.hack//G.U. Trilogy

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"Haseo is on a mission to track down Tri-Edge, the devious PK responsible for leaving one of his closest friends in a coma."
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.4  (211)

The anime movie .hack//G.U. Trilogy, which was released in 2007 in Japan and later in North America, serves as a compilation of the three .hack//G.U. video games for the PlayStation 2. Directed by Hiroshi Matsuyama, the movie follows the story of a young player named Haseo, who embarks on a journey to find out the truth behind a mysterious virus called AIDA that has been infecting players within the virtual reality game known as The World.

In the beginning, Haseo is a powerful player known as a PKKer (Player Killer Killer), who takes pleasure in defeating other players in the game. However, after his friend Shino is attacked and put into a coma, he becomes more serious and sets out to find the PKer Tri-Edge, who is rumored to be behind the assault on Shino. Along his journey, Haseo encounters several characters within the game, including Atoli, Ovan, and Sakaki, each with their own agendas and secrets.

The movie's animation is spectacular, featuring stunning fighting scenes, intricate environments, and expressive character designs. The characters are well-developed, and their relationships are portrayed in a realistic and engaging manner. Each character has their own backstory and motivations, which the movie explores in detail over its roughly 90-minute runtime.

The movie also delves into the concept of virtual reality gaming, both its positive and negative aspects. While the virtual world provides an escape for some of the characters from their mundane lives, it also has a darker side, where players can lose touch with reality and become obsessed with their online personas. This theme is explored in various ways throughout the movie, with some characters embracing their virtual lives more than others.

Throughout the movie, Haseo learns a great deal about himself and the human connection we all crave, even in virtual worlds. The mystery behind the virus and the PKer Tri-Edge is central to the story, as is the relationship between Haseo and Shino, which is served as the emotional center of the film. The suspenseful climax of the movie reveals the truth behind the virus and Tri-Edge, but the film doesn't end there, as it sets up additional questions for the sequel movie .hack//G.U. Returner.

Overall, .hack//G.U. Trilogy is a visually stunning and emotionally resonant movie that serves as a great culminating point for the .hack//G.U. video game series. While it may not be as accessible for viewers who are unfamiliar with the video games, it still stands as a well-crafted story on its own that explores the complex nature of human connection, even within the realm of virtual reality. Whether you're a fan of the video games or just a lover of anime, .hack//G.U. Trilogy is definitely worth watching.

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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (211)