Next-Volume Previews that were cut from Yen Press’ Translations (volumes 1-4)
For some reason, Yen Press cut all of these. It’s probably more bizarre that they left Volume 5′s preview in (maybe because it was only text?), and even moreso that they left the manga promo in as well. (There are also promos for Maoyuu in the JP version, but they logically wouldn’t be added since the Maoyuu novels aren’t in English.)
If I had to guess, it’s because these pages came after the credits page, where most people (such as myself) would assume the book ends. Case in point, volume 3 still translated the Log Horizon/Maoyuu page, even though the event it was for was back in 2011. Maybe this was the first time that somebody realized there was still content after the credits page, somehow? Or maybe Engel got a new editor who decided that they would include the end pages.
As a matter of fact, even I didn’t notice until today. I didn’t even know that volume 1 had a preview for volume 2, and I’ve had the raws since… 2013. Yeah. First time seeing it in three years. I knew that the pages of the scrub team and Aka/Min existed, since they’re used in the first anime OP, but I didn’t notice that they were missing from the YP volumes at all.