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** Unlike most cases of this trope, however, the series' popularity (in Japan) doesn't seem to have been impacted much by the controversy; Volume 11 was a hit upon release, making it to #3 top-selling novels for the month on BookWalker, while an in-person event featuring artwork from throughout the series had lines forming outside the venue. The mobile game is still going strong 3 years into its release, when most other anime/mobile game tie-ins last a year at most.

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** Unlike most cases of this trope, however, the series' popularity (in Japan) doesn't seem to have been impacted much by the controversy; Volume 11 was a hit upon release, making it to #3 top-selling novels for the month on BookWalker, online book retailer [=BookWalker=], while an in-person event featuring artwork from throughout the series had lines forming outside the venue. The mobile game is still going strong 3 years into its release, when most other anime/mobile game tie-ins last a year at most.


* AscendedFanon: In an interesting case, the author liked various pieces of fanfiction/ideas from his fans and incorporated them into the series. Examples include much of D.D.D's background information along with guild member Alakshmi from the fanfiction ''D.D.D Diaries'' (who made a cameo appearance in episode 20 of the anime) and the names of the members of the Debauchery Tea Party.
** A notable example is the fanfic '''D.D.D. Diaries''', which details the command structure of the eponymous guild, as well as its personalities, such as the female assassin in the skimpy outfit that appears to the right of Krusty during the assault on the Goblin General. Who also happens to be a Main/{{GIRL}}. In fact, every member of DDD introduced aside from Krusty and Takayama Misa are from this fan fic.
** Hien comes from a fan fic, and was then added into the ''Honey Moon Logs'' Crescent Moon manga retelling. Most of Crescent Moon's members in the anime were originally from ''Honey Moon Logs'', just like how several members of the West Wind Brigade were from their guild's spin-off manga.
** Aside from the nine members who were trapped in the Catastrophe, most of the Debauchery Tea Party's members' names and descriptions came from a fan book (although the members were revealed after an interview with Mamare, so they may very well have been written by Mamare to begin with).
** An excellent example of this would be [[http://i.imgur.com/rmzrha4.jpg the players who joined Akatsuki]] in the anime [[spoiler:taking down the Akiba murderer]]. Anyone who wasn't Akatsuki, Raynesia, Mikakage, or had a manga spinoff of their own (Crescent Moon, West Wind Brigade), was either a fan fiction character (including Rieze, Tatara, and the ''former D.D.D. Drei Klauen member'' Kushi Yatama) or a transplant from another part of the franchise (Seine, who's a character in the Log Horizon REPLAY books, and Endou Akiba from the tabletop RPG).

