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Kekkaishi (結界師) is a manga series by Yellow Tanabe. It is published in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America in English by VIZ Media. An anime series has been recently announced through Sunrise and made its debut in October, 2006.

This phrasing seems ackward. It seems like it would be better to say something along the lines of "Kekkaishi (結界師) is a manga series by Yellow Tanabe with an anime TV series adaptation by Sunrise". It is both a manga and an anime. Why say the anime was "recently announced" when it has already begun airing? --Nitwit005 01:55, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Volume Count in Japan Question[edit]

Ok just a quick question from a newb: Where are you getting the information that Kekkaishi is 15 volumes long in Japan? Last I checked there were only 12. -- 20:29, 15 February 2007 (UTC)

There are dozens of sites which will give that information; Shogakukan's own webpage,, etc. Doceirias 10:01, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

Episode List[edit]

hey do u guys think maybe we should ass episode summary's for each of the episodes , because this is a long series, or it seems so right now, and many people like to know about what happens in ep or what will, so if someone watching this knows have to add the summary box under the episode titles and stuff, can u start it, i can help out with summary's when finished with box. Chimasternmay 02:32, 24 September 2007 (UTC) Chimasternmay Sept. 23, 2007 Chimasternmay 02:32, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

# Episode name Airdate
1 and 2 Wound of the Right Arm (右腕の傷)and Yoshimori and Tokine (良守と時音) 2006-10-16
3 Beautiful Ogre-User (美しき鬼使い) 2006-10-23


# Episode Name Original air date
1 and 2 "Wound of the Right Arm / Yoshimori and Tokine"
(右腕の傷 / 良守と時音) 
October 16, 2006
Summary goes here. 
3 "Beautiful Ogre-User"
October 23, 2006
Summary goes here. 

If you wish to place another episode just copy a previous episode, paste it under the last episode and be sure to change the information. You can check several other tabel formats at the various episode lists of other anime's. For example: List_of_Shijō_Saikyō_no_Deshi_Kenichi_episodes, List_of_Bleach_episodes and although not an anime (if you handle the Japanese standards) List_of_Avatar:_The_Last_Airbender_episodes. What about this list: List_of_Friends_episodes? I guess I'll be happy to change the whole format, maybe it's best to await other opinions. Ge4ce 10:26, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Just so you know, I've converted to the {{Japanese episode list}} format. —Quasirandom (talk) 18:01, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

About Character Info[edit]

I was wondering is someone with experience can add anime snapshots of major characters next to their Biography, i tried but it failed and i just undid what i did, because i did not want to have a messed up page. ---- Chimaternmay , August 3, 2007 ----

Merge from Yellow Tanabe[edit]

Please merge relevant content, if any, from Yellow Tanabe per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Yellow Tanabe. (If there is nothing to merge, just leave it as a redirect.) Thanks. Quarl (talk) 2007-03-03 07:46Z


Why is this field in the episode list at all? Wikipedia should not have information about fansubs. Doceirias 00:04, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Character section[edit]

Lots and lots of white space - could someone convert it to the format used on other pages, with the images on alternate sides of the page? Might be getting time to split the character section off into a page of it's own as well. Doceirias 21:56, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

I think it is a good idea.
By the way, would it be better to put Gen under the Night Troops characters list? Because I feel that Shishio family is not as important as Sumimura family or Yukimura family. Sakit 03:22, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
I feel like he should be in a main characters section with Yoshimori, Masamori, and Tokine, personally. It seems strange to bury them all in their families, as if the other family members as as important. The rest of their families could be split off onto the character page. Doceirias 03:28, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
He is one of the main characters during the Kokuboro arc ^^. Hmm, well, I think it is not a bad idea after all. Other than that, I think we should move his family members to the misc characters list. Sakit 04:15, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

English Name Question[edit]

Would the english translation be Barrier Master or Barrier User? I saw in several places that shi after something means it's a user of that something or a proffession. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:01, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

New comments at the bottom, sign your posts.
I could be translated as either, but Master is closer to the literal meaning. There is another word (-tsukai) that literally means user, so Barrier Master would be the more common translation. Doceirias 20:45, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Literally, I think it could be translated as "Creating-Dimension Masters". But I think "Barrier Masters" would suffice —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:47, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Hakubi ke.png[edit]

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Characters section[edit]

It's pretty big now. I would suggest creating a characters page for all the entries, but keeping the three primary characters on the front page. The fact that they're so spread out isn't good either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by N-Denizen (talkcontribs) 20:05, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Hi, I refer to the list of characters

Since Yoshimori, Madarao, Tokine, Hakubi and Gen is already on the main page, I suggest removing them and put a link to the main page instead.

