Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!

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Gonna be the Twin-Tail!!
Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu, Anime and Manga Portal, 2014.jpg
First light novel volume cover featuring the main character Sōji Mitsuka as Tail Red
俺、ツインテールになります。
(Ore, Tsuintēru ni Narimasu.)
Light novel
Written by Yume Mizusawa
Illustrated by Ayumu Kasuga
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Male
Imprint Gagaga Bunko
Original run June 19, 2012 – present
Volumes 14
Manga
Written by Yume Mizusawa
Illustrated by Ryōta Yuzuki
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Seinen
Imprint Monthly Big Gangan
Original run 20142015
Volumes 2
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroyuki Kanbe
Produced by Atsushi Yoshikawa
Hirofumi Itō
Junya Okamoto
Reiichi Aoki
Shigeaki Arima
Tsuyoshi Tanaka
Written by Naruhisa Arakawa
Music by Yasuharu Takanashi
Studio Production IMS
Licensed by
Original network TBS, CBC, SUN, BS-TBS
English network
Original run October 9, 2014 December 25, 2014
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and Manga portal

Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! (俺、ツインテールになります。, Ore, Tsuintēru ni Narimasu., I Will Become a Twintail.), or in its short form OreTwi (俺ツイ), is a Japanese light novel series written by Yume Mizusawa and illustrated by Ayumu Kasuga. Shogakukan has published twelve volumes under their Gagaga Bunko imprint since June 2012. An anime adaptation produced by Production IMS aired in Japan from October 9, 2014 to December 25, 2014.

Plot[edit]

Sōji Mitsuka is an ordinary high school boy who has an obsession for twintail hair. One day he encounters a mysterious girl named Twoearle, who is from a parallel world, when monsters appear in his town and declare that all twintails in the world belong to them. These monsters feed off "attribute power", the spiritual energy of humans. Twoearle entrusted Sōji with Tail Gear, imaginary armor initiated by powerful twintail attributes. With the armor, Sōji transforms into Tail Red, a twintail warrior (ツインテイルズ関係者, tsuinteiruzu kankei-sha), to protect Earth.

Characters[edit]

Twintail Warriors[edit]

Sōji Mitsuka (観束 総二, Mitsuka Sōji) / Tail Red (テイルレッド, Teiru Reddo)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English) / Tail Red Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
The main protagonist, a gentle-natured 15-year-old freshman of Yōgetsu Private Academy, who is obsessed with the twintail hairstyle. One day, he encounters a mysterious beautiful girl named Twoerle, who appears before him from a parallel world. At the same time, monsters begin to appear in his town, and they start attacking the citizens. In the midst of the chaos, Thouars entrusted him with attribute power, thus suddenly transforming him into a twin tail warrior girl, known as Tail Red. Due to his alter ego (Tail Red) becoming popular quickly after his debut and him being the first twintail warrior to transform, he is the leader of the Twintails. His weapon is Sword of Fire, Blazer Blade (炎の剣ブレイザーブレイド, Honō no Ken Bureizā Bureido). In Vol 4, he gained two power-up forms: Riser Chain and Faller Chain. He later gains Ultimate Chain (his strongest form) after regaining his Twintail Elémera which he lost to Tyranno Guildy previously.
Aika Tsube (津辺 愛香, Tsube Aika) / Tail Blue (テイルブルー, Teiru Burū)
Voiced by: Yūka Aisaka (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)
One of the heriones, a 15-year-old freshman of Yōgetsu Private Academy and childhood best friend of Sōji. She treats Sōji like a little brother and is rather overprotective of him although this is later discovered to be because of her massive crush on him. Aika has complex with her body, especially with her flat chest. She has a violent attitude toward Twoerle who often teases her about her chest. When she first became a Twintail warrior she is mostly hated by the populous, until later when Tail Yellow joins the team. In battle, Aika has an outstanding ability of fighting as she was raised by her grandfather with martial arts. She is known as Tail Blue when she transforms, and her weapon is Spear of Water, Wave Lance (水の槍ウェイブランス, Mizu no Yari Weibu Ransu). In Vol 8, she gains Eternal Chain.
Erina Shindō (神堂 慧理那, Shindō Erina) / Tail Yellow (テイルイエロー, Teiru Ierō)
Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki (Japanese); Mikaela Krantz (English)
One of the heriones, a 16-year-old sophomore of Yōgetsu Private Academy and the Student Council President. Known as Tail Yellow in her transformed state, her weapon is Gun of Lightning, Vortex Blaster (雷の銃ヴォルテックスブラスター, Kaminari no Jū Vorutekkusu Burasutā). She is a closet masochist and exhibitionist, and gets aroused when Sōji calls her name(which usually triggers her to call him master). When she first became a Twintail warrior she was a completely reckless fighter because of her maschostic ways. Also she was the only one of the twintails who at first couldn't use her power because of her denial of twintails until Soji gets her to accept them. Unlike Sōji and Aika, Erina's twin-tail warrior form makes her look older and has a more well endowed figure. In Vol 7, she gains Absolute Chain.
Twoerle (トゥアール, Tuāru)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese); Morgan Garrett (English)
Another herione, a mysterious girl who comes from another planet. She enjoys teasing Aika with her large bust and often ends up grievously injured for it. She fell in love with Sōji at first sight and openly tries to seduce him with his mother's approval. After Sōji defeats the first wave of attacks from the monsters, she decides to transfer into Yōgetsu Private Academy as a student and calls herself Sōji's relative. Before arriving on Earth, she was the original Tail Blue but gave up her twin-tail hair style to make the Tail Red gear after her world lost all its attributes.
Īsuna (イースナ, Īsuna) / Anko Īsuna (善沙 闇子, Īsuna Anko) / Tail Black (テイルブラック, Teiru Burakku) / Dark Grasper or Dark Glassper (ダークグラスパー, Dāku Gurasupā)
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese); Leah Clark (English)
A girl from a different world, yet from the same village as Twoerle. She is secretly a big fan of Twoerle and stalks her often. After Twoerle disappeared, she joined the Ultimegil organization in attempt to find Twoerle under the name Dark Grasper or Dark Glassper. Once she found Twoerle, she betrayed Evil Gill. In battle, she is known as Tail Black. Her weapon is Darkness Grave Moebius, and her weapon when she was in the Evil Gill was Sickle Grave of Darkness.
Her real name is Īsuna (イースナ, Īsuna). But when she works as a singer on earth, she use the name Anko Īsuna (善沙 闇子, Īsuna Anko).

