Japanese name: .hack//SIGN
Japanese name: none
English name: .hack//SIGN
Dates: April 4, 2002-September 25, 2002 (April 5, 2002-September 26, 2002)
February 1, 2003-August 30, 2003 (United States)
April 1, 2005-October 7, 2005 (Canada)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 24:55-25:25 (Thursday, 12:55-1:25 am)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Bee Train
Production Company: Bandai Visual, Yomiko Advertising, .hack Project
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Cartoon Network (United States)
YTV (Canada)
Series Director: Koichi Mashimo
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Daisuke Uchiyama, Kazunori Takagi, Koji Morimoto, Kuninori Egawa
Planning: Kazunori Itoh (series composition)
Writer(s): Kazunori Itoh
Art Director: Yoshimi Umino
Art Design: Makiko Kojima (color)
Character Designer(s): Yoshiyuki Sadomoto, Akira Osawa, Yukiko Ban, Minako Shiba, Yuko Iwaoka, Kenji Teraoka (mecha), Tatsuya Oka (mecha)
Animator(s): Satoshi Ohsawa (director), Yukiko Ban (director), Tomoaki Kado (director), Yuko Iwaoka (director), Tatsuya Oka (director)
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Sound: Koichi Mashimo (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Mitsuki Saiga (Tsukasa), Megumi Toyoguchi (Mimiru), Kaori Nazuka (Subaru), Kazuhiro Nakata (Bear), Akiko Hiramatsu (BT), Rie Tanaka (Mornaga), Hiroshi Ienaka (Sora)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, computers, virtual reality, computer games, computer game adaptation
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BCBA 1199-1207)
United States: DVD (Bandai Entertainment, 6 discs)
Note(s): This series has two sequels, .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu and .hack//Roots.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as .hack//SIGN go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: August 14, 2010
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