They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land, Mahjong Hishouden: Naki no Ryuu, .hack//Gift, and more!
11: Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land
Japanese: スーパーマリオワールド マリオとヨッシーの冒険ランド
MAL Score: 5.29
Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land is an interactive anime video based on the game Super Mario World. It is designed for use with Bandai’s Terebikko system, which utilizes a telephone-shaped microphone to “interact” with the video. It asks the viewer multiple choice questions, such as what will hatch from Yoshi’s egg.
(Source: Mario Wiki)
It’s a watered down Super Mario World condensed into 40 minutes, what more can I say
It was solid for it’s time and still gave a Mario-ish feel.
Holy crud that RING RING was so annoying
I watched this on simulcast with some others and I had fun criticizing it. It sort of has that it’s so bad it’s good feel, ya know?
I base this on enjoyment from watching this on simulcast alone. It is targeted at young children, and it does it’s job. Overall it’s really not bad, but hard to watch from someone who isn’t 7 years old.
The animation is ok and matches the style used in the Mario mangas of the time. It’s not very polished but that’s ok. The voices fit the respective characters and the story is a loose narrative based around the events of Super Mario World.
Though what really bogs this down is the phone device, at first it isn’t too annoying but as the video goes on Mario and pals use it more and more often. The questions are fine, if at any point you think to yourself “these questions are too obvious” remember that this device was aimed at toddler aged children. Though the frequency of the “calls” is a bit much, especially after the first third of the video and I could see even a little kid getting annoyed with this fast. So as both something for kids at the time and for people watching it now, I wouldn’t recommend it beyond historical curiosity.
The big selling point for this one is Iggy Koopa’s voice. When I heard it I cracked up laughing, for like two straight minutes. Seriously, please watch this for Iggy alone. Also if you have any children under the age of 6 you may be able to use this as an educational tool.
10: Mahjong Hishouden: Naki no Ryuu
Japanese: 麻雀飛翔伝 哭きの竜
MAL Score: 5.94
The protagonist, Ryuu or Crying Dragon, is a mysterious man who often plays games with the gang members. He only wins by “ron,” a move in which one needs to wait for the opponent’s tile to complete the win.
*”Ron” is also called “naki” in mahjong, which has the same pronunciation as “crying” in Japanese.
MAL Score: 6.13
As an expression of gratitude for the heroes of both the “.hack//Sign” and the “.hack” game series, Helba has prepared a special event for all the characters to find the newly established “Twilight Hot Springs.” The characters can get their well deserved rest and relaxation by having a soak in the wonderful hot springs, but there is only one problem—the hot springs are hidden and there have been mysterious player murders. With the only clue being the word “GIFT,” the race has begun to find the culprit and the location of the hot springs.
It’s plain and simple, Helba decides to create her own world by telling all the players and characters from the .hack series that she is opening up a hot springs and it’s their job or quest to look for it, and apparently whichever group (series) finds it first will get a prize. Aside from the main story there are small little commentaries and tiny problems that the characters have with each other which seem more amusing than the main objective, it’s literally like all over the place and it’s hard to keep track on who has a problem with and whatnot. Overall the story is really not that important you’ll just be entertained at the fact that Subaru actually used her axe for once.
It’s weird, it’s plain weird. The characters are drawn in a very abstract manner, it’s good that the anime says their name when they pop out because honestly it’s so hard to determine which character is who because some of them look nothing like what they’re supposed to look like. There were some parts where the animation and art would go back to normal but at such absurd times like when Crim accidentally sliced Balmung’s cape and feathers appeared… when it focused on the feathers they looked perfectly fine, and another time when Bear and Orca were fighting and two naked women passed by, why were the women normally drawn while Orca and Bear look like a vomited canvas?!
There were some weird stuff that happened in the anime that I just can’t explain; When Sora and Crim were fighting, strings suddenly came out of nowhere and attached to them like they were puppets. Aura came out at the last second right when the OVA was about to finish, did she have a purpose? Or were the writers that desperate to literally put all the characters in the OVA and just inserted her just so they can say she counts… seriously.
Another moment was when in that moment you see Mia and Elk lying down on the hill… and then they just started making out, like wtf no explanation at all?!
There’s not much to say about it since all the characters are taken from other series, but one thing is for sure most of them are out of their normal personalities, the writer certainly meant this OVA to be on the comedy side since pretty much all the characters had their own littler comedic twist on them.
Overall this OVA is really weird, enough said.
