English Title: Log Horizon
Japanese Title: ログ・ホライズン — “Log Horizon”
Author: Mamare Touno
Illustrator: Kazuhiro Hara
Translator: Taylor Engel
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-fi
Original Run: 2011 – ongoing
English Run: 2015 – ongoing
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes Published in English: 6 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback — $12
Synopsis: When thirty thousand Japanese gamers are suddenly trapped in the online game world of “Elder Tale,” a realm of swords and sorcery–that was, up until yesterday, very much a fantasy–is now their cold, hard reality. Severed from their everyday lives, they’re faced with fighting monsters, eating food with no flavor, and being unable to die?! Amid the chaos in “Elder Tale” Akihabara, veteran gamer Shiroe locates his old friend Naotsugu and teams up with the beautiful female assassin Akatsuki. Together they embark on an adventure to change the world as they know it!
Suggestions for Future Reading
Similar Setting (digital world): Accel World, Sword Art Online, .hack//Another Birth, .hack//AI Buster,.hack//Cell, .hack//G.U.
Similar Subgenre (fantasy adventure): Adventures of Duan Surk, Brave Story, Guin Saga, Moribito, Scrapped Princess, Slayers, The Twelve Kingdoms
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