History Anime / DotHackLiminality

7th Jul '17 10:10:30 PM KizunaTallis
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''.hack//Liminality'' is a 4-episode {{OVA}} which deals with what is occurring in the real world during the time period of the first four Franchise/DotHack games. The OVA was originally distributed as a bonus with the games, one DVD per installment. However, subsequent re-releases haven't included the {{DVD}}s, and they can be hard to find used. In Japan, the {{OVA}}s were re-released separately as part of ".hack//Integration", a campaign to help consolidate the multimedia franchise. ''Liminality'' is unique among .hack// in that it is set entirely in the real world; there are a few segments where the characters play the game, but we never see the game through their eyes during these scenes.

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''.hack//Liminality'' is a 4-episode {{OVA}} which deals with what is occurring in the real world during the time period of the first four Franchise/DotHack ''VideoGame/DotHackR1Games'' games. The OVA was originally distributed as a bonus with the games, one DVD per installment. However, subsequent re-releases haven't included the {{DVD}}s, and they can be hard to find used. In Japan, the {{OVA}}s were re-released separately as part of ".hack//Integration", a campaign to help consolidate the multimedia franchise. ''Liminality'' is unique among .hack// in that it is set entirely in the real world; there are a few segments where the characters play the game, but we never see the game through their eyes during these scenes.



* BigOlEyebrows: Mai has a pair of these.



* GenericName: How Tokuoka spots something is up with Ichiro Sato. The name "Ichiro" is extremely common for first-born sons, and Sato is the most common family name. It's basically the Japanese equivalent of "John Smith".

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* GenericName: How Tokuoka spots something is up with Ichiro Sato. The name "Ichiro" is extremely common for first-born firstborn sons, and Sato is the most common family name. It's basically the Japanese equivalent of "John Smith".



* MoonLogicPuzzle: in the third OVA, Tokuoka and Kyoko have to follow a trail of hints and clues all across the city. Often times the clues seem strangely arbitrary (references to Sadako from TheRing, for example.) Fortunately, Kyoko is very familiar with the Epitaph of Twilight, and her parents are familiar with the local myths and legends, so they are able to get through it.

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* MoonLogicPuzzle: in In the third OVA, Tokuoka and Kyoko have to follow a trail of hints and clues all across the city. Often times the clues seem strangely arbitrary (references to Sadako from TheRing, ''The Ring'', for example.) Fortunately, Kyoko is very familiar with the Epitaph ''Epitaph of Twilight, Twilight'', and her parents are familiar with the local myths and legends, so they are able to get through it.



* ShoutOut: To TheRing in part 3 and to ''Series/CharliesAngels'' in part 4.

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* ShoutOut: To TheRing ''Film/TheRing'' in part 3 and to ''Series/CharliesAngels'' in part 4.



** It's a Face Mounted Display, also known as FMD or Neuro Goggles. It is very common in the .hack franchise, with the explanation for its invention being that it's more immersive. It doesn't actually control the game, it's just the visual display. There were also gloves being developed to complement them, which you find out if you follow the in-game "News" stories.

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** It's a Face Mounted Display, also known as FMD or Neuro Goggles. It is very common in the .hack the ''.hack'' franchise, with the explanation for its invention being that it's more immersive. It doesn't actually control the game, it's just the visual display. There were also gloves being developed to complement them, which you find out if you follow the in-game "News" stories.
23rd Feb '17 11:34:16 PM Raikoh
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* ChekhovsHobby: Her training as a musician allows her to discern a tone that sounds whenever a Phase is about to show up. It was hearing this sound that forewarned her of Skeith's approach and allowed her to avoid the worst of the Data Drain.

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* ChekhovsHobby: Her Mai's training as a musician allows her to discern a tone that sounds whenever a Phase is about to show up. It was hearing this sound that forewarned her of Skeith's approach and allowed her to avoid the worst of the Data Drain.
3rd Jun '16 9:57:05 AM nombretomado
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* UnusualUserInterface: Both played straight and averted. To play the game, Tokuoka uses what appears to be a PS2 controller, but also has some kind of Virtual Reality headset on, which appears to respond to his head movements. When just using the desktop or the email systems, he uses an ordinary keyboard and monitor.