It isn’t as novel a concept as it was on release, and to have a great grasp on the series you have to play through the .Hack video games, which are expensive as well as a bit dated (the first game series especially).
I myself am a fan of the franchise. So when I sat down to watch this short expecting to see some new animation and all of the characters I had grown to love, imagine my horror when I pressed play.
The art of this is dismally unappealing. I expected to see more detailed character designs, and a nice new gloss of animation over the whole thing. What I got was a grade schooler’s art project. And trust me, this kid ain’t no Picasso.
This could have been a decent short like Unity, but instead we got a failed art project. I can’t even recommend this to fans of the series. Only watch this if you are desperate for more .Hack, and keep in mind that you WILL regret it.
8: Hikaru no Go: Memories
Japanese: ヒカルの碁 TVシリーズ超総集編「MEMORIES」
MAL Score: 6.29
Recap of Hikaru no Go included in the “Special Character DVD ~Memories~” disc.
MAL Score: 6.60
While playing the newly released MMORPG “The World,” Minase Mai and Tomonari Kasumi collapsed in the real world and were sent to the hospital after hearing a mysterious sound. Only Mai had recovered while her friend Kasumi had slipped into a mysterious coma. Mai is later approached by the creator of “The World,” Tokuoka Junichiro, who unveils to her that, just like her friend, six other players across the country had also collapsed while playing “The World” and are now in mysterious comas. What exactly is “The World,” what is this mysterious sound Mai keeps on hearing, and why are people slipping into comas from this game? Minase, Junichiro and their acquaintances set off to get to the bottom of this problem before any further harm happens.
The .hack series isn’t an easy one to get into for those of us who haven’t played the game as there is plenty of background information that is left out in the anime. The strength of Liminality is it addresses some of these questions in a very intriguing manner. Liminality spans more than one .Hack anime, several of the manga and some games but the genius in this anime is it does so from the Real Life point of view (vs. gameplay). It manages to tie many loose ends together and in an entertaining fashion.
The characters are well fleshed out and developed. There is no sense of incongruity that these people don’t behave like normal people would behave In Real Life. They’re realistic and believable. Even the backstory characters of who developed fragment and why, is lovingly done. Overall, very solid.
Art/Animation and sound
Opening theme showcased the game in a very persuasive manner. If the game graphics looks anything as good as what’s presented here then more people will play it. Character animation was clearly of a higher quality than .Hack/Sign or .Hack/Twilight. Sound effects are wonderful, music is good and even the insertion of the Hack/Sign theme was well done. Again, this was solid.
Story wise, this has been the best of the .Hack anime I’ve seen so far, probably for the "summation" nature of this ova. It didn’t feel too short or too long, there was no "filler" type material. The plot was tightly woven, pacing was great and thus I enjoyed this much more than the other .Hack series I’ve seen. Very very solid and good. I would have rated this higher if I were more familiar with the manga or played the game.
Unlike “Hack Sign”, significant events actually start happening from the word go, resulting in a captivating opening episode. Unfortunately, having set the bar rather high, the remaining three episodes are a little disappointing. In episode 2, the anime descends back to the usual faffing around that was so common in the “Hack Sign” series. The third and fourth episodes are better, but never really reach the standards set by the first.
“Hack Liminality” does go some way towards explaining the events in “Hack Sign”, but not very much. Either the translators are at fault, or Bee Train need better explanations. There are a lot of vague statements thrown around, but they don’t make much sense, and by the end, I was still fairly clueless about what’s going on. Basically, the conclusion is something like “Aha! I’ve got it!!” I had no idea what exactly what they were doing or how did they did it. All I know is that there were some hacking involved. How can you make a proper sci-fi without explanations?!
Anyways, despite not really “getting it”, I quite enjoyed the ride, I just wish they’d put in a more detailed explanation. Like “Hack Sign”, this anime’s high-ish rating is mainly boosted by its animation/music quality, but underneath it does have a bit more quality in its content to brag about as well.
The story is outstanding! Unlike most .hack animes the story does not take place inside of “The World”. This takes place in the real world and I like that. It does get somewhat confusing but if you pay attention you will understand it. The ending was a little confusing to me but I still really liked it.
The color was magnificent and the animation quality was very good! The only thing taht bugged me was the wair the bangs were done, particularly Mai’s bangs. They looked amateurish and not good. :\
The sound was outstanding! Although the opening themes changed for each episode, the ending stayed the same and I really liked that. Also, featuring some of the other .hack themes was a nice touch. The background music fit well with the scene. It was a little staticcy at times (it might just be my headphones though). They also had one of my personal favorite seiyuu’s too 😉
The characters are very well designed and all have their own personalities and go together great. The only downside is that some of the cahracter I had no idea what there name was throughout the whole OVA.
