History Manga / XXXholic

30th Nov '17 11:48:53 AM Nazo
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This is a Creator/{{CLAMP}} work and is the darker and more psychologically-driven companion to CLAMP's ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. There are also many crossovers with other CLAMP works within the story besides ''Tsubasa''. The anime has two seasons, ''[=×××HOLiC=]'' with 24 episodes (released in English by Creator/{{Funimation}}), and ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Kei'' with 13. Airing on a different channel than ''Tsubasa'', most references to it were removed from the anime. There has also been a feature-length movie (''A Midsummer Night's Dream'') and a 2-part [=OAD=] series, ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Shunmuki'' and two OAD released with the manga volumes, unrelated to the plot of the first one, called ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Rou''.

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This is a Creator/{{CLAMP}} work and is the darker and more psychologically-driven companion to CLAMP's ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. The two series tend to cross over quite a bit, with Yuuko appearing several times in ''Tsubasa'', and it's recomended to read both mangas in order to understand the whole story[[note]]For the curious, [[https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/51h4oo/cosplay_yuuko_ichihara_xxxholic/d7cjcne/ here's]] a recomended reading order based on each volume's release date. Yes, it sugests reading both series in tandem.[[/note]] There are also many crossovers with other CLAMP works within the story besides ''Tsubasa''. The anime has two seasons, ''[=×××HOLiC=]'' with 24 episodes (released in English by Creator/{{Funimation}}), and ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Kei'' with 13. Airing on a different channel than ''Tsubasa'', most references to it were removed from the anime. There has also been a feature-length movie (''A Midsummer Night's Dream'') and a 2-part [=OAD=] series, ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Shunmuki'' and two OAD released with the manga volumes, unrelated to the plot of the first one, called ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Rou''.
28th Oct '17 9:16:40 PM WalkerRiley
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* Geometric Magic: Like most magic-users in CLAMP-verse, Yuuko uses a magic circle unique to herself. Much later, when Watanuki is more proficient with magic, he uses a version of Clow's circle, in spite of being [[spoiler: a reality replacement for Syaoran, who uses a Taoism inspired magic circle.]]

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* Geometric Magic: GeometricMagic: Like most magic-users in CLAMP-verse, Yuuko uses a magic circle unique to herself. Much later, when Watanuki is more proficient with magic, he uses a version of Clow's circle, in spite of being [[spoiler: a reality replacement for Syaoran, who uses a Taoism inspired magic circle.]]
28th Oct '17 9:16:00 PM WalkerRiley
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* Geometric Magic: Like most magic-users in CLAMP-verse, Yuuko uses a magic circle unique to herself. Much later, when Watanuki is more proficient with magic, he uses a version of Clow's circle, in spite of being [[spoiler: a reality replacement for Syaoran, who uses a Taoism inspired magic circle.]]
25th Sep '17 1:24:44 PM Cieloazul
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* BadassNormal: Subverted. Doumeki can take witness things that would terrify the bravest of people, and yet remain calm and expressionless, but it's later revealed that he has spiritual powers, specifically to kill demons with just a bow.



* BroadStrokes: In the manga, Larg is awakened along with Soel in order to use them to communicate to Syaoran and his party. In the anime, Larg is awakened by Yuuko's request pretty much for the kicks, as the ''Tsubasa'' storyline is not present. The things goes similar with the feather inside Kohane and Fei Wang Reed being behind the winged spirits, which are not shown in the anime. However, later the OVA's introduce the storyline and unite both series, so the thing becomes a bit complicated to jive. Interestingly, the ''Tsubasa'' anime opts for not showing whether the Mokonas were awakened at once or not, so the continuity of both animated series could fit more or less seamlessly.

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* BroadStrokes: In the manga, Larg is awakened along with Soel in order to use them to communicate to Syaoran and his party. In the anime, Larg is awakened by Yuuko's request pretty much for the kicks, as the ''Tsubasa'' storyline is not present. present, Larg is instead awakened by Yuuko's request pretty much for the kicks. The things same happens goes similar with the Kohane having a Sakura feather inside Kohane in her body and Fei Wang Reed being behind the winged spirits, which plot points that are not shown in the anime. However, (However, later the OVA's introduce the storyline and unite both series, so the thing becomes a bit complicated to jive. jive.) Interestingly, the ''Tsubasa'' anime opts for not showing whether the Mokonas were awakened at once or not, so the continuity of both animated series adaptations could fit more or less seamlessly.



