I caught this show on Cartoon Networks new Saturday Night lineup. I missed it the first time it was shown on Saturday afternoon some weeks ago, and gave it a shot.
So far, I’m sold on it, having already been exposed to Captain N in my younger years and being familliar with the ‘guy trapped in game’ premise.
If you’re not familliar with the show, basically ‘the World’ (EverQuest without calling it EverQuest) is a popular Online RPG. People create their characters, log on to servers, and try to accomplish goals, gain levels or even Player-Kill.
Possible Spoiler Info…
Tsukasa, a young man, wakes up in a cave on one of the servers not knowing how he got there. Keep in mind the player doesn’t just log on and find his character sleeping in a cave, he is the one sleeping in the cave. His personality has been transferred into a game character, and apparently an illegally created one at that. Everything gets really interesting when the Scarlett Knights (system moderators) start hunting for the illegal character and Tsukasa begins uncovering a strange prophecy that provides him with an unbeatable guardian that easily defeats his enemies without command. To make things more interesting, the damage he does to an online character also sems to affect the actual player in the real world.
Tsukasa is completely locked in the game and cannot log out at all. In fact, he impresses some with his ability to jump from server to server without logging out. He feels pain and has all of his senses, so the world just became more dangerous.
I have to admit that I am hooked on this show and will probably check out the novels and manga on this series. I did some research and this thing branches off more than I realized.
Anyone else familliar with this series?