Expecting another bored time watching this, I was quite surprised to find myself really enjoying this. This was definitely a really good anime to watch and if I ever have the time I would definitely rewatch this again.
Great anime! With a few minor tweaks here and there it could’ve been outstanding but it is still one of the best .hacks I’ve ever seen. Definitely would reccomend this to someone.
6: Haikyuu!! Quest Picture Drama
MAL Score: 6.61
Picture Drama episodes from the special contents DVD bundled with the Haikyuu!! 3DS game.
This OVA was something I enjoyed even though it was 3 episodes being about 3 min or so I actually like it mainly the art as it reminded me a lot of those old retro games like dragon quest and I really enjoyed those games. The story was small and that it had the major players the from few the teams in the anime and that five of them like Hinata, Kageyama, Kenma, Haijume and Takanobu who are heroes who had to face Oikawa who was the boss in this OVA. A small OVA which has Haikyuu characters in an RPG theme wasn’t really bad.
5: .hack//G.U. Returner
Japanese: .HACK//G.U. RETURNER
MAL Score: 6.70
The characters from previous .hack//G.U. Games and .hack//Roots receive an email from Ovan. He is requesting them to go to Hidden Forbidden Festival where is set up a mysterious summer festival. There they find an AIDA Chim Chim who wishes to peacefully co-exist with the other players of The World. It then transforms into the word “Returner”, so they assume it to mean that Ovan will return to The World.
Dfenitely recommend to watch this if you’re a fan of .Hack or played the games!
Also, I personally feel that watching .hack//G.U. TRILOGY isn’t a nessecariy requirement for viewing this. Trilogy does nothing but summarizes the three games, to a point, in CGI form. I’m stating it wasn’t good, I am just saying this isn’t a sequel to Trilogy, as MAL would have you believe. In fact, watching Trilogy is only nessecairy if you didn’t play the games, but if you hadn’t, why are you here? Go buy the games and play them, your missing out on a great RPG series.
Having stated these opinions and points, I will now post my personal thoughts on this OVA.
As stated, this OVA takes the role of a "character get together" episode. However, unlike the other episodes in this series that did sort of the same thing, this one has a small twist that it actually has a plot.
To summarize it without any spoilers; Haseo recieves an email telling him to meet at a special area. Haseo almost ignores it, until he notices the sender is Ovan. Curious to know if this is the truth, or a hoax, Haseo goes to the area to investigate. However, the email has been sent to many other members as well, leading Haseo to run into many familiar faces. Also, Saku decides to use the email area as a private time for her and Endrance, and she finally decides to tell him her true feelings.
The story is actually quite entertaining, with some interesting twists. It adds a nice touch of closure to the G.U. story. The art work is very unique in character design and some scenery. Also, some of these characters are being animated in the anime 2D style for the very first time.
The music is great, as I have come to expect from the .hack series (except the manga, of course :D), and the characters all have the depth to them that has been established previously during Roots and the G.U. games.
The Enjoyment factor for this is fairly high, especially if you’ve been wanting more since finishing the G.U. games. Overally, the OVA recieves a 7 out of 10 from me. While my enjoyment was high from experiencing more for G.U., the rest, such as the animation was the same as I have seen before, and it really feels like watching an episode of Roots (but, I admit, I believe thats what they where going for).
Then I read somewhere that .hack//G.U. Returner was somewhat like Roots so I watched this in hopes of an answer to end of Roots (as I have never played any of the games)
And I found myself bored to tears again through another .hack anime
I had no idea what was going on through most of it :\
The art was amazing! So crystal clear and amazing!
Really good quality sound
I knew most of the characters from .hack and then there were a few I didnt know but was able to figure out who they were pretty easily
I was bored to tears
If you want an anime that you are bored to tears in then this is for you
4: Naruto Narutimate Hero 3: Tsuini Gekitotsu! Jounin vs. Genin!! Musabetsu Dairansen Taikai Kaisai!!
Japanese: NARUTO ナルティメットヒーロー3 ついに激突! 上忍VS下忍!! 無差別大乱戦大会開催!!
MAL Score: 6.77
A contest is made by the Fifth Hokage called Jonin vs Genin. The point is to collect crystals for points, with the higher-ranked Chunin and Jonin holding crystals worth more points. The Genin have blue crystals, while the Chunin and Jonin have red crystals.
