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English: Twin Star Exorcists
Status: Finished Airing
Producers:TV Tokyo, Nihon Ad Systems, TV Tokyo Music, Avex Pictures, Shueisha
Genres:Action, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shounen
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisMagano, a parallel realm filled with monsters known as 'Kegare,' is a place where exorcists deal with all impurities. Benio Adashino is a prodigy exorcist who is recognized for her strength and is summoned to Tokyo by the Exorcist Union. On her way, she plummets into the arms of Rokuro Enmadou, a young exorcist with a troubled past.
But the impurities of Magano do not rest. When these two exorcists witness a couple of children stolen by a Kegare, Benio rushes to save them, dragging Rokuro along with her into Magano. Engaged in a fight she is on the verge of being defeated in, Benio is saved by Rokuro, revealing himself capable of being her rival in talent.
Sousei no Onmyouji tells the story of two talented exorcists who are destined to become the 'Twin Star Exorcists' and the prophesised parents of the Miko—the reincarnation of Abe no Seimei—who will cleanse the world of all impurities.
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#1: 'Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome- (Valkyrie -戦乙女-)' by Wagakki Band (eps 2-13)
#2: 'Re:Call' by i☆Ris (eps 14-26)
#3: 'Sync' by lol (eps 27-40)
#4: 'Kanadeai (カナデアイ)' by Itowokashi (イトヲカシ) (eps 41-50)
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#2: 'Eyes (アイズ)' by Hitomi Kaji (eps 2-13)
#3: 'Yadoriboshi (宿り星)' by Itowokashi (イトヲカシ) (eps 14-26)
#4: 'Hide&Seek' by GIRLFRIEND (eps 27-29, 31-40)
#5: '15' by GIRLFRIEND (ep 30)
#6: 'Hotarubi (蛍火)' by Wagakki Band (eps 41-49)
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I feel that these 8.5 words describe the entirety of this anime:
“Cliche Archetype-filled Exorcist Shounen With Many Crappy Plot Twists”
I have very mixed feelings about this show…
- Sometimes I thought, “Oh, this is such a cool kiddy shounen!”
- Sometimes I became angry at how stupid and immature the characters were.
- I often skipped through some of the many slow scenes and flashbacks.
- Sometimes I even said, “Whoa! Didn’t see that coming! Is this really a kids show? wtf?” when some pretty dark things happened
- However, most importantly, by the end I thought to myself “Wow, this is pretty fucking bad.”
I honestly thought this show was going to be pretty average at first (5 out of 10). Then I thought, “Oh wow! This is actually pretty good!” from 9 to 37-ish (7/10). However, towards the end the show started pulling both random and shitty plot twists out of its ass, and then shooting them at us like it’s a “shit machine-gun” (2/10)..
TL;DR at the end
The story mainly follows two cliche and initially overpowered main protagonists named “Rokuro” and “Benio” as they overcome many hard trials thereby growing stronger and closer together displaying mild romance. They’re prophesized to be the “twin stars” or two chosen exorcists that will get married, have a baby, and the baby will be the most powerful exorcist called the “miko” (basically something like a baby Jesus that will save the world from all of the evil kegare monsters). The evil kegare monsters are sealed in an alternate dimension called “megano”, where the exorcists must go to fight them. Almost all of the characters are slowly introduced with background stories that are supposed to be tragic, but their backgrounds came across as overly done to the point where it was kind of just stupid-silly after a while. The story emphasizes that Rokuro and Benio both want to get stronger.. and they do.. At a snail’s rate anyways, but no worries because they often get sudden power ups out of nowhere. Mm~ sudden power ups. My favorite… (sarcasm)
The story really doesn’t have any depth, and it certainly isn’t realistic. For example, one of the main antagonists is basically just some psychotic kid with attachment issues. One thing that really pissed me off is that all of the villains kept saying phrases like:
'I am all powerful! and you are weak!'
“It is no use for you to try to win!”
“Oh, but it was all part of my master plan!”
“THIS TOO IS PART OF MY MASTER PLAN!”
and then the shitty plot twist that I mentioned earlier would be another antagonist saying,
“But your master plan was part of my SUPER master plan ALL ALONG! I have been using you, lesser antagonist, this whole time!”
I often just sat in my chair, apathetic to all of the bullshit that the characters kept pulling out of their asses.
I feel the story’s pace was much too slow, often dwelling much too long on the characterization and development of the twin stars. It wasn’t really exciting, so I didn’t feel like waiting to watch each new episode once a week. I actually ended up binge-watching once every four months. It had its ups and downs. It’s a pretty a pretty bad story overall. Towards the end, we randomly got hit with some pedophile plot twist shit, and I honestly don’t know what the hell to make of this anime anymore. It had its moments, but the story was actually pretty bad overall.
