xxxHOLiC Shunmuki

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: xxxHOLiC OVA
Japanese: xxxHOLiC 春夢記
French: xxxHOLiC Shunmuki: Chronique de Songes de Printemps
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 17, 2009 to Jun 23, 2009
Producers: Kodansha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.031 (scored by 3449934,499 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5922
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2591
Members: 71,352
Favorites: 105

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Synopsis

For the appropriate price, your dearest wish can be granted at the shop of the peculiar Yuuko. Kimihiro Watanuki wishes to be rid of his ability to see spirits, and so as payment, he works for Yuuko doing whatever she needs him to do, from cleaning to errands to even helping out Yuuko's other clients. In xxxHOLiC Shunmuki, Watanuki and his friend and rival Shizuka Doumeki enjoy a meal with their friend Kohane Tsuyuri and her grandmother, reminiscing about how they have changed since meeting each other.

Later on, Watanuki has a dream in which he is visited by Doumeki's grandfather Haruka, who needs him to find some things in the family temple storeroom. Accompanied by Doumeki, he finds that this task is more akin to a treasure hunt, with each item leading them to another, and another, guiding them to an unexpected yet inevitable ending.

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Background

Bundled with the limited editions of the 14th and 15th volumes of the xxxHOLiC manga.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Mizushima, Tsutomu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director


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"sofa" by Suga Shikao
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Ending Theme

"Cherish" by AZU




Reviews

Nov 14, 2010
The xxxHolic Series is an excellent series about modern folklore, discussing a wide range of thought-provoking topics. The OVA does not disappoint either.

Story: Watanuki and Dōmeki enjoy meal and drinks with the fortune teller, where Kohane is staying. There, it's explained that everyone changes with every meeting they experience with others, and that all four there, and even Yūko, have changed from meeting Watanuki. Later on, Haruka and Watanuki meet in a dream, in which Haruka asks Watanuki to look for something in the temple's storeroom. However, as they look around, they might step into the realm ...
Dec 12, 2022
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xxxHolic: Shunmuki is to xxxHolic: what Tokyo Revelations and Spring Thunder were to Tsubasa Chronicles...tying in the crossover segments missing from the main series. While Spring Thunder did suffer somewhat due to being unable to adapt all of the source material, I'd say that Shunmuki did quite an admirable job in comparison. I'm not sure completely, but my best guess is that it's due to the episodic nature of the story allowing them to concretely realize which details are necessary and add them in. Add in xxxHolic's "slow burn" approach to telling a story with lovely animation, and you have quite a stand-out indeed. Both ...
Dec 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
There is a problem with Shunmuki, and it’s that it lacks both start and an end. I know, it’s sure to sound silly at first to complain that something that’s both a sequel and a prequel to other parts of an adaptation doesn’t have start and end, but here me out.

What I mean is that usually even separate seasons and OVAs/specials have their own smaller arcs, even when part of a larger storyline. The start is clearly intended as a start, and the end finishes at least some plot thread. Shinmuki however fells more like a clip compilation than an anime by itself.

The strength ...

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