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Apr 9, 2008 8:15 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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I like the premise of this series so far. Loved the OP. The ED ... meh. The animation wasn't as good as I thought it could or should be. I watched the xxxHolic movie first so that may have set me up to be disappointed with the artwork in the series. But that's my only complaint so far.
 
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Jun 29, 2008 3:04 PM

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This series looks pretty interesting

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Aug 4, 2008 12:38 PM

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That was an interesting beginning o_o.... it was kinda funny.. and kinda serious... the art's not really the kind I'm into... but it looks like it might be a good series =3



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Oct 8, 2008 12:48 AM

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That was pretty cool, I liked it. Serious and humours at the same time :D
 
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Dec 12, 2008 6:38 AM

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Already I heard many compliments on this series! And really seems promising!
 
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Apr 4, 2009 5:05 PM

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Starting watching the show just because I see some H manga of Yuuki around :P

Yea I've seen other CLAMP shows, and this is just as good.
But the plot is pretty simple..
 
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Apr 17, 2009 3:58 PM

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So far, I think I'm going to enjoy this anime. I just finished Natsume Youujin-chou, which has a somewhat similar theme.
I agree that the art is just "eh," but I can get passed that if the plot is good enough. Let's see if it holds up!
 
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Jun 14, 2009 1:03 PM

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kind of a well based concept. nothing new though, sort of reminds me of bleach.

the op and ed were great.

liked the insight TL notes info at the end of the episode. helped clear some minor questions.
 
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Oct 19, 2009 6:57 PM

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Great start man.... just as in the manga.... We get the oversensitive brat that wanna take off his shoulders all the bad things that happens to him... And then he meets with a pair of strange people... First of all a girl that wishes to hear and see ghosts and secondly but not the least, a weird woman... scantily clad in a light kimono, smoking a pipe with who knows what and a pair of strange young girls that completely unmatched the Master... the Woman... Woman named Yuuko Ichihara... a false name... a name we know,,, but it's not her real name....

Man the contrasts between Yuuko's comedic and gluttony and her dark and serious side are extremely big... Noticeable.... It's like the show has two sides... a slice of life side that is easy-going, and the other side.... The philosophical and serious side.... Th side of the show that makes you think... And man... that voice acting makes you put full atention to what they actually say... It's wonderfully made... The art is... okay... not the best but I'm used to CLAMP styles :P

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Jun 22, 2010 8:59 PM

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A good first episode, now to see what will happen next, and I reall hope this is good
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Jan 3, 2011 8:18 PM

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Now this looks like a classic story with something good to offer. I've gone and re-watched the first few episodes over and over again, just to drop it seemingly after. This time however, is different. As I am older now, and a little more wise, I will stick it all the way through and look forward to the turn of events and outcomes of this odd seeming mystery. Looking forward to the next!
 
Feb 27, 2011 5:45 PM

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Interesting first episode... I actually didn't mind the art that much, though it'll probably take me a while to get used to seeing characters with no shine in their eyes. (Makes them look dead, in my opinion!)

I like this black Mokona. XD Though I liked the white Mokona in Tsubasa Chronicle so no surprise there I suppose~. I didn't like the girl who wanted to see ghosts, though... Whatever being possessed by that weird demon or ghost thing means, I hope she got what she deserved. :\

The contrast between serious bits and more comedic instances was well done, I thought. This series does seem promising, so I'm sticking with it for now~.
 
May 21, 2011 10:05 PM

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So today I'm 19. Started this anime today because of the opening song "19Sai" by Suga Shikao which I heard long ago and loved it.
I really like this first episode especially the comedy and Watanuki. I just love that he is voiced by my favorite voice actor Fukuyama Jun.
I knew of Mokona but I didn't know she's from this anime. She's cute!
I won't rush with this since I want to enjoy it. For the first episode 8/10.
 
Jun 8, 2011 4:55 AM
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I like the art aside from the long legs.
 
Jul 24, 2011 5:44 PM

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The plot seems interesting but the art could be better. It looks pretty promising though.
 
