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xxxHOLiC Kei

xxxHOLiC Kei

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: xxxHOLiC: Tsugi, xxxHOLiC TV 2, xxxHOLiC New Series, xxxHOLiC Second Season, xxxHOLiC 2nd Series
Japanese: ×××HOLiC・継

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2008 to Jun 27, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.371 (scored by 31850 users)
Ranked: #1782
Popularity: #570
Members: 58,932
Favorites: 340
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Popular Tags

clamp comedy mystery supernatural

Synopsis

Still working to get his wish complete, Watanuki finds himself into more mess than he can handle when certain facts about his everyday life gets revealed and when he needs to learn the lesson of Yuuko the hard way.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: xxxHOLiC
Prequel: xxxHOLiC
Sequel: xxxHOLiC Shunmuki

Characters & Voice Actors

Doumeki, Shizuka
Doumeki, Shizuka
Main
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya
Ichihara, Yuuko
Ichihara, Yuuko
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Kunogi, Himawari
Kunogi, Himawari
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Jeong, Mi Sook
Korean
Jeong, Mi Sook
Watanuki, Kimihiro
Watanuki, Kimihiro
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Creton, François
French
Creton, François
...

Staff

Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Ohkawa, Nanase
Script, Series Composition
Yokote, Michiko
Script, Series Composition



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Jul 21, 2008
marauder9082
Still creepy, still mysterious, still fascinating, and still cryptic, xxxHOLiC Kei is the follow up to the first Holic, bringing along with it a new raft of ideas.

The new season does many of the same things as the previous. There's more of the supernatural, more cultural insights, and more social commentary. Ghosts, spirits, and psychics all return en masse, escorted by Mahjong lessons and the depravity of internet media.

Kei almost did everything the first Holic did brilliantly. "Almost" because there was just one element I found lacking compared to the original. There was decidedly less of the extremely creepy vibes that resonated from the read more
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Jan 3, 2014
WanderAgain
XXXHOLIC KEI (XXXHOLIC Season 2)
Rating: C+ (7.6/10)
Episodes - 13
Worth Watching?: Watch season 1, then decide.
Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (of CLAMP) _ Aired in 2008

Welcome to WanderAgain's very biased review!

Story 2.2/2.5: Season 1 drew me in with it's entrancing portrayal of folklore and mysticism. This season did very little of that. Perhaps, it wasn't a mistake. Although the many magical layers of season one were one of xxxHolic's strongest points.Somehow, in some way, CLAMP managed to pull it away from that focal point and still do a great job. Kei was a more character-centric season, with minor magical elements mixed in. Much of it, interestingly, read more
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May 12, 2009
game8910
***I have decided to change the format of my reviews to provide more to-the-point ups and downs of the subject in review. I hope people like this new style since the old essay style reviews are tl;dr and just take too long to write. Anyways here is the first anime I'll review under this new format***

xxxHOLiC - Kei is the sequel to the first xxxHOLiC anime which is an adaptation of the CLAMP manga of the same name.

Story:
+ A great plot that leaves you wanting to know what happens next
+ Very deep symbolisms and philosophy are presented
+ A bigger focus on character development
+ An actual read more
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Aug 27, 2008
chinaboat
First let me say I truly enjoyed the first season and the art is just as striking but Kei is a total waste of characters with tremendous potential. - Try this out: the rain sprite, the Ame-warashi, standard mood is bad but she always sees the good in people; the vestal sprite, the Zashiki-warashi, is innocent and virginal she lives on pure, as in virginal, energy and is very susceptible to evil energy; the beautiful human spider, Jorougumo thrives on that evil energy; almost all the other secondary characters are just as vivid and unique - and CLAMP doesn't do a damn thing with them. read more
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Recommendations

Both have similar main characters with little supernatural adventures each episode. Both are fairly episodic though xxxHOLiC definitely links more episodes together.
If you watch episode 11 or 12 -- can't remember...--- of xxxHoLic Kei, you'll see that the Watanuki's favor for the Cat-spirit affects the people in the Tsubasa Chronicle Tokyo Revelations. I won't reveal any further for spoiler reasons....
Same idea of supranatural wishing shop and owner that isn't really what it appears to be

Opening Theme

"Nobody Knows" by Suga Shikao

Ending Theme

"Honey Honey" by SEAMO feat. AYUSE KOZUE

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