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Characters: Kekkaishi
Characters of the anime/manga Kekkaishi.

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Yoshimori Sumimura

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Japanese), Vic Mignogna (English)

  • Barrier Warrior: Shield and club, really.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He gets worked up often over minor things, and is a little too preoccupied with cake, but he's good at making Ayakashi explode.
  • Casting Gag: His reactions over being called short will be very familiar to those watching the dub.
  • Determinator: Boundless energy and drive is his greatest strength. It's pointed out by his Madarou.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to set him off. It's especially noticable next to the much more serene Tokine.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Inverted, "A lion boils even a rabbit with all its strength!" He goes all out, even on puny Ayakashi.
  • Idiot Hero: Somewhat. In most series he'd probably be considered a fairly smart fighter; he just stands out here because everyone else fights very intelligently and he tends to fight through instinct and pure power too often. His older brother and Tokine are the major foils.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die I Let Gen Die: He blames himself for being able to save Gen, and uses this as his motivation for revenge.
  • Likes Older Women: Yoshimori likes older girl Tokine. Later in the manga, he saves another girl of similar age from a high fall and she briefly becomes his Stalker with a Crush. This has led to others accusing him of preferring older girls. The previous name for this trope, Cake Eater, created a pun because he's also a cake otaku.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Or coffee flavored milk.
  • My Greatest Failure:
    • Allowing Tokine to be injured because of his own mistakes.
    • Later, the death of Gen.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Yoshi has only had eyes for only one girl: Tokine.
  • Sitting on the Roof: He has a favorite spot to nap and everything.
  • Sweet Tooth: All those cakes....
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Coffee milk.
  • Triple Shifter: Between being a kekkaishi, student and son at home
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He has ridiculous amounts of power, but bad aim and form.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Once from Tokine for intentionally getting captured by Kokuboro, forcing his allies to endanger themselves to rescue him, and from Tokiko, minus a slap, for trying to save the school from an Ayakashi swarm with a technique he had NO IDEA how to use and probably would have ended up killing everyone.

Tokine Yukimura

Voiced by: Rie Saitou (Japanese), Laura Bailey (English)

  • Action Girl: Strikes down Ayakashi every night.
  • Barrier Warrior: Part of her Character Development is shifting from standard barriers to daggers that hold Ayakashi in place because this better reflects her natural skills.
  • Brainy Brunette: She's highly intelligent.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Observe the enemy, find any weaknesses, and then bring them down at the first opportunity.
  • Cry Cute: In the final episode when Anger Born of Worry kicks in.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her dad dies pre-series.
  • Scars Are Forever: Has one on her hand after protecting Yoshimori from a demon.
  • Skirt over Slacks
  • Tsundere: Mild version. Alternates between fanship fodder moments with Yoshimori, treating him as a coworker/classmate, treating him like a kid brother, treating him like an annoying kid brother, beating him up for annoying her, and beating him up while crying her eyes out for worrying him, then playing the trope as straight as possible by beating him up while trying to apologize to him.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She doesn't have Yoshimori's endless energy or sheer power but she has far greater accuracy and skill in manipulating Kekkai. The logical conclusion is that her signature style switches from giant Kekkai that she implodes around Ayakashi too small, to thin Kekkai that she uses to stab them and hold them in place.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Cockroaches: She's terrified of cockroaches. Probably not helped by the bug Ayakashi that scarred her hand as a child, but fear of cockroaches also runs in the family.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: The rest of the school thinks she is. The main characters and her best friend know better. However, she does perform tea ceremonies with her grandmother in traditional clothing.

Shigemori Sumimura

Voiced by: Youhei Tadano (Japanese), David Lodge (English)

Tokiko Yukimura

Voiced by: Mayumi Tanaka (Japanese), Barbara Goodson (English)

Toshimori Sumimura

Voiced by: Miyuki Kawasho (Japanese), Dorothy Elias Fahn (English)

  • Deadpan Snarker: His older brother's antics provide plenty of fuel for sarcasm.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Due to his older brother's frequent quarrels with their grandfather, living in the Sumimura house is somewhat hectic, but he and his father rarely take notice.
  • Satellite Character: He doesn't really stand out compared to his older brothers.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He takes after his dad.

