Well, the kids’ arc ended, and with it Log Horizon’s recent insane hot streak. This was a cooldown episode, full of little end-tyings and new beginnings and small character moments. It was fine enough at that, though it is always a little sad when Log Horizon gears down out of one of its peaks. If only all the episodes were that good!
It’s also a shame to think we won’t get another arc like that for literally years, given that Log Horizon has more or less run out of source material, but there’s still plenty of story to tell, and we’ve still got a few episodes left regardless. Gotta stay positive.
My full ANN post is available here. Notes below!
The town’s nearly in ruins
Survivors in the wreckage
Everyone’s bummed. Tohya couldn’t reach the Odyssey Knights, Minori couldn’t save the town
It seems like they accidentally left the battle music on through this reflection scene. Whoops
“The Skylarks Take Flight”
Roe 2 has a letter for Shiroe
And both Roe 2 and Nureha are off
Rudy, perceptive as always, asks Tohya if it was okay to let Nureha leave like that
Rudy and Tohya being buds
The People of the Land are used to this kind of madness
Rudy convincing his friends to not linger in the People of the Land’s troubles. There’s a nice sad nuance to this – there’s still a clear distance between the two races. Rudy is in a complex position
He’s actually the show’s best character, isn’t he?
BACK TO FOOD
Lots of lethargic people in Akihabara again
And the guy who was being sneered at by those two women is now being fawned over by them? Something weird
Reflecting on Londark’s anger at this world, and how it’s reflective of a much broader problem
“If the People of the Land get involved, things change. War has always been a part of their lives.” Connecting the two narratives – the People’s accepting response to the battle with the wyverns and the larger question of war
Isaac’s training People of the Land troops and avoiding some kid
Now whatshisface, the samurai dude’s girlfriends are talking about the creepy guy. Apparently a merchant
He’s a “Genius of Marriage,” which apparently gives him the ability to what, mind control people? Fucked up
Nice expression work for this sequence. Much more lively than the usual stuff
Ah, it’s Soujiro. That’s his name
“I suppose these weirdos are showing up now because the defensive barrier is gone”
“I think there’s meaning in the fact that you were able to say it.” Nicely put, Serara
“In the end, they’re just Adventurers. They don’t care about us.” Not the best thing for Isuzu to hear. And yeah, now she recognizes Rudy’s kindness
The Adventurers are weak heroes. They can only do so much
Kids are singing Isuzu’s song
It’s good that this arc ends on a kind of low, pensive note. The kids had to learn some unhappy things this time
The song is hope