** Sakura's staff from ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura.'' (It's story ties into the MythArc).
** The leads from ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' also make an appearance when Watanuki is sent to the Green Drugstore to buy Yuuko a hangover cure. And the leads from ''Drug & Drop'' have wound up going to the wish shop in their own series, though now with [[spoiler:Watanuki as the shopkeeper]]. Watanuki himself indicates that the two respective stores had done business together before. It seems further suggested that ''Drug & Drop'' is taking place simultaneously with (but independently of) ''[=xxxHOLiC=]''. For example: the urn used by Watanuki to visit the Zashiki-Warashi is the same urn stolen by Kazahaya and Rikuo. Yuuko explains that it was a "special order from the Anything Store".

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** Sakura's staff from ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura.'' (It's (its story ties into the MythArc).
** The leads from ''Manga/DrugAndDrop'' also make an appearance when Watanuki is sent to the Green Drugstore to buy Yuuko a hangover cure. And the leads from ''Drug & Drop'' They have wound up going to the wish shop in their own series, though now with [[spoiler:Watanuki as the shopkeeper]]. Watanuki himself indicates that the two respective stores had done business together before. It seems further suggested that ''Drug & Drop'' is taking place simultaneously with (but independently of) ''[=xxxHOLiC=]''. For example: ''[=xxxHOLiC=]'', as, for instance, the urn used by Watanuki to visit the Zashiki-Warashi is the same urn stolen by Kazahaya and Rikuo. Yuuko explains that it was a "special order from the Anything Store".



** Yuuko mentions in the first volume that she's known the [[Manga/TokyoBabylon Sumeragi twins]] from when they were very young. Whether they're the same people or alternate selves isn't clarified.

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** Yuuko mentions in the first volume that she's known who are implied to be the [[Manga/TokyoBabylon Sumeragi twins]] from when they were very young. Whether they're the same people or alternate selves isn't clarified.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Everyone we knew from the series is dead but Watanuki, who is waiting eternally to meet Yuuko again, even though he knows he'll probably ''never'' see the "true" Yuuko ever again, and Doumeki's descendant is holding onto an item that will allow Watanuki to ''forget her entirely'' when he's deemed ready. While everyone being dead doesn't necessarily have to be such a downer, considering they probably lived out their lives like normal people should. It ''is'' however a downer knowing that they all inevitably had to march on with the flow of time, while Watanuki remains unchanging.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Everyone we knew from the series is dead but Watanuki, who is waiting eternally to meet Yuuko again, even though he knows he'll probably ''never'' see the "true" Yuuko ever again, and Doumeki's descendant is holding onto an item that will allow Watanuki to ''forget her entirely'' when he's deemed ready. While everyone being dead doesn't necessarily have to be such a downer, considering they probably lived out their lives like normal people should. It should, it ''is'' however a downer knowing that they all inevitably had to march on with the flow of time, while Watanuki remains unchanging.]]



* HighPressureEmotion: Zashiki-Warashi is prone to this. Whenever she cries, her guardians, the Karasu Tengu, would come out and usually hit whoever is responsible. Watanuki is always the intended victim

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* HighPressureEmotion: Zashiki-Warashi is prone to this. Whenever she cries, her guardians, the Karasu Tengu, would come out and usually hit whoever is responsible. Watanuki is always the intended victim victim.



** To the various classic manga Yuuko enjoys and often references to Watanuki's confusion (such as ''Cat's Eye'', ''City Hunter'', ''Casshern'' and ''Macaroni Horen-so''). Watanuki even directly references ''StarWars'' in an early volume.

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** To the various classic manga Yuuko enjoys and often references to Watanuki's confusion (such as ''Cat's Eye'', ''City Hunter'', ''Casshern'' and ''Macaroni Horen-so''). Watanuki even directly references ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' in an early volume.


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** The girl whose soul is almost taken by a pair of angelic wings looks appropriately like another famous angel, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Kaworu Nagisa]].
12th Jul '17 10:52:03 AM OmegaRadiance
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** Should be noted that at no point has any male character, not even ''Doumeki himself'', actually explicitly expressed romantic interest in Watanuki (everything is inferred based on actions and reactions), only some characters, like Yuuko, seem hellbent on creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy. This is not Wiki/TheOtherWiki but rampant speculation actually [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/Ptitletanigjtzzgkp has it's own page]].

