Log Horizon Season 2 Episode 1 (FIRST IMPRESSIONS) – THE DATABASE WOW WOW IS BACK

Log Horizon Season 2
IT'S TIME TO DATABASE WOW WOW.

DATABASE DATABASE
WOW WOW.
Log Horizon Season 2 Episode 1
Log Horizon 2nd Season Episode 1

Hello everyone! It’s time for the new season, and there’s no better way to start things off than the DATABASE WOW WOW. Let’s just get right into it.

Note: For Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, I’m still not sure how I want to review it just yet since it’d be me gushing about the animations and so on. I think I’ll wait for it to touch upon some more significant¬†plot points¬†before doing reviews of it.

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Log Horizon Season 2 Episode 1 Impressions

1 SECOND IN AND WE HAVE A BIG ASS BOSS WITH A HUGE AXE.

Dat DEEN smugness.

She’s back, with bigger boobs than ever and some DEEN quality.

Naotsugu new armor guardian

Part of me really likes how it teases all this stuff, and a part of me is irritated that the next episode won’t come out sooner.

Seta Soujirou serious

B-But you’re a samurai and she’s a ninja.
There’s a difference.

Kanami debauchery tea party

Those fucking knockers, mang.

Shiroe glasses push anime

DATABASE DATABASE
JUST SAY WOOOW
WOOOOW
WOOOOOOW
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

Marielle anime

Do we count these as a glasses push?
Or is it in a different category now?

Serara

Here comes the furry lover.

I… like the fluffiness too.
Nyaa~

This’ll be important soon enough.
INB4 SHIROE CONTROLS ALL THE GUARDIANS AND BECOMES OVERLORD OF THE UNIVERSE.

Fucking money money money money money money monay.

You mean the fact that MMORPGs never lend people money.

And you’re lucky if you get 100 gold on a kill? I sure hope those quests and chests give you more gold, holy.

JUST LIKE CERTAIN NATIONS OF THE WORLD TODAY.
RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT?!
AYYYYYYY

Fuck yes, I love a large sense of scale.

YFW Shiroe most densest motherfucking megane pusher.

Shiroe secret plan

SUPER SEKRIT plan to obtain money.
Shiroe will eat money to learn about money.
Shiroe will become money to get more money.
Money money money money money money money.

Bromance

Log Horizon style.

Nothing going right for our little assassin so far.

“A little.”

Naotsugu 80 trillion

Is he building a fucking spaceship to see if there’s¬†a harem to be found in outer space?

Is there even that much money in circulation in Japan? (Talking about Elder Tale of course.)

YFW Shiroe literally stalks people to get what he wants.
Fucking mastermind right here. I knew if I had a daughter I’d just hand over the gold and call it a day.

I hate it when people say this.
“I’d love to accept a request from you, but…”
Just shut the fuck up and tell me I can’t touch your money.

Well, that’s how MMORPGs work otherwise you’d have people borrowing money and selling it to others in real life then deleting the character or some shit. But now things have changed.

DEEN, DON’T WASTE ALL YOUR BUDGET.
SAVE IT FOR THE BIGGER FIGHTS WTF ARE YOU DOING.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?
He doesn’t give a shit because he’ll take the egg.
I don’t know how what I said relates to what he said at all, but fuck you.

Regan the mage of miral lake

Regan…
Some of the moments when his face turns brighter it just feels very awkward. I just now realized I don’t have a picture of that, but I’m too lazy to find one, so deal with¬†it.

YOU WILL LITERALLY BE SWIMMING IN MONEY.

Does it belong to you though or is it just a part of the world?
HMMMM?!

Monopolize double Ds.
Monopolize megane, so only the finest can push their megane.
Get more money because YOU GOTTA SPEND MONEY TO MAKE MONEY. I’ll applaud anyone who gets the reference. IT DOESN’T COUNT IF YOU USE GOOGLE. I CAN’T KNOW IF YOU DID, BUT FUCK YOUR MORALITY IF YOU DO.
Oh, and world domination.

But what about his super sekrit plans?

