Twin Star Exorcists: How to Get Started With the Anime & Manga

Twin Star Exorcists received an ample amount of hype when the announcement of its anime adaptation was released, boosting the series' overall popularity before the anime even came out. The series created by Yoshiaki Sukeno was first serialized as a manga under Shueisha's Jump Square magazine, and it only received an anime adaptation three years into publication.

Twin Star Exorcists is an action fantasy series that follows conventional shonen tropes, while also offering a tinge of romance, comedy, and horror. Since the first season ended in 2017, there hasn't been any official news of a second season. In the meantime, here are the official ways to get started and up to date with Twin Star Exorcists.

The Plot of Twin Star Exorcists

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Twin Star Exorcists follow the story of the titular pair; Benio Adashino and Rokuro Enmadou. A parallel world of their own houses the underground realm of Magano, wherein the monstrous Kegare lurked. The Kegare preys on humans, and the only ones capable of purifying them are exorcists. Rokuro adamantly refuses to become one after experiencing an event known as the Tragedy of Hiinatsuki. But his tone changes after meeting Benio.

Benio is a young prodigy exorcist that has been summoned to Tokyo by the union. Together with Rokuro, an oracle claims them to be the fated Twin Star Exorcists. They are prophesied to be the parents of Abe no Seimei's reincarnation, who is also to be the one to rid the world of the Kegare. The two refuse to place the burden on their future child and decide to rid the world of the Kegare themselves. Inspired by Benio's will to get stronger, Rokuro once again treads the path of exorcism.

Where to Read Twin Star Exorcists Manga

Benio and Rokuro prepared for battle.

First serialized in 2013, the Twin Star Exorcists manga continues to release monthly updates. Those who are interested in keeping up to date with the latest happening in the manga may do so through Viz and Manga Plus. Both offer a simulpub release, meaning they release on the same day the manga is released in Japan. The first three chapters and the latest three chapters are free to read, and the chapters in between can be read for a small subscription fee.

For those who prefer to read physical copies of the manga, paperback copies are available for purchase on Amazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and other local retailers. They are also available for online orders should physical stores run out of stock. There are currently 24 available volumes for purchase, and there are certainly more to come.

Where to Watch Twin Star Exorcists Anime

Rokuro and Benio in Twin Star Exorcists

The anime of Twin Star Exorcists aired in April of 2016 and ended in March of 2017. The anime has 50 episodes in total and is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation. For those who prefer having physical releases of the anime, the DVD and Blu-Ray versions of season 1 are available on Amazon and Right Stuf Anime. Unfortunately, there is still no news of Studio Pierrot producing the second season of Twin Star Exorcists.

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