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Jun 3, 2010 2:16 PM

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I like how the beginning is a downer and the ending is really uplifting.
 
Jun 9, 2010 7:45 AM

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But Himawari married was bullshit
I'm way too happy with this change from the manga.


It is not really a change from the manga...
The Manga currently plays 4 years after Yuuko is gone... the OVA on the hand plays 10 years after that...
 
Jun 10, 2010 11:45 AM

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It's really too bad that the entire xxxHolic series has been so chopped up, it's been difficult to follow the various jumps and crossovers. Tsubasa Chronicles as well was very sporatic...but now that i've seen all of it and read the Wiki, i have a better understanding of what's going on.

Yukou's existence was "suspended" and she had to live in that separate dimension (the shop) that was created by Reed Clow, and i guess having her "die" was the way to get Watanuki take her place which we all knew was going to happen the minute she started "grooming" him to take her place in the very first xxxHolic series. Still after seeing this episode i felt her "come back" was a bit awkward how they revealed it with Yuko talking through the girl...i thought they could have made this a lot more creative and interesting...i didn't feel Rou was up to par with other OVA's. At the end that Sakura tree they showed looks like the one in his dream in xxxholic Shunmaki. I'm guessing Yuko didn't actually reincarnate as that girl right? She was just using her to talk to Watanaki??

Also, if she reincarnates does that mean that Fei Wong Reed was ultimately defeated and all the struggles of Sakura and Syaoran in Tsubasa have been resolved?

P.S. we need an xxxholic pre-quel that is about Yuko.
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Jun 14, 2010 3:25 PM

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Wow! It has been ages since I watched xxxHolic! I don't know what happened in the manga, but I really liked this OVA! Much better than the previous stuff! 9/10

I kind of figured out that this girl would have something to do with Yuuko. I hope they'll make more stuff because I'm too lazy to read the manga. And if I actually decide to do so, I'd have to force myself to start from the very beginning.. /OCD
And Watanuki became pretty hot. Probably because of the better art style, but still.. :$

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Jun 16, 2010 5:08 PM

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It was a great OVA. I gave it an 8/10 because I wanted to see animated the moment of his decision. I guess that really isn't part of Rou but still...

Also, I went kya
 
Jun 17, 2010 6:02 PM

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Older Doumeki is super handsome, really serious Watanuki is kinda sad I do like when he's flailing around *smile* his new character kinda makes me sad.

What a surprise I didn't know that Himawari got married
 
Jun 18, 2010 12:08 AM
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Watanuki is sooo serious!!!kinda weird watching him like that since he's so always soo clumsy and always yell at Doumeki.Overall anime is ok but there some part which are confusing for me,like are yuku dead or alive and what really happened that make her dissapear.But enjoyed it anyway =))
 
Jun 18, 2010 12:17 AM

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I have fallen in love with this anime....XD
 
Jun 23, 2010 1:19 AM
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haven't seen this yet, but i'm guessing it follows the events after the end of tsubasa and watanuki becoming the new shop owner like in the manga.
btw has anyone else noticed how watanuki is looking more and more like clow reed?
 
Jun 23, 2010 1:37 AM
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I REALLY ENJOYED THE OVA.

+1 FOR WATANUKI MAN-BOOB AND OVERALL FAN SERVICE

-1 FOR NO WATANUKI ARM FLAILING OR HIS USUAL CRAZINESS

HMMMM. NEEDS MOAR DOUMEKI.


 
Jun 23, 2010 9:58 PM

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Well, sooner or later watanuki was going to take over the job on the store...

At least himawari is married and out of their way... we can hope that watanuki ends with zashiki warashi!
 
Jun 30, 2010 4:19 AM

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This was probably the best anime episode of xxxHolic I've seen. Simply excellent.

I kind of wished that they wouldn't even hint at Yuuko returning, I was liking the idea of Watanuki being in charge.
 
Jul 4, 2010 4:56 PM

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emashu said:
Well, that savage girl is possesed by this spirit called Zuwhatever
and this Zuwhatever spirit talks to the camera and asks Watanuki to assist her in taking over completely, and she states "The compensation will be repaid through this girl's mouth"
So when Watanuki helps the girl, she takes the camera and pays the "compensation" she stated earlier
Now I'm unsure about this but
Either she used Yuuko's voice
Or she had Yuuko herself say it through that girl
Or Yuuko returned.


