History YMMV / XXXHolic

26th Apr '16 3:55:04 PM Cieloazul
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* ShipMates: Watanuki/Yuuko shippers often support as well the Clow Reed/Yuuko ship, citing Watanuki's resemblance to [[spoiler:his late ascendant]] as the reason of it.
22nd Apr '16 8:54:34 AM Cieloazul
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* SpiritualSucessor: A CLAMP manga about a nervous, irritable guy with a mysterious background and the ability to see supernatural things, who works obligedly in a quirky shop for a sexy, worldy boss fulfilling weird jobs and missions related to the spirit world, often aided by an imperturbable guy with supernatural powers and a lot of subtext. Are we talking about ''xxxHolic'' or ''Manga/LegalDrug''?



* WholePlotReference: A CLAMP manga about a nervous, irritable guy with a mysterious background and the ability to see supernatural things, who works obligedly in a quirky shop for a sexy, worldy boss fulfilling weird jobs and missions related to the spirit world, often aided by an imperturbable guy with supernatural powers and a lot of subtext. Are we talking about ''xxxHolic'' or ''Manga/LegalDrug''?
22nd Apr '16 8:53:57 AM Cieloazul
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* WholePlotReference: A CLAMP manga about a nervous, irritable guy with a mysterious background and the ability to see supernatural things, who works obligedly in a quirky shop for a sexy, worldy boss fulfilling weird jobs and missions related to the spirit world, often aided by an imperturbable guy with supernatural powers and a lot of subtext. Are we talking about ''xxxHolic'' or ''Manga/LegalDrug''?
21st Apr '16 8:13:30 AM Cieloazul
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** Yuuko's wish being revealed to be Watanuki to continue existing [[spoiler:after her vanishment]], considering how biasé and occasionally fatalist she is about deaths, opens an interesting debate. While it's clear that the witch came to appreciate and love his worker despite all their quirks, the nature of her feelings is less clear about whether they were mentorly/platonic o more romantic in kind as Yuuko/Watanuki shippers defend.
** Similarly, Watanuki's decision to [[spoiler:wait for her during all the eternity]] seem to be quite significant on how important she was for him, considering he chose to devote his life to it despite the presence of more straight love interests like Himawari and (see Ho Yay) Doumeki.



* BaseBreaker: Watanuki was at first this due to how easily he is irritated.

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* BaseBreaker: Watanuki was at first this due to how easily irritable and histrionic he is irritated.is. Some found it funny and endearing, while other saw him as annoying and unsympathetic. After his CharacterDevelopment, however, the fandom got unanimous about him.



** There are those who solely enjoy the manga but dislike how ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' intertwined with the plot particularly with Yuuko's and Watanuki's pasts. And in order to understand it, they have read the other manga but still it made things [[MindScrew more confusing]].

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** There are those who solely enjoy the manga but dislike how ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' intertwined with the plot plot, particularly with Yuuko's and (especially) Watanuki's pasts. And The problem gets worse as in order to understand it, they have read the other manga but still it made things manga, which is [[MindScrew more confusing]].problematically confusing]] of his own.



** ''xxxHOLiC: Rei'' also divided the base. Despite that Yuuko is back, some people still find it more of a rehash of the earlier volumes without any new input on the story [[spoiler: at least until the nature of the setting was revealed.]] Then, it went into a hiatus just to make room for ''Tsubasa World Chronicle'' which anger several readers. And despite that the two mangas are still connected, some readers felt that Watanuki and rest would only get some cameo appearances. In April 2015, the manga went back to publication, though its schedule is somewhat sporadic and it still continues to leave many readers with mixed feelings.

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** ''xxxHOLiC: Rei'' also divided the base. Despite that Yuuko is back, some people still find it more of a rehash of the earlier volumes without any new input on the story [[spoiler: at least until the nature of the setting was revealed.]] Then, it went into a hiatus just to make room for ''Tsubasa World Chronicle'' Chronicle'', which anger several readers. And despite that the two mangas are still connected, some readers felt that Watanuki and rest would only get some cameo appearances. In April 2015, the manga went back to publication, though its schedule is somewhat sporadic and it still continues to leave many readers with mixed feelings.



