History Anime / DotHackQuantum

29th Jan '16 9:26:11 AM aye_amber
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''.hack//Quantum'' is a three-episode OVA by Kinema Citrus and Bandai, created as part of the ''Franchise/DotHack'' franchise.

It's 2022, and The World is still as popular as ever. Three friends -- Aida Asumi, Ikuta Iori, and Etou Eri - are, naturally, avid players of it. During a regular dungeon crawl, they accidentally ruin a guild's attempt to kill an infamous monster, The One Sin, and promptly get a bounty placed on their heads. During the ensuing chase, Aida happens upon a strange cat PC by the username of Hermit, who's looking for something...

It comes to a head when the chase lands them somewhere strange - an anomalous area called the Digital Prison, where Eri and a few others are PK'd and sent into a coma. Asumi and Iori are left to puzzle together why CC Corp is transferring comatose patients to one hospital, what a list containing the personal ID of the afflicted means, and who's behind the attacks...

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''.hack//Quantum'' is a three-episode three episode OVA by Kinema Citrus and Bandai, created as part of the ''Franchise/DotHack'' franchise.

It's 2022, and The World is still as popular as ever. Three friends -- Aida Asumi, Ikuta Iori, and Etou Eri - -- are, naturally, avid players of it. During a regular dungeon crawl, they accidentally ruin a guild's attempt to kill an infamous monster, The One Sin, and promptly get a bounty placed on their heads. During the ensuing chase, Aida happens upon a strange cat PC by the username of Hermit, who's looking for something...

It comes to a head when the chase lands them somewhere strange - -- an anomalous area called the Digital Prison, where Eri and a few others are PK'd and sent into a coma. Asumi and Iori are left to puzzle together why CC Corp is transferring comatose patients to one hospital, what a list containing the personal ID of the afflicted means, and who's behind the attacks...
attacks...



!!''.hack//Quantum'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* [[spoiler:BillyNeedsAnOrgan: Hermit's actions are motivated by his search for a suitable organ donor...]]

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hack//Quantum'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* [[spoiler:BillyNeedsAnOrgan: [[spoiler: BillyNeedsAnOrgan: Hermit's actions are motivated by his search for a suitable organ donor...]]



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:In the background, one of Asumi's school lectures mentions that the real world has progressed technologically to the point where microchips are implanted into people's bodies to store personal data. Besides reminding the audience of human RFID chip implantation, this becomes a plot point when Hermit gathers players' personal real life data through these chips.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:In [[spoiler: In the background, one of Asumi's school lectures mentions that the real world has progressed technologically to the point where microchips are implanted into people's bodies to store personal data. Besides reminding the audience of human RFID chip implantation, this becomes a plot point when Hermit gathers players' personal real life data through these chips.]]



* CityOfCanals: Mac Anu... again.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: The technology to trap minds in virtual reality has finally been put to practical applications, being combined with cryonic suspension for storing criminals with life sentences and [[spoiler:people with incurable diseases]]. The Digital Prison still has a few bugs that need to be worked out, though.

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* CityOfCanals: Mac Anu... again.
Again.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: The technology to trap minds in virtual reality has finally been put to practical applications, being combined with cryonic suspension for storing criminals with life sentences and [[spoiler:people [[spoiler: people with incurable diseases]]. diseases.]] The Digital Prison still has a few bugs that need to be worked out, though.



* ElegantGothicLolita: Shamrock, [[spoiler:Pi's new avatar]]. She says it's to throw off suspicion and lampshades her appearance, noting it's something a fanboy would use.

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* ElegantGothicLolita: Shamrock, [[spoiler:Pi's new avatar]]. avatar.]] She says it's to throw off suspicion and lampshades her appearance, noting it's something a fanboy would use.



* FanService: Two scenes at an onsen, and [[spoiler:when Eri is data drained by Pi in an attempt to stop her from killing Asumi in-game, her "clothes" temporarily disappear.]]

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* FanService: Two scenes at an onsen, and [[spoiler:when [[spoiler: when Eri is data drained by Pi in an attempt to stop her from killing Asumi in-game, her "clothes" temporarily disappear.]]
15th May '15 6:26:05 PM nombretomado
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* CallBack: Reiko Saeki known as the player character [[DotHackGU Pi]] appears in a significant role.

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* CallBack: Reiko Saeki known as the player character [[DotHackGU [[VideoGame/DotHackGU Pi]] appears in a significant role.
17th Mar '15 1:10:40 PM nombretomado
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* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Or in this case a studio turnover with KinemaCitrus handling the animation having taken over from long time .hack animation house, BeeTrain. Even in the licensing this makes the first .hack to be released through FUNimation instead of Bandai Entertainment. Of course the cast is a [[JustifiedTrope justified case]] given that it's an entirely different set of characters who just happen to have [[YouALLLookFamiliar similar looking avatars]].

