Anime Programming in the US
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The Kekkaishi anime series will premiere on Adult Swim, the late-night television programming block of Cartoon Network in the United States, on Sunday at 12:30 a.m. EDT. (The first episode, "Scars," will repeat at 4:30 a.m.) The Sunrise anime studio adapted Yellow Tanabe 's Kekkaishi supernatural action manga into 52 episodes from 2006 to 2008.
The story follows Yoshimori Sumimura, a 14-year-old junior high school boy who is the 22nd Kekkaishi — barrier master — of the Sumimura clan. As Kekkaishi, Sumimura and his rival Tokine Yukimura guard the land against supernatural creatures.
The original manga has been running in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since 2003, and Viz is publishing the 21st of the 29 current manga volumes this month. Viz has also been streaming the English-subtitled version of the anime on the Hulu website since January, although some episodes are expiring in one day.
Image © 2006, 2010 Yellow Tanabe, Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Sunrise