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Super Fan Friday - Niko Leigh

Greetings all you lovely fans, Andrew back with a long overdue Super Fan Friday and this time we have a treat for all you cosplay lovers. ? Without further ado, I bring you Niko Leigh! Name: Niko Leigh Cosplay pages: FB; Royalspacefish Cosplay | insta: royalspacefish photographer credit for Elk pics: FB; faunry photography | Insta; faunryphoto Country: USA Occupation: non-profit work (Civic Engagement Program Developer) Hobbies: cosplay, video games, makeup art, petting my cat Dislikes: sweets, bad plots in games, cold rain Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: This is too hard to pick. In the moment I'm really into Boku No Hero Academia and Bungou Stray Dogs Favorite game of all time: Although my youth belongs to .hack// my favorite game of all time (currently) is probably Dragon Age Inquisition. I've played that game over 10 times so I guess I like it a good amount. Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: original .hack// original run. I can't pick just one because the plot expands over all of them making them one complete game! Best CC2 game memory: Going through the small easter egg after you beat Quarantine where Mia and Elk end up reunited. Learning that Elk's player stays in the game for future .hack// games and stay together is also very cool (though I don't want to give away too many spoilers if they are considered spoilers still!) Hidden Talents: I'm writing a poetry book that should be self published ...eventually Picture explanation: (I'm not sure which you will use but since I provided a lot of Elk I'll write more about Elk!) I dabbled in cosplay a little but didn't really apply myself until a friend asked me to be her Kite. Since making Kite two years ago I've been really active in cosplay. I finally pushed forward and finished my all time favorite sad .hack// boy Elk in April of this year. Props have been a challenge for me so making Elk's shell like wavemaster staff head out of a block of glued together insulation foam was a big feat. I ended up really enjoying it even though it was very time consuming. Learning to resin gems was also very new to me. It's been a bit of a journey but I'm glad to finally be cosplaying my favorite .hack// boy as .hack// meant so much to me growing up! Now that I know more about props I'm looking to remake Kite this year and maybe someday make Ovan! Dream/Aspiration in the future: for my career path it's passion and non-profit based (LGBT+ youth education and homeless prevention) For cosplay, I really want to learn how to make bigger and better props. Ovan is another dream cosplay of mine and I'm hoping with the revive of GU I can get other people to cosplay with me! We'd like to thank Niko again for sharing their gift with us! Let us know what you think about Niko's awesome cosplays and show some love in the comments. Until next time ~ Andrew

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Super Fan Friday's

Hello all, Andrew here. We're always on the lookout to feature lovely fans of ours in our Super Fan Friday posts on Facebook and Twitter. If you feel you're a Super Fan, send us a message with a picture showing us why, and you could be gracing our pages in the near future! ? Until next time ~ Andrew

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Ivonne Luminya Mikadzuki

Happy Friday everyone! Andrew back with another Super Fan Friday. This time we have a really awesome cos-player who goes by Luminya! Show some ❤❤❤ and all you .hackers represent! Name: Ivonne (Artist name is: Luminya Mikadzuki) Country: Germany Occupation: "Media designer Digital & Print" Hobbies: "Cosplay, Gaming, Sewing, Editing" Dislikes: "Liars, hypocrites" Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Favourite Anime: Shigatsu wa Kimi no uso / .hack Sign, // Fav. movie: .hack Triology, Final Fantasy XV Kingsglaive Favorite game of all time: Resonance of Fate Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: ".hack//G.U. because I can feel and understand the characters. The story is so fascinating. It's nice to see and experience how each character evolves. There are so many emotions in that game and I personally really wish that the game continues." Best CC2 game memory: "When Atoli gets infected by Aida, becuase you get to now her past and my past was similar when I was younger so I could resonate with her. I also cried. In that moment you could really see that she has friends who care about her." Hidden Talents: "If I wanted to, I could sew a whole cosplay in 1-2 weeks. I sewed Haseos 5th Form in 1,5 weeks." Picture explanation: "Everything is beautiful with you. Even I." "Atoli is a healer and I wanted to show that she is trustworthy and always thinks of her friends first instead of herself. She looks like an angel with her wings." Dream/Aspiration in the future: "I want to do more and more elaborate costumes. Next year I want to cosplay Aida Atoli from the movie, but I also want to sew huge dresses. My dream is to visit a convention in Japan some day or to watch a game concert like from Kingdom Hearts or .hack.  I love the music from these titles." I'd like to thank Luminya once again for her awesome cosplay and for being such a really cool fan of ours. If you think you're a Super Fan, then don't forget to send us a message to be featured! Until next time! You can contact Luminya on the following: Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Luminyacosplay/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luminyamikadzuki/ Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/leannecrescent ~Andrew

