Posted on 17 September 2006 with categories: .Hack//Roots


I can’t believe how incredibly strong the music worked in this episode. Finally .Hack//Roots understands how to use its music again. It played almost constantly through the entire episode, with some very intense and very fitting tunes. Especially at the times at which characters were feeling heavy emotions as well, it worked great. Finally we have another enjoyable episode of .Hack//Roots.

Basically, all of the PK-ers are planning to lure him into a trap and attack him head on, all at once. When they attempt to execute this plan, however, it seems that Haseo’s able to defeat them without any problems. The Meatball Brigade also has its own problems. Or the Paw Brigade, the Paw Squad, or however you may call it. Ah well, it doesn’t matter anyway, as they break up in the end and Tabby’s alone again. Especially the moment of break-up worked great with the music.

Saburou, meanwhile, spent the episode looking at Haseo’s killing fest, preventing some PK-ers to sneak off and buy revival items. She’s interested in Haseo, but what’s her objective? Phyllo, meanwhile, continues to worry about Haseo and has a very amusing interaction with his cat. One of the few signs that there actually is an outside world. He also sends Touta to find out who first got the idea of ganging up against Haseo, and it seems that it’s an overconfident bunch of PK-ers, who hope to kill Haseo after he slayed more than 100 PK-ers. They’ll be famous. Yata and Pai seem to be members of the “Ravens”. It’s probably some weird hacking cult. They’re somehow related to the .hackers, whoever they may be.

Seriously, there are two series, currently about to end and from which I’m so hoping for another sequel in order to wrap things up: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and .Hack//Roots. In both cases, it’s almost impossible to come with a decent finish, as both will end horribly unfinished as it is now.

6 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    and seisaku said they should be a family so they would stick together… :(

  2. Kaitsu says:

    The reason that .hack//Roots is going to end without a real… ending… is because it’s in a timeline. You’re supposed to watch the anime, then play the games (.hack//G.U.), and finally, read the manga to get the whole story. So the REAL ending to .hack//Roots/G.U. I presume will be at the ending of the last chapter.

  3. alkaser says:

    nice

  4. AniFreak says:

    Hi I’m AniFreak.
    I can’t find a site where I can just watch the anime “.Hack//Roots.” Can someone help me?:(

  5. AniFreak says:

    Please. Somebody help me.

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    @K-off: My favourite film directors would probably give an idea of what I’d be into to.
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    That series is almost as iconic a cyberpunk series as Ghost in the Shell, IMO.
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    bleak is not very fun to watch, not a lot of people are entertained by bleakness. I have such a hard time watching the Leftover because everything is so bleak
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