I have been a fan of the games, and I am a fan of the animes. I am still pissed that I have to wait for eternity to get the G.U games, but it will be worth it in the end to get Haseo and Endrance to marry XD.
Now I have watched the movie, I got a little worried about the fact that they have tossed out a lot of the characters, even adorable-stalker-gamer Endrance with a Mia complex. But even thou it was little messy I can forgive them, since they have put three games into a 1 and a half hour movie.
I don’t really know if anyone that haven’t seen the anime .hack//roots can understand much of it, but I have and I know what happens even before I have watched it subbed XD.
I won’t spoil anything for people by telling what happens, but I will post a few beautiful and shiny screenshots I took when watching the movie=)
For those who don’t know what I am talking about here, I can give a quick description of .hack:
The story unfolds in ‘the world’ an online game where the players go into a virtual reality to play away in a epic world with knights and magicians. It all starts in the anime .hack//Sign when the character Tsukasa meets with a tragic end in a quest, but the problem is that he can’t log out. He feels pain in the game and can’t feel his body in the outside world. With the help of people he meet he resolves his problems, both in the game and in real life, waking up from the coma the game had caused. But this is just the start, as the games start, fours games where we follow the rookie gamer Kite who is trying to wake his friend Orca from a coma.
I can go on forever with this story, it is a complex one, telling the story of the game’s designer that fell in love with a strong minded woman that died young. He didn’t want to feel like he had lost her, so in the game he created a AI called Aura, that became his and his dear Emma’s daughter. But he also created Morgana to guard her untill she woke up. Tsukasa was choosen to wake her up, so Morgana tried to stop him, since Aura waking up would lead to her destruction. But Tsukasa succeded, and in the four games Aura is a real existence in ‘the world’, and also it’s goddess. But the remnants of Morgana is still alive, creating deadly foes that Kite must fight with the powers Aura granted him in the form of a bracelet, before she gets schattered around in the game by ‘the terror of death’ Skeith, the first of Morgana’s creatures, that later fuse with Haseo in G.U.
After the end of both the games and the two anime series ‘Sign’ and ‘Liminality’ everyone that had fallen into coma wakes up again, and the company tries their best in covering the entire deal, Kite and his partners becoming known as the legendary hackers, that was the only ones able to clear the game.
Then, many years later, ‘the world’ is upgraded at comes back in a whole new package, everything thinking it is back to normal. And this is where the ‘Roots’ anime start off.
A rookie is almost Pk’ed(Player Killer) on his first day playing, but a mysterious man named Ovan saves him, letting the anti social Haseo join his guild ‘the twillight brigade’ that looks for the mythical item that is only said to have been owned by Kite in the past, in the form of the twillight bracelet. But as Haseo join, things happens.
Ovan dissapears, the groups is loosing fate in him, exept from Haseo, and the female cleric Shino, that both believe he has a reason for cutting contact with them all.
Haseo shows affection for Shino, as she is the only one that can make him calm down, but then he finds her cut down by the mysterious ‘tri-edge’ that seems like a zombie form of the legendary player Kite. And as Haseo dispairs, Shino is the first of many victims of the second wave of comas.
Haseo loose all reason and seeks all the power he can get as he goes after ‘tri-edge’ to avenge his loved one, and he change into a beast like form that allows him more power than before, and he becomes a PKK (Player Killer Killer) killing all he can in the search for clues of where his enemy is, and this is where both the game and the movie start off. ^.^
Oh god I need to get a life… all this is from memory. But you can get to know more from here if you wish, since .hack// has it’s own wiki site:
Well, that is all for this post… I only meant to write a little about the movie XD.