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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These shows share almost identical plots. They're both about a large group of MMO players getting trapped inside of the game. Both shows go into the various social structures built by an MMOs player base and they discuss the different play styles that individuals adapt. 

SAO is a bit different because it takes place in the future and the game was already virtual reality when the players gets stuck whereas in Log Horizon the players were playing on their PCs before being transported to the game world. Other than that one difference the shows share a similar style of storytelling as the players try to make sense of their situation all while fighting against the game world.

SirMarkus SirMarkus says...

They both have the same setting: people finding themselfs stuck in a online world. Trying to find a way out and survive.Where Sword Art Online doesnt have magic, Log Horizon does have magic skils.In the world of Log Horizon people do not always look just how they do IRL.If you like one, you are sure too like the other. 

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Both series focus on an RPG player who is trapped in a video game world. The major difference being that there is a lot more diversity in Log Horizon than in SAO but in SAO there is an added touch of "when you die in the game you die in real life." Both series are pretty enjoyable for anyone who loves RPGs or shounen series.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

In both anime lots of people get stuck in a MMORPG, not being able to log out. The only difference is that in Log Horizon you'll respawm when you die

Naga Naga says...

With almost identical type of story/setting where bunch of players is stuck inside a MMORPG game, there's no better recommendation. While Log Horizon may be a lot more light hearted that Sword Art Online, it does have a more natural storytelling that will definitely to people unaffiliated with MMO. If you enjoyed one, there’s a good chance you might like the other one.  

prasetio63 prasetio63 says...

The 2 anime story is about people who play VMMORPG (Virtual Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) and trapped inside the game.

tennis101101 tennis101101 says...

If you liked either one of these animes you would like the other because they are both bassed on a video game. Also in the anime the main characters have become trapped in these video games and can't get out.

bidon bidon says...

Trapped in a rpg game dayum. I cant say more.  why do i have to write 100 words to fill this up. this sentence was enough to decide. 

prebstep prebstep says...

very similar premises (trapped inside an RPG). SAO focuses more on the escape from the game, and the adventure that entails. LH takes a lot more strategy into mind, and is more about improving the new world that the characters are finding themselves in.

dras444 dras444 says...

They're very similar. Their both inside a videogame and the main character is a heroic male(both great animes)

MisakiUsagi MisakiUsagi says...

True that both Log Horizon and SAO have the same undertone but their plots are different SAO is about escaping the world while Log Horizon is about living in this world. If you like the MMO plot I recommend these two. 

Xewis Xewis says...

I think its pretty Similar to each other because, you have the same feeling in both of them. I dont want to spoil to much so just have fun watching the other when you watched one of them :-)

huiboy huiboy says...

Both are good, Sword Art Online has a more distinct plot which is to escape the virtual world. While Log Horizon goes into alot of detail in the game world mechanic and the people seem to be more concerned with the affairs of the game. 

bk202 bk202 says...

Some say that log horizon is cheap since it feel like Log Horizon is riding on SAO's wave (popularity of a trapped in video game theme and Log horizon came out a year after SAO) but the .hack series' came out long before SAO and were quite popular (at least popular enough that they made four different ones)

SAO and Log horizon are both able to stand on their own due to their unique take on the issue. SAO changed it to not just one person or 'thing' being trapped in the world, but the entire population - focusing on the entire population, struggling as a whole, to get out. Log horizon did use that idea but took it a different way, leaving them with no hope of escape. Thus the focus of Log horizon is not escape but trying to build a world where players of all levels can live happily.

Both go into the emotional states of the characters after being trapped but Log Horizon also adds in the dynamic of NPC's actually having consciousness (something also touched on in the .hack series, but again Log Horizon takes it to a different level). And yes, both main characters are introverts who are scared of guilds, but they aren’t the same character,  Kirito, from SAO, depends on his individual strength to survive, while Shiroe is more focused on strategy, their characteristics reflect the different goals of the worlds.

sitostick sitostick says...

If you like sword art online, you WILL like log horizon!

Both are about being trapped inside of a game, sword art online is more survival based.

Both anime are awesome.

sboy sboy says...

SAO and Log Horizon are the perfect compliments of each other!

Although SAO has more Fanservice than Log Horizon, there is no denying that Log Horizon returns the lack of FS with a very deep and detailed plot!

I highly recoomend any fan of one to watch the other, I guarentee that you will LOVE the other!

Nilana Nilana says...

In both of these animes you have players stuck in an MMORPG, like .hack/. The story telling and character development in both is very good. I like the character development in SAO better but it is a bit darker than Log Horizon. In SAO characters die IRL when they die in the game. In Log Horizon they respawn back at the cathedral and lose all of their loot. I feel that Log Horizon has a more strategy and team based way of winning the game where SAO is more about a single character

RinReborn27 RinReborn27 says...

Both shows share the same concept, people get trapped in a video game.

But while SAO is more focused on how to get out of this videogame world, Log Horizon is more centered around how to survive in the new world. This makes both shows interesting to watch, because their still very different.

FinLin FinLin says...

They're both about a bunch of people getting stuck inside a game. Although Log Horizon barely had any drama, it does however make more sense than SAO. Both are good in my opinion, though!

LordPadfoot LordPadfoot says...

The main differences between SOA and LH are that in the first one, players die in real life if they do die in the game, and they are always trying to escape that world; in the second one death doesn't matter anymore, and the players try tu build up a new living world, a peaceful society, living along with the NPC's < who become more human> and other players. Both are great titles, about people getting trapped in a MMO fantasy game. It's just the problem solving logic that's different. 

Fishy116 Fishy116 says...

When I first watched this anime, I thought, wow! These two are literally extremely similar! If you liked one, you are sure to like the other.

hoszin hoszin says...

pabrdzo podobny klimat od oglądania takich anime aż mnie nachodzi na jakieś pożądne MMO :) polecam.

DivineJudgment DivineJudgment says...

The shows are very similar because both are about players trapped in a game world. They each have their differences, but are great shows, so you should give it a try. You won't regret it.

kgg1290 kgg1290 says...

The similarities between the SAO and Log Horizon are farily obvious and at the beginning you will think that they are basically the same show. People are trapped in a VRMMORPG and have to struggle to find a way out. While SAO focuses on players actually getting out and dealing with other problems later, Log Horizon focuses on how the trapped players try to make their new home better. Halfway through each show they really become their own and really have some good elements that make them stand apart from each other.

ShadowKnight23 ShadowKnight23 says...

In my opinion Log horizon is Basicly a Rip off of Sword art online. there are so many things that are different but the whole Story about Ppl being prisoned in the game world is the same . I love both animes and they are Awome!

