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The World Information
Twin Blade
Initial Weapon
Dorje Hatchets
Guild Member(s)
Biographical Information
Real Name
Chika Kuramoto
Real Life Gender
College student
Extra Information
Voice actor(s)
Erin Fitzgerald
Voice actor(s)
Masumi Asano
.hack//G.U. series
And just so you know. I'm persistent and I never give up!!
— Alkaid

Alkaid (揺光, Yōkō) is a female Twin Blade and a former member of Icolo.



Alkaid is a short red haired Twin Blade. She wears a decorated battle outfit, accented by a large fan on her back. Her favored weapon is the Dorje Hatchet, a set of dual-wield golden knives, which she uses to attack with blinding speed.


Alkaid has a very fiery personality. She is always ready to defend her pride, and doesn't take any insults from anybody. She especially dislikes PKers like Bordeaux, seeing them as players who are too cowardly to fight players of equal strength. She also has a particular loathing for Endrance, who she believes stole her title as Arena Emperor illegally. However to those who have earned her respect, Alkaid is a very loyal friend. She is willing to defend their honor just as she would her own.


Basic Info

Chika Kuramoto, the player behind Alkaid.

Alkaid's player is a 16-year-old girl named Chika Kuramoto (倉本 智香). She is a high school student in Sapporo, Hokkaido and is classmates with the player behind Nanase. She loves books, and is part of her school's library council. She loves the Chinese classics like The Water Margin and Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but also Western fantasy and thrillers like Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Her favorite food is miso butter ramen, and one day she hopes to go on a restaurant hop around Japan. She is also a big fan of comedians like Salvador Aihara and "Mr. Usagimaru".



Alkaid in Alcor.

Alkaid appears in Alcor as a newly christened Arena Emperor and a friend of Silabus. Disgusted by the amount of attention that Alkaid receives from Silabus, Nanase declares herself as Alkaid's rival, something that annoys Alkaid to no end. However Nanase soon becomes the least of Alkaid's problems when a powerful player named Endrance begins climbing the Arena ladder to try and claim the Emperor title for himself. To add to her problems, Nanase is revealed by Bordeaux to have been a former member of Kestrel. After Silabus is PKed by Bordeaux, Alkaid becomes convinced that Nanase is part of a Kestrel plot to destroy Silabus' guild Canard.

However, Alkaid apologizes to Nanase for ever doubting her after receiving Dual Mystic swords that Nanase got from a quest. She then tells Nanase that they should go stargazing together. This causes Nanase to realize who's the player behind Alkaid.A week after the title match, Alkaid is at the Canard's @HOME talking to Silabus about Nanase transferring schools and how she wanted to go stargazing with her. Silabus realizes that Alkaid knew Nanase in real life and says that she should be able to find out where Nanase transferred to. Alkaid, however, explains that Nanase is moving on her on accord for the first time and she's not going to bother her. Also that she's sure that she'll meet her again.

.hack//G.U. Games

Alkaid - Battle stance.

Alkaid is a former member of Icolo, the arena emperors guild. She lost her title of Demon Palace Emperor to Endrance, and was on a quest for revenge, only to be defeated by Haseo with the help of his Avatar. She initially wanted to expose him as a cheater, but a chance meeting during a quest began to change her opinion of him.

She later joined Haseo in an attempt to find a cure for Sirius, who had been infected with AIDA. Along with Atoli she entered the Holy Palace Tournament with him in order to face Sirius. She quickly became good friends with both of her teammates, and began a small rivalry with Atoli for Haseo's affection. After the third round of the tournament Alkaid received a mysterious e-mail about Sirius. When she followed the e-mails directions and traveled to the Coite-Bodher Battlefield she was PKed by an AIDA-infected Bordeaux. Haseo arrived shortly afterwards, only to see her character fading away. With her last breaths she told him to find Endrance and use him to save Sirius. She then became a Lost One, falling into a coma in the real world. The shock was so great that her heart stopped beating, but she was shortly restored to a stable comatose state.

Much later, when Cubia Gommoras are attacking the Lost Grounds, Haseo is slightly overwhelmed by the amount at the Arche Koeln Waterfall, but a familiar face returns and gets rid of some of the Gommoras before turning around and revealing herself as Alkaid. She lectures Haseo and is shocked when Haseo just outright hugs her and scolds her for not contacting him sooner. Sirius and Taihaku then gate into the Lost Ground and, along with Alkaid, buy Haseo time for him to head into the Outer Dungeon so he can take care of the Gommoras there.


Alkaid in G.U.+.

Wanting to regain her lost title, Alkaid challenges Endrance to a fight in the Arena. Endrance accepts, and easily defeats her in one hit using Avatar Macha. Haseo, who was watching from the sidelines with Kuhn is able to see the avatar, which is invisible to non-Epitaph PCs. This causes Haseo to confront Endrance later.

