Friday, August 13, 2010

Do you wish to log out?


What if there's a game that allow you to actually feel the virtual world?

What if you realized that you can not log out from the virtual world and your real body in reality collapsed into coma?

Will you feel happy or scare? 


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I'm watching .hack (dot hack) series back recently. It's one of my fav anime series ever :) 

I love their soundtracks as well. Yes, I'm a fanatic!

I even thought of cosplaying as one of the character! Maybe I should do so someday? :D 
What do you think?


Anyway, gonna introduce the anime series ;)


.hack//SIGN

 

Type:TV Series, 26 episodes
Year:Apr 4, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Genre:Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Seinen

Amidst a popular online role playing game in the near future, characters try to play out the goals they set for entertainment and passing of time. The World as the RPG is called is one with a setting of monsters, player characters and dungeons. Tsukasa is a detached and introverted character that has a number of mysteries about his player character. Many weird happenings seem to suround Tsukasa and his involvement in a rare item called 'The Key Of The Twilight' sparks Tsukasa'a meeting with different online characters and the befriending of their real life counterparts; All without ever meeting face to face in reality. What is strange about Tsukasa is that he can't seem to log out of The World. Subaru and Silver Knight of The Crimson Knights continue to look for proof of why Tsukasa can not log out or the existance of The Key Of The Twilight. Meanwhile Bear, Mimiru, and BT as Tsukasa's friends try to help him understand who he really is and how he can return to the real world.



.hack//Liminality

 

Type:OVA, 4 episodes
Year:Jun 20, 2002 to Apr 12, 2003
Genre:Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Seinen
Status:Complete

An accident occuring in "The World", will be solved in the net framework space, with the OVA "Liminality". Mai and Kasumi collapse in the real world, however, only Mai recovers, leaving Tomonari in a coma. The incident will be investigated through the real world point of view. You will continue to come closer to the truth of the accident within the game while investigating from the real world in the OVA.



.hack//GIFT

 

Type:OVA, 1 episodes
Year:Nov 16, 2003
Genre:Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Parody, Seinen
 
This is a parody of the .hack-series with appearance of the characters from SIGN, Udeden and the games: As a thank you to the players of the .hack games, Helba has prepared a special hot springs for some much needed rest and relaxation. Tsukasa, Mimiru, BlackRose, Kite and the other important players of The World decide they're due for some soaking in the springs themselves. There's a catch, however: not only will Helba not reveal its exact location, but she insists that role-playing is forbidden. So who will find it first? And who keeps killing the other characters?



.hack//Legend Of The Twilight

 

Title:.hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu
Type:TV Series, 12 episodes
Year:Jan 9, 2003 to Mar 27, 2003
Genre:Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Science Fiction
 

Shugo and his twin sister Rena, two new players in The World, (a future online roleplaying game) are caught up in an unknown agenda. Unstopable monsters have started appearing and players that encounter these monsters fall into comas in the real world. Playing the limited edition characters, Kite and Black Rose, and the wielding the mysterious twilight bracelet, the two siblings must figure out what is going on and stop it before the damage escalates.


.hack//Roots

Type:TV Series, 26 episodes
Year:Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2006
Genre:Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Science Fiction
 
In 2015, CC Corporation`s datacenter caught on fire destroying "The World". By splicing in data from what would have been another project, CC Corp. was able to rebuild the game. In 2016, "The World R:2" was released. .hack//Roots covers the time Haseo spent with Shino and Ovan in the guild known as the Twilight Brigade, before the .hack//G.U. PS2 games.


.hack//G.U. Trilogy


Type:Movie
Year:Mar 25, 2008
Genre:Action, Fantasy, Science Fiction
 

In his quest for revenge against Tri-Edge and to wake Shino from her coma Haseo searches accross The World as a killer of Player Killers. He comes accross a girl named Atolli who despite his callous and dismissive attitude twards her takes an interest in him and decides to help him. She brings up old wounds for him because of her characters' design and class. He forms new aliances and attempts to discover the mystery behind the comas that are plauging members and the entities known as AIDA.


.hack//G.U. Returner (OVA)

 

Type:OVA, 1 episodes
Year:Aug 6, 2007
Genre:Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction 

The characters from previous .hack//G.U. Games and .hack//Roots receive an email from Ovan. He is requesting them to go to Hidden Forbidden Festival where is set up a mysterious summer festival. There they find an AIDA Chim Chim who wishes to peacefully co-exist with the other players of The World. It then transforms into the word "Returner", so they assume it to mean that Ovan will return to The World.

 

For more information, you may log on to .hack//Portal


It actually started with games and manga, then followed by anime.

I have not play any of the games or read any of the manga yet. Just the anime series. 

But I love em!

 

News of the day.

I had a briefing today. There's a 3 weeks London trip organized by my uni and it cost around RM10k. I dont think I will be going since it needs such huge amount of money althou it's a good opporturnity for me. I'm still thinking whether wanna tell my parents bout it or not.


4 comments:

amenwolf said...

woo love the review!! gonna catch it soon!! hehehe

kinda ran out of manga option nowadays.. so heading back to anime..

since my fav manga site is down.... and ....

i hate anime when they uploaded it towards website that ain't proxy ip friendly... =(

cheers!

ken said...

sounds like inception? but not log out lah.. =P

calvinn said...

I MUST WATCH THIS! but if cannot log out abit scary leh!

4 ™ said...

sounds like Matrix.. haha