Log Horizon Season 3 is much awaited and one of the most popular anime series right now. The second season ended on March 28, 2015, and it was assumed the series will get another season in 2016. The second season was announced soon after the completion of season one’s broadcast, however, the studio made no announcement about the release of Log Horizon Season 3. Fans made many speculations about the plot as well as the release date but none of those grounded. Below is the brief description of the series.
Log Horizon is an anime adaptation of Sci-fi Japanese novel series written by Mamare Touno and illustrated by Kazuhiro Hara. The anime adaptation debuted back in October 2013, and both the season had 25 episodes. The anime was broadcasted on NHK E in Japan and was broadcasted on Crunchyroll in North America.
Season 1 (25 Episodes) – October 5, 2013 – March 22, 2014
Season 2 (25 Episodes) – October 4, 2014 – March 28, 2015
Updated on 17/04/2018: We haven’t heard from the creators of the anime for a while now. However, the good news is that the light novel series has started publishing again. Reportedly the 11th volume of the series was published on 20th March 2018. However, the English version is not available yet, the 11th volume of the series explores the plot after the ending of the 10th volume and the second season of the anime as they both ended at the same point.
The writer Mamare Touno was found guilty of tax evasion back in 2016. This lead to the immediate stop of the light novel series which lead to no Log Horizon Season 3. However, the good news is that the light novel series has started publishing again which bring back the hope of the anime series to make a comeback but it might take a little longer time than we expected as it would take a few volumes for the creators of the anime series to pull out Log Horizon Season 3. Till then stay tuned for the latest updates.
The main plot revolves around a boy named Shiroe, who is a socially awkward gamer and a big fan of MMORPG game Elder Tale. When the 12th expansion pack of Elder Tale was about to release, around 30 thousand people were logged in to receive the instant update but suddenly these 30 thousand people including Shiroe got transported into the game world. Shiroe soon realizes he has to find his friends Akatsuki and Naotsugu in order to protect these people in this new world which have become their new reality. This socially awkward boy turns out to a fierce warrior in this game world and tries to protect others.
Will There Be Log Horizon Season 3?
The first season of the anime used first 5 volumes of the light novel series, these volumes were published well before the beginning of season 1. The first 21 episodes of the second season utilized the rest of 5 volumes and episodes 22-25 showed the story from the web novel which has been not published yet.
The reason for the delay in publishing of the recent volumes may be due to the tax evasion scandal charges on Mamare. Fans thought that this could be the end of this epic anime and Log Horizon Season 3 might not be possible now. However, light novel readers know that the writer took a two-year gap in publishing 5th and 6th volume. Which suggests that the light novel series may get new volumes in 2017.
In an interview, Mamare mentioned that he has already figured out how the story will end and how may volumes he would take to conclude the epic series. Moreover, the delay in the anime series is mainly due to the lack of original content and when the creators get enough content to pull out another season they will make no further delay in releasing Log Horizon Season 3. As the series is a huge hit, reportedly the first season was watched by more than 1 million viewers and the second season got a record-breaking 1.5 million viewers. The series has been a commercial success and we all think the series will get a third season soon.
Log Horizon Season 3 Release Date Updates
Status: Yet to be announced
Chances of New Season: Very Good
Log Horizon’s plot has resemblance with “No Game No Life” and “Sword Art Online,” but what make it different from them is the way of approach and the character development in the series which makes the anime one of its kind. Surely, creators don’t want to ruin the ratings and will wait for some more gripping content. As of now, no official announcement has been made and if the light novel series again start publishing,
we may get to see Log Horizon Season 3 in 2018. Till then stay tuned for the latest news about the series and never miss a single update.