News Funimation Adds 4 .hack Anime
posted on 2013-07-18 21:04 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
North American anime distributor Funimation announced at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday that it will release the following .hack anime on home video: .hack//SIGN, .hack//Roots, .hack//Legend of the Twilight, and .hack//G.U. Trilogy. Bandai Entertainment previously released all four anime on home video in North America.
Kōichi Mashimo (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~) directed the .hack//SIGN, .hack//Roots, and .hack//Legend of the Twilight television anime series. Hiroshi Matsuyama (.hack//The Movie) directed the .hack//G.U. Trilogy film, which opened in Japan in 2008. .hack//G.U. Trilogy is a CG-animated film that tells the story of the .hack//G.U. video games.
The 26-episode .hack//SIGN series originally aired in 2002 in Japan, and is a prequel to the .hack video game and OVA series. The 12-episode .hack//Legend of the Twilight series aired in 2003, and the 26-episode .hack//Roots series aired in 2006. .hack//Roots serves as a prequel to the .hack.//G.U. games.
Funimation also holds the rights to .hack//Quantum, which it released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc last year.