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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 4984049,840 users)
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Ranked: #14452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1892
Members: 109,275
Favorites: 604

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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


Oct 9, 2023
This is one of the best anime in my opinion, it has its own storyline, characters and background.

The first episode is very impressive, with an ending that will make you shed a few tears, plus the perfect soundtrack and closing song.
The storyline is not monotonous, doesn't focus too much on the main story, and is sometimes filled with side stories from other characters, this is very well done, so that the audience will not feel disappointed because they are having fun watching the main story, but it is suddenly replaced by another story line just like that.

Funny comedy, this is not the usual ...
Mar 26, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Overall Impression: Kekkaishi is a battle shounen series that follows Yoshimori, a teenage boy that can create magical barriers, and his childhood friend/rival Tokine as they protect the Karasumori site, a powerful magnet for ayakashi, which is sealed beneath their school. While relatively thoughtfully executed, this is a bland and uninspired action series at its base level, which makes it hard to recommend if you've seen this kind of show already, even though it's not terrible in isolation.

+ Positives: It's got some pretty cool monster designs. Director Kenji Kodama uses his experience from the eternally-running Case Closed series to pace this 52 episode series out ...
Sep 11, 2014
This show was atrocious.
Lackluster characters mixed with nonexistant development, uninteresting animation and overall just a stupid plot makes this completely not worth watching.
Do avoid.

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