Archive for Spring 2006

Air Gear

Air Gear

Toei Animation
TV

Air Trecks, also known as AT, are motorized and futuristic inline skates that are the new craze taking the nation by storm. Although each AT comes with a speed limiter, a community of daredevils known as the "Storm Riders" are brave enough to tamper with the device. Utilizing AT's in underground battles, individual teams wager valuable AT parts or team emblems—their symbol of pride—to dominate the streets. Living in this era is Itsuki Minami, a middle school student notorious for engaging in street fights. Always wanting to reach heights no one else is able to, the reckless punk will break through any obstacle that stands in his way, alongside his best friends Kazuma Mikura and Onigiri. However, it is when he discovers a pair of Air Trecks in his house that the path to his true desire finally opens: to rule the skies.

.hack//Roots

.hack//Roots

Bee Train
TV

After the discontinuation of the hugely popular virtual reality MMORPG “The World”, a new version of the game – The World R: 2 – launched online. On his first day in the game, newcomer Haseo thinks he has made some friends to go on a search. However, as if to mock his sentiments, they killed his character just for fun. Luckily, he is saved by a mysterious one-armed player named Ovan who offers to show him around the World. Together with Ovan and his cleric friend Shino, Haseo is enjoying a wonderful first year at the game. But this peaceful life is destroyed when Shino’s character is killed by a familiar figure known as Tri-Edge, whose victims have all fallen into comas in the real world. In anger, Haseo vows to find the elusive Tri-Edge and kill him. Taking place during Haseo’s first year in the World, .hack // Roots explores the friendship Haseo built in the game before Tri-Edge tore him apart.