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Mayura Otomi
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Mayura anime design

Characteristics
 Kanji 音海 繭良 (おとみ まゆら)
 Romaji Otomi Mayura
 Species Human
 Status Alive
 Age 14-16
 Gender Female
 Birthday Febuary 14
 Height 156 cm (5'1"), 161 cm (5'3")
 Weight 54 kg (119 Ibs.)
 Blood Type A
 Affiliations Twelve Guardians
Amawaka House
 Relatives Yukari Otomi (Mother)
Seigen Amawaka (Father)
Zenkichi Otomi (Grandfather)
Satoshi Otomi (Uncle)
 Manga Debut Chapter 6
 Anime Debut Episode 1
 Voiced by Yū Serizawa

Mayura Otomi (音海 繭良 Otomi Mayura?) is the daughter of Seigen Amawaka and Yukari Otomi and a close friend of Rokuro Enmadou and later Benio Adashino. Later, she becomes the tenth head of the Amawaka House under the name, Mayura Amakawa (天若 繭良 Amakawa Mayura?). She is also the White Tiger of the Twelve Guardians, after succeeding her father.

AppearanceEdit

Mayura appears to be of equal height with Rokuro and Benio, and shares a slender figure. However, unlike Benio, she has quite the bust, which elicits some comedic envy from Benio. Mayura's hair fades from blonde to pastel green and she possesses blue eyes. Typically depicted in her school uniform, she later swaps them out for more casual wear. She most resembles her mother, Yukari.

Her appearance does not change after the time skip except she has gotten taller.

PersonalityEdit

Mayura is a kind and caring person, as shown when she was afraid of Rokuro becoming an exorcist again for she knew how much he detested it. Much like Benio, she likes Rokuro, and as always he is oblivious to the fact. She also accepts the fact that he and Benio work and live together.

Despite being a usually happy person, on the outside, she tends to keep her true feelings bottled up. She also tends to easily get down on herself and negatively compare herself to others. As noted by Rokuro, Benio and her father, Mayura has a habit of saying strange expressions or insults, such as calling Rokuro "Puberty Top Runner" or "Natural Born Cradle Robber". When this habit was mentioned to her, Mayura claims to have no control over it.

She is very timid as said by Seigen, her father. Due to her being timid, she is unable to become a "good" exorcist. She was also unable to bring herself to slay Impurities when she first became an exorcist.

However, when she stopped being timid due to Sayo being saved, she became much stronger and braver. As shown she decided to join her father in order to protect Rokuro and Benio.

PlotEdit

Mayura is Rokuro's childhood friend and the daughter of his sensei, Seigen Amawaka. She had a crush on Rokuro but he was completely unaware of. She is clumsy but true to her own emotions.

While she at first is against Rokuro becoming an exorcist again, having seen how broken he was after the incident, she yells at him saying that she does not want to see him in such a sad state ever again. This leads to an argument between Benio Adashino and her concerning Rokuro's safety. He ends the argument between the two when they ask him what he wanted, to which he responds, "If there is something I can protect, I want to protect it." He adds in that even if he died while fighting if it were an atonement to everyone who died, he would be fine with that.

Angry and sad, Mayura leaves the two alone. She, however, left behind her charm, which Benio recognizes its usage to keep impurities from sensing high levels of enchanted powers. Mayura is captured by an impurity but is saved by Rokuro. Afterward, she eventually realizes Exorcism and fighting Impurities is where he belongs.

As she is walking home from school, she meets up with her father and they go to a restaurant. After asking about her mother, Seigen asks her how long is she going to call him 'dad' as he is hardly ever around. This prompts her to say that both she and her mom knows the work that Seigen is doing, and she is shown to respect that. Soon, Seigen leaves her with a warning to not get involved with Rokuro anymore as he is "fundamentally different from us".

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Mayura as a fallen impurity, Vol. 3, Chap. 8

She then finds Rokuro who is feeling down because Benio found that he was the lone survivor of the Hiinatsuki Incident. He asks if there is nothing he can do as an exorcist, to which Mayura retorts that he is a little drama queen and chops him on the head. Shortly after she cheers him up, she turns into a fallen impurity in front of him.

