''.hack//Legend of the Twilight'' (''.hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu'') is a short manga series and its anime adaptation that follows the adventures of Shugo and Rena, a pair of twins who have won two limited edition clone accounts of the heroes Kite and [=BlackRose=] from [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games .hack//IMOQ]] and, like their predecessors, find themselves sinking into the vast mysteries of The World alongside a werewolf, a happy-go-lucky treasure hunter, and a mysterious Rogue AI girl named Zefie.

However, unlike most of the other Franchise/DotHack titles, it remains fairly lighthearted throughout the series and focuses more on the game itself rather than the circumstances that led to the playing of the game, spending less time probing the effects of loneliness on the human psyche and more time crawling through dungeons and having fun with events. In other words, it's a lot like playing an MMO with some of your best friends.

Canonically it is currently the last story set in The World R:1, taking place in [[TwentyMinutesInTheFuture 2014.]]

For those seeking to complete their [=.hack//LotT=] experience, you'll have to read both the manga (the canonical version of the story) and view the anime due to [[OvertookTheManga significant]] [[GeckoEnding plot differences.]]

(Character sheet is available [[Characters/DotHack here]].)

!!''[[Manga/DotHackLegendOfTheTwilight .hack//Legend of the Twilight]]'' has examples of:

* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Morti the ''Wandering AI'', in the Anime.]]
--> "This is my world."
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Balmung.
* BeachEpisode: Initially played straight in chapter seven, but quickly subverted as Mireille and Ouka drag the rest of the cast along to do a Special Event.
* BeautyToBeast: During a swimming contest in the manga, Shugo gets fed up with Komiyan ''the Turd'' and socks him in the face. The Data Drain bracelet activates and turns Komiyan's face into a half-fish. Komiyan takes revenge on him later in the story [[spoiler: by selling him out to the Cobalt Knights]].
* {{Bowdlerisation}}: The punchline of one 4Koma has Hotaru saying "I have them / they're attached", which some readers interpreted as [[spoiler:a reference to having testicles]]. The English version quietly changes this line to "I'm very lucky".
* BrotherSisterIncest: {{Twincest}} between Shugo and Rena in the anime version was implied so heavily that the series has arguably become infamously immortalized because of it. The anime invoked this in order to try and cash in on the {{Moe}} craze that was starting to gain momentum in Japan.
* ButtMonkey:
** Shugo in the anime due to his AmusingInjury RunningGag.
** Balmung gets this treatment a bit in the manga for his hosting special events that are wacky bordering on absurd. Many of the characters joke about him.
* CerebusSyndrome: Episodes 1 through 4 are lighthearted and mostly deal with wacky events and goings-on in The World. Episode 5, "Mansion of Terror", deals with an event area that is styled as a blood-red haunted mansion, tougher enemies than the group has faced previously, starts to show the enmity between Balmung and [[BigBadWannabe Kamui]], and has [[spoiler: Rena placed into a coma after being defeated in-game]]. It's still lighter than the rest of the series, but this is when things get serious.
* ChildProdigy: Mireille is apparently ''4 years old'' according to the manga. Played with in that she gets a little over-emotional, often simplifies things on occasion, and can be rather single-minded, but still seems to know quite a bit about The World and does not often talk like she's that young.
* CostumeExaggeration: The series somehow manages a Beach Episode that subverts this, where Shugo suddenly realizes that Ouka, being a CoolBigSis, should naturally appear in the slinkiest swimsuit of any of the girls until she shows up in wolf shape (which, granted, means she's technically naked).
* CrossPlayer: [[spoiler: Hotaru is a guy in real life]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: One each in Episode 1 and 2 involving Hotaru and Sanjuro. It develops their friendships and foreshadows Sanjuro coming to Shugo and Hotaru's rescue in Episode 3.
* FlowerFromTheMountaintop: Hotaru asks Shugo help her get a Phoenix Feather from a high-level Cerberus to save a sick baby grunty, even though they are both at very low levels. She goes with him, and they get the feather in time to heal it.
