.hack//CELL Author(s) Ryo Suzukaze Illustrator Akira Mutsuki Country Japan Series .hack Genre(s) Science fiction, Anime Publisher Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyopop Publication date November 2005 Media type Print (Paperback) Pages 257 pp (paperback edition) ISBN 4044271844 OCLC Number 170000110 Preceded by .hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet Followed by .hack//G.U.
.hack//CELL is a novel series written by Ryo Suzukaze, serialized in the magazine .hack//G.U.: The World, and published in paperback format by Kadokawa Shoten as a chapter in the .hack universe. It follows the experiences of a female Edge Punisher, Midori, as she hires herself out to players who want to fight her without resistance. Tokyopop has obtained that rights to .hack//CELL and was released on March 2, 2010.
Midori (碧) is the main character of .hack//CELL, and a female Edge Punisher. Midori charges other players a certain amount of GP, and allows them to attempt to PK her for a total of 1 minute, where Midori does not counterattack. If the player successfully defeats her, they are granted a prize.
Haseo (ハセヲ), a black-clothed Adept Rogue, is the main character of .hack//G.U. and .hack//Roots. He meets Midori while she is being attacked by Bordeaux and her fellow PKers. Haseo inquires if Midori knows anything about Tri-Edge, but Midori is reluctant to tell Haseo about her experience with him.
Tri-Edge (三爪痕 Toraiejji ) is a mysterious player killer who has been credited as the one who puts players into comas. Midori witnesses a fight between him and Ovan, and soon finds Tri-Edge to be pursuing her as well.
Midori Shimomura (下村みどり Shimomura Midori ) is a high school girl who is described as being in a coma because of an unspecified degenerative disease. A sample of her blood was taken and used to create a "virtual cell" in hopes that it could be used to stimulate her back to consciousness.
.hack//CELL takes place at the same time as .hack//Roots. The main premise of the story covers the happenings that Midori and Adamas witness and experience in The World R:2, an extremely popular MMORPG that is a new version of the original game, The World. Midori meets numerous characters from .hack//Roots (most notably Haseo,) and .hack//G.U. (such as Silabus and Gaspard.) The main plot centers around Midori selling herself out to would-be PKers, and some real-world events that center around the girl who also bears the name Midori who is in a coma. It is later revealed that Midori is a sentient PC, and was a result of the "virtual cell" that was taken from Midori Shimomura's blood. After Midori Shimomura wakes, she enters The World with a PC identical to Midori.
No. Title Japanese release English release 1 The Ending World
Owaru sekai (終わる世界)
August 31, 2006
Mar 2 2010
2 Infinite Liberation
Mugen no kaihō (無限の解放)
November 30, 2010
Notes and references
- ^ "Happy Cafe, .hack//CELL, Kokaku Listed by Amazon (Updated)". http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-07-06/happy-cafe-.hack/cell-kokaku-listed-by-amazon.ca.
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