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DraGonIZeD~GloRY

.hack series

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Hey guys. Not long ago I've taken a liking to the .hack anime series and I'd like to know a few things if there is anyone that can answer my questions.

1) What is the difference between .hack sign and .hack legend of the twilight

2) Which one of the two is the first released

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There is no strict 'difference' as such, as it is a series continuation. It also includes a series of video games.

In response to the other question, it's .hack//Sign first, then .hack//Legend of the Twilight.

Including the video games [anime in bold, games in italic]:

 

.hack//Sign

.hack//Infection

.hack//Mutation

.hack//Outbreak

.hack//Quarantine

.hack//Legend of the Twilight

.hack//Roots.

hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebirth

.hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce

.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption

 

Each of the first four games [Infection, Mutation, Outbreak & Quarantine] came with an extra DVD including an episode of .hack//Liminiality too, so there's an OVA to find as well.

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Oh. So its actually very complicated isn't it. Do you perhaps know how many episodes each have?

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26 episodes and 3 OVAs of .hack//Sign.

The first four games come with an OVA each [part of a series, they tie in with the games though], so 4 OVAs of .hack//Liminality.

12 episodes of .hack//Legends.

26 episodes of .hack//Roots.

 

You'll also be pleased to know there's lots more to it. For example, other OVAs, a movie, video adaptations of some of the games.

That's not even starting on the novels. Here, it's probably best if you check it out yourself.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.hack//

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\o.o/ there's a wiki for everything isn't there lol. Thanks a lot SMFoxy

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im going to have to agree with the admin on this 1

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If you like the whole 'stuck in an MMO' thing,  check out Log Horizon.

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Where can I find the episodes of Log Horizon?

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I think you can find it on Crunchy Roll. Contact me via EcchiText for more info.

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There's also Accel World and Sword Art Online. As for CrunchyRoll, their subs aren't the greatest, but they do have a pretty big collection to my knowledge.

I'm not totally sure, but I think you need to register, though. Correct me if I'm wrong on on either of those, Manni. I haven't been there in ages.

 

If you look around, you could probably find a few other decent sites. I mostly use WAOanimeonline.

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Sure seems like a lot of eye work for a anime but hey, it's great to watch. :)

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You guys gotta take into consideration that I only have mobile so PC sites like Crunchy roll won't work I'm afraid \o.o/

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Crunchyroll doesn't work on mobile? I did not know that. How are you getting anime on your mobile anyway?

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Like every other mobile user. Download from youtube

They're gonna say you can't do that[/thought]

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Ahh, so you rip from youtube. Hmm...I can't vouch for the quality of youtube rips but if that's the only way you can get anime...

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If you download in MP4 its quite good quality

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      *Power Of One count: 21(Melody plays it, then background music takes over, then Melody finishes it.).*
       
      Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, tamed by the song, fly around happily. That finally brings an end to the crazy weather that plagued the world. Grateful, Lugia emerges, his power restored by the song, and offers Ash and Pikachu a ride.
       
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      Back with the main characters, Lugia congratulates Ash, saying that the fate of the world couldn't have been in better hands. With that, he returns to the sea, and, unfortunately for Ash, his mother and Professor Oak catch up to them. Delia's first instinct is to bitch Ash out, but, then, she admits that she worries about him all the time. Ash placates her by saying that he'll try to stay close to home(LIAR!!). Oak runs off, excited to tell other researchers about the recent events. Then, we cut to Lawrence III, picking up his Mew card out of the wreckage of his fortress. He hasn't given up his hobby, and he's going to start over with the card that started it all.
       
      The final pre-credits scene is of Team Rocket, happy that they did they did the right thing, but sad that nobody saw them do it. Slowking breaks the fourth wall by telling them that lots of people saw it, and that they're still watching. With that knowledge, Team Rocket ends the movie by talking about starting their own team.
       
      *Power Of One count: 22(it plays during the credits, complete with vocals.).*
       
      And, with that, we've reached the credits! Like they are in a lot of the Pokémon movies, the credits in this one aren't too special, serving mostly as a way to get extra songs in at the last minute. Donna Summer is good, but, by the time you've reached the credits, you're probably sick of the song she contributed, and the addition of vocals probably won't do too much to change that. The fact that they got Weird Al Yankovic to do a song is cool, but it seems out of place, considering the song that precedes it, and the song that comes after it, are both ballads. Not exactly what Weird Al Yankovic is known for. As for the final song, Flying Without Wings, it's amazing, and I wish they had played more of it.
       
      And that's it for The Power Of One! A good movie that could've used song variety. In case you lost count, they used the same song 22 times! I'll talk more about it later, but, for now, let's move on to Pikachu's Rescue Adventure, the mini-movie that comes with it.
       
