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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 6.1  (332)

.hack//Roots is an anime television series produced by Bee Train and directed by Koichi Mashimo. The series is based on the wildly popular .hack franchise and serves as a prequel to the .hack//G.U. video game series. The story follows Haseo, a newbie to the MMORPG "The World R:2," an online game set in a high tech future, who sets out to find a Player-Killer Killer (PKK) known as Tri-Edge, as the latter sent his friend Shino into a coma. Along the way, Haseo meets and befriends several other players, including the Guild Master of the Twilight Brigade, Ovan. The show is set in a fictional future and depicts the life of online gamers in "The World R:2." As they play the game, they become friends, rivals, and sometimes even enemies, but they all share a love for the game and a desire to unravel the mysteries and secrets within it.

The animation, produced by Bee Train Studios, is outstanding, using unique styles and designs to create a world that feels both futuristic and immersive. The series features a cast of talented voice actors, including Takahiro Sakurai as Haseo, Hiroki Touchi as Ovan, Nazuka Kaori as Atoli, Okiayu Ryoutarou as Sakaki, Megumi Toyoguchi as Tabby, Takumi Yamazaki as Yata, Kenta Miyake as Piros, Sanae Kobayashi as Subaro, and Junpei Takiguchi as Phyllo. The series' soundtrack, composed by Ali Project and created by the same team that made the music for the .hack video games, is both haunting and beautiful.

The show delves into what it means to be a gamer in a virtual world and portrays the social dynamics and relationships that form between players. It also explores the darker side of gaming, such as in-game death and the consequences of logging out. Through Haseo's journey to find Tri-Edge, the show explores themes such as grief, redemption, and personal growth.

Overall, .hack//Roots is an enthralling and entertaining anime series that offers a unique look at online gaming culture, virtual worlds, and the relationships that form between players. If you are a fan of the .hack franchise or anime in general, this show is definitely worth checking out.

.hack//Roots is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 5, 2006.

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26. Determination
September 27, 2006
Haseo reappears after his hiatus only to receive devastating news about Phyllo. Tabby finally discovers the confidence to make her own decisions, and informs Haseo she has decided to become a nurse in order to save Shino. Now, Haseo is alone with only his memories to keep him company.
25. Truth
September 27, 2006
There's been no sign of Haseo for several days now, and rumors swirl that he's quit for good. In his absence, Tabby has a realization, and also discovers a new love interest! Meanwhile, Phyllo divulges something shocking to Tohta.
24. Confront
September 20, 2006
After brutally slaughtering all the PKers, Haseo earns the nickname "The Terror of Death."Still in the grips of insanity, Haseo refuses help or warnings from his old guild. But when Haseo finally encounters Tri-Edge, will he able to carry out his plan?
23. Trial
September 13, 2006
Haseo, consumed by a violent mania, will stop at nothing to find Tri-Edge, even it if means slaughtering any Player Killer who steps in his way. But while on his murderous rampage he's left behind a trail of PK enemies who band together to stop him.
22. Bonds
September 6, 2006
Tabby starts a new healing guild, but so far they haven't had much success. Tohka points out that their levels are way to low to help anyone, and demands they go out and raise them.
21. Defeat
August 30, 2006
A mysterious new player, Midori, has started a "hit-me-if-you-can" service. Haseo, still in the grips of manic power, enlists her services in order to discover Tri-Edge's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Tohka encourages Tabby to start her own guild.
20. Pursuit
August 23, 2006
As Haseo's search for information about Tri-Edge continues, his sanity begins to slip away, and in a murderous rage he kills several PKs. Yata and Pi are still on the hunt for Haseo's factor. They send Subaro to retrieve it, but she can't overcome Haseo's
19. Violation
August 16, 2006
Tawaraya returns unde the moniker "Tohta" to discover a gang of money traders has been flooding the market, creating high inflation. Despite his quest for secrecy, Tohta can't stand back and let the money traders fleece innocent players.
18. Limit
August 9, 2006
Tabby is still struggling with her inability to help Haseo in the Forest of Pain. In the forest, Haseo grows frustrated with the ever-growing amount of monsters he must fight before going deeper, but his quest for more power may be his downfall.
Painful Forest
17. Painful Forest
July 26, 2006
Tabby's been worried about Haseo since his departure to the Forest of Pain. She expresses her concern to Subaro, who is instructed by Pi to follow Haseo into the forest. Meanwhile, Yata and pi prod Phyllo for information about his relationship with Ovan.
16. Resolution
July 19, 2006
Phyllo attempts to comfort Haseo, who continues to agonize over his comatose friend. A dangerous new quest - and the promise of newfound power - tempts Haseo.
15. Pad
July 12, 2006
Tabby encounters two players who are new to The World. Later, she learns the secrets to leveling up, and Haseo embarks on a quest for revenge.
Lost One
14. Lost One
July 5, 2006
Haseo is devastated about his inability to prevent Shino from falling into a comatose state. Tabby has plans for a new guild, but its lack of members is troubling.
13. Tragedy
June 28, 2006
Tabby has some shocking news for Haseo, and Shino's precious data beings to disappear.
12. Breakup
June 21, 2006
The Twilight Brigade is forcibly disbanded, Gord finally arrives at a decision regarding his involvement in The World, and Haseo makes a vow to Shino.
11. Discord
June 14, 2006
Gord gives serious thought to leaving The World for good, and the administrators take serious action against some online outlaws.
10. Missing
June 7, 2006
Ovan wanders into a trap while searching for the Key of Twilight. Shino, in an attempt to secure Ovan's release, makes a bold threat!
9. Melee
May 31, 2006
While attempting to collect all the Virus Cores, the Twilight Brigade is attacked by adversaries - and relocated to a mysterious, unknown area.
8. Starting
May 24, 2006
The group stumbles upon a portal, Haseo shares an encounter with Ender, and more is learned about the virus cores.
7. Intrigue
May 17, 2006
Strange occurrences plague The World as Haseo wanders the Lost Grounds. Later, a group exploration leads to shocking new knowledge and a sudden disappearance!
6. Conflict
May 10, 2006
Concerns over Sakisaka's loyalty arise, The World experiences technical difficulties, and Haseo unveils a few new tricks.
5. Distrust
May 3, 2006
Haseo is suspected of acting as a spy, putting him at odds with the Twilight Bridgade. His actions after the falling out only serve to further implicate him.
Fore Feel
4. Fore Feel
April 26, 2006
Haseo embarks on a journey through the game on a quest to level up, Sakisaka grows suspicious, and Tabby meets an untimely end.
3. Join
April 19, 2006
Rumors being spread about Haseo lead to attacks against him. Invitations to join two separate guilds intrigue him, but an encounter with Shino will influence his choice.
Twilight Brigade
2. Twilight Brigade
April 12, 2006
His search for information about his mysterious savior leads to an invitation for Haseo to join Ovan's guild.
Welcome to
1. Welcome to "The World"
April 5, 2006
Haseo's entrance into The World is marked by a hostile attack - and a crushing defeat. His adventure appears to be over before it started until a mysterious stranger gives him new life.
Where to Watch .hack//Roots
.hack//Roots is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch .hack//Roots on demand at Apple TV and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    April 5, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (332)