Just caught the 1st episode.

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Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Erranty » Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:31 am

Gotta say, it seems like its a mash up of the IMOQ and GU World designs. It was pretty interesting even though it didn't have english subs yet.

Some of the original charaters make appearances, but I've barely seen any of the GU characters. Kuhn has a scriptless scene, and there are a couple of look-alikes, and there are the 2 people that first PK'd Haseo.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Kuukai » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:00 pm

There are already two Natsumes and two Kites by my count, and probably more stuff I missed.

Quick Summary:
 Our heroes take on The One Sin dungeon, and Sakuya picks up a "rare item" that Hermit (a mysterious character with a stick that can delete anything--even cheat items and admin bots like Emi, later seen evacuating the area) was either looking for or dropped (there's one point where Hermit leaves something on a rock, but I'm not sure if it's the same). When they get to the Spectral Dragon they find a guild, Yata Mirror, challenging it. Sakuya accidentally springs a trap that kills several guild members and ruins their chances of succeeding. They manage to escape the enraged dragon, and somewhere in the dungeon Tobias found a rare feather mantle (that makes her look even more like Balmung). Led by Iyoten, some freelance participants who were not guildmembers set out to get revenge on Sakuya by posting a bounty in the guild's name. Asumi freaks out about this irl (they attend a special technology school where even the students all possess microchip implants), because The World is important to her, it lets her play with Eri just like she used to as a kid, and it helps her not worry about graduating and moving on because they'll always be able to meet there. Eri says that Asumi should hold off on The World and focus on studying, which she also intends to do, but Asumi insists she "has a plan" and invites them to log in that night, though she ends up playing alone.

Everyone in town is looking for her, but she manages to find a quiet place in Mac Anu and enjoys a fishing minigame. Hermit sneaks up on her, stick in hand, but trips on a cactus and Sakuya helps remove the thorns. Hermit asks Sakuya about the item, but Sakuya responds that she picks up everything so she doesn't really know. Hermit still seems keen on using the stick on her but hesitates when she mentions Mary and Tobias are her "important friends."

At this point Iyoten and gang find them and stuff them in cheat item sacks that can't be broken, taking them to an area. Hermit uses the stick to escape, and since Sakuya called her a "friend", she frees her too. They escape, meet up with Tobias and Mary, who heard about the situation on the BBS, and then a furious battle ensues elsewhere in the area between the four of them, Iyoten's gang, and Yata Mirror. Eventually Hermit falls down a pit, and this teleports everyone to a strange grey area filled with cages. Everyone except Iyoten, still psychotic for some reason, agrees it's a good idea to log out. Smith says something to Shamrock and grabs her right arm, and she reacts to this for some reason (Tarvos?). Tobias leaves, and Sakuya is logging out when a strange AI called Sophia attacks her. Mary counterattacks, and becomes a target herself. Eri's real life self is seen in the game, and Sakuya grabs her hand, but eventually her grip is broken and she falls "backward" into her room. The End, thanks for buying!!!


I think I covered roughly everything, if anyone has any questions feel free to ask...

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Tolby » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:10 pm

Who is the second Kite? A random?

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Kuukai » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:46 pm

 Another one that Iyoten and his goons confuse for Sakuya and chase in Mac Anu.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Tolby » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:48 pm

Ha, just saw that. The way that person hid was truly awesome.

And Hermit is just too wow. If Kamina produces manly tears, then Hermit produces manly SQUEEEs. Everytime he does anything I can't stop smiling.

 Edit: Oh yeah, what did she give Hermit as a thanks (I assume)? Oh and I couldn't understand a word, but maybe she was reacting to the actual grab. Like she could feel it, and that it shocked her and said something about the area they were in. Like one stop trap/comaville.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Kuukai » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:50 pm

What do you mean, just when Sakuya tossed Hermit the item?

