|The World FORCE:ERA Name||Gondo|
|The World FORCE:ERA Gender||Male|
|The World FORCE:ERA Race||Human|
|The World FORCE:ERA Wave||N/A|
|The World FORCE:ERA Class||Berserker|
|The World FORCE:ERA Guild||Crusade|
|Real Name||Tanaka Kakeru|
|Real Life Gender||Male|
|First Appearance||Beyond the World|
|Age In First Appearance||14|
|Japanese Voice Actor(s)||Tori Matsuzaka|
Gondo is Sora Yuki's friend in .hack//The Movie.
Gondo is a Berserker. He looks similar to the blademasters Orca and Bear from the first .hack installments. The only differences are the patterns on his body and his armor, which seems to be heavier and more elaborate.
Tanaka Kakeru(田中翔) is a very timed person and prefers playing in a secluded spot under a tree near a riverbank because he hates going home whenever his parents are around. Tanaka is responsible for introducing Sora to The World.
Gondo is Balder's closest ally in The World and bestfriend outside the game. He accompanies Sora during some of her missions to gain experience. Tanaka feels he is more liberated when he plays as Gondo because he can say what he feels whenever he's in the game. An incident occurs where Sora mistakes Tanaka's PC as Balder and thinks that it is he who admits his love for her online, prompting her to confront him offline. During the course of the story, Tanaka falls victim to the Virus Bug and becomes unconcious in the real world. Sora sets out to destroy the Virus Bug by returning to Aura the seed she gave her so that she could counter the threat using the experience she gained.
A year after .hack//Beyond the World, he finally recovers from his coma and joins up with Sora and Balder to fight with familiar players from the previous games and encounters the former PKK player, Haseo.