* GeckoEnding: The anime follows the manga up until episode 6, but then creates its own storyline afterward since the manga was still being written.
* HotterAndSexier: While ''.hack//Legend of the Twilight'' is more lighthearted than other ''Franchise/DotHack'' titles, it also contains more FanService and suggestive themes.
* KnightTemplar: Kamui and the Cerulean Knights dedicate themselves a bit too much to keeping the game running as it's supposed to. She'll ban players for minor offenses such as merely changing the color of one of their clothing articles. Needless to say, the existence and use of the Twilight Bracelet puts Shugo at the top of her hit list, and his friends just for associating himself with them. In the anime, she bans [[spoiler: Silver Knight]] for associating with them as well, even though he tried to show her the wrongs she was doing, just as he had once done before her. In the manga, she makes it a special point to ''exterminate'' [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman Rogue AIs]].
* LighterAndSofter: Legend of the Twilight is very much so compared to many of the other main entries in the series. ''Newtype USA'' described it as the "dessert" that followed after the "main course" (that being SIGN and IMOQ.)
* MarshmallowHell: Ouka does this to Shugo after he suddenly runs into her unexpectedly in the 3rd volume of the manga. At that point in the story, Shugo had been apart from the other characters from so long, that she couldn't hold back her excitement and happiness to see him again.
* OvertookTheManga: See GeckoEnding above.
* OnTheNextEpisodeOfCatchPhrase: Each preview with "I have special event information".
* NoodleIncident: We never do find out what Ouka, Mireille, and Rena did to the grunty's neglectful former owner in episode 3 of the anime and Shugo comments that it's probably better if we don't.
* RealMoneyTrade: Hotaru doesn't have any gold, so she considers paying real money in return for medicine for the TeamPet. Shugo quickly talks her out of it. It turned out that the "gold farmer" she was speaking to was an admin in disguise, who was actually manipulating them into rejecting the offer and instead going to fight the ridiculously high-leveled monster in the field that had the medicine.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Hotaru's baby grunty.
* RunningGag:
** Shugo would sooner or later get one of his front teeth knocked out because of some AmusingInjury for most of the episodes.
** Scenes with Ouka either hitting on Shugo or Shugo imagining Ouka somewhat naughtily only for her to show up as a dog.
** Mireille's obssession with rare items. [[spoiler: This lessens once the CerebusSyndrome sets in.]]
* {{Sexophone}}: Ouka's themesong is called ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTm_12sJWbo "You Want To Have Me As Your Pet, Don't You...]]''
* {{Shiritori}}: Shugo plays this with Zefie. You cannot beat someone who can [[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard instantly look up every word that exists.]]
* SolomonDivorce: In the anime, Shugo & Rena seem completely unable to meet outside of The World.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ouka. Early translations of the manga called her "Orca". The anime got slightly closer and has it pronounced "Ohka" and spells it that way in the English subtitles. Later manga editions have it as the official spelling of "Ouka".
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler: The manga reveals Mireille is the four-year-old daughter of Mistral from IMOQ. Justified by the manga heavily implying Mireille is using Mistral's profile.]]
* TeamPet: Hotaru's baby grunty.
* TeamShot: The manga has a page at the end called "Unplugged", showing the players behind the characters standing in a pose like this, including both the antagonists and protagonists. This is also the first time any of their true appearances are shown. [[http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h245/DRCEQ2/Dot%20Hack/Offline.jpg Balmung's face still remains a mystery.]]
* TeenGenius: [[spoiler: Wiseman from IMOQ shows up in the later volumes of the manga as a friend of Mireille via Mistral, and is as smart an informant as ever. He's only 14.]]
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: In a Drama CD, [[spoiler: Shugo finds out that Hotaru's player [[{{GIRL}} is a dude]]]].
* UnusualEars: An event prize is a set of {{Moe}} fetish items, including cat ears; Shugo begins to idolize the programmer, while the girls are mortified.