The art in the fight scenes sometimes looks like it’s from a game where they pause and call out the name of their attack with an epic pose before actually doing it. Everything freezes when this happens, so it adds a certain 'style' to the art.
The art's okay overall, but I feel that the series would be more appealing if the characters weren't so.. bright and cute..? Except there's one thing that gets to me every time.. It's Rokuro.. There are scenes when his art turns into something out of a horror movie. The animation is not the best with many still-frames and lack of dramatic camera angles. The art's fine overall.
What can I say? They did a pretty good job on the sound. The OST is mainly dubstep, which threw me off at first, but I kind of like it now. The fighting works well, background music fits completely and enhances the setting. Openings and endings are also very fitting. It's actually relatively unique, but it's not special or powerful like something like something Yuki Kajiura or Sawano Hiroyuki would make. Only one OST was memorable for me until episode 27's opening theme. But now that I finished the anime, I actually occasionally catch myself thinking about their OSTs! (I guess 50 episodes of an anime will do that to you).
The characters were okay, at best. However, towards the end, they ended up having little to no real depth at all. In general, they’re pretty much just average characters with nothing much special about them except for Rokuro's shark teeth (main male character). I initially hated both Rokuro and Benio, but, I actually started liking the main characters around episode 14/15 after they unnecessarily spent all of that time developing the twin stars. However, they're basically just kids with sad background stories tasked with saving the world from Kegare. Honestly, they probably could have made this series into about 24 episodes if they skipped the unnecessary development episodes.
There are a lot of side characters with the potential to be interesting, but they all got little to no development. The dynamic between Benio and Rokuro is pretty nice to watch, but there's nothing too special here. Rokuro's starts off as kind of annoying, fiery, not that smart, and overpowered, but the enemies do get much stronger and Rokuro matures quite a bit and actually becomes a pretty cool character. Benio is the typical smart, cool, amazingly strong, but lonely character. She too grows as the series progresses.
This show… is hard to describe in terms of enjoyment.. At first, it was fun because it reminded me of a cool game (7/10). As it progressed, the initial excitement died down (5/10). It was very predictable up until a certain point, but things started becoming less predictable as it progressed (7/10). Some of the plot twists were cool, but the plot twists towards the end were just plain stupid (2/10). In fact, I was legitimately shocked by how ridiculous and incoherent it started getting. It's definitely more suited to a younger less mature audience, but there are some aspects of the anime that are unexpectedly dark for a kids show. An older audience may still enjoy it because it's somewhat entertaining (maybe), although you probably won't be able to relate to it much as an older individual.
The story progressed too slowly, they took too long to develop the MCs, the characters were too cliche, but the anime wasn’t all that bad and actually had a decent amount of good moments. The show is bearable, but I wouldn’t recommend this anime to you unless you’ve already seen a bunch of the other top shounen out there. So basically, it was pretty bad and I think your time would be better spent elsewhere.
“Do I recommend this to you personally?”
Personally? Absolutely not. I could never wholeheartedly recommend this anime to anyone. It’s just something I watched to kill time.
However, if you like exorcists and shounen anime, are younger than 16, and like slow stories, then maybe you should give it a shot someday.
If you want realistic and mature characters, then no you should look elsewhere.
In fact, you probably should just look elsewhere unless you’re out of anime to watch.
I strongly recommend that you check out these other similar, but better exorcist/demon-related shounen anime first if you haven’t already:
1. D. Gray Man 9/10 (103 eps) The second season 8/10 (13 eps) came 10 years later
2. Bleach 9/10 (366 eps)
3. Ao no Exorcist 9/10 (37 eps between 2 seasons)
4. Nurarihyon no Mago 9/10 (50 eps between 2 seasons)
5. Shakugan no Shana 8/10 (76 eps between 3 seasons)
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The word 'adaptation' for anime has quite a flexible definition. Most often, the term 'adaptation' means that the production company takes the source material and tries their best to make a carbon copy of the series that they decided to make in animated form. But at the same time, the word 'adaptation' can mean 'based on' the original source material, and have their own anime-original plots and endings that contradict what the original series may have entailed. Twinstar Exorcists, or Sousei no Omnyouji is an example of the latter.
