.hack//Quantum OAVJapanese release date: January 28th, 2011
American release date: February 14th, 2012
"The World" once again flourishes, with over 10 million players playing "The World R:X", set in 2022. In a special Christmas event, three players set out to conquer an "unbeatable" quest: "The One Sin." .hack//Quantum tells the story of a party of adventurers: Tobias, Mary, and Sakuya, with familiar looking Avatars of past players. The OVA will be split up into three episodes. On October 1st, 2011 Funimation licensed .hack//Quanum in the United States. You can view the the OVAs on YouTube or Funimation's official .hack//Quantum site for free! (Click here to view the trailer)
Sakuya (Twin Blade, Voiced by Kana Hanazawa) - Because she tends to act without thinking when overcome by curiosity, Sakuya often causes trouble for those around her. She also has a habit of picking up anything she finds, which can lead to further mayhem.
Sakuya's player: Asumi Aida Asumi is a bright and cheerful high school student in Aomori Prefecture. She plays The World with her actual personality. Unlike Eri and Iori, she's bad at studying.
Mary (Edge Punisher, Voiced by Ayumi Fujimura) - The limits of Mary's seemingly boundless kindness are often tested by the impulsive Sakuya and cold Tobias. Once again she's forced to clean up a mess...
Mary's player: Eri Etou Eri started playing The World after she was invited by her long-time friend Asumi, who she is constantly looking out for. Every morning she comes to get Asumi, who is always on the brink of being late for school.
Tobias (Blade Brandier, Voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro) - Tobias is a heavy player of The World known as "Tobias the Information Merchant". True to his name, he's prepared for anything, with elaborate plans for any quest he undertakes.
Tobias's player: Iori Ikuta Iori is classmates with Eri and Asumi. Her sense of fashion in The World is not reflected at all in the real world. Her family owns one of the best and oldest hot springs resorts in Aomori.
Hermit (???, Voiced by Yui Ogura) - A strange character with an illegal appearance. Whether Hermit is a PC or NPC is unknown, but it appears to be looking for something.
Shamrock (Shadow Warlock, Voiced by Sanae Kobayashi) - Guildmaster of the adventurer's guild Yata Mirror. With her members she embarks on the legendary quest "The One Sin."
Smith (Lord Partizan, Voiced by Masami Iwasaki) - Shamrock's second-in-command, Smith is a silent warrior who often lets the guildmaster ride on his shoulder