History Manga / XXXholic

27th Jun '16 8:13:00 AM Cieloazul
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* [[CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them]]: Watanuki normally seems to be pretty annoyed with Yuuko, constantly griping about the sheer amount of inane tasks she makes him put up with and about how troublesome she can be. But then [[spoiler:Yuuko dies]], and we see just ''how much'' he breaks because of it. He's so emotionally torn-up by the development he [[spoiler:makes a pact to wait for her to return for as long as it takes, without aging and without being able to leave the shop. His personality also changes drastically as he takes on some of her characteristics, such as smoking her pipe and her taste in clothes, basically in attempt to keep whatever part of her he can alive]]. Doumeki, of course, [[HoYay is less than pleased]]...
* CatGirl: Subverted twice and played with a bit. The Neko-Musume is the traditional Japanese catgirl--a cat spirit that may take human form and retain some feline qualities, such as cat eyes and agility. Similarly, the [[spoiler:shamisen]] is a cat that takes on the form of a human, only retaining her eyes. On the other paw, Watanuki himself has been pictured with cat ears and a tail a few times, and Himawari thinks of him as a cat so often that she bought him an apron with an angry cat on it for his birthday. This makes the later chapters (involving [[HoYay Doumeki's ideas on the "mating habits of cats"]]) all the more interesting. Although, ironically, Watanuki is often symbolically represented by a bird.

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* [[CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them]]: Watanuki normally seems to be pretty annoyed with Yuuko, constantly griping about the sheer amount of inane tasks she makes him put up with and about how troublesome she can be. But then [[spoiler:Yuuko dies]], and we see just ''how much'' he breaks because of it. He's so emotionally torn-up by the development he [[spoiler:makes a pact to wait for her to return for as long as it takes, without aging and without being able to leave the shop. His personality also changes drastically as he takes on some of her characteristics, such as smoking her pipe and her taste in clothes, basically in attempt to keep whatever part of her he can alive]]. Doumeki, of course, [[HoYay is less than pleased]]...
alive]].
* CatGirl: Subverted twice and played with a bit. The Neko-Musume is the traditional Japanese catgirl--a cat spirit that may take human form and retain some feline qualities, such as cat eyes and agility. Similarly, the [[spoiler:shamisen]] is a cat that takes on the form of a human, only retaining her eyes. On the other paw, Watanuki himself has been pictured with cat ears and a tail a few times, and Himawari thinks of him as a cat (specifically for raging up like an angry cat when Doumeki is near) so often that she bought him an apron with an angry cat on it for his birthday. This makes the later chapters (involving [[HoYay Doumeki's ideas on the "mating habits of cats"]]) all the more interesting. Although, ironically, Watanuki is often symbolically represented by a bird.



* CompositeCharacter: In the anime, the old fox who owns the oden shop is the one who receives the gift of the moon birds that Watanuki and Mokona must deliver while playing word chain. In the manga, the gift is actually for an elder human, and the old fox doesn't take part in this storyline.

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* CompositeCharacter: In the anime, the old fox who owns the oden shop is the one who receives the gift of the cage moon birds that Watanuki and Mokona must deliver while playing word chain. In the manga, the gift is actually for an elder human, and the old fox doesn't take part in this that storyline.



** In another joke from the anime, the cinema theater visited by the characters features a film poster which is none other than a poster from the anime itself, the one in this very article.



* CoolBigSis: Yuuko's manner of attitude and looks fits this ''very'' well. Extra points in that she seems to be having some UnresolvedSexualTension with Watanuki...''especially'' after the recent chapters.

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* CoolBigSis: Yuuko's manner of attitude and looks fits this ''very'' well. Extra points in that she seems to be having some UnresolvedSexualTension with Watanuki... ''especially'' after the recent chapters.



* FromTheLatinIntroDucere: Watanuki's explanation of "admiration": Watanuki does this to a woman, explaining that she doesn't love Doumeki, only admires him. Admiration, from Latin, Ad - On and Mirare - being amazed. At least, that's how it goes in Portuguese. He then proceeds to explain the Japanese etymology, and proceeds to use said little etymology lesson to make his point.

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* FromTheLatinIntroDucere: Watanuki's explanation of "admiration": Watanuki does this to a woman, explaining that she doesn't love Doumeki, only admires him. Admiration, from Latin, Ad - On on and Mirare - being amazed. At least, that's how it goes in Portuguese. He then proceeds to explain the Japanese etymology, and proceeds to use said little etymology lesson to make his point.



* {{Mukokuseki}}: This is a Creator/{{CLAMP}} manga and this isn't unusual for them, but while Watanuki, Yuuko, Doumeki, and Himawari all at least have pitch-black hair, they have blue, red, yellow, and green eyes respectively, and then there's Kohane who's a strawberry blonde with grayish-green eyes, and they're all supposed to be asian. [[spoiler: Although later it seems Watanuki's blue eyes serve to show off his uncanny resemblance to the [[ButNotTooForeign English-Chinese]] magician Clow Reed, whom he's distantly related to. Though that ignores the fact that in real genetics there's no way those blue eyes should survive that many generations down.]]

