List of .hack media

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This is a list of media related to the .hack multimedia franchise. The series encompasses anime, manga, novels, and video games. There are also two collectible card games based on the series.

Games[edit]

Video games[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

.hack//Infection June 20, 2002 February 11, 2003 March 26, 2004
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.hack//Mutation September 9, 2002 May 7, 2003 June 18, 2004
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.hack//Outbreak December 12, 2002 September 9, 2003 September 10, 2004
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.hack//Quarantine April 10, 2003 January 13, 2004 December 10, 2004
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.hack//frägment November 23, 2005
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.hack//Chat
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.hack//Chat (.hack//チャット) is a chat client that uses the MetagateX plug-in to move 64-bit avatars and chat in real time.

.hack//MOBILE
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.hack//MOBILE is a cellphone game only released in Japan.

.hack//G.U. Vol. 1 Rebirth November 23, 2005 October 24, 2006
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.hack//G.U. Vol. 2 Reminisce September 28, 2006 May 8, 2007
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.hack//G.U. Vol. 3 Redemption January 18, 2007 September 8, 2007
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.hack//Link March 4, 2010
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.hack//Versus
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  • a PS3 game released under the .hack Conglomerate project. This game is also the first .hack fighter game, which is bundled with the new film .hack//The Movie.

Collectible card game[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

.hack//ENEMY 2003 2003
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  • Card game based on Project .hack
.hack//G.U. The Card Battle
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  • Card game based on .hack Conglomerate

Anime and film[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

.hack//Sign April 4, 2002 February 1, 2003 May 10, 2004 (DVD)
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  • TV series following Tsukasa, a player trapped within the game
.hack//Liminality June 20, 2002 February 11, 2003 March 26, 2004
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  • OVA series detailing events occurring in the real world concurrently to the .hack games
  • Each episode was released as a bonus DVD with its corresponding game (in Japan, only the special edition game with the extra DVD)
.hack//Gift April 10, 2003 January 13, 2004 December 10, 2004
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  • One episode OVA parodying the .hack series
  • In Japan, players who bought all four games were mailed this DVD.
  • In the North American and European releases, it was included on the fourth Liminality disc. This can be accessible by highlighting data and then ".hack//Gift". After highlighting it, the six scenes appear on the screen.
.hack//Legend of the Twilight January 8, 2003 May 25, 2004 (DVD) July 24, 2006 (DVD)
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  • Sequel to the .hack games, following Shugo and Rena
.hack//Roots April 5, 2006 November 11, 2006 July 16, 2007 (DVD)
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  • TV series following Haseo, a new player to the game, and his adventures with the Twilight Brigade
  • The last five episodes were never broadcast in North America
Online Jack November 23, 2005 October 24, 2006
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  • Animated shorts included in the .hack//G.U. games that follow Salvador Aihara, a reporter investigating "Doll Syndrome"
.hack//G.U. Trilogy
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  • Feature-length, computer-generated film which adapts the events of .hack//G.U. with some modifications
.hack//G.U. Returner
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  • A short follow up video and the conclusion to .hack//Roots released under the .hack Conglomerate project. It tells the story about the characters of .hack//G.U. in one last adventure.
.hack//Quantum
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  • A three part OVA series from Kinema Citrus and the first in the anime series of .hack to be licensed by Funimation.
.hack//The Movie
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  • A CGI movie, announced in August 23, 2011. On January 21, 2012, it was launched in theaters throughout Japan.

Manga[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

.hack//Legend of the Twilight July 30, 2002 September 9, 2003 February 19, 2004
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  • Sequel to the .hack games, following Shugo and Rena
.hack//Rena Special Pack
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  • Special edition of .hack//Legend of the Twilight with Rena figurine, Grunty keychain, bonus info, and .hack//Rumor, a short story also featured in .hack//AI buster 2
.hack//G.U.+ June 23, 2006 February 12, 2008
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.hack//XXXX September 7, 2006 June 2008
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  • Manga adaptation of the .hack games with changes
.hack//GnU
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  • Short, comical sidestory featuring Raid, a new player
.hack//4koma March 26, 2007 March 30, 2010
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  • Collection of yonkoma comics originally published in .hack//G.U. The World, a magazine published by Bandai
  • Also features sidestories "Peaco's Story", "Gaspard's Go, Go The World!", and "Gabiman"
.hack//Alcor March 26, 2007 December 1, 2009
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.hack//LINK: Twilight Knights March 26, 2009 June 29, 2010
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  • Sequel to .hack//G.U., following Tokio, a boy who is physically drawn into The World R:X

Novels[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

.hack//AI buster January 1, 2006
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  • Novel about Albireo, a debugger who meets a vagrant AI
.hack//AI buster 2 February 7, 2006
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  • Collection of short stories: ".hack//2nd Character/Haruka Mizuhara's Situation", ".hack//Wotan's Spear", ".hack//Kamui", ".hack//Rumor", and ".hack//Firefly"
.hack//Zero May 2003
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  • Novel about Carl, a female player who encounters an AI version of Sora
.hack//Another Birth June 13, 2006
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  • Novelization of the .hack games, from BlackRose's perspective
.hack//Epitaph of Twilight April 26, 2008
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  • Novelization of the Epitaph of Twilight, a central document in the series
.hack//CELL November 2005 March 2, 2010
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  • Novel about Midori, a "professional victim"
.hack//G.U. April 1st, 2007 February 10, 2009
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Other[edit]

Title Original release date

Japan

North America

PAL region

Let's Meet Offline
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  • CD drama based on Legend of the Twilight depicting the main characters meeting offline
.hack//the visions
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  • Compilation artbook contains .hack//Sign, .hack//Legend of the Twilight, and the .hack games illustrations which were originally shown in different issues of Newtype during 2002
.hack//analysis
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  • Companion book for Project .hack
.hack//The World
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  • Magazine with news about .hack
Encyclopedia .hack
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  • Companion book for Project .hack
.hack//G.U. The World
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  • Magazine with news about .hack//G.U.
.hackey
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  • Monthly free promotional newsletter about .hack
.hack//G.U. Perfect Guide Book
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  • Companion book for .hack Conglomerate
First Login
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  • CD drama based on Roots depicting Haseo's first time in The World
End of The World
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  • The End of The World is the Terminal Disc that comes with .hack//G.U. Vol.1 Rebirth.

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