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Origin

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Sorata Arisugawa was taken from their parents when he was three-year-old. His mother cried to let her child, but it was his destiny to go at Kongobu Shrine. Chu, the hoshimi of Koya Mount, taught him Buddhism arts and seal’s art. But Chu raised him like his son too. Sorata was a joyful kid even if he knew his destiny. Indeed Chu predicted him that he would protect Kamui Shiro, but he would die for the woman he would love.

Introduction

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Years past, 1999 arrives; Chu sends a goho to Sorata in order to have a talk. Chu tells Sorata that the time has come to go to Tokyo. He must join Kamui. Sorata founds Kamui, but he is fighting Daisuke Saiki. After the fight, he tries to talk to a wounded Kamui, but Fuma Mono brings him at Togakushi Shrine. He can just wait the right moment to enter in contact with Kamui.

The events were not convenient for Sorata. But Sorata doesn’t lose his day when he saw a man (Yuto Kigai) on the top of a tree. After few jokes, Sorata creates a kekkai in order to fight Yuto. Yuto understands they are both concerned by the “Jour de la Promesse”.

The fight between Sorata and Yuto begins. They introduce themselves: Sorata Arisugawa, a high school student and Yuto Kugai, a city hall official. Sorata uses his electrical power whereas Yuto counters with a weapon (a kind of whip with a saï in each extremity). The fight is a succession of attacks, jokes and compliments until the arrival of Fuma. Sorata and Yuto are astonished because no one could enter a kekkai except those who are concerned by the “jour de la Promesse”. Fuma, upset, thinks that Sorata and Yuto are responsible of Kamui’s injuries. They decide to stop their fight and Sorata cancels his kekkai. There is no destruction. The Kekkai is perfect. Yuto left to go at the Yamanote line whereas Sorata tries to introduce himself to Fuma as a friend of Kamui. He also tries to explain everything about the end of the world.

Kamui wakes up under the sight of Fuma Mono who just felt an earthquake. At the same moment, Fuma and Sorata arrive. Kotori is confused and Sorata doesn’t help her. During the dinner, Sorata tells to talk to Kamui in privacy. Fuma and Kotori accept and let them alone. Sorata tells Kamui that he tried to contact him earlier, but he was attacked by Daisuke and Arashi before. Kamui loses his temper and asks Sorata if he is with them. Sorata explains he is a monk from Koya mount and was sent by the hoshimi of his Shrine. Indeed he called Sorata by the intermediary of a goho. The hoshimi said that Kamui would return to Tokyo.

Sorata tells Kamui that he knows Kamui lost a parent recently. Kamui, upset, attacks Sorata. But Sorata succeeds to calm down Kamui explaining that it was the hoshimi who told him about his mother. Kyogo, during this time, feels the introduction of an intruder inside his Shrine. A fight begins between the young intruder and Kyogo Mono. Even if Kyogo fights with the Sacred Sword, the ribbon of the intruder is superior. Kamui and Fuma receive the call of the sword and go to the Shrine. But it was too late, the intruder kills Kyogo.

Arashi Kishu

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A conversation begins between Sorata and Kamui. Sorata explains that the hoshimi told him that the sacred sword would be stolen by a Dragons of Earth and that the sacred sword would be appeared to Kamui with another shape. Kamui reveals he came back to Tokyo to take in his possession the sacred sword. Sorata tells him even if he understands Kamui’s distrusts; he must understand that he has the destiny of the Earth in his hands. A woman enters in their conversation. She is the high school nurse. She introduces herself as Tokiko Magami, the younger sister of Kamui’s mother. Kamui didn’t know he has an aunt. Tokiko responds that her sister left home before Kamui’s birth. She explains she and her sisters are Magamis. She reveals also that Toru explained her that Kamui is the son of a special person and he would be born for the Earth.

Kamui and Sorata feel the creation of a kekkai. They decide to go at the Togakushi Shrine and let Tokiko. She tells them to come back if they want to know more about Toru Shiro, Magamis and Kamui’s destiny. Kamui and Sorata arrive and see Arashi Kishu. She explains she is here for Kamui, she knows about Sorata and she tells them that another seal was there. A tension is felt between Kamui and Arashi. Sorata tries to calm them down. Also, Sorata that Arashi will be his chosen one. He invites them to go at Tokiko’s house. When they arrive, they found the house in fire. Kamui confused, assimilates this event as his mother death and tries to save her. Sorata stops him whereas Arashi explains there is nobody inside. They decide to leave the place under the sight of a woman lightly dressed.

