Log Horizon – Episode 2: The Battle of Loka


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  1. Wanderer says:

    “And, I suppose, that brings me to my next point… why is no one freaking out? I understand that this is meant to be more comedic than other shows of it’s genre but why is everyone fine with being trapped inside this game world?”

    Did you somehow fail to notice how large portions of the population ARE freaking out, panicking, and/or falling into absolute despair about their situation? We just aren’t watching them, because a show about someone who falls on a heap on the ground in despair until he starves to death and then revives at the cathedral, where he lays around in despair until he starves to death and revives again isn’t exactly interesting. We’re watching a show about the people who have chosen to not be angsty. Sure, they don’t know why they’re there, how they got there, or how to leave, but their situation could be worse. They’ve chosen to keep moving; keep living; keep going forward.

    We’ve had TEH DRAMA and TEH ANGST in other shows like this. I think we’re better off without having main characters drown themselves in it in this one.

    • Chris says:

      …My excuse for missing such an integral part of the episode is that I was tired when I wrote this. I apologize. Haha, that aside, firstly, thank you for pointing that out and, secondly, I wasn’t really complaining as such about the lack of tears and trauma I just wondered where at least some of it had been… but again, my oversight appears to have rendered that complaint invalid :/ Here’s to a lack of angst!

  2. Noc says:

    I was already enjoying this anime at episode one, so ep two just made it that much better. I loveloveloved how they explained the classes and various skills! They really made it feel like they were in a game, and so naturally at that. They’ve fiiiinally made a MMORPG anime that’s perfectly suited to my tastes! And the OP is a~maaaa~zing! I could hardly be happier.

    I remember hearing several characters freaking out in the background of episode one, but it’s not really specified how much time has passed since then, and since it’s been established that no one is in any real danger (for now?) I suppose that’s why everyone’s calmed down for the most part. I’m not sure how it’s done in the LNs, but in the recent manga release it shows Shiroe’s physical, IRL body magically disappearing, and then he wakes up in the world of Elder Tale. So it’s like they’ve all been transported to another world where they can’t die, have all the means to survive, and their only real sources of grief are homesickness, boredom and bland food. Their physical bodies aren’t sitting at a computer dying of malnutrition or anything, ha. So I don’t think there’s a big need for mass hysteria at the moment.

    As for where the story can go from here, I believe that the NPCs (People of the Land) are actually real, breathing humans in this world, so I’m particularly excited to see some more interactions between them and the ‘Adventurers’. There may be some exciting battles if the OP is anything to go by, too- like, don’t these games usually have some kind of overarching big bad to overcome? In a game setting these things usually stay stagnate until you’re ready to face them, but this is a real world where time flows and new things happen every day- an evil monster won’t just sit around waiting for people to come kill it, he’s gonna be making plans and wreaking havoc whether you’re ready or not. I’m looking forward to seeing how our heroes handle such a situation.