.hack Conglomerate is the sequel to "Project .hack" and the group of companies behind this second chapter of the series, although no true "conglomerate" has been formed. The companies include Victor Entertainment, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, Bandai, TV Tokyo, and Kadokawa Shoten. Whereas Project .hack takes place in The World, the new generation takes place mainly in The World R:2, after the data from the original game was mostly lost.
The "2nd Season" .hack series produced by .hack Conglomerate are typically referred to as .hack//G.U. The majority them begin with .hack//G.U., like .hack//G.U.: Rebirth, or some differentiation to GU, like .hack//GnU.
This is a list of the meanings for the acronym G.U. Many of these are just a different version of one meaning. CC2 has said that the official abbreviation is Grow Up (成長), but they have hidden 12 other meanings within the game, with variations of those meanings.
12 Secondary Meanings
- Graceless Unison (「神」に見離された調和)
- Geek's Utopia (ハッカーたちの楽園)
- Guilty Universe (罪深い世界)
- Genesis of Ultima (究極の創世記)
- Guardian Ubiquitos (偏在を守護するもの)
- Gateway to Utopia (理想郷への門)
- Gathering of the Unwilling (不本意な収集物)
- Genetics of the Unknown (それは未知数の遺伝学)
- Genocide of the Unfaithful (不誠実の集団虐殺)
- Generation of Unity (美しき統一の世代)
- Guide to an Uprising (動乱への導き手)
- Gate of Uroboros (無限の扉)
Meanings in the Prototype Trailer
- These are meanings seen only in the prototype trailer for .hack//G.U.
- Gale from Urd (運命と創造)
- Gauche Unison (不器用な調和)
- Guardian of Ubiquity (偏在を守護するモノ)
- Generation of Ubiquity
- Goat of Unconcern
- Greater Unction
- Generation of Unanimous
- Gather Up
- Graphics Unbelievable (グラフィックうまい)
- .hack//G.U. Games
- Guilty Dragon: The Sin Dragon and the Eight Curses
- New World
Magazines / Info. Books and Material
- .hack//Roots Original Soundtrack
- .hack//Roots Original Soundtrack 2
- Boukoku Kakusei Catharsis Single
- Silly - Go - Round Single
- .hack//G.U. GAME MUSIC O.S.T.
- .hack//G.U. GAME MUSIC O.S.T. 2