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[Inset top left vertical] Kekkaishi
[Inset top left horizontal] The Commander leaves Arashizaki Temple...
 TOTSU TOTSU*
* tap tap
 That's enough
 You can release the Shinkai, Yoshimori
[Sidebar] Ougi Shichiro, who's had all his men snatched away from him by the Commander----
[Title] Chapter 309: War
 To be defeated by a spell, of all things... / I never thought that the Commander's aim would be / to abduct all your men...
 I apologize for not being of any use...!! / It's fine... / Your disciples were taken as well, after all
 However, / we managed to avoid the worst possible outcome, young master!
 As long as you... / and this land are safe, the Ougi clan can make do
 Milord, / did you find that satisfactory? / Yeah, it was really interesting! / Well then, tonight's entertainment ends here
 You alright, Yoshimori?
 He's looking a little pale / Anything wrong with your body?
 I'm fine
 Take a seat for now, Yoshimori-kun / You can release the Blank State as well / Yeah...
 Mayuka-sama, the land has been protected / I'll take care of the rest, so please rest
 FUU* / That may be the case, but the land has suffered a storm. Hurry and return it to normal
 What is this...? / My body feels weak...
 Ah, / sorry, Shichirou
 I didn't ask you for anything / I should've picked up on it
 Spatial-control type ability users like you are necessary for shinyuuchi hunting / That was plenty to go on
 Number Three... / ...that boy named Hiura Souji was sent to your house... / as preparation for an attack on Karasumori, and also...
 In order to kidnap a Kekkaishi... / from among the Sumimura or Yukimura families
 Most likely the weakest among you, your younger brother
 But I think because I injured him... / Number Three was recovered alone, without accomplishing that
 So... what's going to happen now? / He's got himself an army now / The Commander's plan is clear
 Since rumors of the plan leaked, the Urakai has had us under constant surveillance / I'm sure they're aware of what happened tonight, as well
 HYUOOOO* / Most likely...
 there'll soon be an all-out war between the Commander and the Urakai members gathered at Urakai Central HQ
 Wha... / So in the end, it'll become a battlefield!!?
 HYOOOOO* / Wha!?
 That's pops...
 Master, you're alright!
 Rokurou, you protected Father...?
 I got a little tip from the eldest Sumimura brother
 back when Okuni's base was attacked, not one of that crowd of underlings noticed the intruder... / they don't even remember the building being set on fire / It's possible they were put under mass hypnosis...
 Kuku... / Seems for some reason he felt indebted to me / He's been a little troublesome, but he's been far more useful / nice, huh (handwritten)
 You... / Why didn't you tell me?
 You don't need any help from me, do you?
 You're wrong!!
 You're wrong, big brother...!
 The reason I didn't ask for any help from any of my older brothers is because I didn't want us to suffer any more damage than this... / It's not that I didn't need you...
 Tsk... / That's why he's so...
 Shichirou / Father...
 Quite unseemly
 Shijima / Ah, yes
 Not everyone has been accounted for... / but it appears that the men we deployed in the town are alright
 Thanks to the young master's decision to bolster the men deployed in town... / We've somehow managed to retain about 1/3 of our men / Is that so...
 Then quickly... / excommunicate all those individuals who were taken by the Sousui, by the end of the night
 We can't have men who are associated with us being used for strange purposes / Understood... / Father! / Shichirou, you direct the repair of this mountain
 Are you... / abandoning our men?
 They're not our men anymore
 With a third of our men left, we can recover / GOO* / Don't think too much about it
 If you can't accept that, clean it up yourself / I'm not lending you any of my men
 But Shijima's ok, right? / After all, you gave him to me for my 7th birthday
 Rokurou, we're returning to the mansion / OOO* / You've got work to do, as well
 GOOTSU* / Yes sir...
 OO* / It would be easier if he were just an asshole...
 Yoshimori-kun, can you stand? / We should be getting back
 Thank you
 You appear to have saved us / I am grateful to you as a representative of this clan
 Yeah... / Well, let's go
 Ah... / Um...
 ZUATSU* / POON*
* shoom / boing
 ZA* / Shijima! / We're repairing the mountain! Assemble the men
 Young master... / The master cut them off for your sake / I know!
 I've never felt so protected by so many as I have tonight / How irritating
 If pops is letting them go... / GOOTSU* / Then they're mine now
 I'm definitely going to steal them back from the Commander
 If I had made the Shinkai bigger earlier back there...
 But it was stable until the end / You did well
 But if I'd done that, those people wouldn't have been taken... / And maybe...
 that guy's... / brainwashing would've come undone...
 Ifs and maybes are meaningless / It's enough that the trial run went well
 Trial run?
 Didn't you say it was because Shichirou's place was in danger!? / GOOO* / That's true as well, of course
 But... / You have one mission
 Yeah... It's always been that way / But you don't seriously think that nothing but the sealing matters, do you!? / HAA* / I'm saying this for your sake / Just look at that drained body of yours
 I grew certain of it tonight
 From here on, there'll be no looking to the left or to the right / You can't afford it
 Got it?
[Inset] Tokimori's attitude has suddenly changed... Why!?
[Sidebar] Continues in Issue 29