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Title: Onegai Twins
Start - end: 2003 - 2003
Studio: Daume
Official site:  Onegai Twins official site

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Maiku Kamishiro is a high school student who has never known his real parents and is currently living alone. His past has always been somewhat of a mystery to him. The only clue he has to who is family might be is an old photograph showing two young twins, a boy and a girl, playing in a small pool outside of a blue house. In an attempt to find his family, Maiku moves into the same blue house as in the photograph and begins working as a programmer. He lives a very comfortable life there until one day. Two girls, Miina Miyafuji and Karen Onodera, show up at his door both in possession of the same photograph and both claiming to be his twin. With no way to prove who is the real twin, Maiku allows both girls to move in with him until they find out the truth.

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Maiku Kamishiro (神城 麻郁, Kamishiro Maiku?)
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
The main protagonist of the story, Maiku tends to be very secretive and stoic. He treats the two potential relatives harshly frequently calling them idiots and bossing them around, however we find out later in the series he does this to avoid getting hurt by people he cares about. Later, he warms up to them a bit more but still maintains a tough exterior. He is a computer programmer and student in high school. At the beginning of the story, he is living alone but is soon joined by Miina Miyafuji and Karen Onodera after they each trace their copies of the photograph to the house.

Miina Miyafuji (宮藤 深衣奈, Miyafuji Miina?)
Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren (English)
Miina tends to have a hyperactive personality and is generally outgoing. Eventually, she develops feelings for Maiku but is afraid to act on them since she might in fact be his sister. She outwardly expresses herself as happy-go-lucky, although she is actually hiding things about her past.

Karen Onodera (小野寺 樺恋, Onodera Karen?)
Voiced by: Ai Shimizu (Japanese), Lara Jill Miller (English)
Karen is usually a very shy and timid girl who is even prone to passing out (called "The 'nyu's," for the syllable she utters before eventually passing out) when a situation gets too intense for her to handle. She frequently calls people by a title, such as calling Maiku, "Mr. Maiku", or "Maiku-San" in the Japanese version. Like Miina, she also develops feelings for Maiku, though she doesn't act on them for the same reasons.

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Haruko Shidō (四道 晴子, Shidō Haruko?)
Voiced by: Ryoko Shintani (Japanese), Therese Nguyen (English)
Haruko is Matagu's younger sister and is usually very bubbly and hyperactive. She has a very immature personality and while she acknowledges that her brother is a pervert, she seems completely oblivious to such mature matters.

Kousei Shimazaki (島崎 康生, Shimazaki Kōsei?)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English)
One of Maiku's close friends who becomes a bit too friendly with him. He is a bisexual and can be seen trying to flirt with Kamishiro to an extent that when Maiku is needed money, he actually tells Maiku that if he stayed with him for a night, he would give as much as Maiku wanted but instead Maiku punches him as the result of many of their conversations. Surprisingly, he harbors deep feelings for Tsubaki Oribe.

Tsubaki Oribe (織部 椿, Oribe Tsubaki?)
Voiced by: Michiko Neya (Japanese), Jessica Straus (English)
She is the vice president of the student council and usually has a very serious personality. Intelligent and outgoing, gifted with a busty figure and possessing a more mature personality than the 'twin' girls, she is a source of concern for Karen and Miina as being an obvious rival for Maiku's affections. Her attempts to interest Maiku in a relationship, however, are met with Maiku's tacit plea for just friendship. It is not until she confers with (the much older and wiser) Ichigo that she realizes that Maiku cannot engage in any casual romantic relationship due to both his obligations to his new-found 'family' and his own forcibly matured, responsible nature. This causes her to gain a higher degree of respect for Maiku, and to focus her attentions on the one person she once thought too forceful in expressing his affection for her, Kousei. Her brother died at a young age and to fill a void, she latched onto Kousei, then Maiku.

Supporting characters from Please Teacher!
Some of the Please Teacher! characters return in various supporting roles.

