I'd like to give .hack a go, however I have very limited time in my schedule so I often avoid picking series with too many episodes.

I would like to know :

  • How much time does it take to watch everything ?
  • How much time does it take to watch main part of the series?
  • What is your definition of to much episodes? IIRC, the whole of .hack, including ova's exists of a mere 75 episodes
    – Dimitri mx
    Aug 9 '17 at 10:53
  • are you also including the games which bridge the gaps between the last 2 episodes of SIGN (first 4 games) and ROOTS (G.U games)? which ultimately is the bulk of the story of the First Twilight and the AIDA Incident
    – Memor-X
    Aug 9 '17 at 11:04

To watch everything including ova's, movies and the likes would take you 2091 minutes (34.85 hours) spread over 83 epsiodes. This would cover:

  • .hack roots
  • .hack//Sign
  • .hack//Gift
  • .hack//Unison
  • .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu
  • .hack//Quantum
  • .hack//Liminality
  • .hack//G.U. Returner
  • .hack//G.U. Trilogy
  • .hack//Intermezzo
  • .hack//G.U. Trilogy: Parody Mode
  • .hack//The Movie: Sekai no Mukou ni
  • .hack//Versus: The Thanatos Report
  • .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu: Offline de Aimashou
  • .hack//Quantum: Sore ike! Bokura no Chimuchimu-chan!!

And if we take a look at How to start the .hack series and its viewing order? we can determine that the only true cannon series are:

  • .hack//SIGN
  • .hack//Liminality
  • .hack//Roots

Which is only 1380 minutes (23 hours) spread over 56 episodes

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