* FanficFuel: There would also be a fanfic of a CLAMP or non-CLAMP character visiting the shop. Or for being a [[DimensionLord Dimensional Witch]], Yuuko is aquainted with other dimensional travellers (such as [[Franchise/DoctorWho the Doctor]]) or wizards (such as [[Franchise/HarryPotter Dumbledore]], [[Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] etc.)

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* FanficFuel: There would also be a fanfic of a CLAMP or non-CLAMP character visiting the shop. Or for being a [[DimensionLord Dimensional Witch]], Yuuko is aquainted with other dimensional travellers (such as [[Franchise/DoctorWho the Doctor]]) or wizards (such as [[Franchise/HarryPotter Dumbledore]], [[Franchise/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf]] Gandalf]], etc.)



* HollywoodHomely: Watanuki, considering he's not particularly popular with human girls, but certainly isn't ugly to say the least.
** To be fair, the reason he isn't popular with girls probably has more to do with his flailing and screaming at things no one else can see than his looks.
* HoYay: Once again, it's Creator/{{CLAMP}}. There's subtext not only between Doumeki and Watanuki, but also between Watanuki and ''Haruka'', who he is much more willing to admit fondness for.
** ''Subtext'' between Doumeki and Watanuki?! '''Subtext'''?!! Creator/{{CLAMP}} is certainly pushing "subtext" to its limit - hell, recent chapters have Doumeki and Watanuki alone in a bedroom, with Watanuki [[CrossDresser wearing a loose kimono]], discussing about the ''mating habits of cats'', and what it needs for the ideal mate and love.
*** Not to mention the above statement on how much Watanuki resembles a cat. [[SarcasmMode Oh yeah, nothing going on there]].
*** Although you can consider the "longing for" and sideways glances in reference to [[spoiler: Watanuki's constant longing for Yuuko. Doumeki's proven he doesn't approve of Watanuki's choice, after all]]. He never does.
** Judging by the hints given in Rou [[spoiler:ten years or so have gone by, Himawari is married and only visits the store once a year, while Doumeki and Watanuki spend almost every afternoon together. Doumeki goes out to work, brings the groceries, Watanuki cooks and serves the food, then they talk about anything while watanuki bends around the floor with his clothes almost falling off]]. Their relationship seems to have almost completely become that of a married couple if it weren't for Watanuki somehow managing to remain rather frustratingly ambivalent.
*** The latest chapters have become increasingly homoerotic, such as when [[spoiler:after granting a ghost woman the wish of being reunited with her long lost lover, Watanuki recieved an umbrella as payement and; while explaining to Doumeki that finding a beautiful woman under an umbrella is an amazing discovery for any man, he walks femininely under said object and winks at his friend.]] Whether this is Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s subtle way of messing with our minds or something more remains to be seen, and most probably never will.

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* HollywoodHomely: Watanuki, considering he's not particularly popular with human girls, but certainly isn't ugly to say the least.
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least. To be fair, the reason he isn't popular with girls probably has more to do with his flailing and screaming at things no one else can see than his looks.
* HoYay: Once again, it's Creator/{{CLAMP}}. There's subtext not only between Doumeki and Watanuki, but also between Watanuki and ''Haruka'', who he is much more willing to admit fondness for.
** ''Subtext'' between Doumeki and Watanuki?! '''Subtext'''?!!
for. In the first's case, Creator/{{CLAMP}} is certainly pushing "subtext" to its limit - hell, recent chapters have Doumeki and Watanuki alone in a bedroom, with Watanuki [[CrossDresser wearing a loose kimono]], discussing about the ''mating habits of cats'', and what it needs for the ideal mate and love.
*** Not
love; not to mention the above statement on how much Watanuki resembles a cat. [[SarcasmMode Oh yeah, nothing going on there]].
*** Although you can consider the "longing for" and sideways glances in reference to [[spoiler: Watanuki's constant longing for Yuuko. Doumeki's proven he doesn't approve of Watanuki's choice, after all]]. He never does.
cat.
** Judging by the hints given in Rou ''Rou'' [[spoiler:ten years or so have gone by, Himawari is married and only visits the store once a year, while Doumeki and Watanuki spend almost every afternoon together. Doumeki goes out to work, brings the groceries, Watanuki cooks and serves the food, then they talk about anything while watanuki Watanuki bends around the floor with his clothes almost falling off]]. off.]] Their relationship seems to have almost completely become that of a married couple if it weren't for Watanuki somehow managing to remain rather frustratingly ambivalent.
*** ** The latest chapters have become increasingly homoerotic, such as when [[spoiler:after granting a ghost woman the wish of being reunited with her long lost lover, Watanuki recieved an umbrella as payement and; while explaining to Doumeki that finding a beautiful woman under an umbrella is an amazing discovery for any man, he walks femininely under said object and winks at his friend.]] Whether this is Creator/{{CLAMP}}'s subtle way of messing with our minds or something more remains to be seen, and most probably never will.



