synopsis by Jareth David
26 episode TV series which ran on TV Tokyo from April 3 - Sept 25, 2002.
The title is actually pronounced "Dot Hack Sign".
Apparently the BGM score is from the same person who did the music for Noir. It's beautiful, but some whiny fans may still gripe that it's too repetitive and believe that there should be several brand new BGM songs each episode...whatever.
OP: "Obsession" by See-Saw
ED: "Yasashi Yoake" by See-Saw
Tsukasa is a sorcerer trapped in an online RPG called The World. He's tried logging out, people have tried blocking him from the system, nothing does the trick. He can travel as he pleases thanks to some newfound powers he has been bestowed by his benefactor. What may be even worse is his creepy ever-present guardian who dispatches with opponents effortlessly. The Scarlet Knights investigate things in the world and take on a role similar to moderators within the game. Tsukasa was recently seen with a modded PC who has the face of a cat and the Knights have a few questions for him...assuming they can catch him.
Little is known of Tsukasa's IRL identity...or if he even has one. After 3 straight days online there is question as to whether this character exists solely in The World.
What is the infamous Key of the Twilight? Does it even exist?
.hack//SIGN has been licensed by Bandai. So maybe it'll be over here before GWAdmin and I finish animating our own sequel series to Big O in his garage using a box of 64 crayons...oh wait looks like they finally are gonna do a 2nd series of Big O according to something I read at Anime Nation.
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TV Tokyo's Official .hack//SIGN site (in Japanese)