Kamui, Sorata and Arashi are in a restaurant due to the invitation of the Koya’s monk. Kamui, upset to lose time decides to leave them. Sorata succeeds to stop him when he says he knows something about the Magamis, Kamui’s family. Kamui seats again and listens to Sorata. The monk from Koya’s mount explains that each Magami’s member is a kagenie, a substitution doll. A Kagenie is a great magician who takes on him the misfortune of another person. Sorata finds logical that Kamui’s mother was a Kagenie. Kamui tells them that his mother died in a fire. Arashi explains that the person associated to Toru is on fire. By this information, Sorata guesses that Arashi came from a Shrine. As the Sumeragi chief is a man. He guesses that Arashi came from the Ise Shrine. Then suddenly Sorata looks with attention Arashi’s face and tells her again she is his chosen one. Finally, Sorata becomes serious, pays the addition and asks Arashi to lead them to Diet Building where the Yumemi princess lives.

Attack

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When Kamui sees that the Yumemi princess is Hinoto, the one who showed him Kotori’s death, he becomes completely mad and tries to attack her. Sorata stops him whereas Hinoto apologizes herself and begs him to listen to her. She thanks Sorata to have protected Kamui. Moreover she tells that she is happy to meet one of the seven seals. Sorata responds that he is also glad to meet her because the hoshimi really appreciates her. She explains that due to their common destiny: to see the future. Sorata does a joke on Hinoto’s age and then he pushes Kamui to talk to Hinoto.

After this talk, an inugami does its appearance. Everyone wait the arrival of the seal who owns the inugami. Whereas Kamui observes the inugami, Sorata teases Daisuke. But he isn’t in the mood to joke; he continues to think that Kamui isn’t the real Kamui. Sorata contradict him saying he knows Kamui is the real Kamui because Sorata is one of the seven seals. It is at this moment that the inugami’s owner arrives. She’s a fourteen-year-old teenage who introduces herself as Yuzuriha Nekoi from Mitsumine Shrine. She apologizes to send Inuki, his inugami; but she didn’t find the way to get down. She asks everyone to introduce themselves. They do it, except Kamui. It is Sorata who introduces Kamui. Yuzuriha teases Kamui. Kamui decides to leave. He says he isn’t concerned by the “jour de la Promesse”. Daisuke upset provokes Kamui. They begin a fight when everyone falls in an illusion created by one of the Seven Angels. Arashi uses her saber, Sorata his electric powers and Yuzuriha transforms Inuki into a sword. Kamui, upset by this loss of time, uses his telekinetic powers to destroy this illusion. This mirage breaks into cherry tree petals. Hinoto concludes that the illusion was created by the sakurazukamori. An earthquake is felt. Sorata protects by instinct Arashi. Kamui, exasperated, leave the Diet Building distressing Hinoto. Sorata reassures her telling her that Kamui has still something to protect. Sorata, Arashi and Yuzuriha discuss about the other seals.

Contacts

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Sorata and Arashi decide to follow Kamui in order to protect him. Kamui goes to his previous house and finds Kotori Mono. Just above them, Sorata and Arashi are observing them. Arashi thanks Sorata to have protected her during the earthquake. Sorata explains it was normal because she is his chosen one. Arashi interrogates him about this. Sorata explains when he was a kid the hoshimi told him his future. Sorata would be the protector of Kamui; but it is for the woman he would love that he would give his life. And Sorata decided to chose Arashi when he saw her. Arashi changes of conversation and talks about the other seals. Considering that Arashi is the hidden miko of Ise, Sorata is the most powerful monk from Kongobu Shrine and Yuzuriha came from Mitsumine Shrine, Sorata thinks that Subaru Sumeragi must be one of the seven seals. It is at this moment that the woman lightly dressed enters in the conversation. She explains she just left her work to bring a message to Kamui from Tokiko. She reveals she burnt Tokiko’s house at her demand. She introduces herself as Karen Kasumi, one of the seven seals. She tells them to say to Kamui to protect the sacred sword. She must return to her work. Sorata asks her which Shrine she comes from. Karen, amused, tells him that she comes from the Flower, lets Sorata a visit card and leaves them into a flame show. The card reveals that the Flower is a soaplands of Shinjuku.

