* THIS POST IS 10% LUCK, 20 % SKILL, 15 % CONCENTRATED POWER OF WILL, 5 % PLEASURE, 50% PAIN AND 100% REASON THAT THIS POST IS TOTALLY LATE!*
Ignoring my shitty parody, I do apologize for this post being late. However, this post will be relatively short as I’m only covering the end of Akatsuki’s arc and Shiroe’s arc, as well as the two episodes of filler following said arc.. Onto the review!
So my post left off at episode 6, where Akatsuki and Shiroe died during their respective missions. It is at this point where we begin to see a divergence and we get total focus on one of the respective main character’s arc at a time. From episodes 7-8 we get the end result of Akatsuki’s arc. One of the primary points I noticed when watching the entire 1st half of Log Horizon S2 is that the creators wanted to give a little more insight into two of our main characters and resolve any current issues they have and mature. For Akatsuki, she had always been doing things by herself, donning the “lone wolf” persona. That and she only had been concerned for Shiroe and not anyone else. But after dying, she had learned to ask for help when she needed it and not take everything on herself.
Then, we move onto Shiroe’s arc, where he and his raid party aim to clear the Depths of Palm and obtain the Kunie’s Gold. But when he loses(for the first time on screen) and dies, we get to take a look inside our main protagonist. We see how he became his current self and how his main issue is trusting others. We also get to see one of the most amazing speeches of 2014 from Silver Sword’s guild master William. When I watched Log Horizon S1, my initial thought that William was a dick, although that was more or less because he only really appeared once. But after hearing his speech and his past, I felt reenergized about my own gamer life and had a newfound respect for the guildmaster.
Episode 13 is a filler episode for Valentine’s Day and Episode 14 introduces Kanami, the leader of the disbanded Debauchery Tea Party. I liked what I saw from these episodes of Log Horizon, and I look forward to see the final arc of the season. I’m curious to see Plant Hwayden and their encounter with Shiroe and crew.