Others[edit]

Miharu Mitsuka (観束 未春, Mitsuka Miharu)
Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi (Japanese); Jennifer Green (English)
Sōji's 36-year-old mother. A widow who runs her own café named Adolescenza (アドレシェンツァ, Adoreshentsa). She is aware of her son's identity as Tail Red and openly supports him as she herself once dreamed of being in his position. She also does not mind Twoerle's attempts at seducing Sōji and even asks her to 'make her son a man'.
Mikoto Sakuragawa (桜川 尊, Sakuragawa Mikoto)
Voiced by: Mao Ichimichi (Japanese); Michelle Rojas (English)
Erina's 28-year-old maid. She has an outstanding physical ability despite her work as a maid. At times, she works part time as a PE teacher for Yōgetsu Private Academy. She usually slips marriage registration forms in the boys' test slips with her name on them, or she will try to trick Sōji to sign his name on it; which is a clear example that she is desperate to get married before reaching 30.
Mega Neptune Mk. II (メガ・ネプチューン=MK.II, Mega Nepuchūn Māku Tsū)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
A robot who is Anko's trusted helper and confidant. Because her full name is long, Anko calls her Megane(Japanese for glasses) for short which she dislikes.
Twin-Tail God (ツインテール合同, Tsuintēru Godo)
Voiced by: Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese); Kent Williams (English)
An imaginary being, created by Sōji's subconsciousness that helps him to renew his twin-tail love.
Strawberry Twin (ストロベリーツイン, Sutoroberī Tsuin)
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (Japanese); Felecia Angelle (English)
Emu Shindō (神堂 慧夢, Shindō Emu)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese); Cynthia Cranz (English)
Erina's mother and the school's principal. She tries to fix arranged marriage meetings for Erina which the latter dislikes. When Sōji stands up for Erina, Emu takes a liking to him and accepts him as Erina's future husband, to the shock of the other girls.