Kotori and Kamui fall in an illusion created by the Sakurazukamori, Seichiro Sakurazuka. Sorata and Arashi could not enter in it. They must wait. Arashi and Sorata have understood they need the help of Subaru Sumeragi in order to fight the Sakurazukamori. Arashi and Sorata call the Sumeragi family chief to obtain the information about the place where Subaru is. They learn that Subaru is already in Tokyo.

Meet

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Days past, a new kekkai is destroyed at Nakano. Sorata, Arashi decide to find the dragon of Earth responsible of the destruction of the Sun plaza. Arashi and Sorata make their way to Nakano Sun plaza. Subaru overtakes them. Arashi and Sorata don’t know him; but they suppose he is a dragon. They decide to follow him. Subaru arrives at a Nakano Sun plaza completely destroyed. He finds Seichiro who is happy to see him. Arashi and Sorata are not so far from them. A discussion begins until Subaru decides to create a kekkai in order to realize his wish. A fight begins. Arashi and Sorata understand the fighters are onmyoji; so the dragon of Earth is Seichiro Sakurazukamori and the Dragons of Earth is Subaru Sumeragi. The fight is intense and none of the fighters can take an advantage over his opponent. Seichiro uses a spell to disappear. Arashi and Sorata try to find him because no one could escape from a kekkai. But Subaru doesn’t want to fight anymore and cancels his kekkai. He confirms he is Subaru Sumeragi to Sorata and Arashi.

Seal

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The progression of the destiny continues. Tokiko sacrificed herself in order to give birth to the second sacred sword. After killing his sister, Fuma wants to kill Kamui. Fuma tries to retire the sacred sword. But Kakyo Kuzuki takes possession of Kotori’s corpse and stops him. Arashi, Sorata, Yuzuriha, Inuki, Subaru, Seiichiro and Daisuke arrive and see this awful scene. Fuma dismembers his sister and runs away without the sacred sword. Kamui doesn’t support the situation.

Kotori was buried inside Clamp School. Kamui remembers his old memories in front of Kotori’s grave. Sorata arrives, hugs Kamui and tries to comfort him. The other seals do their appearance, even Karen Kasumi. Karen introduces herself to Kamui. She delivers him Tokiko’s message: to bring the sacred sword at the heart of Clamp School. It is at this moment that Nokoru Imonoyama, Akira Iyuin and Suo Takamura do their appearance. They will show them the emplacement to protect the sacred sword. They go and Kamui seals the sacred sword.

Worries

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Three month had past since the seal of the sacred sword, but Kamui still has nightmare about the events happened after his return. Kamui lives with Sorata, Arashi and Yuzuriha. They go to Clamp School. Arashi and Sorata are worried about Kamui, but they are also wondering about the non activity of the seven angels.

Kamui explains to Sorata that he is invited by a classmate. Sorata is happy Kamui sees persons who are not concerned by the “jour de la Promesse”. Sunshine 60 is attacked. Subaru and Kamui intervene. Kamui cannot do anything whereas Subaru is wounded. Kamui is tired to be useless. He cannot protect correctly Subaru. Sorata, worried about Kamui, goes to his room to see him. He comforts him and succeeds to make him win back his trust in himself.

Shinjuku is attacked. Sorata and Arashi do their appearance. Sorata tries to create a kekkai. But it is too late; Shinjuku’s buildings are destroying by Satsuki Yatoji. Moreover Yuzuriha disappeared.

Incapacity

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At the Clamp School, Arashi and Sorata discuss about the next target of the dragons of Earth. Sorata changes the conversation and does a declaration of love to Arashi. He doesn’t know her feelings; but he knows she appreciates him. Only the appearance of Nokoru, Akira and Suo permit Arashi to dodge to answer. Nokoru reveals they have probabilities about the future target.

Even if they are worried about Yuzuriha, Sorata jokes with Kamui and Arashi. Yuzuriha comes back and explains them everything. Yuzuriha, Kamui, Arashi and Sorata go to the Diet Building to see Hinoto. Yuzuriha tries to introduce the new Inuki; but the inugami barks at her. Yuzuriha, Sorata and Arashi don’t understand whereas Kamui thinks it confirms there is something wrong with Hinoto. Hinoto reveals the next target: Yasukuni Shrine. Arrived there, Sorata creates a kekkai despairing Kamui who cannot create one.

