History Manga / XxxHoLiC

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]].
24th Oct '16 12:00:35 PM sorako
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* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: 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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* CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: 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]].
24th Oct '16 7:19:05 AM sorako
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* [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Declaration Of Importance]]: [[spoiler:Watanuki]] goes into near-hysterics when he discovers [[spoiler:Yuuko's dying]], and starts babbling about how no one else should have the right to decide the fate of "someone who's so important to me".

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* [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove Anguished Declaration Of Importance]]: AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: While it's up for debate if it's a case of romantic love, [[spoiler:Watanuki]] goes into near-hysterics when he discovers [[spoiler:Yuuko's dying]], and starts babbling about how no one else should have the right to decide the fate of "someone who's so important to me".



* [[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]].

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* [[CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem Can't Stand Them, Can't Live Without Them]]: CantStandThemCantLiveWithoutThem: 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]].



* TheChewToy[=/=]TheWoobie: Watanuki, gravitating towards the latter as the series goes on. Kohane, on the other hand, is TheWoobie all the way through.

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* TheChewToy[=/=]TheWoobie: Watanuki, gravitating towards the latter as the series goes on. Kohane, on the other hand, is TheWoobie all the way through.TheChewToy: Watanuki.



* DevotedToYou:
** Doumeki for Watanuki. It got obvious when he didn't even notice the twins' crushes on him. And now, [[EyeScream half an eye]], [[HeroicSacrifice a lot of blood]], and [[TimeSkip six plus years]] later, he's still devoted solely to Watanuki.
** Watanuki gets an ever harder case of this for [[spoiler:Yuuko by the end of the series. He throws away his friends, family, and any life in the outside world for the sake of seeing her again. The fact that Doumeki is given a ring for purifying (read: eliminating) evil and is ''specifically'' told he shouldn't hesitate to use it on Watanuki, gives one the impression that this obsession of his could possibly take a very [[{{Yandere}} dark road.]]]]



* FlyingDutchman: Man Without a Country variant. [[spoiler: Watanuki is a ''Man Without a Universe''. His "price" for continued existence (or something) is to remain in the shop forever - his "alternate self" Syaoran pays the flipside by never being able to remain in one universe. Both prices are presented as choices rather then punishments- they could pay a different price if they wanted.]]



* InnBetweenTheWorlds: Yuuko's shop is the portal between worlds and dimensions.



* 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.



* [[FlyingDutchman Man Without a Country]]: [[spoiler: Watanuki is a ''Man Without a Universe''. His "price" for continued existence (or something) is to remain in the shop forever - his "alternate self" Syaoran pays the flipside by never being able to remain in one universe. Both prices are presented as choices rather then punishments- they could pay a different price if they wanted.]]



* MindScrew: [[spoiler:Watanuki will wait for Yuuko. However Yuuko is dead and the whole plot of ''Tsubasa'' was fixing the chaos Fei Wong caused when he tried to revive her. So Yuuko "reviving" would distort the universes and cause another "Tsubasa" crisis. Even so Yuuko said miracles can occur if you wish for them. But still, a reviving+intact universe combo is such a large miracle that even Fei Wong and Clow Reed combined couldn't achieve.]]
** [[spoiler:While it's not completely clear yet, the newest chapter (213) implies that Watanuki has been waiting for Yuuko for a hundred years. And that the "Doumeki" that he's been hanging out with in the last few chapters ''was actually [[IdenticalGrandson Doumeki's grandson.]]'']]



* TheMultiverse: Yuuko's shop is the portal between worlds and dimensions.



* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Obliviousness]]: Himawari pretends to be oblivious to Watanuki's crush on her [[spoiler: and the fact that she uncontrollably causes misfortune to those around her. In fact the former appears to be a side-effect of the latter.]]

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* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Obliviousness]]: ObfuscatingStupidity: Himawari pretends to be oblivious to Watanuki's crush on her [[spoiler: and the fact that she uncontrollably causes misfortune to those around her. In fact the former appears to be a side-effect of the latter.]]



* {{Parental Abandonment}}: 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.



* SingleTargetSexuality:
** Doumeki. It got obvious when he didn't even notice the twins' crushes on him. And now, [[EyeScream half an eye]], [[HeroicSacrifice a lot of blood]], and [[TimeSkip six plus years]] later, he's still devoted solely to Watanuki.
** Watanuki has an even harder one for [[spoiler:Yuuko by the end of the series. He throws away his friends, family, and any life in the outside world for the sake of seeing her again. The fact that Doumeki is given a ring for purifying (read: eliminating) evil and is ''specifically'' told he shouldn't hesitate to use it on Watanuki, gives one the impression that this obsession of his could possibly take a very [[{{Yandere}} dark road.]] Although considering that CLAMP is planning a sequel series, it's possible Watanuki just may have his wish come true after all.]]
* SitcomArchNemesis: Watanuki hates Doumeki, for no adequately explored reason.



* SitcomArchNemesis: Watanuki hates Doumeki, for no adequately explored reason.



* SugarAndIcePersonality: Doumeki. Also Yuuko - the gentle, affectionate smile she gives Watanuki while celebrating his birthday at the start of Volume 12 reflects this; it is a far cry from her usual CheshireCatGrin or knowing smirk.

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Doumeki. SugarAndIcePersonality:
** Doumeki.
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Also Yuuko - the gentle, affectionate smile she gives Watanuki while celebrating his birthday at the start of Volume 12 reflects this; it is a far cry from her usual CheshireCatGrin or knowing smirk.



* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]: In one episode, a girl comes to the shop. She thinks her house is haunted, and wants get be rid of the fear. Turns out, [[spoiler: she's the ghost.]]

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* [[spoiler: TomatoInTheMirror]]: TomatoInTheMirror: In one episode, a girl comes to the shop. She thinks her house is haunted, and wants get be rid of the fear. Turns out, [[spoiler: she's the ghost.]]
16th Oct '16 8:51:41 PM amathieu13
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* [[spoiler: TomatoSurprise: Watanuki takes over the shop, determined to wait for the day that he gets to see Shouko again. The manga reverts back to its case-based plot line with Watanuki as the new Shouko, 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 takes over the shop, determined to wait for the day that he gets to see Shouko Yuuko again. The manga reverts back to its case-based plot line with Watanuki as the new Shouko, 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.]]
16th Oct '16 8:47:19 PM amathieu13
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* [[spoiler: TomatoSurprise: Watanuki takes over the shop, determined to wait for the day that he gets to see Shouko again. The manga reverts back to its case-based plot line with Watanuki as the new Shouko, 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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