TIME OF THE SEASON Spring 2016 Edition – TWIN-Star EXORCISTS

First, there was The Exorcist…..(That was a great movie!!)

Then we have the anime Blue Exorcist…..(That one was shit!!!) Hey, I liked it!! (Well, you’re a bitch!!) *gunshot*.

OK, where was I? Um……exorcists, twins…… Yeah, that’s all I got. This is Twin Star Exorcists.

DirectorTomohisa Taguchi

Series CompositionNaruhisa Arakawa

MusicMikio Endo

Original creatorYoshiaki Sukeno

Character DesignKikuko Sadakata

Art Director:
Junichi Higashi
Yuki Maeda

Chief Animation Director:
Itsuko Takeda
Kikuko Sadakata

Sound DirectorHajime Takakuwa

Director of PhotographyHideki Imaizumi

 

Animation ProductionPierrot

Internet StreamingCrunchyroll

 

Plot Summary: Rokuro is from a family of exorcists who remove the evil Kegare, but his real dream is to be a singer, a soccer player, or anything other than an exorcist. When another exorcist name Benio arrives, Rokura is suddenly inflamed with competitive spirit and decides to put his natural knack to good use. Their rivalry gets more complicated when they both learn they are the destined “Twin Star Exorcists,” two ultimate fighters fated to marry and create the prophesied child who will eliminate all the Kegare in the world.

First Thoughts: Between 2014 and now, I’m starting to actually give a damn about shonen anime or at least some of the newer ones coming out since I feel like they have a better chance of not sucking than most anime back in the day (Hopefully with Hunter X Hunter ’11 coming on Toonami in two weeks, that could be the one I really like). With this, it follows the typical shonen traits of the main protagonist Rokuro being a hot-headed boy who actually wants to be anything than an exorcist and the other protagonist Benio, a very stoic girl who is an exorcist and a damn good one at that. Some other shonen traits includes boy meets girl from the falling sky, flashbacks to that incident that got Rokuro not wanting to be an exorcist anymore that’ll be brought up later in the series, Mayura the best friend who is obviously crushing on Rokuro but like any male shonen protagonist is too dumb to notice. Oh, I forgot to mention, this was animated by Pierrot aka Bleach, Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul…..so you can tell by the animation that it’s a shonen series. Yet this one is serviceable in its first episode; it’s not the greatest thing I saw – in fact, it’s really typical – but it’s a familiar thing where I just watch when I’m bored.

And with that said, I put this under CONTINUE on a LOW PRIORITY. Not the lowest but might still watch it.

I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and yeah, the guy you think hates shonen is now starting to like it…..a little.

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