.hack//Roots (TV)

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[ part of [.hack], related to .hack//SIGN (TV) ]

Related anime:
    .hack//G.U. Trilogy (movie) (sequel)

Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: In 2015, CC Corporation's datacenter caught on fire destroying "The World". By splicing in data from what would have been another project, CC Corp. was able to rebuild the game. In 2016, "The World R:2" was released. .hack//Roots covers the time Haseo spent with Shino and Ovan in the guild known as the Twilight Brigade, before the .hack//G.U. PS2 games. 
User Ratings: 920 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 52 votes (sub:36, dub:11, ?:2, Eng:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Excellent: 121 votes (sub:85, dub:32, raw:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Very good: 183 votes (sub:139, dub:36, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:6
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 229 votes (sub:152, dub:69, ?:1, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:5
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 130 votes (sub:83, dub:43, raw:2, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 85 votes (sub:58, dub:24, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 41 votes (sub:28, dub:9, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Weak: 44 votes (sub:33, dub:10, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 16 votes (sub:12, dub:4)
 Awful: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:5)
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:6)
Seen in part or in whole by 2410 users, rank: #424 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.763 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.0292, rank: #2904 (of 6009)
Weighted mean: 6.633 (Good−), rank: #3091 (of 6009) (seen all: 6.86 / seen some: 6.43 / won't finish: 4.32)
Bayesian estimate: 6.645 (Good−), rank: #2858 (of 4575)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 26 
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage:
2006-04-05 to 2006-09-27 
2006-11-11 (USA - Cartoon Network) 
Release dates: We have 15
Opening Theme:
"Silly-Go-Round" by FictionJunction YUUKA 
Ending Theme:
#1: "National Awakening - Catharsis" by Ali Project (eps 1-25) 
#2: "King Knight" by Ali Project (ep 26) 
Insert song:
"God Diva" by Ali Project 
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 2
Reviews:
.hack//Roots DVD 3 (Oct 26, 2007)
Other articles: Show:
The Click - June 23 - 29 (Jun 23, 2007)
The Click - June 16 - 22 (Jun 16, 2007)
The Click - June 9 - 15 (Jun 9, 2007)
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DVD (Region 1)
    .hack//Roots (DVD 1) 2007-03-20
    .hack//Roots (DVD 2) 2007-06-05 (from $5.77)
    .hack//Roots (DVD 3) 2007-08-07 (from $6.99)
    .hack//Roots - Special Edition with MP3 Case (DVD 3) 2007-08-07 (from $8.95)
    .hack//Roots (DVD 4) 2007-10-02 (from $8.49)
    .hack//Roots (DVD 5) 2007-12-04 (from $3.95)
    .hack//Roots (DVD 6) 2008-02-05 (from $9.70)
    .hack//Roots - Special Edition w/CD (DVD 6) 2008-02-05 (from $38.94)
    .hack//Roots + Artbox/CD/Game/Tshirt (DVD 1) 2007-03-20
Soundtrack
    .hack//Roots (OST 1) 2007-12-04
    .hack//Roots (OST 2) 2008-02-05 (from $20.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koichi Mashimo 
Series Composition: Miu Kawasaki 
Script:
Bunya Fujii (5 episodes
eps 14, 18, 22-23, 26
)
 
Kou Hei Mushi (ep 3) 
Miu Kawasaki (19 episodes
eps 1-2, 4-5, 7-9, 11-13, 16-17, 19-22, 24-26
)
 
Tatsuya Hamazaki 
Screenplay:
Kazunori Ito 
Miu Kawasaki 
Storyboard:
Eiichi Kuboyama (6 episodes
eps 11, 13, 17, 20, 22, 25
)
 
Hideyo Yamamoto (ep 2) 
Hisatoshi Shimizu (eps 15, 24) 
Koichi Mashimo (eps 1, 5, 8-9) 
Koji Sawai (11 episodes
eps 1, 3, 6-7, 12, 14, 18-19, 21, 23, 26
)
 
Masaki Watanabe (eps 4, 10) 
Shigeki Takagi (eps 5, 9) 
Shinya Kawamo (ED) 
Yoshinobu Tokumoto (eps 8, 16) 
Episode Director:
Eiichi Kuboyama (5 episodes
eps 4, 11, 15, 17, 25
)
 
Hisatoshi Shimizu (6 episodes
eps 9, 13, 15, 20, 22, 24
)
 
