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xxxHOLiC

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: xxxHolic Rou, xxxHolic Cage
Japanese: xxxHOLiC
English: xxxHOLiC
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 213
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 24, 2003 to Feb 9, 2011
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.381 (scored by 3035530,355 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2012
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #154
Members: 74,109
Favorites: 4,748

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Synopsis

Living alone after his parents passed away, Kimihiro Watanuki is a high school student who can see otherworldly creatures that are attracted to him. His days are plagued by these nuisances, and he wishes to rid himself of this inconvenience. One fateful day, as Kimihiro is being chased by a horde of spirits, his feet bring him into a mysterious store to seek shelter. Here he meets Yuuko Ichihara, the mistress of this supposed store, who claims to be able to grant wishes. Yuuko offers to grant Kimihiro's, as long as he pays an appropriate price.

Thus begins Kimihiro's time working in her store to earn the payment necessary for his wish. In Yuuko's employ, he must become further involved with spirits and the supernatural before he can leave that world behind. How will he fare in the inexplicable encounters that await him?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

xxxHOLiC was previously serialized in Young Magazine, but moved to Bessatsu Shounen Magazine in June 2010.

The series was released in English by the now defunct Del Rey from April 27, 2004 to February 21, 2012. Kodansha Comics USA has republished the series in an omnibus edition from March 18, 2014 to September 8, 2015 the final two volumes were 2-in-1, while the previous were all 3-in-1. It was also published in Spanish by Norma Editorial from July 2004 to October 2011.

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Sep 6, 2011
-redux (All reviews)
There are very few mangas I give a complete 10 out of 10 for, but if anything, xxxHOLiC excels even at that- I would have given it a 100 out of 10 if possible. It's that delightful and amazing.

xxxHolic is a supernatural story about a young teenager named Watanuki Kimihiro who is troubled by his ability to see spirits and his bloodline's inheritance of drawing them close to him. One day, when running away from the usual spirits, he enters a mysterious looking building, only to find that the spirits have vanished, and that the building is inhabited by a "witch"- Yuuko Ichihara- who can read more
Dec 18, 2013
arielphf (All reviews)
I get very tired of CLAMP.

All of their offerings feel the same; insipid, juvenile and tedious. Perfect fare for a toddler, but rather boring for an adult and as I've gotten older, I find myself disliking their works more and more. xxxHolic has a little bit more of an interesting feel, but the male characters don't act like men and the enigmatic female makes me want to slap her.

Like other Clamp offerings, you never really learn what is going on in the story - you never really learn who the characters really are and why they are doing what they read more
Jun 10, 2012
Aria34 (All reviews)
xxxHOLiC was one of the first manga that I ever read and it's probably one of the longest running manga series that I've ever finished. However, despite my nostalgia for it, my enjoyment while reading it was very mixed. xxxHOLiC wavers from being moderately enjoyable, to absolutely awesome, and finally to downright boring.

xxxHOLiC can be split into 3-4 parts. First, xxxHOLiC reads like a supernatural mystery-of-the-week. These sections were fairly interesting and I know I loved certain specific chapters, but for supernatural mini-stories tangentially connected by the protagonist I'd rather read something like Nightmare Inspector which has a more serious tone than xxxHOLiC.

Then read more
Apr 23, 2016
BeniChan (All reviews)
When I think about writing reviews for the works i've read/watched, it's waaay easier to talk about the ones that "ok, this was really joyfull" "oh, such good art"... Because when we talk about the one that is THE ONE for us, you may look like a crazy fangirl trying to say more than 'omg sahjashdjkah". XD

Let's try this! And I'm gonna start with: READ THIS, because not even in 1000 years, you gonna forget or regret.

About the story:

As any other one of the popular CLAMP 'classic' series, the plot has a lot of deep thoughts, meanings, things you carry for your personal life. Since read more

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