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Japanese: ×××HOLiC(ホリック)
English: xxxHOLiC
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2006 to Sep 29, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.981 (scored by 119355119,355 users)
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Ranked: #6282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #731
Members: 313,641
Favorites: 4,462

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Kimihiro Watanuki 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


Kawaguchi, Tooru
Kananiwa, Kozue
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Opening Theme

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"19sai" by Shikao Suga

Ending Theme

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


Jun 5, 2023
If you like old anime and japanese mythology, this is for you! It surprised me in many ways, not only because of the very peculiar style, but also because of the kind of story that is told. It's very funny and entertaining, the relationships between the characters are well built and the plot is very good. The fact that it is intertwined with another anime does not affect the understanding. I just love it so much!!
The episodes can be watched separately and each one has a moral at the end, but the plot is very well developed. Watanuki annoys me at times, but that ...
Jul 19, 2023
Mixed Feelings
“xxxHOLiC” is what happens when You have a pretty nice premise but only surface level execution.

One day a high school student named Kimihiro Watanuki is assaulted by an apparition. Trying to get away he stumbles upon a strange house whose fence seems to save him from the attack. Inside he finds a mysterious store with an even more mysterious proprietress. She’s willing to get rid of the spirit that attached itself to the boy… for a price. Watanuki agrees and soon enough is freed from this burden. In exchange he becomes a part time worker in the mysterious shop that deals in wishes. His life, ...
Aug 26, 2020
Quick Thoughts:

This show did not need to be 24 episodes. A premise is established early on regarding the main character's (Watanuki) ability to see spirits as well as his destiny in relation to his boss Yuko, but the show hardly delved deeper into it. Instead, xxxHolic follows an episodic format whose formula grew stale just several episodes in.


Yuko runs a shop that "grants" wishes, and these wishes are usually linked to something spiritual. Each episode generally involves Watanuki using his ability to see spirits to help Yuko fulfill those requests. There are some variations; such as more slice-of-life centered Watanuki's friend group, or episodes with ...

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