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Morgana Harp

Greetings to our many fans around the world, Andrew here with this week's Super Fan Friday. This week we're very happy to bring you Morgana Harp from the good ol US of A, whose musical talents precede her! Name: Morgana Harp Country: USA Occupation: Visual Novel Developer Hobbies: Playing video games, Collecting Ball jointed dolls and
Nendoroids, Dungeons & Dragons and other Roleplaying games, arts and crafts Dislikes: Zombies Favorite game of all time: .hack//IMOQ Hidden Talents: I can play songs by ear on the piano Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: .hack//SIGN, Steven Universe, Repo! the Genetic Opera Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: The ending of .hack//Quarantine made me cry. It was bittersweet: to finish the story and it was satisfying but I knew I would miss the characters. Best CC2 game memory: Working to solve the underlying mystery of the IMOQ series and doing research and learning through that journey. Briefly explain the picture you sent us: I used to cosplay Mai Minase, who I relate to. I like that we both played violin. I also included pictures of my collection, which I've been working on since I first saw //SIGN premier in the USA. Dream/Aspiration in the future: Collect more .hack items and preserve them for archival purposes. And maybe get a job working for CyberConnect2 someday! Thanks to Morgana again for this weeks' submission and we wish her luck in the future. What did you think of Morgana's cosplay? Would you like us to ask some different questions next week? Let us know in the comments! ~ Andrew

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Kira Chi

Hello CC2 family, Andrew here again with another awesome cosplayer for our Super Fan Friday! Check it out! ? Name: Kira Chi
Cosplay Name: Kira Chi Cosplay Country: USA Occupation: Makeup Artist and Hair Dresser Hobbies: Cosplay, gaming, World Of Warcraft, Magic the Gathering, sewing, makeup, sketching, singing. Dislikes: People who have any sort of elitist complex Favorite anime/cartoon/movie:
Anime- Sailor Moon and JoJos Bizarre Adventure
Cartoon- Winx Club
Movie- Tangled Favorite game of all time: NieR/ Drakengard Franchise Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: .hack// the original 4 part series! It was the first game I have ever played on my PS2 and I became so addicted to the story that was so ahead of its times and unique! I adored the characters and the gameplay that I hadn't experienced before. Best CC2 game memory: Riding Gruntys for the first time!! I SPENT HOURS farming different food to feed my gruntys to get all the different breeds!! It was an obsession XD Hidden Talents: I'm really good at finding shoes to paint for cosplay. Even shoes that you wouldn't normally think would be used for a character I have added fabric too, added embellishments, painted and turned into the characters' shoes. Picture explanation: The pictures are of my Shino (.hack// Roots/ GU) and my Black Rose ( .Hack// Original) which was actually my first ever attempt at armor! Dream/Aspiration in the future: honestly I would love to cosplay as a second job! But I would be very happy to continue to have cosplay as a hobby and continue to do hair and makeup~ I hope to continue to do all the things I love. Links to my social media pages Facebook- Facebook.com/kirachicosplay
Instagram- Instagram.com/kirachicosplay
Twitter- https://twitter.com/kirachicosplay Don't forget to leave a comment and let Kira know what you think, also be sure to check out her social media and I'll see everyone the same time next week! ~Andrew