G.U. Novels

Alkaid makes her appearance in an arena battle against Endrance. She vanished following her defeat.

.hack//G.U. Trilogy

Alkaid stops Haseo's winning streak in the Arena. She mocks his strength after killing him.

Alkaid in .hack//G.U. Trilogy

.hack//G.U. Returner

Alkaid is briefly seen at Δ Hidden Forbidden Festival, together with Sirius and Antares.

Alkaid in G.U. Returner.


See Alkaid (LINK)


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  • Alkaid's starting level is 49.
  • Alkaid's starting weapons are the Dorje Hatchets, a rare level 37 set of Dual Swords, which hold a resemblance to their counterparts, the Spin Axe and the more rare Lit Honeysuckle.
  • Alkaid's name in the Japanese version of the game was Yowkow, the traditional Sino-Japanese name for the star Eta Ursae Majoris, also known as Alkaid. The name of the star is usually spelled "Youkou".
  • Alkaid's Japanese voice actress, Masumi Asano, also does the voice of BlackRose. Her English voice actress also voices Sakubo.
  • Alkaid's height is 5'1" (153 cm).
  • The two other PC's in Alkaid's arena team, AKATSUKI, are named Luca, and Mika. They are both Twin Blades as well.
  • The Shopkeeper from .hack//LINK has a picture of Alkaid in his collection.
  • A Poll on CyberConnect2's website show Alkaid as second most popular character in .hack//G.U. and .hack//G.U. TRILOGY.

See also

|-|The World R:X=

Character Profile

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Name Alkaid
Gender Female
Race Wandering A.I. - Human
Class Twin Sword
Guild Icolo
Twilight Knights
First Appearance .hack//LINK: Twilight Knights
Name Chika Kuramoto
Age 16 (Game)
26 - 27 (Comic)
Gender Female

"I'm the new champion, Alkaid!"
— Alkaid —

Alkaid (揺光, Yōkō) is a character in .hack//LINK.



Alkaid is a short Twin Blade with red hair. She wears a decorated battle outfit, accented by a large fan on her back.

In Alkaid's Xth Form, the yellow armor that is seen near her wrists now accompanied by matching armor for her shoulders, hips, and calves. The white, fan-like mantle at the back is larger, along with black, zigzagging attachments. A rather minor change is that of the design for her knee guards. Her dual knives' color scheme is changed from orange and brown to gold and black. The knives' hilt is now black and circular with a yellow thick border. There are also lightly pink tinted edges that were added to the blades of the knives while circlets of the same color are found above the knives' hilts and by the ends.


Alkaid is an avid combatant that loves to fight, and to a lesser extent, show her superiority towards others. She doesn't like taking a serious approach towards matters, seeking only to have fun with both comrades and in fighting. However, she is also a steadfast friend and won't hesitate to help others when needed.

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Basic Info


.hack//Link: Twilight Knights

Alkaid makes her first appearance at Arena while defeating an opponent with a high amount speed and strength. After the match she is declared the strongest there is and become new emperor of the arena and was the which motivates another user Tokio to becoming a strong warrior like her. However after her victory, another character Haseo, remodeled by a hacker known as Posaune challenges her to a fight. Aside from being level 200 Haseo displays dangerous strengths outside the specification of game and Alkaid is defeated. Tokio, Tsukasa and Panzer Saika attempt to save her however the three are forced to retreat and Alkaid's mind is taken into the darkness of the modified claw on her opponent's right arm. As a result a her character is later remodeled and she becomes a puppet for Haseo and Posaune. Sometime after as Tokio tries to return to the arena to challenge Haseo, Alkaid ambushes his group. But with the help of Niizato 's picture-taking tendencies, Tokio is able to attack the core allowing Posaune to manipulate Alkaid and destroy it. After she is returned to normal Alkaid thanks Tokio for freeing her and encourages him to continue on fight before setting off to rescue Tri Edge.

Because of a separate story premise is it implied that the characters in the comic were the original users. However the series was conclude early and moved aside for the game's development before the comic was finished.

.hack//LiVE Extravaganza

Event: Arena

Alkaid first appears in an Arena battle against Black Rose. However their matching personalities causes them to overdo it allowing both of them to be defeated and the match to end in a draw

.hack//LiVE Extravaganza
Event: Longhorn

During the series Flügel is testing a special device under CC Corporation titled Yomitoru X that may permit users ability to read the hearts and minds individuals online. After the device is left with Tokio, he meets with different people including Alkaid to asks what they think of his horn and test the effectiveness of the machine. However although the device functions Flügel observes Tokio's reactions, the experiment is eventually cancelled and Yomitoru X never reaches commercialization.


Alkaid is very shy about her figure, moreso in this game than .hack//G.U., holding Tokio into her breasts and the pushing him away, becoming very angry.


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