It’s not that Log Horizon is that bad a show. It’s just that from watching the OP you’d think it would at least attempt to have an action scene every episode, instead of long drawn-out scenes showing bored video gamers getting excited over eating sandwiches. Maybe the OP ruined me. Maybe it made me assume the show would be more badass than it actually ended up being. For better or worse, though, the show itself is just a pleasant slice of life romp in an MMORPG world, with some occasional serious plot elements thrown in.
The OP is an artistic masterpiece. The Engrish is what is keeping me alive as I attempt to get through the show in time for the second season. (I’ve finished 12 episodes so far.) I like these characters and they’re fun enough to hang out with, but if they weren’t STRUGGLIN’ IN THE DATABASE I’m not sure if we could be friends. I can never remember their names.
The music video, which is as bizarre as they come, is a stroke of genius. I’m not quite sure what the wolf mask is meant to symbolise, but apparently this artist always wears it when he performs. Perhaps he identifies as the lone wolf, that sole voice of reason AS THE MADNESS OF THE SYSTEM GROWS.
There’s a good reason to be hyped about season 2 of the Log Horizon anime. Sure, it’s being animated by Studio Deen and the preview images don’t look too flashy. The series has never been that well-produced or directed, with most of the scenes consisting of talking heads. The director Shinji Ishihara (who is mostly known for his work on Fairy Tail, which is also not known for its dynamic visuals) will reprise his role for season 2.
But right now, I am extremely happy about the lack of money being poured into this artistic enterprise.
THEY’RE NOT CHANGING THE OP
Thank you, based Studio Deen. I trust Log Horizon is in the right hands.