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xxxHOLiC

xxxHOLiC

Alternative Titles

Japanese: XXX ホリック

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2006 to Sep 29, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 50151 users)
Ranked: #3372
Popularity: #190
Members: 103,481
Favorites: 2,234
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

clamp comedy fantasy mystery supernatural

Synopsis

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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Related Anime

Adaptation: xxxHOLiC, xxxHOLiC: AnotherHOLiC
Character: Tsubasa Chronicle
Side story: xxxHOLiC: Manatsu no Yoru no Yume
Sequel: xxxHOLiC Kei

Characters & Voice Actors

Doumeki, Shizuka
Doumeki, Shizuka
Main
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese
Nakai, Kazuya
Tatum, J. Michael
English
Tatum, J. Michael
...
Ichihara, Yuuko
Ichihara, Yuuko
Main
Oohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Oohara, Sayaka
Clinkenbeard, Colleen
English
Clinkenbeard, Colleen
...
Kunogi, Himawari
Kunogi, Himawari
Main
Itou, Shizuka
Japanese
Itou, Shizuka
Leigh, Cherami
English
Leigh, Cherami
...
Watanuki, Kimihiro
Watanuki, Kimihiro
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd
...

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director, Storyboard
Baba, Makoto
Episode Director



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Jul 19, 2008
marauder9082
Prepare to be taken on a tour de force through the world of the supernatural. Or maybe just a regular tour. I wouldn't know. Having only recently experienced the genre of "supernatural" anime, xxxHOLiC (hereby referred to as simply "Holic") was a breath of fresh air from my usual action/fantasy fare.

The story behind Holic is intriguing and interesting, revolving around spirits, ghosts, and the very strange. Geared towards an older and more sophisticated audience, there's little action, but loads of thought-provoking and amazingly insightful dialogue. Holic is the kind of anime that gets your mind pumping about topics such as fate, destiny, and one's purpose read more
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Jul 7, 2007
jet2r0cks
Funny, creepy, dark, interesting and clever. Those would be the words that could describe this anime.

It’s funny – thanks to Watanuki’s wild antics as well as Mokona’s drunkenness. Creepy – mostly because it scared the heck out of me sometimes (especially episode 10, 12 and 24). Dark, because it presents the world in a way that people rarely see. It’s interesting – you get hooked into it and you actually become an xxxHOLIC-holic. Finally, it’s clever because it doesn’t take the viewers for fools.

The characters are just great. Doumeki and Watanuki are yin and yang. They always seem to have this love-hate comedy routine wherein read more
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Recommendations

Same basic idea - a guy that can see the supernatural. Natsume Yuujinchou is little more touching and lighter, while xxxHolic is a bit funnier.
Both series involve mysterious encounters with supernatural creatures and events. And neither of them have high amounts of action.

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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