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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: 7.781 (scored by 23127 users)
Ranked: #8532
Popularity: #703
Members: 46,587
Favorites: 370
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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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)

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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
Fujita, Yoichi
Episode Director
Ogura, Hirofumi
Episode Director, Storyboard



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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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Mar 4, 2008
asianbubbles123
So the basic plot line involves a boy, a girl, and a best friend (who comes a bit later into the story) and their nightly adventures as the Kekkaishi (protectors of some ancient spiritual power source). Of course their adventures lead to a bigger plot line involving mysterious enemies and even more mysterious brothers and family histories but that's how shonen plots usually go.. .

The strength of this show is definitely the characters and their relationships. Granted the fighting and etc kept me raptly entertained as well (it didn't drag likes shonen series are prone to do...naruto), my personal taste require that the read more
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Dec 26, 2008
divaliant
Watching _Kekkaishi_ is like enjoying a big box of chocolate; you know it's essentially just fat and sugar, but that doesn't stop you from eating it.

_Kekkaishi_ offers nothing new, nothing spectacular, essentially nothing. It's not one of those animes that tries to be high brow and thought provoking. In the limitation of its scope, however, the series has done extremely well. The story progresses with fast enough pace that one doesn't feel the urge to fast forward, often with suspense--in the form of unresolved secrets or crisis--sustained throughout several episodes. The art is excellent as well: very clean and rarely with the exaggeration of either 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 ^^
While Bleach and naruto achieved massive popularity outside Japan, Kekkaishi seems very underrated outside Japan. Consistently in the top 10 in terms of viewership in Japan, kekkaishi shares the same shounen genre as its other more popular counterparts. while it does not boast legions of characters or long names for techniques, it takes the simple and often overlooked technique, the kekkai and expands it, giving it a fresher twist.
Both feature adolescent males with a guilt-complex, who are dense, hot-blooded, and intensely protective of a more intelligent girl who feel obligated to share in responsibility of guarding the surrounding area of demonic invaders.

Though considering Inuyasha's popularity, Kekkaishi offers a better plot, less repetition, and a more varied cast of re-occuring characters.
-A character that wants to become stronger to protect others and is comedic (Rin and Yoshimori) paired with a serious, studious character that keeps the other in check (Yukio and Tokine)
-Fighting demons or ayakashi
-Yoshimori (Kekkaishi) and Rin (Ao no Exorcist) are given a power at first that they deny, and have immense, natural talent
-The same sense of adventure and reckless strength
In both of these series we have a special group assembled to fight off creatures that threaten the safety of a designated area. In Mushibugyou, the setting is 17th century Edo (Tokyo) and the creatures are oversize insect creatures, with the group being the Insect Magistrate. The members of this group are mostly fighters of some sort or another, using swords and sometimes onmyouji arts or bombs. In Kekkaishi, the setting is modern Japan (I forget which city/area in particular), and the creatures are ayakashi (demons, youkai, mononoke, etc.) who seek out a certain school campus that was built on sacred land, with the group being the kekkaishi, or barrier users. The kekkaishi use a type of spiritual power to create and manipulate barriers, trap the creatures inside them, and otherwise fight said creatures.

Between the two series, I would venture to say that Kekkaishi is the far superior one, both in terms of art, storyline, and characterization.
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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)

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