Plot: Elder Tale (a MMORPG) has received global success by its eleventh expansion pack. The release of the twelfth (Novasphere) change the history of gaming. When the 30,000 Japanese players logged on, they suddenly found themselves stuck within the game. They became their avatars. Shiroe and his friends Naitsugu and Akatsuki team up to face the dangers of the gaming world. They face several obstacles and challenges along the way that can stop them from reaching their goal.
Why Log Horizon was chosen: The plot and characters of the anime is actually really good. The artwork is nice as well, keeping an old touch while new at the same time.