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{{Infobox Anime|
 
image= [[image:Sign.PNG|px280]]|
 
Title=.hack//SIGN|
 
Number of Episodes=28|
 
Opening Theme Song=Obsession|
 
Closing Theme Song=Yasashii Yoake| }}
 
 
'''.hack//SIGN''' is a 26 episode anime that revolves around a [[Wavemaster]] named [[Tsukasa]] who becomes mysteriously trapped in [[The World]], and also about a group of players who wish to find a mysterious item called the [[Key of the Twilight]]. Two OVA episodes were created with one about a player named [[Mimika]] and the other occurring in [[Net Slum]] a few months after the events of the [[Games|.hack//Games]].
 
 
==Setting==
 
SIGN takes place almost entirely in "The World", with almost all scenes that take place in the real world being shown colorless with a grainy effect, in “silent film style” (where the words appear on screen instead of listening to them). The only exception is at the end of the last episode.
 
 
==Story==
 
 
[[Image:Tsukasa.PNG|thumb|[[Tsukasa]], SIGN's main protagonist.]]
 
The story begins when a mysterious player wakes up in a dungeon and finds a golden chest in front of him. That player is [[Tsukasa]]. He has no memory as to how he got into "The World" or the past. In that same area, he finds a player named [[Mimiru]], a [[Heavy Blade]] with a real attitude problem with Tsukasa. Frustrated with Mimiru, Tsukasa leaves the dungeon using a Sprite Ocarina, leaving Mimiru to keep the chest. As Tsukasa walks around [[Theta Server|Dun Loireag]], he is spotted by the [[Crimson Knights]]. [[Silver Knight]], the leader of the pack, warns Tsukasa that he is under watch after he is spotted with a [[Macha (Cat)|'cat-player character']]. Tsukasa leaves the town without using a [[Chaos Gate]] (which is an illegal act in The World). After Tsukasa finds out he can't log out of 'The World', everyone goes suspicious on him ([[Bear]] even went to the hospital where he may be). Tsukasa wants to find the [[Key of the Twilight]], and so does everyone else in the game and with the help of Tsukasa, it will be an adventure they won't forget.
 
 
==Release==
 
The show aired throughout 2002 in Japan and 2003 (on Cartoon Network) in the United States.
 
 
Bandai had four total releases of .hack//SIGN in the United States. A Limited Edition set was released, with each DVD having an extra pack-in; a non-limited version was released at the same time, the first disc being available in March 2003. In 2004 a "Complete Collection" was released but it did not include [[Unison]]. Another complete collection labeled as "Anime Legends" was released in August 2006.
 
 
==Episodes==
 
[[image:Dothacksignchar.jpg||300px|thumb|The main cast of .hack//SIGN.
 
Moving clockwise from top right: [[Sora]], [[Crim]], [[BT]], [[Subaru]], [[Tsukasa]], [[Mimiru]], [[Helba]], and [[Bear]].]]
 
#[[Role Play]]
 
#[[Guardian (SIGN)|Guardian]]
 
#[[Folklore]]
 
#[[Wanted]]
 
#[[Captured]]
 
#[[Encounter]]
 
#[[Reason]]
 
#[[Promise]]
 
#[[Epitaph (SIGN)|Epitaph]]
 
#[[Compensation]]
 
#[[Party (SIGN)|Party]]
 
#[[Entanglement]]
 
#[[Twilight Eye (SIGN)|Twilight Eye]]
 
#[[Castle]]
 
#[[Evidence]]
 
#[[Depth]]
 
#[[Conflict (SIGN)|Conflict]]
 
#[[Declaration]]
 
#[[Recollection]]
 
#[[Tempest]]
 
#[[Despair]]
 
#[[Phantom]]
 
#[[The Eve]]
 
#[[Net Slum (SIGN)|Net Slum]]
 
#[[Catastrophe]]
 
#[[Return]]
 
#[[Intermezzo]]
 
#[[Unison]]
 
 
==Areas==
 
This is a list of areas visited by the characters of SIGN.
 
*'''Δ [[Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground]]'''
 
*'''Θ Bitter Fantasy Mirror World'''
 
*'''Σ Screaming Wind Sands Fate Castle'''
 
*'''Θ Rejecting Oblivious Wavemaster'''
 
 
==Cast==
 
{| border="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
!Role
 
!English VA
 
!Japanese VA
 
|-
 
|[[Tsukasa]]
 
|Brianne Siddal
 
|Mitsuki Saiga
 
|-
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|[[Mimiru]]
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Amanda Winn Lee
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Megumi Toyoguchi
 
|-
 
|[[Bear]]
 
|Paul Mercier
 
|Kazuhiro Nakata
 
|-
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|[[BT]]
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Donna Rawlins
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Akiko Hiramatsu
 
|-
 
|[[Subaru]]
 
|Kim Mai Guest
 
|Kaori Nazuka
 
|-
 
|style="background-color:#F0F3F6"|[[Silver Knight]]
 
|style="background-color:#F0F3F6"|Doug Rye
 
|style="background-color:#F0F3F6"|Isshin Chiba
 
|-
 
|[[Sora]]
 
|Dave Wittenberg
 
|Hiroshi Yanaka
 
|-
 
|style="background-color:#F0F3F6"|[[Crim]]
 
|style="background-color:#F0F3F6"|Lex Lang
 
|style="background-color:#F0F3F6"|Shinichiro Miki
 
|-
 
|[[Morganna]]
 
|Valerie Arem
 
|Rie Tanaka
 
|-
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|[[AI Harald]]
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Crispin Freeman
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Takumi Yamazaki
 
|-
 
|[[A-20]]
 
|Sandy Fox
 
|Atsuko Enomoto
 
|-
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|[[Balmung]]
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Crispin Freeman
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Nobuyuki Hiyama
 
|-
 
|[[Kaochin]]
 
|Brianne Siddal
 
|Sara Nakayama
 
|-
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|[[Mimika]]
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|
 
|style="background-color: #F0F3F6"|Masako Katsuki
 
|}
 
 
==Soundtracks==
 
 
*[[SIGN Original Soundtrack 1|.hack//SIGN Original Soundtrack 1]]
 
*[[SIGN Original Soundtrack 2|.hack//SIGN Original Soundtrack 2]]
 
 
==Trivia==
 
*When all six U.S. DVDs of SIGN are lined up numerically, the letters on the spines spell out "'''LOGOUT'''".
 
*Hidden on the back of each DVD case is a keyword that can be used in the .hack games. These keywords access an area with one-of-a-kind items hidden within the dungeon, such as the Lady's Equipment or [[Risky Coffee]].
 
*[[Kazunori Ito]] penned 15 episodes of SIGN by himself, and coauthored the screenplay to episodes 7, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, and [[GIFT]] with [[Michiko Yokote]]. He also cowrote the screenplay to episode 5 with Akemi Omode. Episode 27 was written by Hiroaki Jinno, and episodes 18, 21, 22, and 28 were written by Mitsuhiko Sawamura. Episode 11 was written by [[Koichi Mashimo]] and Kirin Mori.
 
 
[[Es: SIGN]]
 
[[Pl:SIGN]]
 
[[Category:Project .hack]]
 
[[Category:Anime]]
 

Revision as of 06:05, November 28, 2011

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