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* AscendedFanon: In an interesting case, the author liked various pieces of fanfiction/ideas from his fans Mamare is known for incorporating fan characters and incorporated them concepts into the series. Examples include much of D.D.D's background information along with guild member Alakshmi from In fact, all the fanfiction ''D.D.D Diaries'' (who made a cameo appearance items featured in episode 20 the light novel's character profiles are fan submissions, gathered on twitter during item recruitment events. Those whose submissions were chosen are credited in Mamare's afterword at the end of the anime) and the names of the members of the Debauchery Tea Party.
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** A notable example is the fanfic '''D.''D.D.D. Diaries''', Diaries'', which details the command structure of the eponymous guild, as well as its personalities, such as and introduced all the known D.D.D members who aren't Krusty or Misa Takayama; Rieze, Alakshmi (the female assassin in the skimpy outfit Assassin that appears to the right of Krusty during the assault on the Goblin General. Who also happens to be a Main/{{GIRL}}. In fact, every member of DDD introduced aside from Krusty General), Richou (the Werecat), Kozaru, and Takayama Misa Yuuta are all from this fan fic.
** Ex-D.D.D member Kushiyatama and her friend Yaezakura were introduced in the fanfic ''Into a Remote Town''. The story later became an AscendedFanfic, officially published as a side-story novel titled ''Log Horizon: Kushiyatama, Do Your Best!''
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Hien comes is notable for originating from a fan fic, and fic who was then added into the ''Honey Moon Logs'' Crescent Moon manga retelling. Most of Crescent Moon's members in Moon-centric manga, before getting into the anime were originally from ''Honey Moon Logs'', just like how several members of and ''then'' into the West Wind Brigade were from their guild's spin-off manga.
novels.
** Aside from the nine members who were trapped in the Catastrophe, most of the Debauchery Tea Party's members' names and descriptions came from a fan book (although book. (However, the members were revealed after section about them followed an interview with Mamare, Mamare himself, so they it may very well have been written by Mamare official info from the start. Years later, the information was re-published in greater detail in the appendix of Volume 9.)
** Those who read Volume 6's popularity poll may notice some characters who were never (and still have never been) introduced in the novels, like Riche, Rouge Vermillion, and Hiyoko. All of them are fan fic characters ''who made their way into an official poll''. (The poll was conducted via mail-in form, which had an option
to begin with).
submit a name not on the list. Apparently, their fan fics had enough popularity in the Japanese fanbase to rank on the list even over some official characters.)
** An excellent example In the anime, most of this would be [[http://i.imgur.com/rmzrha4.jpg the players who joined Akatsuki]] in the anime [[spoiler:taking [[spoiler:in taking down the Akiba murderer]]. Anyone who wasn't Akatsuki, Raynesia, Mikakage, or had a manga spinoff of their own (Crescent Moon, West Wind Brigade), was murderer]] were either a from fan fiction character (including Rieze, Tatara, and fics (all the ''former D.D.D. Drei Klauen member'' Kushi Yatama) D members and Tatara) or a transplant characters from another part of the franchise (Seine, who's a character (the West Wind members were introduced in their spin-off manga, Seine was from the Log Horizon REPLAY TRPG Replay books, and Endou Akiba from the tabletop RPG).TRPG Rulebook).



* NoExportForYou: So far, only the ''West Wind Brigade'' spinoff has been slated for international release. Everything else, meaning the other spinoffs (Kanami's side story, ''Nyanta's Recipe'') are unavailable to read for Western followers of the series.
** Now Averted as the light novels have been licensed by Yen Press.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The anime finishes with the last arc of the tenth volume. Unfortunately, the writer then moved Log Horizon online, and the translation licensing is, as far as is known, limited to only the physical volumes, and the translation effort is glacially slow, meaning that english fans are going to be perpetually behind Japan.

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* NoExportForYou: So far, only the ''West light novels, the one-volume manga, and ''The West Wind Brigade'' spinoff has spin-off have been slated released by Yen Press; most other localizations are also only for international release. Everything else, meaning the novels or ''WWB''. All the other spinoffs (Kanami's side story, spin-offs, like ''Honey Moon Logs'', ''Nyanta's Recipe'') are unavailable Fortune Recipes'', the ''Kanami, Go! East!'' manga, or the official anthologies, don't seem to read for Western followers be getting overseas releases anytime soon.
** The free-to-play mobile game is also Japanese-only, though it can be played by fans outside of Japan due to being a mobile browser game rather than an app.
* RoleEndingMisdemeanor: In early 2015, the series author Mamare Touno was accused of a 3 million yen tax evasion scandal. While it was originally written off as a mistake and a formal apology released on his website, the case was further investigated until police officially announced that it was done on purpose and put him on house arrest with a 3-year probation. After that, the novels (both web and official publication alike) have had much more sporadic updates. Volume 11, the first volume that covers new content since the second season
of the series.
anime, wouldn't be published in Japan until March 2018, around two-and-a-half years after Volume 10's publication.
** Now Averted as Unlike most cases of this trope, however, the light novels series' popularity (in Japan) doesn't seem to have been licensed impacted much by Yen Press.
* ScrewedByTheLawyers:
the controversy; Volume 11 was a hit upon release, making it to #3 top-selling novels for the month on BookWalker, while an in-person event featuring artwork from throughout the series had lines forming outside the venue. The anime finishes with the last arc of the tenth volume. Unfortunately, the writer then moved Log Horizon online, and the translation licensing is, as far as mobile game is known, limited to only the physical volumes, and the translation effort is glacially slow, meaning that english fans are still going to be perpetually behind Japan.strong 3 years into its release, when most other anime/mobile game tie-ins last a year at most.