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* {{Mukokuseki}}: This is a Creator/{{CLAMP}} manga and this isn't unusual for them, but while Watanuki, Yuuko, Doumeki, and Himawari all at least have pitch-black hair, they have blue, red, yellow, and green eyes respectively, and then there's Kohane who's a strawberry blonde with grayish-green eyes, and they're all supposed to be asian.Asian. [[spoiler: Although later it seems Watanuki's blue eyes serve to show off his uncanny resemblance to the [[ButNotTooForeign English-Chinese]] magician Clow Reed, whom he's distantly related to. Though that ignores the fact that in real genetics there's no way those blue eyes should survive that many generations down.]]



** Watanuki fantasizes that his pinky is connected to Himawari(oh, the [[FunnyAneurysmMoment irony]]). Yuuko has said more than once that he's probably linked to [[HoYay Doumeki]]. And then there's the cover for [[http://pics.livejournal.com/shaoron88/pic/00005cq3 volume 16]], although, the red string is tied around Watanuki's and Yuuko's wrists. See ShipTease below for further confusion.

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** Watanuki fantasizes that his pinky is connected to Himawari(oh, Himawari (oh, the [[FunnyAneurysmMoment irony]]). Yuuko has said more than once that he's probably linked to [[HoYay Doumeki]]. And then there's the cover for [[http://pics.livejournal.com/shaoron88/pic/00005cq3 volume 16]], although, the red string is tied around Watanuki's and Yuuko's wrists. See ShipTease below for further confusion.
18th Jun '16 9:06:05 AM Cieloazul
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* CompositeCharacter: In the anime, the old fox who owns the oden shop is the one who receives the gift of the moon birds that Watanuki and Mokona must deliver while playing word chain. In the manga, the gift is actually for an elder human, and the old fox doesn't take part in this storyline.
16th Jun '16 1:57:54 PM Cieloazul
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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; however, later the OVA's introduce this 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; however, 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 this 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.
11th Jun '16 6:21:48 PM nombretomado
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** In chapter 199, [[spoiler: Himawari and Watanuki say that they love each other over the phone. However Himawari [[{{Tanabata}} can only visit Watanuki once a year]], so who knows what that means for their relationship...]]

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** In chapter 199, [[spoiler: Himawari and Watanuki say that they love each other over the phone. However Himawari [[{{Tanabata}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Tanabata}} can only visit Watanuki once a year]], so who knows what that means for their relationship...]]



* 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 [[{{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 [[{{Tanabata}} [[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?]]]]
4th Jun '16 7:37:52 PM Ryulong
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3rd Jun '16 6:45:03 AM Cieloazul
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* AdaptedOut: yaoran, Sakura and their party, while instrumental for the starting of the manga, are excised from the anime, which generally removes all references to ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' until the OVA's.

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* AdaptedOut: yaoran, Syaoran, Sakura and their party, while instrumental for the starting of the manga, are excised from the anime, which generally removes all references to ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' until the OVA's.


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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; however, later the OVA's introduce this 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.
19th May '16 9:28:46 AM Cieloazul
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* AdaptedOut: yaoran, Sakura and their party, while instrumental for the starting of the manga, are excised from the anime, which generally removes all references to ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' until the OVA's.
24th Apr '16 11:06:33 AM DemagogueDemolition
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** Though to be fair, reading ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' [[MindScrew may not help in understanding the plot at all]].
29th Feb '16 7:15:22 PM Azelf2010
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* OffModel: Despite being animated by Production IG, the anime was [[http://s29.photobucket.com/user/quatrethefox/media/screenshotsforbh/xxxholic0606.jpg.html plagued by]] [[http://ib4.huluim.com/video/50034879?region=US&size=600x400 quality]] [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbt5eeW1ig1qzs7oqo1_1280.jpg control]] [[https://i0.wp.com/i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af294/NiyarthII/Epic%20Fail/epic-fail-anime-030.jpg issues]] from the get-go. Whether this adds to the show's quirky charm or makes it nigh-unwatchable is, of course, up for debate.
24th Jan '16 3:49:19 PM wanderingRenegade
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* SickEpisode: Season 1 episodes 22 and 23 are this for Watanuki,, although they are [[BloodFromTheMouth slightly]] [[LifeDrinker more horrifying than is usual for this trope.]]

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* SickEpisode: Season 1 episodes 22 and 23 are this for Watanuki,, Watanuki, although they are [[BloodFromTheMouth slightly]] [[LifeDrinker more horrifying than is usual for this trope.]]
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