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.hack//Roots


Alternative Titles

English: .hack//roots
Japanese: .hack//Roots

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.061 (scored by 24,332 users)
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Ranked: #31432
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Popularity: #1121
Members: 50,405
Favorites: 246
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Episodes: /26

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Haseo
Haseo
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Ovan
Ovan
Main
Touchi, Hiroki
Japanese
Touchi, Hiroki
Shino
Shino
Main
Nazuka, Kaori
Japanese
Nazuka, Kaori
Tabby
Tabby
Main
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese
Toyoguchi, Megumi

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Silly-go-Round" by FictionJuction YUUKA

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

ShadowBlazer3000
Aug 6, 2008
.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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alienninjasaiyan
Nov 21, 2008
.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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Keiver
Jan 28, 2009
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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XSUDEE
Aug 6, 2010
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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