.hack//Legend of the Twilight [TV]
The World is the most advanced online game ever created. In The World you can be anyone you want to be, act out your adventure fantasies and through teamwork and determination, you can even become a hero. 14-year-old twins Shugo and Rena just won a contest that lets them play as the legendary avatars ‘Kite’ and ‘Black Rose.’ Armed with the power of the Twilight Bracelet, the two must discover what is causing rogue monsters to infect The World and carry on the legend of the .hackers.
About the Show
.hack//Legend of the Twilight is the anime adaptation of the sci-fi adventure manga series under the same name, written by Tatsuya Hamazaki and illustrated by Rei Izumi. Produced by studio Bee Train under the direction of Koichi Mashimo and Koji Sawai, .hack//Legend of the Twilight aired a total of 12 episodes which spanned from January 8, 2003, to March 26, 2003.
Episode 1: “The Legendary Hero”
The twins Shugo and Rena acquire the character of two legendary dot hackers named Kite and Black Rose. On their first dive in The World, they encounter an irregular monster which manages to kill Shugo’s character. Shugo is then resurrected by Aura, the AI who controls The World. He then receives a special bracelet which allows him to rewrite the data of monsters and other player characters. Later, the twins meet Mireille, who was a collector of rare items.
Episode 2: “Kite’s Bracelet”
Rena and Shugo attend the event hosted by Balmung, along with their new friend Mireille. An irregular monster appears once again, which presents an opportunity to use Shugo’s bracelet. However, the “Data Drain” did not work as expected. The gang is then assisted by Divine Fist Ouka, the career werewolf. Balmung starts to wonder about the origin of the irregular monsters.
Episode 3: “The Phoenix Feather”
After the first few challenging encounters, Shugo finally manages to level up his character. However, he downgrades back to level one, after naively opening a