Seigen and Benio catch up to them, and Seigen asks the two to leave as he is going to exorcise Mayura. He laments that he was not able to do anything that was remotely fatherly for her. As they both fight, Benio and Rokuro noticed that they can hear Mayura's voice, albeit faint and fading. They inform Seigen and together as the twin star exorcist, they purify Mayura.

In the aftermath of the battle with Yuuto, Mayura becomes distraught that both Rokuro and Benio will leave her to go face increasingly dangerous foes. This leads her to begin training as an exorcist over the two year time skip with Rokuro and Benio, her father would also pitch in on occasion. In this time, she becomes closer to Benio as a friend.

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Vol. 8, Chapter 27. Mayura pleads with Shimon to train with her.

After the time skip, Mayura is still unsure of herself and her father blatantly tells her that she probably doesn't have what it takes to be an exorcist. When she was training she runs across Shimon Ikaruga, he scolds her, saying that the only person who brings Mayura down is herself. He reveals to her that Chiiko, the host of Kuzunoha will not live a long life due to the strain of Kuzunoha's powers. He asks Mayura if what she believes in is so difficult that she can't do anything about it. Mayura yells that she doesn't want to be reprimanded by him. Still, Mayura wants to protect her friends and seeks help from him, who after some convincing agrees to train with her.

During the Sayo Rescue Arc Mayura is given a charm by her father that allows her to summon Byakko the White Tiger. Initially, Seigen was asked to go by Shimon, but he turns to his daughter and tells her that the world of exorcism was not one where you can have one foot in. She needs "to find the resolve to step both feet in right now."

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Vol 8, Chap. 26, Mayura's shield, trapping her and Higano.

When Rokuro and Shimon are battling Basara level impurity Hijirimaru, his partner, Higano went after Sayo, who was placed with Mayura. She tried to hold her own against him, but failed and was mocked by him, stating that she wasn't worth killing. Benio tries to intervene but was knocked out by Higano. Mayura, frustrated with her inability but still determined to protect everyone, calls upon a barrier to contain both Higano and herself, to prevent him from harming Sayo and Benio.

In the barrier, she casts a curse upon herself to ensure that should Higano touch her, he would be cursed as well. In retaliation, Higano casts lightning towards her, which was what Mayura was counting on. She casts another shield around herself, which reflects the lightning attack from her, inside the shield and towards him. Her plan however, fails to incapacitate him long enough for her to both shield Sayo and heal Benio. He taunts her by threatening to burn Benio's body to crisp, as Mayura shouts at him to stop. Byakko appears before her and introduces himself to Mayura. She asks of him to lend her his strength, and thus with his power Mayura becomes her father's replacement among the Twelve Guardians.

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Vol. 9, Chap. 30. Mayura pleads to Arima to save her friends.

Later on in the battle, Mayura is shown to watch in horror as Benio is surrounded by the miasma of Magano, and watches as the awaken Benio fights Higano. When Sayo is taken away, Mayura stayed to protect Benio who has once again fainted, until the head exorcist arrives. She pleads for him to save the rest of her friends. She is there to witness Benio getting attacked by Sayo's guardian, and afterward, runs to hug Rokuro and regroup, her father watching her from afar with Arima.

In the aftermath of the rescue, Mayura helps Rokuro set up a small party for Benio, in celebration of her release from the hospital. She is with him when Shimon and Sayo announced that they will be leaving for Tsuchimikado Island. She leaves Rokuro alone, stating that she has other matters to take care. She is then later shown to be holding a letter of resignation from school in front of her mother.

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Vol. 10, Chap. 40, Mayura remarks on the gap between her and the other commanders.

Later, Mayura and Rokuro join the school on Tsuchimikado Island. She is later shown to be battling in the Magano Depth 1988 against Kamikirizaka, and then watching in awe as Sada Sakura and Subaru Mitejima help battle against it. Mayura remarks how big the power gap between them and her is, even with all three of them having been blessed by the powers of Heavenly Commander.

In the island tournament (Hadara Castle Games), she is matched up against Subaru Mitejima. Mayura stares her down with a serious expression which is broken when the latter fondles her. Subaru tells her not to be so nervous and tells her its alright to attack but Mayura refuses demanding for her to put armor on herself. The heavenly commander refuses and starts attacking repeating that its alright for her to attack her if she so wishes to, to which Mayura; after getting hit by her attacks; says that she'll end up killing her if she gets serious. This was met with jeers from the crowd, particularly the Mitejima house.

