Ranked #930

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
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 26,542 users)
Ranked: #9302
Popularity: #835
Members: 54,570
Favorites: 414
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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?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sumimura, Yoshimori
Sumimura, Yoshimori
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Japanese
Shiraishi, Ryoko
...
Yukimura, Tokine
Yukimura, Tokine
Main
Saitou, Rie
Japanese
Saitou, Rie
Shishio, Gen
Shishio, Gen
Supporting
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese
Tanaka, Mayumi
Miyashita, Eiji
Japanese
Miyashita, Eiji
...
Madarao
Madarao
Supporting
Onishi, Takeharu
Japanese
Onishi, Takeharu

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/52)

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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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Beatnik
Mar 22, 2008
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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renegade
Mar 26, 2008
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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ShadowJackal35
Mar 13, 2015
Let me start off by saying that Kekkaishi is NOT your average mainstream anime, because let me tell you, it ISN'T. It starts off making you think it's all "we've got one aspiring, goofy young teen who wants to be noticed, one smart-perfect round about girl, and one best friend who is half-human half-other" but then it takes you onto a whole other plane.

Kekkaishi has your drama, your comic relief scenes, and your thought provoking scenarios all in one AND the best part is that it isn't long and overly drawn out like Naruto, Bleach, or InuYasha.

Plot (9/10):
As mentioned earlier, it's got your basic goofy read more
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divaliant
Dec 26, 2008
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

Anime: Nurarihyon no Mago
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  read more 
reportRecommended by ElemenT
Anime: Shounen Onmyouji
Both have ayakashi and the protaganists have ayakashi familiars. Other similar areas can also be found if you watch ^^ 
reportRecommended by Shurtugal
Anime: Bleach
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.  
reportRecommended by kirsten
Anime: InuYasha
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.  
reportRecommended by um_esper
Anime: Ao no Exorcist
-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
 
reportRecommended by SmoothCoffee
Anime: Ushio to Tora (TV)
both about a male lead who can see youkais and fighting them to help their friends and protecting them! both animes have similar ideas and both of them have interesting stories! IF U LOVED KEKKAISHI YOU WILL LOVE USHIO & TORA FOR SURE 
reportRecommended by lady-leen

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