Shiryuki Shiryuki says...

Both of these anime are plotted to a situation that they are trapped in MMORPG game.                                         

adinaonar adinaonar says...

Both involve being stuck in an MMORPG. SAO seems to go into the drama and trauma an event like this could have. SAO is much more about survival and action. The thing that makes Log Horizon stand out is that the Non-Player Characters (NPCs) are all sentient and aware. While there is combat in LH, this anime focusses more on group strategy and takes a lot of time explaining the fundementals of MMORPGs.

Febrianne Febrianne says...

Very close, but same theme with online worlds, I love them both, in different ways, LG is not as much focused on romance as is SAO but more strategy, what ifs, and trying to learn how to make a life there, SAO is more action, romance, and surival, both do it very well, I am slightly leaning more towards LG but both are an awesome story!

emalvada emalvada says...

Both are related to a a RL person trapped in a virtual environment. Waiting for Log Horizon 2 to bring the happy ending that SAO has.

Soltine Soltine says...

SAO and LH share the same idea of a community trapped inside a virtual world. Both have solid animation, though SAO may have a slight lead in this. Yet the true shine is the story, one hell bent on saving his "world" and the other adapting to his role as a "savior" figure. Both main char. are the solitary types who have a amazing understanding of the game they are placed in. They both find that community and friendship (love in one case) open the true paths to a "end game". In short if you find your self looking for another "Help i'm in a MMO and i can't get out" program you will find that each bring a unique take on this plot.

AnimeBlackStar AnimeBlackStar says...

The same argument, i love SAO but i don't see all the episodes of Log Horizon, would watch when i have time, but the firsts episodes i see are in the line of sao

Stateless573 Stateless573 says...

Both SAO and Log Horizon are based where the main character are stuck in a MMORPG.  The key difference is that SAO was Virtual Reality, and Log Horizon was not(until they got trapped)

myleswilson47 myleswilson47 says...

If you liked SAO youll like this one. Log's story is going to be longer than SAO's, but it each episode is fulfilling in that it doesnt feel like it is going "slow".

athlon8 athlon8 says...

both are about an vrmmorpg where the players find themselve unable to logout and must find a way to survive

someoneseth someoneseth says...

simlar premise. Log horizon is more about the game aspects whereas SAO is more about the character development

YuiYui YuiYui says...

These shows are just about the same a game with properties of reality, trying to find a way out...this is a really obvious recommendation but it i true that these are both similar in purpose genres etc. The only main difference SAO is more about a harem and Log Horizon is more about action but still this isn't a big difference So if you liked one you should like the other.

Ikaros Ikaros says...

The premises of these series are similar, yet they have completely different takes on them: Sword Art Online focuses on surviving in a virtual world to escape to the real one, while Log Horizon is more about adjusting to a regular life in a game universe. As a result, Log Horizon is far more lighthearted, and between the battles and adventures it becomes a slice-of-life kind of series. By contrast, Sword Art Online is more dire and intense.

There is also a difference in how characters interact with the plot. SAO focuses almost exclusively on the goings-on of its protagonist, Kirito, and a handful of friends and allies; LH has a larger cast and spreads out screentime between the characters more, despite also having a definite main character.

In all, the two shows balance each other out well. Watching them at the same time would most likely be jarring, but viewing them one after the other would provide a good mixture of action and relaxtion.

Kreados Kreados says...

In both animes players are trapped in a virtual world. Log Horizon focus more on living in this new world, where as SAO's focus is escaping this new world

sillysia63377 sillysia63377 says...

Both have the similar concept of a game becoming similar to reality. If you like the genre, these two are definitely similar. SAO is more action/fight-based, however, while I found Log Horizon to be a bit more slow-paced, taking the concept of what would happen in such a scenario more seriously, getting very detail oriented.

RoyalOss RoyalOss says...

Both shows start the same way, thousands of players are trapped in a game and unable to log off. But they take each a completely different route.

Sword Art Online focusses on the action to complete the game to escape with some romance. Log Horizon focusses more on the story, the reason and how to escape are unknown, they must figure this out all while trying to make a suitable lifestyle in the game. Log Horizon is a shounen so it contains some humour and less action but it is very interesting to see the aspects of dealing with the gamelife and how to handle the NPC characters.

Dionyzeus Dionyzeus says...

The settings are similar, the characters are both trapped in a virtual world and are forced to live their lives and adjust to the rules of their altered reality. The only other similarity I recognize is that they are both engaging stories that keeps the question "what's gonna happen next?" in the back of your mind leaving you wanting more.

JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

Both animes take place in a video game world that has trapped all of its players against their will. Leveling up, classes, how to eat, and evil players exist in both worlds. Log Horizon is more politcal, while SAO is more action. Both develope their worlds nicely.

ArcticSword ArcticSword says...

SAO and Log Horizon were about their gamers being trapped on the game. Characters were forced to fight to death in the game. Both have good quality in art and storyline. Having Fond of action and fantasy anime, the two are highly recomended.

crossfire92 crossfire92 says...

Same initial theme of Sword art online (being trapped in a game). But it evolves into a more economic, strategy based adventure. Lots of tactics and thinking and unless you enjoy games the fact that the world is much like a game might annoy you. Where Sword Art online was about surpassing the game Log Horizon is really about the same method but takes that much, much further.

Sethmac75 Sethmac75 says...

Both take place in a game like environment. Both sets of Characters deal with being traped inside the game or game like environment. Both deal with the human condition of how they treat each other in game.  Plot and genre are very similar.

shad0wn3t shad0wn3t says...

they both share aspects of being trapped in a online mmo but at different with different things on the line however both animes are amazing and worth watching for Action / Comedy / Romance / RPG

death565 death565 says...

Very Similiar plots about large number of people being trap in an online game and working to try and find a way to live and return to the real world.

hollowknight hollowknight says...

both are vrmmo based anime that share a similer story and both will keep you on edege wanting to watch the next episode just because you cant stop thinking about what will happen

Kirito09 Kirito09 says...

Both have similar theme/story like being trapped in the game world. Log Horizon and Sword Art Online have those romantic comedy love which will keep you watching since you wonder "Will something happend?" or "will they get closer to each other?" and the fighting style entertaining and every episode will be more exciting. You won't regret watching those

thatotakugirl thatotakugirl says...

Both are set in scenarios where the main characters are trapped in online fantasy games, however Log Horizon is much more light hearted as it lacks the the threat of death SAO presents its characters. It also treats it's female characters much better. 

JadeRegent JadeRegent says...