The video shows various fights between the Genin and Jonin, which each instance ending in the Jonin unknowingly losing their crystal (or discarding it).
In the special, Tsunade decides to hold this competition where Jonin must fight genin. Which seems kinda unfair, but whatever.
I was very annoyed at how it was handled. This OVA hinted at many things: That we would see some sweet Gaara action, that we would see Neji VS Asuma, that we would see Naruto and Sasuke team up against Kakashi. But this OVA didn’t deliver. Every time something exciting happened, the scene would switch. WTH? And the endong ends in a total cliffhanger! Man!
This OVA isn’t that good, so only fans of Naruto should even consider watching.
3: Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu]: Knots of Memories
Japanese: ナカノヒトゲノム【実況中】KNOTS OF MEMORIES
MAL Score: 6.81
An original story included with volume 10 of the Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] manga.
MAL Score: 7.16
Tobias, Mary, and Sakuya challenge the impregnable “The One Sin”, but they lose their way in the maze and unintentionally trap other guild members. A mysterious cat is watching their blunder. Is it another player character or NPC?
For more in depth analysis, continue reading below. To see an overview simply skip to the end.
The story begins with our three main characters (Asuma/Sakuya (female Kite), Iori/Tobias (female Balmung), and Eri/Mary (different Blackrose)) who are questing in a rather high level dungeon and, through Sakuya’s foolishness, cause the death of several guild members who were partaking in a boss fight. After that they retire for the night and we are treated to a bit of exposition where we learn that our three protagonists, and probably the whole of Japan if not the world, has a microchip implanted inside them (that can only lead to good things, right?). After that Sakuya logs in to meet a strange character named Hermit, who appears to be our token cat character for this installment, and through the bounty on her head the two are thrown into a series of events that leads them, as well as Tobias and Mary, into a strange area known as the Pariah Folder. It’s here that they can experience the same pain that their avatars do and when Eri is PKed by a random attacker she is sent into a coma in real life. It’s then that Sakuya and Tobias decide that they’ll do whatever it takes to get their friend back, and they might just have some help along the way.
With only 3 episodes, and with a decent amount of story to tell, there isn’t as much character development as in the two high points of the franchise (Sign and Roots), but there’s still several bright spots to be found when watching. Though I initially thought the main character Sakuya was rather annoying, after witnessing her friend getting PKed and put into a coma she truly grows up a bit more and becomes a more likeable character. Hermit is another bright spot in the show, introduced as the mysterious cat person he carries the most secrets of the show, rivaled only by one other character. Hermit’s mysterious yet playful and childish personality make him one of the most enjoyable characters in the show. It’s unfortunate that Tobias doesn’t get as much screentime as her foolish friend Sakuya, but as the more mature and reliable of the two we don’t get to see her as much, still she does make a decent appearance and is a nice presence in the finale episode. Mary, unfortunately, gets little screentime outside the first episode what with her being PKed at the end of it. There is one other character who I did not hear named, a mysterious character with a young girl for an avatar (the best character design in the show, by far), who is referred to as ‘Shamrock’ according to MAL (the leader of the guild Sakuya got killed). She possesses a skill longtime fans of the series will know right away and, it’s highly possible she is Pi’s avatar in this version of The World (especially since she’s done by the same voice actress)
Art & Sound:
It’s tempting to simply write ‘amazing’ and knock off early when talking about the art, but that is the best way to describe the art. As it is an OVA, and much shorter than most other .hack anime, there’s a lot of quality in the art; to the point where it is probably the best animated and best flowing of all the others. For only having 3 episodes there’s a surprising amount of action, kicking pretty much right from the get go, and it’s here that you can really tell that they’ve brought the A game. The sound is perhaps the weakest area of the anime (though that isn’t saying much), since there’s not much time to create memorable scores or background music. However it still manages to piece together a very suitable soundtrack, as well as including several sounds from other parts of the franchise for long time fans.
While initially skeptical going into the series, the 3 episode OVA has proven to be another strong addition to the .hack franchise. With all the Easter Eggs thrown in for longtime fans of the series, paired with the great artwork, it was hard not to like .hack//Quantum.