Story: The world we live in is a place that exists parallel to its antithesis, a place known as Magano. In it, the negative thoughts of humans merge together and form creatures of corruption and sin known as 'Kegare'. Kegare feed off of the spirtual power of humans and are destructive creatures that threaten the world we know. In order to combat this, there are people known as Omnyouji with high spiritual power and battle the Kegare in a never-ending war to save humanity from their power. To save humanity, the power of the Miko, a being born from the twinstar exorcists must be brought into the world. Who are the twinstar exorcists? Some shithead named Rokuro and an equally prissy girl named Benio. Oh boy..
Omnyouji's story is in short, arduous. Spanning 50 episodes of content, what we're given as a plot is, in simple terms, a slew of shonen tropes that span from the power of friendship, all the way to wanting to save everybody, and sudden bursts of power because, plot convenience. Despite being an adaptation of a relatively popular series, Omnyouji doesn't have much to offer. It becomes painfully easy to see what comes our way, and a lot of what it is boils down to ham-handed philosophies of two opponents fighting each other with fists clenched while shouting each other's names. Rinse and repeat that process over twenty times over, and you have what roughly equates to the entire show's runtime in a flash.
The main attributer as to why the show is so devoid of any originality or interesting developments is because, rather than following what the manga had already mapped out for Perriot to adapt, the studio decided to take a different turn and by Episode 20, change the show's path down an anime original path that has no connection to its original source material at all. This proved to be a very big contributor as to why the show has such big flaws with its story, as the saga we're introduced to turns the show into a display of power as our protagonists 'get stronger' as more and more opponents get introduced for no other reason than to make the penultimate plot of 'The end of the world is coming' a reality for the end so that the show would have some form of grand finale.
Another problem comes with how I feel as though the show had too much time. Most often than not, the case of screentime boils down to not having enough time for a series in order to tell the story that was intended. Many episodes felt like throwaway episodes, as the show would squander its screentime with flashbacks that have already been shown many times over, recaps of what happened in the last ten or so episodes, or would have episodes solely devoted to talking just to fill up the twenty-four minutes that were allotted for the episode. As such, episodes like this added to the weariness of how Omnyouji displayed itself, making the what was already tedious, even more tedious to watch.
Omnyouji's problems arose when trying to milk what had already been drained dry. The show doesn't try anything new in the realm of shonen anime, as the roughly twenty five hours it takes to watch this series can be described with just a tropes that almost every shonen anime uses in its plotline. That, combined with how slow some of the episodes feel, and how predictable everything is, ultimately creates a tiring experience that isn't worth the time or effort to have.
- All the shonen tropes
- Predictable story
- Many pointless episodes
- Deviation from the source material did not work
Characters: Likewise, characters have the similar problem with being your run of the mill shonen tropes without what seems like little to no thought with how to make them interesting beyond what they're given.
Both of our main characters, Enmado Rokuro and Adashino Benio start off the series hating each other's guts. With the series intentionally pairing them up in order to bring the Miko into the world, it's no surprise by what the end result of the series becomes. The pair of Omnyouji are as expected. You have the reckless, brash boy who listens to no one and wants to get stronger with his own strength and his own merits, and you have the girl who doesn't like the boy (at the beginning) who also wants to get stronger and basically has the exact same goals that the boy does. The character progression for the relationship between these two is noticeable and gradual, which is something that I believe that the show does well on. However, as far as everything else is concerned, that's about where the positives end. Their goals are nothing special, their progression is somewhat minimal, and the show makes it very hard for them to lose. They may struggle, but everything turns out extremely ok at the end. They're boring. They're boring because the show doesn't even attempt to make their pains and struggles seem minimal when everything just comes to them so easily, and it becomes very hard to care for characters who despite everything, have plot armor so thick that not even someone who is virtually god can't break through it.
As far as villains go, most if not all can be described as characters who have a single goal that serves as an obstacle that can easily be overcome once given enough episodes. Become the best, take over the world, destroy humanity; all of these goals have been done over and over again in more interesting ways that have been displayed here. It doesn't help that the villains spend more time talking than executing their evil plan, or hell, let the protagonist live when they could easily kill them, so they become minor hurdles that the characters have to jump over to continue on with the story.
Side characters are a wide bunch that, like most long-running shonen series, are either the friends that the main protagonists are fighting for, and are the less than stellar characters of the same kind who will never amount to anything when compared to the feats that the main protagonists have achieved. They're your standard group of side characters in a shonen series, and there're very few if any noteworthy characters to talk about since they're largely tropes like; the third wheel, the mentor, the annoying mascot, and rivals.
