Welcome, everyone! As you can see, we're still figuring things out, but the forums are now ready for posting. We'll be customizing the look and feel of the board, posting rules, etc. over the next few days.
I'm Bear, the board administrator, known elsewhere as James "Calculus" Renken. My other projects are Sandwich.Net and Improfanfic. I'll probably spend most of my time lurking in the background and helping with technical issues.
Sora is the lead moderator, and Balmung, Kite, and Tsukasa are the others. They'll most likely introduce themselves shortly. If you have a problem with the board, you can reach all of us by e-mailing email@example.com.
The North American release of the first volume of the .hack game has been delayed until 2003's February. A new manga drawn by the same artist and story done by the same story creator as .hack//DUSK, comes .hack//AI Buster. Not a lot of information is known about this and if it's linked to the main storyline of .hack or not. However, the first book is surprisingly already out and is still currently serialized in a monthly magazine called "The Sneaker".
Lyrics for LIMINALITY's opening and closing theme are up, track listings for OST2, and as well as new music downloads: SIGN Opening karaoke version and LIMINALITY's opening, edge.
First announcement: After a long await, the .hack forum is up -- The World BBS. A big thanks to Deadfish for the PHP scripting help on the forum. Join the community and discuss any Project .hack discussions.
Second: Sadly, the .hack//SIGN TV series is about to end. The episode list has been updated to list all 26 episodes. The last episode will air next week, September 25th. It has been a good season (not that there will be anymore coming though)...
Thirdly: .hack vol.2 Maligant Mutation releases this week in Japan, September 19th. Game cover has been posted. Followed by the release of two soundtracks three days after.
There will soon be .hack//Trading Cards and a Trading Card Game available by Bandai near the end of September 2002. The tradings cards' individual packaging will consist of 14 cards in each pack featuring 7 cards of the .hack//SIGN animation and 7 of the trading card game .hack//. You may purchase a box package (¥ 6000 w/o tax) instead, that contains all 171 types (TCG 90 cards and TC 81 cards).
FYI: Available in Japan only (and online).
The previous mp3s are now removed. Up by request, "The World" BGM is now up for download. Finally, the .hack timeline (aka. the history) has been completely translated. As well, a feedback form is available for easier communication for those who do not really prefer e-mail.