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.hack//Roots (2006)
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.hack//Roots (2006)
Original name: .hack//ROOTS
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: .hack//Roots is a 26-episode anime series, animated by studio Bee Train, that sets as a prologue for the .hack//G.U. video games. It is the first .hack TV series broadcast in HDTV. It is set seven years after the events of the first two anime series and games. .hack//Roots revolves around an MMORPG game called The World R:2, also known as The World Revision:2 and serves a sequel to the original version of "The World". Its original Japanese television run aired from April 5, 2006 through September 27, 2006.
Style: serious, captivating, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberspace, rivalry, good versus evil, obsessive quest, escapades, future dystopia, adventure, space and aliens, computer, computer hacker, virtual reality, heroes, androids and robots, life is a bitch, society, siblings relations, computers and web, revenge, obsession, pain, male female relationship, cliffhanger ending, cyberpunk, danger, imaginary ...
Time: future, 2010s

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Most similar movies to .hack//Roots

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, captivating and stylized films and TV series with plots about imaginary, escapades, rivalry, danger, heroes, adventure and androids and robots mostly in Animation, Sci-Fi and Adventure genres. Some movies like .hack//Roots: .hack//SIGN (2002), Gad Guard (2003), s-CRY-ed (2001), Noein (2005), Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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.hack//SIGN (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: .hack follows several young players as they navigate the vast, mysterious MMORPG known as “The World” – a place, it turns out, that is sometimes impossible to leave.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious
Plot: cyberspace, time travel, adventure, ghost, a.i., supernatural, virtual reality, chaos, technology gone awry, future dystopia, getting home, man versus machine ...
Time: year 2010, 2010s
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95%
 7.3
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Gad Guard (2003)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: It’s the future, and humanity is worn out. Hajiki’s struggling to make ends meet on the hard-luck streets of Night Town, where everyone is fighting for the same thing: the Gad. If you’ve got a Gad, you’ve got the power of a robotic Techode ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, bleak
Plot: adventure, life is a bitch, escapades, future dystopia, starting over, rivalry, androids and robots, fighting crime, society, survival, down on your luck, heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.9
 1K
s-CRY-ed (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 629 min.
TV show
Story: The aftermath of a mysterious environmental catastrophe has left the land in complete desolation! While mankind has been able to rebuild the city, the catastrophe has caused some humans to undergo genetic mutations granting them special powers and ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, adventure, heroic mission, rescue, survival, a.i., future dystopia, androids and robots, battles, rivalry, catastrophe, disaster ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.5
 987
Noein (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Noein: To Your Other Self, also known simply as Noein, is a science fiction anime television series directed by Kazuki Akane and Kenji Yasuda and produced by Satelight. The series has 24 episodes which comprise a complete storyline. The English ...
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: time travel, adventure, save the world, good versus evil, heroic mission, escapades, post apocalypse, heroes, alternate reality, battles, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
Story: Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is a Japanese anime series produced by Anime International Company and funded by ADV Films. A retelling of the 1987 original video animation Bubblegum Crisis, the series premiered on TV Tokyo on October 8, 1998 where it ...
Style: exciting, bleak, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: police, distopia, chaos, battles, vigilantism, computers and web, down on your luck, future dystopia, technology gone awry, androids and robots, a.i., society ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
A Tree of Palme (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A Tree of Palme is an interpretation of the Pinocchio tale. It concerns a small puppet, Palme, who was tasked by his creator to look over his ailing wife, Xian. After her passing, Palme is visited by a mysterious woman who he mistakenly believes to ...
Style: serious, surreal, suspenseful, captivating, weird
Plot: heroes, a.i., adventure, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, future dystopia, parallel world, lie, fight, pinocchio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The future Earth; with over 80% having been annihilated in a great war, the rest live under the dominion of a race known as The Third. These beings possess a third Space Eye on their foreheads, and watch over the Earth and it's remaining ...
Style: exciting, mecha, futuristic, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, future dystopia, rivalry, androids and robots, a.i., chaos, desert, secret movement, escapades, save the planet ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Read or Die (2001)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 33 min.
TV show
Story: A young female agent with a powerful psionic power over paper must stop a plot for world destruction.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, manga
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, secret identity, good versus evil, undercover, escapades, race against time, rivalry, apocalypse, chaos, tough heroes, technology gone awry ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Zoids: Genesis (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Young Ruuji Familon finds a Liger-type Zoid during a salvage mission. Initially, the village is attacked by Bio-Raptor Bio-Zoids, and later a Bio-Megaraptor. After the village generator is destroyed in combat, Ruuji takes the Murasame Liger Zoid and ...
