The BEST Episodes of Log Horizon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020
The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.
#1 - The Maidens of Suifuu
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 2014
Riese learns of Crusty's disappearance at the hands of Misa's weapon and with him currently missing in action, Henrietta advises her to keep the information under wraps for the time being. Afterwards, Mikakage calls them to explain the worldly effects of flavor texts and Riese postulates the murderer's abilities from his Byakumaru sword's text. The next day, Nazuna puts together a group of players to begin training as part of Riese's plan to defeat the murderer, and has them share their Teachings with Akatsuki. Meanwhile, Henrietta and Riese meet with the Round Table to present all the information they have on the murderer and Riese proposes a plan involving a full raid inside Akihabara to counteract the threat on New Year's Eve. However in order for the plan to work, Riese and the others ask Lenessia to deactivate the city's magic circle, which would not only disable Nelreth's Royal Guard armor, but also disable the city's defenses—leaving her torn.
#2 - The Pioneers
Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 28, 2015
The Shibuya raiding party begins another assault on the Calling Fortress and manage to break through to the roof where they encounter the raid boss: Taliktan, the Genius of Summoning. After failing to establish communication with the monster, it summons swarms of moths which engulf Shibuya and the other player cities. This puts a severe strain on the antenna and Shiroe has the party take the battle into the concert hall below. Despite inflicting a great amount of damage to Taliktan, they are still pummeled by its powerful field attacks. However Shiroe's Full-Control Encounter raises the stakes and gives the party a significant advantage in pushing Taliktan to the edge and ultimately their victory. In the aftermath, Regan sets up the radio equipment and much everyone's surprise, Shiroe makes contact with Kanami in the Chinese server. She then tasks him with seeking a way to allow transit between the real and Elder Tale worlds and relieves the Shibuya party about Krusty's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Nureha and Plant Hwyaden decide to establish relations with Eastal and the Round Table to combat the common Genius threat. Finally, Log Horizon makes plans to celebrate their victory and with the dawn over the horizon, Shiroe and Akatsuki praise each other. In the epilogue, Log Horizon holds a victory party and Regan skips out on his task with repairing the radio equipment to join the festivities.
#3 - Isaac and Itherus
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 14, 2015
Roderic informs Shiroe that a device to communicate with the Moon would cost an astronomical amount of funds to construct but he isn't sure whether it would actually work or not. Elsewhere Tohya and his party discuss whether or not they want to return to their own reality. Back in Maihama, Lord Sergiatte summons Isaac and explains that he intends to announce Iselus as the next heir to the Cowen throne and asks Isaac to continue to watching over him. Karashin later notes on the growing tensions between Westelande and Eastal. The next day, Maihama hosts a banquet for Prince Iselus and Sergiatte expresses his regret for making him bear the enormous responsibility of ruler. Though, with Isaac's support, Sergiatte presents Iselus as the heir to the throne of Maihama. A group of Westelande Landers then crash the event and attempt to assassinate Prince Iselus, however Isaac protects him with support from Karashin and Reserick.
#4 - The Changing Battlefield
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 29, 2014
On Christmas Eve, the raiding party engages the boss called Luseat of the Seventh Garden in the Depths of Palm. During the battle, Luseat radically changes its attack patterns and unleashes devastating field attacks on the party. Shiroe quickly provides the the most optimal course of action and the party manages to whittle down Luseat's health by fifty percent. However they fail to notice the gates open behind them and are left in a state of shock when two more bosses—Taltaulgar of the Fourth Garden and Ibrahabra of the Third Garden—enter Luseat's zone and begin laying waste to the battlefield. Facing insurmountable odds, the raiding party loses their resolve and are wiped out. Afterwards Shiroe has a vision of his younger self, prompting reflection on his neglect to form social bonds in the real world. He later brings this inadequacy to his new reality which manifested in his inability to fully trust his comrades. This resulted in him withholding his true goals from the people around him. Accepting his flaws, he awakens in Elder Tale's fourteenth server called Mare Tranquillitatis on the Moon. He eventually encounters Akatsuki wandering around and the two share the circumstances which lead to their deaths. Finally, they trade fragments of their memories for the chance to revive once more.
