Chapter 099: The Crows of Backyard Mountain
Chap 99
Kanji 裏山の鴉
Rōmaji Urasuyama no Kurasu
English The Crows of Backyard Mountain
Other Information
Volume Volume 11
Release Date February 17, 2006
Episode Episode 41:Days in Training
Cover Characters Yoshimori Sumimura

The Crows of Backyard Mountain (裏山の鴉, Urasuyama no Kurasu) is the 99th chapter of the Kekkaishi Manga written and illustrated by Yellow Tanabe.


Still confused over Tokiko Yukimura's lecture on learning to truly use his power, Yoshimori runs to a local temple to let out his frustration. A priest there offers to listen to his problems, but Yoshimori says it can't be fixed by talking. Yoshimori asks for permission to run in the woods behind the temple. He attempts to catch the crows in the woods with Kekkai, but they are too fast and begin to peck him for disturbing them. Yoshimori decides he will capture every crow no matter what, but fails and returns home beat up.

The next day, Yoshimori dedicates himself to training hard. Tokine overhears him and decides to do the same. Shuji Sumimura discovers Yoshimori's baking tools tucked away in a box, a sign that he has decided to focus on training.

Yoshimori is able to capture some of the crows, but still needs to work harder.

At Karasumori, Tokine tells Yoshimori not to overwork himself. Yoshimori points out that she has been doing the same thing. Tokine defends this by pointing out that they don't know when Kokuboro will return, and that she worries if she doesn't stay busy. Madarao senses multiple intruders, and soon they are surrounded by mysterious figures. Thanks to his training, Yoshimori quickly captures all the intruders with Kekkai, shocking Tokine with his improved speed and accuracy. Before Yoshimori can go any farther, his hand is trapped by a Kekkai. Masamori Sumimura appears overhead on one of Mukade's shadow bugs, noting that Yoshimori's reaction time has improved, but that he still acts without thinking. The intruders are all revealed to be members of the Night Troop, and Masamori says he has moved their headquarters to Karasumori for the time being.

Characters (in order of appearance)


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