Shuangsheng Lingtan

Twin Spirit Detectives

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Twins Spirit Investigators, Tsuin Seishin Tantei
Japanese: 双生灵探
English: Twin Spirit Detectives
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 25, 2016 to Jan 5, 2017
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: MysteryMystery
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 14 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.101 (scored by 28962,896 users)
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Ranked: #37832
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Popularity: #5518
Members: 14,271
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There is always more to the world than meets the eye. This is the motto that twin brothers Sun Xiaotu and Sun Xiaohu follow in their lives as paranormal investigators, where what may be terrifying to some is just another day at work. Normally, it is simple for them to separate their daily lives from their job, but when they go to investigate a seemingly typical haunting of a pair of twins, a series of bizarre events throw their perception of the supernatural world into question as they become a target of the hauntings themselves.

The further the brothers search for answers to the paranormal mysteries thrown at them, the hazier the lines between truth and fiction become. Through the challenging and sometimes dangerous adventures ahead, one question remains: what kind of secrets are the ghosts trying to hide from them, and are they already more connected to the spirits than they originally thought?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Xia, Bing


An, Bi



Xiong, Ke


Opening Theme

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"Shuang Sheng Ling Tan (双生灵探)" by Li Ding Ding (李丁丁)

Ending Theme

"Jiu Shu (救赎)"


Nov 6, 2018
As someone who has finished reading the original comic version, I think the animation studio did a pretty good job of the animated version. Not too much of the plot and characters were changed compared to a lot of other Chinese shows. The story is interesting and different, with cool and funny twin brothers being the main characters who are solving mysteries. It was nice to watch as the story is unique. There could be some improvements but it's pretty decent in my opinion. I'd recommend for others to give it a go too if they are interested in genres like supernatural and mystery.
Dec 20, 2022
Mixed Feelings
- This review contains spoilers -

The first thing I will say about Twin Spirit Detectives is that it held a lot of promise.
Story: The show is about Xiaotu, a kind of detective for hire, who works with his brother solving mysteries. The plot was interesting at first, with everything supernatural having a natural explanation somehow, but quickly leaves the original plot behind in favor of increasingly paranormal and strange events that just didn't make sense. In the end, it was all because of some doctor who had found the physical manifestation of the "human spirit" as a small, insect shaped piece of tissue in ...
May 13, 2017
Preliminary (4/20 eps)
the story had potential but the timing and structure is not a good execution.
art and sound were great
characters were annoying and not likeable
enjoyment not for me

i wanted to drop the show after the first episode but i figured i should at least wait until the first case is over. i powered through until the 4th, the case is not yet solved and i lost hope.

it was not engaging as a mystery story. usually theres a built up and payoff in form of the viewer getting subtle hints but not yet the solution. not so much here where the guy is just explaining his findings before ...

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