+ Character development for the protagonists
- Entire cast feels like a giant soup of tropes
Art: Perriot's art shines as an example of inconsistency and quality issues. While normally the show has a lot of blunt and bright colors that are less than stellar in quality, the main problem with Omnyouji's art is how consistent the company is with making their scenes.
When the show wants to, the lighting and the shadows can make the scene look good enough to actually look good. However, when the show doesn't want to, the art looks like a mess of colors combined with clear flaws in the details when it comes to characters' appearance. Fight scenes in a supposedly action heavy series are mostly characters standing and talking about each of their side and philosophies while not mercilessly beating the crap out of each other. A one-two punch, a lot of talking, some more punching, a lot more talking, and end the fight. The fight scenes hardly have any 'fight' in them, so they feel very disengaging and unexciting to watch.
+ Can look good
- Largely inconsistent
- Minimalistic fight scenes
Sound: Omnyouji's soundtracks are not memorable. Being roughly 4 cours long, the show has 4 pairs of OPs and EDs that help run the show's opening and ending bits to section off each of the four parts that the show's in. Despite having watched all of the songs in full, none of the tracks stick out to me in my head as something that was both enjoyable or memorable. So if you ask me, the tracks are not worth your time.
Personal Enjoyment: It's been about a year since I started watching the first episode, and I honestly can't remember the reason why I even started it in the first place. Coming out of it though, Omnyouji stands as a show that ultimately was a huge waste of time. Nothing about it made me excited about watching the next episode, and slogging through episode after episode felt like a tiring excavation to find any glint of originality to make me interested in the series. The shift from the source material certainly didn't help its case, as the random encounters with new anime-original villains didn't do anything but make the series even more difficult to like.
Did I like this series?
For me, there's nothing to like. You can find better examples of everything this show did elsewhere.
What didn't I like about this series?
Though I'm tempted to say 'everything', the biggest problem I had was with Benio's shikigami, Kinako. Kinako's high screechy voice shouting at the top of his lungs was like nails on a chalkboard. He wasn't cute, was extremely annoying, and became a huge hindrance to the series because his constant shouting and attempts at 'helping' had me in a tizzy on whether or not I should finish the show, or quit halfway.
Would I recommend this anime?
To me, Omnyouji is not worth it. Reusing almost every shonen trope that exists, Omnyouji's adaptation has almost nothing original about it as its largely anime-original plot turns its 50 episode runtime into a bingo game to see if you can get a bingo from all of the tropes that they shove into the series. Its lack of originality makes it a tiring experience to have, and I for one am thankful that it's over. Because there is no way I'm ever going to watch a 50 episode on-going series ever again.
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In a world full of Shonen series Twin Star Exorcists will defently NOT change anything about it, but with even that i stonrgly recomend you to give this sereis a chance.
The story is focused is these two characters, Rokuro and Benio is their livas as exosist who fight an evil known as Kegare.
You may like to know from the start the this series only take the premise of the original source of the mange for the first 20 episodes, while the other 30 s an anime original story, with 8 or so episodes with a 'monster of the week' progression with the rest of the episodes for the final arc and finale but is not as you might think, the so-called 'filler' it will be actually some what relevant to the ofthe story, (just a little) never the less, it could it be shorter. BTW It gets and actual ending, i mean, if this is what we got from TSE im satiesfied(6/10)
As usual in a seres who is make week by week for a full year, it might suffer for the inconstanst quiality in the animation, but is fairly consistent trough the whole series. There are moments where you will say, 'this look good', at other times you will say.. 'ahhh ok..' (6/10)
Im not a musician i cant jugde the OST from that view, but i can say it gets the job done, you'll remember the songs time to time but they will not get stuck in your head or wanna add them to your playlists
Except the OP and ED, props to all of them, specially the 2nd OP and the 3er ED (7/10)
I think the strongest thing this series are their characters, the series focus a lot in the relatioship between Benio and Rokuro, how in the begening they hate each other to accept their flaws and praise their strengns.
While in the other hand they neglet mostly of the support cast, wich are really good, each character of the supporting cast has their own story but only some of them get screentime to develop that, while other doesnt get any at all, but i see this was done to focus in the protagonists (7/10)
My personal experience was week by week, sometimes i ended really satisfied for what i watched and enjoyed, other times i ended dissapointed BUT with the hope that it would be better the next week. But yeah i enjoy it all, just not that much some weeks
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~ If I had one dollar for every time someone said 'I want to get stronger' during the anime, I would have been rich!~
Characters: I liked the affectionate involvement of the main characters, Benio and Rokuro. They grow and mature throughout the series, they support and motive each other in order to achieve their goal.
