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.hack 20th Anniversary Exhibit Opens in Tokyo, Japan

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.hack 20th anniversary exhibit

An art exhibit celebrating the 20th anniversary of the .hack series has opened in Japan. The .hack//20th Anniversary Exhibit is available on the 7th floor of Yurakucho Marui mall in Tokyo, Japan, until August 28, 2022.

The exhibit displays artworks featuring characters from the .hack game and anime series. People can enter the venue by paying an entry fee of 1,100 yen, and they will receive a small illustration paper. However, the exhibit will not be available on August 17, 2022, because the building as a whole will close on that day.

The venue also has a store selling merchandise related to the franchise. For every 2,000 yen spent in the store, customers will receive an additional greeting card for free.

The art exhibit is one of the celebrations Bandai Namco made to mark the .hack series’ 20th anniversary. The company previously worked with Famitsu to release physical editions of the .hack 20th Anniversary Book in July 2022.

The .hack series comprises anime, games, and novels that depict a fictional MMORPG titled The World and the people related to the game, such as players and staff members. The releases of the .hack//Sign anime and the PS2 game .hack//Infection in 2002 marked the series’ debut. To date, the latest game released is .hack//G.U. Last Recode. The remastered compilation of the PS2 .hack//G.U. titles—with an additional brand-new story chapter—is available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.