Well, it's a page based purely on characters, so it would be best to include them. Ideally, you wouldn't have any primary characters on the main page at all, and would link straight to the character list. But I find that just makes it harder to learn about the show, so that's how it is now. N-Denizen (talk) 02:08, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

Given the scope of the series as a whole, Masanori is a much more important character than Gen. I'd suggest we either add Masanori to the main page, or move Gen to the characters list only. Doceirias (talk) 05:40, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Dead review link[edit]

I removed this link to a review at the Mainichi Newspaper because it wasn't working, and I couldn't find a replacement URL. Rather than blow it away entirely, parking it here in case someone's archive-fu is stronger than mine. —Quasirandom (talk) 18:02, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Another DS game[edit]

Per Shogakukan, there's a second DS game. If anyone with better nihongo skillz could work out the details (and beef up the game info already there), that'd be a help. —Quasirandom (talk) 17:03, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

 Done Added 2nd Wii game from Media Arts DB. AngusWOOF (barksniff) 18:37, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Reviews for reception[edit]

A place to collect review links, against such time as someone has a time to assemble a real Reception section:

Feel free to add more or use. I hope to find some reviews in other languages its been licensed in, as well as anime reviews. —Quasirandom (talk) 00:53, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

    • update --KrebMarkt 16:56, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

--Gabriel Yuji (talk) 22:04, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

References for publishers[edit]

Regarding the publishers I haven't yet referenced:

  • I cannot identify a website for the listed Malay publisher, PCM Comics. However, given the article lists it as the licensor, I see no reason to doubt the accuracy of the statement. So consider it as likely true but unverified for now.
  • At the moment, the Editorial Ivrea website seems to be down; I'll try again later if someone else doesn't get to it.
  • The Random House Korea website has massive holes in its catalog, especially when it comes to comics -- it is very easy to find Bookbox editions that exist on multiple seller websites that aren't listed on the publisher site. And that includes all 18 volumes of 결계사. Very irritating. For now, I used the Google Books listing for the first volume, which per guidelines is better than a commercial site, until we can get a good reference.
  • There's also a Thai edition (see the article), but the publisher website is blocked by my corporate overlord's firewall; I'll try again from a free terminal this weekend if someone else doesn't get to it.

And that's just the publishers we know of -- who knows what we're missing. —Quasirandom (talk) 20:07, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Ivrea was back up, so took care of that. —Quasirandom (talk) 00:51, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Also, that wasn't a Thai publisher's website -- if I'd been able to see it, I would have known that it was, instead, a Thai host for scanlations. Feh. —Quasirandom (talk) 00:57, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

The TBDs[edit]

Pulling out the comments from the recent assessment above:

  • Missing some development/production info. At the very least there should be release information. Also Famitsu scores for the video game. The anime and game are missing plot (differences) as well. Also the terms list as such are trivial info. If a term is central to the understanding of the work as a whole, it should be combined in prose. Lead is also too short.
  • The subsection for moves is inappropriate. Also it's missing any info on development/creation/release
  • Too many short paragraphs

This makes a good starting point of what to work on next. Cheers. (Not sure what's missing about the release info -- the basics are there in the sections, more completely in the Lists.) —Quasirandom (talk) 21:32, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Comparison Anime and Manga[edit]

It would be great to have some information about how the Anime compares to the Manga, e.g. which chapters does the anime cover, is the end of the anime accurate or did they create an end cause the manga has not ended yet, etc. SilentGuy (talk) 00:34, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Well, it happens they animated the first 13 volumes fairly closely, ending with a climax almost exactly as it is in the manga. But until we find a reliable source review that mentions this, we can't include that in the article as making a comparison is original research, as Wikipedia defines it. —Quasirandom (talk) 03:18, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Thought it's fine to include that they covered the first 13 volumes of the manga in the anime as that's a basic fact that anyone can check out. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 02:55, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Saeka vs Sayaka Uura[edit]

Ok if it is Saeya as you say then where are these sources from Japan?"I am an oktau and a baka at times but deny proven facts and you got a fight" comment added by Dragonmaster88 (talkcontribs) 02:49, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Several have already been provided: ([1], [2], [3], [4], [5]). Do you need something more than that? ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 02:53, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
hmmmmmm interesting. If it is spelled Saeka on CDs, then why would Viz make a huge mistake credit her as Sayaka?"I am an otaku and a baka at times but deny proven facts and you got a fight" comment added by Dragonmaster88 (talkcontribs) 03:09, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
Because Viz doesn't check things like that very well. I've seen mistakes in many of their transliterations going back to the 80s when they first started. They aren't infallible, that's for sure. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WikiProject Japan! 15:34, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
For the fiftieth time. Viz screwed up. Her name is "Saeka Uura".—Ryūlóng (竜龙) 17:51, 28 March 2011 (UTC)