Hello, everyone. I present to you the wonderful .hack online novel, .hack//Bullet. On this page I will add links to not only the chapters which can be read online, but also to PDF files I will make available that will allow you to read the novel on an eBook reader or tablet with neat formatting and images!
*Names are switched to the western style of Given name, then Family name.
English Fan Translation by Kazetrigger
The year is 2023, three years after the Immortal Dusk* Incident. With the hacker-group Schicksal dissolved, having resigned from CyberConnect Corp., and the position of Network-Trouble Consultant now vacant, Ryuuji Sogabe is forced to scrape together a living. However, when an unexpected request from a former colleague is put forward, the evil plot surrounding “The World” drags Ryuuji back into the fold. In this blood-stained final battle, will he come out the victor?
*Immortal Dusk is the name of the event Geist wished to create in the .hack//LINK game.
“I had a dream about my wife. It was the most beautiful time of year. It made me sad.”
Ryuuji Sogabe managed the Network-Trouble Consultant’s Department. Before becoming a high-ranking employee of CC Corp. Japan, he studied psychiatry at a university in Munich, Germany.
“It’s chilly. There’s quite a breeze today, isn’t there?”
Jyotarou Amagi is a proponent of the Real Digitization Theory, who returned to the digital world himself by infiltrating a computer system. As a consequence, he was placed in a comatose state for a long time.
“Geez! Nothing ever happens around here!”
A first-year junior high student, Lilie is a distant relative of Ryuuji’s deceased wife and now his adopted daughter. She suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) after being involved in a train accident, but she has nearly recovered.
“Regardless of whether you accept it or not, I want you to promise to keep it a secret.”
Mr. Yodogawa is the director is CC Corp. Japan. He confides in Ryuuji the truth of the rumours surrounding Geist.
“Well, I’m back in this ‘World’ again…”
Flügel, the Player-Character employed by Ryuuji Sogabe, is equipped with the Curse-Gun Brieler Rössle. Its bullet strikes with enough force to stop a target dead in its tracks.
“When I play a game, I always win. I guess I was just made that way.”
A blonde beauty of unknown age who is called the “Empress,” Ms. Bain is CC Corp. San Diego’s founding member and current president.
“Sheesh, I quit. It’s like I’ve been stuck in the same situation for way too long.”
A second-year high school student, Tokio works as a writer for a gaming magazine and is an active user of “R:X.” In the midst of a growth spurt, he is rapidly growing taller, and is bewildered by this.
“Let’s work together, Flugel. That way, we both benefit.”
A human beast sorcerer.
“Someone has to protect this ‘World’.”
A NAB (Network Analysis Bureau) Investigator, David has been chasing the Net Terrorist that distributed a virus.
“Hold my hand.”
The woman that Ryuuji met while studying abroad in Munich, Germany.
“This is the test that’s been selected. I requested it myself.”
The PC used by Yuri Seto. It seems he calls himself Drain (as in drainage system). He is able to summon and manipulate a horde of rats.
“It’s time for a campfire. Enjoy it as much as you can.”
The leader of Sophia Squad with state-of-the-art anti-virus abilities. She displays unparalleled strength in a battle with a virus.