Both share a lot of similiar themes. People trapped in a virtual world and forced to find ways to keep living after realizing theres no escape. The biggest difference is in the tone, in Log Horizon nothing is really at stake since people just revive at the church when they die. Sword Art Online is much darker and has a much more serious tone.

ShadowForged ShadowForged says...

The two are basically based on the same plot where humans are stuck in a VRMMORPG from which they attempt to escape from. However SAO focuses mainly on a romance too between the two main characters which Log Horizon has more action. I personally like SAO more though :P

Blackwolff Blackwolff says...

they both are where people who log into a game and cant get out. though log horizon is more light hearted then SAO

GreenChaos GreenChaos says...

Both SAO and Log Horizon deal with MMOs, Guilds and being stuck in a virtual world.

I would say SAO is more mainstream and faster paced and Log Horizon is slower has more characters and can suffer from more filler. So check both out.

Plazey Plazey says...

Both are about the same thing. Being stuck in a game. They both, however, display it in a different way, and are equally interesting to watch.

staffordshire staffordshire says...

story is about a bunch of players stuck in a virtual world. log horizon 1st season was quite good, but 2nd kinda sux. SAO both seasons are good and anime itself is much better put together. anyway i like both of them, so enjoy

L3VI L3VI says...

Both animes are about people stuck inside a game, an mmorpg. In Log Horizon you can spawn back witch you cant do in SAO.

nazertheyounger nazertheyounger says...

They are pretty much have the same plot.... people get stuck in virtual reality, band together, there are people who do bad things because it isn't "real life", therefore we have a group of heroes who set out to change things for the better. 

Sound good?

chcha chcha says...

They are both about a group of people stuck inside of a game. they both contain many challenges but in log horizoin if you die you get re-encarnated where in SAO you die for real

Vigerzz Vigerzz says...

Both are really great, each have a different outlook and focus in relation with the theme of mmo's.  I really enjoyed the aspects of both highly reccomend you watch them both if you enojyed either one of them.

Rijen Rijen says...

Both take place in a MMO being trapped. While SAO is almost purely focused on Kirito's brute force + harem, Log Horizon has much more story development.

bukoras bukoras says...

plot of both anime is kind of same , but how they take it is different  ,  both main charecter are awsome in thier own way , sword art online dosent show the rpg world properly where it mostly concern's in the fighting , in log horizon it shows the rpg world, if you like rpg games you must watch both the animes .

note - rpg(Role-Playing-Game)

shadow4945 shadow4945 says...

Although they focus around the same premise, the vibe from these two shows could not be any more different. You still have the virtual world, but the goals are completely different since the show takes a different perspective of being in the game

rbjr73 rbjr73 says...

the subject matter refered to as the "gamers experience", has been touchy in anime for a long time... the reasoning defies explanation but theses show are done in such a way that you become lost in wonderful experience...enjoy!

klonatory12 klonatory12 says...

both are player-trapped-in-the-game based animes. while both have very different animation and storylines, the premise is the same and both are quite enjoyable to watch.

lego290 lego290 says...

Both have so similar settings you could almost think they just copied it from one to the other.

akashiyumi akashiyumi says...

Both stories are based on online games. Both main characters are smart but,( as of the current) I also think that Log Horizon is better that Sword Art Online in the aspect of gaming. But since Log Horizon is still ongoing the judgement of which is better could change. :D

LordMace LordMace says...

Log Horizon and Sword Art Online have numerous similarities. The largest of them is that they both take place within massive, complex, dangerous, and detailed MMO worlds where the players are trapped. This gives a fantastic setting and the unique array of characters do the rest of the work. If you liked one of these I find it hard to believe you would not like the other.

Kirito2424 Kirito2424 says...

Obviously these are both shows about people who have been trapped in an online game but after that they are quite different as far as the plot where one is about escaping their world and the other is all about trying to establish and build a world worth living in. Both stories have a group of friends who go off and have interesting adventures and build a world together making these two shows an obvious choice to watch one if you like the other.

echotwo echotwo says...

All characters are trapped in a MMORPG game without no say, and have to figure out how to get out and how to survive by them selvs. You follow their journey though the anime. It is very entertaining, and I really liked them both.

They seem to be very smilar because of the same plot base, but they have a totally different development. 

Schmiddles Schmiddles says...

Even though they both have similar circumstances and loveable characters, the characters face unique challenges in their own worlds. SAO gives a look into a fictional future world where you can virtually "dive" into the computer. SAO dwells into the mind of the characters going through such a traumatic experience: never leave the game or die trying. While this has a more realistic feel since the story bounces back to the real world, Log Horizon gives a more in depth storyline based around the MMORPG gameplay. Both are exciting and give anine-lovers and gamers alike a new genre to hopefully look forward to more of in the future:Gaming/Virtual Reality.

Aerythrin Aerythrin says...

Both set in an MMO environment, SAO focuses more on raw fighting than Log, which focuses more on the tactical side of MMOs, if you enjoy one you will most likely enjoy the other.

EDN EDN says...

same type of stories. the characters get stuck into a game, although log horizon has less fighting and more planing. 

supersuppishman supersuppishman says...

They are similar in concept, but different enough in characters that they're still very unique and interesting shows

Falantar Falantar says...

Similar concept, more focus on MMO mechanics, a bit less romance but still awesome. Main characters are very similar.

noocnexus noocnexus says...

Similar settings, i.e. sci-fi/fantasy where players are trapped in a MMO, unable to logout.

These area also of similar lengths, somewhere around 20+ episodes (when taking into account season sao2).

Stahu Stahu says...

They both have same story, about people trap in the game world. And now they have find out how to escape.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both anime focus on a group of video gamers who get trapped in a virtual world and have to find a way to get back home. The main difference between them is that SAO is more action-oriented while Log Horizon focuses more on explaning it's world, the mechanics of the game they are trapped in and so on, but if you liked one make sure to check the other.

hylene hylene says...

Same general theme. More love story in SAO than in Log. Plenty of stuff to keep an MMO fan happy, and demanding full immersion vidjya games. Both are still a decent watch.

AllenCz AllenCz says...

I cannot agree more!

Both anime takes place in virtual reality and theirs protagonsits tend to do crazy stuf. ;) If you like SAO you wil like LH or otherwise, you have to watch the other!

Amadeus01 Amadeus01 says...

Well both have a fair amount of similarities in relation to each other, so if you liked either of them its safe to say you will probably also like the other.

Both plots being revolved around MMORPG(VMMORPG in SAO's case) players trapped in the game unable to log out, establishing their own direct/indirect rules/society in order to survive and move on.

