Almost a romance, fully action/adventure fantasy, if you need an anime to watch that’s funny, gets your blood racing, and your heart warm, then Twin Star Exorcists is the one for you!
At fifty episodes in season one alone, it can be a pretty big time commitment if you don’t know what you’re getting into. So here is everything you need to know about Twin Star Exorcists and why you should watch it.
Twin Star Exorcists Characters
The “twin star” in Twin Star Exorcists refers to two exorcists bound together by fate. But who are they? Who put them together? And who is everyone else in their world?
- Rokuro Enmado – A deeply reluctant exorcist. A tragedy that resulted in his friends dying when he first trained as a child turned him off of the career, but his skills are too great. One of his generation’s “twin star exorcists.”
- Benio Adashino – The next head of Adashino House, one of the sixty-four most important houses on Tsuchimikado Island. The other half of the “twin star exorcists” pair, she’s a skilled exorcist herself.
- Yuto Ijika – Benio’s fraternal twin brother and Rokuro’s old friend turned enemy. He’s trained as an exorcist, but cares about what will benefit him more than anything else. The mastermind behind the tragedy that killed Rokuro’s friends as a child.
- Shimon Ikaruga – Suzaku (Crimson Phoenix) of the Twelve Guardians and another deeply skilled exorcist. He fights alongside Rokuro and Benio, despite initially resenting them being the “twin star exorcists.”
- Mayura Otomi – Byakko (White Tiger) of the Twelve Guardians and another exorcist, although she starts off being too shy and timid to be as powerful a warrior as her peers. She’s also a childhood friend of Rokuro’s.
- Seigen Amawaka – An older exorcist and the former Byakko of the Twelve Guardians. He tutors younger exorcists in his harsh style of combat.
Twin Star Exorcists Plot Synopsis
In a universe similar to ours called Magano, evil beings exist called “Impurities.” They are purified by exorcists who are highly trained to protect people.
Rokuro Enmado absolutely does not want to be an exorcist. Although he aspired to be a great exorcist as a child and worked towards that dream, a traumatic incident from his time in training turned him off of the career.
However, he has the talent and skill to excel at it, along with the deep-rooted desire to be there for those who need protection, and it gets him back in the game. An oracle gives him the title of “twin star exorcist,” typically reserved for married couples.
The other half of the “twin star exorcist” pair is Benio Adashino, a girl driven by revenge, determined to wipe out all of the Impurities from the world.
Together as the twin star exorcists, it is prophesied that they will get married and have a child known as the “Miko.” The Miko will be able to cleanse all of the Impurities from the world and end the conflict that has been going on for a Millenium.
Twin Star Exorcists follows Rokuro and Benio, along with all of the other characters, as they meet and work together increasingly as a team as they fight more and more battles with the Impurities and come to accept their destiny together.
Is Twin Star Exorcists Adapted From A Manga?
it did indeed come from a manga originally, written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno, which began its run in October 2013 and is still going strong today.
The manga has been serialized in Jump Square magazine. In North America, it is published by Viz Media; you can preview some chapters and buy volumes on their website.
Twin Star Exorcists the TV show obviously wasn’t able to perfectly copy the manga since it hasn’t ended. The first twenty episodes are pretty close adaptations of story arcs from the manga, though. The anime-exclusive content begins around episode twenty-one and continues for the rest of the series.
And, while it’s not an adaptation, there’s a lot of Twin Star Exorcists-related stuff to be found in the work of Hitomi Kaji, the musical artist who collaborated with Wagakki Band on the first opening theme, “Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome-” (Valkyrie -戦乙女-, meaning “Valkyrie -War Maiden-) and performing the first ending theme, “Eyes” (アイズ).
Twin Star Exorcists Season 2
As of right now, there is no official season 2 in the pipeline for Twin Star Exorcists fans. Although there’s hope since the franchise is popular enough to still be in progress that one will come through soon, or just after the manga ends!
In the meantime, while it’s not quite the same as a second season, the one season that does exist is fifty episodes long, meaning we all at least get two seasons’ worth of content.
Twin Star Exorcists – Where to Watch
The entire Twin Star Exorcists series is available to stream right now on Crunchyroll.
You can also buy the series on Amazon Prime. (Don’t be confused by the “season 2” listed on there – Amazon divides the fifty episodes into four seasons to be purchased separately. There isn’t any extra content to be found, unfortunately.)
If you enjoy a good series about destiny, magic, and adventure, with a well thought out world that you could spend hours diving into, then you can’t go wrong with Twin Star Exorcists! Exciting, emotional, and fun, it’s an anime well worth anyone’s time.