I started to watch Log Horizon, i'm on the second chapter when they say that they can't die, and I ask: what is the point of keep watching this Anime, if there's no sense of urgency?
Death doesn't happen. Which means there's no way out of slavery and rape.
Who's in control of society, who has power over other people's lives, these things become even more important when death is no escape.
I will have to see a couple of chapter more; but the rape thing sounds stupid; if someone is being raped, or became a slave they just have to commit suicide and then respawn on the chapel.
But as I said I will have to watch a couple of chapter more. Akatsuki is my incentive so far.
That's what I thought too, but it just creates a new set of rules and new urgencies. The politics in game are intriguing and they're still learning all the mechanics. There actually is a certain danger in dying.
Is this the same poster who asked about SAO yesterday?
The show and the novels actually do a good job of demonstrating how life can still be complete shit even if you cant die.
You can get away with all kinds of shit in the ET world and not have the Automatic Guards care as it isnt considered "an attack". Inprisonment and Slavery are huge problems.
LH has pretty good pacing. Or at least S1 did.
And death isnt without its consequences. Every time they die they are forced to sacrifice memories of the old world. Theoretically if you die enough times you'll completely forget about the old world. Which would be shit for you if there was suddenly a way home discovered. You could go back to your old life but you wouldnt have any memories or knowledge of it.
>but the rape thing sounds stupid; if someone is being raped, or became a slave they just have to commit suicide and then respawn on the chapel.
Hard to do when you are inside a Guild Zone.
All the shit with Hamelin should be enough to demonstrate what people with power could do if used for their own neferious ends.
Later on when Inctis and Nureha are introduced you'll see another demonstration of how one person completely traps and enslaves another.
Hold on to hope, anon.
Once Mamare has a few more volumes out there should be enough material for another season.
Better yet a whole different studio takes the series once once Mamare is finished with it and gives us the adaption we deserve.
And just a friendly reminder - this is an NHK show, so sales, popularity, etc don't mean jack squat to getting a third season, thanks to government ￥￥￥. And Log Horizon is one of the most popular NHK shows in a long time. Soon as we have a few more volumes written S3 is pretty much for certain.
Oh come on, it`s not so shitty, sure they spent a lot of time on exploring dungeons and Akatsuki`s arc shouldn`t have taken that long, but it did deliver when it was necessary. Let`s not forget Kanami best MILF
Oh hey, a Log Horizon thread.
Recently over here they crowdfunded a localization of the TRPG book, I went in for the full 80 bucks and I'm really looking forward to it. Also, got volume 9 recently and the fold out poster page they usually have are the finalized results of that nationally exclusive class survey they had after season 1 aired with character designs done by the anime's character designer.
I'll take a few photos if this thread is still around after I'm done with work.
since when is the threat of death needed to create suspense or make a story interesting?
death being the only thing at stake should have the opposite effect, unless you're really good at lying to yourself, you already know the protagonists aren't going to die, it just becomes a matter of how they pull it off.
That's why I never got why some people feel there's no point to SAO once they escape from Aincrad. The story doesn't end just because you can log out. If anything, that's what makes it fun, because it *is* just a game. You can take risks you couldn't otherwise. It's also something I didn't get about Heathcliff: what fun is there in being the GM of an MMO in which 2/3rds of the people are too terrified to leave the safety of the starting town?
I don't care about whether they can "log out" or "die in the real world" or not in SAO, I'm turned off from the show because it's overindulgent chuuni masturbatory power fantasy garbage for angsty edgy highschool losers who wear trenchcoats and buy katanas off home shopping network.
>angsty edgy highschool losers who wear trenchcoats and buy katanas off home shopping network
Hmmm, why does this description sound so familiar?
Hm, no, can't be that. I don't wear a trenchcoat, I don't own a katana, and I already graduated high school.
I think it's something from this site...
>yfw Kanami dies enough times that she forgets her baby
Partially translated it seems.
Someone mentioned crowdfunding to translate it but has not provided any source to that.
that's a werid thing to say, you don't watch anything if it doesn't have a sense of urgency, doesn't really apply to this though since rules change all the time, and just within the context of what you know, you assume if someone dies they come back based on knowledge your given, stories that stay good over the long run like LH are able to do so because they change the story up to make it interesting all the time
3 volumes a year is pretty par for the course, I feel. There's an issue with oversaturating the market if they release too fast. I wonder how many translators they actually got. They went and bought a lot of LN licenses and put them out pretty consistently, so they might actually be churning through them.
Did the LH fan translators stop after licensing?
It got kind of shit in S2, focused too much on the scrubs and went full ayylmao for no reason.
S1 was fantastic though.
It's being crowdfunded in Korean, not English. Haven't received it yet, but from what I heard from the translators, they're done printing the books but some of the bonus materials are lagging behind schedule.
You can find more info here:
Not very high unfortunately. Unless Yen Press decides to pick it up. Maybe try sending them mass e-mails.
Alternatively I or someone else could try to translate it, but...
Well, just look at the thing. It's huge.
>Shame, because the start was very strong.
Has a lot to do with the change of studio, though there are some structural issues with the novels covered by the second season that don't help either.
Exactly what I was expecting before I even opened it. That Nyanta is one of the most glorious English dub voices I've ever heard. Now it only Serara didn't sound like a 30-year old reading lines in falsetto cutsey voice.
Well, we'll see when I get it.
Apparently I can go pick up the books if I send them a notice first now.
I'll probably have them by this Saturday if all goes as planned.
Please look forward to it.