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Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi

Alternative Titles

English: Kekkaishi
Japanese: 結界師

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2006 to Feb 5, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.801 (scored by 21791 users)
Ranked: #7902
Popularity: #650
Members: 43,533
Favorites: 355
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy fantasy shounen supernatural

Synopsis

Sumimura Yoshimori is a Kekkaishi—an inheritor of the power to battle demons, using barriers called kekkai. His family is charged with protecting the grounds of Karasumori high school, a building which magnifies the power of demons who enter it. Helping him are his spirit-wolf companion Madarao, and next door-neighbor Yukimura Tokine, the daughter of a rival clan. Years ago, Tokine was injured protecting Yoshimori, and now he is determined to become strong enough to keep her from being hurt again. Of course, he'd rather bake his exquisite cakes than have to fight demons at all, but fate has something else in store! As a shadowy demon organization moves to steal Karasumori's power, can Yoshimori overcome legions of demons, a centuries-old family rivalry, and a grandfather who just can't understand his love for baking?

(Source: Anime-Planet)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kekkaishi

Characters & Voice Actors

Sumimura, Yoshimori
Sumimura, Yoshimori
Main
Mignogna, Vic
English
Mignogna, Vic
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
...
Yukimura, Tokine
Yukimura, Tokine
Main
Bailey, Laura
English
Bailey, Laura
Saitou, Rie
Japanese
Saitou, Rie
...
Madarao
Madarao
Supporting
Baker, Troy
English
Baker, Troy
Onishi, Takeharu
Japanese
Onishi, Takeharu
...
Hakubi
Hakubi
Supporting
Wingert, Wally
English
Wingert, Wally
Masanori, Ishii
Japanese
Masanori, Ishii

Staff

Kodama, Kenji
Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujita, Yoichi
Episode Director



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Mar 22, 2008
Beatnik
Kekkaishi is basically one epic siege story. The very fact that its based around protecting one piece of land (conveniently the main protagonists' school) only at night time, is the show's main hook, and it fulfils its interesting potential throughout.

Yoshimori and Tokine, our plucky teens, are charged with the seemingly life-long mission to protect a mystical piece of land with their barrier technique. The ability to create barriers of all shapes and sizes by pointing their fingers and shouting "Ketsu!" and destroying the contents of their CGI boxes with "Metsu!" It’s a very cool and unusual technique and the animation remains consistently read more
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Mar 26, 2008
renegade
Perfect execution of a unpopular shonen anime. Even though it has a mainstream plot and presentation, it has a soundness of all the elements in the show that so many one shot animes lack.

I could not give the show a 10 for character, since no character stood out like the infamous L, or Light, or Luffy, or many of the other great characters. Even though I was captivated by all the characters, no one stood out. It may be due to the female writer's preference not to bias her character development to only one of the two main characters. Even though it is a male read more
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Recommendations

There is more than one similarity within these two series. The biggest one is the life of the two main charachters. In the morning Yoshimori (Kekkaishi) and Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago) they going to school having a normal life with their friends, classic Slice of Life anime, but when the Sun goes down they both become a different persons they both chosen ones - so to say, and they are not sure at the beginning are they fit to inherit they grandfathers place! They both protect humans although Rikuo is 1/4 demon!
The fighting, comedy and tension is mutual in both anime's. So there is no mistake, you will definitely like both anime's if you like demons/spirits action!
Both have ayakashi and the protaganists have ayakashi familiars. Other similar areas can also be found if you watch ^^

Opening Theme

"Sha la la –Ayakashi NIGHT–" by Saeka Uura

Ending Theme

#1: "Akai Ito (赤い糸)" by Koshi Inaba (eps 1-15, 38, 40, 48, 52)
#2: "Sekaijyuu Doko wo Sagashitemo (世界中どこを探しても)" by Aiko Kitahara (eps 16-23, 39, 44, 51)
#3: "My Mirai (マイミライ)" by Saeka Uura (eps 24-30, 41, 46, 49)
#4: "Kyuukei Jikan Juppun (休憩時間10分)" by Saeka Uura (eps 31-37, 42-43, 45, 47, 50)

Recent News

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