#5 - Get It With Your Own Hands
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 7, 2013
As the Conference continues Marielle reveals the secret behind preparing food with flavor followed by Michitaka's news of the collaborative invention of a steam engine. Shiroe then explains that by simply using one's own hands instead of the command menu, new things can be invented which in turn would start a supply and demand chain reaction and hence drive Akihibara's economic system. Shiroe then proposes the establishment of Human Rights laws that would ban the PKing, kidnapping and imprisonment of players and also allow them the freedom to join and leave guilds as they desire—further suggesting that these laws also apply to the People of the Land much to the conference's surprise. However, with Marielle's help, Shiroe convinces the conference of the People's importance and the dire need to coexist peacefully with them.
#6 - Akiba Raid
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 22, 2014
The Akihabara Raid begins and Akatsuki uses her new equipment provided by everyone in battle with Nelreth before fleeing with Marielle to another section of the city. Following Riese's plan, they lead Nelreth through the city where he encounters groups of two-member raiding teams strategically placed to nullify his special abilities. Meanwhile, Lenessia and Kinjou reach an agreement to disable the city's magic circle. At the same time, Akatsuki pushes herself to her limits which causes her to activate her very own Teaching skill: Shadow Lurk. This gives her a slight edge until Nelreth decommissions her katana. However Tatara Amenoma gives her a new specially reforged katana with the power to challenge Nelreth's Byakumaru. Akatsuki then manages to lure Nelreth to Riese's position, where Lenessia and Kinjou simultaneously disable the city's magic circle and leaves him vulnerable to Riese's ice attack which stops him from teleporting.
#7 - Kunie's Gold
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 20, 2014
A terrified Kinjou faces Shiroe while the raiding party vanquishes Ibrahabra and turns their full attention towards Taltaulgar. Meanwhile, Kinjou explains the closely guarded secret of how the system distributes gold to monsters. Shiroe then reveals his true goal of requiring funds to purchase all the zones in Yamato, then reassigning their credentials over to the server itself in an attempt to balance the property market of the world, and in a measure of good faith—forfeits all of the Round Table's land assets. Afterwards, the raiding party celebrates their accomplishment after becoming the first to clear the Abyssal Shaft and Shiroe informs Akatsuki of his mission's success. In the aftermath, the party returns to Susukino and Shiroe brings Silver Sword up to speed on all of his experiences thus far and at the same time, feels deep regret for his mistreat of Demiquas.
#8 - Alien (Stranger)
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 7, 2015
Shiroe sifts through the documents sent by Roe 2 and learns new information about the world. Afterwards he pays a visit to the Brigade of the West Wind and asks of their encounter with the Genius monster. The Round Table gather some time later and discuss additional encounters with three more Genius monsters around the city. Afterwards Karashin stops off in Maihama and brings Isaac up to speed with the Round Table's latest meeting. At the same time, Nyanta and Shiroe take note of the empathetic adventurers who have lost the resolve to continue. However thanks to Serara, Nyanta realizes that the younger adventurers can still be optimistic about their futures. The following night, Shiroe lays out his hypothesis about their current reality to the senior Log Horizon members, and reveals the information sent to him by Roe 2. Roe 2 explains that she is an artificial being created by an alien race that was sent to search other universes for a resource called "empathions".
