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Anime Profile: Kekkaishi

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Title
Kekkaishi Kekkaishi Kekkaishi
Released
52 TV episodes 52 TV episodes
Dates
2010— 2006–2008
Company
Viz Media Sunrise, Inc
Creator
  Yellow Tanabe
Director
  Kenji Kodama
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal
Characters
Chushinmaru Chushinmaru
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Gen Shishio Gen Shishio
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Hakubi Hakubi
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Hiura Souji Hiura Souji
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Honetaro Honetaro
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Ichigou Ogi Ichigou Ogi
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon and The Right Stuf.

Anime Characters: Kekkaishi

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Chushinmaru Chushinmaru Oumi Nichinaga Oumi Nichinaga
Gen Shishio Gen Shishio Ryo Shishio Ryo Shishio
Hakubi Hakubi Saki Saki
Hiura Souji Hiura Souji Shigemori Sumimura Shigemori Sumimura
Honetaro Honetaro Shiguma Shiguma
Ichigou Ogi Ichigou Ogi Shimano Shimano
Kakeru Kakeru Shizue Yukimura Shizue Yukimura
Kokuboro Princess Kokuboro Princess Shuji Sumimura Shuji Sumimura
Konozuka Kihei Konozuka Kihei Suigetsu Suigetsu
Koya Koya Sumiko Sumimura Sumiko Sumimura
Kurohime Kurohime Tokiko Yukimura Tokiko Yukimura
Lord Uro Lord Uro Tokimori Hazama Tokimori Hazama
Madarao Madarao Tokine Yukimura Tokine Yukimura
Mamezo Mamezo Tokio Yukimura Tokio Yukimura
Masamori Sumimura Masamori Sumimura Toshimori Sumimura Toshimori Sumimura
Mikeno Mikeno Tsukikage Tsukikage
Mirchiru Mirchiru Uhosuke Uhosuke
Mudou Mudou Yoshimori Sumimura Yoshimori Sumimura
Nagao Nagao Yumeji Hisaomi Yumeji Hisaomi
Nigou Nigou Yurina Kanda Yurina Kanda
Okuni Okuni Zero Zero
Ougi Shichirou Ougi Shichirou    

Anime Description: Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi follows 14 year old Yoshimori Sumimura and 16 year old Tokine Yukimura, heirs to rival clans of Kekkai, and their quest to destroy and defend the land of the site of the castle where the first Kekkai Master, Tokimori Hazama, once defended the land from the Ayakashi, or demons spirits. The land draws the Ayakashi to the spot where Yoshimori and Tokine must fight and capture theses spirits using the Hazama-ryu kekkai technique.

The Hazama-ryu kekkai technique intergrated utility and effectiveness of the Kekkai abilities. It is also used by both Sumimura and Yukimura families. There are 13 elements of this technique:

  • Hoi used to lock onto the Ayakashi.
  • Joso is used to hold it to where it's at.
  • Ketsu is used to create the kekkai or barrier around the spirit.
  • Kai is used to dispel the kekkai without damage to the target.
  • Metsu destroys whats inside the barrier.
  • Tenketsu opens a door to the other world and sends the spirit through to make sure it doesnt regenerate and come back.
  • Nenshi is an energy rope that can catch and squeeze the spirit
  • Sekkai destroys foreign kekkai
  • Zekkai allows the user to reflect an attack or harm an enemy.
  • Musou is a state of mind that lets the user not be influenced by any force it increases speed power and efectiveness of the kekkai.
  • Spatial Phasing lets the user pass through solid objects
  • Utsusemi aborbs the target's abilities
  • Shinkai creates a new world and consumes more energy than Zekkai and is said by Tokimori that is is close to the power of Go.

Two related techniques are:

  • Shuufuku is used to repair an abject.
  • Skikigami is a power that uses paper dolls and other forms of inanimate objects.

The Karasumori Site has mystical properties that attract ayakashi. The ayakashi usually appear at night, so the battles at Karasumori usually happen at night.

As stated previously, the two main families in Kekkaishi are the Sumimura family and the Yukimura family, and even though the families are rivals, Yoshimori and Tokine are good-friends and want to end the rivalry between their families.

At first it's just Yoshimori, the legitemate heir of the Sumimura family, and his white ghost-dog, Madarao, and Tokine, the legitemate heir of the Yukimura family, and her black ghost-dog, Hakubi. Eventually, Gen, a half-human/half-ayakashi, joins Yoshimori and Tokine and their ghost-dogs at Karasumori. Also, throughout the series, we learn about The Shadow Organization and The Night Troops.

Later in the series, The Kokuboro, the main villain group, storm Karasumori, and there is a fight between Team Kekkaishi and The Kokuboro. During the fight, Gen manages to kill a member of The Kokuboro. After the fight, Gen dies from a combination of battle-damage and battle-strain. Team Kekkaishi eventually makes it to The Black Pampas Grass (the Kokuboro's castle), and the final battle begins.

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