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Synonyms: Barrier Master
Japanese: 結界師
English: Kekkaishi
Spanish: Kekkaishi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2006 to Feb 5, 2008
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.601 (scored by 4986449,864 users)
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Ranked: #14442
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Popularity: #1893
Members: 109,357
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Yoshimura Sumimura comes from a long line of "Kekkaishi," individuals who have supernatural abilities and are able to destroy evil creatures called Ayakashi that venture into the human realm from time to time. The Ayakashi are demons that look to feast on the power emanating from the land of Karasumori, which also happens to be where Yoshimura's high school is located. Now, Yoshimura must fight to protect his beloved school and hometown. Although, if it were up to him, he would rather be baking cakes than fighting off the ugly characters that show up at night.

Thankfully, Yoshimura isn't the only one helping to keep the baddies at bay. His childhood friend and neighbor, Tokine Yukimura, joins him in this righteous battle. Despite the fact that they are from rival clans, these two make a fantastic team. And teamwork is something vital to fighting the evil that is closing in, as the Ayakashi attack in waves, looking to claim the land as their own, and a shadowy organization looks on, ready to pounce when the time is right...


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Characters & Voice Actors


Nagai, Kouji
Ogata, Naohiro
Kodama, Kenji
Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"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


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 ...
Feb 25, 2011
Mixed Feelings
What is it that sets Kekkaishi apart from other shounen anime? Well, nothing really. Kekkaishi had a fairly original premise of two young kekkai users battling ayakashi (youkai) in order to protect a powerful piece of land. In order to protect the land, their rivaling families have lived next to each other for 400 years. Growing up together from a young age, Yoshimori and Tokine knew that their families were "frienemies" and that they should not maintain a close relationship. So the story begins...

Unfortunately, all the unique and interesting parts of the anime had little development, and the anime ...
Jan 10, 2012
Kekkaishi is one of the worst animes I have ever seen. After completing this anime I felt nothing but betrayal. I know that sounds crazy but bear with me.

I could start off by saying that the beggining was boring and bland, but I hardly remember the earlier episodes because of "blandness". You probrobly wont remember them either. Even bleach's first 10 episodes are more memorable.

The anime does pick itself up really fast once the main plot is.introduced though. Kekkaishi's main strength was its battles. Defeating the bigger and stronger enemies was never done by power ups coming out of nowhere or training in an ...

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