Sousei no Onmyouji (双星の陰陽師) or Twin Star Exorcists is an ongoing supernatural fantasy action manga, written and illustrated by Yoshiaki Sukeno. The anime started serializion in December 2013 at a monthly basis on “Jump SQ” magazine, published by Shueisha. The comic book series has reached seventh volume.
Rokuro Enmado is a mid-school boy who used to dream about making “Onmyoji,” an exorcist expert. He meets with a girl named Benio Adashino, who is an Onmyoji. Along with her, he fights back monsters called “Kegare” that intrudes from “Magano” the other world to human world. As fate would have it, Rokuro and Benio bestow a title of Twin Star Exorcists, which means that they are tasked with bearing a sacred child that will bring an end to the battle between human and Kegare. While trying to figure out how to get out of this scenario, Rokuro and Benio share their lives and gradually develop romantic relationship. Not only the firce monster combat scene, the unual exorcists couple’s romantic comedy fuels the popularity between both men and women fan base.
The highly-anticipated TV animation series will launch in April 2016 on TV Tokyo network. One of the most popular characters among the original manga readers is Seigen Amawaka (天若 清弦). He is an exorcist and the holder of White Tiger, one of the Twelve Heavenly Commanders, the title given to the highest-ranking exorsists. Seigen is voice by Junichi Suwabe. Also, Mayura Otomi (音海繭良) is Rokuro’s childhood friend and now a classmate. She has adorable looks and large breasts, as well as a secret crush on Rokuro. Mayura is voiced by Yu Serizawa.
Seigen mentors Roukro on exorsists training and his personality can be best described as an extreme sadist. Seigen’s voice actor, Junichi Suwabe, commented on his audition performance as “spontaneous harmony with the character’s personality.” Also, Mayura’s voice actor Yu Serizawa commented in similar manner that she “really likes Mayura’s genuine and passionate attitude.” A good chemistry between the character and voice actors appears to cultivate already at this early stage of production.
Even in the modern times, on the flip side of the world we live in, there exists Magano – the other world that is infested with deformed, distorted monsters, called Kegare. It is a responsibility of exorsists, a.k.a. Onmyoji, to purge the evils and protect humankinds.
Rokuro Enmado is a gifted young buds but he refuses to become an exorsist from some personal reasons. However, one day, oracle tells him that he is destined to become the exorsist, and. Mary one, as he and his future wife together will be bestowed with an honorable title “Twin Star Exorsists.” The girl appointed to his future wife is Benio Adashino (化野紅緒), she is an experienced exorsist who dreams about purging all the Kegares from the world.
Rokuro gets increasingly involved with his oracle partner, Benio. Through the battles against Kegare, he witness Benio’s genuine desire to get more powerful and defeat as many enemies as possible. Her passion eventually brings Rokuro face-to-face with his weakness; he had experienced a traumatic incident that is publicly known as “Tragedy of Hinazuki” and ever since, he stopped fighting with Kegare. Inspired by Benio’s passion, Rokuro decides to rekindle his forgotten desire to make finest exorsit in the world, and to fight along side with his oracle partner, Benio. Together, as the Twin Star Exorsists, the two face with powerful Kegare.
Twin Star Exorcists (双星の陰陽師 Sousei no Onmyouji)
The show starts airing April 2016
Director: Tomohisa Taguchi
Deputy Director: Shishō Igarashi
Series Composition: Naruhisa Arakawa
Character Design: Kikuko Sadakata
He is an exorcist and the holder of White Tiger, one of the Twelve Heavenly Commanders, the title given to the highest-ranking exorsists. He is Mayura’s father and Rokuro’s exorsist master. He divorced with Mayura’s mother, who is a daughter of Zenkichi. Seigen has a stringent teaching style, however, deep in his heart, he sincerely cares aout his mentees Rokuro, Ryogo, and Simon. He also intensely loves his daughter Mayura.
Junichi Sawabe (voice of Seigen Amawaka)
When I played the character during the audition, I felt like the character’s personality quite spontaneously come to me, so, I’m tremendously pleased to be in charge of Seigen’s voice. I bet that the original manga version fans have already developed some images as to how his voice would sound like. I’m going to do my very best to bring Seigen’s personality to life. I hope that my rendition of his voice can bring the entertainment value to the maximum, and, I’m going to give it my best, like chanting cursing chants consequtivley!
Mayra Otomi (音海 繭良)
She was Rokuro’s childhood griend and now she is one of the classmates. She s aware of the impact of the Tragedy of Hinazuki, and she fondly takes care of her brother.
Yu Serizawa (voice of Myura Otomi)
I’m so happy! My excitement is beyond the speech. Ever sin ce the audition time, I fell in love with Mayura’s sincere and genuine personality. Now that I learn I’, in charge of Mayura’s voice, I feel an urge of knowing the character even more. I will do my best to bring the character to life, the the world’s cutest sweetheart. Thank you!
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