Story: The plot unfolds slowly and personally I got bored. It got a bit tedious and monotonous as we watch the protagonists 'getting stronger' while more and more opponents appear. Unnecessary scenes and characters.
The comedy was funny. Maybe it was one of they best aspects of the series.
Art: The style and quality of the art change during the series. The characters design was really poor in some episodes, their faces looked like they were drawn by a child. However, other scenes were detailed designed with beautiful colours.
Sound: The music caught my attention! The #3 opening song is my favorite:)
The background music was fitting the atmosphere, very good work!
Overall, it's 7/10. I suggest you give it a try!
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The cover of the first volume as published in Japan by Shueisha, featuring Rokuro Enmado (left) and Benio Adashino (right).
(Sōsei no Onmyōji)
|Genre||Adventure, romance, supernatural|
|Written by||Yoshiaki Sukeno|
|Original run||October 4, 2013 – present|
|Volumes||18 (List of volumes)|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Tomohisa Taguchi|
|Produced by||Makoto Hijikata|
|Written by||Naruhisa Arakawa|
|Music by||Mikio Endō|
|Original network||TXN (TV Tokyo), AT-X|
|Original run|| April 6, 2016 – March 29, 2017|
|Episodes||50 (List of episodes)|
|Sōsei no Onmyōji: Tenen Jakko|
|Written by||Hajime Tanaka|
|Illustrated by||Yoshiaki Sukeno|
|Published by||JUMP j-BOOKS|
|Sōsei no Onmyōji|
|Developer||Bandai Namco Entertainment|
|Publisher||Bandai Namco Entertainment|
|Sōsei no Onmyōji: Shiga Kenbyaku|
|Written by||Hajime Tanaka|
|Illustrated by||Yoshiaki Sukeno|
|Published by||JUMP j-BOOKS|
|Sōsei no Onmyōji: SD Nyoritsuryō!!|
|Illustrated by||Yoshiaki Sukeno|
|Sōsei no Onmyōji: Santen Haja|
|Written by||Hajime Tanaka|
|Illustrated by||Yoshiaki Sukeno|
|Published by||JUMP j-BOOKS|
|Sōsei no Onmyōji: Tenen Jakko: Nishoku Kokkeiga|
|Written by||Hajime Tanaka|
|Illustrated by||Yoshiaki Sukeno|
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Twin Star Exorcists (双星の陰陽師Sōsei no Onmyōji) is a Japanese shōnenmanga series written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno. The manga has been serialized in Shueisha'sJump Square magazine by Yoshiaki Sukeno since October 2013, with individual chapters collected into seventeen tankōbon volumes as of December 4, 2018. The story revolves around Rokuro Enmado and Benio Adashino, a pair of young and talented exorcists, who (according to a prophecy) are destined to marry and have a child that will be the ultimate exorcist.
The series was adapted into an anime television series by Studio Pierrot, that ran from April 6, 2016 to March 29, 2017. The manga series was licensed for an English language release in North America by Viz Media, publishing the first volume in July 2015. A video game adaption of the same name was developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PS Vita and released on January 26, 2017 in Japan.
As of August 2016, three light novels and two spin-off manga volumes have also been published and released in Japan.
See also: List of Twin Star Exorcists characters
Rokuro Enmado is a young boy who used to be a powerful aspiring exorcist, before a tragic incident left his friends dead and made him abandon the profession. One day, he has a fateful encounter with Benio Adashino, a girl around his age and a well known exorcist from the east. According to a prophecy, Rokuro and Benio are the 'Twin Star Exorcists' and are destined to marry and have a daughter known as 'the Miko' which will be the ultimate exorcist, capable of cleansing all evil spirits, or Kegare from the world and ending the war that has lasted over a millennium.
Yoshiaki Sukeno began serializing the manga in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine on October 4, 2013. A special chapter was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump in April 2016.