#9 - Christmas Eve
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 2014
Enheart Nelreth continues to wreck havoc in Akihabara and throws the city into a state of disquiet. This prompts the remaining Round Table members to impose an evacuation of the lower-leveled players to Zantleaf for their protection. Akatsuki later scours the city for Enheart while Soujirou also mobilizes the West Wind Brigade in the search. Meanwhile Kinjou meets with Lenessia and takes responsibility for the serial killings done by a rogue clan member, after he had stolen the Royal Guard armor with capabilities exceeding an Adventurer. Akatsuki eavesdrops on the conversation and decides to take action after being inspired by Lenessia's strength. The West Wind Brigade later encounters Nelreth and Soujirou rushes to the scene to protect his guild members. Soujirou puts up a fierce duel against Enheart along with Akatsuki when she makes a sudden appearance. After allowing his guild members to flee, Soujirou activates his Teachings skill and tries to pass on some knowledge of it to Akatsuki mid-battle, before Enheart takes him down. At the same time, the raiding party encounters a particularly dangerous boss and it kills Shiroe and Naotsugu. Finally, Akatsuki falls in battle against Enheart and tearfully misses Shiroe before her body vanishes.
#10 - A Lost Child at Dawn
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 2014
While waiting for Akatsuki to revive with Riese on Christmas Day, Lenessia realizes that she had not truly made an effort to understand the Adventurers around her and resolves to do so. Meanwhile Akatsuki has a vision of the real world and realizes that she had simply been moving forward with her life without any particular goal in mind. Afterwards she awakens in a tranquil beach landscape and encounters Shiroe while wandering around. The two share the circumstances which lead to their deaths and both trade fragments of their memories for the chance to revive. Afterwards Akatsuki revives at the Cathedral and begs Nazuna and Riese to share their Teachings with her to stop the murderer. Meanwhile, Roderic shares new information with his guild about playing as a different gender, the geological expansion of Yamato and the effects that flavor texts have in Elder Tale, concluding that the Apocalypse isn't over. Back at the Watermaple house, Riese and the other girls decide to aid Akatsuki after helping her realize that going it alone was the wrong call. Elsewhere, while Crusty and Sansa track the goblins at Zantleaf, Sansa's weapon, "Disaster" suddenly begins acting strangely and traps her in a type of barrier. However Crusty throws her out of the way only to find himself vaporized in her place.
#11 - Universal Turbulence (World Fraction)
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 4, 2014
Being an academic in the study of World-class magic, Regan offers Shiroe and Akatsuki an explanation of the World Fraction spell and its thrice use in the world's history, with Shiroe correctly deducing the third time being the Apocalypse. Regan explains that 350 years ago the Human, Elf and Dwarf races destroyed the Alv kingdom out of technological jealousy. Seeking revenge, the remaining Alves cast the first World Fraction which resulted in the creation of the endlessly respawning demi-humans which pushed the planet into a world war. This caused humanity to create powerful hybrid races to aid in the war, until they were forced to cast the second World Fraction which summoned the Adventurers to their aid, some 240 years ago.
#12 - The Outlaw and Mithril Eyes
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 11, 2014
Shiroe, Naotsugu and Regan arrive in Susukino where Shiroe intends to recruit William Massachusetts and the Silver Sword guild for the raid. William wastes no time in offering aid to Shiroe but notes the lack of man-power in his guild since many of his guild members retired from large-scale raids due to a phenomenon which occurs after a player dies. Meanwhile Naotsugu and Regan search around Susukino for other recruits and stumble upon a rather self-centered player named Tetra. At the same time, Demikas barges into the Silver Sword guild seeking revenge against Shiroe but after William's threats and Tetra's ramblings, Demikas stands down and William completes the necessary twenty-four player raiding party with them both. That evening the combined party of Log Horizon, Silver Sword and Brigandia members set off for the raid, with Shiroe using the opportunity to learn more about their party members. The following day, Akatsuki continues her mission by Shiroe to guard Lenessia and has a chance encounter with a stranger in Akihabara. Meanwhile the raiding party finally arrives at the gates to the lowest level of the Depths of Palm and Demikas promises to use the opportunity to crush Shiroe's plans as part of his revenge.
