.hack//Sign Complete Series DVD

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About .hack//Sign Complete Series DVD

.hack//Sign Complete Series collection contains episodes 1-26 plus 2 bonus OVAs of the anime directed by Kouichi Mashimo.

Tsukasa awakens inside The World, an immense online RPG filled with monsters, magic, and mayhem. When he discovers he's unable to log out of this mysterious game, he joins forces with a colorful group of characters and begins a desperate quest to find his way back to real life.

Special Features: Character Art Reel, Textless Opening and Closing, Promo Video, Commercial Collection, Japanese Trailers.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Themes: Video Games
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 700
  • Release Date: 2/24/2015
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

Ratings & Reviews

7 reviews

Easily the Best of the .Hack Series

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I have watched every minute of the .Hack series and this is by far my favorite series. At first I felt confused by the slow pace, though in retrospect I now feel this pacing is intentional, and I can say the characters and certain moments are exceptionally strong in my memory. I have watched many, many anime series where I enjoyed the story but now looking back I cannot really recall anything about it - though this is not one I will forget.

Forgotten Gem

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.hack//sign was produced by Bee Train studio, best known for anime such as Noir and Madlax. In my opinion, .hack//sign has become something of a forgotten gem, featuring beautiful animation, particularly in its realisation of virtual RPG game 'The World', great characters and storytelling, and an amazing standout soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura.

There is very little action in this series, it is probably better called a psychological drama which relies on the mystery surrounding Tsukasa and the relationships he and other characters develop as the plot progresses. The series takes a lot of care in depicting in its characters with a great deal of depth and complexity; something which I've found Bee Train to be particularly adept at in many of their series I've watched.

For those looking for a thoughtful well realised anime off the beaten track this is a great find.

.HACK//SIGN

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I have watched every minute of the .Hack series and this is by far my favorite series. At first I felt confused by the slow pace, though in retrospect I now feel this pacing is intentional, and I can say the characters and certain moments are exceptionally strong in my memory. I have watched many, many anime series where I enjoyed the story but now looking back I cannot really recall anything about it - though this is not one I will forget.

Great Fantasy RPG Anime

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Love this show. I enjoyed watching it as a kid but never got to catch every episode. My wife and I got to sit down and watch it from start to finish. Great characters, interesting plot, and brings plenty of yearning for what an RPG experience should be like but isnt.

A Classic of MMO RPG Anime

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This is a classic of old TV anime. I loved this show when it first aired on TV years ago and it holds up well! If you're into the concept of online games that may actually be dangerous give it a try.
For the rating the game is a 5 out of 5 on packaging.It has 4 disc in a standard size DVD case. It has 25 episode of the show and 2 OVA episode.
For the cost this was a very expensive series years ago but this collection is reasonably priced now.
Case Art is finely done too with imagery on the outside and inside of the case.

Still Love .hack/Sign After All This Time

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Despite being at the center of the series, Tsukasa has very little revealed about her life outside of the World and her past. It is implied that Tsukasa comes from an abusive home and as such suffers from social anxiety and distrust of adults, though it is never made clear the extent of that abuse.

Mimru's character origin is told in the OVA episode, but it feels oddly placed; I think it would have helped the audience understand what drives Mimiru's character had the origin story been placed around the time when Mimiru was still unsure on whether or not she wanted to become involved with Tsukasa. I think that had we been given a deeper look into characters' backgrounds, it would have been easier for the audience to understand the characters and their roles in the plot.

This anime is not action packed, but rather it's driven by character interaction and information sharing, so keep this in mind while watching!

Historically important yet incredibly tedious isekai

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First of the "trapped in a video game/virtual reality" isekai genre that found massive mainstream appeal with Sword Art Online in 2012, .Hack//Sign is an incredibly tedious psychological character drama where the true plot of the series doesn't come into play until half-way through the series. Along the way the viewer is treated to nicely designed characters that stand around talking with hardly any animated movement. And the pretentious, jargon heavy conversations go on and on.

The concept is fantastic and the music by Yuki Kajiura is phenomenal, easily the best part of the series. Unfortunately the direction is really what kills the anime as it completely lacks any sense of visual storytelling, instead seeming almost like a Visual Novel moreso than an anime.

The release by Funimation contains the entire series plus two OVAs (which are needed to give a richer ending to the series). AV are fine, though the inner trays are so shallow that some of the discs slide around, sadly.