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Angelic Layer
Aquarian Age: The Movie
Astro Boy
Banner of the Stars
Brain Powered
Carcaptors: The Movie
Castle in the Sky
Crest of the Stars
Detective Conan
Digimon: The Movie
Digimon 02
Dragonball: Mystical Adventure
Dragonball-Z: Dead Zone
Dragonball-Z: The Tree of Might
Dragonball-Z: The World's Strongest
Dragonball-Z: Lord Slug
Dragonball-Z: Super Android #13
Dragonball-Z: Broly, the Legendary Super Saiyan
Dragonball G.T.
Dragon Drive
El Hazard
Figure 17
Final Fantasy: Unlimited
Fruits Basket
Fullmetal Alchemist
Full Metal Panic
Ghost In The Shell
Ghost In The Shell 2
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C.
Gundam: 08th M.S. Team
Gundam 0080
Gundam 0083
Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Gundam Seed
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Interstella 5555
Kiki's Delivery Service
Legend of Lemnear
Machine Robo
Magic Knight Rayearth
Pokemon: The First Movie
Pokemon the Movie 2000
Pokemon 3: The Movie
Pokemon: Mew Two Returns
Pokemon 4-ever
Pokemon Heroes
Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker
Sister Princess
Spirited Away
Transformers: Armada
Transformers: Cybertron
Transformers: Energon
Transformers: R.i.D
Transformers: The Movie
Ultraman Tiga
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie
Zoids: Fuzors
Zoids: Chaotic Century
Zoids: Guardian Force

Distributor: Bandai
Original Story: Project .hack
Volumes: 4 (one for each game)
Rating: 13+
Anime Code: G

This is a four volume OVA that takes place during the .hack video games.  It's about a group of girls who unite under the guidance of a former CC Corp. employee as they try to save the players who have been comatose while playing "The World."  But CC Corp. doesn't want anyone to find out and they're willing to resort to ANYTHING to get what they want.

Review: Each .hack venue is important to the overall story so to fully understand why only certain people are in comas, you need to watch Liminality.  However, they are only included with each of the .hack video games and each volume takes place during the game (it's kind of hard to explain).  You really have to immerse yourself in the .hack phenomenon to understand this OVA.

Action Level: 2/5
No fantasy battles here, just good old fashion real world adventures.

Romance Level: 1/5
In the first volume, Mai Minase wants to help free her boyfriend (though she says they're not intimate yet) from the coma but other than that, no romance detected.

Comedy Level: 1/5
It's cutesy.  Not exactly Sailor Moon cutesy but in that range.

Adult Level: 2/5
Think prime-time TV adult.

Drama Level: 3/5
I don't know if the OVA is trying to be funny or serious.

Overall Level: 3/5
If the OVA came by itself than I would buy it, but they're included with the game and you won't really understand it until you play each and every game.  See, quite the moneymaking scheme they have here.