Created in 2002 and directed by Koichi Mashimo, this series of 26 episodes deals with social relationships in times of the www. The slow paced plot contrasts with other anime series where action, mechas and firefights make up a good part of the story.
.hack//Sign evolves around the virtual character Tsukasa who finds himself in a MMORPG called The World not knowing how he got there or how to get out.
Spin-offs: .hack//Intermezzo, .hack//Unison, .hack//Gift.
Did you know? When the .hack//Sign U.S. DVDs are lined up chronologically, the letters on the spines read "L o g o u t".