Viz Media licensed the series for publication in North America, with the first volume released on July 7, 2015.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN||English release date||English ISBN|
|1|| February 4, 2014||ISBN978-4-08-880015-8||July 7, 2015||ISBN978-1-4215-8174-3|
- 'Rokuro and Benio' (ろくろと紅緒Rokuro to Benio)
- 'The Twin Stars Cross' (双星交差Sōsei Kōsa)
- 'The Sound of Magano' (禍野の音Magano no Oto)
- Bonus 1: 'Benio in Kyoto' (京都の紅緒Kyōto no Benio)
|2|| June 4, 2014||ISBN978-4-08-880117-9||October 6, 2015||ISBN978-1-4215-8175-0|
- 'Who are You?' ((其は誰ぞSo wa Dare zo)
- 'Your Courage, My Courage' (君の勇気、私の勇気Kimi no Yūki, Watashi no Yūki)
- 'Rokuro's True Feelings' (ろくろの気持ちRokuro no Kimochi)
- 'Tangled Tragedy' (交錯する悲劇Kōsaku suru Higeki)
|3|| October 3, 2014||ISBN978-4-08-880203-9||January 5, 2016||ISBN978-1-4215-8217-7|
- 'A Glimpse of Evil' (邪悪の片鱗Jaaku no Henrin)
- 'As an Exorcist' (陰陽師としてOnmyōji Toshite)
- 'Evil' (邪悪Jaaku)
- 'As If a New Star Were Born' (新たな星の生まるるが如くAratana Hoshi no Umaruru ga Gotoku)
|4|| January 5, 2015||ISBN978-4-08-880294-7||April 5, 2016||ISBN978-1-4215-8321-1|
Bonus 2: 'Benio, Struggles' (紅緒、奮闘Benio, Funtō)
- 'The Maiden Battle of a Certain Betrothed Couple' (ある夫婦の初陣Aru Fūfu no Uijin)
- 'Twin Star Sublimation' (双星昇華Sōsei Shōka)
- 13.5 'Break' (破Ha)
- 'My Fang' (私の牙Watashi no Kiba)
|5|| May 1, 2015||ISBN978-4-08-880370-8||July 5, 2016||ISBN978-1-4215-8518-5|
- 'The Star Musician' (星の奏者Hoshi no Sōsha)
- 'The Day Rokuro Arrived' (ろくろが来た日Rokuro ga Kita Hi)
- 'Two Paths, Their Paths' (ふたつの道、ふたりの道Futatsu no Michi, Futari no Michi)
- 'The Continuation of the Dream' (夢のつづきYume no Tsudzuki)
|6|| September 4, 2015||ISBN978-4-08-880473-6||October 4, 2016||ISBN978-1-4215-8707-3|
- 'The Flight of the Stars' (星々の躍動Hoshiboshi no Yakudō)
- 'Supreme Ruler of the Empty Sky' (虚空の覇者Kokū no Hasha)
- 'Perfect Linker' (Perfect Linker)
- Bonus 3: 'The Many Faces of Mayura' (繭良、七変化Mayura, Shichihenge)
- Bonus 4: 'Poached Rokuro' (ろくろ、沸騰Rokuro, futtō)
- Bonus 5: 'Suzaku's Ceremony of Accession to the Twelve Guardians' (十二天将 ”朱雀” 継承式典Jūni Tenshō 'Suzaku' Keishō Shikiden)
|7|| January 4, 2016||ISBN978-4-08-880591-7||January 3, 2017||ISBN978-1-4215-9045-5|
- 'Spell' (呪縛Jubaku)
- 'A World Without Exorcism' (呪縛無キ空Jubaku naki sora)
- 'A History of Defeat' (敗北の歴史Haiboku no Rekishi)
- 'Turn Over' (Turn Over)
|8|| April 4, 2016||ISBN978-4-08-880657-0||April 4, 2017||ISBN978-1-4215-9160-5|
- 'Those Who Do Not Seek It' (求めざる者はMotomezaru mono wa)
- 'Mayura’s Fight' (繭良の戦いMayura no tatakai)
- 'A Black Birth Cry' (黒の産声Kuro no ubugoe)
- 'The Sewer Rat's Dream' (溝鼠の夢Dobunezumi no yume)
|9|| August 4, 2016||ISBN978-4-08-880757-7||July 4, 2017||ISBN978-1-4215-9441-5|
- 'Magano’s Encroachment' (禍野侵食Magano Shinshoku)
- 'What I Fear' (俺のコワいモノOre no Kowai Mono)
- 'The Tomorrow the Two Walk Towards..' (二人が進む明日..Futari ga Susumu Ashita..)