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** Should be noted that at no point has any male character, not even ''Doumeki himself'', actually explicitly expressed romantic interest in Watanuki (everything is inferred based on actions and reactions), only some characters, like Yuuko, seem hellbent on creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy. This is not Wiki/TheOtherWiki but rampant speculation actually [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/Ptitletanigjtzzgkp has it's own page]].The second ''Rou'' OAD shows that at one time Doumeki himself [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove doesn't understand why he does all these things for Watanuki]], with the implication that he still doesn't really understand even by the end of the first manga.
12th Jul '17 10:49:10 AM OmegaRadiance
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This is a Creator/{{CLAMP}} work and is the darker and more psychologically-driven companion to CLAMP's ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. There are also many crossovers with other CLAMP works within the story besides ''Tsubasa''. The anime has two seasons, ''[=×××HOLiC=]'' with 24 episodes (released in English by Creator/{{Funimation}}), and ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Kei'' with 13. Airing on a different channel than ''Tsubasa'', most references to it were removed from the anime. There has also been a feature-length movie (''A Midsummer Night's Dream'') and a 2-part [=OAD=] series, ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Shunmuki'' and another OAD, unrelated to the plot of the first one, called ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Rou''.

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This is a Creator/{{CLAMP}} work and is the darker and more psychologically-driven companion to CLAMP's ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. There are also many crossovers with other CLAMP works within the story besides ''Tsubasa''. The anime has two seasons, ''[=×××HOLiC=]'' with 24 episodes (released in English by Creator/{{Funimation}}), and ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Kei'' with 13. Airing on a different channel than ''Tsubasa'', most references to it were removed from the anime. There has also been a feature-length movie (''A Midsummer Night's Dream'') and a 2-part [=OAD=] series, ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Shunmuki'' and another OAD, two OAD released with the manga volumes, unrelated to the plot of the first one, called ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Rou''.



* IHatePastMe:[[spoiler: A very mild case, but in one OVA, set after quite some time has passed since Watanuki took over the shop, he views some of Doumeki's memories which of course include some of Watanuki's old over-the-top spazzing, and Watanuki comments "Was I really that annoying?"]]

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* IHatePastMe:[[spoiler: A very mild case, but in one OVA, ''Rou'' OAD, set after quite some time has passed since Watanuki took over the shop, he views some of Doumeki's memories which of course include some of Watanuki's old over-the-top spazzing, and Watanuki comments "Was I really that annoying?"]]



* InvisibleParents: Doumeki claims he has parents, but the audience never sees them, and Doumeki only talks about his grandfather. In the anime we see Doumeki's mother once in a flashback of when he asked if he could invite some friends over for the 100 ghost story night, but her face is never shown.

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* InvisibleParents: Doumeki claims he has parents, but the audience never sees them, and Doumeki only talks about his grandfather. In the anime we see Doumeki's mother once in a flashback of when he asked if he could invite some friends over for the 100 ghost story night, but her face is never shown. His mother is still obscured in ''Rou''.



* [[spoiler: TomatoSurprise: Watanuki takes over the shop, determined to wait for the day that he gets to see Yuuko again. The manga reverts back to its case-based plot line with Watanuki as the new Yuuko, but Doumeki is still around to help. Except that after the first couple of customers, it's revelaed that that isn't Doumeki, but his great-grandson and Watanuki has been waiting for 100 years already.]]

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* [[spoiler: TomatoSurprise: Watanuki [[spoiler:Watanuki takes over the shop, determined to wait for the day that he gets to see Yuuko again. The manga reverts back to its case-based plot line with Watanuki as the new Yuuko, but Doumeki is still around to help. Except that after the first couple of customers, it's revelaed that that isn't Doumeki, but his great-grandson and Watanuki has been waiting for 100 years already.]]



* ZigzaggingTrope: The LoveTriangle between Watanuki, Himawari, and Doumeki. First, see EvenTheGuysWantHim. Then it gets ''more'' complicated when it turns out that [[spoiler: Watanuki seems to care more for [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Yuuko]] than the other two. And ''then'' comes chapter 199, which has Himawari and Watanuki share a fond phone call after Himiwari has moved away for university. ''But'' they can't meet more than [[UsefulNotes/{{Tanabata}} once a year]]... and Doumeki apparently passes on messages, news and presents between the two of them. As of chapter 209, it seems she's married. In the conclusion of the series, we find out that the Doumeki we've been seeing in the latest chapters is actually Shizuka Doumeki's great grandson, meaning that the one who stuck with Watanuki through ''everything'' and never really asked for anything in return did eventually have a family. According to someone above via WordOfGod Kohane and Doumeki got married despite both of them loving Watanuki. Maybe to leave him with people who could [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy stay by his side after them?]]]]

