can view here (sorry, we couldn’t embed it this time folks).
Officially titled Log Horizon: Fall of the Round Table, the story will follow the story from the 12th volume of the original light novel. NHK describes the story as:
One day, tens of thousands of players – Adventurers – were trapped in the world of the popular online game Elder Tale! People are confused in a different world where monsters and magic exist realistically, and the city of adventurers, Akihabara, descended into chaos.
A young man, Shiroe, who’s not great with people, was one of those adventurers and decided to form a guild “Log Horizon” with his party, Akasuki, and Nyanta. Furthermore, he calls on the unity of adventurers to use his own wisdom as a weapon, launching the self-governing body “Round Table Conference,” and restoring peace and stability to the city.
Centered around the Round Table Alliance, interaction with the original residents of the game world, The Earthlings, has begun with the adventurers, aristocrats, merchants, and general citizens all working together to achieve diplomacy.
However, the adventurers only have one year from a “catastrophe” that has been blown in from a different country. Akihabara, which has enjoyed fleeting prosperity, has to deal with a new species of monster “Tenwazawai” invading the city, and the nobility of the east and west bickering between each other.
The flame of discontent continues to smolder between the guilds, with a struggle for power, disparity, and speculation occurring between adventurers.
Finally, a critical crisis will come to the round table, the symbol of unity with the adventurers…
Source: Crunchyroll News