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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 4887848,878 users)
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Ranked: #13922
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Popularity: #1814
Members: 106,512
Favorites: 584

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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


Ogata, Naohiro
Kodama, Kenji
Director, Storyboard
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director
Fujita, Youichi
Episode 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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