"That’s how I roll. I have one speed. I have one gear: Tokuoka Time!"
— Junichiro Tokuoka —
.hack//WINNING! is a direct-to-video anime series detailing various characters from the .hack universe and their exploits in real life. Every episode inevitably ends with that character meeting with Tokuoka and eating ramen with him. The first episode, to be released in June 31, 2012, chronicles An Shouji's father as he attends AA meetings and copes with homophobia. After having lunch with Tokuoka, he learns to respect the values of other people and makes up with his daughter; amusingly, his decision to buy her a new bra garners some suspicious glances.<<More...>>
"There are two types of players in The World: those who like it, and those who don't. Eventually, both kinds quit, only those who don't like it quit a lot sooner than those who do."
— Rumor —
.hack//AI buster 2 is a compilation of several stories that take place in different times in the .hack timeline. The stories included in it help fill in information that was missing other places of the series, and help develop several side characters such as Kamui, Hokuto, and Hotaru...<<More...>>