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Kekkaishi (Manga)

Kekkaishi

Alternative Titles

English: Kekkaishi
Synonyms: Kekkaishi Ayakashi Hojinden
Japanese: 結界師

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 35
Chapters: 345
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 18, 2004 to Apr 6, 2011
Authors: Tanabe, Yellow (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday

Statistics

Score: 8.081 (scored by 7399 users)
Ranked: #7902
Popularity: #224
Members: 13,898
Favorites: 543
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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action comedy shounen supernatural

Synopsis

By night, junior high student Yoshimori Sumimura is a "kekkaishi"--a demon-hunter who specializes in creating magical barriers around his prey. By day, Yoshimori's got some other demons to battle: an addiction to sweets and a seriously crotchety grandfather! Yoshimori's pretty 16-year-old neighbor and childhood friend, Tokine Yukimura, is also a kekkaishi, but their families are feuding over who is the true practitioner of the art.

(Source: Viz)

Related Manga

Alternative version: Fake!
Adaptation: Kekkaishi


Characters

 Yoshimori
Sumimura, Yoshimori
Main
 Masamori
Sumimura, Masamori
Main
 Tokine
Yukimura, Tokine
Main
 Uro-sama
Uro-sama
Supporting
 Princess
Princess
Supporting
 Sekia
Sekia
Supporting
 Gagin
Gagin
Supporting


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Jul 21, 2008
Denizen
There are lots of shounen manga available today, and lots of them tend to borrow and overuse the same concepts, the same plot techniques, the same story lines, and most just fall flat eventually. Bleach, Naruto, D.Gray-man, it's all very mediocre.

Kekkaishi to me is a manga that doesn't have or do anything particularly special, and like its cousins it uses common aspects and features of action manga that don't break any conventions. However, it manages to accomplish much more.

For a start, the Protagonist's ability is absolutely genius, and it allows for a good mix of flexibility, strategy, power and defense which despite being frequently used read more
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Jun 25, 2011
Alakay
I've recently finished reading Kekkaishi and it's the first shounen manga I've read by a female mangaka, the mangaka being Tanabe Yellow. The most outstanding thing about Kekkaishi is the story. Like other shounen's such as Bleach and Naruto it starts with the basis of completeing missions, finding out small truths and the spoof chapters for humour. Though throughout the process small hints of a bigger plot start to come out, keeping the reader intrested. Tanabe Yellow unlike alot of other mangaka's doesn't go off track, although she keeps up the twists and turns, constantly making the reader question whos the real evil guy or read more
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Nov 30, 2013
Beccaliebe
Kekkaishi is probably one of the most underrated shounen mangas out there, and if you saw the anime, you might get why. The manga, on the other hand, takes the story to a whole new level that really makes it worth the read.

Story: What's interesting about the story is that the plot itself is pretty original, at least to an extent. There's ayakashi (demons) which isn't exactly original, but I hesitate to call it cliche because it's more of a subgenre. However instead of flashy swords or guns, the characters use boxes called "kekkai's" which trap subjects and then destorys them, kind of in read more
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Jun 21, 2012
JetshipperBrett
Kekkaishi is one of my personal favorites in the manga world. The beginning had its rough edges but overall great read. The characters are so devoloped into the story and you have that great feel to get to know these characters like Yoshimori and Masamori. The ending was a meh and the the many love hints between Yoshimori and Tokine were fun to get to know and watch them grow even closer together. These characters change during the time of the story And you get to know other characters and they keep the story going which I loved seeing.
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User Recommendations

These two titles have the following things in common: an organisation that fights with evil youkai; some of the characters have both human and youkai blood; the use of unique techniques and abilities in combat; and a male protagonist who slowly accepts his destined profession.
Both titles have to do with expelling demons and spirits.
Well...Kekkaishi isnt about shinigami and swordfighting but the manga has the same feel to it...a boy in black Bleach-like clothing fights against weird monsters...(like the main protagonist in Bleach)...he gets stronger and stronger, tries to defend THE GIRL who also happens to be very similar to the main female character in Bleach. There is a secret society (very soul societys like)...and there is the evil group... Sooo...all in all...very similar yet different. P.s. Kekkaishi is in my opinion the tame version of Bleach.
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Both of these titles revolve around characters who belong to an organisation that vanquishes demons. Both are action titles that depict the use of a variety of fighting styles such as CQC and spellcasting.
Both these shounen titles revolve around an organisation that seeks to protect the world from demons and the protagonists who belong to that organisation.
Both are Shonen manga where the main characters fight evil demons. Also, both protagonists want to get stronger to protect a female neighbor from harm. Also, both female leads look down on the male leads.

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How much does the manga focus on Masamori?
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