Main differences: SAO is a bit more romantic-oriented focusing mainly on Kirito(the protagonist) overall and his relationship with Asuna. While Log Horizon having teamwork, teameffort taking the lead with various participants-somewhat distributed character development and also much more in-game details and developments which may make SAO seem a bit plain to this sector. Still both great, having lots of fun watching them.

Barrowight Barrowight says...

Same theme. Both have a creative ideas on how being stuck in a game affects people and politics. SAO has a more individual focus on a hero with higher stakes, while LH focuses more on group dynamics.

necroknight713 necroknight713 says...

They both work with the idea of being sucked into a vitrual word and adapting to the challenge. while both start as MMORPGs the worlds and characters go in vastly different directions making it very interesting to watch these two animes unfold. 

Wachsengel Wachsengel says...

you might like it because they are aswell captured in a Virtualworld with the slight difference that they dont die when they die. but you have to be a bit more of na mmorpg fan cause it has some more tactics of them build in as in SAO but in general you should like it :3

AlexaSN AlexaSN says...

Both are about people stuc in a video game and have spectacular main characters. Even though essentially SAO's MC is a hot-headed fighter and Log Horizon's MC is more of a tacticion, there are similar in some ways. Also either one of those has a lot of comedy and is very fun to watch

nofaec nofaec says...

both mmo oriented, focuses on combat and in-game life, while allowing a chance to experience a tale from different prospectives of death in-game...definately worth a read :)

cbear64 cbear64 says...

its both mmoand theyre both stuck in this world but have diffrent stories and fun characters 

blueberry113 blueberry113 says...

The concept for both are the same- each is involving a male protaganist who has become stuck in their video game after logging in like many others and can't log out. Sword Art Online is more vicious though because death in the game is a death in life but they know the goal necessary toescape while in Log Horizon it's more accepted to be trapped in a video game buy those who were and the world they get stuck in develops with every day. SAO there is levels that never change but Log Horizon everything is changing and it tries to focus more on the strategy of maintaining a living environment than trying to escape as fast as possible and killing everything in sight.

narutoshocker narutoshocker says...

A story driven on players that are forced to enter a gaming reality. Both the series are great for those that are into games or the idea of VR. But I would say Log Horizon has a story that's more in depth and actually has references or simularities to games that most people have played today.

RobyParak RobyParak says...

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RyomaGetter1 RyomaGetter1 says...

Works better the other way around, as Loh Horizon is a deconstruction of the tropes that made Sword art Online a huge sucess even the whole food ordeal is a plot point in Log Horizon and Sword Art Online

EruOtaku94 EruOtaku94 says...

this is literally a given, though I think more people like LH than SAO. In game-set anime.

will1331 will1331 says...

Log Horizon is like a more game-world centered version of SAO. SAO focuses more on the real world implications of what happens in-game (at least after aincrad) while Log Horizon is moe about how to build a new society when you get stuck in a game with no way out

Zelow Zelow says...

They are both based around MMO games and what it would be like to be trapped inside of one.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

These are basically the same anime with different characters and a different game. Both are awesome. Highly recommended.

Kucziczu Kucziczu says...

Both series revolve around a large group of gamers who are trapped inside of an Game. The characters in Sword Art Online prioritize to find a means of escape and is more dramatic while leaning towards the romance side of things. Log Horizon are quick to adapt to the situation and learn to live in this new world and really goes in to more depth about the realm of an MMO. Dying in Sword Art Online means dying in reality, while you can respawn in Log Horizon but you're gonna lose something important (I don't tell nothing of this because It's spoiler).

Log horizon is centered more in strategy and battles than Sword Art Online. The game is mixed with reality and appear new abilities which only exist in reality.Log Horizon political and economical aspects, were really interesting addition, to an already good anime

So I can definitely recommend both titles, regardless of the order in view.

animewatcher2002 animewatcher2002 says...

Both anime have a plot set in a game.                                                    

darkKilt darkKilt says...

both shows have the same premise being locked in a game. both are good with differint sub plots and way there presented both are good.

gregsterix gregsterix says...

they are both mmo's where everyone is stuck in this virtual world and have to survive the harsh chellenges it faces

Pemmby Pemmby says...

Both Anime have great graphics and amazing stories. The character development in Sao (Sword art online) is a little slow but stick with it to see the amazing turn around. Log Horizon has the same aspect of Sao and it also has a World of warcraft kind of feel about it. Both amazing Anime in my opinion!

triatath triatath says...

Firstly, both are set within a video game which instantly makes them both fairly relatable. Secondly, they both attempt to tackle the dark and romantic elements of being teens trapped inside of a place with no escape, and they both do this very well. 

BloodyRedRoses BloodyRedRoses says...

It's awesome, they both have many similar qualities in the genre and it's just worth watching in general.

thatbadpun15 thatbadpun15 says...

THey are similar in storyline as the characters in each story get trapped in a virtual world.

ShadoXRay ShadoXRay says...

Because both have the same premis of getting stuck in a MMORPG but one focuses on the players trying to get out and the other trying to make it possible for people to get in and get out as they please

CallofCrisis CallofCrisis says...

They both are really similar although for personal prefernce i liked the MC from SOA more, but overall they both are really good anime.

Laird Laird says...

booth are the stuck in games type, while in Log horizon you dont really die if you die in the game

OverBlank OverBlank says...

It's almost the same because it's based on a game and there is an action, but what make it diffrent is that the situation on the movie, like this one is about finishing the game and this one is about living peacefully clearin the quest.

Slovotsky Slovotsky says...

To be honest, they have very different main plots. Log Horizon is focusing on events in game, while SAO is focusing on few main characters, and events in real world. Still, I recommend both shows, worth your time.

jinxlandon jinxlandon says...

both are mmorpg. log horizon is more about planning and the strategics behind an attack and sword art is all about the combat scenes. Log horizon has less romance and more Harem but they both are amazing

an1manga an1manga says...

Sword Art Online (SAO) and Log Horizon are both about people living in a MMORPG world as the character they play. The main difference is in their focus: SAO focuses on an elite few's quest to "beat the game" and save everyone from the evil mastermind's plans, whereas Log Horizon focuses more on interactions among members of a party, members of a guild, between guilds, and between players and NPCs. Both shows cater to an audience who enjoy animes based on fictional virtual reality MMORPGs, and although their focuses are different, both are enjoyable to watch.

Zomok Zomok says...

Both have the setting of being put in a game and having to learn to survive. While SAO is the person's mind stuck in the game Log Horizon seems to be the whole person. In SAO death is permanent but Log Horizon the gamers are revived but at what cost...

iJavz iJavz says...

It's pretty good if you liked Sword art online. plots and characters are king of the same. Specially both are really action based with lots of sci-fi. 

