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dirtsider
04-03-2008, 08:01 PM
I recently picked up the anime series .Hack//Signs on DVD. I'm still only on the second DVD but I'm really enjoying it. I don't actually play online games like Everquest or WoW (although I know people who do) but I have played D&D in the past. I still LARP now. So the whole concept of the show as people playing an online RPG is fantastic. I love the concept of characters playing as "characters" and all the references to the "outside world" and the computer jargon that is part of that scene. And I adore the music.

So has anyone else watched this show? It's kinda old (about 4 years old or so) but it was on TV at one point as well. I just recently picked up the entire series, though.

childeroland
04-04-2008, 03:00 AM
My favorite anime show. There's also .hack/Roots and, if you buy the games or get this online, .hack/Liminality, which takes place more in the real world. I've never played any of the games or read the novels, but the entire fictional universe seems fantastic, really something. Legend of the Twilight is a more kids-oriented installment of the franchise, but equally worthwhile.

dirtsider
04-04-2008, 05:06 PM
Finished it off last night. I really liked it, especially from a gamer's POV. .hack/Roots, huh? I'll have to look into that. I'm going to see if my local music/video store has the CD of the soundtrack. Half the time, I was paying more attention to the music than the action of the show. This is definitely a show I'm going to be watching regularly.

childeroland
04-07-2008, 06:00 PM
I think they just started bringing out Roots to the U.S. in the past year or two.

dirtsider
04-07-2008, 06:21 PM
I saw the Roots DVDs in the stores. Haven't picked them up yet. I was going to but found the first two seasons of Slayers. I so had to pick those up first. (I love Slayers and could never find anything other than the OVA movies for far too long.)

Sigh. I did try to find the soundtrack of Signs but couldn't find it in the stores. I probably have to order it online.

childeroland
04-07-2008, 07:49 PM
Best Buy has a pretty decent soundtrack department, but yeah, your best bet is somewhere like Amazon or a link through somewhere like Anime Insider or Play-Asia.

Haven't caught Slayers yet, though that's probably next on my list.

Stormhawk
04-09-2008, 12:16 AM
I love the entire dotHack universe - I've seen the animes (though not all of roots yet), read the manga and one of the novels, and played the games.

It's a wonderful creation. :)

dirtsider
04-09-2008, 05:31 PM
Slayers is very silly, just so you know.

childeroland
04-10-2008, 04:29 AM
Fooly Cooly silly or just comedic without being over the top (for an anime)?

Stormhawk
04-11-2008, 02:18 AM
Just comedic.

FLCL is thrice-distilled madness.