Twin Star Exorcists TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed

posted on 2016-03-24 07:00 EDT
Crunchyroll streams supernatural anime series premiering on April 6

The official website for the television anime of Yoshiaki Sukeno's Twin Star Exorcists (Sōsei no Onmyōji) manga began streaming the first promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video previews the anime's opening theme song "Valkyrie -Ikusa Otome-" (Valkyrie -War Maiden-) by Wagakki Band.

Text: An unpleasant past
Man: Rokuro is a survivor of the Tragedy of Hinazuki incident.
Text: A power sealed away
"Strongest Onmyōji" my ass...
Rokuro: As if I'd be an Onmyōji...
Woman: Those with more power are chosen...
Text: As an Onmyōji
Voice: Isn't this presence a Filth?
Benio: I can't run away.
Rokuro: What are you going to do?
Benio: I will exterminate all bad Filth... Because I am an Onmyōji.
Text: Fate gave birth to the twin stars. People gave birth to Filth.
Rokuro: All this power is is a curse!
Benio: Wait, so you're...!?
Rokuro: Be exorcised! Be purified! I'll exorcise everything, sin and Filth included!
Text: Oh, twin stars above.

The series will premiere on TV Tokyo on April 6 at 6:25 p.m, and it will also air on TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TV Setouchi, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting. Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs.

The previously announced cast includes:

Natsuki Hanae as Rokuro Enmadō
Megumi Han as Benio Adashino
Ayumu Murase as Yūto Ijika, Rokuro's childhood friend
Yū Serizawa as Mayura Otomi
Junichi Suwabe as Seigen Amakawa
Jun Fukuyama as Kinako, an anime-original character
Tomoaki Maeno as Ryogo Nagitsuji
Daisuke Namikawa as Arima Tsuchimikado
Kaito Ishikawa as Shimon Ikaruga

Tomohisa Taguchi (Persona 4 the Golden Animation, Persona 3 the Movie #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream, Persona 3 the Movie #4 Winter of Rebirth) is directing the series at Studio Pierrot (Naruto Shippūden, Tokyo Ghoul, Yona of the Dawn). Shishō Igarashi (Unlimited Psychic Squad director) is serving as assistant director, Naruhisa Arakawa (MAOYU, Outbreak Company, Kingdom) is handling the series composition, Kikuko Sadakata (Corpse Princess, Muromi-san, Devils and Realist) is designing the characters, and Itsuko Takeda (Level E, Kingdom) is the chief animation director. Hitomi Kaji is performing the ending theme song "Eyes."

Viz Media is publishing the series in North America, and it will publish the fourth compiled volume on April 5. The company describes the story:

Rokuro dreams of becoming anything but an exorcist! Then mysterious Benio turns up. The pair are dubbed the "Twin Star Exorcists" and learn they are fated to marry...
Can Rokuro escape both fates?
When Rokuro's best friend Ryogo goes missing, Rokuro is forced to ask Benio for help to enter Magano, the realm of the evil Kegare, to rescue him!

Sukeno (Binbogami-ga) launched the "new-generation onmyō (ancient Japanese occultism) fantasy" in Shueisha's Jump Square magazine in November 2013. Shueisha will publish the eighth compiled book volume on April 4.

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