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xxxHOLiC

xxxHOLiC

Alternative Titles

English: xxxHOLiC
Synonyms: xxxHolic Rou, xxxHolic Cage, xxxHolic•Rou
Japanese: xxxHOLiC

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 213
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 24, 2003 to Feb 9, 2011
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.431 (scored by 22861 users)
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Ranked: #1912
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Popularity: #77
Members: 45,974
Favorites: 4,098
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Synopsis

Revolves around a boy named Watanuki and how he stumbled upon a shop owned by a woman named Yuuko. Yuuko's power is to grant wishes, but she can only do so with proper payment. Since Watanuki has seen spirits ever since he was born, Yuuko offers to take away his sight of the spirits in exchange for him working at the shop. He agrees and works at the shop until his debt is repaid.

(Source: xxxHOLIC Wikia)

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
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.

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Jun 28, 2012
angelsreview (All reviews)
The story line for the most part is the same as the anime, with little things here and there that change which is rather normal for going from print to anime. A couple things though seem to of been changed. The first one is that Watanuki doesn’t feel like he is a total spas from what I have read. He seems a little more put together then the anime series. Yuko on the other hand seems to speak even more and says things that could probably go without saying like for instance, saying that Watanuki’s face looked mad when you could tell right from the 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

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