Dot Hack – Sign


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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, the Crimson Knights suspects him of being a hacker, 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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English: .hack//Sign
Japanese: .hack//SIGN
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, Yomiko Advertising, Bandai, CyberConnect2
Licensors: Funimation, Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Bee Train
Source: Original
Genres: Game, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Magic, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p
Type: DVD, Dual Audio


Kuninori Egawa – Producer
Yuki Kajiura – Producer, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Recording Engineer, Music
Kouji Morimoto – Producer
Keiichi Nozaki – Producer
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Obsession” by See-Saw
ED1: “Yasashii Yoake (優しい夜明け)” by See-Saw

Episode List

01: Role Play
02: Guardian
03: Folklore
04: Wanted
05: Captured
06: Encounter
07: Reason
08: Promise
09: Epitaph
10: Compensation
11: Party
12: Entanglement
13: Twilight Eye
14: Castle
15: Evidence
16: Depth
17: Conflict
18: Declaration
19: Recollection
20: Tempest
21: Despair
22: Phantom
23: The Eve
24: Net Slum
25: Catastrophe
26: Return



Deceptively seen as about MMOs. This is just the setting. Themes of self worth, belonging and acceptance are the true nature of this story.


The best anime of its kind.


Being trapped in a MMORPG before it was cool.

Emma ✿

Fully-immersive VR is a guilty pleasure of mine, but SAO honestly does it far better


Liked it better then most of the modern day virtual reality anime.


Cool concept and music but episodes drag on forever with nothing but meaningless talking to entertain you. Extremely boring at parts.


A simulated reality without much of a usual MMORPG mumbo-jumbo. Definitely worth watching.


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