#13 - The Forest of Lagranda
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 21, 2013
As the ball continues, Sergiatte invites the Round Table representatives to participate in the dance due to the People of the Lands' expectation. However much to the group's reluctance, Crusty nominates Shiroe to participate and with help from Henrietta's bard subclass, they quickly impress the entire ball. Afterwards, Minori calls Shiroe to inform him of their dungeon training and he reminds her of his teachings. The next day, Shiroe explains that the People of the Land would compete with themselves over dealings with the Adventurers in order to obtain their fighting and technological power by putting them in the People's debt. He then proposes that they create rules to protect the Round Table when the People inevitably start approaching their guilds individually and hence has Akatsuki begin reconnaissance as preparation.
#14 - Slumber of the Moth Monster
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 21, 2015
At moonrise, the player cities of Akihabara, Susukino and Minami are all simultaneously attacked by swarms of Eternal Moth monsters, whose scales rain down and knock people into a state of sleep by draining their magic points. The Brigade of the West Wind soon discover the moths' nest located in a new raid zone in the Shibuya broadcast building and the Round Table postulate that the monsters had been drawn to the broadcasting antenna from the Moon. Filled with uncertainty, Shiroe decides to put together a raiding party and makes the difficult choice of destroying the antenna. The raiding party then fights their way through Shibuya and manage to enter the raid zone in the broadcast building. However Shiroe's uncertainty hinders his strategic insight and allows the sheer volume of monsters to overwhelm the party from all angles, forcing them to make a hasty retreat.
#15 - The Abyssal Shaft
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2014
The raiding party proceeds through the gates to the lowest level of The Depths of Palm and find themselves in a raid zone called "The Abyssal Shaft". Dividing themselves into four teams of six, the party battles their way through hordes of monsters to the first raid boss called Vendémiarie of the First Prison and find themselves vastly overpowered by its one-hit kills and debuffs, forcing them to retreat multiple times until finally defeating it through trial and error. After spending three weeks in the raid dungeon, and defeating two bosses, the party hits a major hurdle when they fail to encounter the other bosses in addition to running short on supplies. During a brief period of rest, William recalls the events which led him and his guild to settle in Susukino, and eventually laments dragging his guild members on large raids. At the same time, Demikas' anger towards Shiroe further increases. As Shiroe wastes little time in planning the party's next move, Naotsugu explains to Tetra of the lengths Shiroe would be willing to go to protect his home in Akihabara. Back in Akihabara, as Christmas draws nearer, the Log Horizon members discuss the new "Teachings" skill which appeared after "The Apocalypse". Meanwhile a malevolent figure threateningly watches over the city of Akihabara.
#16 - After the Show
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 7, 2015
In the wake of Nureha's disappearance from the train, Loreil begins a frantic search for her. Meanwhile, Izuzu and the others explain to Roe 2 and Dariella of their quest goal. As their journey continues, the party makes a stop at the Town of Safil and hold a successful concert. After the concert, Isuzu has an exchange with Rundelhaus and talks about her musician father and they also shed some light on the translation errors that the system throws up between the different languages of the People of the Land and the adventurers. Rundelhaus also explains that the People only have forty-two songs given to them by God and were truly happy to hear Isuzu's music since they are unable to create their own. He goes on to elaborate upon the endless possibilities the adventurers create for them in Akihabara and causes Isuzu to break down from not heeding the advice of her lyrics.
#17 - Shiroe of the Northern Nation
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2014
The city of Akihabara remains as lively as ever and holds a sports festival while the Round Table discuss their dire financial state since the high cost of maintaining the city has all but depleted their funds. Meanwhile Crusty, Issac, Karashin and Akaneya begin an offensive against the goblin camp at Seventh Fall. Shiroe later gathers the members of Log Horizon and the Crescent Moon Alliance and due to Minami spies having infiltrated Akihabara, he partly explains his intention of leaving the city. Ten days later, Shiroe, Naotsugu and Regan meet with Kinjou of the Kunie Clan to discuss the terms of a financial agreement. However as Kinjou declines to assist the Round Table, Shiroe confirms the non-existence of the moneylender class, prompting him to reveal his intention of going straight to the source of the world's gold sealed away deep in the Depths of Palm.
