Welcome to Anime of the week number 36. Do you like memory loss? This anime is for you! The anime is .hack//sign
Aired: Apr 4, 2002 to Sep 26, 2002 (Spring 2002)
A young wavemaster, only known by the alias of Tsukasa, wakes up in an MMORPG called The World, with slight amnesia. He does not know what he has previously done before he woke up. In The World, the Crimson Knights suspects him of being a hacker, as he was seen accompanying a tweaked character in the form of a cat. Unable to log out from the game, he wanders around looking for answers, avoiding the knights and other players he meets along the way.
As Tsukasa explores The World, he stumbles upon a magical item that takes the form of a “guardian,” which promises him protection from all harm. Subaru, the leader of the Crimson Knights, along with several other players who became acquainted with Tsukasa, set out to investigate why Tsukasa is unable to log out, and attempt to get to the bottom of the problem before it gets out of hand.
For how old this anime is, it is pretty good. They do the whole virtual reality thing pretty well. The story starts off pretty slow, but it gets better trust me. The animation is pretty smooth for being a 16 year old anime. The characters actually feel like they are alive. They kind of introduce a lot of the characters in the first episode and they dont get a lot of screen time, but they do get developed right. I wasnt expecting the sountrack to be amazing as it is. But it just feels right. Its an anime about a fantasy game, and they nail the music. Im not too big on rewatching anime, but I would rewatch this in a heartbeat, maybe just because I watched it when I was a kid. But it is actually pretty good.
1 Season ~ 24 Episodes
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