Now it makes sense!
I got tearied when Yuuko's voice said, "I'm home, watanuki" "welcome back....yuuko."..... ;( =]


It feels like Doumeki and Watanuki are married =P
 
Jul 5, 2010 7:23 PM
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awesome ova, just great but i had a lot of doubts xD
At least i undersootd more than the other 2 ovas of shunmuki

9/10

Will they make a new episode of rou?
 
Jul 7, 2010 8:38 AM

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It feels like Doumeki and Watanuki are married =P


Sure does! xd The age and even height difference between them felt kind of weird, but psychically they are both adults. I think that they're much closer now.
 
Jul 8, 2010 4:33 AM

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xxxHolic always generates a great atmosphere and this OVA was no different. I love how it switches from comedy with Mokona and Watanuki to the creep supernatural. 4.5/5
 
Jul 9, 2010 8:32 AM

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It feels like Doumeki and Watanuki are married =P


Couldn't agree more^^ Watanuki gave me a nosebleed when Doumeki opened the door and saw him laying there XD Why do you hate clamp about Himawari? I'm happy for her^^ They had to get rid of her somehow for them to be like a married couple XD But if they find Doumeki a girlfriend or something, I will hate them forever >:(

By the way, Watanuki's seriousness is cool but he's sad. You can feel it all over when you watch this ova. If Yuuko says she's back, I hope he can leave the shop and carry on with his life ^^
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Jul 10, 2010 9:53 AM
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I thought this was amazing as is all xxxholic anime.
I did get slightly confused at moments, especially what the wish that watanuki granted was. However, i think it was because the subs on the one i watched weren't great and a lot of the sentences didn't make sense. Guess that just means i'll have tor re-watch when proper subs come out XD

Still i hope Yuuko is back, i think she has to the best Clamp character ever ...
 
Jul 10, 2010 2:26 PM

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emashu said:
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emashu said:

Either she used Yuuko's voice
Or she had Yuuko herself say it through that girl
Or Yuuko returned.


So basically nobody knows.

Super. Thanks for nothing, CLAMP.

XD
Just believe whichever choice is most comfortable for you or most reasonable.
Mine would be that Yuuko's actually back, because otherwise she wouldn't say "I'm back", instead she would say "Hi Watanuki" or something of that manner :o


Agreed, and the fact that Yuuko might show up on Watanukis birthday makes a lot more sense. As for Himawari she mentioned that she would forever be indebted to Watanuki and that could possibly mean that he has removed her curse, making her able to marry somebody without any disastrous results.
 
Jul 11, 2010 9:01 AM
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PR0DIGY09 said:
emashu said:
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emashu said:

Either she used Yuuko's voice
Or she had Yuuko herself say it through that girl
Or Yuuko returned.


So basically nobody knows.

Super. Thanks for nothing, CLAMP.

XD
Just believe whichever choice is most comfortable for you or most reasonable.
Mine would be that Yuuko's actually back, because otherwise she wouldn't say "I'm back", instead she would say "Hi Watanuki" or something of that manner :o


Agreed, and the fact that Yuuko might show up on Watanukis birthday makes a lot more sense. As for Himawari she mentioned that she would forever be indebted to Watanuki and that could possibly mean that he has removed her curse, making her able to marry somebody without any disastrous results.


I didnt undertand the part when doumeki got an egg, wtf? is it another pet like the bird that watanuki gave himawari??
 
Jul 18, 2010 1:00 PM

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muskee said:
I didnt undertand the part when doumeki got an egg, wtf? is it another pet like the bird that watanuki gave himawari??


In the previous episodes, Yuko gave Doumeki an egg, stating that when the time was right, he ought to use it for Watanuki's sake. We are still unaware of the contents inside of the egg. However, since Yuko demonstrated its utmost importance, Doumeki hangs on to it for safe keeping until necessary. I suggest watching the previous OVAs/seasons in order to understand the egg's purpose.

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I like how the beginning is a downer and the ending is really uplifting.


I second this.

Did anyone else get slight, very subtle chills after hearing Yuko's voice in the final few minutes of the OVA? I hope this truly is not "the end".
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Jul 19, 2010 8:24 PM
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SilentMuse said:
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I didnt undertand the part when doumeki got an egg, wtf? is it another pet like the bird that watanuki gave himawari??


