January 23, 2003


So I said I'd write something about the new .hack series called .hack//Legend of the Bracelet of Dusk (aka .hack//DUSK). I have to admit I was highly skeptical about this at first. As I've mentioned here before .hack//SIGN didn't do much for me. I saw a great opportunity to tell an interesting story and I just think they did a really poor job of it. Nice character designs, a nice soundtrack, and good production just won't save a poor story. I'd even avoided the OVA based on my feelings about the show.

So, when .hack//DUSK came along I wasn't sure what to do. In the end I decided to download the first episode and see what I thought. First off. It's cute. Like kinda super deformed cute. Secondly, it just has a better feel. I'm not sure if I can explain it exactly, but the first show seemed to be missing something, and the second show has it. They jump you right into the story, giving you just enough of an explanation of what 'The World' is to set things up. So far I've seen the first two episodes and the show is just plain fun. I'm pretty interested in seeing where they go with it so for now I'll keep watching.

Of course now I'm going to have to go back and check out the OVA also.

Posted by snooze at January 23, 2003 04:51 PM


.hack//dusk = CUTE!!!!!!

Posted by: k-chan at January 24, 2003 07:52 AM

It's got a better feeling to it. It seems like everyone playing The World in .hack//DUSK is having FUN! In .hack//SIGN, everyone looked like they were sucking on a lemon all the time.

Posted by: Michelle at January 24, 2003 02:16 PM

I just watched an episode of .hack//liminality.
Lots of intrigue. It was great!

Posted by: izumi at January 29, 2003 12:50 AM

Tee Hee! .Hack//Dusk is soooo kawaii! .hack//SIGN was pretty good but it was too serious all the time.

Posted by: Yuki-Chan at March 23, 2003 09:39 PM

.....i wouldnt know this because i am one who pays no attention to details, but is .hack//dusk out in the States? i would really like to know, because i am really into .hack, and .hack//sign is nothing more than ok....plus i love the game even though i havent beat it yet (goddamn lack of B virus cores). when i saw an anime magazine in a walgreens, i picked it up and saw who i thought was kite and blackrose. when i turned to the article, it was "the best of japan" er sometin like dat and i read the review. and i went online here, and.....uh ya. anyway, is it in america, will i have to wait a while, or should i wallow in sadness cuz its never gonna come?

Posted by: my name is anonymous at March 24, 2003 10:58 PM

i dunno about everybody else. i loved the .hack//sign series. although, yes it was WAY too serious.. i was really into it.. the soundtrack rocked and the visuals were awesome so i was satisfied.. but i never did check out the OVAs but im dling .hack//dusk as we speak. so theres the answer to ur "?" Yuki-Chan. DL em.. works wonders! :-D

Posted by: chibi-BANANA at March 30, 2003 01:32 AM

Well, that's the problem I had with SIGN. The soundtrack and visuals were great, but there wasn't as much there. It felt kind of flat despite all that. There wasn't even much tension in the story.

Posted by: Gregory at March 30, 2003 11:41 AM

I loved sign. i agree that it was serious but i think it was good. the character style was more... edgy. i guess that works. i wish though that DUSK had more than 12 episodes

Posted by: MCD_Dustvine at April 2, 2003 12:19 PM

Hack dusk and sign are both available on kazaa. Dusk might be under the japanese name which i dont know by memory. Dusk looks pretty good right now but i havent gotten far with it yet but i think it has potential

Posted by: Matt at April 7, 2003 01:06 PM

Um, anywhere on the web where you can download episode 02?
Kazaa is messed and keeps failing...I have ep01.

I currently watched up to 05, I waatch one every week,,,

But I am a huge fan and would love to download them...I onlky have ep1 now...

Posted by: ChibiDusk at April 8, 2003 01:17 PM

check out DC++ (search for google). There's a good DC server at dchub.tcp.com (i think that's the address).

Posted by: Gregory at April 8, 2003 09:56 PM

I'd make sure to play atleast .hack//INFECTION (if you can play imports, then get the rest) then watch .hack//DUSK (or watch it again), things make more sense that way.

Posted by: Mestivo at April 11, 2003 10:51 AM

where can i see .hack//dusk?