Arashi, Yuzuriha, Sorata and Kamui are worried to not see any angels when they feel the creation of a kekkai. Kamui decides to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Sorata advises him to go with someone. So Arashi and Kamui go to rescue Subaru whereas Yuzuriha and Sorata stay at the Yasukuni Shrine. A new kekkai is destroyed.

Even if it isn’t a moment to joke, Sorata continues to tease Arashi. Nokoru put the conversation in a serious way. He explains that it is impossible to know the next target; because if they go to a kekkai, Fuma will learn by the intermediary of his Yumemi and will attack another one. Sorata to separate in three groups of two: Arashi / Yuzuriha, Sorata / Kamui, Karen / Seiichiro. Kakyo learns that through his dream and tells Fuma that the dragons of Heaven will go at Inokashira and Ginza.

Protection

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Kamui and Sorata go at Ginza whereas Yuzuriha and Arashi go at Inokashira. Kamui and Sorata feel that the girls are attacked. They are ready to go to help the girls when a huge phoenix appears. The phoenix transforms into Hinoto. She tells them to stay in order to protect Ginza. She reveals that Ginza will be attacked soon. Then she disappears and shows this spell is a Shiki. Kamui recognizes this Shiki. It is the same as those to create men in black. Kamui requires Sorata to create a kekkai. He is ready to create a kekkai when Kamui stops him. He wants a Buddhist kekkai and not a seal’s kekkai in order to talk in privacy. Sorata does it. Kamui explains he was attacks by Hinoto’s Shiki when he arrived at Tokyo. But he feels this is a different Hinoto, more violent and evil. Sorata launches a spell which transforms the Shiki into a goho. So they could find the truth.

Beast launches a huge attack in order to achieve Arashi. But a gohodoji appears and receives the attack instead. Kamui arrives with a badly wounded Sorata. Arashi understands that the Gohodoji belongs to Sorata. Arashi doesn’t support this scene. Sorata is happy to see Arashi healthy. Kamui requires Arashi to cancel her kekkai in order to help Sorata. She does it.

Conclusion

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Sorata is hospitalized at Clamp School. Arashi stays at Sorata’s bedside. Sorata jokes again. Arashi doesn’t appreciate that. He was very lucky to survive. Sorata answers that he accepts his broken ribs, his crushed organs and the loss of his right hand because she is his chosen one. Arashi cries he doesn’t considerate her feelings. Sorata apologizes of that and he understands he is just a seal for her. Arashi tells him he’s wrong. She has feelings for him. Sorata is glad to hear that, hugs her and kisses her.

Desperately Seeking Arashi

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Arashi wakes up in Sorata’s bed, happy but worried also. Yuzuriha and Kamui go to see Sorata. Sorata gets out of his bedroom completely worried. He didn’t find Arashi anywhere. In fact, Arashi left the dragons of Heaven because she lost her powers. Indeed, a miko must be virgin to keep her powers. She decides to leave in order to protect Sorata.

Learning the truth about the dark Hinoto and Arashi, he goes to see her. He requires Hinoto to bring back Arashi. He knows she came there and Hinoto used a spell which transports Arashi into a parallel dimension. The dark Hinoto requires Hien and Sohi to protect her from Sorata. Sorata yells to let him pass. They don’t accept. Sorata is ready to beat them off.

Powers and Abilities

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High Jump

Sorata’s magical abilities and his trainings with the monks have given him the ability to jump to a height that is impossible to reach by any normal human person.


Electric Attack

Sorata primary way of battle is through his control of electricity, which he employs in deadly accurate attacks. He has proved to be very dangerous in his attacks, being able to take on Yuto Kigai, one of the most powerful Dragons of Earth, without much effort.


Kekkai

Due to the fact That Sorata is a seal, he is able to summon a barrier that transports anyone involved in the Jour de la Promesse into a separate dimension, called a Kekkai. This keeps two combatants from injuring any innocent pedestrians. Sorata’s Kekkai takes on the form of a cube.


Buddhist kekkai

Like every monk, Sorata can create a Buddhist kekkai which permits to talk in privacy.


Goho

Due to his training as a monk, Sorata is able to summon a Goho, the equivalent to a Shiki. These Gohos can be used to send messages and to spy, but a more specialized version of a goho (a Gohodoji) is capable of protecting those which Sorata specifies.


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