.hack//The Movie

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.hack//The Movie
Hack The Movie movie poster.jpg
Japanese theatrical film poster
Directed by Hiroshi Matsuyama
Written by Kazunori Ito
Starring Nanami Sakuraba
Music by Chikayo Fukuda
Distributed by Bandai Visual
Electronic Arts
Asmik Ace Entertainment
Release date
  • January 21, 2012 (2012-01-21) (Japan)
Running time
112 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

.hack//The Movie (Japanese: ドットハック セカイの向こうに, Hepburn: Dotto Hakku Sekai no Mukō ni, lit. .hack//Beyond The World) is a 2012 Japanese CGI anime film written by Kazunori Ito and directed by Hiroshi Matsuyama. It was released on January 21, 2012[1] in theaters and was released on DVD/Blu-ray on June 28, 2012.[2] The Blu-ray release is a "hybrid" PlayStation 3 disc that includes the film and a fighting game called .hack//Versus.[3]

The movie features a theme song "Hikari wo Atsumete" (Gathering Light) by Japanese music artist KOKIA.[4]


The story, taking place in 2024, follows the life of Sora Yuki, a 14-year-old girl persuaded by her friends to play the popular game called "The World". Due to an incident in The World, anomalies start occurring in the real world.



.hack//Versus is a fighting game included on the Blu-ray release of .hack//The Movie.[3] The game features characters from throughout the series, including Haseo, Sora, Tsukasa, Ovan, Sakuya, Tokio, Kite, and BlackRose.[5][6] PlayStation LifeStyle's review of the game and movie combo disc noted that the game was "not created to provide a rival to Mortal Kombat or Soul Calibur. This “fighting game” is largely another means of telling the larger .hack story," and went on to say, "As long as you’re looking at it as something that probably wouldn’t have existed as anything other than a throw-in with a movie purchase, you’ll be fine. Enjoy the characters, the world, and the story. That’s what you came to .hack for anyway, right?"[7]


  1. ^ ".hack//The Movie Slated to Open on January 21". Anime News Network. October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "『ドットハック セカイの向こうに+Versus Hybrid Pack』司やオーヴァンも登場 - ファミ通.com". Famitsu. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "First Look: .hack//Versus on PS3". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Kokia to Contribute .hack//The Movie's Theme Song". Anime News Network. November 7, 2011. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "New .hack//Versus Characters Announced". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  6. ^ "hack Versus Screenshots". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  7. ^ "hack//Versus Review, .hack//The Movie review". Playstationlifestyle.net. 2013-06-04. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 

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