I’ve been watching Log Horizon with friends, and caught them up to the latest episodes last night. As part of the discussion I expressed my dissatisfaction with the current season, and some debate ensued.
My friend’s view is that Log Horizon is taking a long, deep, view to its scripting, and that a western analogue to the approach would be Babylon 5. That there was never any intention to wrap things up this season, that this season is to a large extent set up for seasons 3 and 4.
In other words each season is essentially a chapter or two in a larger novel. The next chapter (season 3) is likely to be the looming war, and chapter 4 (season 4) is likely to be about getting home. Continue reading