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* ScrewedByTheLawyers: The anime finishes with the last arc of the tenth volume. Unfortunately, the writer then moved Log Horizon online, and the translation licensing is, as far as is known, limited to only the physical volumes, and the translation effort is glacially slow, meaning that english fans are going to be perpetually behind Japan.


* AscendedFanon: Mamare has gone on record several times to state that, if he likes a particular bit of fanfiction done on the series, he'd be more than willing to add its details to official canon.

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* AscendedFanon: Mamare has gone on record several times to state that, if he likes a particular bit In an interesting case, the author liked various pieces of fanfiction/ideas from his fans and incorporated them into the series. Examples include much of D.D.D's background information along with guild member Alakshmi from the fanfiction done on ''D.D.D Diaries'' (who made a cameo appearance in episode 20 of the series, he'd be more than willing to add its details to official canon. anime) and the names of the members of the Debauchery Tea Party.


* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/DotHack'' meets ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''.

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* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/DotHack'' meets ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''.


* DuelingShows: LogHorizon vs. SwordArtOnline.

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* DuelingShows: LogHorizon ''Log Horizon'' vs. SwordArtOnline.''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''.



* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/DotHack'' meets ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''.

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* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/DotHack'' meets ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''.''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''.

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** Lawn Dart - Londark, simply because his name sounds similar.


* ActorAllusion: Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Krusty) is once again playing a [[{{Bishounen}} handsome]], [[{{Badass}} badass]] warrior trying to [[{{Manga/Berserk}} woo a princess to achieve his long-term political goal]].

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* ActorAllusion: Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Krusty) is once again playing a [[{{Bishounen}} handsome]], [[{{Badass}} badass]] badass warrior trying to [[{{Manga/Berserk}} woo a princess to achieve his long-term political goal]].


** A notable example is the fanfic '''D.D.D. Diaries''', which details the command structure of the eponymous guild, as well as its personalities, such as the female assassin in the skimpy outfit that appears to the right of Krusty during the assault on the Goblin General. Who also happens to be a Main/{{GIRL}}.
** Hien comes from a fan fic. Most of Crescent Moon's members in the anime were taken from ''Honey Moon Logs'', just like how several members of the West Wind Brigade were from their guild's spin-off manga.
** Aside from the nine members who were trapped in the Apocalypse, most of the Debauchery Tea Party's members' names and descriptions came from a fan book.
** An excellent example of this would be [[http://i.imgur.com/rmzrha4.jpg the players who joined Akatsuki]] in the anime [[spoiler:taking down the Akiba murderer]]. Anyone who wasn't Akatsuki, Raynesia, Rieze, Mikakage, or Tatara, had a manga spinoff of their own (Crescent Moon, West Wind Brigade) was either a fanfiction character (up to and including the ''missing D.D.D. Der Klauen member'' Kushi Yamata) or a transplant from another part of the franchise (Seine, who's a character in the Log Horizon REPLAY books, and Endou Akiba from the tabletop RPG).

