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.hack//Beyond The World (ドットハック セカイの向こうにDotto Hakku Sekai no Mukō ni?) is a Japanese CG anime film written by Kazunori Ito and directed by Hiroshi Matsuyama, and is the second movie in the .hack franchise
In 2024 almost every teenager plays the online game The World. FMDs (Face Mounted Display) can now connect to your phone and you can play online even on the go. Technology has evolved to incorporate more connectivity via the internet, and even tests are now done on a touch-screen computer. However for 14 years old Sora this matters little. She comes from a strict home and has never played any computer game. That is until she reluctantly tried The World and learns the joys of adventuring in a virtual world with friends. But not all is well in The World: a malicious virus has been spreading around the net and will soon cause a new network crisis. Aura, the omnipotent goddess of The World has devised a plan to stop the virus, and although Sora might not know it yet that plan requires her cooperation.
Originally released in Japanese theaters on January 21, 2012. The Blu-Ray and DVD will be released on June 28, 2012 for 7,140 yen and 5,250 yen, respectively. The Blu-Ray version includes the game .hack//Versus. A limited edition Blu-Ray release will include 25 mini posters, a 48-page art book, a theater pamphlet, an extra DVD, .hack//Versus, and other bonuses for 10,500 yen
- During scenes near the end when people check their friend lists on their phones, several familiar names from the past appear. Aquamarine, Cima, Silver Knight, and Nuada. A character called Omegarice is shown as well, whom may be a new name for the infamous ohm-Rice.