Ichigo Morino (森野 苺, Morino Ichigo?)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)
She has changed a lot since the events of Please Teacher!. She has become the president of the student council and somewhat perversely enjoys getting dirt on other students. Ichigo usually avoids male companionship though, in fact, she has normal desires in this regard. This is partly due to a unique disease where she was put into a "standstill", a form of metabolic stasis similar to a coma, for six years, which stopped her aging process. The disease can be triggered by psychological stress, hence her deadpan, phlegmatic personality is a counter to prevent its onset. In effect, she appears to be a 17 year old or perhaps younger when in fact she is 23 when the story begins. Teacher Mizuho Kazami was entrusted with knowledge of Morino's situation by her fellow student (and Kazami's secret husband) Kei Kusanagi during the events shown in Please Teacher!, and has maintained the confidentiality of Morino's disclosure to Kei. Ichigo, herself, informed her friend Koishi of her unusual illness in order to prevent a serious misunderstanding from wrecking Koishi's close friendship with Kei Kusanagi. Herikawa has maintained the confidentiality of this disclosure ever since. However, in the Twins series, there were no mention of her standstills. Morino has a married younger sister named Ringo.

Matagu Shido (四道 跨, Shidō Matagu?)
Voiced by: Hiroaki Miura (Japanese), Tony Schnur (English)
Matagu is a senpai to the main characters and tends to come off as an incestuous pervert though is otherwise good natured. His appearances tend to be for comic relief. In Please Teacher!, he is known as a quiet and lonely guy who does not have a chance with women but he is much different in Please Twins!.

Mizuho Kazami (風見 みずほ, Kazami Mizuho?)
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese), Bridget Hoffman (English)
She is employed as a teacher at the school where all the characters attend. She is in fact a half-human alien, formerly of the Galactic Federation's elite Resident Observer Corps, who first arrived on Earth to observe humans and their development, but also to learn of the Earthly half of her heritage. She was forced to leave Earth under duress, and was stripped of her status as an Observer due to her romantic involvement with her secret husband, Kei Kusanagi. Illegally aided by her mother and younger sister, she surreptitiously returned to Earth to be re-united with her human spouse. She can be somewhat ditzy, but also very open-hearted, compassionate and sociable. In a somewhat nostalgic replay of the situation that led to her and Kei being discovered by the former Headmaster, Miina and Karen are forced to hide in the very same sports equipment locker. Marie locates them and Mizuho transports herself to it covertly, and then proceeds to counsel the two girls on the true nature behind Maiku's seeming gruffness towards them, and that it screens genuine kindness and affection for them. Her half-alien nature is never mentioned in the Twins anime. However, it seems in the OVA that her marital relationship with Kei is at least open among his close circle of friends, into which it is implied that Miina, Karen and Maiku have been inducted courtesy of a summer vacation party.

Marie (まりえ, Marie?)
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Japanese), Sandy Fox (English)
Mizuho's diminutive assistant and companion. A quasi-organic systems link to the operating system controlling Kazami's cloaked and submerged starship and its' transporter functions, he has been nicknamed "Fushigi-chan" ("Little Wonder" in English) by Karen for his ability to materialize almost anywhere, often after being summoned without any seeming communications device employed. 'He' makes occasional appearances in the neighborhood, at school and the protagonist's shared residence. As 'his' master Kazami does with "Pochy", 'he' enjoys eating "Prech", a snack food based on the real-life snack Pretz, for which he has an insatiable appetite. The anime establishes that, Marie's existence is publicly known and accepted (despite 'his' other-worldly appearance and demonstrated abilities such as levitation) by several of the school's students as being a part of the local UFO folklore surrounding the area, thanks to the events of Please Teacher!. It is commented by Mizuho that Marie is a frequent visitor and overnight guest at the Kamishiro residence, and is seen 'sleeping' on the same futon with the 'twin' girls.

Cameo appearances
During the series, many of the Please Teacher! characters make cameo appearances.

Kei Kusanagi (草薙 桂, Kusanagi Kei?)
Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese), Dave Wittenberg (English)
A senpai (a term roughly equivalent to mentor or senior in school) to the main characters, he has no speaking lines in the Twins series, although he does have a "sneezing" one. Only during the OVA episode did he briefly speak. Kei has the same extraordinary disease as Ichigo which caused him to be in a "standstill" for three years, so when the story begins he appears to be 15 when he is actually 18. He was covertly married to Mizuho Kazami in the original series but their marriage appears to be common knowledge in this series.