* TheScrappy: Himawari is not only seen this by fangirls due to DieForOurShip but most readers in general due to how irrelevant she is to the storyline. She is RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap when her background is revealed.
* ToughActToFollow: ''xxxHolic: Rei'' tries to recapture the great things that the early ''xxxHolic'' volumes had [[spoiler:which includes the return of Yuko as the shop owner]]. Alas, [[BrokenBase the fandom is very divided with it]] and sales seemed to be lower than before.

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* TheScrappy: Himawari is not only seen this by fangirls due to DieForOurShip but most readers in general due to how irrelevant she is to the storyline. She is RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in ''Kei'' when her background is revealed.
* ToughActToFollow: ''xxxHolic: Rei'' tries to recapture the great things that the early ''xxxHolic'' volumes had [[spoiler:which includes the return of Yuko as the shop owner]]. Alas, [[BrokenBase the fandom is very divided with it]] it]], and sales seemed to be are understandably lower than before. the old times.
13th Mar '16 5:50:26 PM LadWatcher
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* HollywoodHomely: Watanuki, considering he's not particularly popular with human girls (as mentioned in above in the {{Bishonen}} trope), but certainly isn't ugly [[http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4423/watanuki5.png to]] [[http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8852/472pxwatanukitimeskip.jpg say]] [[http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6286/domekiwatanuki3.png the]] [[http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9958/watanuki3.png least.]]

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* HollywoodHomely: Watanuki, considering he's not particularly popular with human girls (as mentioned in above in the {{Bishonen}} trope), girls, but certainly isn't ugly [[http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4423/watanuki5.png to]] [[http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/8852/472pxwatanukitimeskip.jpg say]] [[http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6286/domekiwatanuki3.png the]] [[http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/9958/watanuki3.png to say the least.]]
29th Feb '16 7:19:38 PM Azelf2010
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** EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OP4k3KC-dw 19Si by Suga Shikao]] is pretty much guaranteed to nestle itself in your brain for days on end.

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** * EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OP4k3KC-dw 19Si by Suga Shikao]] is pretty much guaranteed to nestle itself in your brain for days on end.
29th Feb '16 7:19:23 PM Azelf2010
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** EarWorm: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OP4k3KC-dw 19Si by Suga Shikao]] is pretty much guaranteed to nestle itself in your brain for days on end.
29th Feb '16 10:41:27 AM creader
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* IKnewIt: A large number of fanfics had predicted that [[spoiler:Watanuki would inherit the shop]] and sure enough...
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Apparently, thanks to the anime adaptations of ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'' and ''Anime/BloodC'', everybody, including those who don't read the manga, know that [[spoiler:Watanuki will inherit the shop from Yuuko]].



