Hello everyone. As requested, I have been working on .hack//GnU, alongside the other .hack projects. I’m really enjoying this short but sweet Roots-era manga. So, for your .hack enjoyment, here it is!

.hack//GnU is a sidestory of .hack//G.U. featured in .hack//G.U. The World about regular players in The World R:2. It features new characters who are members of the Moon Tree guild. The title is pronounced “Gu Nyuu,” a play on the word for “Milk.”

Raid, a newbie Edge Punisher in The World R:2 decides to sell all of his gear and items in order to buy a rare sword. Unfortunately the sword draws the attention of a group of PKs who decide to kill him and steal the sword for themselves. Dead, naked, and penniless it seems that it’s all over for Raid, when he is suddenly saved by a group of players from the Seventh Division of Moon Tree. Raid’s adventures with these players compose most of GnU’s story.

The download links can be found here (http://www.mediafire.com/?ygzm5n2fjd9zm). Each chapter is in a Zip file.

Chapter One – Moon Tree: COMPLETE
Chapter Two – Event: COMPLETE
Chapter Three – The World: COMPLETE
Chapter Four – Bond: COMPLETE
Chapter Five – Old Memories: COMPLETE
Chapter Six – The End: COMPLETE

ENJOY! And please let me know in the comments what you think of my translations and image-editing skills. In the future, I may redo the chapters with improved dialogue and editing.


8 thoughts on “.hack//GnU

  1. Do you happen to know where I can buy the manga? I can’t seem to find it anywhere I’ve looked. I’ve found some Quantum manga but no GnU


    1. GnU was not released separately as a tankoban manga. It was only made available in the “.hack//G.U. The World” magazine. It took me several months of searching to find an online store that carried the magazine and I had to pay a lot of shipping to import it from Japan. If you live closer to Japan or you don’t mind paying a lot in shipping costs, there may be stores that still sell it. I know that Rakuten Japan used to carry it, but I can no longer find the magazine on their website.


      I ultimately found the magazines from a small bookstore’s website in Japan. The site was all in Japanese and I had to e-mail them to custom order it since they don’t officially take orders from outside Japan. I don’t remember the name of the store, but if you google search the magazines’ names in Japanese, you may stumble upon somewhere that sells it, but like I said, it took me weeks of searching to find a place that had them.

      I found some of the issues on Amazon Japan, but the sellers don’t ship outside Japan officially. If you e-mail them, however, they may be able to make an exception and work with you, but you’ll probably have to communicate in Japanese as I don’t know how much English they’ll understand.


      All the best.


  2. Hi! Thanks so much for your efforts on this and other .hack translation work. I just wanted to point out that the folders for Chapter 5 and 6 are either empty or didn’t zip correctly. Any chance you can re-upload? Thanks! 😀


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