You will be forgiven for thinking that this anime series is based on the three-volume manga series of the same name by Tatsuya Hamazaki and Rei Izumi given the similar context to the plot and almost identical character cast. However both are considerably different, with the anime adaptation giving an initial impression of being a child’s version of the .hack series despite the darker plot that comes along later.
While there were redeeming moments throughout this 12 episode series, it wasn’t as memorable as other former and more recent releases. The series would have been better if they chose to focus more on the online game oriented comedy they were evidently going for at the start OR the darker plot they tried at the end and kept it on par with .hack//Sign, not trying to mash the two genre’s together and trying to produce something.
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