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xxxHOLiC: AnotherHOLiC

xxxHOLiC: AnotherHOLiC

Alternative Titles

English: xxxHOLiC: AnotherHOLiC
Synonyms: xxxHolic Another Holic: Landolt-Ring Aerosol, xxxHoLic: Another Holic Randoruto-kan Aerosol
Japanese: ×××HOLiC アナザーホリック ランドルト環エアロゾル

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 1, 2006
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art), Nisio, Isin (Story)
Serialization: None

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Synopsis

Nothing could have thrilled Kimihiro more than stumbling upon the bizarre wish-granting shop of the beautiful but unnerving Yûko Ichihara, who solemnly promises to make the spirits plaguing Kimihiro go away just as soon as her fee–rendered in daily afternoon chores at her shop–is paid in full.

Of course, the thrill wears off as soon as Kimihiro realizes that his payment plan bears a disturbing resemblance to indentured servitude . . . eternal indentured servitude. Still he soldiers on, ready for whatever number of adventures lie ahead. But in Kimihiro’s case, three may not be the charm!

His first assignment–to procure a pair of fake eyeglasses–is exceptionally pointless, even by Yûko’s standards. Or at least it seems that way, until Kimihiro watches a woman throw herself into traffic. He soon discovers that the doors of bespectacled perception can swing both ways.

Next, when a classmate seeks help solving a mystery involving text messages from the dead, Kimihiro is glad to play Sherlock. But he must turn to Yûko to determine whether the root of the riddle is otherworldly shenanigans, deceit, or murder.

Finally, however ready, willing, and able Kimihiro thinks he is to face the most unusual of circumstances, he still finds himself completely bewildered by the stranger who chases away his darkest spirits, condemns Yûko as a craven charlatan, and offers Kimihiro a way out of his preternatural predicament–and a fortune besides.

(Source: Del Rey)

Background

xxxHOLiC: AnotherHOLiC was published in English by Del Rey on October 28, 2008.

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Nov 4, 2017
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NisiOisiN's attempt at tackling xxxHOLiC's characters and themes is an interesting one. In many ways, it seems a precursor to his Monogatari Series, though perhaps this just speaks of how fitting an author he was to be offered his own chance at realising this unique universe. However, while this novel definitely has the palindromic author's unique touch, it is definitively cut from the same cloth as the manga serialisation. The general construction, plotting and interactions in this novel are more NisiOisiN than CLAMP, but it makes for a more interesting setup, with Yuuko and Watanuki slightly re-written as more compelling leads. For this reason, it read more

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