Monday, July 13, 2015

Manga Review: Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, Volume 1, by Yoshiaki Sukeno

Rating (Out of 5):~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Volumes: 5+
Spoilers?: Not really.
Volume: 2.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Rokuro is from a family of exorcists, but he’d rather be a singer, a soccer player or anything but an exorcist! He’s forced to own up to his own incredible potential when new arrival Benio stirs his competitive spirit. But their rivalry gets a twist when they earn the prestigious title of “Twin Star Exorcists”— two supreme fighters fated to marry and birth the ultimate spiritual warrior! 


I kind of just jumped into this book, not too sure what I was getting into. But it was pretty good.
Rokuro wants nothing to do with exorcists, and wants to find something else to do. But then he gets dragged into helping a girl who refuses to ask, and later his friend gets in trouble. Benio is on the opposite end—she wants to be the best exorcist. They’re opposites, reacting from a tragedy.
And then they find out that they’re the twin star exorcists, fated to make the prophesied child. They, and their families, have similar reactions to that news.
I’m intrigued. I enjoyed the characters, and their friends and families. They were fun, and the humor worked really well. There was more hinting at what the two had been through, and the serious parts were done well. The fighting was exciting, the exorcist parts interesting, and easy to follow. I'm interested to see where the twin star-prophesied child plot will go.
I enjoyed it.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, and Erik Jansen from MediaLab PR. Thank you so, so much!

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