In the previous episodes, Yuko gave Doumeki an egg, stating that when the time was right, he ought to use it for Watanuki's sake. We are still unaware of the contents inside of the egg. However, since Yuko demonstrated its utmost importance, Doumeki hangs on to it for safe keeping until necessary. I suggest watching the previous OVAs/seasons in order to understand the egg's purpose.

Fureon said:
I like how the beginning is a downer and the ending is really uplifting.


I second this.

Did anyone else get slight, very subtle chills after hearing Yuko's voice in the final few minutes of the OVA? I hope this truly is not "the end".


I did watch the previous ovas and season but didnt see the egg?
thanks for the response

ther better make another episode >_>
 
Jul 21, 2010 7:17 PM

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Weird episode, I'm going to have to watch Tsubasa and read the manga to both Holic and Tsubasa to understand this ._.

It was an interesting episode...just a confusing one.
 
Aug 4, 2010 4:06 AM

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this ova took a while to get thru to my head...but in the end , it was awesome...
yuuko's demise was emotional , i didnt want her to go away like that
wat the hell is watanuki doing with 2 girls in his bed.. .ahahah
the daughter girl was creepy , especially wen she attacks the professor . the professor's reaction is EPIC LOL....
himawari got married...WTF...
looks like mugetsu has found himself a date (hahahahhah)
YUUKO IS BACK.........YIPPEEEEEEE
 
Aug 11, 2010 1:27 AM

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Like the ending but it makes me crave for more. I want to know what happen after. Hoping for a new season probably.
 
Aug 30, 2010 6:31 PM

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so... next episode comes out next year... i just hope it doesnt mean the manga will end along with that OVA >w>



 
Sep 25, 2010 12:50 PM
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Ouff... Very sad OVA, i'm so sorry for Watanuki. He really has been only waiting for any piece of news from Yuko for these 10 years. He has changed so much. Though you can see some old habits still living in him it's definetely ahother person, all his past is captured in memories, he wants to return to the past times, but he knows that things got way different from they had used to be and there's no way back. He had the only hope. I wish Watanuki will come to laugh one day. Waiting for part2.
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Oct 1, 2010 2:43 PM

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I saw in some previous post that the next episode will be coming out next year??? That's waay too looong! T_T
They have fused some essential parts of the manga into one episode, but I think it's still comprehensible. but I don't remember that there's was such an arc in the original manga?
 
Oct 6, 2010 4:59 AM
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I saw in some previous post that the next episode will be coming out next year??? That's waay too looong! T_T
They have fused some essential parts of the manga into one episode, but I think it's still comprehensible. but I don't remember that there's was such an arc in the original manga?

Does manga give any answers to those changes, that happened in previous 10 years, i wonder.
 
Oct 14, 2010 6:24 PM

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Does manga give any answers to those changes, that happened in previous 10 years, i wonder.


in the manga its four years that went by.
 
Oct 15, 2010 12:26 PM

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Oh maaaaaan! Now that I've seen it I feel like watching all previous seasons again T.T It reminded me how much I like xxxHolic and Watanuki and the pipe-fox :]

Well...I liked the ep, but I'm not hiding that I was a little disappointed...because of the poor story...I didn't like the constant presence of Doumeki, and that everything was played in the shop. And the reappearence of Yuuko so soon...
That means the second ep will revolve around her. I do like her, but it would be much more interesting and better if she appeared in the end of the second episode ;p

Buuuuuut...

I did love what happened to Watanuki. It really suits him and is making him even more cool and sexy and adorable ^^ :3_
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Himawari being married=biggest wtf moment
 
Nov 12, 2010 12:16 AM

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That was one of the saddest things I've watched, I think.

Watanuki ;___;
 
Nov 20, 2010 4:20 PM

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So sad, but so awesome *__*

This was beautifully done! I wish I had some better subs, but I got most of what they were saying. Poor Watanuki ;__;
 
Dec 10, 2010 6:06 PM

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It's kind of sad, but I think I enjoyed this more than any of the manga for the past year or two. It had a nice, semi-creepy atmosphere and the plot actually went somewhere for once. Can't wait till the next one!
 
Dec 13, 2010 11:11 AM

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I totally loved this OVA, Watanuki was so cool ^^ And wow there was even a "fanservice" shot of him :P

I didn't got everything but still it was realy good, I hope Watanuki will stay in charge of the shop :) I liked it that he was more nature now but he was still a bit childish like with the tea ^^

Can't wait for the next ova :D
 
Dec 19, 2010 1:51 AM

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chibidee said:
Does manga give any answers to those changes, that happened in previous 10 years, i wonder.


in the manga its four years that went by.


currently it already does.


