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Log Horizon :: Akatsuki by AsakuraShinji Log Horizon :: Akatsuki by AsakuraShinji
Akatsuki (アカツキ) from Log Horizon (ログ・ホライズン)

Some opinions about Log Horizon... First I actually thought this anime is just another typical one like many others... But then it exceeded all my expectations, and so far I enjoyed this show even more than similar anime like SAO or .//hack. Enough to make this show one of my top three this season, along with Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio and Little Busters Refrain. =w=

Maybe it's also because I'm surprised at how similar the main character, Shiroe, to me. A not-outgoing type college student, likes to play RPG with a mage class and the position of a strategist... and even though it's not my work, I also do CAD sometimes... that's too much of a coincidence... ^^;

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Made with Manga Studio 5
(Yeah, I switched from SAI to MS5 now, or also known as Clip Studio Paint in Japan)
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Creeper202 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the detail
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ :D
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Creeper202 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP. the Eyes really add emotion.
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schattenman005 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Sweet picture.
Also agree, actually started the other day and cannot get enough of it. I'd like to think this is actually a good successor to the .hack series because of the pacing and feel to it, plus the great diversity.
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks~ :>

And yeah, I think so too. Though to be honest I don't really like .hack anime... I prefer the game much more, especially the G.U. I just think the anime did not adapt the game well enough...
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schattenman005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Yeah, the anime didn't do a good job adapting everything, especially when there were so many backgrounds they could have done. And the fighting system in the game is honestly better in the sense that anime is supposed to have given it a new direction or look, IMO.

If Log Horizon had a game, I wonder if we would have had the same issue.
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IMO it depends on which one comes first. People usually have high expectation for the ones that come latter to surpass the former.
So if Log Horizon became a game first before it is a light novel, then probably lots of people will like the game more and has similar problem with .hack.
But if the game comes later, I think many, including me, will complain that the game isn't adapting the novel/anime well enough.

Well, that's simply my opinion though, haha... XD
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schattenman005 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
You do have a point, actually. I also think the first tends to have more thought into it while the second is only copying it in a similar format unless they make major changes to it.
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nikkaroo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this series too! akatsuki looks awesome here!!!
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, me too. Thanks very much~ :icononionx3plz:
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animerocks4 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, wonderful work! :love: I'm jealous of your ability to background... >3>
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~ :iconsmile-luplz:

I think bg isn't that hard compared to drawing characters... as long as you have patience and references to work with. ^^
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Marorda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! And it's a great anime too! I finished it a few days ago (about a day after starting it ;p)

Although I think Akatsuki should be written in hiragana, as it's something of Japanese origin rather than something they "borrowed" from another language. So that would be あかつき
But that has of course nothing to do with your art. More with me clinging to whatever little bits I remember from the brief 5 months I studied Japanese.
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Edited Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much~! :happybounce:

Well... actually I also agree with you, that it should use hiragana. But in Pixiv, (In case you don't know, it's a japanese art site) the tag for akatsuki's name uses katakana. And it's the same with akatsuki's page in MyAnimeList.net... so I just use the widely used one, haha...
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Marorda Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's odd then... Ah well... Katakana it is then apparently.
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JWu93 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In my opinion LH and SAO cannot be compared. Why? Log Horizon is about adapting to their environment while SAO is a romance anime. Also, I agree with your judgement on Blue Steel. :3
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... while I agree with the difference in focus, I'm comparing them as an anime as whole, not the MMO element only... ^^

Thanks for the opinion, though~ :iconsmile-luplz:
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JWu93 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Still, I'm not sure what other similarities LH and SAO have beyond the MMO theme. :/
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, Shiroe also gets a harem later in novel, if you count that in, haha... XD

Indeed, LH and SAO have little similarities aside from the MMO theme, but I'm sure when people first read LH's synopsis, the first thing that came to their mind is SAO. Lots of people seem to think that this is just a "SAO wannabe", so I want to straighten things out. That's why I compared them as a whole, and by whole I mean the story, animation, pace, etc, like those scores commonly found on MAL or ANN... and my conclusion is like what I stated above, that I enjoyed Log Horizon much more than those two... :>
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JWu93 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. I see what you mean. So many people think it's copying SAO when SAO copied .hack. :P
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xtalon132 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Akatsuki is badass nice pic hope you do more from log horizon
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, I'm planning to make another one later when I have the time... X3
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honglong17 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
i agree, at first i though "just a SAO wannabe", then turn out it quite good in it own way
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly I thought that too, at first. But now it's already became one of my favorite anime.... XD
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SimpleAzaleaFlower Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Yay! A female fighter that doesn't have her chest hanging out! :iconiloveitplz:


Hooray for modesty!
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, flat is justice~ XD
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SimpleAzaleaFlower Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Damn skippy! XD 

High five! ^.^/)
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mermaya Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Akatsuki is really kawaii :love:

And i think that Log Horizon is much better then SAO - and i don't see the similarity between those series.
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is~~ :iconnanoblushingniplz:

I agree on that too. And from what I read in the light novel, it will keep getting better. XD
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SpiritofMoonlight Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I started watching Log Horizon because of this! Really awesome anime, I'm really glad I found this!
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. XD

And thanks very much~ :iconakirakogamiplz:
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BrunaLH Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. The way you colored it amazes me~ I really love this anime >w< I have almost the same opinion as you do eheh
I am surprised there's not a Log Horizon DA group yet o.o
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, haha~ :iconhakaseshyniplz:

And there is one, actually. It's one of the group this pic is submitted in.
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BrunaLH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah....I saw it after I made ma own group lol >>
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RuneJinx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous pic!!! I also love this series, it is my favourite next to Beyond the Boundary.
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot~ >w<

Yeah, Kyoukai no Kanata is also great~ XD
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franz82 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Super, I love this character. :)
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, me too, hehe~ :XD:
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PhoenixWarrior701 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
"Enough to make this show one of my top three this season, along with Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio and Little Busters Refrain. =w="

Exactly the same as me. >:D

.. But for me, it's the best anime for this season. And in the top 3 of my favorite anime so far. Seriously, this anime is freacking awesome.
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, after finished watching episode 6 Log Horizon has become my most favorite this season. XD

Now I'm going to see whether this anime can get into my top 5 anime of all time. =w=
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Zephyrus-Genesis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Very nice, I think you captured Akatsuki-during-a-semi-relaxed-moment perfectly.  

I also agree with your assessment of the series.  Definitely better than .//Hack (especially the later story arcs) and with an interesting story twist.  Newbie characters struggling to level up to face stronger opponents is fine and all, but really overly done.  With this story we have seasoned game veterans with level-capped characters, the leader of whom is NOT a tank or heavy hitter, but simply a support character with next to no offensive abilities.  The whole thing is incredibly refreshing!  

How do you like the way they're actually using strategy in their battles rather than relying on a Deus ex Machina and/or more powerful attacks to pull them through?
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much~ :iconhappygrinneplz:

Yeah, I think so too. Those refreshing aspects are why I love this series. X3

And the way they're using strategies instead of overused "never give up then suddenly get a new power" shonen thingy?
That's one of the best aspects of this show, in my opinion. Though I might be biased because I'm a fan of strategy games, haha~
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Zephyrus-Genesis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
No problem!

:D

Wow, you summed the usual 'tactic' (if it can even be called that) perfectly.  Pity more shows aren't more like Log Horizon.  
How far have you gotten in the series?  Which episode?
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, just watched episode 6 today. Looks like Shiroe finally got serious. XD
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Zephyrus-Genesis Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Me thinks he hasn't even started yet.  I almost pity the idiots taking advantage of the newbies...if I wasn't cackling for the show-to-be.  It probably won't be a big fight...Shiroe will come up with something unique, I think.  What do you think he's planning to do with the money?  Give a goal for people to strive for, or perhaps use it to buy the biggest Guild Hall?  In any case, it should be good.
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ARGH!  WHY MUST WE WAIT AN ENTIRE WEEK TO SEE WHAT HE COMES UP WITH?!!!!
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you can also try reading the light novel, though. But it's in japanese, and sadly, no one has translated it to english.

So if you can't read japanese kanji (like me), then I'm afraid the only way is to wait... however annoying it is... :iconmiseryplz:
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Zephyrus-Genesis Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
O.O You can read kanji?  You're so LUCKY!  I'd like to learn Japanese, specifically reading kanji and seeing how the different ones interact, but I've never really had the opportunity.  I am aware that the anime is based off of the novels and that the novels aren't in the US yet... any idea as to when that might change?
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I said if you can't read kanji like me, haha~ XD
I'm also still trying to learn, but I just don't have the time. ;P

I take back my previous comments, it looks like baka-tsuki has started translating it: www.baka-tsuki.org/project/ind…. Usually the progress of fan-translation like this is quite slow, but somehow they already completed volume 2 (that's the volume which the anime covers right now), so you might want to check it. As for me, I think I'll wait until all volume is translated, so that I don't have to wait again... :XD:
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SilverDemon-EME Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What is the anime about?
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AsakuraShinji Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the usual trapped in MMORPG world story...

Though, I think the anime is made well enough that it became unusual, at least in my opinion. >w<
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