TIME FOR A RAID.

OH YES.
RAIDS.
YES.
*ORGASMIC EJAC-

No Krusties?

M-M-MUH LITTLE NINJA COULDN’T POSSIBLY BE THIS MUSCULAR.

He knows…
He knows…
He knows…

wtf is going on?

WHAT’S WITH ALL THESE CONTRADICTIONS TO THE ONE TRUTH OF “PEOPLE DIE WHEN THEY ARE KILLED?”
I swear, lately, people just don’t die when they are killed. I can name another show this season, but that’d be spoiling things.

No it’s not.
I didn’t get to see jack sh-

Log Horizon Season 2 Episode 1 Review

Damn it feels good to hear the DATABASE WOW WOW once again. It’s very rare for a show to have the same opening for a different season. Some may call it lazy, but in this case I call it awesome. This first episode wastes absolutely no time and starts off with the boss that Shiroe has to defeat in order to obtain the help from the Kunie Clan. Right off the bat, we see one of the biggest strengths of the first season, that is, the grand strategies employed by Shiroe, being emphasized. It’s great how this show knows its strengths and wastes no time to get to the more interesting parts. I originally expected it to be a bit calmer with more slice of life moments, but from this first episode it’s clear that this second season won’t have the slow build up of the first few episodes of the first season which is fantastic. It’s anyone’s guess as to what Shiroe is going to do with 80 trillion gold pieces. One of my guesses is that he’s trying to establish a nation state for adventurers. Currently, they still have to pay monthly and they’re dependent on NPCs to some extent when it comes to using those buildings. Shiroe may just buy out the entire surrounding land and make adventurers independent from NPCs. He could do this for other starting zones as well. Obviously, he can use the money to fund bigger projects such as building those ships or creating other things that they couldn’t when they were just playing the game on their computers. The major barrier to accomplishing all of this is money, so why not take the money from its source?

While we’re on the subject of money, let’s talk a bit about money in MMORPGs. In MMORPGs, money is obtained from killing “mobs” that spawn periodically or from quests given by NPCs or by selling items to NPCs. These three methods are the main ways people obtain money¬†in a game that increase the total pool of money in the game. (Exchanging money and items between players is a zero-sum game if you exclude the transaction costs.) This¬†means that the longer the game goes on, the more currency will be in circulation. However, all MMORPGs have some form of “gold sink” to slow down or prevent the constant growth of money to prevent excessive inflation.¬†A nice example of a gold sink in this episode is how the Round Table has to pay monthly fees for the facilities they’re using. The situation with Log Horizon is… a bit different compared to¬†other MMORPGs now though. Shiroe says, “All the money is gained by defeating monsters.” The key word here is “all.” This means that there is supposedly only one way of generating money for the overall economy. (Okay, we have to include treasure chests and stuff, so it’s not technically “all,” but you get the point.) In MMORPGs, you can sell loot to NPCs and you’d generate money for the overall economy. Like monsters, NPCs are an infinite source of money. However, now that the game has become like real life, it doesn’t make sense for any NPC vendor to have an infinite amount of money. Moreover, in a regular MMORPG, when you buy items from vendors or spend money to repair items or pay rent, the money technically disappears from the game. That’s how an MMORPG tries to stabilize the in-game currency. I’m assuming now that the NPCs hold on to this currency and use it themselves much like¬†what an actual player would do.