* PairTheSpares: Despite the copious amounts of ShipTeasing between Watanuki and Doumeki as described above, the last two chapters would reveal that [[spoiler: Doumeki eventually [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder had offspring with someone else]], as the Doumeki Watanuki's interacting with is not Shizuka Doumeki, but rather his great-grandson.]] To the shock and confusion of many fans, it turns out [[spoiler: Doumeki married Kohane, who not only didn't have much significant interaction with Doumeki, but ''also'' was in love with Watanuki.]]
** [[spoiler: Granted, it should be noted that Doumeki appeared to have a soft spot for Kohane, and she is also the one who Doumeki confided in the reason as to why he chooses to stick around Watanuki. It can also be inferred that they began to interact more with each other off-screen, as it was stated that Kohane came to study under Doumeki at the University in the same field as him. It's highly possible that when the reality set in that Watanuki would be trapped unaging at the shop far longer than either of the two would be alive, they chose to get together for the sake of leaving behind descendants who'd stay by Watanuki's side.]]



* ShipTease: As mentioned in HoYay it's Clamp. Watanuki and Doumeki have a lot of tension between each other.
** Interestingly this troper noted before the manga ended that Clamp was also hitting Doumeki X Kohane but in a more subtle way. We have Watanuki in volume 18 making a grin when Kohane calls Doumeki by his first name. Watanuki calls Doumeki stubborn when wondering why both are studying folklore in the same university which Doumeki dodges. In the same volume, a customer claims Doumeki was dating somebody but it might be a misunderstanding. [[spoiler: The Rou Adayume OVA establishes that it becomes canon.]]
8th Nov '15 3:15:26 AM Tsukireiko
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* OneTrueThreesome: A small minority of the fandom is quite dedicated to the DoumekixWatanukixHimawari threesome, due to the ways the three of them have been built to compliment each other and interact throughout the series. A decent amount of the fandom at least holds some fondness towards the trio and the Live Action Drama based on the series also decided to most strongly focus on their relationships with one another.

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* OneTrueThreesome: A small minority of the fandom is quite dedicated to the DoumekixWatanukixHimawari Doumeki/Watanuki/Himawari threesome, due to the ways the three of them have been built to compliment each other and interact throughout the series. A decent amount of the fandom at least holds some fondness towards the trio and the Live Action Drama based on the series also decided to most strongly focus on give their relationships with one another.the strongest focus.
8th Nov '15 3:14:01 AM Tsukireiko
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** ''xxxHOLiC: Rei'' also divided the base. Despite that Yuuko is back, some people still find it more of a rehash of the earlier volumes without any new input on the story. Then, it went into a hiatus just to make room for ''Tsubasa World Chronicle'' which anger several readers. And despite that the two mangas are still connected, some readers felt that Watanuki and rest would only get some cameo appearances. In April 2015, the manga went back to publication though it doesn't satisfy readers.

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** ''xxxHOLiC: Rei'' also divided the base. Despite that Yuuko is back, some people still find it more of a rehash of the earlier volumes without any new input on the story. story [[spoiler: at least until the nature of the setting was revealed.]] Then, it went into a hiatus just to make room for ''Tsubasa World Chronicle'' which anger several readers. And despite that the two mangas are still connected, some readers felt that Watanuki and rest would only get some cameo appearances. In April 2015, the manga went back to publication publication, though its schedule is somewhat sporadic and it doesn't satisfy readers.still continues to leave many readers with mixed feelings.



* ParanoiaFuel: The new series ''xxxHolic Rei'' is responsible for this. The choice of setting [[spoiler:including Yuko alive and Watanuki as his assistant even though the original the series ended with Yuko dead and Watanuki as the shop's owner is leading many people believe that the entire series is about Watanuki escaping from reality. Latest chapters appear to hint this as Yuko and Domeki, and later even ''Himawari'' are shown to be aware of Watanuki having to make an important decision while in chapter 23 Watanuki even talked like his ''xxxHolic Ro'' persona much to his and the readers' confusion.]]

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* ParanoiaFuel: The new series ''xxxHolic Rei'' is responsible for this. The choice of setting [[spoiler:including Yuko alive and Watanuki as his assistant even though the original the series ended with Yuko dead and Watanuki as the shop's owner is leading many people believe that the entire series is about Watanuki escaping from reality. Latest chapters appear to hint this as Yuko and Domeki, and later even ''Himawari'' are shown to be aware of Watanuki having to make an important decision while in chapter 23 Watanuki even talked like his ''xxxHolic Ro'' Rou'' persona much to his and the readers' confusion.]]
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