NHK has announced Log Horizon season 3.
While details are scant, we know the new season will take off where season two of the TV anime ended, and will premiere sometime in October, on NHK’s E-Tele network.
The previous cast of voice actors is returning to reprise their roles, including Takuma Terashima as the protagonist Shiroe, Emiri Katou as Akatsuki, Tomoaki Maeno as Naotsugu, and more.
The original season for the TV anime aired way back in 2013, and ended with its second season in 2014. Speculation arose that a followup season wasn’t possible because the original creator/writer of the series, Mamare Touno, had been convicted of tax evasion in 2015. While he paid his backtaxes and apologized, there has been no firm indication of a new season – until now.
Here’s a brief refresher on the series, via MAL:
In the blink of an eye, thirty thousand bewildered Japanese gamers are whisked from their everyday lives into the world of the popular MMORPG, Elder Tale, after the game’s latest update—unable to log out. Among them is the socially awkward college student Shiroe, whose confusion and shock lasts only a moment as, a veteran of the game, he immediately sets out to explore the limits of his new reality.
Shiroe must learn to live in this new world, leading others and negotiating with the NPC “natives” in order to bring stability to the virtual city of Akihabara. He is joined by his unfortunate friend Naotsugu, having logged in for the first time in years only to find himself trapped, and Akatsuki, a petite but fierce assassin who labels Shiroe as her master. A tale of fantasy, adventure, and politics, Log Horizon explores the elements of gaming through the eyes of a master strategist who attempts to make the best of a puzzling situation.