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Yoshimori and Tokine vs. Tsuchigama
Tokine against Tsuchigama
Occurance
Episode Episode 2: Yoshimori and Tokine
Chapter Chapter 2
Other Information
Location Karasumori Academy
Participants Yoshimori Sumimura ; Tokine Yukimura against Tsuchigama
Results
  • Tsuchigama is defeated
  • Yoshimori is injured
  • Yoshimori and Tokine vs. Tsuchigama is the battle between Kekkaishi, Yoshimori Sumimura and Tokine Yukimura, and Ayakashi Tsuchigama.

    Prologue

    At night, Yoshimori and his grandfather fight over food when they sense an Ayakashi trespassing into Karasumori. Yoshimori rushes out and asks Madarao to come along, who in turn demands raw deer meat because its not midnight yet[1]. Upon arriving, they find Tokine and Hakubi who already searched for the Ayakashi. They throw a smokescreen and leave while Yoshimori is blinded. Yoshimori also hurries to find the prey.[2]

    Battle

    Tsuchigama attacking

    Tsuchigama attacks

    Madarao senses the Ayakashi and directs Yoshimori to its location. Yoshimori finds it, but just when he was ready to form a Kekkai around it, it fires a volley of earth bullets at his defensive Kekkai and escapes.[3] Tokine rushes past and encounters Tsuchigama next, which fires more earth bullets from above a tree.
    Tokine shields Yoshimori

    Tokine shields Yoshimori

    The Tsuchigama jumps and attaches its tail to the school building, firing yet another volley of earth bullets.[4] Tokine, who tries to think of a way to destroy the Ayakashi, has trouble bracing her Kekkai against the Ayakashi's growing attack power. Yoshimori arrives and draws Tsuchigama's fire away from Tokine, who in turn protects him with a Kekkai so he can destroy the Ayakashi. With Tsuchigama surrounded with a Kekkai, Yoshimori easily destroys it.[5]

    Aftermath

    Yukimura Shikigami

    Tokine sends a shikigami

    Tokine starts to lecture Yoshimori but is surprised when he cuts her short and asks if she was hurt. He disposes of the Ayakashi using her shakujo.[6] Tokine calls him an idiot and leaves. Yoshimori is left alone to clean up the mess and uses his Shikigami to restore everything. He examine his injuries and a shikigami applies medicine. Yoshimori asks Madarao not to tell anything about the bruises to Tokine. Shortly after, a Yukimura Shikigami bird drops a package on Yoshimori's head. It turns out to be medicine for healing Ayakashi damage, from Tokine. Madarao comments that his secret is out and asks about the raw deer meat Yoshimori promised him.[7]

    Powers and Abilities (Ayakashi)

    • Earth Absorption: Tsuchigama can absorb any solid surface with its tail, draw the material into its body, and release it as a volley of yellow balls from its mouth. Harder materials increases its attack power. Its absorption is limited, but it is able to store contents within its body and attack through the air and change to a different surface.
    • Long Distance Jumping:Having a frog-like body, Tsuchigama is able to jump very high.

    Trivia

    • When Yoshimori takes off his clothes to examine his injuries, there are a lot of bruise visible on his back other than the one he had while fighting with Tsuchigama, probably from his previous fights.[8]

    Anime and Manga difference

    • In the anime, after the fight is over, it was shown in a quick flashback that Tokine protected Yoshimori while keeping herself on the line. However, in the manga, nothing of this sort happened.
    • The manga showed much more bruises on Yoshimori's back than in the anime.
    • The anime showed that Yoshimori switched his straw sandals with sneakers during his fight. In the manga, however, Yoshimori wears sneakers even in Chaper 1.

    References

    1. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 17
    2. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 19-20
    3. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 22
    4. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 23-26
    5. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 31
    6. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 33
    7. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 36-37
    8. Kekkaishi Manga Chapter 2 Page 36

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