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* UnusualUserInterface: Both played straight and averted. To play the game, Tokuoka uses what appears to be a PS2 [=PS2=] controller, but also has some kind of Virtual Reality headset on, which appears to respond to his head movements. When just using the desktop or the email systems, he uses an ordinary keyboard and monitor.
6th Dec '15 8:20:40 PM Willbyr
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''.hack//Liminality'' is a 4-episode {{OVA}} which deals with what is occurring in the real world during the time period of the first four [[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]] games. The OVA was originally distributed as a bonus with the games, one DVD per installment. However, subsequent re-releases haven't included the {{DVD}}s, and they can be hard to find used. In Japan, the {{OVA}}s were re-released separately as part of ".hack//Integration", a campaign to help consolidate the multimedia franchise. Liminality is unique among .hack// in that it is set entirely in the real world; there are a few segments where the characters play the game, but we never see the game through their eyes during these scenes.

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''.hack//Liminality'' is a 4-episode {{OVA}} which deals with what is occurring in the real world during the time period of the first four [[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]] Franchise/DotHack games. The OVA was originally distributed as a bonus with the games, one DVD per installment. However, subsequent re-releases haven't included the {{DVD}}s, and they can be hard to find used. In Japan, the {{OVA}}s were re-released separately as part of ".hack//Integration", a campaign to help consolidate the multimedia franchise. Liminality ''Liminality'' is unique among .hack// in that it is set entirely in the real world; there are a few segments where the characters play the game, but we never see the game through their eyes during these scenes.


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4th Sep '15 12:09:24 AM Wavestorm11
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* CoolCodeOfSource: The code that shows up is from the source code of the .hack games.
30th Mar '14 5:26:37 PM Aiguille
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* ShoutOut: To TheRing in part 3 and to [[CharliesAngels Charlie's Angels]] in part 4.

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* ShoutOut: To TheRing in part 3 and to [[CharliesAngels Charlie's Angels]] ''Series/CharliesAngels'' in part 4.
12th Jan '14 8:17:30 PM nombretomado
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See DotHack for information about the franchise as a whole.

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See DotHack Franchise/DotHack for information about the franchise as a whole.



* {{Bowdlerisation}}: In the Japanese version of "The Case of Mai Minase", Skeith's wand has a cross shape visible at the top; in the American version, the cross shape is changed to the Q shape used in DotHackSign and the American releases of the games.

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* {{Bowdlerisation}}: In the Japanese version of "The Case of Mai Minase", Skeith's wand has a cross shape visible at the top; in the American version, the cross shape is changed to the Q shape used in DotHackSign ''Anime/DotHackSign'' and the American releases of the games.
29th Nov '13 8:08:42 PM Paktra
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27th Nov '13 12:14:18 AM Paktra
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6th Dec '12 5:14:20 AM justanid
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''.hack//Liminality'' is a 4-episode {{OVA}} which deals with what is occurring in the real world during the time period of the first four .hack// games. The OVA was originally distributed as a bonus with the games, one DVD per installment. However, subsequent re-releases haven't included the {{DVD}}s, and they can be hard to find used. In Japan, the {{OVA}}s were re-released separately as part of ".hack//Integration", a campaign to help consolidate the multimedia franchise. Liminality is unique among .hack// in that it is set entirely in the real world; there are a few segments where the characters play the game, but we never see the game through their eyes during these scenes.

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''.hack//Liminality'' is a 4-episode {{OVA}} which deals with what is occurring in the real world during the time period of the first four .hack// four [[Franchise/DotHack .hack//]] games. The OVA was originally distributed as a bonus with the games, one DVD per installment. However, subsequent re-releases haven't included the {{DVD}}s, and they can be hard to find used. In Japan, the {{OVA}}s were re-released separately as part of ".hack//Integration", a campaign to help consolidate the multimedia franchise. Liminality is unique among .hack// in that it is set entirely in the real world; there are a few segments where the characters play the game, but we never see the game through their eyes during these scenes.
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