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* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Or in this case a studio turnover with KinemaCitrus handling the animation having taken over from long time .hack animation house, BeeTrain. Even in the licensing this makes the first .hack to be released through FUNimation Creator/FUNimation instead of Bandai Entertainment. Of course the cast is a [[JustifiedTrope justified case]] given that it's an entirely different set of characters who just happen to have [[YouALLLookFamiliar similar looking avatars]].
20th Sep '14 12:47:52 PM StFan
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A three episode OVA by Kinema Citrus and Bandai, created as part of the Franchise/DotHack franchise.

It's 2022, and The World is still as popular as ever. Three friends - Aida Asumi, Ikuta Iori, and Etou Eri - are, naturally, avid players of it. During a regular dungeon crawl, they accidentally ruin a guild's attempt to kill an infamous monster, The One Sin, and promptly get a bounty placed on their heads. During the ensuing chase, Aida happens upon a strange cat PC by the username of Hermit, who's looking for something...

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''.hack//Quantum'' is a three-episode
OVA by Kinema Citrus and Bandai, created as part of the Franchise/DotHack ''Franchise/DotHack'' franchise.

It's 2022, and The World is still as popular as ever. Three friends - -- Aida Asumi, Ikuta Iori, and Etou Eri - are, naturally, avid players of it. During a regular dungeon crawl, they accidentally ruin a guild's attempt to kill an infamous monster, The One Sin, and promptly get a bounty placed on their heads. During the ensuing chase, Aida happens upon a strange cat PC by the username of Hermit, who's looking for something...



!!.hack//Quantum contains examples of:

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!!.hack//Quantum contains !!''.hack//Quantum'' provides examples of:of the following tropes:
29th Dec '13 8:03:24 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* WombLevel
* WorldTree: A corrupted version, the Digital Prison.



* WombLevel
* WorldTree: A corrupted version, the Digital Prison.
2nd Nov '13 8:34:02 AM CouchAlmark
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* [[spoiler:BillyNeedsAnOrgan - Hermit's actions are motivated by his search for a suitable organ donor...]]
* ButtMonkey - Remember IYOTEN!? He's injured a LOT during the chase and is the first to be PK'd and turned comatose by an entity in [=NetSlum=].

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* [[spoiler:BillyNeedsAnOrgan - [[spoiler:BillyNeedsAnOrgan: Hermit's actions are motivated by his search for a suitable organ donor...]]
* ButtMonkey - ButtMonkey: Remember IYOTEN!? He's injured a LOT during the chase and is the first to be PK'd and turned comatose by an entity in [=NetSlum=]. [=NetSlum=]. [[KickTheSonOfABitch Bastard deserves it, though.]]



* ChekhovsGun - [[spoiler: In the background, one of Asumi's school lectures mentions that the real world has progressed technologically to the point where microchips are implanted into people's bodies to store personal data. Besides reminding the audience of human RFID chip implantation, this becomes a plot point when Hermit gathers players' personal real life data through these chips.]]
* {{Chibi}} - Hermit.

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* ChekhovsGun - [[spoiler: In ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:In the background, one of Asumi's school lectures mentions that the real world has progressed technologically to the point where microchips are implanted into people's bodies to store personal data. Besides reminding the audience of human RFID chip implantation, this becomes a plot point when Hermit gathers players' personal real life data through these chips.]]
* {{Chibi}} - {{Chibi}}: Hermit.



* CityOfCanals - Mac Anu... again.
* DistaffCounterpart - Sakuya's avatar is basically a female version of Kite.

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* CityOfCanals - CityOfCanals: Mac Anu... again.
* DistaffCounterpart - CutLexLuthorACheck: The technology to trap minds in virtual reality has finally been put to practical applications, being combined with cryonic suspension for storing criminals with life sentences and [[spoiler:people with incurable diseases]]. The Digital Prison still has a few bugs that need to be worked out, though.
* DistaffCounterpart:
Sakuya's avatar is basically a female version of Kite.



* ElegantGothicLolita - Shamrock, [[spoiler:Pi's new avatar]]. She says it's to throw off suspicion and lampshades her appearance, noting it's something a fanboy would use.
* FanService - A scene at an onsen, and [[spoiler:when Eri is data drained by Pi in an attempt to stop her from killing Asumi in-game, her "clothes" temporarily disappear.]]
* ForbiddenZone - The Digital Prison.
* {{GIRL}} - Invoked. Hermit blushingly wonders about who Sakuya is in real life and hopes it isn't a dude.

