From the creators of neon genesis...
B. Polier | Cranbrook, Canada | 07/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've watched A LOT of anime way before it became mainstream, so I have had a sample of all the good stuff that made it here before the crappy kids shows. Neon Genesis is a supurd anime, you can't call yourself an anime lover before you watch that, however as much as I liked that anime, I LOVE .hack//SIGN. This sotry is slower moving, you see mostly character development and none of that bloody violence that is prevolent in most anime and other media. If you love getting involved with the characters you'll love this. Every person alive can relate to at least one of the characters in .hack, it's amazing to watch it and see how their lives play out. Even better, if you like this anime enough, there are four games to play that take place 6 months after this story. They pick up where it left off and solve the riddles that are left unsolved at the end of this series. Now I have to say that to be an true anime fan you have to have watched 2 series, Neon Genesis Evangelion and of course, .hack//SIGN! ^_^ \/"
L. Mintah | USA | 01/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The plot premise of Hack seems a little thin at first glance. A boy is trapped in an online multiplayer interactive RPG. He need his friends to help him get out. Tron, anyone? But upon viewing this first disc of the series hack//:SIGN, there is something very intriguing about this series. THere is something very Matrix-like about it. I was instantly hooked, as I suspect many other people are. I cannot wait to watch the second volume.
The animation is standard Saturday morning, yet is oddly beautiful with all the varied backgrounds and colors. The characters are fascinating. So much has yet to be revealed. I greatly preferred the English dub to the original Japanese voice actors. English just seemed to fit better."