Argentum Argentum says...

About being living inside an MMO game and trying to survive / raise your levels / be the best and have a happy ending.Soft, cute and fun.To watch with your girl and friends.

chisha64 chisha64 says...

awesome to watch and is rather captivating, enjoyed it. bet most of you will too, more if you are into gaming.

xanderpies88 xanderpies88 says...

similer MC. both are trapped in mmos. i would recommend SAO over Log Horizon, as far as anime. but that is only because of the low liklihood of Log Horion getting another season, since its creater went to prison for money reasons. they are still both good anime though, and my persanal favorite genre, aside from isekei series.

hinkil hinkil says...

Players stuck inside the game                                                                                                            

ellensntr ellensntr says...

Log Horizon and Sword Art Online punya alur yang sama. Both show a player that stuck in the game.

ceciliedr ceciliedr says...

They have some things i commen, but is stil very diffrent :-)

Both take place inside games, white players being trapt in them.

shyguyevolved shyguyevolved says...

Very similer but different............................................................................................................................

niotabunny niotabunny says...

pretty much another run with a lead character presented a choice he didn't choose to make on his own but feels it's his duty to try to do his best no matter the cost.  once again "dungeons and dragons" feel and "leveling up" to get stronger and survive.

Valentina1997 Valentina1997 says...

Both stories feature main characters that are trapped in the game they were playing. While I find both anime great I personaly prefer Sword art online because there is more romance in the story.

Aqu1n0 Aqu1n0 says...

1. Based on a game 

2. Main character is over powered 

3. Main characters trapped in another world 

PukkaJam PukkaJam says...

Even by reading The description of this anime there Are lots of similaritys, but if you like theese stuck in another worl type ankmws Sao is a good place to find it. You have figting, comedy, friendship, gamers and step g characters in both of theese and im sure The enjoyment of Sao will be just as great as this one if its your type og preffered genre 

dubeldragon dubeldragon says...

Two anime about people geeting stuck in a virtual world and searching for a way back home, and it's not the same show. what's not to like

Wiezo Wiezo says...

Both seris share almost the same idea of a MMORPG with players trapt in the world without any sight of ever comming back to the real world. Both sereris is some of the best of it types and can be recommend to all there like MMORPG or just anime

TomKong TomKong says...

both a vr where they get stuck in the vr world, both have a mc that get/is op and makes its surival of the fittest

Beth0410 Beth0410 says...

Both great anime that start with the characters getting stuck in a videogame. Some difference is where SAO has virtual reality so they were not thrown off of being within the game except when they realized they were unable to log off  where Log Horizon was just a pc game and suddenly wake up within the game and had to learn quickly how they could use their skills and such. 

BSenpaii BSenpaii says...

The type of the anime is like the same as SAO, but the story is kinda different. I like both of them because of the "Stuck in virtual reality" story, but the show is also spectacular.

Riyaz18 Riyaz18 says...

Because there story plot is pretty similar but the story is different . if you like sword fight i recommend you sword art online not log Horizon. Because in log Horizon sword fight is not much screen time .

Benzium Benzium says...

Very similar and not at the same time. In both anime, the characters get stuck in a game world. Log Horizon because of the game turning real for some reason. And Sword Art Online because of reasons I don't want to spoil for you if you have not seen it. The first season of SAO is quite exciting. The next two or 3 seasons sort of adds some character development and details. The more recent seasons are where things get exciting again. But don't make the mistake of jumping to the end, you will lose alot of the plot if you miss any of the seasons.

AssistBot AssistBot says...

Both animes' story is about a group of people who got trapped in a virtual reality game and are trying to either escape from it or learn how to live in it. Both MC have friends who help each other in the fights. Also the is the RPG element.

macdog macdog says...

Both of these animes are similar to eachother in the way that groups of people are stuck in a virtual reality and they are working to find their way out.

Littlesilverwolf Littlesilverwolf says...

Both are story about life in games. Instead of reality, they are stories nearer to fantasy. Both are towards vr games.

Overlord

Overlord

On the night his favorite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down, veteran player Momonga stays logged in until the clock hits zero. The screen goes dark for only a few moments before he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character’s devastating powers, total dominion over his loyal NPCs, and nothing better to do… Momonga decides to try his hand at taking over the world. All the hours he’s spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he tests his strength on local rogues and legendary beasts he comes to realize that not one opponent can stand against his might. Embracing his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown, Momonga continues his search for bigger, badder adversaries. Leaving the people of Yggdrasil to wonder who exactly is trapped with who?

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Beebo Beebo says...

Both Are MMO animes about being stuck in a virtual dive system wihtout knowing why and both so far have been on the guild level.

phantom1 phantom1 says...

The story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is quietly shut down one day; however, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as "the most powerful wizard." The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) begining to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become. 

action , Fantasy game 

Ymarsakar Ymarsakar says...

Similar themes, so if you like stories about MMO politics and inter factional violence, there you go.

rbrothers rbrothers says...

They are both bassed off a VR game that caused the person playing to get stuck in the game. In both ones the controles are different and many things have changed such as how the fighting is controled and now the NPCs now have their own lives have changed in other ways.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both anime are quite similar between each other. In both of them the main character gets stuck in a virtual reality game and has to find a way to go back to his world while trying to get a grasp of the mechanics of the world they are trapped into. 

If you liked one show you'll enjoy the other

ShojiroKatsuragi ShojiroKatsuragi says...

Both anime deal with people being taken from their own world to another, and looks at the way they react to this situation, and how they take steps to adapt.

In both cases the protagonists set out to change this world for what they believe is the better in order to make the best of what they have been given.

FireWalker FireWalker says...

Both center on a highly skilled player embedded in a vast RPG, with a mystery as to how the world came to be and how it works. Both feature sword-and-sorcery combat, alliances, politics, and tension between the newcomers and the world's inhabitants. So far, Overlord is more focused on the OP protagonist, while Log Horizon has a more balanced ensemble and a more credible hero, but both have been highly entertaining with a big cast of quirky characters and monsters.

AlanTheGreat AlanTheGreat says...

Both the main characters are stuck inside a mmorpg and are both insignificant people outside the game.

supersuppishman supersuppishman says...

Both are highly immersive MMO anime that focus on players that are extremely experienced in the game. However, one of them is at a complete loss as to how to live in this new world while the other has a slew of servants at his command that will help him with anything he needs. They're two very different approaches to a similar concept, and both are done very well.

Michelangelo1475 Michelangelo1475 says...

