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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)


Score: 8.371 (scored by 3209432,094 users)
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Ranked: #2332
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Popularity: #179
Members: 82,603
Favorites: 5,045


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Volumes: /19
Chapters: /213
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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?

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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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May 12, 2021
Okay. I really liked the first chapters, that kind of introduced us to the characters and had a bit of the "monster of the week" format, though I see many disagree.

Starting with the best part of the manga, the art is phenomenal. I am a big fan of Clamp's art personally, though I have heard that it is rather controversial, so if you aren't into their style, you might disagree with me here.

Characters are quite the strong point of this manga, in particular, the main character, Watanuki. I won't spoil anything, but his growth throughout the series is truly fun to watch. Other characters ...
Nov 8, 2022
Mixed Feelings
To start with, I'll state that I watched the anime of xxxHolic first, and will be judging the manga on its own terms, rather than as a comparison/contrast between the two. To start with, xxxHolic seemed to have an unfortunate issue where chapters would frequently repeat themselves and be listed out of order (which thankfully stopped near the halfway mark/ending of the series.) That aside, how does the plot of xxxHolic hold up? I'd like to preface this by saying that I am not Japanese and despite my interest in Japan, there is much in Japanese culture that doesn't translate very well to western media. ...
Dec 18, 2013
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 ...

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