History Manga / XxxHoLiC

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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* BlankBook

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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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* %%* 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.
1st Nov '16 10:52:34 PM 1nightonly
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The manga has been completed, with 213 chapters in all. A sequel series titled ''[=xxxHOLiC=]: Rei'' has started serializing since March 2013.

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The manga has been completed, with 213 chapters in all. A sequel series titled ''[=xxxHOLiC=]: ''[=×××HOLiC=]: Rei'' has started serializing since March 2013.
31st Oct '16 7:36:01 PM sorako
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* MindScrew: Things can get pretty confusing when the story gets involved in events of its sister series ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'', ''especially'' its latter half. And don't even try go read ''Tsubasa'' to understand, if anything you will end up ''even more confused''.
24th Oct '16 12:01:58 PM sorako
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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.

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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.
24th Oct '16 12:01:00 PM sorako
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* CantLiveThemCantLiveWithoutThem: 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]].

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* CantLiveThemCantLiveWithoutThem: CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: 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]].
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