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* ZigzaggingTrope: The LoveTriangle between Watanuki, Himawari, and Doumeki. First, see EvenTheGuysWantHim. Then it gets ''more'' complicated when it turns out that [[spoiler: Watanuki seems to care more for [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Yuuko]] than the other two. And ''then'' comes chapter 199, which has Himawari and Watanuki share a fond phone call after Himiwari has moved away for university. ''But'' they can't meet more than [[UsefulNotes/{{Tanabata}} once a year]]... and Doumeki apparently passes on messages, news and presents between the two of them. As of chapter 209, it seems she's married. In the conclusion of the series, we find out that the Doumeki we've been seeing in the latest chapters is actually Shizuka Doumeki's great grandson, meaning that the one who stuck with Watanuki through ''everything'' and never really asked for anything in return did eventually have a family. According to someone above via WordOfGod Kohane and Doumeki got married despite both of them loving Watanuki. Maybe to leave him with people who could [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy stay by his side after them?]]]]
9th Jul '17 8:28:01 AM nombretomado
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** Should be noted that at no point has any male character, not even ''Doumeki himself'', actually explicitly expressed romantic interest in Watanuki (everything is inferred based on actions and reactions), only some characters, like Yuuko, seem hellbent on creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy. This is not TheOtherWiki but rampant speculation actually [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/Ptitletanigjtzzgkp has it's own page]].

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** Should be noted that at no point has any male character, not even ''Doumeki himself'', actually explicitly expressed romantic interest in Watanuki (everything is inferred based on actions and reactions), only some characters, like Yuuko, seem hellbent on creating a SelfFulfillingProphecy. This is not TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki but rampant speculation actually [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WMG/Ptitletanigjtzzgkp has it's own page]].
12th Mar '17 1:59:32 AM sayaleviathan
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* TheChessmaster: Yuuko.
* TheChewToy: Watanuki.

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* %%* TheChessmaster: Yuuko.
* %%* TheChewToy: Watanuki.



* DoomMagnet: [[spoiler: Himawari]].

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* %%* DoomMagnet: [[spoiler: Himawari]].



* HighPressureEmotion: Zashiki-Warashi is prone to this.
* HimeCut: Yuuko has one.

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* HighPressureEmotion: Zashiki-Warashi is prone to this.
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this. Whenever she cries, her guardians, the Karasu Tengu, would come out and usually hit whoever is responsible. Watanuki is always the intended victim
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HimeCut: Yuuko has one.



* MegaTwintails
* MilkyWhiteEyes

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* %%* MegaTwintails
* %%* MilkyWhiteEyes



* PowerTrio: Watanuki (Id), Doumeki (Superego), and Himawari (Ego).

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* %%* PowerTrio: Watanuki (Id), Doumeki (Superego), and Himawari (Ego).



* RuleOfGlamorous

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* %%* RuleOfGlamorous



* SleepModeSize: Mugetsu's pipe-size form.

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* %%* SleepModeSize: Mugetsu's pipe-size form.



* WoobieOfTheWeek: The premise, basically.

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* %%* WoobieOfTheWeek: The premise, basically.



* WordsCanBreakMyBones

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* %%* WordsCanBreakMyBones
28th Dec '16 8:09:42 AM rjd1922
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The name is pronounced "[[NoPronunciationGuide holic]]", by the way. The "×××" basically denotes "insert something here", along the lines of "___holic" in English. [[IThoughtItMeant It has nothing to do with being addicted to porn]].

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The name is pronounced "[[NoPronunciationGuide holic]]", by the way. The "×××" basically denotes "insert something here", along the lines of "___holic" in English. [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtThatWas It has nothing to do with being addicted to porn]].
27th Dec '16 12:46:24 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Doumeki. He can take witness things that would terrify the bravest of people, and yet remain calm and expressionless. Having the abilities to kill demons with just a bow and ''no arrows'' is pretty badass by itself.
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