Okay, so¬†where does the 10 million gold pieces go every month now that it’s not a game people play on their computers?¬†Well, all that gold is probably now being recycled in the whirlpool by the Kunie Clan which will then be redistributed to monsters. In essence, the Kunie Clan is acting like a central bank in real life. While they cannot change something like the prime rate, they can¬†probably influence the amount of money in an economy by changing the amount of money in the whirlpool. That, or if they have some method of tightening it. Remember that killing a monster in an MMORPG doesn’t always give you the same amount of gold. It’s within a range. Perhaps, it’s their duty to keep an eye on this range and adjust it whenever necessary. However, it would be a different story if they have absolutely no control over it. Also, I doubt the Kunie Clan can change the supply and flow as much as a central bank in real life can. Whereas in real life they can inject billions of dollars into the economy fairly quickly, in the game people still have to kill monsters which can be a lot slower. And because this is a game, it wouldn’t make much sense that killing a low level monster would suddenly yield great amounts of gold. It would also be strange for something like the rent to greatly¬†for the facilities the Round Table is using in an MMORPG to balance the greater gold gain since most of those variables are static. All of these factors and more could be reasons why the banks don’t lend currency since it’d be far more difficult to stabilize an economy like this.¬†Or, it could simply be the fact that almost all MMORPGs don’t allow lending, and the “ancient treaty” is the form that this tradition in MMORPGs has taken now that they’re actually in the game.

Nevertheless, now that adventurers are actually in the game, I think this quest is the first major step in making Elder Tale’s economy more like a real life economy. Financing is a cornerstone of modern economies. At this point, adventurers can only use their own money to fund¬†activities such as building ships, and other projects. This may be fine if the projects are few in number and are not too large, but if Shiroe and the others really want to make a difference in the world¬†and want more of the population to gain benefits from these projects, they need to borrow money. It’d obviously be best if Shiroe could gather 80 trillion gold pieces right away (though he has to be very careful with how he handles all that money because he’d be acting like a central bank), but I doubt that’ll end up being the case. That amount of money will¬†probably be the amount¬†he’ll borrow over the course of a long period of time. Okay, some of you are probably tired of seeing me talk about money money money money money money. To give myself some room to talk about other things in the future,¬†I’ll just talk briefly about some other interesting parts in this episode.

Log Horizon has always had a big list of characters, and¬†it appears that this list will only grow from here on out. Although the anime will be focused on Shiroe’s actions, the relevance of events going on around the world will most likely become more and more important. In fact, Shiroe’s actions will affect things on a larger scale more so than ever before. We already have many different things going on at once. The northern raid to clear the quest, Shiroe’s other raid, Plant Hwyaden, Akihabara’s problems, not to mention the quick glimpse into the future at the beginning of the episode¬†are all things the show try to tackle at the same time. Personally, I love this sense of scale with all these different conflicts contributing to the overarching story. This is precisely what I wanted to see from this second season. I want to see a bunch of storylines, subplots, or whatever you want to all them,¬†nicely mesh with each other to create a fantastic world and a great overarching story. I’m very pleased that this season is already on this route. However, with all these different characters and subplots come the difficulty of fleshing them out properly, and relating them well with each other. The more subplots there are, the more difficult it becomes to incorporate them well. This will be a major test as to how good the writing is in this anime. If it manages to meet its potential though, this will certainly be one of the most enjoyable rides of the year. LET THE DATABASE WOW WOW BEGIN!

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  • Zerriet

    I was extremely satisfied with what this episode manage to do too, but the ending really perplexes and concerns me as it felt a little disjointed. Hopefully they will be tie things altogether in the episodes to come

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Yeah, the ending part was weirdly jarring. They’ll tie it all together though. It was just kind of awkwardly put in.

  • Kimran

    I never compared, SAO and LH before…but that ending though….well lets just wait.
    so…you Reviewing Fate Stay Night 2014 orrrr?…..please?^^

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Well, as I said with the note at the top I’ll be doing reviews when it gets to the more serious parts.

      • Kimran

        Wupps sorry I always start with looking at the pictures you post not the text above^^

        • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

          No problem.

  • Arcmuse

    There only three comments here XD well I’m the fourth
    “People die if they are killed.”

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Of course, Shiroe is an apostle of the Stu. There would be no other way to explain his megane pushing intellect.

  • The Atomic Dwarf

    DATABASE IS BACK WOHOO!!~~

    When studio Deen was first announced to produce this season, I was a bit skeptical. These are the guys who messed up Higurashi and Fate/Stay Night (old series). They did a good job so far, I’m impressed. The animation is fluid, the director knows what he’s doing and not focusing on mounds of flesh during long conversations (Sinon’s buttcheeks in SAO) and Akatsuki is so damn CUTE.