Both these titles have the same general idea going; player gets trapped in the virtual world and tries to cope with the challenges of living in it. The only difference here is that Overlord is about a single player by himself without the luxury of relying on others stuck in the same situation and plays a much darker role in a way than what is seen in Log Horizon.

silverpistol298 silverpistol298 says...

the humor is similar and the combat scenes are very well done.

also each of the character are very likeable for their own reasons 

Melourn Melourn says...

Both awesome shows based upon a game - gone -real life. In both, the players were parts of guilds or joined guilds. In both, they remained the powerful beings that they were in the game, but had even more room to grow in the new world in their new roles. I LOVE THEM! I WANT MORE!

Zangetsu92 Zangetsu92 says...

Okay both main characters are stuck in a game world that they used to play. Both are badass. Both stories are very good. Also both have interesting takes on the game world. I'd rec these to any anime fan!

Starletka Starletka says...

Both are about characters trapped in MMORPG worlds which they have to learn more about and get accustomed to.

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hinkil hinkil says...

                                                                                                                             Both are about getting stuck inside the game

Kirakid91 Kirakid91 says...

The main difference between the two series is that Log Horizon is about everyone being sent to the virtual world, while Overlord is about a single player being sent. Both are very good MMORPG style anime.

redlacryma redlacryma says...

Both have interesting virtual worlds, with strong character depth on the main protagonist. Between original plots, unique character personalities, your favorite VR tropes, both make a very satisfying adventure. 

shyguyevolved shyguyevolved says...

very different from each other but also a little bit similer...........................................................

niotabunny niotabunny says...

once again if you're looking for an anime bracket of "dungeons and dragons" where a character must "level up" to get stronger and survive then check these two out.

Zammerz Zammerz says...

Both shows have a similar approach to the same genre

DualWieldingDemon DualWieldingDemon says...

Both stories are of "stuck in a game" genre with a OP (kind of) MC with tons of supporting characters

TheSupremeOne TheSupremeOne says...

These two anime are pretty similar. Both gives fair amount of screen time to it's secondary and even minor characters. Protagonists want to rule over the world or a certain area. Also political affairs, intelligent protagonists makes these two anime must-watch anime. 

Jeffrey485 Jeffrey485 says...

They are both about a main character trapped in a game world that has turned life-like and try to discover more about the world

OkamiX OkamiX says...

both talking about a dude got trapped on a video game or i should say mmorpg game , anyways they trying to figure out how that happend and how to escape

Littlesilverwolf Littlesilverwolf says...

Both shows stories about the main character trap in the game. I will say that instead they are in the game world, they are send to a new world binded by game rules.

No Game No Life

No Game No Life

An urban legend states that those exceptionally gifted at gaming will be sent a special game invitation, and the winners of the challenge will be whisked away to another world. When Sora and Shiro, two hikikomori NEETs who happen to be both siblings and notorious gamers, receive this invitation, they defeat it with ease. And like the legends tell, they're transported to another world where conflicts, peoples' lives and even country borders are decided by competitions and games. Always up for a challenge, the pair quickly take on the obstacles that come their way, whether it be restoring lowly humanity's good name compared with the other races or helping influence who will become the next king.

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DarkMagicianGirl DarkMagicianGirl says...

Both anime are in a game world. Log horizon they get in to a game. In no gam no life, life is a game.

In both anime the main chars are amazing clever and smart and really good strategists.

The humor in both anime are almost the same.

Both are really must watch if you like games and  some humor in it!!

SpiceSoul SpiceSoul says...

both have lolis and both have perverted male leads

aswell as politics in one case a guild leader and the next a king

Octalei Octalei says...

Both are set in another world through a game. The main characters in both animes are very calculative in their actions even when you think its just madness. The art style is something I appreciate because it is very unique and clean in both anime. Very vibrant colors and different ways of shading is something you don't see usually, which is a plus. Very humorous, but will leave you on edge because of the serious situation. 

lonerinthecorner lonerinthecorner says...

Both are about people going into a new world and dominating others.If you like to see smart people out maneuver other by thinking steps ahead then No Game No Life is definitly your type of anime.

arguile arguile says...

Log Horizon and No Game No Life both deal with characters being thrust into an unknown world. Log Horizon feels a lot like the .hack series where real people become their avatars inside of a game, whereas No Game No Life is two heavy-duty gamers being thrust into a world whose laws are entirely dictated by games and their winners.

Sneaksafe Sneaksafe says...

No Game No life, is just as enjoyable as log horizon. I found No Game No Life a little more easy going than i did log horizon, and more laughable. However they are both cut from the same cloth, and both are excellent to watch.

IGSF IGSF says...

Both of these are excellent animes with some great similarities (adventure, game related). If you watched NGNL, then Log Horizon will provide you with great action and excitement. If you watched Log Horizon, you can get some more laughs in (as well as study Game Theory :D) in NGNL.

CooperSmashBros CooperSmashBros says...

World premise is kind of the same, with characters being transported to a fantasy realm with new rules and species to interact with. Main characters are very similar: calculating, good at plans, not so much with people. Both series have those "Ah-ha! Now the awesome plan is revealed!" moments.

JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

These two animes contained two of my favorite genres and combined them. Both are set in a game world, and both develope into an economic/political anime over time. Both of these contain cool action scenes, but setting up a new econimic situation is very enjoyable. If that is something you enjoy, you can't go wrong with either choice.

nazertheyounger nazertheyounger says...

Can anyone say virtual reality? Anyway, the main character can be characterized as smart, skillful, and some might say domineering. There is some romance in both... 

Ehhhh, basically if you imagine yourself ever wanting to be in a videogame, then yes you should watch these anime. 

atepounder atepounder says...

Log Horizon and No Game no life are similar because they both have similar main characters. The humor in both shows is quite similar, having said that no game no life is more adult rated.

Nayre Nayre says...

Similarities:

  • both anime deals about games
  • both anime deals with people transported/trap in another world.
  • both lead character/s are bad ass in terms of wits and skills

darckedeath darckedeath says...

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Nadoma Nadoma says...

They are very similar. Just like SAO. 

While the who concept is similar, the plot/story are completely different.

As well as the animation. Must give NGNL or Log Horizon a try!

Both very good! 

Zackalien Zackalien says...

The art style is really good along with the story. Showing promise that both of them wont just be one season since they have so much material to work on.

Soreyawarii Soreyawarii says...

Deduction geniuses, mind players and scheming characters give you the kicks?

Then you'll love both anime... No doubt!!

PeKee PeKee says...

Similar setting and characters.

In both series the MCs get suddenly thrown in to aanother world. In Log Horizon they end up in the world of  Elder Taler a popular MMORPG. In NGNL they end up in the Disworld, a world where everything is decided by games.

