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xxxHOLiC


Alternative Titles

English: xxxHOLiC
Synonyms: XXXHOLiC
Japanese: ×××ホリック

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 65,487 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #323
Members: 146,140
Favorites: 2,872
8.11
Ranked #406Popularity #323Members 146,140
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

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 Kimihiro's adventures through weird and wonderful events.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

xxxHOLiC was licensed by Funimation in North America.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"19sai" by Shikao Suga

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

jet2r0cks
Jul 7, 2007
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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doge_senpai
Jul 19, 2008
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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adrianojones
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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JesuOtaku
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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this show is quite nice
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