Koji Sawai (7 episodes
eps 1, 7, 10, 14, 18, 23, 26
)
 
Masaki Watanabe (ep 5) 
Shinya Kawamo (ep 5) 
Tomoyuki Kurokawa (eps 3, 5, 22) 
Yoshinobu Tokumoto (5 episodes
eps 2, 6, 8, 12, 21
)
 
Music:
Akira Horikoshi (Percussion) 
Ali Project 
Arika Takarano (Vocal, Chorus) 
Eijiro Nakagawa (Trombone) 
Hiroshi Hashimoto (Trumpet / Flugel Horn) 
Keiko Narita (Oboe) 
Kimio Yamane (Clarinet) 
Masahiro Itami (Acoustic Guitar) 
Masako Hosoda (Acoustic Piano) 
Masayuki Okamoto (Fagotto) 
Mikiya Katakura (Synthesizer, Keyboards) 
Mitsuru Souma (Flute) 
Nobuaki Fukukawa (Horn) 
Nozomi Furukawa (Electric Guitar) 
Takashi Asahi (Flute / Shinobue / Recorder) 
Takashi Kato Group (Strings) 
Tomofumi Shoji (Oboe) 
Tomoki Iwanaga (Cello) 
Tomoko Shimokawa (Viola) 
Tsuyoshi Watanabe (Violin) 
You Sugino (Violin) 
Yuuji Kamizato (Horn) 
Original Character Design:
Seiichiro Hosokawa 
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto 
Character Design: Satoshi Ohsawa 
Art Director: Yoshimi Umino 
Sound Director: Toru Nakano 
Director of Photography:
Katsuaki Kamata 
Kouji Aoki 
Assistant producer: Norihisa Oki 
Closing Animation Director: Yoshiaki Kameda 
Closing Director: Koji Sawai 
Color design: Sayuri Yoshida 
Editing: Masayuki Kurosawa 
Format Editing: Hiroyuki Nagai (Sony PCL) 
Guest Character Design: Yoshiaki Kameda (ep 17) 
Key Animation:
Cho Byeong Goan (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Chuuichi Iguchi (OP; 6 episodes
eps 1, 10, 14, 18, 23, 26
)
 
Daisuke Endo 
Daisuke Sasaki 
Kaori Higuchi (OP) 
Kim Se Won (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Kwon Mi-Ra (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Mariko Aoki (ep 1) 
Mo Jung Hee (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Noriko Shimazawa (OP) 
Satoshi Kitahara (OP; ep 1) 
Seo Seong Jong (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Shin Sun Ming (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Takao Takegami (OP; eps 1, 5) 
Woo Bywng Kyu (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Yi Se Hee (9 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 14-15, 18-19, 21-22
)
 
Yoko Iizuka (ep 1) 
Yoshiaki Kameda (ED; eps 9, 13) 
Music Performance:
Hideyo Takakuwa (Flute) 
Tomoko Shimaoka (Viola) 
Music producer: Yoshimoto Ishikawa 
Opening Animation Director: Satoshi Ohsawa 
Opening Director: Satoshi Ohsawa 
Planning Cooperation: Shinichiro Inoue 
Sound Effects: Hiromune Kurahashi (Soundbox) 
Sound Supervision: Koichi Mashimo 
Theme Song Arrangement:
Mikiya Katakura (ED) 
Yuki Kajiura (OP) 
Theme Song Composition:
Mikiya Katakura (ED) 
Yuki Kajiura (OP) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Arika Takarano (ED) 
Yuki Kajiura (OP) 
Theme Song Performance:
Ali Project (ED) 
FictionJunction YUUKA (OP) 
Yuuka Nanri (FictionJunction YUUKA) 
Hiroki Touchi as Ovan 
Kaori Nazuka as Shino 
Megumi Toyoguchi as Tabby 
Takahiro Sakurai as Haseo 

Junpei Takiguchi as Phyllo 
Kenta Miyake as Tawaraya/Touta 
Ryotaro Okiayu as Sakisaka 
Sanae Kobayashi as Ender/Pi 
Takumi Yamazaki as Naobi/Yata 

