With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
ACF 2101: Sentai Filmworks licenses LOG HORIZON
The game is on and the stakes are real in Sentai Filmworks’ newest acquisition: Log Horizon. This 25 episode swords and sorcery series based on the work of original author Mamare Touno (Maoyu) is directed by Shinji Ishihira (Fairy Tail) and features character designs by Mariko Ito with series composition by Toshizo Nemoto (Inu X Boku SS), sound direction by Shoji Hata (Kids on the Slope) and music by Yasuharu Takanashi (The Severing Crime Edge).
Synopsis: Imagine a MMORPG that has become a global phenomenon, immersing millions of players in its online fantasy world over eleven editions. But what happens when something goes terribly wrong with the twelfth expansion pack, and the hit “role playing game” becomes a deadly “real people in jeopardy” situation as 30,000 players suddenly find themselves pulled permanently into the game’s no longer fictional universe?
Trapped in a nightmare where the monsters are real, there are no extra lives and each player’s death means a permanent game over, it quickly becomes clear to eight-year MMORPG veteran Shiroe that the tricks and cheats developed sitting at a keyboard won’t translate into the survival skills required to stay alive.
The course of action is obvious: band together and pool talents for mutual protection. Although he’s never been a “real” leader, he’ll have to find the courage to take a small band of players, starting with his friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki, and form a new kind of guild. Heroes will be born, leaders will rise and a new legend will be forged as sword and sorcery becomes real in Log Horizon.
Log Horizon will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow in 2014.