The Main characters are the brains over brawn type. They rely on the strategy and their knowledge instead of brute force.

Kucziczu Kucziczu says...

In both series, the main characters were transferred from the "real" world to another, related to games. The main characters are distinguished by outstanding intelligence, planning every event well ahead and intervene in the politics of these worlds. The difference is that the characters NGNL got there on request.

I will not elaborate on any of the anime, because it is not intended to recommendation. On the other hand, both the anime are worth seeing, although Log horizon has a lot more to offer.

If you like anime where the characters are locked in another world, "the game world"Definitely you'll like both titles.

gregsterix gregsterix says...

they are both video game related with a teasing bit of love interest between characters within them as well as being quite humourous in clever twists

TomGun TomGun says...

No game No life is anime in where Brother and sister (Sora and Shiro ) shut-in NEET siblings and the online gamer duo behind the legendary username "Kuuhaku." They view the real world as just another lousy game; however, a strange e-mail challenging them to a chess match changes everything—the brother and sister are plunged into an otherworldly realm where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

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SmellieC SmellieC says...

Not only are both video game based but both have main characters who are masterful strategists

Benluuv Benluuv says...

Those two are very much alike in the storytelling and anime type, with a lot of action and twists, although they also have a different style of drawing and writing.

TruexChaos TruexChaos says...

Log Horizon was personally kind of boring, but NGNL is definitely one of the best anime of all time. Im serious. The mixed aspect of the perfect amount of ecchi and op character while also not overpowering either of the 3 main characters and keeping an amazing art style and plot at the same time? NGNL is like hitting a flock of pissed geese with a pebble. Perfect in almost every way.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

When Haruhiro awakens, he's in the dark surrounded by people who have no memory of where they came from or how they got there. As the darkness fades, a fantastic new world called “Grimgar” appears before them and their adventure begins—but first, they'll have to choose their guild, class, and special abilities.

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KingxPin KingxPin says...

They are really similar in terms of plot, if you have seen log harizon you are going to love this!!

DO I REALLY HAVE TO KEEP GOING. 

Skylabx Skylabx says...

It shows a group of people trying to live in a game-like world; and how they go about it. How they would make money, live, jobs, fighting, etc.

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both of these series are a take on the concept of "People have ended up in this universe that works kind of like an MMO".

In Log Horizon it seems that they are stuck in a game they have played before. But in Grimgar they have been transported to a new world without most of their memories.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both are based on people stuck in a RPG like world (or in Log Horizon's case, an actual RPG) They are both good series, so you would definitely like one if you liked the other.

scruffy89 scruffy89 says...

They both, have players entering a game like world, where they don't know how they ended up there, or where they came from. They have skills and roles like a typical mmorpg, however once you die, it's over like SAO. A strong motif centers around the emotional toll that death takes. Both taking a life(great scene) and losing a loved one. The female characters are all weak and emtional, playing supporting roles both in combat, and in the character dynamics. Still the character development doesn't feel needlessly rushed, and while it won't blow you away, it's solid. 

Playah168 Playah168 says...

While the tone is much different in the two anime, they both have a similar idea in that they are both about people trapped in a game. 

Oblithian Oblithian says...

The plots are virtually the same. Grimgar is a lot slower and more of a drama, and Log Horizon is more up-beat. However, they excel in completely different areas.In other words, if you like the living game concept and want something different check it out. However, if you want another team/friendship adventure like Log Horizon, check out Seven Deadly Sins. If you want more Drama and urgency like Grimgar, try Sword Art Online.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

What I love about these two series is both have a bit of slice of life to them. It's not just fighting monsters and leveling up and stuff. They cook, clean, worry about buying underwear or making edible food that doesn't taste like dog crap. There is just so much more to them than something like Sword Art Online and both have this maturity to them. If you want more than just a game like setting and romance, something that makes you think and doesn't neglect the importance of daily life, something that reflects on society and internal issues then both of these are good picks. If you liked one, you will probably like the others. Also, the characters reactions to being in this new world are well thought out and shown and feel more real than some other shows. And there is a lot of varitey in those reactions.

Kirakid91 Kirakid91 says...

Log Horizion is the more optimistic and slightly slower version of Grimgar for Fantasy and Ash. Grimgar focuses on the mindset and lifestyles of a small group of friends while Log Horizon gives a wider view of how everyone is dealing with the new world. 

LazyAce LazyAce says...

both are based on people being in an alternate world where rpg type rules apply to one degree or another i would also say either way both are worth the watch quite good anime if you can get into or enjoy this type of genre 

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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Nidrax Nidrax says...

Though the general subject of both titles is different, I found some similarities in those. Both main characters are vary inteligent and great strategists and also both gain several amount of power and authority during the setting of the plot. Code Geass as like Log Horizon serve a very interesting, thilling plot that you would follow breathlessly from the begining to the very end.

CrazyGadget CrazyGadget says...

Both anime's feature a stong willful protagonist.  This protagonist is a bit of an anti-hero, but means well.  In both cases the protagonist is a strategic expert.

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Wolfis Wolfis says...

Similar style of main charicter(in attitude, intellegence and planning). Both Series have powerful charicters who overall push the story forward. While Code Geass creates more moral greys Log Horizon still introduces grey morality to a lower degree. Both are also very well made from a production and voice stand point.

jakeshuffle jakeshuffle says...

The main character is rather intelligent and also a fantastic tactician using brain over brawn. 

MPK0708 MPK0708 says...

Both Shiroe and Lelouch are masterful tacticians, able to manipulate the surrounding battle to suit them and there side better. This lends itself to great shows with an action element that is not overly exploited. Rather, you see how to battle plans are made and the reasoning behind the decisions. 

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

If you like main characters as intelligent strategists that are almost hard to keep up with sometimes plus some political conflicts, issues with classes and races, fight scenes, and a small bit of romance thrown in, I think you will like both of these. If you liked those aspects in one of these shows then you will probably like the other one. Both feel mature. Both involve a lot of thought. Both take place in a world unlike the current one we live in (Geass in the future and Log Horion in a different world all together). Both are exciting and interesting. And both involve a lot of politics.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

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OtakuHimeSama OtakuHimeSama says...

Both are Isekai genre and focus on protagonists who have to save their new world. Both have strategic and logical main characters and magical elements.

GrandfatherClock GrandfatherClock says...

both are Isekais, have Powerful main characters who use their head to get their way, both have action but also focus on important but less actiony elements of the world, like being merchants and politics. Shield hero was darker than log horizon, and log horizon's mc wasnt rejected by the other people who were transported to the new world, but overall they have a similar vibe.