- 'Twin Star Divergence' (双星乖離Sōsei Kairi)
|10|| December 2, 2016||ISBN978-4-08-880829-1||October 3, 2017||ISBN978-1-42-159622-8|
- 'The Island Where Stars Gather' (星集う島Hoshi Tsudou Shima)
- 'Frontline' (最前線Saizensen)
- 'Place of Beginning, A Distant Past' (はじまりの場所、幽玄の彼方Hajimari no Basho, Yūgen no Kanata)
- 'Adashino's Little Giant' (化野の小さな巨人Adashino no Chīsana Kyojin)
|11|| March 3, 2017||ISBN978-4-08-881030-0||January 2, 2018||ISBN978-1-42-159764-5|
Special 1: 'Twin Star Regression' (双星回帰Sōsei Kaiki)
- 'Impure Wish' (醜き願いMinikuki Negai)
- 'Tsuchimikado Successor' (土御門の後継Tsuchimikado no Kōkei)
- 'Every Three Months' (それぞれの3か月Sorezore no 3-kagetsu)
|12|| July 4, 2017||ISBN978-4-08-881124-6||May 1, 2018||ISBN978-1-42-159909-0|
- 'A Woman's Battle: Part 1' (女の戦い①Onna no Tatakai①)
- 'A Woman's Battle: Part 2' (女の戦い②Onna no Tatakai②)
- 'Ideals, Dreams, and Aspirations' (理想と夢と憧れとRisō to Yume to Akogare to)
- 'Raging Inferno at Hadarae Castle!!' (爆燃烈火の波達羅盈城Bakunen Rekka no Hadarae-jō)
|13|| November 2, 2017||ISBN978-4-08-881167-3||September 4, 2018||ISBN978-1-97-470145-2|
- 'Welcome Back, Dr. Kan-chan' (おかえり、勘ちゃん先生Okaeri, Kan-chan Sensei)
- 'The Strength to Move Forward' (前へ進みつづける力Mae e Susumi tsudzukeru Chikara)
- 'My Name isn't Birdmaru' (俺の名前はトリ丸ではないOre no Namae wa Torimaru de wa nai)
- 'The Lonely Lord' (孤独の王Kodoku no Ō)
|14|| March 2, 2018||ISBN978-4-08-881364-6||January 1, 2019||ISBN978-1-97-470394-4|
- 'The Party is Over' (宴の終わりUtage no Owari)
- 'Hack & Slash' (Hack & Slash)
- 'Arc of Adashino Benio 1: Benio and Kamui' (紅緒と神威Benio to Kamui)
- 'Arc of Adashino Benio 2: A Maiden's Hell' (少女の地獄Shōjo no Jigoku)
|15|| June 4, 2018||ISBN978-4-08-881498-8||May 7, 2019||ISBN978-1-97-470522-1|
- 'Arc of Adashino Benio 3: Kamui and Benio' (神威と紅緒Kamui to Benio)
- 'Arc of Adashino Benio 4: The things I want to convey to you' (君に伝えたいことKimi ni Tsutae tai koto)
- 'Lid of Hell' (地獄の蓋Jigoku no Futa)
- 'Despair and Smiles are Together' (絶望は微笑みと共にZetsubou wa Hohoemi to Tomo ni)
|16|| September 4, 2018||ISBN978-4-08-881573-2||—||—|
- 'Scattering Flowers of Ioroi' (絶望は微笑みと共にZetsubou wa Hohoemi to Tomo ni)
- 'A Doll's Empty Dream' (儚いお人形の夢Hakanai Oningyō no Yume)
- 'Promise Again' (もう一度約束をMou Ichido Yakusoku o)
- 'Sleep Well, Mom' (おやすみなさい、おかあさんOyasuminasai, Okaasan)
|17|| December 4, 2018||ISBN978-4-08-881673-9||—||—|
- 'Enmado House VS Shi-Shi-Shi-Shi-Shiromi' (焔魔堂家 VS しししし銀鏡Enmadō-ke tai Shi Shi Shi Shi Shiromi)
- 'Ragingly Furious, The Head Exorcist' (獅子奮迅、陰陽頭Shishi Funjin, Onmyō no Kami)
- 'A Reason to Fight, A Reason to Die'
- 'Absolute Parallel Lines of Existence'
|18|| March 4, 2019||ISBN978-4-08-881767-5||—||—|
- 'The Last of Perverted Underwear Man'
- 'My Father'
- 'For Your Future'
- Chapters not yet in tankōbon format:-
39.1. 'Special Chapter: Awaken Mayura's Dormant Fangs!!'
49.1. 'Mattress Extra'
Main article: List of Twin Star Exorcists episodes
An anime television adaptation was announced on the January 2016 cover of Jump Square on December 4, 2015. The series is directed by Tomohisa Taguchi and written by Naruhisa Arakawa, with animation by Studio Pierrot. Additionally, Shishō Igarashi is serving as assistant director, Kikuko Sadakata is designing the characters, and Itsuko Takeda is serving as chief animation director. The series' first opening theme song is 'Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome-' (Valkyrie -戦乙女-, lit. 'Valkyrie -War Maiden-') by Wagakki Band, while the first ending theme is 'Eyes' (アイズAizu) by Hitomi Kaji. The second opening theme, 'Re:Call', is performed by the idol groupi☆Ris, while the second ending theme, 'Yadori-boshi' (宿り星) is performed by the two-man group Itowokashi (Kashitarō Itō and Ryō Miyada). The third opening theme, 'sync' is performed by lol, while the third ending theme 'Hide & Seek' is performed by Girlfriend. The fourth opening theme, 'Kanadeai' is performed by Itowokoashi, while the fourth ending theme 'Hotarubi' is performed by Wagakki Band.