Tokimori Hazama

Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi (Japanese), Travis Willingham (English)

     The Night Troops 

Masamori Sumimura

Voiced by: Atsushi Miyauchi (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

  • Aloof Big Brother
  • Anti-Hero
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: As the leader of the night troops, as well as the 6th seat on the heads of the Shadow Organization
  • Badass He has Yoshimori's level of power combined with Tokine's maturity and skill.
  • Legendary Carp: His partner, Kurohime, is a giant black koi that swims through the air.
  • The Leader: of the Night Troops. He's either Type Charismatic or Mastermind; his troops seem to like him but he often acts as a heroic mastermind to counter the more villainous elements in the Shadow Organization.
  • Good Is Not Nice
  • Manipulative Bastard: It's necessary to counter the villainous aspects of the Shadow Organization.
  • Supporting Leader: He leads troops against the director's army. He then kills both the director and his brother.
  • Token Good Teammate: For the Shadow Organization.

Gen Shishio

Voiced by: Eiji Miyashita (Japanese), Grant George (English)

Sen Kagemiya

Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese), Steve Staley (English)

  • Bishōnen: The girls at school love him.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady:
    • The bane of his existence. Also makes some of the male bonding scenes between him and Yoshimori even more confusing.
    • The tengu also temporally gave him breasts. He was not amused.
  • Femme Fatalons: Male example
  • Half-Human Hybrid
  • Handsome Lech
  • The Smart Guy: From time to time, Yoshimori decides that his best plan is to tell Sen what his goals are and then do whatever Sen says.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Can be alternatively spelled Zen.
  • Telepathy: Limited by several things. Kekkaishi and possibly some other ability users block it and even detect or interfere with it. It also provokes a red right hand in the form of his eyes flashing demonic when he uses it. This is worse than it sounds as he needs to be close for it to work. Lastly, Zen is afraid that he will be ostracized even by the other Yagyou if they find out he is able to read their minds, so he does his best to conceal his ability, even when he has information that he desperately would like to share.

Atora Hanashimi

Voiced by: Urara Takano (Japanese), Erin Fitzgerald (English)

    The Shadow Organization 

The Sousui/Oumi Nichinaga

How to best describe this sadistic Really 700 Years Old demon? For starters he lost his memory and is always trying to get it back, and at the same time wants some sweet revenge on that evil big brother of his. How does he want to go about this? KILL EVERYONE IN THE URAKAI. Together with his Numbered minions, he masterminds and manipulates events behind the scenes as The King, an aged man, and as his current container, a young boy.
  • Abel And Cain: You might think Yumeji/Tsukihisa is the Abel to his Cain at first. Turns out, in comparison, Tsukihisa is much, much worse than Nichinaga could ever be.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: When his real motivations and the circumstances were revealed, it was VERY difficult not to feel sorry for him.
  • Big Bad
  • Body Double: He has the old body for communicating with members, while his main body was a child
  • Dimension Lord: After Okuni's death, Nichinaga took possession of her seashell pendant, which she appeared to use as a focus for some of her techniques. He has been seen using the eye-shaped portals Okuni commonly used for viewing.
  • Enfant Terrible/ Evil Old Folks: He's both a scary brat and an old man at the same time, it's very complicated.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It might not look like it, but he adores his minions and especially Suigetsu. Oh, especially Suigetsu.
  • Evil vs. Evil: With his brother
  • Grand Theft Me: Both Nichinaga and his brother are able to forcibly take over the bodies of others, transferring their own minds into a new body. They have survived this way for centuries, taking over other ability users in order to gain a second power. However, repeated use of this ability causes the memory of the user to gradually deteriorate.
  • Heel Realization: When his big brother possesses his favorite minion and sets wheels of plots in motion to make him essentially lose everything again, he remembers, its reveal bombed what happened, Nichinaga repents with death.
  • Hellish Pupils: With two irises in fact, that make him seriously unnerving.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Mass Hypnosis: Uses this to steal the Ougi family's army.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His response to his brother's schemes is to kill everyone in the orgainzation
  • Redemption Equals Death: He decides to repent for all his wrong doings by taking his unbelievably evil brother to death with him.
  • Sugar and Ice: To Suigetsu. He loves her, a lot. He just really doesn't show it much until the end.
  • Taken for Granite: Though rarely seen doing so, Nichinaga could control earth while in the King's body, easily raising protective barriers out of the ground that are capable of regenerating rapidly if damage