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Tolby » Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:16 pm

Yeah, right before it shows how awesome Hermit runs.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Kuukai » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:40 am

 Sakuya tosses Hermit the item as thanks, saying she forgot about it earlier. Presumably it's because this is the item she picked up and what Hermit was asking her about earlier...

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Resplendence » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:07 am

I have no idea what this show is about.Is it on .hack wiki?I want to know more @.@

I tried understanding what you guys are talking about but...I don't know.It sounds so different from IMOQ and G.U.That and .hack//sign.These are the only ones I heard of.But then I was looking and there are these new ones like .hack//LINK,.hack//XXXX,
.hack//quantum and all these other ones and I realized how little I know about it all :'(
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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by d5t » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:19 am

Resplendence wrote:I have no idea what this show is about.Is it on .hack wiki?I want to know more @.@

I tried understanding what you guys are talking about but...I don't know.It sounds so different from IMOQ and G.U.That and .hack//sign.These are the only ones I heard of.But then I was looking and there are these new ones like .hack//LINK,.hack//XXXX,
.hack//quantum and all thses other ones and I realized how little I know about it all :'(
We always have the latest .hack info on dothackers http://www.dothackers.net/quantum.php

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by (Phantom) Thief » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:24 pm

Does the series explain more about Yata Mirror?

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Kuukai » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:41 am

Some scans relating to volume 2 explain:

 It's the NAB's presence on The World's Japanese server. Most of the members, including Shamrock, are NAB officials, and they tackle high-level quests and mysterious events in an attempt to shed light on the mysteries of the world, just like the legendary Japanese artifact for which they are named, taking a different approach from CC itself.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Resplendence » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:12 am

d5t wrote:
Resplendence wrote:I have no idea what this show is about.Is it on .hack wiki?I want to know more @.@

I tried understanding what you guys are talking about but...I don't know.It sounds so different from IMOQ and G.U.That and .hack//sign.These are the only ones I heard of.But then I was looking and there are these new ones like .hack//LINK,.hack//XXXX,
.hack//quantum and all thses other ones and I realized how little I know about it all :'(
We always have the latest .hack info on dothackers http://www.dothackers.net/quantum.php
Great thanks :D

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Adhemas » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:33 am

I really want to know what this implanted chip is all about. They mentioned it merely in the background in episode 01 (the teacher), it seems to be unimportant at the moment. But I doubt the creators would invent and mention this thing at all if it wouldn't have some meaning for the story.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by roru_aurarios » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:08 pm

Adhemas wrote:I really want to know what this implanted chip is all about. They mentioned it merely in the background in episode 01 (the teacher), it seems to be unimportant at the moment. But I doubt the creators would invent and mention this thing at all if it wouldn't have some meaning for the story.
It does have the meaning behind it actually.
 During the part when everyone have been transported into an unknown server, where Sophia appears stabbing victims that enters there, Shamrock's partner, Smith, tells Shamrock about the server. He then squeezed the hell of her arm and she realized that she can FEEL it from within that server. That is all. The next volume will talk about more of the implanted chips, people being comatose in relation, mysterious ghosts, and so forth.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Kuukai » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:03 pm

Uh, Shamrock is a special case.

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Resplendence » Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:24 am

The main character is a girl?...FINALLY!!!

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Adhemas » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:02 am

Three girls, actually :D

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Kuukai » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:14 pm

At long last! Until now the only .hack sagas with female protagonists were .hack//ZERO, .hack//Kamui, .hack//SIGN, .hack//alcor, .hack//Liminality, .hack//2nd Character/Haruka Mizuhara's Situation, .hack//CELL, Rare Hunter, .hack//Rumor, and .hack//Another Birth!

(In other words I think it's pretty evenly balanced, though Quantum and the movie will definitely help.)

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Re: Just caught the 1st episode.

Post by Nogarath » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:51 pm

Resplendence wrote:The main character is a girl?...FINALLY!!!

what about tsukasa (the PC was a guy, but still a girl)? plus i consider the whole little japanese feminine anime boy when playing IMOQ (kites a little girl idgaf)

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