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** A notable example is the fanfic '''D.D.D. Diaries''', which details the command structure of the eponymous guild, as well as its personalities, such as the female assassin in the skimpy outfit that appears to the right of Krusty during the assault on the Goblin General. Who also happens to be a Main/{{GIRL}}.
Main/{{GIRL}}. In fact, every member of DDD introduced aside from Krusty and Takayama Misa are from this fan fic.
** Hien comes from a fan fic. fic, and was then added into the ''Honey Moon Logs'' Crescent Moon manga retelling. Most of Crescent Moon's members in the anime were taken originally from ''Honey Moon Logs'', just like how several members of the West Wind Brigade were from their guild's spin-off manga.
** Aside from the nine members who were trapped in the Apocalypse, Catastrophe, most of the Debauchery Tea Party's members' names and descriptions came from a fan book.
book (although the members were revealed after an interview with Mamare, so they may very well have been written by Mamare to begin with).
** An excellent example of this would be [[http://i.imgur.com/rmzrha4.jpg the players who joined Akatsuki]] in the anime [[spoiler:taking down the Akiba murderer]]. Anyone who wasn't Akatsuki, Raynesia, Rieze, Mikakage, or Tatara, had a manga spinoff of their own (Crescent Moon, West Wind Brigade) Brigade), was either a fanfiction fan fiction character (up to (including Rieze, Tatara, and including the ''missing ''former D.D.D. Der Drei Klauen member'' Kushi Yamata) Yatama) or a transplant from another part of the franchise (Seine, who's a character in the Log Horizon REPLAY books, and Endou Akiba from the tabletop RPG). RPG).


* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Shiro/Shiroe is voiced by Main/TakumaTerashima
** Akatsuki is voiced by Creator/EmiriKatou
** Nyanta, [[VocalDissonance hilariously]], is voiced by Creator/JojiNakata
** Henrietta is voiced by AyahiTakagaki. [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline Lisbeth]], are you stuck in another MMORPG???
** William Massachusetts is voiced by Creator/YuuichiNakamura.


* NamesTheSame: Krusty is not a [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons clown]] here.

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* DuelingShows: LogHorizon vs. SwordArtOnline.


* AscendedFanon: Some of the D.D.D. characters appearing in episode 20 were originally OC's in a fanfic called [[http://ncode.syosetu.com/n2271w/ D.D.D. Diaries]] and had their existence promoted to canon by both WordOfGod and a short cameo in the aforementioned episode.

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* AscendedFanon: Some Mamare has gone on record several times to state that, if he likes a particular bit of fanfiction done on the D.series, he'd be more than willing to add its details to official canon.
** A notable example is the fanfic '''D.
D.D. characters appearing Diaries''', which details the command structure of the eponymous guild, as well as its personalities, such as the female assassin in episode 20 the skimpy outfit that appears to the right of Krusty during the assault on the Goblin General. Who also happens to be a Main/{{GIRL}}.
** Hien comes from a fan fic. Most of Crescent Moon's members in the anime
were originally OC's taken from ''Honey Moon Logs'', just like how several members of the West Wind Brigade were from their guild's spin-off manga.
** Aside from the nine members who were trapped
in the Apocalypse, most of the Debauchery Tea Party's members' names and descriptions came from a fanfic called [[http://ncode.syosetu.com/n2271w/ fan book.
** An excellent example of this would be [[http://i.imgur.com/rmzrha4.jpg the players who joined Akatsuki]] in the anime [[spoiler:taking down the Akiba murderer]]. Anyone who wasn't Akatsuki, Raynesia, Rieze, Mikakage, or Tatara, had a manga spinoff of their own (Crescent Moon, West Wind Brigade) was either a fanfiction character (up to and including the ''missing
D.D.D. Diaries]] and had their existence promoted to canon by both WordOfGod and Der Klauen member'' Kushi Yamata) or a short cameo transplant from another part of the franchise (Seine, who's a character in the aforementioned episode.Log Horizon REPLAY books, and Endou Akiba from the tabletop RPG).

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** Due to Jovan Jackson's (an African-American) acting re-imagining Nyanta from a upper-class gentleman to a literal cool cat, so to speak, some fans have taken to affectionately refer to the dubbed version as "Sexy Black Nyanta".


** Scrub Horizon: The CastHerd of the junior members of the Log Horizon guild (Tohya, Minori, Isuzu, and Rudy).

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** Scrub Horizon: The CastHerd of the junior members of the Log Horizon guild (Tohya, Minori, Isuzu, and Rudy).Rudy), along with Serara (who's part of the herd despite being a member of the Crescent Moon Alliance).

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