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Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji #1)

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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 ...more
Published (first published 2013)
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This has about all the subtlety of a brick flying through your window...

I thought this would be more like some of the other exorcist manga I've read, like Blue Exorcist or D.Gray-man.

It's not. It's nothing like either of those.

For one thing, I can't stand any of the characters, and I mean any of them. There's nothing to their characters other than the cliches that define them. You've got "Weirdo A Who's Secretly In Charge." You've got "Traumatized Ultra-Power MC Destined (against his will) For G
Rokuro used to be an exorcist until he witnessed the tragedy of the Hinatsuki Dorm. Since then he has tried to turn his attention to anything but exorcism. The only problem is the only thing he is good at is being an exorcist. He runs into Benio (when she falls out of the sky) only to be dragged into the realm of Magano (where the Kegare live) and then has to save Benio before the Kegare kills her. It is then revealed that Benio and Rokuro are the strongest exorcists and since they are around ...more
Nicola Mansfield
Jul 08, 2015 Nicola Mansfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great, fun first volume introduces this series about exorcists of demon-like creatures called kegare. Kegare are more evil as they are born from the sins of humans. This makes the story a bit more interesting than your typical exorcist manga. All the usual aspects are here, and this will please the exorcist fans, but there are some twists. First, it's got a huge dose of humour making lots of laughs help lighten the more serious tones and the main characters, a 14yo boy and girl, are told they ...more
Jul 18, 2016 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting if not awkward concept, but I am LOVING the action scenes! They have a slight Bleach feel to me but Bleach was my first manga so there's probably a good reason for that.

Anyway! There's a little backstory on both our main characters and I get the basic info behind their history, but nothing completely solid yet. I'm hoping that more will be explained as I continue reading.

They are adorable!!!! And scary powerful, and I really want to understand the mask! Looks like a jackal from a
Jan 19, 2016 Mike rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mike by: Shounen Manga Book Club
Quick thoughts: Cliche crutches as far as the eye can see. Develop things beyond that and ditch the artificial disagreements and this could get a lot better. I do like the main characters though, and will likely try another volume to see if it tightens up. Call it 2.5 rounded up for potential.
Jun 05, 2016 Srinath rated it it was amazing
Started reading this after someone commented on the anime that the manga is far better.

I'm glad I took that comment seriously, this has been a fun read to say the least.
Daken Howlett
Spunto interessante per una storia decisamente poco originale, l'idea di esplorare il mondo degli Onmyoji di tradizione scintoista è sicuramente poco sfrutata e di conseguenza ha un notevole potenziale, ma la storia presentata nel primo volume è deisamnete troppo stereoripata e piena di luoghi comuni, da l'eroe riluttante ma pieno di talento alla dinamica "romantica" che si insaura tra i due protagonisti che è fin troppo simile a classici come "Ranma 1/2".
Nel complesso il primo volume lascia int
Jasmine Schnitzler
Nov 14, 2016 Jasmine Schnitzler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like Manga, Blue exorcist, and fighting
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Twin Star Exorcists is not a bad title at all; however, admittedly it did feel very 'been there done that'. The artwork is interesting, if a bit odd in places (our protagonist has triangular teeth instead of square). The combination of stupid impulsive guy and tsundere (aggressively mean to the boy but secretly in love with him) girl is a familiar trope and needs a very unique story to make it work these days. But Twin S
Judy (Geeky Reading)

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,

A traumatic past has left Rokuro determined to become anything besides the exorcist that he trained to be. But destiny has a different plan. When Benio falls out of the sky and then drags him to the demon realm Magano. They manage to survive and go their separate ways, only to find out that they're destined to be the "Twin Star Exorcists" and their marriage will result a prophesied child that will end the war against the Kegare for good. But neither Rokuro or Benio have any intention of marryin
Nemesis Gutierrez
Dec 28, 2015 Nemesis Gutierrez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My actual rating is 3.5

The plot of the volume did seem interesting to me and I thought I would like it since I had "finished" reading D.Gray man(which is also about exorcists) and I did like the story. Exorcists and the whole demons being all over the world wasn't necessarily unique but it did pull me in. My problem lies in the artwork and how the characters are drawn mainly the protagonist Rokuro. I didn't like how he had sharp teeth but understand why he was drawn that way. The way he is drawn
Holly Letson
I'll admit that I was not expecting much from this, and that I was plesantly surprised.

Rokuro is an exorcist....or, I should say was an exorcist....that stopped being one after a traumatic experience in his life. His friend, Ryogo, feels Rokuro is one of the best, and keeps pestering him to become one again. But, is never quite successful. As with most males, it takes a girl to really bring that spark into his life that makes him want to take it up again. But, there's more to their relationshi
Sean O'Hara
I'd heard good things about this series, so it's disappointing to find it's a mess of cliches. Unless this is the first time you've picked up a shounen manga, you'll be able to spot every single plot twist from ten pages away. If that weren't bad enough, the author has a fondness for lampshading the story's predictability by having people comment, "Wow, I can't believe you didn't see that coming," whenever the protagonist gets blindsided by obvious. Not only isn't the joke funny, not even the ...more
Apr 29, 2016 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fascinating start. I enjoy that for the exorcist genre this is focusing on romance- also a romance where the two main characters often want nothing to do with each other. Yet, there is a lot of past that they have that is rather intertwined and if things were allowed to develop naturally I do believe they could work- so obviously that is what is not being allowed to happen. There is a dose of humour, but there is also a lot of love (familial and romantic) and there is also a big sense of duty ...more
This is definitely a prologue volume, and as such a little bit slower than it could be, but it still has a lot of potential. That said, I am officially sick of the tsundere heroine - can't someone just act normally around the hero of a semi-romance manga for once?!

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Siddhesh Kudav
May 25, 2016 Siddhesh Kudav rated it it was amazing
Sousei no Onmyouji is not just a regular onmyouji story it has twists that come up when you least expect having read up to 30 chapters till now and i guarantee you that you won't be disappointed by the story, character development and art.
Mar 24, 2015 Caden rated it it was amazing
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Rokuro is your typical shonen male lead, but he's not over-the-top like so many others. I like that this follows a lot of shonen conventions, but doesn't hit you over the head with them. It's predictable but it the best way possible.
Feb 07, 2016 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not too bad. I can see the appeal for those who love action manga. This could be better than the typical shonen. I like the quirky humor and somewhat thoughtful portrayal of PTSD
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Other Books in the Series

Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, Vol. 2
  • Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, Vol. 3
  • Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, Vol. 4
  • Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, Vol. 5
  • Twin Star Exorcists, Vol. 6
  • 双星の陰陽師 7 [Sousei no Onmyouji 7] (Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, #7)
  • 双星の陰陽師 8 [Sousei no Onmyouji 8] (Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, #8)
  • 双星の陰陽師 9 [Sousei no Onmyouji 9] (Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, #9)
  • 双星の陰陽師 10 [Sousei no Onmyouji 10] (Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, #10)
  • 双星の陰陽師 11 [Sousei no Onmyouji 11] (Twin Star Exorcists: Onmyoji, #11)

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