The BEST Episodes of Kekkaishi

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 3, 2020

Network: YTV (JP)

Yoshimori Sumimura, a 14-year-old junior high school boy, is a Kekkaishi, an exterminator of monsters. He is vying with Tokine Yumikura to be the heir to the Sumimura clan. Tokine is older than he, and she is his childhood friend as well as his rival Kekkaishi. To save people from danger, and to make himself stronger, Yoshimori fights against monsters.

Yoshimori and Kaguro

#1 - Yoshimori and Kaguro

Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Jan 28, 2008

As the final showdown between Yoshimori and Kaguro continues, Sen enters the battle to help Yoshimori. Sensing that Sen is in danger, Yoshimori instinctively unleashes his Shinkai. 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.

star 8.00
54 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Scars

#2 - Scars

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 16, 2006

The Kekkaishi's mission is to exterminate the Ayakashi that appear within the Karasumori site. As legitimate heirs, Yoshimori Sumimura and Tokine Yukimura carry out their family tradition as the Kekkaishi. Following an incident that occurred five years ago, Yoshimori vows to protect Tokine from ever getting hurt.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Her Treasure

#3 - Her Treasure

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2006

The Karasumori's power causes Yoki to go out of control. Even Yomi is unable to stop her demon now. Hakudo and Odo, who were sent by the Shadow Organization to pursue Yomi, arrive and destroy Yoki. Yomi is then taken into custody for defying orders. As she departs, Yomi learns from Yoshimori the true meaning of kindness.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto
A Confectioner's Ghost

#4 - A Confectioner's Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2006

This episode begins where the last ended with the Kekkaishi cleaning up the mess created by Yomi and Yoki at karasumori. Shigemori explains to Yoshimori that within the Urakai is a group of users called the Yagyou who are an operations squad of the Urakai, and that the leader of the Yagyou is Yoshimori's older brother, Masamori. The episode continues to follow the story of Yoshimori's dealings with a ghost that is having trouble passing on.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Night Blooms of Karasumori

#5 - Night Blooms of Karasumori

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 2006

Yurina Kanda, one of Yoshimori's classmates, is a girl who can see ghosts and spirits. To see one of the 77 wonders of Karasumori Academy - the unseasonable blooming of cherry blossoms - Yurina sneaks into the school grounds late at night. There, she witnesses Yoshimori and Tokine in the midst of exterminating the Ayakashi.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
The Best Cake in the World

#6 - The Best Cake in the World

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 20, 2006

Masahiko, the ghost of a patissier, cannot pass on because he is worried about leaving behind his younger brother Toshihiko. Yoshimori meets with Toshihiko and tells him about his older brother, but is not taken seriously. To help the two brothers, Yoshimori decides to bake the same cake from the brothers' childhood memories.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Yoshimori-like Days

#7 - Yoshimori-like Days

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 27, 2006

Yoshimori trains a lot and tries to best Tokine as usual. His grandpa, Shigemori, mentally remarks how much power Yoshimori has. Yoshimori at the end breaks a boulder... and the garden.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Dangerous High School Teacher

#8 - Dangerous High School Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 4, 2006

A handsome teacher shows up secretly attacking students. Yoshimori is suspicious of the guy when he sees Tokine happily walking next to the guy and thinks about warning her of him being a possible dangerous player. At night, they sense an abnormality inside the school and they discover it is the teacher with three snakes wrapped around him. The teacher is actually a person with special powers but they still sense an ayakashi. It turns out that he was possessed by a parasitic ayakashi and they destroy it. The teacher is distraught that he attacked a student and is really nice by nature although he is still slightly perverted.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Appearance of Masamori, Captain of the Yagyou

#9 - Appearance of Masamori, Captain of the Yagyou

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 5, 2007

Yoshimori thinks about being the legitimate successor and gets in a bad mood when he doesn't understand why he is the successor and not his brother, Masamori, who is more skilled than he is. At Karasumori, Yoshimori and Tokine encounter an ayakashi that stinks so bad that Hakubi and Madarao's sense of smell is greatly disrupted. Masamori watches from afar and is able to find the ayakashi with his partner, Kurohime, but sits back and watches how Yoshimori handles it. The ayakashi's shell is very hard and difficult to break and just before its blades were going to slice Yoshimori, Masamori interrupts its attack and destroys one of its blades. He then creates a 5 layer kekkai surrounding the ayakashi and destroys it. Masamori reveals to everyone that he will staying for a few days, much to Yoshimori and Madarao's unhappiness.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Gen and Love's Attack

#10 - Gen and Love's Attack

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 4, 2007

Yurina discovers that her friend Aoi has developed a crush on Gen. Together with her friends, they try to get Gen to realize her feelings.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Tokine and the Handsome Gentleman

#11 - Tokine and the Handsome Gentleman

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 18, 2007

A very popular boy comes to meet Tokine in school. When Yoshimori sees them leaving, he follows them together with Gen, who is suspicious of the boy.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
A Night Without Yoshimori

#12 - A Night Without Yoshimori

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 25, 2007

Yoshimori gets sick after desperately trying to erase an Ayakashi. That night, an Ayakashi with strange powers comes to Karasumori, but will Tokine and Shishio be okay without yoshimori?

