- 4 Seasons
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.