A strange boy named Tsukasa appears in the online video game "The World". He claims to be alive, and without a computer.
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Megumi Toyoguchi ...
 Mimiru / ... 28 episodes, 2002-2003
Kazuhiro Nakata ...
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 Mimiru / ... 28 episodes, 2002-2003
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Kaori Nazuka ...
Kim Mai Guest ...
Mitsuki Saiga ...
 Tsukasa / ... 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Akiko Hiramatsu ...
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Hiroshi Yanaka ...
Isshin Chiba ...
 Silver Knight 23 episodes, 2002-2003
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Rie Tanaka ...
 Morganna 15 episodes, 2002
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It is the year 2010. After the great network crash of 2005, online entertainment was restricted. Two years after, the CC Corporation released the first Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing game since the incident. The extremely popular game, called "The World" sells millions of copies. And when that many are playing, things are bound to go wrong. A mysterious boy, who calls himself Tsukasa, appears. He is very mysterious, and he claims that he is actually alive "in the world" - that he isn't a person in front of a computer. He is branded a server malfunction by Ginkan and the Scarlet Knights, and is pursued. Written by Ultros9999

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Beyond Fantasy, Beyond Reality, Beyond the World See more »


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1 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

.хак//ЗНАК  »

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(25 episodes and 3 bonus episodes)

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16:9 anamorphic
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Trivia

According to director Kôichi Mashimo the opening theme "Obsession" had to be written in English because in Japanese the lyrics would have been profane. See more »

Goofs

In the episode "Party" Tsukasa initially miscalculates the product of 331 and 3 in answering the second riddle. This is only in the English dub. See more »

Quotes

Silver Knight: It is not easy, to act in the name of justice.
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Connections

Followed by .hack//G.U. Trilogy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Yasashii Yoake
("Gentle Dawn")
Ending Theme
Music, Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by See-Saw
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One of the best
2 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of the best animes I have ever had the gift of watching. Character design is superb,great musical score, and the voice acting is up in line with Cowboy Bebop, Alexander(Reign the Conquerer), etc. The games are great. Hopefully it will become a long running series like the Mobile Suit Gundam series.

Willam, the copies of the game you found were probably the American versions released legally.


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