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Vol 10, Chap 42, Mayura's readies her attack.

Subaru asks why Mayura was fighting, as she was a child from the Mainland, where it is safe and far away from any fights. Mayura replies that she wanted to become stronger for her own sake, so she can keep the people precious to her from feeling sad. At this, Subaru laughs and activates her armor; Gaihou Goura. Mayura thanks her for this, and proceeds to prepare her attack; in her head, she hopes that the people witnessing her battle can see how much stronger she's become. The two clash again, but only Subaru comes out of this unharmed as the winner.

Mayura apologizes for saying rude things to her, to which Subaru scolds her that she has been alive for much longer, and declares aloud that she will take Mayura as her disciple and that she can still get even stronger. Subaru also quietly tells herself: 'It's possible that one day, I might have you kill that child in my place.'.

She later watches Rokuro's fight with Kankuro Mitosaka where she is shocked at his Shikigami being made of Ohagi. However, she is amazed when he activates it transforming into armor allowing him to overpower the Heavenly Commander. She cheers him on as the battle goes on and when Rokuro deals the final blow to Kankuro and is declared the winner much to Mayura's awe.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

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Vol. 8, Chap. 27. Mayura gains Byakko's powers.

Magical Prowess: She was told to be a "prodigy" in magic for exorcism use. Her father, Amawaka Seigen, praised her for memorizing long spell enchancements. She is implied to have strong enchanted power, albeit untrained. Benio believes that she might have stronger enchanted power than Ryougo.

Enchanted Gear: Barriers and spells tend to be what she is best at, to the point that even a Basara level impurity has trouble doing actual damage to her. In addition, she is shown to be capable of casting curses as well, as shown in her fight with Higano.

White Tiger (?): She gains the spirit of the white tiger from her father and with it a powerful fighting form. Guardian Byakko showed himself when Mayura was fighting against Higano, the 9th Basara and in the process grants her Byakuren Kohou (白蓮虎砲 "White Lotus, Tiger Arms"?). Here, she gains huge claw-like weapons that covers her entire arm, and attacks by making large slashing attacks, which is capable of slicing apart rocks and the ground itself. Her speed itself seemed to have been boosted as well. However, prior to her training with Shimon Ikaruga, her strength is so weak that she was easily defeated by the strongest male in the Amakawa House, even with the use of the enchanted gear of the white tiger.

  • Kobyaku - Susanoo (虎闢·須佐之男 "Tiger Release - Susanoo"?): It is her strongest attack known so far, used when she was battling Subaru Mitejima. Based on the stance, it seems to be slightly similar to that of her father's one hit kill move (Kokuu Kurikara). It might be the same attack, except with Mayura's own adjustments to it.[1]
    • Kozan - Kagutsuchi (虎斬·軻遇突智 "Tiger Slash - Kagutsuchi"?)[2]

RelationshipsEdit

Rokuro EnmadoEdit

Mayura is Rokuro's childhood friend. She is in love with Rokuro but he is oblivious to it. Rokuro seems to care about her but only because she was there when he wanted someone to be with him during bad times, such as the Hiinatsuki Dormitory Incident, and helped him get back up. She is very worried at first about Rokuro being an exorcist again but soon accepts it. She also seems to accept Benio's and Rokuro's relationship and them both staying in the same house.

In later chapters, when she sees Rokuro and Benio together always fighting and becoming stronger she feels left behind hopelessly and starts training with Rokuro and Benio in their house on weekends and saying that she won't let Rokuro and Benio have, as she coins often, "illicit sexual relationships". Determined not to get left behind by the Sousei and saddened by her "low resolve", she becomes one of the Twelve Heavenly Commanders while fighting a Basara, seemingly "inheriting" her father's post.

Rokuro does care for Mayura but has no visible feelings for her.

Benio AdashinoEdit

Mayura was fond of Benio from the very beginning and was the first person Benio opened up to and was her first friend. They share a very strong bond and trust each other completely. Mayura is constantly worried about Benio's well-being whilst she is in Magano and admires her courage. Despite the fact that they both like Rokuro, it doesn't get in the way of their friendship.

