Who doesn’t like Twins in anime? Not only do they usually spice up the anime a bit, it gives the creators some fun plots to work with. Below are my list of favorite twins while watching anime since I was a kid.
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1. Ryou and Kyou Fujibayashi from Clannad
They are the purple headed twins in the popular anime Clannad. Despite being twins, they both have completely different personalities. Ryou is the younger of the two sisters and is very quiet and timid. Kyou, on the other hand is the aggressive one. Ryou is also interested in fortune telling but most of her predictions are generally wrong. Both the twins have a crush on the main character.
2. Tsukasa and Kagami Hiiragi from Lucky Star
Tsukasa and Kagami are two of the main characters in Lucky Star. Tsukasa is the younger twin and they live in a six member family household. Tsuka is often compared with her twin sister Kagami, who does better than her in most fields. Kagami is academically brilliant and loves to read and study. Tsukasa is not very good academically and spends most of her time playing games or taking a nap. However, she is very good at cooking and sewing.
3. Hikaru and Kaoru Hitachiin from Ouran High School Host Club
Hikaru and Karou are a mischievous pair of twins and uses their good looks to impress the female members of their host club. Both of them speak in unison most of the times and also has a habit of finishing each others sentences. They are almost physically identical except for the fact that they have slightly different hairstyles. Hikaru is considered to be the leader of the two but his brother Kaoru is better at managing emotions and dealing with other people.
4. Riku and Risa Harada from DN Angel
Riku is the main character of the series and is the sister of Risa. Riku is extremely athletic and famous and is considered as a tomboy. Her sister, Risa is very innocent and shy and is considered as “girly-girl”. Despite being two different personalities, Riku is extremely protective of her sister and loves her more than anyone.
5. Chii and Freya from Chobits
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In Chobits, there are androids who are designed to do all the work for their human owners. Chii is one such android. However, she is extremely talented and not just an ordinary android. Soon, she discovers that she has a twin android named Freya. Chii doesn’t have any memories of her childhood and believes that Freya can help her to find out about her past. Despite being androids, both of them share a very strong bond between them.
6. Hansel and Gretel from Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
Hansel and Gratel are two twin orphans who lives in an orphanage run by the state. Their parents abandoned them because they couldn’t afford to keep them. Both of them had a troubled childhood and were forced to murder other children. They are almost identical looking and wear the same Gothic attire. Gratel has longer hair but it is actually a wig which helps them to swap identities.
7. Shion and Mion Sonozaki from Higurashi When They Cry
Higurashi is a quite creepy series and twins in horror series are always unsettling. Physically both of them look quite identical except the fact they have slightly different hairstyles. Initially, it seemed that both of them have completely different personalities, but as the story progresses we find that both of them are similar.
8. Kururi and Mairu Orihara from Durarara!!
Karuri and Mairu are twin sisters who lives in the big city of Ikebukuro but gets involved in gang activity. Both of them became very popular with the anime fans with their crazy and scary antics. Kururi is slightly shy and quit, while her sister Mairu is an extrovert. Both of them share a deep sister bond and are extremely protective of each other.
9. Yoh and Hao Asakura from Shaman King
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Yoh is one of the main characters of the series and his dream is to become a Shaman King. In spite of such ambitious dreams, he is very laid back and lazy. He wasn’t fond of humans and instead chose to bond with spirits. His twin brother Hao, had a troubled past and always considered the world as a bad place. However, he grew up as a peaceful person and wants his brother Yoh to become one of the most powerful Shaman.
10. Yu Fan Xia and Yu Lan Xia from Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid
Both of them are Chinese born assassin twins and were given orders by Gauron to finish off Kaname. Yu Fan is an expert pilot and is also skilled in dealing with small tools and in combat. Both the twins are very supportive of each other and are desperate to take revenge against the upbringing.