      It starts with Ash, Misty, and Tracey deciding to take a break, so they let their Pokémon do the same. Unfortunately, Togepi apparently has ADHD, because it goes running after a swarm of Ledyba while the other Pokémon are asleep. Togepi loses its balance and tumbles down a hill, waking up the other Pokémon in the process. Further down the the hill, Togepi smacks into Meowth, who was just walking around. This sends them both tumbling until they fall down a hole. The other Pokémon reach the hole, and seem to be wondering what to do. Well, Psyduck, bringing up the rear, answers that for them, running into them and sending them all down the hole.
       
      While they fall, and for a little while afterwards, the viewers are treated to a song. Coming To The Rescue by O-Town. It's a generic boy band sort of song, but it's still pretty good. A swarm of Ledyba, presumably the same one from before, drops our heroes(using that term loosely.) off at a big tree. An Elekid shows up, and Squirtle dons his Squirtle Squad sunglasses, trying to intimidate it. Pikachu steps in and stops him, though, instead opting to do what I assume is an Electric type equivalent of a secret handshake. Luckily, It works. Suddenly, a whole bunch of Pokémon pop up to greet the newcomers. After a short scene in which we see that Meowth is hanging from a branch overlooking a river, Pikachu explains to Elekid that they're looking for Togepi. It just so happens that Elekid knows where Togepi is, and he's willing to take the main characters there. We see more Pokémon, and, when the journey involves crossing a large vine, we see that, despite acting tough earlier, Squirtle is a pussy. Can't say I'd be too different.
       
      Anyway, Elekid takes them to an Exeggcute nest. Lo and behold, there's Togepi! Unfortunately, the Exeggcute won't let Togepi go, because they think it's one of them. Exeggcute live in groups of 6, but this one only has 5; one of them is missing.
       
      We see some more Pokémon as the main characters end up in a beautiful meadow. I assume that Elekid led them there. As it turns out, they're just in time for a show! 3 Bellossom pop out of the ground and start dancing. They're soon joined by more and more Pokémon, until it's like a dance crew(or troupe, if you prefer.)! Suddenly, Pikachu hears something, so he runs off to see what it is. He leads the other main characters into a cave, where they find a bunch of Clefairy. Pikachu realizes too late that they're using Metronome(picks a random attack and uses it.), which ends up turning into Explosion, sending the main characters flying into a tree with VERY springy leaves. In fact, it looks like there are actual springs attaching the leaves to the tree!
       
      Everyone has fun bouncing around, but, unfortunately, Pikachu and Elekid bounce too high, and land on Meowth, still hanging from the branch. They get flung off of the branch, and land on a Snorlax, who launches them into the river. They surface riding up the waterfall on a Gyarados. Meowth tries to kick Pikachu off of it, which doesn't end well. Pikachu uses Thundershock, causing the Gyarados to buck all 3 of them off. Pikachu and Elekid land back in the tree, but Meowth blasts off in classic Team Rocket style. As soon as Meowth disappears, the weather turns bad. Everyone hides at first, but, when they realize that the Exeggcute nests are in danger, it becomes a mad dash to protect them. The wind is ridiculously strong, but Snorlax seems to be able to take it, so he stands over the others to protect them. After a little while, though, Pikachu realizes that everyone is in serious danger, so he runs up to the top of the tree for one of the most badass scenes in all of Pokémon. Pikachu, later joined by Elekid, Thundershocks the lightning to keep it away from the tree! I shit you not! It actually works, for a little while. Eventually, a bolt of lightning slips past them, starting a fire. Marill and Squirtle quickly use Water Gun to put it out, though.
       
      With the fire out, the problem once again becomes protecting the Exeggcute. The same strategy as before(using Snorlax.) works for a while, until he lets go of the chain of Pokémon to try to grab some fruit that's blowing by, sending them flying and forcing Pikachu to grab onto a bump on the branch WITH HIS TEETH!! Coming from someone who has 2 broken teeth, I can't watch that without cringing. Just as Pikachu loses his grip, it's Snorlax to the rescue again! Snorlax pulls the Pokémon, and the Exeggcute nest with Togepi in it, back down to safety. With that done, the weather miraculously goes back to normal, and we see a beautiful Dragonair flying around.
       
      There's just one last problem. The missing Exeggcute still hasn't been found. However, a random Chansey comes dancing in to solve that problem; the Exeggcute was in her pouch the whole time! The Exeggcute bounce around happily, now that they're all together. It turns out, though, that they're bouncing around near a Leaf Stone, which causes it to evolve into an Exeggutor, and start dancing.
       
