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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: 8.101 (scored by 69,534 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #357
Members: 159,440
Favorites: 3,025
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Episodes: /24
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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 Watanuki'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
Baba, Makoto
Baba, Makoto
Episode Director


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

Jul 7, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
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
Jun 24, 2009
JesuOtaku (All reviews)
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
Jul 19, 2008
doge_senpai (All reviews)
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
Nov 9, 2011
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Surprisingly enough, xxxHolic is the first request I've had for a Clamp review. For those of you who aren't familiar with the group, they're an all female group who started out writing doujinshi before moving on to professional work in 1987. They've been fairly prolific, but their end products tend to range considerably in quality. Some being spectacular, others being terrible. xxxHolic leans toward the latter.

xxxHolic is an anime that doesn't have an underlying plot so much as a series of loosely connected episodes that are all based off of Japanese folk lore. A young man named Watanuki can see spirits. He finds a shop read more

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