Studio Pierrot to Animate Twin Star Exorcists TV Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The January issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine revealed more details on Friday for the TV anime adaptation of Yoshiaki Sukeno's Twin Star Exorcists (Sōsei no Onmyōji) manga.
Studio Pierrot (Naruto, Tokyo Ghoul, Yona of the Dawn) is animating the series. Additionally, Wagakki Band will perform the show's theme song. Wagakki Band is a group that combines rock with traditional Japanese instruments and features a vocalist who recites Japanese poetry. The group performed the opening and ending theme songs for the Sengoku Musou (Samurai Warriors) television anime series, and also performed the theme song for the live-action Shingeki no Kyojin ~Hangeki no Noroshi~ TV series.
The official website and Twitter account for the anime also launched on Friday.
The magazine also revealed that Sukeno will attend this year's Jump Festa event in Chiba on December 19-20, and will appear on the "SQ. Stage" on both days.
Viz Media is releasing the series in North America, and it will publish the third compiled volume in January. 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 released the sixth compiled volume on September 4, and it will release the seventh volume on January 4.
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