      We cut to a cliff near a cave, where the main characters say their goodbyes to their new friends. Then, we see that Meowth is, more or less, alright. He landed in a river, which dumped him into a lake. He says he doesn't wanna go to camp anymore(he does, anyway, but not for 3 more mini-movies.). Finally, we rejoin the trainers, just as they wake up. They wonder where their Pokémon are, but they soon find out that their Pokémon are safe and sound, playing in a lake(likely a different one than Meowth ended up in.). Tracey remarks that they must have been playing the whole time. The Pokémon end the mini-movie by jumping out of the water, which is shown as a still frame that fades into what looks like a drawing of the same scene.
       
      And that's Pikachu's Rescue Adventure! In contrast to the movie it's shown alongside, it's much more light-hearted and cute, which are important qualities for those things. Now, I suppose you'd like to know my thoughts on this movie. Well, I'm not one to disappoint! Here we go!
       
      Well, like I said at the beginning, I hope you like Donna Summer, or, at least, like hearing the same song over and over. This movie likes to beat that song into your head.It also likes to do the same thing with the prophecy. Not to mention that Pikachu is a total sourpuss; he only smiles twice throughout the entire movie! With that said, though, do I think that this is a good movie? Yes, I do.
       
      The Power Of One boasts a fairly deep story, epic fights, and a star-studded soundtrack. In fact, to my knowledge, it was the last Pokémon movie to have a soundtrack that didn't consist completely, or mostly, of songs from the actual movie. That being said, though, 22 times is a bit much to play one song. Maybe, they were trying to brag about the fact that they got Donna Summer for the soundtrack. The first movie had songs by Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, The Spice Girls, Aaron Carter, and a few others, though, so that probably isn't the reason. Oh, well.
       
      Like the first movie, this one is hard to find. I got my copy from my cousin for my 20th birthday. If you can find it for a good price, I'd recommend picking it up. It's a bit of a slog at almost 2 hours long, but there's enough to keep the viewer occupied. All in all, a fitting send-off for Generation 1.5. That's right; I said "send-off."
       
      Generation 1.5 didn't end with this movie; it ended after Ash competed in the Orange League. This was, however, the final movie before Generation II. Before I leave you, I should mention that this movie is popular with Pokéshippers. Pokéshippers are people who depict Ash and Misty in a relationship in fanart and fanfiction. However much Misty tries to hide it, it's clear she has feelings for Ash. I'm not saying they should be a couple, but there's clearly something there.
       
      Well, that's it for my synopsis and review of The Power Of One and Pikachu's Rescue Adventure! Join me next time when I enter familiar, and beloved, territory by reviewing my favorite Pokémon movie; Spell Of The Unown, the first movie from my favorite Generation of Pokémon: Generation II! Will the movie starring Pokémon that look like letters spell victory over the last 2 movies? Find out next time! ArdillaVerde93, signing off! Gotta Catch 'Em All!
    • Miss-Snowy
      By Miss-Snowy
      Hi all, 
      has anyone seen Food Wars? I absolutely love it :D
      Despite being a perverted nymphomaniac, I have always found ecchi in most anime kinda creepy, you know, because females are depicted as objects blah blah blah. But if I'm not mistaken, ecchi is supposed to be used as a comic device that adds character and that unmistakable Japanese "charm". Yet I find that in a lot of animes its there simply as a titillating tease. Like the "Skin Suits" in Knights of Sidonia, was it really necessary to show a room full of girls being sodomized by their clothes? It was funny, but in a creepy "the fuck is happening" kinda way (I do love that show too though).
      Food Wars, on the other hand, has sexy anime girls (and boys) eating tasty treats and exploding into a taste-bud orgasm where their clothes fly off and they're left quivering on the floor, something that may or may not have happened to me in real life. Its absolutely hilarious to watch and the relatable-ness is something I think that kinda justifies the sexiness, allowing me to perv away and not feel guilty or sympathetic towards the female characters (who doesn't want to eat food so good it makes you cum!)

      So if you haven't seen it, go watch it. If you have, what did you think?
    • Andiehh
      By Andiehh
      Hi guys! Just creating this thread for two reasons.
       
      1. To find more yuri.
       
      2. To find more yuri.
       
      Now 1 and 2 might seem similar, but.. well, no. They are the same. Just showing that I want more yuri twice as bad. :3
       
      So where the request comes in, is. 
       
      If you guys know ANY yuri animes (or hentai if it's vanilla) besides the titles below, please list them! It can be anything from two girls kissing, to two girls having a full out relationship. Please and thank you! ♥
       
      Titles I've already seen:
      Sakura Trick
      Strawberry Panic!
      Akuma No Riddle
      Kannazuki No Miko Kasimasi Girl Meets Girl Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora Maria Holic (sadly)   (Won't list all the yuri hentai I've seen cuz that list would be too long! xD)