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Kekkaishi (½Y½çŽŸ?, lit. "Barrier Master") is an ongoing supernatural manga series by Yellow Tanabe.
It is serialized in Japan by Shogakukan in the manga magazine Sh¨nen Sunday, and licensed for an
English release in North America by Viz Media. It was adapted as a fifty-two episode anime series by Sunrise,
which was broadcast between October 2006 and February 2008. The series is about Yoshimori Sumimura
and Tokine Yukimura, heirs to rival clans of kekkai (barrier magic) users, who must defend their school
from the spirits drawn to the sacred land upon which it is built. Kekkaishi received the 2007
Shogakukan Manga Award for sh¨nen manga.