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Matthew Lewis

Thank god its Super Fan Friday! Andrew here with another awesome cosplayer for you. Don't forget to show some love for Matthew and leave a comment to let us know what you think and to ask him any questions you may have! Name: Matthew Lewis Country: California, USA Occupation: Computer Science Tutor Hobbies: Cosplay, Dance, Video Games, Art Dislikes: Traffic, Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Wolf Children is one of my favorite films. Favorite game of all time: .hack//G.U. Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: Again the .hack//G.U. Franchise. I was introduced to the games in high school and fell in love. Almost all the things I do now from cosplay to art to gaming is built from my love of the series! Best CC2 game memory: The best memory I have was beating the original Volume 3 of .hack//G.U. I stayed up all night till 2 in the morning fighting Cubia but needed to sleep. So I paused the game, went to bed, woke up at 6 AM and finished the fight before heading to class. Hidden Talents: I'd say I'm a great singer Picture explanation: The pictures above are of my costume of Xth form Kite from .hack//LINK. I still don't know much japanese but I was able to beat the game on PSP when it launched and I fell in love with the franchise again. Dream/Aspiration in the future: I wanna work with companies to create any form of media that people can enjoy, whether that's video games, cartoons, comics, etc. Helping spread that type of joy around is worth whatever work I gotta do to get there

CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - smzeldarules

Another day another Super Fan Friday. This time we have a special treat for everyone as we get to showcase the multi-talented and beautiful cosplayer smzeldarules! Be sure to leave show some love and let her know what you think and be sure to check out her other cosplays! Name: smzeldarules (pronounced "S.M. Zelda rules" / S.M.Z.R.) Country: United States Occupation: Graphic Designer Hobbies: Cosplay, gaming, EDM Dislikes: People who hate on Tabby from .hack//Roots / G.U.! Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: anime - CLANNAD, cartoon - Avatar: The Last Airbender, movie - Tommy Boy Favorite game of all time: Chrono Trigger! Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: .hack//Infection! So many nostalgic memories, and BlackRose was my first waifu and #1 dream cosplay. I'm so happy I get to cosplay her; I feel so empowered! (I also really love Wendee Lee in general!)
Best CC2 game memory: BlackRose confessing to Kite that the real reason she keeps playing The World is for her brother / the reveal of Kazu being her brother. So emotional! Even more heart-wrenching in the Another Birth novel! I ship Kite x BlackRose so hard too. Hidden Talents: I used to DJ! Not so much anymore, since I got back into cosplay a few years ago. But maybe someday I will pick it back up. Picture explanation: My BlackRose cosplay and Tabby cosplay! Both of them mean so much to me. I even made a Sakisaka costume for my boyfriend; more photos to come eventually for that! (I'm a huge Tabby x Sakisaka shipper) My Tabby photo was taken by ShadowFX Productions and edited by me. My BlackRose photo was taken by Z is Eternal and edited by me. Dream/Aspiration in the future: a full .hack//IMOQ group and full .hack//Roots group (Roots might actually happen this year though!) You can find me on: facebook, twitter, Instagram, and twitch! Just search "smzeldarules"

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Felipe Sibila

After a very very long break, we're back with another Super Fan Friday and we're very happy to bring you Felipe from Chile. It truly makes us happy to have such a global and culturally diverse family of support. Do you like his collection? Show Felipe some love Name: Felipe Sibila Country: from Chile, but living Germany Occupation: unemployed Hobbies: Writing, reading, playing videogames Dislikes: Romantic Movies, red wine Favorite movie: Coraline Favorite game of all time: Chrono Cross Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: .hack series, because it has a lot of background history and I love that Best CC2 game memory: finding out that Sakubo had Multiple Personalities, It was sad but an amazing development Hidden Talents: I can sleep in noisy places and sleep anywhere and everywhere! Picture Explanation: I started to make a collection of the .hack series when I arrived in Germany, because in Chile it was quite difficult, it´s not complete but i´m proud of my small collection Dream/Aspiration in the future: I want to become a writer and to work in development of video games (like Jane Jensen)

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday's

We're always on the lookout for new people to feature for our Super Fan Fridays! Would you like to show off your cc2 themed collection or cosplay? Have any cool tattoos to share? Whatever it may be, shoot us a message and we'll be sure to share it with the rest of the world!

