The BEST Episodes of Kekkaishi
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 7, 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.
#1 - Demon Dog Madarao's Sealing
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 29, 2007
After a long battle, Madarao is weakened and begins to accept death believing that Kouya will die as well but Kouya gains even more power from Karasumori. Just as Madarao is about to give up, Yoshimori steps in and tells Madarao that his master is not allowing him to die and thus Madarao stands up. The two work together and strike Kouya down. The dying Kouya tells Madarao to kill him but Madarao can't because he has no power left, but Kouya refuses to die at the hands of a human and so Karasumori lends its power to Madarao, finishing off Kouya. But before the group can celebrate, Madarao's true ayakashi nature reveals itself and starts attacking Yoshimori. But Yoshimori, with the help of Hakubi and Tokine, successfully seals Madarao once again through much difficulty.
#2 - Masamori's Plot
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 12, 2007
Yoshimori is really annoyed with Masamori being back especially when he thinks about how Tokine paid more attention to Masamori even in their childhood than to him. At night, Yoshimori and Tokine go to Karasumori and are confused when they can't find the ayakashi but then all of a sudden a forest grows and envelopes the school grounds. Madarao mentally notes that plant-type ayakashi cannot move and so someone must have planted it there. Masamori watches from afar and it is revealed that he was the one who planted it. Using the backdraft phenomenon suggested by Yoshimori, the two are able to destroy the ayakashi, although they had a huge mess to clean up afterward.
#3 - Uro-sama of the Colorless Swamps
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 26, 2007
A strange god shows up at school in broad daylight. Yoshimori later finds out that it is Uro-sama who was looking for a kekkaishi who can fix his bed. Shigemori reveals that in the past he went to go fix the bed 50 years ago although Tokine says that Tokiko went to go fix it 50 years ago as well. The next day Shigemori and Yoshimori travel to the Colorless Swamp. Uro-sama opens up a portal to a different dimension in the swamp and Yoshimori jumps in.
#4 - Weird Surveillant
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 23, 2007
Yoshimori engages in battle with the spy but the spy runs away. Yoshimori chases after him outside the school grounds but the spy runs into the forest. Yoshimori envelopes a large part of the forest with a kekkai and the spy is trapped, but then he drinks a power-up drink and strengthens himself and rips the kekkai apart. The spy swings his arm in a circle creating a mystery circle and uses the confusion to escape. Yoshimori is left with the spy's right arm as evidence.
#5 - Kouya and Madarao
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 22, 2007
It's another night of Kekkaishi duty. Yoshimori encounters three minor ayakashi, Honetarou, Uhosuke, and Nagao, and easily captures them. However, Madarao's old companion, Kouya, shows up and in anger attacks everyone, including his followers. After a brief flashback of Ginro (Madarao) and Kouya's happy past gone wrong at the hands of the humans, Kouya gains power from Karasumori and transforms. Yoshimori releases the seal on Madarao revealing his real form. Madarao and Kouya then battle.
#6 - Taking Aim at the Legitimate Heir
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 21, 2007
Kyoichi Hiba, another member of the Yagyou, comes to check up on Gen. Inside the school, Yoshimori comes across a wheeling ayakasha named Ohkubiguruma. When Gen appears and battles against Ohkubiguruma, it leads him outside for a surprise attack, temporarily injuring him. Yoshimori takes over the fight, though his barrier are to no effect. Nevertheless, with the help of Gen, Yoshimori predicts the movements of the ayakashi, leads it back inside the school, and succeeds in exterminating it. The kekkaishi realize that they are placed with a bounty by a mysterious organization. The next day, as Yoshimori lies on the roof with Gen, the former questions the latter about his body hybridized between a human and an ayakashi.
#7 - Yoshimori and Tokine
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 16, 2006
During the day, Yoshimori and Tokine are normal students living a regular school life. At night, they protect the Karasumori site as Kekkaishi. One day, the Ayakashi Tsuchigama invades into the Karasumori school grounds. Yoshimori must run through the Tsuchigama's rain of attacks in order to destroy the Ayakashi.
#8 - Yoshimori's Ambition
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 19, 2007
Yoshimori and Tokine called for help cleaning up and Masamori, Tokiko, and Shigemori show up. Yoshimori is annoyed the next day after being lectured for being reckless and gets even more so after thinking of the past. Later Yoshimori confronts Masamori about why he is watching him from afar. He then tells him that he wants to destroy Karasumori. After the conversation, Masamori uses Kurohime to search for anomalies. The next day, Masamori says to Shigemori that Yoshimori is above him. The family says farewell to Masamori as he leaves once again. Yoshimori asks Masamori to go bury Kouya's fur on his home mountain. Yoshimori promises to himself that he will surpass Masamori.