Apr 15, 2012 12:00 AM
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I think anime this one , is a strange anime cause you know the character is so skinny . LOL .
let see what happen in next episode .
 
Jun 23, 2012 9:07 AM
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While the long limbs seem a bit odd at first, they certainly give the show a distinctive touch and add to the fairytale-like feeling in the wish-granting shop. Seeming whimsical at first there are more serious and with no doubt darker aspects that will get revealed later on.
 
Oct 21, 2012 7:12 AM

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Quite interesting start of this Anime, the character design is quite unique as well to have gone a bit overboard with the height, but in general it looks quite nice!

Lets see what this Anime can bring us! From this first episode I would rate this Anime a 7/10
 
Dec 24, 2012 2:46 AM

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lol I loved how Watanuki was just rolling around in the street in the beginning. xD Plus, I thought that other girl that claimed to have a problem was lying. I guess she got what she wanted at the end....

 
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Mar 14, 2013 10:06 PM

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Oh man...

"You take happiness for granted... because you can't see them." *spirit floating around Kimihiro*

His face expression was just so win! It was just screaming, "oh bich please".
 
Apr 3, 2014 1:40 AM

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Seems interesting, hoping I get used to how tall and skinny characters look.....
 
May 28, 2014 12:48 AM

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I like the premise of this series. Seems so interesting and mysterious. Loved it :)
 
Sep 28, 2014 3:05 AM

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"How nice it is to not be able to see them." says the girl who's just acting out lmao. Yeah have a nice life with that newly-attached spirit.
"May those who accept their fate be granted happiness."

"May those who defy their fate be granted glory."
 
Jan 4, 2015 10:50 AM

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Yuuko is awesome
 
Apr 10, 2015 4:21 AM

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The pink one looks perma 420-high.

lol, it's not difficult to spot the face of an attention-whore

fate and bonds? seems like Persona 4 again.
 
Aug 23, 2015 2:31 PM

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This episode gave a pretty mysterious vibe. It promises that the show will be good.

I loved both the opening and the ending songs!
 
Nov 14, 2015 10:39 AM

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Well the first episode wasn't bad at all. It was kinda interesting.

The art was good as well. The characters are really tall or at least their legs are long.
 
Apr 7, 2016 2:43 AM

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I don't usually gripe about art, but man, that was so BAD. Those proportions.

Anyway, the humor isn't really doing much for me, but the serious side is fine. I don't know what to think about it yet, I'm more inclined to have a slightly negative opinion of it at the moment because I've recently watched Natsume Yuujinchou which is based around a pretty similar concept and it's just so much better.
 
Jun 14, 2016 1:24 PM

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I was interested to watch it..after watching tsubasa chronicle but it does not seem as much interesting
 
Jan 26, 2017 11:37 AM
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Criptic anime, but I did enjoy Yuuko, she is an interesting women.

I found the design of the characters funny, like to how long and slender are the MC's legs!
 
Jun 5, 2017 8:08 AM
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In my opinion it was too rushed.. but overall xxxHolic looks nice.
 
Mar 27, 2018 9:47 AM

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Well, the 1st episode is quite ridiculous(not that it is a bad thing) and reminds me of Foster's home for imaginary friends. It is quite funny and dark. Definitely gonna watch the next episode.

I see a lot of Tsubasa references here.



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May 2, 2018 7:26 AM

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I had set aside the vision of this series souls aeons ago, but now I come back as they say "the poetic vein". The beginning is interesting, the atmosphere at first funny and then sad, I liked it. The vision of this episode was pleasant overall. You give the information that is not given in the movie and the characters are known. Graphically it is well done and there is not that little captivating CG that I did not like in the movie. The opening and the ending are catchy, the graphic style of this anime series, now I appreciate it much more than many years ago, who knows why.
 
Feb 19, 2019 1:54 AM

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Love her look! Want more seducing from her :)
 
Nov 4, 2019 6:57 PM

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It is inevitable... fells like I heard this somewhere before..... the voice acting for Yuuko and Watanuki are great btw
 
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