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.hack//The Movie CG Anime's 1st 12 Minutes Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
3D animated film based on Namco Bandai Games franchise opened in January

Namco Bandai Games began streaming a 12-minute digest of the beginning of .hack//The Movie (.hack//Sekai no Mukou ni), the 3D animated film which opened in theaters throughout Japan on January 21.

The story is set in 2024, when children have lived their entire lives since birth in a world connected by networks. A cheerful 14-year-old middle school girl named Sora Yūki (Summer Wars' Nanami Sakuraba) has no interest in games, but her friends get her to go into the popular network game "The World." However, due to "a certain incident" in The World, anomalies start occurring in the real world.

The film was directed by Hiroshi Matsuyama, a franchise alumni who worked on .hack//G.U. Returner, .hack//G.U. Trilogy, .hack//Liminality, .hack//Quantum, and .hack//Roots. Kazunori Itō, writer of previous .hack works, wrote the script for the feature. Cyber Connect 2 sai, the animation arm of Cyber Connect 2, animated the film.

[Via Siliconera]

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