.hack//CELL is a novel originally featured in .hack//G.U. The World. It was later released by its self in both Japan and America.
CELL is about an Edge Punisher named Midori, who roleplays as a "professional victim", charging players GP in exchange for the opportunity to attempt to PK her without resistance. She encounters Haseo, on his search for Tri-Edge prior to the events of .hack//GU: Rebirth.
Tokyopop acquired the rights to publish .hack//CELL in English, and the first volume was released on March 2, 2010, with the second being released on November 30, 2010.
The Ending WorldEdit
- Midori Shimomura
- CELL occurs at the same time as .hack//Roots and many events from the novel also occur in the anime.