Ultimegil[edit]

Ultimegil (アルティメギル, Arutimegiru) is an organization of phantom-monsters called Eremerian that traverse different worlds, seeking a variety of "attributes". Although they are the villains of the story, the majority of them are rather silly and comical and behave much like otakus, often admiring cute girls, collecting dolls, and even adoring the twintail heroines. Having discovered Earth is rich in "attributes", they began to colonize and make plans to conquer the Earth. Members include:

Draggildy (ドラグギルディ, Doragugirudi)
Voiced by: Tetsu Inada (Japanese); Chris Rager (English)
The leader of the Ultimegil. He has a twintail fetish.
Lizardgildy (リザドギルディ, Rizadogirudi)
Voiced by: Tesshō Genda (Japanese); Cris George (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a doll-holding girl fetish.
Turtlegildy
Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (Japanese); Greg Ayres (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a bloomer fetish.
Foxgildy
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese); Eric Vale (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a ribbon fetish.
Swangildy
Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese); Aaron Roberts (English)
Tigergildy
Voiced by: Kenichiro Matsuda (Japanese); Jeff Johnson (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a swimsuit fetish.
Sparrowgildy
Voiced by: Chō (Japanese); Phil Parsons (English)
Krakegildy
Voiced by: Juurota Kosugi (Japanese); Jeremy Inman (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a flat chest fetish.
Leviagildy
Voiced by: Toru Okawa (Japanese); Charlie Campbell (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a big breast fetish.
Buffalogildy
Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi (Japanese); Brandon Potter (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a giant breast fetish.
Crabgildy
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (Japanese); Chris Guerrero (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a backneck fetish.
Papillongildy (パピヨンギルディ, Papiyongirudi)
Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a lip fetish.
Alligatorguildy
Voiced by: Hidefumi Takemoto (Japanese); Marcus D. Stimac (English)
Hedgehogguildy
Voiced by: Kenta Sasa (Japanese); Garret Storms (English)
Kerberosguildy
Voiced by: Kanehira Yamamoto (Japanese); Chuck Huber (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a braid fetish.
Owlgildy (オウルギルディ, Ōrugirudi)
Voiced by: Mitsuo Iwata (Japanese); Barry Yandell (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a literature fetish.
Spidergildy
Voiced by: Shō Hayami (Japanese); David Wald (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a male crossdressing fetish.
Fleagildy
Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a leg fetish.
Wormgildy
Voiced by: Mika Kanai (Japanese); Alex Moore (English)
An Eremerian soldier that has a crossdressing fetish.
Snailgildy
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (Japanese); Tyson Rinehart (English)

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. began as a light novel series written by Yume Mizusawa, with illustrations by Ayumu Kasuga. Mizusawa originally entered the first novel in the series, originally titled Sore wa, Twintail no Isekai (それは、ついんてーるの異世界), into Shogakukan's sixth Shogakukan Light Novel Prize in 2011 and the novel won the judge's prize.[1] The first novel was published by Shogakukan on June 19, 2012 under their Gagaga Bunko imprint, and fourteen novels have been released as of December 19, 2017.[2][3]

No.Release date ISBN
1 June 19, 2012[2]ISBN 978-4-09-451346-2
2 November 20, 2012[4]ISBN 978-4-09-451375-2
3 March 19, 2013[5]ISBN 978-4-09-451398-1
4 July 18, 2013[6]ISBN 978-4-09-451424-7
5 December 18, 2013[7]ISBN 978-4-09-451454-4
6 June 18, 2014[8]ISBN 978-4-09-451491-9
7 September 18, 2014[9]ISBN 978-4-09-451508-4
8 December 18, 2014[10]ISBN 978-4-09-451524-4
9 April 17, 2015[11]ISBN 978-4-09-451543-5
10 October 20, 2015[12]ISBN 978-4-09-451576-3
11 March 18, 2016[13]ISBN 978-4-09-451599-2
12 October 18, 2016[14]ISBN 978-4-09-451635-7
13 August 18, 2017[15]ISBN 978-4-09-451692-0
14 December 19, 2017[3]ISBN 978-4-09-451711-8