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Koke Gonzalez

All the way from the beautiful Basque Country in Spain we have another Super Fan Friday for you just in time for the New Year. Don't forget to leave Koke some love! Name: Koke Gonzalez Country: Basque Country, Spain Occupation: Sound technician Hobbies: Playing videogames, playing music and recording music. Dislikes: Reggaeton music Favorite game of all time: Shadow of the Colossus (or Silent Hill/Kingdom Hearts, can't decide) Hidden talents: I can play almost any instrument by ear. Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: .hack//SIGN-Fight Club Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//G.U. Vol.3 Redemption. I really love the Xth form, the long-awaited closure to the story and everything you can do in the post-game. Best CC2 game memory: .hack//G.U. Vol.2 Reminisce, when you find out Ovan's truth. Briefly explain the picture you sent us: I've been collecting .hack stuff for some years now, even though I got into the series 10 years ago with Legend of the Twilight manga. This picture shows everything I've got so far, and I hope I can get everything in my list! Dream / Aspiration in the future: Either become a good and competent sound technician or playing in a famous band!

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Kurtis Goodhew

Just in time for Christmas! This week's Super Fan Friday features Kurtis, cosplay extraordinaire and .hack aficionado. Be sure to leave some love and feel free to let us/ him know what you thought in the comments. Name: Kurtis Goodhew Country: Canada Occupation: Retail Sales Associate Hobbies: Playing Video Games And Writing Dislikes: currently undetermined Favorite game of all time: InuYasha: The Secret of the Cursed Mask Hidden Talents: Unknown Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: InuYasha Favorite CC2 game of all time and why: The entire .hack series for the characters and lore. Best CC2 game memory: Introduction of Piros the 3rd, revelation that Ovan is Tri-Edge, and Cubia’s first appearance at the end of .hack//INFECTION Picture explanation: Just my favorite characters (at the time I cosplayed as them) except for “human” Skeith which I just wanted to mess with and my current collection of the .hack series, which I’m hoping to expand with future installments of the series and trying to gather older ones, such as the .hack//ENEMY cards. Dream/Aspiration in the future: To become a Voice Actor We'd like to wish Kurtis good luck in the future in becoming a voice actor. You never know, you may hear him in one of our games one day!

CyberConnect2

CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Alex

Do you love cosplay? If so this week's Super Fan Friday is right up your alley as we have Alex and his awesome Haseo cosplay! Show some love .hackers! Name:Alex Country:US Occupation:Helpdesk Analyst Hobbies:Gaming,Photography and cosplay Dislikes: How some games get completely overlooked and
forgotten. Making it difficult to get them. Favorite game: Too many choices to pick from aside from .Hack. Hidden Talents: Not really sure Favorite Anime: Would have to between Gundam and Ghost in the shell. I enjoy futuristic and technological things. Favorite CC2 game. It would be fair to say as I have only had experience with the .hack games. Briefly explain the pictures you sent us: My small .hack collection of the original games and some of the anime. As well as myself cosplaying Haseo's first form Dream/Aspiration: Travel around more. Not just with the US but internationally as well.