So overall was .hack//Quantum a worthy addition of such a good franchise? With only 3 episodes to tell it’s story it feels as if there are a few bits left out (especially if this is your first foray into the .hack series), but overall it stands on it’s own. Being set a few decades into the future gives it far more of a pass regarding the coma aspect than other installments to the series, and the technology used is actually something that might happen one day in our lifetimes. So to those wondering if this is the best place to jump into .hack, I would quickly tell you to check out both Sign and Roots before venturing here but it isn’t a horrible jumping on point, you will be confused regarding several things though (such as what Data Drain actually is). But to fans of the series who have not yet watched .hack//Quantum, or to those skeptical about it’s moe-esque appearance, don’t let that fool you. Underneath lies a well told story, some interesting characters and the best animation you’ve ever seen in a .hack anime. Fans of the series, do yourself a favour and watch this as soon as you can.
STORY: Once upon a time, there was a video game company that made a really popular online game called The World (Though in the real world, the game that is housed within the game has a very questionable popularity, as in does anyone really care for .hack anymore?), the game was an incredibly flawed game where hacking is the only way to do any cool shit, and strange phenomenons that cause people in real life fall unconscious into a coma like state, no law suits were filed.
Years later, The World R:X is released, where it continued the broken programming of it’s earlier version along with player vs player fights being the most prominent way to play, or just go around and kill other players which inspired others to become player killer killers… Go, just go…Just go with it. More queer phenomenons occur and more people end up in coma like states, still no law suits were filed and the The World continues to be extremely popular (In the franchise’s world mind you).
A few more years later, The World is still very popular and everything seems okay, not much hacking and people actually playing it like any other MMO like World of Warcraft, until a little kitty cat decides to fuck shit up, and the rest as they say is history, and you know what else they say? History repeats itself.
.Hack//Quantum is exactly that, the usual .hack story retold again but in a more compact space. If you had already played through one of the games, watched through one the anime series or read through one the manga adaptations, then chances are that the feeling dejavu is going to hit you like a brick, right smack in the face leaving a stinging feeling that is all too familiar.
But it’s time to look past the story rehashing and time to look at what they did with the characters this time around, which to be honest I rather like the central group of characters this time around, Asumi (Sakuya), Eri (Mary), and Iori (Tobias) who’s video game designs are, except for Eri her’s is more of remixed design, gender swapped versions of existing characters from earlier .hack series. Sakuya is a spunky go getter, something like a typical male shonen lead, Tobias is a knightly fancy looking warrior yet dresses like slob in real life and Mary is a proper like student, the kind that would only play a MMO if invited by a friend. They’re nothing exciting, especially alone, but they work well together as a believable group of friends.
And the main story they’re a part of, other than what I initially criticized it for, is a pretty enjoyable story centering a character named Hermit, who is a walking talking cat like Mia from the earlier .hack entries, who is involved with a dark area of the game that causes players to fall unconscious and the three players I spoke of have to find someway to save them.
There’s nothing bad or terrible in particular with this .hack or it’s story, and it should be treated as a bite sized offering of what .hack is about, but if you are going into this being familiar with the franchise, then there is truly nothing new offered, and I still can’t get over how the in-series game is still around given it’s history, I mean if the company regrouped into a different one with a name change, sure, it would have been believable (The perfect real life example for anime fans for this would be ADV’s transformation into Sentai Filmworks, it worked for them pretty well), but if they see that story not being broke, then I guess there’s no point of fixing it.
ANIMATION: I’m pretty sure that Bandai could have had enough money to pay for new writers, because the budget for the animation really shows. Very detailed and clean, this is the best the series has looked by far as animation is considered. Giant dragons, giant magical attacks, oh my! Even the fan service scenes with the hot springs are forgivable with the best snow rendering I’ve ever seen.
SOUND: Absolutely nothing stands out, that’s both good and bad. And either language, english or japanese, are just as good to listen to. Though I find it strange that Funimation is the one that pick this up for an english dub, usually Bandai picks them up… Oh right, nevermind.
+ Stellar animation.
+/- .Hack in a nutshell. / It’s the same story that every .Hack went with for years.
+/- The cast is likable. / They’re nothing special to write home about.
I do like the .Hack series as much as the next guy… Well more than the next guy because he’s among the people who stopped caring for the franchise but, there really needs to be innovation with the .Hack franchise or it’ll simply be forgotten by time. A video game reboot or something is in order, same old same old isn’t going to cut it forever.
Animation and art wise Quantum was certainly sporting production values lacking from some previous installments and to Kinema Citrus’ advantage they came in on a much later installment to be given a full budget and effort. Animation quality looks high and the character art, while reusing models from the previous installements, do give a new and great twist on some of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s early designs as now we have a female version of Kite and Balmung and a BlackRose with much longer hair and other changed accessories. I really do enjoy the new style and the new characters are a fun mix. Seeing some returns of GU-styled characters also made for a nice mix of World R1 and World R2 styles and features put into this brand new version of the World known as The World R:X.