Later on, this inspires Mayura to become an exorcist, and after two years of training, Mayura becomes a reasonably talented exorcist.

Seigen AmawakaEdit

Seigen is Mayura's father, who left her and her mother behind when she was just a child, and is quite cold to her. Despite this, Mayura still loves him and calls him "dad" stating she knows he likes being called that much to his annoyance. Mayura stated she and her mother know the reason that he left in the first place was to protect them from danger and to try not to get them involved.

After Seigen leaves the Twelve Guardians, he lives with Mayura and his ex-father-in-law, and after bugging and begging him, teaches Mayura exorcism.

Shimon IkarugaEdit

Shimon and Mayura's first meeting wasn't the best, as they first met when Mayura walked in on Shimon naked after taking a shower, who then strictly told her to "close the door already." In addition, when Mayura was training alone, he walked in on her unzipping her shirt. She then calls him a "peeping closet pervert."

After he helped her realize why she truly wanted to become an exorcist, he agrees to train with her and teaches her new and fundamental skills, like the Air Fissure Bullet. He is told by Mayura that he has the same teaching style as Seigen, which makes him quite flattered, and Mayura reminds Shimon of himself when he first begged Seigen to teach him.

Shimon seems to be generally interested in Mayura, from the way she behaves to her actions. He also greatly cares about her safety and well-being, as shown in episode 27 when he saves Mayura from an A level serpent impurity, unintentionally carrying her in a princess hold that he himself doesn't notice but Mayura does. This is also shown when he tells her not to strain herself when she casts a charm on her friend to ease the pain. After these events, Shimon asks Mayura to refer to him as simply "Shimon," since it's slightly stifling when she refers to him as "Ikagura-san." Seeing the two working together, Seigen says that they "seemed to be awfully close."

Later, the close relationship between Shimon and Mayura also seemed to be noticed by other characters. In episode 33, Rokuro said they seemed "kinda close." After training again, Mayura calls Shimon a "cool red demon drill sergeant" and Haruka said that "the two seem to go well together." After that, Seigen was a little bit upset when he heard what Haruka said. However, it is still unclear if Mayura and Shimon possess such feelings towards each other. In episode 35, Mayura was proudly telling Benio about why Shimon was flying and how amazing he was when he started out as the Twelve Guardians. Benio told Mayura that she knows Shimon pretty well and Mayura blushed while denying it.

Although Shimon displays slightly less interest in Mayura in the manga compared to the anime, their relationship is much more developed. In a recent special chapter, Shimon and Mayura began to realize possible feelings for one another. When they were shipwrecked on an island, the two trained together and even slept next to each other. At one point, Mayura asks if he likes someone. He first says no, but later admits that there might be someone. They are also drawn holding hands at some points. In Chapter 41 of the manga, the two seem very friendly, as Shimon encourages Mayura before her battle with Subaru. He also calls her by her first name.

After Mayura's battle, when Subaru finished announcing that Mayura would become her new disciple, Shimon's brother says, "That was close. Is that the girl you like so much?" in which Shimon replies, "Yes, ... it is." After that, his brother notices that it looked like Shimon was feeling down and thought it was because Shimon expected Mayura to win the fight. (but all of us Shimayu fans know it's probably because Subaru will most likely be taking over Mayura's training from then on)

Trivia Edit

  • In the PS Vita game, Mayura is one of the Candidates for the Twin Star Exorcists.

QuotesEdit

  • "It doesn't scare me if you raise your voice like that!" ... "Me and mom too! The fact that you're fighting with your life on the line, and that you left the house so we wouldn't get involved, we know that much at least!"
    to Seigen; Chapter 8
  • "I knew this day would eventually come, so I have to congratulate them... I couldn't get a hold of a single thing I wanted!"
    to herself; Chapter 25
  • "What do you know about humans?! They're friends because you can't abandon them! It's pointless if even one of them is missing! You encyclopedia egoist!"
    to Higano; Chapter 27
  • "I'm anxious, and I'm scared, but I have no doubts!"
    to Herself; Chapter 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. Twin Star Exorcists Manga: Chapter 42, Page 24
  2. Twin Star Exorcists Manga: Chapter 42, Page 25

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