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
The Elite of the Council of Twelve

#13 - The Elite of the Council of Twelve

Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Jul 2, 2007

Masamori gets promoted to seat 7 of the mysterious council of twelve, the elite leaders of the Urakai, but he needs to prove what he's worth. While at home, Karasumori and Yoshimori tries to help a dead cat pass on.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Kokubourou's Declaration of War

#14 - Kokubourou's Declaration of War

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Jul 9, 2007

An elite team of Kokubouro comes to Karasumori during the day to ask for a negotiation with the Kekkaishi at night. However, the Ayakashi can't be trusted and the negotiations go wrong.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
The Magic Square of Spell-Sealing

#15 - The Magic Square of Spell-Sealing

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Jul 23, 2007

Yoshimori found a way to get out of the magical square, and is facing four Ayakashis. Yoshimori thinks of a plan to erase them but when his plan goes bad, Tokine gets taken as a hostage. Meanwhile, Shishio, who is almost lost in his anger, is fighting the 5th Ayakashi who seems to be just playing.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Dark Voice of Temptation from the Egg

#16 - Dark Voice of Temptation from the Egg

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Aug 27, 2007

Shishio receives an egg from Kaguro, an Ayakashi working for Kokubouro. When the egg gets closer to hatching, it is telling troublesome things to Shishio to confuse him.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Karasumori's Destruction by Fire

#17 - Karasumori's Destruction by Fire

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Sep 10, 2007

As Kokubouro descends, Masamori and his Night Troops are still preoccupied elsewhere leaving only Yoshimori, Tokine and Shishio to defend Karasamori. They end up in a battle with one of the leaders of Kokuboro. They must try their hardest to survive as all possible reinforcements are being distracted, and delayed by other Kokuboro forces.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Shishio Gen's Last Battle

#18 - Shishio Gen's Last Battle

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Sep 10, 2007

The fight continues with Yoshimori, Tokine and Shishio fending off a hot headed Gagin. The only chance for relief is for Shishio to transform into his full form, breaking the taboo once again. Though the Kokuboro army is forced to retreat, the Karasumori gang gets delivered a devastating blow.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
The Respective Repose of Souls

#19 - The Respective Repose of Souls

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Oct 15, 2007

Old stories show that the passing of Gen Shishio has not gone unnoticed. The after math has shaken quite a few people, even some that would hesitate to call him a friend. Yoshimori and Masamori's makes a visit to the Shishio residence where that are met with disdain. Meanwhile the ranks of Kokuboro took a hit from Gagin's death.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Karasumori's Enigma

#20 - Karasumori's Enigma

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Oct 22, 2007

It is now Kokuboro's turn to research the mysteries of Karasumori. Lead by the mysterious Hekian, with an ability called Thousand Eyes, a group of ayakashi, including Gagin's second in command Sakon, seek to find out the legitimate master of Karasumori. Yoshimori and Tokine try to regain some normalcy in their day to day lives.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
The Road to Kurosusuki

#21 - The Road to Kurosusuki

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Oct 29, 2007

Tokiko Yukimura has finally returned, just to announce that she will soon be leaving again. Masamori has managed to rebel against the wants of Ogi Ichirou, one of the heads of the Shadow Orginization, by deciding to movie the headquarters of his Night Troop. After Yoshimori hears of Tokiko's return he is bent on finding out about the passage to Kokuboro. After an amusing chase he is delivered a blow when he finds out that he is not strong enough to enter the Netherworld.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Days of Special Training

#22 - Days of Special Training

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Nov 5, 2007

Taking Tokiko's words to heart Yoshimori decides to put aside everything to be able to train. With a few words with a shrine priest Yoshimori takes some time to train with a few local crows. After Yoshimori decides that he has done well, he has a chance to put his new found strengths to the test when Karasumori is invaded by quite a few shady characters.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Second Advent of the Black Clouds

#23 - Second Advent of the Black Clouds

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Nov 19, 2007

Yoshimori leads the trio, Sen and his friends, into a forest where he engages a friendly battle with them. Yoshimori easily overpowers Sen's two friends, but Sen manages to sneak right behind Yoshimori. However, at that moment a purple aura surrounds Yoshimori causing Sen to back away. Toshimori plays shougi with Masamori. Masamori finds Yoshimori in his special training ground and informs him that Kaguro is not someone he can deal with and that his goal should be to protect Karasumori. Meanwhile, Sakon prepares for an assault on Karasumori.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Kokubourou's Human Sacrifice

#24 - Kokubourou's Human Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 45 - Aired Dec 3, 2007

Tokine manages to infiltrate Kokubouro by following Shion. Masamori frees Atora and destroys Sakon with ease. As his night troops recuperate, he discovers that both Yoshimori and Sen are missing and that they are both currently in Kokubouro. Yoshimori is restrained by Shion's webs, but his aura repels anything else Shion tries to do to him. Byaku arrives and tries to plant a bug inside Yoshimori, but, he too, was repelled by Yoshimori's aura. Masamori gathers any movable night troops to head to Kokubouro. Matsudo Heisuke, along with his companion Kagami, busts through the ceiling, scares Shion away, and frees Yoshimori under agreement in which Yoshimori must not touch this "white" target. Heisuke and Kagami destroy the castle buildings while Yoshimori heads off to find Kaguro.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato
Mysterious World's Maze

#25 - Mysterious World's Maze

Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Dec 10, 2007

Tokine gets through the main entrance of Kokubouro, destroys Koshu, and continues her search for Yoshimori. As he is finding his way in the castle, Yoshimori sees Kaguro and stops only to contemplate about his current duties. He decides that his revenge will have to wait because his most important mission as of now is to locate and save Sen. While aimlessly searching the castle, he encounters the princess, who, unbeknownst to Yoshimori, gives him the map of the castle in his mind. After this encounter, the princess disappears and Yoshimori realizes that he, for some reason, knows his way in the castle now. He calls this his "natural intuition". Yoshimori saves Sen. Meanwhile, Heisuke found Byaku, who appears to be the "white" target that he was searching for to settle a score.

star 7.00
27 votes
Directors: Kenji Kodama
Writers: Miyusa Kishimoto, Yoichi Kato