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Japanese: .hack//Roots
English: .hack//roots
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Video GameVideo Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.861 (scored by 3504335,043 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #47662
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2419
Members: 73,812
Favorites: 236

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Episodes: /26


After the termination of the incredibly popular virtual reality MMORPG "The World," a new version of the game—The World R:2—is brought online. On his first day in the game, newcomer Haseo thinks he has made some friends to quest with. However, as if mocking his sentiments, they kill his character just for fun. Luckily, he is saved by a mysterious, one-armed player named Ovan who offers to show him around The World.

Alongside Ovan and his cleric friend Shino, Haseo enjoys a wonderful first year in the game. But this peaceful life is shattered when Shino's character is killed by a familiar figure notoriously known as Tri-Edge, whose victims have all fallen into comas in the real world. In a fit of rage, Haseo vows to find the elusive Tri-Edge and kill him.

Taking place during Haseo's first year in The World, .hack//Roots explores the friendships Haseo built in the game before Tri-Edge ripped them away.

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Opening Theme

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"Silly-go-Round" by FictionJuction YUUKA

Ending Theme

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


Apr 20, 2018
A decent series hampered by it's desire to connect with the next series of games, simular to how signs was conencting to the first set of four games.

Story: the plot sets up and introduces some interesting ideas, that never quite go anywhere as they are all setting up the games, leaving you with a few unanswered questions if you don't play them.

Art and sound: Are decent, I enjoyed them, but nothing really ground breaking I felt.

Characters: You get some glimpses of good characters here, but they feel a little bit limited, and don't always understand their motivations.

Enjoyment and overall: ...
Jun 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Brrr, my fellow frost furs, today we have a tale to share from the icy lands of .hack//Roots. A snowy saga that might leave you howling in frustration, or, if you're as cool as your old pal Kiba Snowpaw, might just send shivers of delight down your spine. As a seasoned anime watcher since the 80's, I've seen a fair few blizzards blow through the anime landscape. So, strap on your ice-skates, fluff up your fur, and let's hit the ice together, shall we?

This tale takes us to the far reaches of a digital world named 'The World,' a snowy expanse filled with mystery, intrigue, ...
Mar 13, 2020
I am a huge fan of the entire .hack franchise. I have played all of the games and watched the previous anime .hack sign. I even have some of the OST from these downloaded onto my phone. I felt that I should disclose how much I like the series as a whole before diving into this review.

The story: 5/10

The story is not horrible, but it isn't great either. Other than one or two big important events, not too much really happens. I would rate this a little higher if there were fewer episodes, but more should have ...

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