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Kekkaishi


Alternative Titles

English: Kekkaishi
Synonyms: Barrier Master
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: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.731 (scored by 29,478 users)
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Ranked: #10002
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Popularity: #937
Members: 61,764
Favorites: 461
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Episodes: /52

Synopsis

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

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Sha la la –Ayakashi NIGHT–" by Saeka Uura

Edit 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)




More reviewsReviews

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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