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Mar 11, 2008 5:43 AM
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Finally, the demon parade episode! I've been waiting for this episode for a while now. And it didn't disappoint. Another appearance from the Vestal Sprite, and another familiar friend that Watanuki helped earlier in the series came to save him in the end from the hungry demons.

The White Mokona finally appears in the next episode. I can't wait.
Apr 29, 2008 3:37 PM
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Keith the Karasutengu lol. Also a pretty comical end with the nectar. Not to mention the interesting conversation between Yuuko and Doumeki. Great episode.
Jun 29, 2008 9:37 PM
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AWESOME EP, THATS WHY I LOVE xxxHolic!!

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Aug 9, 2008 3:15 PM
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Another episode full of pure win ^___^

I love the little oden fox... he's so cute >.<.... and the kitty lady xD.... she had awesome eyes =3



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Sep 22, 2008 6:29 AM
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I love the Oden Fox! He's so cute. So was the cat lady. Why did the Vestal Sprite drop Watanuki when she touched him? Or was that just a plot device so that Watanuki and Doumeki could be saved by Oden Fox?

Also, the animation seems to be getting cheaper, with the white line art instead of colored demons. They could have given the demons SOME color in the parade.

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Oct 10, 2008 9:52 AM
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Supernatural,comedy,mystery,fanatsy,psychological and now: dementia! (sort of) What's next? XD

I loved it though. The best chase I've seen in a while ^__^
Oct 30, 2008 3:48 AM
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Fantastic episode. So nice to see the little oden fox and Zashikiwarashi again ^_^
Dec 17, 2008 10:25 AM
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How pretty episode! So surreal! It seemed a dream! :)
Dec 23, 2008 6:38 PM
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Watanuki got drunk, otherwise some amazing spirit designs and pretty funny "rescue", the fox boy even helped out. I have liked that the first half characters have started playing parts again.
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Apr 7, 2009 6:02 AM
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B25Mitch said:
Why did the Vestal Sprite drop Watanuki when she touched him?


I think it is because she is supposed to be the purest it can get - and touching a male sort of ruins it.
Apr 21, 2009 5:25 PM

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Hmmmm...I don't think Yuuko sent Watanuki for the nectar, really. I think she conveniently places him in situations to be near the Vestal Sprite, kind of how she sets him up in situations with Doumeki.

Also, is Yuuko training Watanuki to be her replacement? I'm getting the feeling he's more an apprentice than an errand boy - and she mentions that the shop was thinking of its future...

I know Doumeki is supposed to be very pure, but I'm curious if that's why Yuuko doesn't want him in the shop...

All sorts of questions were opened up by this episode! This particular episode reminded me of Natsume a lot.
Jul 20, 2009 12:35 AM

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pretty nice. i love parades, specially crazy ones

watanuki was almost eaten by daemons whahahahaha
Oct 7, 2009 2:10 PM

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Good episode. Loved the demon parade and the beautiful tree! And the little Oden fox, of course.

B25Mitch said:
Also, the animation seems to be getting cheaper, with the white line art instead of colored demons.


I think it was supposed to remind of the edo-period art style and the picture of the parade they were referring to.
Apr 1, 2010 10:38 AM

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I loved that the cute oden fox was shown again... another funny episode, with watanuki and doumeki XD
Apr 5, 2010 3:46 PM

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This episode was funny, and I liked it that Vestal Sprite make an appearance again. =)
May 16, 2010 10:09 PM

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Ok, soooo... was someone drunk when they made this episode? There was a pink elephant in the Parade. Nice.

With Yuuko's conversation with Doumeki at the end, it makes me wonder what she's setting him up for. She's got something up her sleeve.

Gaia_Vedai said:
B25Mitch said:
Why did the Vestal Sprite drop Watanuki when she touched him?


I think it is because she is supposed to be the purest it can get - and touching a male sort of ruins it.


It seemed to me that when he grabbed her hand, it made her nervous and she lost concentration and dropped him.
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Jun 22, 2010 8:02 PM

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Great episode, as always :P

I like the old characters coming back, like the fox kid.
Jul 26, 2010 4:48 AM

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Watanaku getting drunk from that nectar made me laugh this episode was good as :)


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I agree it was awesome
"The weak get washed away by the tides of fate...The strong drink it up."-Godot
Sep 11, 2010 6:02 AM
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Liked the idea that demons have the same feelings for Watanaki in spirit-world as Watanuki for them in human-world.
Laughed a lot. This episode was the first time i was not irritated be these Karasu-Tengu.
First i thought demons were just kidding saying they would eat Watanuki, but then i realised it was serious and got really anxious about Doumeki and Watanuki. The chase was awesome, and of course the feasting with nectar (wonder, what it tastes like?). 5/5 and no doubts!
Oct 16, 2010 10:43 PM

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Sakura's staff...
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
Feb 18, 2011 6:46 PM

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Fai's staff!
Hikaru's sword!
Sakura's (Clow's) staff!

I love stuff like this ^///^
Mar 16, 2011 8:02 AM

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Such a great episode. :D Enjoyed every minute... and really liked seeing that cute little fox-kid again! And the Zashikiwarashi of course. I half-expected to see the Amerwarashi as well after that first Sprite appeared... Wonder if she was sitting back amongst the demons and just watching them all rampage to get at Watanuki or something, ahah.
May 28, 2011 9:09 PM

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I didn't like this episode as much as I liked the previous ones. Nonetheless, it was still very enjoyable. Looking forward to the next!
Aug 14, 2011 8:10 PM

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I never realized Bomaki was unable of going into Yuko's shop. Interesting discussion at the end. Let's see how this all plays out, shall we!

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Aug 31, 2012 2:45 PM
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Doumeki is one of my favourite anime characters.
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Oct 23, 2012 5:18 AM

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Nice episode that parade made me think back to the parade in the movie Paprika :p
Aug 16, 2013 7:16 PM
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this was a profound episode
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Kogitsune saves the day :D! Well more like Doumeki's unwanted arrow saved the day haha.
"May those who accept their fate be granted happiness."

"May those who defy their fate be granted glory."
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This was a surrealistic Episode. I really enjoyed it.

It was good to see Zashiki - Warashi again.
Feb 16, 2018 7:47 PM

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Achei toda a união das criaturas e cores simplesmente linda. Holic sabe ser surpreendentemente bonito.
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definitely my favorite episode so far
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That monster march was based asf, wish I could join in such a festivity.

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Apr 16, 2023 2:05 AM

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Keith san! Lol. The Oden fox kid is really cute. He saved Watanuki and Doumeki. 



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Really cool episode, especially the talk at the end.
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A dancing painting . A conversation upon the boys back. He is unaware that he is famous in the spirit realm. You can only participate if you hold it correctly. A parade of mysterious entities. A secret holiday, held within the spirit realm. Everyone has their ceremonial fruit. A monster procession. Gazoo monster precision. In a world of drawings. The monsters gather once a year. Can he tell the difference between the good aberrations and the bad. The last attendance of the gathering. Journey to the glowing tree. The hidden human is exposed. If he gets eaten, she will cry. Thus the surfers head out. They are faster than all of the monsters. They claim he has a face that could break glass. The flying ones approach the new surfing boys.
The Tree decides to welcome the child of humanity. The tree feels awesome. The tree fills their lantern with its nectar. Children with rare and unique spirits. OK. They’re back. She kicks him. He had no head for nectar. Only those with a need can cross the rift between worlds. The shop is preparing him for what lies ahead. There is no coincidence. There is only an inevitability. Fantastic episode. 5

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