Originally Aired: Spring 2016 – Winter 2017
My first ever series of episodic reviews was for Twin Star Exorcists, back in April of 2016. This was a romance/shonen hybrid that I ended up really loving, despite suffering from some serious artistic and storytelling shortcomings.
Rokuro and Benio make for an endearing and compelling pair of leads, and they share a genuine chemistry that evolves in fascinating ways as the story develops, and when the show is willing to put in the effort, it’s capable of pulling off some damn good fight scenes. And don’t even get me started on Sae, an anime original character that somehow managed to completely win me over.
If you’d like to check out my episodic reviews for Twin Star Exorcists, you can check them out on Anime News Network.