• Regular appearances in Books Nippan Top Ten sales chart in Japan for 2004. • Anime series currently available in Japan. • Demon-hunting and spirit-capturing elements echo Bleach, with a softer edge and an increased dose of romantic tension. • Originally serialized in Japan’s monthly Shonen Sunday Magazine, the same magazine that published VIZ Media’s best-selling InuYasha and Case Closed. • Winner of the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Award. • Some complex fantasy themes mixing into teenage action stories. • Released quarterly.
By night, junior high student Yoshimori Sumimura is a "kekkaishi"--a demon-hunter who specializes in creating magical barriers around his prey. By day, Yoshimori's got some other demons to battle: an addiction to sweets and a seriously crotchety grandfather! Yoshimori's pretty 16-year-old neighbor and childhood friend, Tokine Yukimura, is also a kekkaishi, but their families are feuding over who is the true practitioner of the art.
While his big brother Masamori takes heat from the fearsome Council for the calamity at the Karasumori site, Yoshimori attempts to outsmart an ayakashi who saps his opponent's strength with mind games. Then, when Yoshimori decides to play good Samaritan and help a raven-like ayakashi, will he end up crowing with pride or swearing "nevermore"...?