No, I liked it. It was even one of the few shows I rewatched later, since they hid a bunch of game related hints and symbolical stuff there. Also, the web novel was updated and there is some epilogue short novel for Kite and BlackRose which is currently getting a translation if anybody cares.
>>137283296 This was one of the series that roped me into anime hard. The emotional depth (at least for the teenager I was when I watched it) gripped my mind in a way that few things do. Sometimes it's months between finding something that can come close to that level of emotional investment. I rewatched it just a few months ago, and though it didn't have quite* the impact it did before, it was still better than almost anything from the last few seasons.
>>137286309 I think I understand how you feel. I remember the show making me feel just a little depressed or shocked when I was expecting a cartoon about a video game. Hard to put into words, but it definitely had a unique emotional kick for me when I first saw it.
>>137286896 I was very confused trying to piece together //sign with the games' plot and all the side stories. Took me a while to finally get around to //AI Buster and start forming an image of the .hack universe as a whole.
>>137287493 The protagonist of /hack SIGN was revealed to be a girl in the last episode. And the other main girl was a handicapped hospitalized girl, they both get adopted at the end of the series. And they're lesbians for each other. Canon, not ambiguous at all.
>>137286309 I felt the same. I watched anime somewhat regularly since 2001 but almost all shows I watched were the typical happy adventures or fanservice shows with cartooney characters back then. They were enjoyable but I was surprised when I saw Sign and realised that there are anime that have a completely different way of telling stories and depicting characters.
>>137287835 The novels are the best part of the franchise, I think. Manga, anime and games were good but the novels are all interesting and develop a lot of what is happening behind the scenes and outside the game, that many of the other medium refuse to do at all.
>>137288461 Well there was at least some development happening since Oculus was annouced. There are a bunch of concurring projects so we'll at least get good fullview game-glasses in the near future. But I wish we'd be able to controll PCs by brainwaves too. There are experiments so it isn't that far fetched but it's still nowhere as good to use it for gaming, let alone a commercial use.
>>137289283 Guilty Dragon service is about to end, this is the first installment of the new era of .hack//NU or New World. It's a phone game again though, but it seems like there is more stuff to come.
>>137290026 I still can't believe this. I can't believe that 15 years later they just release a new story that adds another layer of depth to this.
It's a game that is actually about trapping people in it to gather information to create an AI that is actually about a guy trying to connect with his dead lover that is actually about removing human beings to save the planet. What the fuck.
>>137290551 This. I dislike much of Link but I try to view it as kind of gift for the fans. A game in which we can re-play almost all older .hack related stories and, as you said, we got Flügel and .hack//Bullet. I also like the kinda related Quantum and David Steinberg RIP
>>137291846 I read those first, before watching //sign, and I do remember thinking that a lot of the information on them was not repeated for the anime but it was clearly referenced. But I can't remember what I was, time to take out the novels again, I guess.
>>137288098 It was fun watching not only the players but the game devs too getting through shit, cos' the creator was batshit coding the game's core to unwind just for his missing novelist waifu and to be born AI daughteru.
>>137289430 >Guilty Dragon service is about to end FUCK! It's this why they made it so you keep fighting random phantoms and dragons and Chims and getting cards? Maybe I should give up and get into New World.
>>137293381 I wish I were fluent enough in Japanese, I tried it but gave up because I didn't understand any of the runes. >>137293740 I think Kajiura needs the right series to work with. Most of her best OSTs are related to series that were kinda dark and/or mysterious, like most of the Bee Train stuff, Petit Cossette etc. and all series were mainly dramas or concentrated on inner-social or psychological problems. SAO for example barely had any of this and her OST didn't work there.
It's just not the hugely action-packed fantasy RPG people were expecting going in. It had much more to do with relationships and escapism. It goes pretty deep into these topics and others, but remember that there's /a/ DEEP and actual deep. .hack//SIGN is not hard to understand, although it is a very emotional work.
I think it suffers from the many long still scenes of talking/conversing, but I wasn't put off by it. Also, GOD TIER SOUNDTRACK.
>>137297534 >gayest, dumbest, most boring faggot ass bullshit I've ever seen. Half of that is bullshit they just won't explain to you, you have to read the novels, the mangas and play the games. But the other half is gay dumb boring bullshit, I agree.
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