Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 

.hack//Liminality


Alternative Titles

English: .hack//Liminality
Synonyms: Hack OVA
Japanese: .hack//LIMINALITY

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 20, 2002 to Apr 10, 2003
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Game, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Duration: 33 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.741 (scored by 12,593 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #43522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1853
Members: 24,292
Favorites: 34
6.74
Ranked #4352Popularity #1853Members 24,292
Add to List
Episodes: /4

Synopsis

While playing the newly released MMORPG "The World," Minase Mai and Tomonari Kasumi collapsed in the real world and were sent to the hospital after hearing a mysterious sound. Only Mai had recovered while her friend Kasumi had slipped into a mysterious coma. Mai is later approached by the creator of "The World," Tokuoka Junichiro, who unveils to her that, just like her friend, six other players across the country had also collapsed while playing "The World" and are now in mysterious comas. What exactly is "The World," what is this mysterious sound Mai keeps on hearing, and why are people slipping into comas from this game? Minase, Junichiro and their acquaintances set off to get to the bottom of this problem before any further harm happens.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors

Tokuoka, Junichiro
Tokuoka, Junichiro
Main
Ebara, Masashi
Japanese
Ebara, Masashi
Minase, Mai
Minase, Mai
Main
Kobayashi, Sanae
Japanese
Kobayashi, Sanae
Toono, Kyouko
Toono, Kyouko
Main
Hisakawa, Aya
Japanese
Hisakawa, Aya
Aihara, Yuki
Aihara, Yuki
Main
Chiba, Saeko
Japanese
Chiba, Saeko

Staff

Kajiura, Yuki
Kajiura, Yuki
Producer, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Music, Recording Engineer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer, Music
Nozaki, Keiichi
Nozaki, Keiichi
Producer


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Edge" by See-Saw
#2: "Senyaichiya" by See-Saw
#3: "Kimi ga Ita Monogatari" by See-Saw
#4: "Kioku" by See-Saw

Edit Ending Theme

"Tasogare no Umi (Twilight Sea)" by See-Saw




More reviewsReviews

Stormy_77
Nov 3, 2008
Story

The .hack series isn't an easy one to get into for those of us who haven't played the game as there is plenty of background information that is left out in the anime. The strength of Liminality is it addresses some of these questions in a very intriguing manner. Liminality spans more than one .Hack anime, several of the manga and some games but the genius in this anime is it does so from the Real Life point of view (vs. gameplay). It manages to tie many loose ends together and in an entertaining fashion.

Characters

The characters are well fleshed out and developed. There is read more
I found this review Helpful
HangJarrel
Jun 16, 2011
All right before we get started, just want to make sure that you all know that I haven't played any of the hack games, although a lot of my friends have been telling me to go and get the games because they are really good (from what they said)

Unfortunately the anime series are a completely different form of media so yeah this is my take on it.

Story

Honestly though, it's hard to watch an anime that where you're already supposed to know things and with the lack of background information it's really difficult to get into the story line especially when read more
I found this review Helpful
kajia
Mar 9, 2010
This OVA is the (very much superior) follow up to the "Hack Sign" series. The production is in the typical style of Bee Train, with the ever present, haunting melodies of Yuki Kajiura (a staple aspect in Bee Train productions) succeeding to be even better than in "Noir" or "Hack sign". And since those were earlier works, it does seem like the studio is getting the hang of the music production more and more.

Unlike "Hack Sign", significant events actually start happening from the word go, resulting in a captivating opening episode. Unfortunately, having set the bar rather high, the remaining three episodes are a read more
I found this review Helpful
sailorlitakino
May 3, 2009
This was suprisingly good! Usually in .hacks I am bored to tears but this was really good! I was very involved and focused 90% of the time. The first episode did drag on a bit but the final 3 weren't as long which was a good thing.

Story:
The story is outstanding! Unlike most .hack animes the story does not take place inside of "The World". This takes place in the real world and I like that. It does get somewhat confusing but if you pay attention you will understand it. The ending was a little confusing to me but I still really liked it.

Art:
The color was read more
I found this review Helpful

Recommendations


Recent News


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: .hack//Liminality Episode 1 Discussion
Yokurama - Feb 25, 2008
14 replies by Tropeskiller »»
Nov 27, 9:23 PM
Poll: .hack//Liminality Episode 2 Discussion
Yokurama - Feb 25, 2008
11 replies by -Arcee- »»
Jan 15, 2015 7:26 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Like .hack? Get This: There Were 5 Games Too

Like .hack? Get This: There Were 5 Games Too

If you love .hack//Sign, you’re likely an RPG fan. Yet if you’re a bit too young to have enjoyed the Playstation 2 generation of games, you may have missed the .hack video game series and the MMORPG based on the game. If you love the anime, this is one you’ll likely want to dust off and play!

by samcook

1,912 views

20 Interesting .Hack Facts You Never Knew

20 Interesting .Hack Facts You Never Knew

.hack is known for its enchantingly dark music and even darker themes all wrapped up in a seemingly innocent story about a bunch of players inside a popular MMORPG. But there are many interesting things just waiting under the surface. Here are 20 interesting facts about the .hack franchise.