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Derin White

We hope you guys are excited for the weekend! To give you something to do while you're killing time at work/school/life, here's another Super Fan Friday to check out featuring the awesome and dangerous when cold, Derin ! Name: Derin White Country: U.S.A Occupation: Retail worker Hobbies: Gaming, crocheting and knitting, sewing Dislikes: Rude people, mansplaining, Christmas music Favorite game of all time: Very difficult to answer... Tie between .hack (original 4), Sailor Moon: Another Story, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Dragon Age: Origins, and Guild Wars 2. These are all great for very different reasons and can't choose one over the others. Hidden Talents: Get so cold that my hands will leave burn marks on people's arms Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Sailor Moon Crystal/Teen Titans (original series)/Galaxy Quest Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//Infection because I was stationed overseas when it came out and it was such a wonderful distraction going out and getting drunk after watch because there was nothing to do. I probably would be an alcoholic like all my other shipmates if it wasn't for that game. Best CC2 game memory: Can't remember if it wasn't .hack//Outbreak or .hack//G.U. Rebirth. Got to the last boss and started to have a panic attack because last boss fights are so hard. Defeated it in like minute, and felt so silly about over thinking it. Briefly explain the picture you sent us: This is everything .hack related I've collected over the years. Most of it is in Japanese because it took so long for stuff to come out stateside. Dream/Aspiration in the future: Pay off my credit card bill and find a new place. I'm boring. Don't forget to show some love. Have a great weekend everyone!

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Xelles

December is here and Christmas is near, so our early present to you is the lovely Xelles and her awesome cosplay for this week's Super Fan Friday! Check it out! Show some love! Let's get festive! Name: Xelles Country: Canada Occupation: Barrister Hobbies: "Cosplay, gaming, playing piano" Dislikes: "Cabbage" Favourite game of all time: ".Hack//I.M.O.Q" Hidden Talents: "I'm an okay artist" Favourite Anime/Cartoon/Movie: "Steins Gate, Legend of Korra, Speed" Favourite CC2 game of all time and why?: ".Hack//I.M.O.Q I'd say entirely because of BlackRose, I love her character and how she opens up. She acts tough, a little rough around the edges and has a hard time trusting and opening up to people, and admittedly I saw myself in her doing everything she would have, if something ever happened to my younger sister IRL. An older sister has to be tough." Best CC2 game memory: "Playing .Hack//Infection and finally beating Skeith for the first time!!! (Expect the dance of 'I beat Sephiroth' only, .Hack style)" Briefly explain the photos you sent us: "The photos are of myself as an inspiration of what Azure BlackRose could have been in .Hack//G.U if she were to exist, as inspired by this deviant art piece by En-Drance and my own interpretation of the blades from Azure Kite.
The blades on my friend's twin blades were also made by me, made from 7 layers of plywood and 1/3inch aluminium 'guards' that fold for convenience. They are quite heavy but con-proof (won't break)" Dreams for the future: " My aspiration for the future is to earn enough money to travel the world with my travel-bug partner"