Koishi Herikawa (縁川小石, Herikawa Koishi?)
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)
Koishi is, at the time of this series, a high school student, good friend and former love interest of Kei Kusanagi, and proprietor of Herikawa Groceries. As such, she becomes Miina and Karen's manager after the two of them obtain part-time jobs at the store, thanks to Ichigo's machinations and her long time friendship with Koishi, who was entrusted with the knowledge of both Kei Kusanagi's and Ichigo's rare disease, and still maintains the confidentiality of their true calendar ages. Koishi does not seem particularly distressed that both of her classmates are in fact much older than her; in the OVA it is implied that she is romantically involved with her technology teacher, Mr. Yamada, who is considerably older than she is. She was also most of the time behind the counter, out of camera sight, and is reported to be getting ready for university entrance exams. She had only one, brief, camera shot in the final episode, along with Kaede Misumi. In the OVA, she has a conversation with Miina where she encourages the latter to pursue a romantic relationship with Maiku.

Hyosuke Magumo (間雲 漂介, Magumo Hyōsuke?)
Voiced by: Mitsuo Iwata (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)
A brash student with dyed blonde hair, Hyosuke aspires to attend college at Tokyo University and become a professional statesman, much like his brother. Currently going out with Kaede.

Kaede Misumi (水澄 楓, Misumi Kaede?)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese), Rebecca Forstadt (English)
Kaede tends to be a rather shy girl most of the time. Her physical characteristics include that she is one quarter Irish, tall (for a Japanese) and with red hair and freckles. Currently going out with Hyosuke.

Masami Yamada (山田 正臣, Yamada Masami?)
Voiced by: Tomoko Kaneda (Japanese), Tony Oliver (English)
A quiet male teacher whose hobby is creating human-powered planes.

Voiced by: Chinami Nishimura (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)
Known as the little girl during the summer (both in this anime, and prequel) who finds a boy (Maiku/Kei) who she quickly becomes attracted to. Soon after, she finds out the person she falls in love with already has a love interest. Her dog is then pulled on the neck by the leash when she staggers away broken hearted.

Onegai Twins episode guide

1 The Twins are three people?
2 We may be blood relatives
4 Be nice to you
5 Do you like girls?
6 Love Alliance
7 Making memories
8 Love should be honest
9 Don't Get in Our Way
10 I Want to Run Once Again
11 I Want To Tell You I Love You
12 Three Twins
Special Summer Has Not Ended

Onegai Twins lyrics

Kitto meguriawaseta Tenshi no hon no kimagure da yo
Magarikado de atta mitai ni Futto hajimatteta

Dou ni mo nannai kimochi
Taisetu sugiru kara moteamasu
Sanpomichi de fuita suna kaze Kokoro ga hayatteku

Setunasa Hagurakasu no ni wa nareteru no ni
Konna toki dake namida ga tomerarenai no wa Naze darou?

Aimai na kisetsu dakara koso
Kasuka na tezawari Kokoro de kanjite
Kagirareta toki wo ikiru kara
Tatanda tsubasa wo ima sugu hirogete
Tatoe niji ga kowaretemo Sora wa matteiru

Kitto kara no naka de wa Subete da to omotteita koto mo
Hitotsu soto ni dereba mugen ni nagarekieru KAKERA

Konnanja sugu ni kako no kuzu ni natteshimau to aseru kedo
Yasashisa ni yowasa ga tokedashi Fui ni ashi ga tomaru

Namida wo moteasoberu hodo yoyuu ga nai
Kondo dake wa kokoro wo gomakasu you na uso Tsukenai!

Toki wa modoranai Dakara koso
Chiisana tameiki Kokoro de kanjite
Kagayakeru suna wa yume wo mite
Tatanda tsubasa ni minami kaze ukete
Nagai tabi no hajimari wo Kumo ni kataridasu

Koko ni shikanai MONO wo
Koko kara hajimaru toki wo
Kokoro no hitomi ni utsushi
Soshite subete wo kanji you
HOKORI mamire no tsubasa wa
Koukai mo kitto kate ni suru
Ima dakara Sou konna ima dakara koso...

Aimai na kisetsu dakara koso
Tashika na kandou Kokoro ni kizande
Kawareru ashita ga areba koso
Tatanda tsubasa wa sora wo wasurenai
Tatoe niji ga kowaretemo Sora wa matteiru
Sore ga chiisana hane demo Kaze wo dakishimete

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