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.hack//SIGN - Vol. 1: Login
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The storyline overall is serious and dramatic, but not excessively. There is no sappy high school lovestory to suffer through, no horribly shallow characters. If you liked Lain, EVA, and Cowboy Bebop, I think you will like this one to. Subaru is by far my favorite character, while all the others are well done and fit in their roles nicely. The animation is very good.
The music gets it's own paragraph. It's simply outstanding. I often found myself ignoring the dialogue just to listen to amazing songs like "Fake Wings". That soundtrack included with this set will not just be a filler I promise you.
I don't do many reviews but I felt I just had to for this one. Many people probably haven't heard of this one yet and aren't sure if they would like it. This is an outstanding series and this box set looks like a great deal.
The music is awesome--in my opinion. I didn't really need the soundtrack but hey I got it anyway.
This is totally worth the money.
The only problem I have with the .hack series is its length:
.hack//Sign Anime (26 episodes; 6 DVD volumes--I believe; 3 soundtracks)
.hack Games (four games; four OVAs; 3(?) soundtracks)
.hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet [.hack//Dusk] (12 episodes; 2(?) cds[op and ending singles])
so basically, for the .hack experience, you have to be willing to be in it for the long run to fully understand everything. I'm still partially confused in the series, but I have seen all of .hack//Sign, and have the avalibility to watch .hack//dusk, which I refuse to watch until I finish the games
So, I you have no knowledge of .hack, and you're willing and able to stay in the series, it IS worth it.
.hack//SIGN does drag at the begining, but does pick up; oh did I mention he music is awesome? (I know I did).
The story is original and doesn't seem like any other series which I have seen. I have yet to decide wheter I would call this series a Sci-fi or a fantasy (or both). Maybe if you wish to know, you can see for yourself.
First off let me preface this by saying I don't like Anime. Usually it is too silly, too violent, or too "adult" for me, so I'd never been into an Anime series before...it had kind of a medieval look to it, so that interested me. Plus, this friend of mine had told me basically what it was about; an online RPG where one user can't log out. So when I had the first episode, I watched it, and I liked it. I ended up watching the whole 26 episodes, in Japanese, with English subtitles, translated and captioned by fans.
Being my first Anime experience, I realized one major difference between "cartoons" and this Anime is that while cartoons are self containing - that is, you don't have to see them in order, and the plot starts at the beginning and ends at the end of each episode. Kind of like Star Trek was, only no multi-part episodes. ;) Rather, Hack Sign was like an 8 hour 40 minute animated superfeature, with ending and opening themes inserted every 20 minutes.
Before I point out some of the flaws in the series, let me point out that the objectives in making a successful film script are radically different between an 8 hour 40 minute script and a 2-3 hour script. That said, character development is unusually slow.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
yes this aired at verious times on cartoon netwook (post the closing of the original toonami) but it is a magnificant series, yes i'm spoiling the finale here when we FINALLLY... Read morePublished 20 months ago by kris devereux
if you like final fantasy you will like this great anime fantasy adventure very interesting anime must have for anime nutsPublished on June 10, 2013 by elizabeth loftis
wow how do you fill in sixteen words, every thing was great... ext ba ba ba ba ba ba sixteenPublished on December 18, 2012 by wrath
Great Series. I would really recommend this series to any fans of the Final Fantasy franchise. Overall art style and music are top notch.Published on June 13, 2012 by Raul C.
When I watched this I felt immersed in the world. Many anime movies are filled with too much fighting and not enough plot; this is the perfect balance with fighting only when... Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Chip Cooper
got what i wanted, and it was in good condition, not much mroe to sayPublished on November 8, 2009 by Darkaito Bruns
First, I'll admit, .hack//SIGN is getting some of the best limited edition treatment I've ever seen. Read morePublished on October 13, 2008 by N. Alhuda Alkhateeb
The plot premise of Hack seems a little thin at first glance. A boy is trapped in an online multiplayer interactive RPG. He need his friends to help him get out. Tron, anyone? Read morePublished on January 23, 2005 by L. Mintah
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