#18 - The Flutter of Skylarks
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 28, 2015
Nyanta informs Shiroe of his recent encounter with Kazuhiko and of the wyvern attack on Safil which leaves the town in ruins. Dariella and Roe 2 then part ways with the junior party and the latter entrusts Minori with a letter for Shiroe. Afterwards, Tohya and the others decide to help the townsfolk with their repairs however Rundelhaus manages to convince them that they should leave the town. Back in Akihabara, Naotsugu begins to notice the return of the apathetic phenomenon which had engulfed the adventurers at the start of the Apocalypse. Shiroe also begins pondering the factors which may drive the world into a war. Meanwhile, the Brigade of the West Wind encounter a strange Person of the Land with a Genius sub-class seducing girls around the city. Back in Safil, Isuzu overhears some People of the Land voice their disappointment in their expectation of the Odyssey Knights, but feels a sense of fulfillment that she was able to briefly give them a new song.
#19 - The Red Night
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 14, 2015
With the threat of the wyverns bearing down on Safil, Nyanta decides to come out of the shadows and take action. Minori, Tohya and Serara decide to take the battle away from the town, however before they have a chance to do anything, the Odyssey Knights quickly engage the monsters on the outskirts of the town. The trio then look on in horror as the battle-crazed knights manically charge at the wyverns in a state of disarray with their sole aim to be killed in battle after which they are revived by their mobile cathedral and repeat the process all over again. Meanwhile, Plant Hywaden activates their nightshade device and sends nightshade monsters into the chaos enveloping Safil. This prompts the Odyssey field commander to move the battle into the town and when Tohya questions his actions, he explains their theory that dying enough times may allow the adventurers to escape to the real world and chastises him for not doing the same. Listening to their exchange, Minori comes to the realization that like Tohya, she needs to keep pushing forward asks Roe 2 to aid them for however long that may be, and they enter the fray. Meanwhile, Nyanta begins a lone assault on the Plant Hwyaden train much to Londark's surprise.
#20 - The Invitation from Eastal
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 14, 2013
While hunting, two People of the Land notice a strange phenomenon over the forest. Meanwhile. with Akihibara now bustling with activity, Naotsugu and Akatsuki take Tohya and Minori under their wing for training. As Shiroe also starts experimenting with his scribe subclass, Marielle starts craving to visit the beach. This gives Shiroe the idea too hold a summer training camp for new players. Afterwards, emissaries of Eastal arrive in Akihabara and invite the Round Table to a meeting and ball. Having already anticipated this, Shiroe informs Crusty that it would be a prime opportunity to learn more about the People of the Land and along with Michitaka, Henrietta, Akatsuki and Misa Takayama set off the following month. At the same time, the training camp also set off to Choushi where they end up having fun at the beach. Marielle and Minori also speak to People of the Land as part of Shiroe's suggestion that they learn as much as they can.
#21 - Odyssey Knights
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 31, 2015
Nureha slips out of the Plant Hwyaden train and goes for a stroll as her Dariella persona. Meanwhile, the junior party escort the People of the Land to the next town and learn of a group called the Odyssey Knights that protect the People in the Boxurt Mountains from frequent monster attacks. In the next town, the party also learns that Roe 2 had set out on a journey to change her vampire sub-class and she offers to assist them with her own summonings. Elsewhere, Maryelle struggles to come up with a theme for the Spring event while Shiroe has Nyanta and Akatsuki conduct some surveillance. Meanwhile, the Round Table begins discussing the emerging economic disparity between the citizens. Eins tries to assign blame and propose controversial countermeasures which the Table disagrees with and Shiroe reminds them of the danger to the city should they make decisions without citizen input. At the same time, the junior party makes their way through the Boxurt Mountains and end up assisting some stranded People of the Land when they encounter Dariella. Afterwards they watch as the ominous Odyssey Knights pass through the mountains with their mobile cathedral which Dariella explains helps adventurers revive anywhere, at the cost of losing a piece of themselves in the process.