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Sergio Castrejon

What an awesome Super Fan Friday we have for you this week! Check out Sergio's insanely cool .hack collection and pics from his .hack party! It brings us great joy that we have such awesome fans like Sergio around the world! Name: Sergio Castrejon Country: United States Occupation: T-shirt screen printing trainer ( I print and teach trainees how to print on t-shirts) Hobbies: Playing games, watching anime, drawing, photography, cosplay, research, graphic design, and watching youtube videos. Dislikes: Wasting time waiting or going in the wrong direction, being woken up during a nap or the middle of my sleep, and losing personal objects. Favorite game of all time: The legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Hidden talents: I like to think I can adapt to a new game quickly just by learning its few controls Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Favorite anime would be Fooly Cooly (FLCL), while favorite movie comes down to either “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The world”, “Gremlins 2”, or “Back to the Future” part 1. Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: I'd say it would have to be “.hack//G.U. vol. 3 Redemption”. Theres is two main reasons why. One; I felt connected more connected to Haseo as character, the way he was, the way he changed and how he turned out in the end. I felt I learned a lot from his experiences and related them to my own in real life. Meeting new people, letting them into your life, and the fortitude to keep moving forward through hardship even when you don’t end up with the result you wanted takes a lot of courage. My second reason; the game also connected a lot of dots for not only the G.U. trilogy, but also for the .hack series from before in the timeline. Bringing old characters back from the original games into G.U. like Elk and Wiseman, Being able to fight The One Sin which made Blaming and Orca the Descendants of Fianna, seeing Aura, connecting the forest of pain from .hack//ROOTS, and even finding Herald at the end of the event. I loved how it brought nostalgia back and incorporated it in its own essence of the G.U. series. Best CC2 game memory: In .hack//QUARANTINE, after you finish the game you get a few extra quests. One of those is the quests to go and bring back Mia to have her back as a character. In that dungeon you have to repeatedly keep data draining bugs to defeat them as the levels of infection on Kite keep increasing while you go lower and lower into the dungeon. It took me about a month playing every day to try and beat that dungeon and get Mia back since every time I tried the levels of infection would get severe and lower my level, give me status effects or just a plain game over. I had no Idea that Mia was lying at the end of that quest and didn’t know if there was an easier way since game walkthroughs weren’t fully developed, but the challenge of getting to the end of that dungeon was enough to keep me going. Once I beat the dungeon, I had such a great sense of accomplishment, it might have just fueled my love for the franchise for adding to the experience and the theme of the story, for when you work hard for something, it gives more meaning to the things that you want in life. In this case, clearing a dungeon to save a character. Briefly explain the picture you sent us: My friends and I had a .hack//G.U. Last Recode release party to not only commemorate the game coming out, but the return of .hack. Since we’ve had a long history with the game since we were teenagers, seeing the release of something new from a beloved franchise made us want to hold a party for it, especially now that we could host a party and being in our late 20’s. We figured we should theme everything .hack so we brainstormed for an afternoon on what we wanted to do and serve. On the day of we figured to also take a picture of the collection we had. Most of the collection in the picture is mine, while the plushies and the .hack//SIGN vol 6 DVD are my fiancé’s. She has her own collection and another friend who attended also has more stuff we don’t own, but as we kept stacking and displaying one collection, it started getting complicated to keep items in place. Seeing the entirety of the collection displayed on my living room table made me realize how the universe of .hack is so intricate and fascinating as the same time. So many books, games, and anime made it what it is today. I can’t think of any other franchise that can compare with he universe of .hack. Dream / Aspiration in the future: I don’t think I have a lot of major goals planned in my future. I feel that the older you get, the more entangled you get with life and your aspirations may change as well. My current mission is to be able to buy a home, pay off my student loans and not live paycheck to paycheck. But if there was a goal I wanted to accomplish, that would be to focus on my hobbies. I wouldn’t want to turn them into a profession, I just want to be able to love doing what I do for fun. I already do cosplay so I’d love to give more attention to that, and I also like to do photography so it would be nice to take photographs of beautiful landscapes or people. But those things require money which makes it hard when you’re responsible managing a budget. One thing I do have planned for the future is to some day open up a shop with my fiancé and sell items we designed or made at conventions and meet new people. I would also love to learn how to play the cello one day though, that's always been an something I’d like to do before I die. In the end it all takes time, whether I can do these things tomorrow or years from now, its all up to me.

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Ayane

Greetings CC2 family! Andrew here with another Super Fan Friday. This time we have the lovely Ayane from Austria and her awesome .hack collection and Cosplay. Show some love. Name: Everybody just calls me Ayane. Country: Austria Occupation: Housewife and soon Mother Hobbies: Gaming, Fan fiction, Cosplay, My Cats, Metal Music. Dislikes: I hate insects. Favorite Game of all time: So hard to answer but I'll stick with Dead or Alive 2 for the Playstation 2. Hidden Talents: I can write good fan fiction some people say. Favorite Anime/Cartoon/Movie: I don"t watch much Anime, but I like the original Dragonball. In terms of Cartoons, I like the Batman- The Animated Series and my favorite movie is the Warcraft Movie. Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: I'd say .hack//Infection. It was my first entry into the .hack universe, and it was love at first sight. I wanted to know more about the whole franchise, and soon I became a big fan. Best CC2 game Memory: It was with .hack//g.U Vol3: Redemption. I played through the Forest of Pain, and I had no problems with it. I was proud of myself that I had finished it. I used Shino and Azure Kite to do it. Briefly explain the Picture you sent to us: The first two pictures are showing my little collection. It's hard to get .hack stuff in Austria so I needed to import some things but my collection will grow stronger. The other 2 are showing me in my cosplays as, Sakuya and Kite. I started around 2015 with cosplay, and my goal was to cosplay characters that I love, but aren't really popular. Kite was on my Top List, as well as Rena from Star Ocean for example. Dream / Aspiration for the Future: I want to be a good mother, and play the .hack games and cosplay with my child.

