Ranked #391


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ×××ホリック


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2006 to Sep 29, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.121 (scored by 58,938 users)
Ranked: #3912
Popularity: #262
Members: 126,917
Favorites: 2,543
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Watanuki Kimihiro can see spirits and other assorted supernatural creatures, which is quite a bothersome ability he strongly dislikes. On the way home one day, while plagued by some spirits, he is inexplicably compelled to enter a strange house. There, he encounters Yuuko, a mysterious woman who claims to be able to rid him of the ability to see and attract the troublesome creatures—for a price. She demands that he work at her "store" that grants wishes to people, and thus begins Watanuki's adventures through weird and wonderful events.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ichihara, Yuuko
Ichihara, Yuuko
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Watanuki, Kimihiro
Watanuki, Kimihiro
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Doumeki, Shizuka
Doumeki, Shizuka
Nakai, Kazuya
Nakai, Kazuya
Kunogi, Himawari
Kunogi, Himawari
Itou, Shizuka
Itou, Shizuka


Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"19sai" by Shikao Suga

Ending Theme

#1: "Reason" by Fonogenico (eps 1-13,24)
#2: "Kagerou" by BUCK-TICK (eps 14-23)

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Apr 7, 2015
xxxHolic is an adventure which guides us through supernatural occurrences far and wide, through the troublesome, spirit-seeing eyes of Watanuki Kimihiro and the cryptic, omniscient presence of Yuuko Ichihara. Strap in - it's going to be quite a ... flat ride. Maybe you don't need to strap in, after all.

Our protagonist, Watanuki Kimihiro, enters the vicinity of Yuuko's enigmatic shop in an attempt to escape the grasp of a rather bothersome spirit. This results in the two signing a pact of sorts - Yuuko's promise to remove him of his uncanny ability to observe the supernatural plane was exchanged for Watanuki's service at her read more
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Jun 24, 2009
On the technical side of things, I have many bones to pick with the art and animation here. Actually there are too many bones to pick out on these spaghetti people, who I feel like I could easily snap across my thumb if I ever pat them on the back, even the supernaturally voluptuous Yuuko. Seriously, that woman should have SPINAL PROBLEMS with a rack of that magnitude on that beanpole, and throughout the entire series’ run, I never got used to the tiny-headed, long-bodied creatures they call people in this show, or the way they move either. Really fluid animation could have compensated for read more
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Sep 13, 2010
What can I say, I honestly know that the only thing I felt from watching this (though it was only four episodes) was that I was completely disappointed. And that has never really happen before other than with most dubs.

First off we have a the story. A plot about a boy meeting a strange young lady who forces him to work for her, and together they discover the world isn't as what it appears to be. No matter how much I read and re-read the discription here, anime-planet, and many other fan sites, it still turned out with the same feeling when I was watching read more
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Sep 1, 2014
“Mokona is a Mokona.” - Mokona

There are many things we don’t understand about the world. But as much as we are stupefied by the unknown, we often take everyday human behavior for granted. And with a show centered on the supernatural, we’d think that the supernatural are the enigma, when in reality, humanity and society are the real mystery.

Enter xxxHOLiC, a show that explores the irrationality of human behavior in a supernatural context. I admit, this show wasn’t too high on my priority list. Though after my cousin watched and expressed his love for it, I decided to give it a shot and boy, was read more
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Same basic idea - a guy that can see the supernatural. Natsume Yuujinchou is little more touching and lighter, while xxxHolic is a bit funnier. 
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Both series involve mysterious encounters with supernatural creatures and events. And neither of them have high amounts of action. 
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We have Holic and Bakemonogatari who are both mystery and supernatural genre.
Starting from this, both series can be considered somewhat similar. Here's why:
- both deal with strong supernatural elements who leads people (clients) in asking for help to someone who understand those phenomenons.
- both have a "supernatural expert" (Yuuko for Holic and Oshino Meme for Bakemonogatari) who are very good in what they do, usually always show a calm demeanor but as well are quite enigmatic to read and full of mystery.
- both series have quite particular main characters, who are definitely not "the average type of character" you often find  read more 
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Both of them grant requests, just that one deals with wishes and one deals with revenge. Also, both require compensation. Ai looks like a mini version of Yuuko with the long flowing black hair, they have assistants as well 
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Both anime deals with supernatural and have the same dark mood to it. However, xxxHolic doesn't deals with solving mystery cases but it mainly deals with granting wishes and basically "becareful of what you wished for". 
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There are very similar to each other, although xxxHolic has a much darker perspective than Sayonara Zetsubuo Sensei, and Sayonara Zetsubuo Sensei has a much funnier comedic perspective? 
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