#9 - That is God's Territory
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 5, 2007
Yoshimori is in a god's dimension and finds Uro-sama's bed to be a giant ball covered with vines and trees. He jumps inside and sees a box and restores it resulting in the plants to be blown away from it and the bed to be even bigger than before. Uro-sama becomes happy and jumps into the orb which causes Yoshimori to feel abnormal and rejected by everything in the dimension. He perseveres and tries to ask Uro-sama about Karasumori before the god falls asleep. After a while he is at his limit and is thrown out of the orb and dimension by Mamezo.
#10 - Cold Transfer Student: Shishio Gen
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 7, 2007
A new transfer student shows up and destroys a shiki disguised as Yoshimori. Yoshimori senses it and wakes up from his nap on the roof and tries to find Gen. Tokine and Yoshimori find claw marks on the wall outside along with the remains of Yoshimori's shiki. Gen encounters Tatsumi and senses that he has special powers. He begins to interrogate him but then leaves him alone. Later at night, Tokine and Yoshimori met Gen at Karasumori.
#11 - 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.
#12 - The Beautiful Demon Tamer
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2006
Yomi Kasuga, a Demon Tamer, pays a visit to the Yukimura family under orders from the Shadow Organization. Her arrival causes Tokine to recall the painful memory of the day her father Tokio died. Yomi reveals herself to be an enemy and explains her goal of taking over the Karasumori site in order to strengthen her demon, Yoki. Imprisoned, Yoshimori and Tokine find themselves in danger!
#13 - Messenger from the Urakai
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 14, 2007
Yoshimori and Tokine find out that the transfer student, Gen Shishio, is a member of Masamori's Night Troop and was in fact sent by Masamori to protect the Kekkaishi of Karasumori. Meanwhile gramps is doing some research on the "skin" that the Ayakashi dropped.
#14 - Days of Toshimori, the Youngest Child
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 12, 2007
It's just a typical day for Toshimori but Shuji and Shigemori won't be home for the whole day and so he is stuck with Yoshimori. At school, Toshimori's friends get in trouble for not doing their homework and beg him to tutor them at his house. Toshimori is reluctant but eventually relents but also makes up a story about Yoshimori being very frightening. However, when they arrive home, Yoshimori greets them while wearing his baking attire. Later, Tokine visits bringing some dinner cooked by her mother but she encounters a cockroach and spills all the food on Yoshimori and the boys.
#15 - The Surprising Past of Shishio
Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Aug 6, 2007
Masamori entrusted Yoshimori, who wants to help Shishio with the tale of Shishio's past. Yoshimori is troubled with what to do and even Tokine can't help him, so he goes for a direct approach
#16 - Attackers With White Feathers
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 16, 2007
An ayakashi disguised as a human sends three ayakashi to Karasumori and has then run around the place before allowing them to run amok in order to gather information. Yoshimori attacks one of them and it becomes angry and the observer eventually gives the signal. They gather together but Tokine destroys one of them making the other two angry. They combine and are empowered by Karasumori. Eventually Yoshimori and Tokine destroy the ayakashi and they send for clean-up help. But Madarao and Hakubi notice the human scent changing into an ayakashi scent and Yoshimori jumps to the roof to investigate finding the spy.
#17 - Atora's Intense Training
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Aug 13, 2007
Yoshimori, Tokine and Shishio are tested by the demon-tamer of the Yagyou squad, who also happens to be the mentor of Shishio.
#18 - Shige-jii's Dire Flight
Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired Aug 20, 2007
Yoshimori, Tokine and Shishio are fighting in Karasumori while Kokubouro takes action against Matsudo Heisuke, the scientist that was helping Shige-Jii, trying to figure out what human skin are the Ayakashi wearing
#19 - Shikigami Chocolate Battle
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 15, 2007
Yoshimori as a cake lover is obsessed with the legendary chocolate cake that his dad mentioned to him that is offered secretly to only 7 people at 5 AM at a specific cake shop. In order to hold a place in line, Yoshimori sends his shikigami but he is tired out and can't focus when fighting an ayakashi at Karasumori. Tokine worries about him but when she finds out the reason she becomes angry. Yoshimori then discovers that Shigemori ate his share of the chocolate cake much to his dismay. The next day Tokine reluctantly calls Yoshimori for help to kill a cockroach. Yoshimori manages to do so after Tokine accidentally pushes him on the ground smashing it. Afterwards, Tokine continuously avoids him but eventually gives him a thank-you gift: a T-shirt and the legendary chocolate cake.
#20 - The End of Kokubourou
Season 1 - Episode 52 - Aired Feb 11, 2008
Yoshimori is unconscious, and Tokine decides to jump into Yoshimori's Zekkai, effectively waking him up from his trance. With the help of Tokiko’s power, Yoshimori and the others escape from the crumbling world of the Black Pampas Grass. At last, the Night Troops’ mission has finally come to an end, and life at Karasumori returns to normal.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.