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Justin

The outpouring of support and love since the release of .hack//G.U. Last Recode has been nothing short of incredible and we've been getting great reviews and Feedback. Given this, it seems only fitting that our Super Fan Friday this week showcases the passion of an individual who, like many of you has helped keep .hack alive with their passion. Check it out! Name: Justin Country: Canada Occupation: Quality Control Hobbies: Cars, Computers, Video games Dislikes: Naruto (come on, .hack// is way better, focus on developing that instead!) I also dislike the lack of scale figures that we have for .hack// (can't wait for the Haseo figure though omg!!!!) Favorite game of all time: .hack//IMOQ, and close second would be Nier:Automata Hidden talents: I'm a human ditto whereas I copy the behaviour and way people talk around me without trying to Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Bleach/Ergo Proxy/.hack//liminality Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//IMOQ because it's the whole reason I learned about CC2 and became the foundation of my love in jrpg's and anime today! Best CC2 game memory: playing .hack//fragment online with other people! It was such a blast and really brought the game to a whole new level! Briefly explain the pictures you sent us: this has been a collection of love built up slowly over the years. Next to the grunty plush is my first ever .hack// game I got when I was a kid. I hold it dear to my heart. In the glass case I have a signed copy of each of the 4 discs from IMOQ by Hiroshi Matsuyama on the cover and inside booklet. The kite and shino figures are garage kits I commissioned to be built and painted. The poster on my wall is an uncut sheet from .hack//Enemy that I was so lucky to win last year on a Facebook contest. I also cosplayed as Elk who is my favorite character from IMOQ at Anime North one year which is what the staff is from!!

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CyberConnect2

 

Super Fan Friday - Anastasia

OH CANADA! (Hand on heart) This Super Fan Friday brings you a very special fan from Canada and her unbelievable .hack collection. ??️ As many of you know we recently opened a studio in Montreal so it means a lot to see fans reach out from our newly adopted home. Be sure to leave a nice comment for Anastasia and send us any pictures of yourself / collections relating to CC2 if you want to be featured for Super Fan Fridays! Name: Anastasia Country: Canada Occupation: School secretary/game store owner Hobbies: Drawing/reading Dislikes: centipedes Favorite game of all time: Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn or Star
Ocean The Second Story Hidden talents: I can move my eye brows individually Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Dragon ball series Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack GU Reminisce because it's really when you start to see some development in the characters! Also you get more than like 4 people in your members list.... Best CC2 game memory: I remember when I first played Infection and at the opening scene it just starts blinking ERROR after the whole thing with Skeith. I thought I broke my PS2 LOL Briefly explain the picture you sent us: the pictures are just my whole collection for .hack (minus the ENEMY cards). It's also just easier taking a picture like that then spreading it all out.... There are 3 sets of the English games (missing one Infection and Quarantine to complete the 3rd (also don't ask I have a problem)), a SEALED English set of IMOQ, a Japanese set of IMOQ and GU, the two "the Best" Japanese versions of IMOQ, a sealed KOREAN set (minus Quarantine), a sealed and opened version of the limited LINK game, and the rest you can probably see clearly. Just wanted to explain the jumped mess that just looks like a bunch of the same game lmao

