Dot Hack – Roots


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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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English: .hack//roots
Japanese: .hack//Roots
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2006 to Sep 28, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, Bandai Visual, CyberConnect2
Licensors: Funimation, Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Game, Sci-Fi
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Kouichi Mashimo – Producer, Director, Storyboard, Sound Supervisor
Kouji Morimoto – Producer
Daisuke Uchiyama – Producer
Kouji Sawai – Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Silly-go-Round” by FictionJuction YUUKA
ED1: “Boukoku Kakusei – Catharsis” by Ali Project (eps 1-25)
ED2: “King Knight” by Ali Project (ep 26)

Episode List

01: Welcome to The World
02: Twilight Brigade
03: Join
04: Forefeel
05: Distrust
06: Conflict
07: Intrigue
08: Starting
09: Melee
10: Missing
11: Discord
12: Breakup
13: Tragedy
14: Lost One
15: Pad
16: Resolution
17: Painful Forest
18: Limit
19: Violation
20: Pursuit
21: Defeat
22: Bonds
23: Trial
24: Confront
25: Truth
26: Determination


Holy shit it’s the Sora from .hack! Good action, bit too edgy at times


Somewhat confusing.


*digital noises*


Prequel and best watched if you’re playing the game. Does a good job developing Haseo, also a nice OST. Although pacing can get rough.


Nope. Don’t do this to yourself. Its a serious mistake. No .hack anime is good, please move on. Go play the games. Avoid this.




There were some interesting parts but other parts were confusing. Still, it looked cool and I enjoyed it.