Style: captivating, light, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: post apocalypse, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry, friendship, good versus evil, chaos, distopia, adventure, rivalry, space and aliens, escapades, chaos and mayhem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Coyote Ragtime Show (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, futuristic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, gang, society, crimes, escapades, race against time, future dystopia, space travel, fugitives ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 620
Parasite Dolls (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Beauty is only skin deep, but when you can’t see beneath the skin, how can you know what you’re really dealing with? In a world where perfect androids called Boomers have infiltrated every aspect of society, it’s the job of Branch to maintain ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: androids and robots, supernatural, society, chaos, chaos and mayhem, parallel world, future dystopia, life is a bitch, man versus machine, a.i., rivalry, ghost ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Scrapped Princess (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Pacifica Casull is the most feared and hated person by the followers of the God Mauser. Known as the Scrapped Princess, she is the poison that will destroy the world. To avoid being killed by the zealots of Mauser, Pacifica and her adoptive brother ...
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Audience: family outing, kids
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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TV show
Story: Virus Buster Serge, known in Japan simply as Virus is a Japanese media franchise. It originated as an adventure game for the Sega Saturn. It was adapted into an anime television series which was directed by Masami Ōbari, produced by J.C.Staff and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Transformers: Cybertron (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.1
 543
Heroic Age (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
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Style: futuristic, captivating, tense, mecha, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.9
 4K
Last Exile (2003)
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Style: serious, captivating, futuristic
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.0
 2K
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, semi serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 351
Kiddy Grade (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Two women carry out missions and fight crime across the galaxy.
Style: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, a.i., undercover, adventure, chaos, future dystopia, space and aliens, state affairs, man versus machine, life is a bitch, save the world, partners against crime ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.4
 89
Geneshaft (2001)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: In the 21st century mankind was on the brink of destruction. Through genetic engineering however they eradicated such feelings as love and the desire for power. Since women are naturally less aggressive than men, women to man ratio was set to 9:1. ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: genetic engineering, heroic mission, rivalry, save the world, adventure, survival, chaos, apocalypse, future dystopia, a.i., space travel, man versus machine ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people are able to take on artificial bodies and achieve immortality. A poor orphan, Tetsuro Hoshino, strives to obtain a mechanical body for the triple incentive of eternal life, of revenge (his mother was gunned down by ...
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, stylized, bleak ...
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: New Getter Robot is an anime original video animation co-produced by Dynamic Planning and Bandai Visual. The series is a re-imagining of the 1970s manga Getter Robo, created by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, that incorporates aspects of Japanese ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, heroic mission, a.i., adventure, mad scientist, rivalry, technology gone awry, experiment gone awry, alien encounter, society, future dystopia, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 8K
Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
TV show
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: serious, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, androids and robots, wolf, future dystopia, escapades, heroic mission, supernatural, legends and myths, fate of humanity, parallel world, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Neo Angelique Abyss (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Arcadia is plagued with evil, life-draining demons called Thanatos and a vast lack of Purifiers to exterminate them all. While attending school, Angelique attracts the eye of a man who intends to turn the tides to the people's favor. What ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, adventure, supernatural, escapades, destiny, imaginary kingdom, hopes, supernatural ability, young heroes, deadly creature, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Final Fantasy: Unlimited (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Final Fantasy: Unlimited is an anime television series based on Square Enix's popular Final Fantasy role-playing video game franchise. Final Fantasy: Unlimited incorporates both 2D animation and 3D graphics, and takes elements from the Final ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: supernatural, adventure, space and aliens, heroic mission, parallel world, siblings relations, alien encounter, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, superhero, orphan, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 342
Appleseed XIII (2011)
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Appleseed XIII is a 2011 Japanese CGI anime adaptation of Masamune Shirow's science fiction manga series Appleseed. Composed of 13 episodes, the series retold the exploits of ES.W.A.T. member Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos. The series ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, save the world, terrorism, androids and robots, crimes, a.i., future dystopia, chaos, fighting crime, rivalry, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
TV show
Story: IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix refers to two anime series co-produced simultaneously by Cartoon Network and Production I.G. The first is a "microseries" consisting of five 5-minute episodes, and the second is a 26-episode animated series ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, mecha, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: race, contests and competitions, rivalry, androids and robots, battles, ambition, teamwork, adventure, escapades, friendship, hi-tech, tough heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Fafner in the Azure: Dead Aggressor (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Tatsumiyajima is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island's young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, mecha
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, adventure, apocalypse, technology gone awry, escapades, future dystopia, a.i., rivalry, space travel, island, robot, androids and robots ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: In 2140, rebels infected with Phage are fighting for independence from corporate government on a space-station-turned-metropolis. Genetically modified melancholic 19-year-old dying corporate female assassin will decide the outcome.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: deadly virus, military, cloning, master warrior, rivalry, superhuman powers, soldier, escapades, society, genetic engineering, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%