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Kekkaishi (Manga)


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


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


Score: 8.081 (scored by 7023 users)
Ranked: #7832
Popularity: #209
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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.

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Jul 21, 2008
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
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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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.

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