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* ElegantGothicLolita - ElegantGothicLolita: Shamrock, [[spoiler:Pi's new avatar]]. She says it's to throw off suspicion and lampshades her appearance, noting it's something a fanboy would use.
* FanService - A scene EldritchLocation: The Digital Prison verges on this with its effects on corrupted players, and a twig from its tree allowing Hermit to alter the data of The World freely.
* FanService: Two scenes
at an onsen, and [[spoiler:when Eri is data drained by Pi in an attempt to stop her from killing Asumi in-game, her "clothes" temporarily disappear.]]
* ForbiddenZone - ForbiddenZone: The Digital Prison.
* {{GIRL}} - {{GIRL}}: Invoked. Hermit blushingly wonders about who Sakuya is in real life and hopes it isn't a dude. Also inverted with Iori, who plays a male character named Tobias.



* HumanResources - According to Geek, the caged humans in the giant tree are being used as components of a giant quantum computer, and '''each one''' contains 14 billion entangled qubits, which is about the number of neurons in a human cerebellum.

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* HumanResources - HumanResources: According to Geek, the caged humans in the giant tree are being used as components of a giant quantum computer, and '''each one''' contains 14 billion entangled qubits, which is about the number of neurons in a human cerebellum.



* '''LeeroyJenkins''' - [[IdiotHero Sakuyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa]]. Well, not really her fault, but would anyone really care?

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* '''LeeroyJenkins''' - '''LeeroyJenkins''': [[IdiotHero Sakuyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa]]. Well, not really her fault, but would anyone really care?



* LikeBrotherAndSister - Invoked: [[spoiler:Iori says Eri is talking as if she were Hermit's sister, and Eri replies that's because she spent the most time with him.]]

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* LikeBrotherAndSister - LikeBrotherAndSister: Invoked: [[spoiler:Iori says Eri is talking as if she were Hermit's sister, and Eri replies that's because she spent the most time with him.]]



* MeaningfulName - The Digital Prison turns out to be where criminals with life sentences are kept. The [[AllThereInTheManual Complete Guide]] implies it's some foreign country (i.e. not Japan or America).

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* MeaningfulName - MeaningfulName: The Digital Prison turns out to be where criminals with life sentences are kept. The [[AllThereInTheManual Complete Guide]] implies it's some foreign country (i.e. not Japan or America).



* SuperpoweredEvilSide - [[spoiler:Eri shows up again in the same state as the Azure Knights, attempting to PK Asumi.]]
* TomatoSurprise - [[spoiler: Hermit flips out when he overhears out his real body been dead since 2015.]]

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide - SuperpoweredEvilSide: [[spoiler:Eri shows up again in the same state as the Azure Knights, attempting to PK Asumi.]]
* TomatoSurprise - TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: Hermit flips out when he overhears out his real body been dead since 2015.]]



* VirtualGhost - The new bout of coma victims, along with the old Dot Hackers' data.
* YouALLLookFamiliar - Sakuya, Mary, and Tobias use (modified) avatars of Kite, [=BlackRose=], and Balmung, respectively.

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* VirtualGhost - VirtualGhost: The new bout of coma victims, along with the old Dot Hackers' data.
* YouALLLookFamiliar - YouALLLookFamiliar: Sakuya, Mary, and Tobias use (modified) avatars of Kite, [=BlackRose=], and Balmung, respectively.
19th Aug '13 3:19:27 AM Akriloth2160
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One of the newest parts of the DotHack franchise, a three episode OVA by Kinema Citrus and Bandai.

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One of the newest parts of the DotHack franchise, a A three episode OVA by Kinema Citrus and Bandai.
Bandai, created as part of the Franchise/DotHack franchise.
4th Jul '13 8:12:43 AM MacronNotes
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* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Tobias.
21st Mar '13 8:29:00 PM Doryna
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* MeaningfulName / NightmareFuel - The Digital Prison turns out to be where criminals with life sentences are kept. The [[AllThereInTheManual Complete Guide]] implies it's some foreign country (i.e. not Japan or America).

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* MeaningfulName / NightmareFuel - The Digital Prison turns out to be where criminals with life sentences are kept. The [[AllThereInTheManual Complete Guide]] implies it's some foreign country (i.e. not Japan or America).
17th Dec '12 3:27:04 PM ShadowAlex21
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* LongRunnerCastTurnover: Or in this case a studio turnover with KinemaCitrus handling the animation having taken over from long time .hack animation house, BeeTrain. Even in the licensing this makes the first .hack to be released through FUNimation instead of Bandai Entertainment. Of course the cast is a [[JustifiedTrope justified case]] given that it's an entirely different set of characters who just happen to have [[YouALLLookFamiliar similar looking avatars]].
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