    The show writers are messing up the pacing though. The ending was a bit sudden and out of nowhere. Mamare’s Light Novels have a natural flow, even if they are a bit slow. He also somehow managed to not mess up all the subplots yet. Have more faith Entrav. The anime will cover some canon side stories as well, some of which have not been published yet. That means we’re going to see some pretty interesting developments, I can barely wait.

    Now then, with summer finally over and a busy fall incoming it’s time to look back at the past season. So I ask you this. Which Nozaki-kun was your favorite summer anime?

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      I have fait. I have faith. I have a lot of faith actually.

      Not giving me much room to decide which is my favorite summer anime, eh? The slice of life anime that season were great. The other ones I anticipated… not so much. Nozaki-kun is definitely among the top of that season for me.

  • gustave154

    All i can say is wow wow wow database wow wow wow

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      COUNTERACTION RISING.
      YEAH WE ARE READY FOR THE PUNCH LINE!

  • Yatogami

    I think I know which anime death you are talking about and that was just as jarring as the ending to this ep of LH but database will be good I have no doubts about that. On the other hand I have no idea where the other anime is going and I have no idea how faithful it will be to the VN.

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Dat CGI tho.

  • Lucia Malpense

    The lady with big boobs just really took me out of the whole experience :/ I have no problems with that sort of thing when it’s within the realm of possibility, but when it gets that bad, it just takes me out of the whole show. Hope she’s not a major character.

    • Evilnemesis

      You haven’t seen enough people then. I can certify that these knockers can and do exist. The reason why you don’t actually see them all that much is twofold.

      1. It’s rare.
      2. Any women who has the possibility to reduce those extremely unwieldy bags of fat will go under the knife.

      • Lucia Malpense

        Which is why it takes me out of the whole experience. It’s unrealistic. Even if it is vaguely possible, it’s unrealistic, and it takes away from a show that’s about analyzing MMOs, not mindless action. If I wanted that sort of thing I’d be watching SAO.

        • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

          You said yourself that you “have no problems with that sort of thing when it’s within the realm of possibility.” It is within the realm of possibility, so then why do you still have a problem with it? Moreover, these are in game avatars, not real life avatars either which makes it even less unrealistic.

          I don’t mind if someone finds that it takes them out of the experience. That’s completely up to the individual, but you’re not speaking purely about personal preferences here.

          • Lucia Malpense

            Ever heard of hyperbole, because apparently you haven’t and prefer to jump on semantics. The point is that if I wanted to see animated titties (or animated abs for that matter) I’d go watch SAO or Free. I don’t. And shows that aren’t dedicated to that sort of thing (like ecchi/hentai/yaoi shows) doing that sort of thing above a certain level is always a rather pathetic attempt to make up for lacking plot, and LH shouldn’t stoop to that.

          • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

            It’s hard to identify hyperbole online, so my bad if that’s your intention. However, the titties are no way in your face. They’re just on the character. It’s not like it’s flinging them around like in High School DxD or High School of the Dead. It’s not even “that bad.”

            To illustrate why it’s not “that bad” look at how she’s portrayed in the first episode. (Just look at the first minute since that’s all the screen time she gets in this first episode.) She fights some mobs, and no ridiculous boob bounces. She turns around and there are no boob bounces at all. She clangs her fists and no attention is paid to her boobs. This is as mild as it gets.

            You could have a problem with big chested characters, so I guess that’s up to you. Though, it seems from your reply to Evilnemesis that you have a problem with the realism which I say again that these are in game characters which makes this even less unrealistic. I also don’t understand how something being vaguely possible is unrealistic. We are talking about an appearance trait that is not so rare in the world that only a few women in the world have it. There are not that few large chested women in real life. If the chances were 1 in a million then I’d agree more, but that’s certainly not the case.

  • Skyrilla

    Apparently a lot of people think this show’s kinda shit and overrated. I’ve never seen it, just checking out the side that likes it.