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The Log Horizon light novels are the finalized version of the web novel series written by Mamare Touno. Hara Kazuhiro is the main illustrator of the light novels, with several guest artists featured in various Appendix sections.

As of April 16, 2017, eleven light novel volumes have been published in Japan by Enterbrain.

The series was licensed by Yen On for an English release, with eleven volumes published as of January 29, 2019. (See the Localizations section for the other language versions.)


First Act

Covered in volumes 1-5. First part of the "Catastrophe" half.

Elder Tale is a long-lived, highly popular MMORPG that has millions of players. Right as the twelfth expansion pack releases on the Japanese server, an extraordinary event dubbed the Catastrophe occurs. Those logged in at the time awaken inside a world that looks just like the game's, inside bodies that look like their game avatar's. While they the same superhuman abilities their player characters had, many are less than enthusiastic about being unable to return to their world, the flavorless food in this world, and the prospect of fighting monsters in-person.

Shiroe, Naotsugu, and Akatsuki band together as they adjust to living in this new world, with the help of Marielle and her guild, the Crescent Moon Alliance. A few weeks after the Catastrophe, they embark on a rescue mission to the player city of Susukino, where a young member of the Crescent Moon Alliance named Serara has been trapped by the city's reigning guild, Brigandia. Serara has only managed to elude capture thanks to a veteran player named Nyanta—who is, coincidentally, an old acquaintance of Shiroe and Naotsugu's. After defeating and humiliating Brigandia, the five make their way back to Akiba. On the way back, they learn that Nyanta has found a workaround for flavorless food and come to the realization that the People of the Earth, who have been seen and treated as mindless NPCs, are now just as real as they are.

Upon returning to Akiba, Marielle explains the current situation. The city's major guilds have divided the city among themselves, hogging all the best resources and leaving smaller guilds and solo players in the dust. Worse, a malevolent guild called Hamelin has tricked and enslaved younger players to profit off of their EXP Pots. Realizing that two kids he had been mentoring before the Catastrophe, Minori and Touya, are among this guild's victims, Shiroe decides to step up and do something about it. He forms the guild Log Horizon with Akatsuki, Naotsugu, and Nyanta, and with the Crescent Moon Alliance's help, begins to take action. He revitalizes the city and economy with Nyanta's cooking method and, with that, acquires the power and leverage to call a meeting with Akiba's strongest guilds. The guilds, with the exception of one, agree with Shiroe's call for a form of this government in this lawless world, and form the Round Table Alliance.

Second Act

Covered in volumes 6-10. Second part of the "Catastrophe" half.

Third Act

Covered in volumes 11-16. First part of the "Refraction" half.

List of Light Novel Volumes

Title Release Date ISBN
Log Horizon 1: The Beginning of Another World
(ログ・ホライズン1 異世界のはじまり?)
March 31, 2011 (JP)
April 21, 2015 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047271456 (JP)
ISBN 978-0-316-38305-9 (EN)
Log Horizon 2: The Knights of Camelot
(ログ・ホライズン2 キャメロットの騎士たち?)
May 30, 2011 (JP)
July 21, 2015 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047272989 (JP)
ISBN 978-0-316-26381-8 (EN)
Log Horizon 3: Game's End, Part 1
(ログ・ホライズン3 ゲームの終わり【上】?)
August 31, 2011 (JP)
November 17, 2015 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047274136 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316263849 (EN)
Log Horizon 4: Game's End, Part 2
(ログ・ホライズン4 ゲームの終わり【下】?)
September 30, 2011 (JP)
March 22, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047275430 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316263856 (EN)
Log Horizon 5: A Sunday in Akiba
(ログ・ホライズン5 アキバの街の日曜日?)
November 30, 2011 (JP)
July 19, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047276697 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316263863 (EN)
Log Horizon 6: Lost Child of the Dawn
(ログ・ホライズン6 夜明けの迷い子?)
March 30, 2013 (JP)
November 15, 2016 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047282353 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316263870 (EN)
Log Horizon 7: The Gold of the Kunie
(ログ・ホライズン7 供贄の黄金?)
December 20, 2013 (JP)
January 2, 2014 (JP special ed.)
March 21, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047291751 (JP)
ISBN 978-4047291768 (JP special ed.)
ISBN 9780316263887 (EN)
Log Horizon 8: The Larks Take Flight
(ログ・ホライズン8 雲雀(ひばり)たちの羽ばたき?)
September 29, 2014 (JP, special ed.)
June 20, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047299269 (JP)
ISBN 978-4047299276 (JP special ed.)
ISBN 978-0316470957 (EN)
Log Horizon 9: Go East, Kanami!
(ログ・ホライズン9 カナミ、ゴー!イースト!?)
March 27, 2015 (JP)
October 31, 2017 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047301900 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316470971 (EN)
Log Horizon 10: Homesteading the Noosphere
(ログ・ホライズン10 ノウアスフィアの開墾?)
September 30, 2015 (JP)
February 20, 2018 (EN)
December 11, 2018 (EN digital)
ISBN 978-4047306745 (JP)
ISBN 978-0316471053 (EN)
Log Horizon 11: Krusty, Tycoon Lord
(ログ・ホライズン11 クラスティ・タイクーン・ロード?)
March 20, 2018 (JP)
January 29, 2019 (EN)
ISBN 978-4047272309 (JP)
ISBN 978-1975329419 (EN)