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation, produced by Production IMS and directed by Hiroyuki Kanbe, aired in Japan from October 9, 2014 to December 25, 2014. The opening theme is "Gimme! Revolution" (ギミー!レボリューション) by Maaya Uchida. The ending theme is "Twin-Tail Dreamer!" (ツインテール・ドリーマー!) sung by the voice actresses of the three main heroines: Tail Red (Sumire Uesaka), Tail Blue (Yūka Aisaka), and Tail Yellow (Chinatsu Akasaki). Both singles for the opening and ending themes were released on October 22, 2014. The anime has been licensed for streaming in North America by Funimation[16] and in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe (excluding UK and Scandinavia) by Crunchyroll[17] and AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand.[18]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1 "Earth is a Twin-Tail World"
"Chikyū wa Tsuintēru no Hoshi" (地球はツインテールの星) 
October 9, 2014
Sōji Mitsuka and his childhood friend Aika Tsube start their first year at Yogetsu High School. After school they meet Twoerle who gives Sōji the power to transform onto Tailred who happens to be female. 
2 "A Twin-Tail Mystery?!"
"Tsuintēru na nazo" (ツインテールな謎!?) 
October 16, 2014
Sōji and Aika learn about Twoerle's past. Sōji's mom overhears everything and allows Twoerle to build a base underneath the house. Tailred heads to a new school to save them from turtlegildy only to be swarmed after beating the turtlegildy. 
3 "The Azure Surge! Tailblue"
"Aoki dotō! Teiruburū" (青き怒濤!テイルブルー) 
October 23, 2014
Twoerle shows Sōji, Aika, and Sōji's mom the secret base. meanwhile, monsters keep appearing every day. Tailred heads off to fight Foxgildy who she struggles to beat. Twoerle gives Aika the ability to transform into Tailblue and defeat him. 
4 "Ferocity--Twin Battle"
"Gekiretsu tsuinbatoru" (激烈ツインバトル) 
October 30, 2014
Erina tells Sōji and Aika that the twintail club is approved. at home Twoerle receives a strong reading and sends Sōji to deal with it as Aika is taking a shower. meanwhile Tailred fights Draggildy whom Twoerle is scared of. Draggildy tells Sōji and Aika, who has showed up, that there celebrity statues will make everyone want twintails thus making it easier for them to destroy their planet. Twoerle reveals that she was once tailblue but here planet was destroyed because of her pride. The battle resumes as tailred fights Draggildy while tailblue wipes out the Ultrigiods. Both win there battle as Draggildy wishes to see Tailred again. 
5 "The Third Twin-Tail!"
"San'ninme no Tsuintēru!" (三人目の戦士!) 
November 6, 2014
Sōji and Aika grow worried that the Erina knows their secret identity when she is able to see Sōji's tail Gear which is invisible to normal people until after they transform. When Tailred escorts Erina to safety she reveals that she knows she's Sōji. Twoerle gives Erina the ability to transform into Tailyellow. Ultimegil get a new leader which is revealed to be human. 
6 "Break Release!! Tailyellow"
"Bureiku Rerīzu! Teiruierō" (完全解放!テイルイエロー) 
November 13, 2014
Tailyellow struggles to fight using her guns. After, she admits that she hates twintails and only wears them like that because her mom forces her to. Aika goes to take care of Krakegildy and Leviagildy while Sōji and Erina do some training. They receive a call from Tailblue saying shes in trouble but when they get there their almost destroyed. Tailblue passes out and Krakegildy binds Tailred leaving Tailyellow to defeat him. After the battle Tailblue and yellow sleep while Dark Grasper shows up wearing glass gear and calls Tailred Twoerle 
7 "A Passionate Debut! Dark Glassper"
"Netsuretsu Debyū! Dāku Gurasupā" (熱烈見参!暗黒眼鏡女子) 
November 20, 2014
8 "Erina's First..."
"Erina, Hajimete no..." (慧理那、はじめての…) 
November 27, 2014
9 "Smash!! Chaosic Infinite"
"Uchiyabure! Kaoshikku Infinitto" (打ち破れ! 暗黒幻夢) 
December 4, 2014
10 "How Come?! I'm In Bad Shape"
"Nazeda! ? Ore, zetsufuchō" (なぜだ!?俺、絶不調) 
December 11, 2014
Tailred, blue, and yellow fight Spidergildy who has a girly boy fetish. Tailred is knocked into the wall after her aura pillar fails. On the way to school Sōji pays more attention to Aika rather than her twintails. The next day Aika finds a girl sleeping in Sōji's bed claiming to be Sōji. 
11 "Red on the Ropes"
"Reddo zettaizetsumei" (レッド絶体絶命) 
December 18, 2014
Sōji's tail gear malfunctions turning him into a girl that is not tailred. 
12 "Twin-Tails Forever"
"Tsuintēru yo towa ni" (ツインテールよ永遠に) 
December 25, 2014

References[edit]

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