This is not something you may usually catch yourself watching witch is why you would love this. If I said anything it would be a spoiler so watch both seasons and then come back to me and tell me your mind wasn't blown!!
When Anime watchers generally talk about Anime with a MMO setting, the most talked about is SAO, and a lot of people view it as the best Anime relating to MMOs. While I have to admit to having partly enjoyed the Action in Sao, I think its not the best representatitive for this genre. I just recently started watching Log Horizon and was overhelmed by the details in explanation and especially by the World and Characters. LOg Horiozon is situated in a virtual World which has become reality for hundreds of thousands of people who suddenly found themselves in the Game after an Update of Log Horizon. Unlike Sao, people in Log Horizon are being revived when dieing and thats part of the reason why they are more concerned about making the World of Log Horizon habitable and more comfortable. Rather then trying to get out the main characters improve their surroundings with alliances, debates etc. Guilds and Partys as well as number of other mmo elements are very important for the fights and plot. The former are not only about the main soloing everything, they are more tactical and go from group fights to Wars involving thousands. Besides the Humans and Monsters there are also the so called People of the Land, who albeit first being known as NPCs, are just like the trapped humans, the only difference being that they can die. The Plot doesnt focus on a major thing, its more about adventure and overcoming newly found obstacles and improving society and skills. Log Horizion is very funny and enjoyable while also being tense. The only drawback may be that not so patient people or someone who just wants straight action may not like the pacing, although I liked it and it wasnt particularly slow.
I was surprised how awesome this anime was, before it came out i knew it was good & unique due to the manga but this has surpassed my expectations. This Anime is for those who love Angel Beats and such. It talks about teenage suicide,love,family,friends etc. Just hearing the ending song drove me to tears because it's just that sad and you can feel the emotion. The character backgrounds are great too. For example a sister who finds herself alone because of being a famous idol and a brother whose mourning living inside his room. The brother and sister scenes together, i find them really heartwarming. This anime just gives the right amount of feels, you'll certainly cry at some moments. The characters are all so funny too, so expect to laugh your butt off.
Anyways, i really recommend to watch this! It's so short unfortunately and it wont be getting a second season due to the actual work being short as well. I bet I'm not the only one whose thought this but this anime certainly has so much potential that you'd want to see more. Because it rushes around the last couple of episodesi'll have to give it four stars, only because you have no idea what's going on and not enough character development. So make sure to read the manga after or before this!! The reason people disliked this was because they have no idea what's going on after all. It sadddens me we didn't get to see more.