Twin Star Exorcists is based on the Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno and is adapted to anime by Studio Pierrot (Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto Shippuden). It is directed by Tomohisa Taguchi. This release is Part 2 of the series and comprises episodes 14 – 26.
“You’re useless as exorcists. I don’t want you here.”
Twin Star Exorcists is set in a world which exists alongside a parallel world called Magano, populated by demons known as Kegare who can break through and attack humans. They are kept under control by highly trained individuals known as exorcists.
It has been a while now since they were forced to move in together and Rokuro (Bryce Papenbrook – Ajin: Demi Human, Attack on Titan) and Benio (Cassandra Lee Morris – Coppelion), our two exorcists, are finally growing used to the situation, unlike Rokuro’s best friend Mayura(Laura Summer – Digimon Adventure) who is very jealous.
The Seiko dormitory in Tokyo continue the ongoing battle against the Kegare hordes, however there has been a worrying rise in the number of Kegare corruptions (humans being transformed into Kegare). It is believed that these are again being caused by Yuto (Vic Mignogna – Free Eternal Summer, Fullmetal Alchemist), Benio’s brother.
Following a dressing down by Seigan (Doug Erholtz – Bleach) father of Mayura, they resolve to train harder and learn to work together, as the prophecy of the Twin Stars and the prospect of producing a child to end the war hangs over them.
This is a very enjoyable continuation to the story, which once again has excellent animation and a brooding soundtrack. The parallel world of Magano is beautifully drawn and very sinister, as are the Kegare. The characters are engaging and although it doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to the table it is thoroughly entertaining and a must watch for anyone who likes this genre.
“I guess in the end I wasn’t able to do anything for you as a father, but at least I’ll give you a painless death.”
Twin Star Exorcists – Part 2 is available to buy now on Standard DVD and Blu-ray Booklet.