You know who doesn’t get enough attention in anime? TWINS! Twins (in case you didn’t know) are two offspring produced by the same pregnancy. Twins can be either identical or fraternal. Types of twin pairings include female/female, male/male, or male/female. I feel like we definitely see more female/female pairs in anime, but we do get the occasional male/male and male/female combination.
Here are some fun facts about twins you may not have known (per a Huffington Post article I found scouting the interweb)!
- Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.
- Massachusetts has the most twin births of any state in America.
- Mirror image identical twins have reverse asymmetric features.
- Identical twins do not always have the same genetics.
- Mothers of twins may live longer.
- Twins interact with each other in the womb.
- Some conjoined twins can feel and taste what the other one does.
Twin anime characters are often my favorite characters in specific anime series. I feel like they play off each other quite well. Most often than not they are portrayed as having a strong emotional bond and would do ANYTHING for one another. As Abbie over on Honey’s Anime states, “A crucial facet of a compelling anime series is the characters and their interpersonal relationships, and the connections between siblings are often complicated – with twins, even more so. Some twins are very similar to one another in behavior while some barely even act related at all. Some are allies, still others are rivals. Though genetically identical to each other, no two pairs of twins are quite the same.” In my personal opinion twinning is winning. Soooo if you couldn’t tell from today’s title it is Top Ten Tuesday twin day! Let’s take a look at some of my favorite twins in anime 😀
1. Chii and Freya from Chobits
^Where my love for lolita fashion stemmed from.
2. Kaguya and Yuzuru from Date A Live
^Rivals first, sisters second.
3. Kurona and Nashiro from Tokyo Ghoul
^Legit wanted to see more of these girls in the series.
4. Nene and Nono from Blood C
^What it feels like to see double.
5. Rem and Ram from Re:Zero
^The “it” girls of 2016…well mainly Rem but Ram deserves love too!
6. Kyou and Ryou from Clannad
^The very definition of sweet and sour.
7. Haruka & Sora from Yosuga no Sora
^It feels so wrong, but feels so right? Yeah…XD
8. Yukio And Rin from Ao no Exorcist
^Nothing quite like a little brotherly love ❤
9. Akari and Kotone from Nyan Koi!
^Anyone who loves cats is a winner in my book!
10. White and Black from Kekkai Sensen
^My favorite characters from the show! The second season wasn’t the same without them. 😦 (Still a great follow up season tho!)
Yuria and Maria from TwoCar
Mare and Aura from Overlord
Airi and Rise from Alice or Alice
Shima and Aki from Super Lovers
Cyprine and Ptilol from Sailor Moon
Amethyst 33 and 84 from Houseki no Kuni
Isami and Takumi from Shokugeki no Soma
Hikari and Himari from Demi-chan wa Kataritai
Bonbori and Houzuki from Otome Youkai Zakuro
Yuzuki and Kazuki from Selector Infected WIXOSS
And of course there are many many other twin pairings out there in the anime universe! This is just a list of some of my personal favorites. Who are some of your favorite twins in anime? Do you think there should be more twin companions in upcoming anime series? Let me know all of your thoughts in the comments section below! Thank you for joining me this Tuesday. I’ll catch all of you pandas later 😉
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