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.hack//Roots

.hack//Roots

Alternative Titles

English: .hack//roots

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.131 (scored by 20264 users)
Ranked: #27502
Popularity: #818
Members: 40,554
Favorites: 218
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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adventure drama fantasy game

Synopsis

After the destruction of "The World" in 2015, CC Corporation rebuilt the game using data from what was previously to be another game. "The World R:2" was then released in 2016. A newcomer to the game, Haseo, is instantly PKed and then revived by a mysterious man known as Ovan. With the problem of PKs occupying the game, Haseo soon after receives help from a female Harvest known as Shino. Amidst curiosity and confusion, Haseo is lead to joining the guild known as the Twilight Brigade. The guild that searches for the legendary object known as the "Key of the Twilight". Set before the .hack//G.U. game.

Related Anime

Prequel: .hack//Sign, .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu
Sequel: .hack//G.U. Trilogy
Other: .hack//Quantum

Characters & Voice Actors

Ovan
Ovan
Main
Touchi, Hiroki
Japanese
Touchi, Hiroki
Kopsa, Michael
English
Kopsa, Michael
...
Haseo
Haseo
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Francis, Andrew
English
Francis, Andrew
...
Shino
Shino
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Sheridan, Kelly
English
Sheridan, Kelly
...
Tabby
Tabby
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Hendrikse, Marÿke
English
Hendrikse, Marÿke
...

Staff

Morimoto, Kouji
Producer
Mashimo, Koichi
Producer, Director, Storyboard, Sound Supervisor
Uchiyama, Daisuke
Producer
Sawai, Koji
Director



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Jan 28, 2009
Keiver
To start off, .hack is well-known by fans as a game within a game. With the online game, "The World" as your setting, you play as a character who interacts with other characters who are all aware that this is all but a game they're facing, from beginning to end. Twists and turns soon crash on the protagonist and his allies as they encounter different obstacles that usually do not play by the game's rules. Most of these rule-breakers are usually rendered as bugs, viruses, glitches, hacked entities and more anomalies that can be defined within the branch read more
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Aug 6, 2008
ShadowAlex
.hack//Roots is a fine sequel that's kind of bashed because of the plug-in-nature relationship to the .hack//G.U. And it's sad it's kind of bashed, because Roots was a really good installment in the .hack// Series. My favorite has and probably will always be SIGN but I found roots to be very enjoyable at the least.

In terms of the story it struck a fine balance of keeping in the nature of .hack in general with out going over the SAME OLD STORY. While it re-introduced the story of the mystic "Key of the Twilight" as explored in .hack//SIGN and it's read more
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Aug 6, 2010
XSUDEE
This anime's about as messy as a landslide.

Alright, so I sat through each and every one of the 26 episodes of .Hack//Roots so I could conjure up a review. I forced myself to finish the series after the fourteenth episode only because I was already so far in and I'm someone who likes to get things done and when I criticize something I want a full understanding of what I'm going to bash.

The story wasn't "so" bad because it's got the base and foundation of the .Hack//Series. Which you all know by now because of the previous anime's and the synopsis above. What I had read more
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Nov 21, 2008
alienninjasaiyan
.hack//Roots is a 26-episode anime created by. It is based on the worldwide hit game, .hack. That said, though, the anime falls flat on its face, because of far too many factors that should been taken care of.

The storyline is so weak, the viewer often feels as if he's watching a documentary of something. There's no connectivity in the episodes, and the fractal appearance of the whole series will put everyone (except the most devoted .hack otaku) off. The story doesn't have heads or tails; it just plods on, like an excrutiating torture session.

The character design's very weak as well. Though the lead read more
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Recommendations

Both are online games and both are using a gadget to play the said game.
Both characters (Haseo & Allen) are eerily similar, baring almost identical physical features. Haseo's (the main character for Roots) personality is more or less the depressed version of Allen, except full-time. This sort of fits as he descends into madness as the one he loves is lost to him. It's kind of like how Allen was when he thought all his friends were dead on the Ark.

Both series are really great and if you like any action-e Shonen titles, Roots might be for you.
The interaction among the characters is the same, but above all, the drawing style is the same: the main character of Roots looks really like Sasuke of Naruto, both in drawing and mind.
These two series seem to go hand-in-hand for some particular reason. Both of these are not only based on a video game series, they also are dark action series who manage to be occasionally happy, but always trudge back to its long moody sections.
The plot is nearly the same, and after all the ANIME series are based on RPG games. U'll have a wonderfull time watching both of them.
Both have an RPG-ish kind of feel (.hack//Roots for obvious reasons)
Similar soundtracks, landscapes, and character designs

Opening Theme

"Silly-go-Round" by FictionJuction YUUKA

Ending Theme

#1: "Boukoku Kakusei - Catharsis" by Ali Project (eps 1-25)
#2: "King Knight" by Ali Project (ep 26)

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