Posted by: Dylan at April 23, 2003 10:31 PM

were can i find pics and stuff for .hack//dusk

Posted by: game master at April 30, 2003 01:02 PM

..................damn.........there hasn't been a single post since April......e_e thats scary.......

Posted by: Yuki Aihara at May 17, 2003 02:04 PM

Wai... I /love/ .hack//SIGN. I haven't really seen an episode of .hack//DUSK, but I've seen screenshots and it looks really cyute! ^____^

Posted by: Yuffi at May 19, 2003 08:42 PM

DUSK is very cute. And I think for the most part it works better storywise than SIGN did. I think if SIGN had kept to the original episode length (supposedly it was intended to be 13 episodes) it would have worked better for me.

Posted by: Gregory at May 20, 2003 02:01 AM

I think .hack//sign is one of the most ground breaking animes ever, since it combines both anime and video games (my 2 obsessions ;) I haven't seen .hack//dusk yet, but it looks very awesome, yet somewhat different from 'sign. Even though 'sign is very serious, I think it works out well in the series. The soundtrack is super awesome and I just love the animation!!! I have seen some screeen shots from 'dusk and it looks super cute. I have also beat .hack//infection and i'm also going to get 'mutation.
P.S. did anyone notice the hidden keywords in the OVA series 'liminality, such as Hideous-Organ Market-Scaffold (i believe they were written in Japanese on some books in the background, but if you put the english subtitles on , they flash on the screen for about a sec.)?

Posted by: Kite at June 5, 2003 10:59 AM

Yeah, I noticed the keywords too, but I went to the areas, and there was nothing special. I even checked the dungeons. If anyone knows wha this is about, please e-mail me at orca_of_the_asure_sea2003@yahoo.com

I believe there were two or three of them, but I'm not sure.

Posted by: Orca at June 5, 2003 11:27 AM

hack//Sign is quite serious but has lots of hidden meanings and is worth rewatching.. I've watched Liminality and the first 2 episodes of Dusk.. Dusk seems much more laid back than Sign.. wonder if any of the main characters in Sign reappear in Dusk..

Posted by: rogue_noir at June 6, 2003 08:40 PM

my english isent good so bair with me. iam from japan......:)
.HACK//dusk was the best the series had to offer.
i herd that BANDAI and the others wer going to CREATE the series basted on Kite and Black Rose.
(just betwen us the series is called)
.HACK//Gate Hackers
coming 2004 to japan

Posted by: akira at August 6, 2003 06:18 PM

I think that they might .hack//DUSK here, but not for a while. It's finished airing in Japan, but it doesn't have high hopes for the States. Yeah, DUSK is about two twins, Shugo and Rena, and they win special, limited-edition avatars to play as the .hackers, Kite and Blackrose, in The World. DUSK takes place 4 years after the games and yeah...I'm sleepy and I don't wanna type no more and I'm going to bed!
Love Alwayz,

Posted by: Blackrose at September 28, 2003 12:50 AM

if anyone still reads this, whoever posted that DC++ server, it doesnt work, and i hope you can give me the correct one because i want to download some episodes for .hack, and any other way to download them would be great, thanks

Posted by: clark at January 25, 2004 06:18 PM

I've seen every episode. I just finished watching it. In my opinion it was way better than sign. It ranks way up there in probably the top 3 of my favourite anime's. It was great.

Posted by: Matt at February 11, 2004 07:51 PM

I loved both Dusk and Sign ^__^ I thought the ending in Dusk was pointless though ... I'm interested in seeing what this .hack/Gate Hackers is all about ^__^
I LURVE the animation in both Sign and Dusk, but I found it rather boring in Liminality (I missed one ep of it too ^^;)


Posted by: Kite at February 21, 2004 09:21 AM

I love .hack//sign. Its it now one or my favorite shows!

Posted by: AnimeLover at March 12, 2004 10:36 PM

Does any one know where can I download .hack// stuff? I really really like the show but I can't find it anywhere. I would appreciate any tips EXTREMELY!!!

Posted by: Tweedledee at March 25, 2004 10:42 PM

never use the name Mestivo ever again.

Posted by: Mestivo at March 29, 2004 03:21 AM

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