Manga is already past the timeline point in which this OVA happened and Yuuko is NOT back yet.

Thus one can rightfully assume that it was just a voice that spirit did as payment, which makes the ending go from uplifting to bittersweet.
 
Feb 8, 2011 4:53 AM
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Ive gor mixed feelings for it. Im a huge xxxHOLiC manga fan and I've read the whole manga (except the last chapter of course) but I never liked any of the animated versions of HOLiC that much...Rou was alright, nothing special but not bad. Im looking forward to the Ada yume OAD that comes out in march! Hopefully it's a little bit more entertaining :)
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Mar 26, 2011 9:06 PM

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Did anybody else freak out in joy when they heard Yuuko's voice? I did :)

Overall, this episode was good.
 
Apr 1, 2011 4:51 AM

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weew. i agree. the first scene was really sad. but that's what is supposed to happen.. ;( anyway, the new watanuki. (hot,sexy.cool type) is great!! :))
its good that him and doumeki are still the same, love their friendship. aha. mokona is still the same and maru and moro are so sweet.. :) kohane~chan became a really beautiful chracter here..didn't expect himawari to be married.. i wonder, who her husband is.. maybe he's like doumeki, unaffected to her curse.. good ending for her..
the request this time is good, same as before.
the ending was GREAT! it made my cry. really.
the scene where yuuko said, "Im home, Watanuki." and watanuki played that over and over again and in the last scene., he replaied, "Welcome Back, yuuko~san" ... waaaaaaaaaaaaa! and the ending song made it worse. LOL.
Really XXXHOLIC never fail to amaze me.. :)



 
Apr 30, 2011 7:35 AM

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Err I don't read the manga but... what happened to Watanuki x Himawari T^T, ughh poor Watanuki I wonder what happened between them and one more thing didn't Himawari have the badluck thingy?? O_O Oh well although its pretty good, this episode raised a lot of question right from the start :(
 
May 7, 2011 9:52 PM

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This really interested me. To be honest, I was really sad that Yuko died. Watanuki didn't seem as lively, but boy was he a pimp in bed XD
He had Maru and Moro sleep with him :D
(I think he slept with them earlier in the series, but he got a kiss on the cheek from each of them in ep 1 and 2.)
EPIC.
Loved the OVA, it kept me interested until the end. The animation improved ever since Shunmuki, too.
I like how Watanuki changed, but he is still stubborn, keeping his childish side concealed a little, but you can just tell it's in there. I must say I'll miss the old moronic clutz. But I like Watankuki's character either way. The last farewell to the series I give out; Keep on pimpin' Watanuki.
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May 21, 2011 10:56 AM

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Awww Yuko!
It was great for me to see Doumeki and Kohane again.
And omg with Watanuki! I got a totaly different feeling for him :D
I want more explanation and everything of course.
Loved the end. <3
I wanna see Himawari!!
 
May 24, 2011 10:34 AM

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lol himiwari married sounds like 100% bs
 
Jul 16, 2011 3:06 PM
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I was disturbed when watanuki woke up with maru and moro O.o

i didn´t understand very well what happened on this ova but i guess that it wasn´t my fault xD
 
Dec 12, 2011 1:53 PM
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Watanuki must have cured Himawari somehow. Her name changed. Kohane is marrying Doumeki. He is waiting for Yuko. She said right that she is already beyond her time, she also hints a lot, like Himawari is not his lady luck and when speaking with Mokona she says something about his destiny and someone travelling to some place. I think it has something to do with some girl he has to reach in a dream and there is a princess. In reality that prince is Watanuki and hime sama is Yuko :)
 
Feb 21, 2012 11:41 AM

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I dident get all this but it looks like yuuko-san is back?

And Watanuki and maru and moro was so cute when they where in bed<3
 
May 1, 2012 11:21 AM
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So, to fully understand Shunmuki and this OVA, I have to:

- Watch 52 episodes of Tsubasa Chronicle, which has a bad score

- Read Tsubasa Chronicle manga

- Read xxxHOLiC manga

REALLY?
 
May 6, 2012 6:06 PM
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I wish there was a way that i could watch it.I even though about buying it,but can't seem to find it anywhere.can anyone help me?
 
Aug 24, 2012 2:03 PM

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Ten years later Watanuki became a pedophile lol
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
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