Kekkaishi

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  • TV-PG
  • 2006
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.6  (484)

Kekkaishi is a supernatural story set in the modern world. It is an anime, or Japanese animation, series based on one of Japan's most popular mangas, or Japanese comic books. The series follows the story of the main character, Yoshimori Sumimura. For generations, Yoshimori's family has worked in secret to protect their spiritual site, known as Karasumori. From a very young age, Yoshimori and his neighbor, Tokine, learn the kekkaishi technique. This magical ability allows them to create kekkai, or square force fields, which allow them to trap and destroy demons. Every night, Yoshimori and Tokine go to their school, which rests on the Karasumori land. Demons, called ayakashi, constantly flock to Karasumori, hoping to become stronger be using the power of the land. Yoshimori and Tokine dispel the ayakashi, keeping Karasumori peaceful. As a young boy, Yoshimori does not care about what happens to Karasumori. He does not understand why he is the chosen heir of the site, and wishes that his older brother had been chosen instead. However, when Tokine is injured one night because of him, Yoshimori begins to take his job much more seriously. He can't stand the thought of anyone else being hurt because of his inabilities or because of the mystical area. Yoshimori begins to train harder in order to become as strong as possible. Along the way, he gains many new powers and techniques. He also become closer to Tokine and makes many new and sometimes strange friends. As his skills develop, Yoshimori begins to formulate a plan. He wants to seal off the Karasumori site so that its power will be controlled and contained forever. However, achieving this goal is no simple matter. Then, life becomes even more difficult and complex for Yoshimori and Tokine when a new group of ayakashi begins attacking Karasumori.

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Seasons
The Final Battle!
50. The Final Battle!
June 4, 2011
Tokine is finally reunited with Yoshimori in Kokuboro, but without any time to waste, Yoshimori immediately goes into battle to settle his revenge with Kaguro. During the fight, Kaguro finally reveals his past.
The End of Kokuboro
49. The End of Kokuboro
May 28, 2011
Getting separated from Sen, Tokine runs into Aihi who does not attack her on sight. Instead, she shares her past about how long ago she enjoyed spending time with a human who was not afraid of her. Listening in on the conversation secretly and annoyed by her memories, Kaguro proceeds to attack Aihi, gravely wounding her in the process.
Yoshimori and Kaguro
48. Yoshimori and Kaguro
May 21, 2011
As the final showdown between Yoshimori and Kaguro continues, Sen enters the battle haphazardly to help Yoshimori. Sensing that Sen is in danger, Yoshimori instinctively unleashes his Zekkai. Although Kaguro is defeated, Yoshimori loses consciousness in the process, trapping both Sen and himself within his very own Zekkai. Although Masamori and the others arrive, they are left helpless. Running out of time, Tokine makes a rash decision.
Byaku and Matsudo
47. Byaku and Matsudo
May 14, 2011
Byaku and Matsudo's grudge begins with the death of Byaku's wife Lisa. For fifty years, Matsudo had been looking for Byaku to fulfill a promise...
Through The Maze
46. Through The Maze
May 7, 2011
For the time being, Yoshimori chooses to rescue Sen rather than battle Kaguro. As he searches for Sen, he unknowingly meets with the Princess, who bestows upon him the power to find his way through the castle maze. Meanwhile, Tokine defeats Koshu, one of the Kokuboro's primary leaders.
Kokuboro's Hostage
45. Kokuboro's Hostage
April 30, 2011
Back at the Kokuboro, Yoshimori is threatened with the life of Sen unless he follows Byaku's orders, but he still refuses. As Yoshimori is slowly being tortured in order to bend his will to do the Kokuboro's bidding, Matsudo appears.
The Battle of Karasumori
44. The Battle of Karasumori
April 23, 2011
While Masamori and his Night Troops mount a defense against the second coming of the Kokuboro, Yoshimori allows himself to be captured by Shion to be led back to Kaguro. Amidst the chaos, Tokine follows him, not knowing that Sen was captured as well.
Description

Kekkaishi is a supernatural story set in the modern world. It is an anime, or Japanese animation, series based on one of Japan's most popular mangas, or Japanese comic books. The series follows the story of the main character, Yoshimori Sumimura. For generations, Yoshimori's family has worked in secret to protect their spiritual site, known as Karasumori. From a very young age, Yoshimori and his neighbor, Tokine, learn the kekkaishi technique. This magical ability allows them to create kekkai, or square force fields, which allow them to trap and destroy demons.

Every night, Yoshimori and Tokine go to their school, which rests on the Karasumori land. Demons, called ayakashi, constantly flock to Karasumori, hoping to become stronger be using the power of the land. Yoshimori and Tokine dispel the ayakashi, keeping Karasumori peaceful.

As a young boy, Yoshimori does not care about what happens to Karasumori. He does not understand why he is the chosen heir of the site, and wishes that his older brother had been chosen instead. However, when Tokine is injured one night because of him, Yoshimori begins to take his job much more seriously. He can't stand the thought of anyone else being hurt because of his inabilities or because of the mystical area.

Yoshimori begins to train harder in order to become as strong as possible. Along the way, he gains many new powers and techniques. He also become closer to Tokine and makes many new and sometimes strange friends. As his skills develop, Yoshimori begins to formulate a plan. He wants to seal off the Karasumori site so that its power will be controlled and contained forever. However, achieving this goal is no simple matter. Then, life becomes even more difficult and complex for Yoshimori and Tokine when a new group of ayakashi begins attacking Karasumori.

Kekkaishi is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (77 episodes). The series first aired on October 16, 2006.

Where to Watch Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi is available for streaming on the YTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kekkaishi on demand at Netflix.

  • Premiere Date
    October 16, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (484)