List of .hack//Legend of the Twilight episodes

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The episodes of .hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet are based on the manga of the same name written by Tatsuya Hamazaki and illustrated by Rei Izumi. Set in a fictional MMORPG, The World, the story follows Shugo and Rena on their adventures throughout The World. Mysterious invincible monsters and bugged areas appear throughout The World, prompting Aura to give Shugo the Twilight Bracelet, sending him and Rena on a quest to unravel the mystery of the bracelet and Aura.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Original air date
01 "The Legendary Hero"
"Densetsu no Yūsha" (伝説の勇者) 
January 8, 2003
Shugo and Rena acquire the player characters of legendary dot hackers Kite and Black Rose. In their first battle an irregular monster appears and Shugo's player character dies to be resurrected by Aura, the AI controlling the world, he receives a special bracelet that allows him to rewrite the data of monsters and other player characters. When he arrives back in "The World", Balmung of the Azure Sky has entered the fight, near the end of the episode Shugo and Rena meet Mireille the collector of rare items. 
02 "Kite's Bracelet"
"Kaito no Udewa" (カイトの腕輪) 
January 15, 2003
Rena and Shugo attend an event that Balmung has prepared. Entering with Mireille they start the event but once more an irregular monster appears and this time the "Data Drain" has not worked as expected, they meet Divine Fist Ouka, the career werewolf, who helps them out. Meanwhile Balmung starts to wonder what is causing the irregular monsters to appear. 
03 "The Phoenix Feather"
"Fushichō no Hane" (不死鳥の羽) 
January 22, 2003
Shugo begins to level up after the incident in the previous episodes' event but opens a trapped box causing his level to fall back down to level one. He then meets Hotaru who is taking care of a Grunty, however the grunty falls ill and it is up to Shugo and Hotaru to find a phoenix feather to cure it. While adventuring, Shugo meets Sanjuro Sunaarashi for the first time.The end of the episode sees Balmung asking Sanjuro to train Shugo. 
04 "Tanabata Night"
"Tanabata no Yoru" (七夕の夜) 
January 29, 2003
Shugo has begun training with Sanjuro. Shugo also meets Komiyan the Third, an old classmate, he attends another event with Rena, and another irregular monster shows up. However Shugo's training has paid off and the "Data Drain" works properly. 
05 "Mansion of Terror"
"Kyōfu no Kan" (恐怖の館) 
February 5, 2003
A group of hackers set a trap for Shugo to try to get rid of him. Unfortunately Rena is caught in this trap and her player character disappears after becoming a ghost. Meanwhile Balmung is confronted by Kamui of the Cerulean Knights, at the end after Rena's terminal is shown as vacant, you can hear her phone's ringtone play the theme to the .Hack//SIGN anime. 
06 "Trap of The Steaming Hot Water"
"Yukemuri no Wana" (湯けむりの罠) 
February 12, 2003
Shugo, Ouka, Hotaru and Mireille start the search for Rena in "The World". After receiving a mail from an unknown sender they stumble across a hot spring in an unknown area. Upon entering the hot spring they find it is all an illusion and Shugo uses his "Data Drain" to defeat a monster. 
07 "Twilight Moon"
"Tasogare no Tsuki" (黄昏の月) 
February 19, 2003
Rena has been hospitalized because of the effects of "The World" and The Twilight Incident. Aura, the AI, awakens Rena inside "The World" but she remains comatose. Shugo continues his search for Rena and hatches a master plan to find out where she is, but the Cerulean Knights have other ideas. 
08 "The Solitary Knight"
"Kokō no Kishi" (孤高の騎士) 
February 25, 2003
The Cerulean Knights continue their ruthless enforcement. They catch wind of Shugo's bracelet and start a search of the entirety of "The World" Silver Knight also makes his appearance and is deleted for standing up to the Cerulean Knights. Balmung is removed from system administration for ignoring orders from the higher ups. Rena manages to send a mail to Shugo just before the protection around her detaining area is strengthened. 
09 "Footsteps of Collapse"
"Hōkai no Ashioto" (崩壊の足音) 
March 3, 2003
The Cerulean Knights continue their hunt for Shugo. Shugo learns that Rena is on an unopened server and tries out his new skill "Gate Hacking". When he arrives in the closed server he confronts the group of hackers that sealed Rena there, the Cerulean Knights arrive and after a short battle, a wandering AI attacks and puts almost everyone in a comatose state. Shugo and Rena are almost reunited. 
10 "Capitol of Illusion"
"Maboroshi no To" (幻の都) 
March 12, 2003
Reki is given the task of cleaning up after the incident in the previous episode. Rena continues searching the area she is trapped in for an exit, she also meets the wandering AI. Meanwhile Shugo, Sanjuro, Hotaru, Mireille, and Ouka decide to go and look on the unopened servers once more. When they come across another irregular monster that counters the "Data Drain", Balmung comes to the rescue. Upon defeating the monster, the wandering AI, Morti, shows up. 
11 "The End of The World"
"Sekai no Owari" (世界の終わり) 
March 19, 2003
Morti demonstrates her power as an AI and begins the final battle using NPC's. Both the adventurers and the admin (Reki and Kamui) figure out the real meaning to Morti's actions at the same time. Morti starts using a special monster that creates a virus to infect the player character data. While the adventurers start fighting the monster, the rest of "The World" begins experiencing problems. 
12 "The Legend Begins"
"Densetsu no Hajimari" (伝説のはじまり) 
March 26, 2003
The fight continues against the monster, and Shugo figures out that once data drained, a player character becomes immune to the virus. Once the monster is defeated Shugo defeats Morti and one of the hackers that started the incident explains why they started it. When Morti died, the final trap was engaged and Shugo and Rena unlock the true power of the bracelet that Aura gave Shugo. 

DVD volumes[edit]

Japan[edit]

Bandai Entertainment DVD releases
Volume Released Discs Episodes
1 April 25, 2003[1] 1 1-2
2 May 23, 2003[2] 1 3-4
3 June 27, 2003[3] 1 5-6
4 July 25, 2003[4] 1 7-8
5 August 22, 2003[5] 1 9-10
6 September 26, 2003[6] 1 11-12
7 1 13

North America[edit]

On May 25, 2004, Bandai Entertainment also released a limited edition of the first volume, which came with a CD of the original soundtrack and an art box.

Bandai Entertainment DVD releases
Volume Released Discs Episodes
1 May 25, 2004 1 1-4
2 July 27, 2004 1 5-8
3 September 28, 2004 1 9-12
Box set September 12, 2006 1-12

Europe[edit]

Beez Entertainment DVD releases
Volume Released Discs Episodes
1 24 July 2006 1 1-4
2 11 September 2006 1 5-8
3 23 October 2006 1 9-12
Box set 25 June 2007 3 1-12

References[edit]

  1. ^ ".hack// Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu Vol.1 Animation". CD Japan. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  2. ^ ".hack// Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu Vol.2 Animation". CD Japan. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  3. ^ ".hack// Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu Vol.3 Animation". CD Japan. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  4. ^ ".hack// Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu Vol.4 Animation". CD Japan. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  5. ^ ".hack// Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu Vol.5 Animation". CD Japan. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  6. ^ ".hack// Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu Vol.6 Animation". CD Japan. Retrieved 10 October 2009.