.hack//Legend of the Twilight

. hack / / Legend of the Twilight (Jap.. hack / /黄昏の腕輪伝説. hack / / Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu ) is a manga series of the Japanese authors Tatsuya Hamazaki and Rei Izumi of the signatory of 2002, which for the franchise. hack heard. A manga based on the anime television series was published in 2003.


The 14 -year-old girl Rena loves to play the online role-playing game " The World". When she wins two rare characters that were once used by the famous group. " Hackers ", she invites her twin brother Shugo. The claims first with reluctance, but has over time more and more enjoyment of the game. Soon the two the Rarehunterin ( Hunter, rare item ) learn Mireiyu, the wolf woman Ouka and the good-natured Hotaru know and become friends with them. It helps, for example Shugo Hotaru to heal their Puchiguso, an animal that can be grown in the game. They also meet Komiyan III. , Who turns out to be a classmate of Shugo, but only rears him in the game and is in love with his sister. They also meet Balmung, who organized for the operating company in the game events.

When he is severely injured in a fight, Shugo meets in a dream-like scene the girl aura. She gives him a bracelet that gives him great power, but is difficult to use. Soon, the friends find out that the bracelet and aura associated with the adventures of. Hackers is four years earlier. They are of the. Hackers fascinated and want to solve the mystery of it, also Shugo Aura will meet again. Soon comes a little girl to them, Zefi. She is an AI vagabond, a program with an independent character, and claims to be the daughter of Aura. To bring Shugo in trouble, but the Komiyan betrays friends because Zefi and the bracelet on the "blue knights ", a game administration, for which they are a violation. Shugo, Rena, Zefi, Mireiyu, Ouka, and Hotaru are captured. Shugo, Rena and Zefi to be deleted, the other three may go after they promised not again join forces. The three heroes but can thanks Zefi and the bangle escape before they are deleted.

Soon after, the friends meet again. Balmung, who once belonged to the. Hackers, it leads together and want to help them. As the Blue knighthood it provides, they can defeat this thanks to his help. They learn that they are under the protection of the aura and thus of The World and can not be deleted. After Balmung was able to see in the fight against Shugo fact that he has become a worthy hero, he leads the siblings and Zefi to Aura.


The manga was published from January 2002 to November 2003 in the magazine Comptiq Kadokawa Shoten the publisher. The chapters published between July 2002 to April 2004 in three anthologies.

Madman Entertainment released the manga in Australia and New Zealand. In Germany the manga was released by Carlsen Verlag in a translation by Claudia Peter. The series also appeared among others in Spanish, French, Danish and Polish.

Anime adaptation

2003 produced the studio Bee Train an anime version of Legend of The Twilight, was directed by Koichi Mashimo and Koji Sawai. The character design is by Yoko Kikuchi and for the artistic direction Yoshimi Umino was responsible. The plot is based on the manga, but differs in some places, so Shugo and Rena not live separated from each other in the manga.

The first broadcast of the series took place from January 8 to March 26, 2003, TV Tokyo in Japan. The anime was, among others, translated into English, Spanish and French and aired on German by Animax from 1 October 2007.

Voice Actors

The German synchronization was in the studio Circle of Arts. The synchronous book is by Frank Preissler.


The header title is New World by Round Table featuring Nino, the credits song is Emerald Green, performed by See-Saw and composed by Yuki Kajiura and Chiaki Ishikawa texted from.


The German fanzine called Funime character style as music as simple, especially compared to the other parts of the franchise. As more would be on comedy, which used Super - Deformed style but fits well for the series.