The Council of Twelve'

Tropes Associated With The Council Of Twelve

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: You must have absolute mastery of supernatural powers in order to be a member, they also are the twelve heads above everyone in the organization, only the Sousui is above them
  • Bigger Bad: During the Kokubourou
  • Face Framed in Shadow: A lot of them before they were each revealed
  • Karma Houdini: Because the anime was cut short, members, especially Ichirou never got the comeuppance that occurs in the manga
  • The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Initially they were this as all of them were shrouded in darkness
  • We Have Reserves: They have a total lack of regard to the deaths of their men which infuriates Masamori


The 12th seat of the group
  • Brutal Honesty: Juho is very blunt
  • Finishing Move: Dragon Hole, uho draws a hole upon the ground and stands upon it creating a network of smaller holes extending from the main one. He can make fire any number of energy pillars from the holes. These energy pillars extend far up into the sky. The more spiritually powerful the land is the more powerful and limitless the dragon pulses he summons are
  • Taken for Granite: Juho uses earth-based magic which requires him to be in direct contact with the ground. To preform his spells he essentially align himself with the dragon pulses of the earth and manipulate that power

Konozuka Kihei

The 11th seat of the group
  • Informed Ability: He was a member of the top officials in the Shadow Organization, yet does nothing to show it before being killed off by Schihirou
  • Malevolent Masked Man: He wears a fox mask
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets the least characterization of the twelve and then gets killed off after his introduction

Tsumugi Kazuchika

The 10th seat of the group
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Tsumugi has a somewhat whimsical nature: he is generally in a good mood and enjoys making small jokes or laughing to himself, but he's one of the twelve for obvious reasons
  • Puppet Master: Inanimate objects touched by Tsumugi's hair spring to life and form enormous puppets that do his bidding


The 9th seat of the group
  • Ambiguously Evil: While she has traded her humanity for knowledge in the past, she also values order and the safety of normal humans
    • She is also very worried about how Karasumori might be very dangerous and requests that the heirs should train in order to better control it
Amplifier Artifact: She has a shell pendent that she uses to focus her abilities later used by the Sousui.
  • Awesome by Analysis: She has been shown to be a very observant person on several occasions
  • Badass Bookworm: With her vast intelligence and extensive archives, there were few subjects that she was unfamiliar with.
  • Black Cloak: Nothing except her eyes are shown
  • The Hedonist: Okuni lived to discover the truth behind any mystery that caught her attention.
  • Dimension Lord: Okuni is able to manipulate dimensions like Kekkaishi, but she uses it in a different way. She is capable of opening eye-shaped portals, which are used for remote viewing, as well as focusing tremendous amount of power on a target
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Off Screen Villainy: It was rumored that in order to be able to learn everything in the world, Okuni attempted several rituals to keep herself from aging and dying.
  • The Red Baron: The Puzzle Eater

Ichirou Ogi

He's actually more than a Fat Bastard he's also a lump of seven bastards rolled up into one
The 8th seat of the group


The former 7th seat of the group
  • Back from the Dead: Repeatedly. Is still alive, although without his powers.
  • Bishonen Line: Starts out as a middle-aged old man, changes to a distinctly more attractive twentyish year old (with cool boots), then finally to a cute kid.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Masamori when he sees his teacher becoming a self-absorbed ayakkashi
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He loves his torture. Especially when its on Masamori.
  • Death Is Cheap: His power allows this. His nickname isn't the immortal for no reason.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: How can a ball kill someone? Mudou knows every single way!
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Started out in the Urakai whose job was to stop Ayakashi from killing people. He then became an Ayakashi and started killing people.
  • The Red Baron: Mudou the Immortal.

