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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Megumi Toyoguchi Megumi Toyoguchi ...  Mimiru / ... 28 episodes, 2002-2003
Kazuhiro Nakata Kazuhiro Nakata ...  Bear 28 episodes, 2002-2003
Amanda Winn Lee ...  Mimiru / ... 28 episodes, 2002-2003
Paul Mercier ...  Bear 28 episodes, 2002-2003
Kaori Nazuka Kaori Nazuka ...  Subaru 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Kim Mai Guest ...  Subaru 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Mitsuki Saiga Mitsuki Saiga ...  Tsukasa / ... 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Akiko Hiramatsu ...  BT 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Brianne Brozey ...  Tsukasa / ... 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Donna Rawlins Donna Rawlins ...  BT 26 episodes, 2002-2003
Hiroshi Yanaka Hiroshi Yanaka ...  Sora 23 episodes, 2002-2003
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ...  Silver Knight 23 episodes, 2002-2003
Dave Wittenberg ...  Sora / ... 23 episodes, 2002-2003
Douglas Rye Douglas Rye ...  Silver Knight 23 episodes, 2002-2003
Lex Lang ...  Crim 21 episodes, 2002-2003
Shin'ichirô Miki ...  Crim 21 episodes, 2002-2003
Rie Tanaka Rie Tanaka ...  Morganna 15 episodes, 2002
Valerie Arem Valerie Arem ...  Morganna 15 episodes, 2002
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Storyline

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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Details

Official Sites:

Offical site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

1 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

.хак//ЗНАК See more »

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Runtime:

(25 episodes and 3 bonus episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Silent

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16:9 anamorphic
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Trivia

The opening sequence for .hack//GIFT is similar to that of .hack//SIGN, but with several differences:
  • Ucchi and Emy, two characters exclusive to //GIFT, appear in the "mouse click" scene.
  • Many times in the opening, Subaru, Bear, Mimiru, and BT flash between their //SIGN and //GIFT designs. Aura also does this in her floating scene.
  • During the scene in which Subaru, Bear, Mimiru, and BT wave their respective weapons and split in half, the //SIGN
  • version characters walk across, are briefly shown in their //GIFT forms as their bodies split, and immediately change back.
  • The "disintegrating clothes" scenes are replaced by ones of the //GIFT versions of Subaru, Bear, Mimiru, and BT floating against the tunnel of 1s and 0s.
  • Instead of the //SIGN Tsukasa being wrapped by the Guardian's tentacles, a //GIFT Tsukasa is shown being Data Drained.
  • When the dancing girl hits the water, she changes into the topless Helba shown in //GIFT, and the //SIGN Aura is replaced by her //GIFT counterpart.
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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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Alternate Versions

The version airing on Cartoon Network deletes the series' usual ending credits sequence, instead replacing it with a much shorter montage of scenes from the series while an English version of the credits scroll by. This was done, because of an image, of nudity, and to reduce overall running time for advertising reasons. See more »

Connections

Followed by .hack//Mutation (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Yasashii Yoake
("Gentle Dawn")
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Music, Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
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One of the best
2 July 2003 | by TsukasaSee 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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