The series began airing on April 6, 2016 on TV Tokyo and other TX Network stations, and later on AT-X. Animax Asia aired the series with English Subtitles. Crunchyroll is simulcasting the series worldwide outside of Asia, and also released the series on Blu-ray + DVD with an English dub. Part 1 (Episodes 1-13) has been released on July 24, 2018 with a collector's box to store the later three parts, and Part 2 (Episodes 14-26) on September 18, 2018. Part 3 (Episodes 27-40) was released on November 13, 2018, and Part 4 (Episodes 41-50) on January 8, 2019. Chinese streaming site iQiyi has listed the series with fifty episodes.
The anime is licensed in North America and the United Kingdom by Crunchyroll, with home video distribution handled by Funimation in North America and by Anime Limited in the UK.
As of August 2016, three light novel adaptations have been published and released by JUMP j-BOOKS in Japan. The light novels are titled in the following order; Sōsei no Onmyōji: Tenen Jakko (双星の陰陽師 ―天縁若虎), Sōsei no Onmyōji: Shiga Kenbyaku (双星の陰陽師 ―士牙繭闢), and Sōsei no Onmyōji: Santen Haja (双星の陰陽師 ―三天破邪). Each novel features a back-story from the perspective of different characters from the main series, serving as prologues to the main story. The light novels are written by Hajime Tanaka and supervised by Yoshiaki Sukeno.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN|
|1|| August 4, 2016||ISBN978-4-08-703402-8|
|2|| March 3, 2017||ISBN978-4-08-703415-8|
|3|| December 4, 2018||ISBN978-4-08-703467-7|
As of March 2017, two spin-off manga volumes have been published and released by Shueisha in Japan.
The first spin-off volume, Sōsei no Onmyōji: SD Nyoritsuryō!! (双星の陰陽師 SD如律令!!) is a comedy spin-off comic, written by koppy (Twitter: @koppy1122) and supervised by Yoshiaki Sukeno. It is published at the official website of the original manga, as well as the magazine Saikyō Jump. There are also special chapters in each volumes of the original manga. The content of this manga is canon, showing personalities of many characters. There are two compiled volumes as of May 1, 2019.
The second spin-off volume, Sōsei no Onmyōji: Tenen Jakko: Nishoku Kokkeiga (双星の陰陽師 天縁若虎〜二色滑稽画) is a manga adaptation of the light novel, 'Sōsei no Onmyōji: Tenen Jakko', written and illustrated by the same authors. The back-story focuses on the characters, Seigen Amawaka and Yukari Otomi. The spin-off series was launched by Yoshiaki Sukeno on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ website on September 3, 2018. The compiled volume was published and released on December 4, 2018 in Japan.
|No.||Japanese release date||Japanese ISBN|
|1|| March 3, 2017||ISBN978-4-08-881032-4|
|2|| December 4, 2018||ISBN978-4-08-881676-0|
A video game adaptation of the series from Bandai Namco Entertainment was announced on September 3, 2016. The battle adventure game was released for PlayStation Vita, and features Rokuro as a playable character. It features an alternate setup with five different girls as candidates for the title of Twin Star, including Benio, Mayura, and three other characters designed exclusively for the game by original creator Yoshiaki Sukeno. The game was released to Japan on January 26, 2017.
Volume 1 reached 11th place on the weekly Oricon manga charts, with 29,527 copies sold; volume 2 reached 23rd place, with 30,734 copies; volume 3 reached 46th place, with 38,835 copies; volume 4 reached 24th place, with 37,900 copies; volume 5 also reached 24th place, with 47,489 copies; volume 6 reached 32nd place, with 48,029 copies; volume 7 reached 20th place, with 48,762 copies; and volume 8 reached 11th place, with 56,947 copies.
Bartender 9.3 download. Volume 3 of the English translation appeared on the New York Times Manga Best Sellers list for two non-consecutive weeks, first at 8th place and then at 6th.
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- Twin Star Exorcists on the Jump Square website (in Japanese)
- Official anime website(in Japanese)
- Twin Star Exorcists (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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