Upcoming Volumes

The following volumes have been released in web novel format, but have not been officially published:

Title Web Novel Status Last Update
Log Horizon 12: Collapse of the Round Table
(ログ・ホライズン12 円卓崩壊?)
Complete January 4, 2017
Log Horizon 13: Nightingale's Song
(ログ・ホライズン13 夜啼鳥の唄?)
Complete April 16, 2017
Log Horizon 14: Twilight Orphan
(ログ・ホライズン14 黄昏の孤児?)
Hiatus (~50%) March 25, 2018

The following volumes were originally teased at the Re:Fraction event in 2018, and had their teasers republished in the Log Horizon: Illustrations by Hara Kazuhiro artbook released in 2021:

Log Horizon 15: Coppelia, Tiered Islands (ログ・ホライズン15 円卓崩壊?)
Log Horizon 16: Theldesia's Friday (ログ・ホライズン16 セルデシアの金曜日?)

List of Side Story Volumes

Title Release Date ISBN
Log Horizon Side-Story: Kushiyatama, Do Your Best!
(ログ・ホライズン 外伝 櫛八玉、がんばる!?)
September 30, 2015 ISBN 978-4047306592
Log Horizon Side-Story: New Land of Adventure
(ログ・ホライズン 外伝 新たなる冒険の大地?)
January 13, 2021 ISBN 978-4047353046


There are several different official translations for the light novels.

  • English - Publisher: Yen On; Translator: Taylor Engel
  • Chinese (Simplified) - Publisher: Guangzhou Tianwen Kadokawa
  • Chinese (Traditional) - Publisher: Kadokawa Taiwan; Translator: Haniwa
  • French - Publisher: Ofelbe; Translator: Marie-Saskia Raynal
  • Korea - Publisher: Daewon C.I.; Translator: Min Yu Seon (민유선)
  • Portuguese - Publisher: NewPOP Editora; Translator: Karen Kazumi Hayashida
  • Poland - Publisher: Studio JG; Translator: Paulina Tuczapska
  • Thai - Publisher: SE-ED; Translator: เซเบอร์ (volumes 1-4), ไคโตะ ฮากิวาระ (5+6)


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Light Novel

The Beginning of Another WorldThe Knights of CamelotGame's End, Part 1Game's End, Part 2A Sunday in AkibaLost Child of the DawnThe Gold of the KunieThe Larks Take FlightGo East, Kanami!Homesteading the NoosphereKrusty, Tycoon Lord
Volumes without official releases: Collapse of the Round Table • Nightingale's Song • Twilight Orphan • Coppelia, Tiered Islands • Theldesia's Friday


Season 1Season 2Season 3 (Destruction of the Round Table)


Log HorizonWest Wind BrigadeHoney Moon LogsNyanta's Fortune RecipesKanami, Go! East!


Tabletop Role-Playing Game (LHTRPG)Mobile Game (LHSNG)RadioRe:Fraction event