VIZ Media Licenses Kekkaishi Anime Series to Adult Swim

Life is a wild adventure for a teenager balancing girls, junior high school and nighttime demon slaying.

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Francisco, CA, March 31, 2010, 
– VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the
industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and
licensing companies, has licensed 52 episodes of the popular Shonen
Sunday KEKKAISHI anime series to
Adult Swim for domestic broadcast.
KEKKAISHI will begin airing on May 29th.


KEKKAISHI is based on the hit
manga series by Yellow Tanabe (also published in
North America by VIZ Media). A story of
forces powerful in the region known as Karasumori. For over 400 years,
it has
been the duty of a clan of “kekkaishi”—barrier
masters—to guard this land and exterminate the supernatural creatures
that are drawn to it night after night.


Yoshimori Sumimura is a junior
high school student at Karasumori
Academy, which is built upon the Karasumori grounds. By night, Yoshimori
follows the tradition passed down through generations and fulfills his
as the twenty-second “kekkaishi” of the Sumimura clan. But by day,
Yoshimori’s got other demons to contend with, like an obsession with
making and a seriously crotchety grandfather! Yoshimori’s pretty
childhood friend and rival, Tokine Yukimura, is also a “kekkaishi,”
but their families are caught up in a feud over who is the true
practitioner of
the art. Protecting ordinary people from the ever-present danger of the
Karasumori grounds, Yoshimori will continue to grow stronger as he
battles the
forces of evil again tonight!


spotlights compelling cool characters, in an intense yet fun-filled
action adventure saga. It possesses all of the hallmarks of great
anime!”  says William
Germain, Director, Programming & Music Sales, VIZ Media. We are very excited to
KEKKAISHI to the Adult Swim anime lineup for U.S. fans to enjoy.”


more information on KEKKAISHI please visit


About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (, launched in 2001,
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering original and
animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from
10 p.m.
to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon
Network, home
to the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth
and families,
and is seen in 97 million U.S. homes.  Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.,
a Time
Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment,
animation and
young adult media environments on television and other platforms for
around the world.


About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San
Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is
one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of
(graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of
content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of
manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and
Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and
distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North
the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia
of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated
product line
including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine,
novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes
entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages. Contact VIZ Media
at 295
Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415)
and website at
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Posted originally: 2010-03-31 18:30:20

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