Kagen Shiromi

The 6th seat of the group
  • Authority Equals Asskicking:
  • Living Weapon: Kurosame. Described as a curse-power ability, which manifests itself as a black threads which compose the blade, coming from the hilt of the sword. These black threads are incredibly strong and can cut through even the tough nigh-invulnerable exterior of the Kurokabuto Ayakashi. The threads can extend at will and entangle an opponent and slice through it with ease with precision through the use of bold strokes. He talks to the sword denoting that it maybe sentient

Kusariba Gaiji

The 5th seat of the group


The 4th seat of the group


The 3rd seat of the group

Nura Kidoin'

The 2nd seat of the group

'Yumeji Hisaomi/ Tsukihisa Oumi'

The chairman of the Council of Twelve and the Sousei's brother. In truth, he was an individual who manipulated his "brother" to adopt and then rewrite his memories to see him as such.
  • Abel And Cain: At first it seems he's the Abel to Sousei's Cain it's actually a reverse since Yumeji is far more worse than he could ever be.
  • Blondes are Evil: In his first body at least
  • Body Surf: Both Tsukihisa and the Sousui have survived for centuries by taking over the bodies of others. By inhabiting the bodies of powerful ability users, they effectively have access to two abilities at once. Tsukihisa's technique is more advanced than the Sousui's.
  • Deader than Dead: When he and the Sousei are dragged into Masamori's zekkai
  • Evil vs. Evil: With the Sousei
  • Grand Theft Me: On Zero, and he's been doing this to several bodies over the centuries
  • Green Thumb: He has an entire forest under his control, . He has control over the growth and movement of trees, bushes, plants and roots. He can accelerate the growth of branches and vines and manipulate them as though they were appendages to bind and ensnare opponents. He can even finely control moss creating replicas of his own shape. His control even extends to the poison plants can give off.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the real founder of the Shadow Organization
  • Manipulative Bastard: He's this to the Shadow Organization, even to his own brother, the Sousei

Other Members

Saigo Enjougi

  • Ax-Crazy
  • Bandage Babe
  • Christmas Cake: A particularly crazed example, Saigo thinks any woman younger than her should be killed.
  • Sinister Scythe: Actually a kusarigama with a grossly oversized kama note  and a spiked counterweight.

     The Kokubourou 


Voiced by: Sachiko Kojima (Japanese), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (English)


Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese), Roger Craig Smith (English)

  • Bad Ass
  • Bishōnen
  • Extreme Doormat
  • Evil Plan: He's The Dragon for Hime but it is his scheming that drives the attempted take over of Karasumori. His goal is using its power to cure Hime and restore her power to what it once was.
  • Eye Scream: Just look at his picture.
  • Lack of Empathy: He routinely treats Hime, the only being for whom he probably ever felt anything, so coldly, that you would be forgiven for thinking he has some sinister plan for her, and will discard her the instant she's not needed for it anymore (as he treats his minions). Actually, Byaku sincerely wishes to heal Hime, it's just that he so out of touch with others' emotions, that not only his reaction to his wife's bout of depression - after he disfigured her in an attempt to extend her life by magic - was calmly helping her to kill herself. He also fails to see why anyone might object to it.
  • Meaningful Name: "White," appropriate for his hair color. It also points back to his old identity; the "shiro" in "Shironuma" also means "white."
  • Really 700 Years Old: Though he looks like a man in his early thirties, He's actually nine years older then his friend, Matsudo who is a peer of Yoshimori's grandpa.
  • The Stoic
  • Transhuman Treachery
  • Two-Faced
  • Unholy Matrimony: Implied with the Princess.
  • White Hair, Black Heart


Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

  • Bad Ass: Creating your own dimension where you can live and having powerful minions on your side, qualifies you for this trope.
  • Bad Ass Decay: As the years passed, her power waned to the point that her organization tried to find ways to prolong the collapse of her dimension.
  • Big Bad: Of Kokubourou, though it turns out she's not completely evil as Sen states she doesn't have an evil presence.
  • Bigger Bad: While Kaguro does have a lot of influence over the arc, one forgets that she's the real mastermind of the conquering of Karasumori land.
  • Kitsune
  • Royal Brat/Spoiled Brat: Acts like a spoiled little princess, despite her age.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Implied with Byaku.


Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese), Troy Baker (English)


Voiced by: Maki Tamura (Japanese), Tricia Pierce (English)


Voiced By: Kenta Miyake (JP), Keith Silverstein (EN)


Voiced By: Sam Riegel (EN)


Voiced By: Richard Cansino (EN)


Shuji Sumimura

Shichiro Ougi


Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi (Japanese), Troy Baker (English)


Voiced by: Masanori Ishii (Japanese), Wally Wingert (English)


Voiced By: Masashi Ebara (JP), Paul St Peter (EN)

Lord Uro

Voiced by: Chafurin (Japanese), Michael Sorich (English)

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