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.hack//Sign


Alternative Titles

English: .hack//Sign
Japanese: .hack//SIGN

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.161 (scored by 52,107 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #27412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #450
Members: 102,831
Favorites: 1,027
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Ranked #2741Popularity #450Members 102,831
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

A young wavemaster, only known by the alias of Tsukasa, wakes up in an MMORPG called The World, with slight amnesia. He does not know what he has previously done before he woke up. In The World, he is suspected to be a hacker of the Crimson Knights, as he was seen accompanying a tweaked character in the form of a cat. Unable to log out from the game, he wanders around looking for answers, avoiding the knights and other players he meets along the way.

As Tsukasa explores The World, he stumbles upon a magical item that takes the form of a "guardian," which promises him protection from all harm. Subaru, the leader of the Crimson Knights, along with several other players who became acquainted with Tsukasa, set out to investigate why Tsukasa is unable to log out, and attempt to get to the bottom of the problem before it gets out of hand.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tsukasa
Tsukasa
Main
Saiga, Mitsuki
Japanese
Saiga, Mitsuki
Subaru
Subaru
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Mimiru
Mimiru
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Bear
Bear
Main
Nakata, Kazuhiro
Japanese
Nakata, Kazuhiro

Staff

Kajiura, Yuki
Kajiura, Yuki
Producer, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Recording Engineer, Music
Sasaki, Shiro
Sasaki, Shiro
Producer
Nozaki, Keiichi
Nozaki, Keiichi
Producer
Uchiyama, Daisuke
Uchiyama, Daisuke
Producer


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"Yasashii Yoake (優しい夜明け)" by See-Saw



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Mashu
Jun 21, 2008
First off I'd like to say that it's a hate-it-or-love-it-anime, I do respect people that don't like .Hack//Sign, But I don't respect people who don't have any arguments. This review is based on personal positive exeriences.
I'll spare you all the joy and pleasure that .Hack//Sign brought me... till the end.
Alright, before I start writing this review there are is one word that is in need to said;
' EPIC'
Alright, that's all for now.

To begin I'd like to ask you to read the story at the top of the page.
Are you done?Then lets move on.

The story of .Hack//Sign is boring, there is almost no action,there's no fanservice read more
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Arowind91
Dec 8, 2009
To the many people who play them, video games, can be a form of escapism from the real world. What could be more stress relieving than diving into a fantasy world where you assume the role of the character in the game? It sounds very tempting but if one should stay too long in the virtual world you could lose yourself in it with no way to return to the real world. In the worst case scenario you may forget which world is real and which is fake.

That is the premise of .Hack//Sign. .Hack//Sign is a part of the .Hack series which surrounds the read more
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literaturenerd
Oct 22, 2014
Overview:

Before SAO, before Log Horizon, there was .hack//Sign. This was the anime that started the "trapped in an MMORPG" craze in anime. Although it is far superior in quality to SAO and Log Horizon, it somehow has an average rating almost 2 full points lower. Allow me to explain why this is a great injustice!

Story and characters: 7/10

The story will no doubt seem familiar at this point, because so many series have ripped off .hack. After a computer virus devastates the internet, a new web system is created and shortly after a massive MMORPG using virtual reality is born as the brain child of a read more
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Area51
Oct 18, 2013
This is a review compiled by the many members of the VIA (Value In Anime) Graveyard Division. All members who have worked on this review are mentioned at the bottom. In addition, this review will also contain a “Value in the Anime” section detailing life lessons and values that make this anime worth watching.
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.hack//sign isn't exactly new. Known for it's slow pace, it has a reputation as a poorly paced, often boring show. While this is true, to an extent, there is still value in this anime--life lessons that make it worth the time you're willing to invest in it.

Story: .hack//sign is a slow read more
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