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Super Fan Friday - Merche

Super Fan Friday! Just in time for halloween we have the lovely Lulu and her awesome cosplay! Check it out and let her know what you think in the comments and feel free to ask her for some cosplay tips too! Name: Merche, but I go as Lulu online! Country: born in Spain but now living in Japan. Occupation: international PR assistant. Hobbies: cosplay (duh), watching anime, reading, playing RPGs & visual novels and watching cat videos. Dislikes: being stressed, bugs, sleeping less than 8h a day. Favorite game of all time: Chrono Trigger. Hidden talents: imitating voices. Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: Fullmetal Alchemist/The Beauty & The Beast/The Matrix. Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//Quarantine, because the scope of the game's story just blew my mind.
Best CC2 game memory: I really like a scene with Mia in which she says "it's because there's a festival!" (I won't say more to avoid spoilers). It was amazing, powerful and gave me the creeps at the same time. Briefly explain the picture you sent us: if you haven't guessed already, Mia is not only my favorite .hack character, but also one of my most loved videogame characters in general. Back in 2009, an inexperienced little me decided to participate in a big cosplay contest for the first time and I chose these costumes. They were REALLY hard to make (Macha's mask even had LED lights, it's a shame it doesn't show in photos quite well...), I had to ask for a lot of help and not everything went as I'd have wished, but they're still a precious memory! I took these old photos from some folders forgotten in the corner of my HDD to share with you all because I'm too hyped with .hack//G.U. Last Recode for my own good. I also made The Book of Twilight myself as a prop for the performance! We'd like to thank Lulu again for her awesome submmision!

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Super Fan Friday - Deniz

Hello all, it's CC2's Project Coordinator/ Translator/ Overwatch assassin Andrew, here again with another Super Fan Friday and this time around we have Deniz from Canada and his awesome .hack collection. Name: Deniz Country: Canada Occupation: Student Hobbies: Video games, writing Dislikes: Sword Art Online (is this okay?? haha) Favorite game of all time: Persona 4 Hidden talents: I can wiggle my ears. Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: .hack//SIGN Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: .hack//Infection—it was crazy seeing The World fully realized on my TV! And, if not .hack, I love Solatorobo. It’s such a charming little game. Best CC2 game memory: Punching bosses mid-monologue in Asura’s Wrath and getting a trophy for it Briefly explain the pictures you sent us: I stayed up way too late one night when I was seven years old and caught .hack//SIGN on TV and it changed my life forever. I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t think about .hack! It’s definitely my favourite media franchise of all time, and it’s only gotten better as I’ve gotten older. It was the first truly Japanese media I consumed, and it was what got me hooked on anime, Japanese video games, and even is one of the reasons I’ve been learning Japanese for four years! Needless to say, I don’t think I would be who I am today without .hack. Here’s hoping for 15 more years! So what did you think of Deniz's collection? Let us know in the comments below and we'll see you again next week!

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Super Fan Friday - Dion Ciraolo-Laura

Friday is here and with it brings a new weekly segment that we'll be doing here at CC2 entitled Super Fan Fridays. We'll be showcasing the biggest CC2 fans around the globe and getting to know a little bit more about them. Now without further ado we bring you our very first Super Fan, Dion Ciraolo-Laura and his awesome tattoos. Name: Dion Ciraolo-Laura Lives in: Florida, USA Occupation: "Pizza-hut / Coder / Part time dog walker." Hobbies: "I go to Metal shows and play video games." Dislikes: "There's actually a lot I don't like? I'm a open person.
Maybe incomplete games has to top the cake." Favorite game of all time: ".Hack//Rebirth" Hidden talents: "I can roll my fingers back and forth and move the vein in my middle finger if that counts!" Favorite anime/cartoon/movie: "Gun Grave (Beyond the Grave)" Favorite CC2 game of all time and why?: "The entire .Hack// series. Can't just pick one!" Best CC2 game memory: "Honestly showing my wife what .Hack is all about and just getting her into my un-healthy obession has to top the cake." Briefly explain the picture you sent us: "The pictures are of my tattoos (still adding more), the big one is Haseo's marking on his arm and the little one on the side is the lock that's on Ovan's arm." Well there you have it guys, pretty cool tattoos right? Let us know how you feel in the comments below and if you think you qualify to be featured as a Super Fan, send us a picture and your reason why!

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