Akiko Hiramatsu as Bordeaux(eps 8, 23) 
Akiko Yajima as Gaspard(ep 22) 
Akio Suyama as Itta 
Atsuko Enomoto as
B-Set 
Nazoranty(ep 1) 
Ayako Kawasumi as Wool 
Chihiro Tezuka as PC 2(ep 7) 
Chikara Oosaka as PC(eps 3, 22) 
Daisuke Namikawa as Iyoten 
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Silabus(ep 22) 
Fumitoshi Miyajima as PK(ep 20) 
Hideki Nakanishi as PC(ep 24) 
Hiroshi Yanaka as Gord 
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Hideyo 
Isshin Chiba as
Nasubi 
Silver Knight(26) 
Jun'ichi Kanemaru as Ochi 
Kazuhiro Nakata as Taihaku 
Kouzou Douzaka as PC(ep 19) 
Masaki Mimoto as PC(ep 21) 
Masaki Yamamoto as PC(ep 23) 
Masayo Hosono as Member(ep 10) 
Mika Shirai as Control system(ep 18) 
Mitsuki Saiga as Yuuta/Kashimiya 
Norikazu Kuki as PC(ep 8) 
Ryotaro Okiayu as Seisaku 
Ryuuzou Ishino as Smile(ep 23) 
Satoshi Gotou as PK(eps 20, 22) 
Satsuki Yukino as Midori 
Shinichi Kishino as PC 1(ep 5) 
Shinichiro Miki as Kuhn 
Shizuka Itou as Saburo 
Takafumi Kawakami as PC(ep 19) 
Tetsuharu Ohta as PC 1(ep 7) 
Toru Oshiro as PC(ep 9) 
Youhei Nishina as PC(ep 23) 
Youko Honna as Asuta 
Yuki Matsuda as Pirokio 
Yuuki Taniguchi as Member(ep 10) 
Yuuko Fujiya as
PC(ep 3) 
Receptionist A(ep 4) 
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Keith A. Goddard 
Translation: Rachel Noe 
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi (Bandai) 
Producer: Diana Gage (Ocean) 

Adaptation: Alex Dafoe 
Associate producer: Jiro Okada (Ocean) 
Casting Coordination: Theresa MacFarlane (Interpacific Productions) 
Casting Director: Randi Riediger (Interpacific Productions) 
Chief Producer: Nobuo Masuda (Bandai) 
Re-Recording Mixing: Keith A. Goddard 
Recording engineer:
Donovan Johnson 
Mike Iske 
Subtitling: Kevin McKeown 
Video Post-Production:
Angelo Eidse 
Michael Hey 
Sean McConkey 
Andrew Francis as Haseo 
Kelly Sheridan as Shino 
Maryke Hendrikse as Tabby 
Michael Kopsa as Ovan 
Sarah Hauser as Tabby(Animax dub) 
Scott Evans as Ovan 

Alistair Abell as Sakisaka 
Kirby Morrow as Gord 
Lalainia Lindbjerg as Bset 
Lisa Ann Beley as Ender/Pi 
Louis Chirillo as Kuhn 
Mark Acheson as Tawalaya/Touta 
Paul Dobson as Naoba/Yata 
Rebecca Shoichet as Saburo 
Russell Roberts as Phyllo 
Sarah Hauser as Pi 

Andrea Kwan as Azure Kite 
Ashleigh Ball as Caster A(Female) 
Brad Swaile as Seisaku 
Brian Drummond as Nasubi(ep 5) 
Cathy Weseluck as Cashmere 
Chris Cound as
Caster A(Male) 
Iyoten 
Jason Simpson as Caster B(Male) 
John Murphy as Haseo Fan 1(ep 3) 
Kelly Metzger as Wool 
Richard Ian Cox as Itta 
Saffron Henderson as Midori 
Sarah Hauser as Bset 
Tabitha St. Germain as
Asta 
Caster B(Female) 
Nazo Grunty 

Michael Pizzuto(Animax dub) 
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group 
Distributor:
Bandai Entertainment 
Beez Entertainment (UK) 
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment 
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios 
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Julie Basecqz 
Cécile Boland as Shino 
Claire Tefnin as Tabby 
Mathieu Moreau as Ovan 
Sébastien Hebrant as Haseo 

Arnaud Léonard as Naobi 
Aurélien Ringelheim as Sakisaka 
Benoit Van Dorslaer as Phyllo 
Cathy Boquet as Bset 
Gregory Praet as Gord 
Sophie Landresse as Ender 
Tony Beck as Tawaraya 

David Macaluso as Maitre Yata 

French companies
ADR Production: Midisync 
Dubbing: Mirroring 
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Broadcaster: All Toons 
Spanish cast
(none)
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