#22 - Round-Table Meeting
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 30, 2013
The Round Table Conference begins as the masters of Akihibara's most influential guilds gather at the city's Guild Hall. Shiroe firstly eases that he seeks only to improve the city's living state, prompting disinterest and departure from Silver Sword's guild master—William Massachusetts. Unperturbed, Shiroe continues his explanation of the conference's formation. Elsewhere, as the Hamelin captives prepare to escape, Shiroe mentions the EXP Pot extortion campaign including Susukino's dire state with Black Sword Knights' guild master—Issac arguing the lack of laws in the world. D.D.D.'s guild master—Crusty asks of a guild's fate should they refuse the laws to which Shiroe proposes harsh sanctioning. However, Honesty's guild master—Ein along with Issac and Crusty argue of the agreement's flaw should they refuse to cooperate, with Issac even threatening war.
#23 - Kanami, Go East!
Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 10, 2015
Plant Hwyaden overseers the launch of their Iron-Steel Train and former Debauchery Tea Party members—KR and Kazuhiko—discuss the travels of their former leader, Kanami. KR explains that he used a possession spell on a horse to explore the world in the hopes of gathering information after the Apocalypse, and stumbled upon Kanami and her party on the Chinese server. As they made their way eastwards to Japan, Kanami decides to intercept a horde of monsters heading towards a village much to the reluctance of the assassin Leonardo. However he eventually decides to aid the others and inspires KR to swap places with his horse and offer support. As Kanami and her other party members—Erius Hackblade and Copellia—engage the monsters, Leonardo and KR show up and separate the two sentient Genius bosses from their dragon. While Leonardo uses his speed to overwhelm the Lasphere boss, the Paps boss manages to stun Erius with the truth of his nature, however Kanami steps in and falsifies its claim. Back in the present, KR explains that he doesn't know the outcome of the battle since he died facing the dragon and revived in Minami. Finally, Plant Hwyaden launches their train to an unknown destination.
#24 - Palm's Deep End
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 19, 2013
While continuing on their way to the District of Susukino, Shiroe, Naotsugu and Akatsuki enter a familiar dungeon known as the Depths of Palm. As Marielle calls to check up on their progress, Shiroe surprises her at the distance they managed to cover in three days. Meanwhile in Susukino, Serara seems to be doing fine in the care of Nyanta—a player using a cat avatar who had saved her from her pursuers. While they wonder about the kind of people Shiroe and co. are, the Dark Guild, Brigandia continue looting and pillaging the district. Back in Akihabara, Marielle begins a meeting with the guild masters of Akihabara, while another mysterious guild master learns of the meeting and of Shiroe's movements. Meanwhile, Shiroe and co. cross an ancient bridge in the dungeon which suddenly starts crumbling and causes Shiroe to plummet into the lake below.
#25 - Shattered Wings
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 25, 2014
Marielle, Hienretta, Serara, Liese and Mikakage join Akatsuki in the detail to protect Lenessia. Afterwards, Akatsuki ponders on her lack of strength while Henrietta and Liese notice her discomfort. The next day, Akatsuki observes other guilds during their training sessions in order to learn the secrets behind the "Teachings" skill in an attempt to strengthen herself. The other Log Horizon members also notice her discomfort but she keeps to herself and instead sinks into self pity due to her inadequacies. Meanwhile, Lenessia explains to Elissa about the persona she had been using to feign composure with the other girls. Elsewhere, Nyanta meets with Roderic about a special request from Shiroe. The next day, Akatsuki observes a sparring session by the West Wind Brigade before being noticed by Soujirou. That evening, while the girls take Lenessia out, the latter realizes that while she may not be able to understand who the Adventurers are, she does regard them as being special. Afterwards, Akatsuki leaves the group to ponder on her uselessness to Shiroe. Meanwhile, a malevolent figure called Enheart Nelreth approaches Kyouko of the West Wind Brigade in a back alley and murders her.