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Log Horizon manga cover volume one

This project has been licensed by Yen Press' imprint Yen On. First volume will be published in March 2015.

The light-novel series Log Horizon (ログ・ホライズン, romanji "Rogu Horaizun") is written by Mamare Touno, illustrated by Kazuhiro Hara and published by Enterbrain. It was initially posted on the user-generated content site Shōsetsuka ni Narō in 2010 and subsequently published by Enterbrain since March 2011. The series follows the strategist Shiroe and the other players of the long-lived MMORPG Elder Tale after they find themselves whisked away into the game world following a game update. Log Horizon is an ongoing serial with seven light online novel releases. The online versions serve as the source for commercial adaptations of commercially printed light novels, a manga series, and an anime adaptation aired on NHK Educational TV between October 5, 2013 to March 22, 2014 consisting of 25 episodes. A second season is scheduled to air for October 2014. The author also wrote the Maoyuu Maou Yuusha series before this series.

Alternative Languages

The Log Horizon series is also available in the following languages:

(Note: Translation progress varies for each version.)

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Story Synopsis

By its eleventh expansion pack, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Elder Tale (エルダー・テイル Erudā Teiru) has become a global success, having a following of millions of players. However, during the release of its twelfth expansion pack: Novasphere Pioneers (ノウアスフィアの開墾 Nōasufia no Kaikon), thirty thousand Japanese gamers who are all logged on at the time of the update, suddenly find themselves transported inside the game world and donning their in-game avatars. In the midst of the event, a socially awkward gamer called Shiroe along with his friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki decide to team up so that they may face this world which has now become their reality along with the challenges which lie ahead.

Translation & Editing


Those who wish to contribute are asked to first notify a supervisor beforehand.

Translators are asked to register which chapters they're working on.

Format Standards

Every edited chapter must conform to not only the general format guidelines, but also this project's own guidelines.

All narrative in edited translations are to be in Past Tense American English
All dialogue in edited translations are to be in Present Tense American English


If you enjoyed the story and want to discuss this series, why don't you tell us in the Log Horizon Feedback Thread?


Older Updates can be found on Log Horizon updates page.
More updates and the original translation of skythewood - translator outside of BT community - can be found [here].

The "Log Horizon" series by Mamare Touno

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Log Horizon Web Version Content by Mamare Touno

Log Horizon: Overseas

A side story following Kanami- Log Horizon ex. Dragonhowl Mountains(ログ・ホライズンex.竜吼山脈). Currently an incomplete short story. Don't read if you hate cliffhangers.

Gold of the Kunie Web Novel

Volume 7 published by Enterbrain may have a fair amount of changes when compared to the web novel version.

Project Staff





Special Thanks

This is for people who deserve special thanks and are currently not on the Staff.

  • Queenie Beatrice
  • Sphaela
  • Denver Drage
  • Ddadain

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