LiveZilla Live Chat Software
Register/Login Login Contact UsContacts BlogBlog
Cart Items : 0 | Cart Total : R0
USA Categories
Site Security
Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Manga > Science Fiction > 1427809313
  1. .hack//XXXX Volume 1 (v. 1)
    .hack//XXXX Volume 1 (v. 1)
    .hack//XXXX Volume 1 (v. 1)
    Image(s) provided for illustrative purposes and may differ from the actual product
  2. .hack//XXXX Volume 1 (v. 1)

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (5 reviews)
    Price R353.00

Additional Information

Based on the hit PS2 games, this new manga series shows The World from protagonist Kite's point of view as he searches for a cure for the comatose Orca.

Similar Products

.hack//XXXX Volume 2 (.Hack Novels) (v. 2).hack//: Another Birth, Vol. 1 (v. 1).hack//  Another Birth Volume 2//Mutation_ (v. 2).hack//  Another Birth Volume 3 (v. 3).hack//  Another Birth Volume 4 (v. 4).hack//AI buster 1 (v. 1).hack//Link Volume 1.hack//AI buster 2 (v. 2).hack//Link Volume 2

Brand: TokyoPop
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is why you should never have high expectation of game to manga/visual novel adaptation.

The book wrap up the events in the game in 2 volumes. Definitely not enough if the author expected to do a faithful adaptation of the events in the game. And guess what, the writer didn't. They skip a lot in XXXX. In a way, the people almost act out of character compare to their original counterparts. If you are expecting to see your favorite character in the book you are going to be very disappointed. The only characters with 'decent' screen time are Black Rose, Balmung, and maybe Mistral. Even important key characters in the game like Elk and Mia don't have too big a role to play. .hack//XXXX might as well be called the grand adventure of Kite, Cubia, and their friends. They really downplay the grim mood in the game, and completely ignored the characters' maturation and hardening resolve as the game world progress and degenerates. What made the game fun and enjoyable was watching... Read more
This incarnation of .hack is a two part series covering the events in the original four games, with the first issue covering the first two games and part of the third. The story is heavily modified from the original and for those who played the games it will be apparent right away what main protagonist was changed. Since this is a manga though; the changes can exist without messing up the main series.

What's really cool though is that the main stuff is true to the core of the game. Like when Kite and Blackrose meet Balmung for the first time in Hidden Forbidden Holyground. The pacing just gets thrown around from what happens in the games to meet the standards of the manga, while provided a reason (Twist in the story) to read the series if you already know the story.

The art style captures the game perfectly. The characters, enemies, environments and the weapons all look like they came straight out of the original .hack games. Even the new stuff they add has that... Read more
An Insult and betrayal to the character arcs, dynamic and themes of what .Hack is in favor of the author's own reinterpretation of them with as little knowledge of their purpose and relevance to the greater franchise.

While several events remain the same as in the games, the meaning and purpose behind them is nonexistent, and the divergences hurt what was the core of the 4 game's story, and as a long-time fan was a very frustrating read. Several long-established elements are contradicted, and the homoerotic subtexts the author generated between Kite and (spoiler) were nauseating.
It is a pale shadow to the games, getting little right.

If you want .hack Infection/Mutation/Outbreak/Quarantine in novel form, stick with the Another Birth novels which are the game's events from the point of view of Akira "BlackRose" Hayami.
Please Note

The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.

Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!

Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.

Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.