The art direction is as good as ever as the scenic art always captures what a fantasy virtual world might look like overall this is an aesthetically pleasing show to look at.
Story wise the story is fun and adventurous but it’s also a balance of dramatic and light hearted at the same time. It doesn’t feel too out left field as “Legend of the Twilight” did when it first debuted. Unlike SIGN or Liminality which were far more dialog driven and continued to build on it’s mystery with mood and atmosphere this show mostly features action. A positive and a negative trait at the same time but it feels like the story was balanced enough to make it feel legit. The show offers diverse cast of characters that we get a full look at both within The World and back in the real World making this the first .hack anime to really do that. And I really enjoyed this new take seeing both the players in and out of their virtual avatars.
The plot is very welcoming to first time viewers and doesn’t really require viewing of past .hack to understand it. Most previous events are talked about briefly enough to not slow down the story and to still give a basic understanding of the universe and past events in it. The cast is entirely made up of new characters which makes it really easy to jump right in with no prior knowledge of the franchise.
One major drawback to the story is while this show is very kind to new viewers who have never seen any .hack before, it may come as a bit jarring to long time watchers as my self. The very idea that CC Corp is still allowed to be in business after two major network crises which caused people to become comatose and other very serious problems within the real world, seems a bit of a stretch by now. Between the events of World R:1 and World R:2 a fire broke out at CC Corp which destroyed much of the old world which makes it easy to justify how they escape the blame from The Network Crises then.
The anime does it’s best to justify this somewhat by saying comatose victims are in private hospitals controlled by CC Corp but it unfortunately doesn’t solve other problems with the continued repeat of the coma plot. I get it that to tell .hack you have to use this plot to raise the stakes and I honestly can’t think of any other way to do it but really the only explanation as to how The World is still a massively popular game as well as how CC Corp. must be that CC Corp has paid off the Japanese government or something.
Musically the show fails to capture anything interesting. Ko Otani unfortunately doesn’t deliver an interesting score and the soundtrack itself isn’t all that great on it’s own either. The franchise has sorely lacked without Yuki Kajiura’s direct involvement ever since Ali Project took on Roots and failed at it just as much. Yuuka Nanri does return to provide the theme song though this time she is without Kajiura. However the theme song is still a nice one and fits the general mood of .hack. The Sounds Effects and Japanese acting however are as great as ever.
Dubbing wise, this is the first .hack to ever be dubbed and released by FUNimation. it’s a very solid dub overall with plenty of great performances. I’ll admit for those who played GU it may be jarring to see Aina speak with a deeper voice as opposed to her more young girl voice from the games but it makes sense in context. It’s a great dub and release from FUNimation and I’m hoping with Bandai Entertainment’s demise they will handle future .hack anime if any even if newer games never get released over here. Although if any past characters ever return I would hope they would try and get the original English cast members back but that’s for future projects to worry about.
Quantum is just fun. It may not have the depth of Liminality or SIGN but it certainly was a lot more fun than Legend of the Twilight was. I’d put it above Roots in terms of enjoyment and it’s an overall fun project and one of the few that does not tie directly into a followup game which makes this a pretty solid watch if you are wanting to jump into .hack. If you are long time fan it still may be worth a look just remember you might have to likely check your brain at the door to get past some of the problems with the plot and if you are newcomer to this might be a very easy one for you to get into as SIGN and Liminality are known for their very slow methodical pacing and more talking than action.
1: Hikaru no Go: Sabaki no Ikkyoku! Inishie no Hana yo Sake!!
Japanese: ヒカルの碁 特別編 – 裁きの一局! いにしえの華よ咲け!!
MAL Score: 7.39
Alternate version of the story featured in episode 64 of Hikaru no Go.
Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Hikaru no Go: Sabaki no Ikkyoku! Inishie no Hana yo Sake!!
3. Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu]: Knots of Memories
4. Naruto Narutimate Hero 3: Tsuini Gekitotsu! Jounin vs. Genin!! Musabetsu Dairansen Taikai Kaisai!!
5. .hack//G.U. Returner
6. Haikyuu!! Quest Picture Drama
8. Hikaru no Go: Memories
10. Mahjong Hishouden: Naki no Ryuu
11. Super Mario World: Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land