TheGlowingMoon TheGlowingMoon says...

In Log Horizon, the Adventurers are the ones who are transferred into their world; plus, it was originally a game. In The Rising of the Shield Hero, there was four selected people from different timezones who are transferred into their world. 

The main characters are somewhat the same. 

Shield Hero was darker than Log Horizon, but both are still enjoyable in my opinion. I personally preferred The Rising of the Shield Hero more. 

DangoAnime11 DangoAnime11 says...

They are both good isekai anime. Log Horizon shows more of a tactical side with little consequence towards their actions, while The Rising of the Shield Hero is more dark. They both tell a really great story and are some of my favorite anime.

HikenNoAsxce HikenNoAsxce says...

Really the only difference is the darker tone of Shield Hero.

Both Anime stand on their own. Shiled Hero is about reclaiming ones position, and overcoming despair. Log Horizion is just day to day lives in a Video Game

macdog macdog says...

In both animes they are stuck in a virtual reality world in which they are working their best in order to get out.

Accel World

Accel World

In a world where everyone connects to an online network, pudgy Haruyuki Arita can't seem to catch a break. Constantly bullied, afraid to face reality and paranoid his two childhood friends pity him, the teenager uses online games as a way to escape his problems. But things change one day when Haruyuki's beautiful upperclassman Kuroyukihime approaches him with a mysterious time-decelerating program known as Brain Burst - there‘s just one catch. To keep the ability, he must defeat other Brain Burst wielders in Accel World, an exclusive, virtual MMORPG, and the newbie player will need all the help he can get. Eager to prove he's not a pathetic weakling, Haruyuki joins forces with Kuroyukihime to challenge fierce competitors and discover just how incredible Accel World and he truly are.

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Nidrax Nidrax says...

Both the animes are focused on VRMMORPG Games, thou the protagoninsts are quite different, but both the titles offer a great dose of action and very immersive plot.

AnimeBlackStar AnimeBlackStar says...

I see primarly Log Horizon and i loved it a lot, but also Accel World is a good anime, the "common factor" is the online gaming, in Log people become blocked in a virtual world and they start their live in it, in accel the online world is reachable when the characters wants and has particolaur characteristics.

ConCon19 ConCon19 says...

Both anime are based in a type of game world which affects their real world lives. Whereas Log Horizon is an MMO of sorts, Accel World is based on advanced nerve gear (yes from Sword Art Online) and requires people to duel and fight in real time locations and what not.

kennikki98 kennikki98 says...

Both are video games relatedThey have a male lead.Altough accel world is less strategic it's still kind of the same genre. 

shyguyevolved shyguyevolved says...

both revolve around games..................................................................................

.hack//Legend Of The Twilight

.hack//Legend Of The Twilight

Shuugo and Rena think they're just two siblings who got lucky and won two 'special' characters in the MMORPG The World, but mystery is afoot! What is the truth behind the characters they've been given? What is the 'Twilight' that has worried the game's most powerful? The answers lie in Shuugo's bracelet, as well as the power to save his sister from a fate worse than death!

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sothis sothis says...

Many people keep recommending Log Horizon with SAO - I don't really get it. Both do involve people being stuck in a game, but the tone is completely non-similar. Log Horizon is close, if not fully, to a comedy, and has random ecchi thrown in as well. To me, it's far better paired with .hack//Legend of the Twilight, one of the lighter in the .hack franchise, and one far more focused on comedy, adventure, etc. To me the tone of LH and .hack//LOTT are quite similar and a far better match than the frequently suggested SAO.

rosegirl163 rosegirl163 says...

The thinking, the plots, the guild involvement; the overall feel of Log Horizon is just more .hack than SAO. Although Log Horizon is more political than the .hack series.

bigfreddy bigfreddy says...

If you are a gamer then you might like this anime. Log Horizon is about a game, but it's not like SAO or Accel world, Log Horizon are different because it's use more time eksplaning whats going on and making stategics. you might think that it sounds burring but trust me you will be surpirsed when you start watching this anime. 

Maoyu: Archenemy & Hero

Maoyu: Archenemy & Hero

After many trials, the Hero has reached his destination: the throne room of the Demon King, where he hopes to end the war between the Demon and Human realms once and for all. What he finds, however, is not at all what he expected: the 'king' of the Demons is a woman, and a bouncy one at that - what's more, rather than fighting, she wishes to engage him in dialogue! She explains that he was never expected to succeed in his mission, because the war is perpetuated by parties in the human world who profit from it every day. Swayed by her arguments, he makes a pact with her to work toward peace for both their worlds. Together, they will better the lives of their people and create a world where war is no longer needed to ensure prosperity - despite those who would shed blood to keep the status quo.

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JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

These two animes have a few similarities that really stand out. They both build new economies and deal with creating a better world, and they both have powerful characters who have some cool fight scenes. Fighting does not decide everything in these worlds. It often comes down to polotics. I really enjoyed this aspect in both. 

Random85 Random85 says...

These two anime are written by the same writer, they touch on fantasy worlds, but with a complex approach to politics and economics.

Despite touching on serious matters, they are both light heartead, with endearing charracters, what the writer does provide is a bit more depth to these charracters than usually expected, and that is definitely a bonus for me.

seasong seasong says...

These both have an rpg feel and are both focused on more the strategic parts with fighting thrown in.  I enjoyed both, I think you will too!

Sword Art Online II

Sword Art Online II

One year after the SAO incident, Kirito is approached by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Department, Seijiro Kikuoka, with a request to enter another VRMMO called Gun Gale Online (GGO). Kikuoka informs Kirito that, “Players who are shot by a mysterious avatar with a jet black gun lose their lives even in the real world...” Unconvinced that the virtual world can affect the real world, Kirito logs on to GGO, wandering in an unfamiliar world in order to investigate the “Death Gun” incident. He is joined by a female sniper named Sinon who owns a gigantic “Hecate II” rifle. The two decide to enter the “Bullet of Bullets,” a large tournament to choose the most powerful gunner within the realm of GGO, in hopes of making direct contact with the mysterious avatar behind the “Death Gun”.  

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staffordshire staffordshire says...

both has a kickass main character and both stories are about people stuck in game.  very similar animes. thus in SAO second season people are not stuck in game anymore, but still the setting is very similar to the 1st season of SAO

hollowknight hollowknight says...

Very simular story both are VRMMO related and both have a point of being stuck in the game. The story is great and all around a good anime to go along with SAO

noakolove noakolove says...

It's alright I guess😑😑😑 it just didn't intrigue me as much as SAO did in the first to fifth episode. But I'll keep watching for that extra spark😏😏😏😏