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xxxHolic, Vol. 19 (xxxHOLiC #19)

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FINAL VOLUME

Kimihiro Watanuki has passed through many trials by fire. Once an indentured servant, he has matured and become the poised and skilled keeper of the shop that grants wishes. But Watanuki’s final wish is for himself: to meet the witch Yûko one more time. With Yûko long vanished from our world, is it even possible? That question and others are answered now in the
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Paperback, 180 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Del Rey Books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Kate
Mar 04, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing
This is the final volume of xxxHolic, and the ending is very much what I would expect from a Japanese story. I think I will be mulling over the last chapter in particular for several days. It isn't the kind of story that can be put down so easily.

From the concept of a shop where wishes are granted for the right price to the intertwining with Tsubasa (xxxHolic's sister story) to philosophies and Japanese folklore, xxxHolic has been a most interesting story to read. The art style, reminiscent of w
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Kati
Sep 01, 2011 Kati rated it really liked it
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Alina
Mar 29, 2016 Alina rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-manhwa
Final agridoce... e meio aberto.
Grande parte das questões que permanecem da leitura de xxxHolic são respondidas em Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles (mas não todas), e à medida que se vai lendo mais se nota como as duas histórias estão interligadas e se devem ler em simultâneo (coisa que não fiz por já ter lido TRC há alguns anos).
Há uma mudança de ambiente drástica nos últimos volumes da saga, especialmente no que toca diretamente aos próprios personagens.
O coração aperta e assim permanece até à co
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Nanna
Harus kuakui ceritanya emang sedikit memusingkan, tapi walaupun begitu judul ini merupakan salah satu judul terfavoritku diantara karya-karya Clamp lainnya. Banyak pesan moral yang bisa kita ambil dikomik ini.. selain itu, artnya keren banget! >///<

Berharap sequelnya bisa segera terbit disini
Ehko
Mar 04, 2016 Ehko rated it it was amazing
Noooooooo! It can't be over!!!!
Miss Ryoko
Apr 08, 2014 Miss Ryoko rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, library-book
I'm really not satisfied with this as the series ending. First of all, the first half of this volume was filler story, and because so much of the volume was wasted on story with no purpose, it made the ending seem really abrupt and rushed. And it really just made the last couple of volumes since Yuko-san's disappearance really worthless. There really was no point in it other than to see what Watanuki was like as a shop owner, and that really had no relevance to anything. On the back of this volu ...more
Brittany
Mar 03, 2012 Brittany rated it really liked it
Not my favorite ending to a series but there were certainly redeeming qualities. I do love how ambiguous it was (it seems to fit the series to me) and for whatever reason it struck me as a very Japanese literature style ending. I'm eager to read the short story collection mentioned at the very end as I think it will probably shed some light on the series' ending. I do, however, agree with several other reviewers that the last two or three volumes seemed to have a lot of filler that wasn't especi ...more
Maria Ella
Once the egg is used, Watanuki's timeline will move - ergo, he will die forgetting the person he cares the most. That is why the CLAMP decided for the series to have an open ending, having the last panel with Watanuki's back on us, staring in the sky.

We wish for his happiness and for his consummation of his resolve - to see Yuuko for one last time.
Lissibith
Apr 25, 2012 Lissibith rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, manga
A lovely ending to a lovely series. It's subtle, displaying the new ways in which Watanuki interacts with the world. We see the change in how he deals with other people, with how he views the world, even his personal power. It's all come to a head, and I can't help but think Yuko would be proud. :)
Chivitouille
May 05, 2015 Chivitouille rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, manga, 2015

"Frustración: fracaso en una esperanza o deseo"
Considero que es la mejor manera de definir lo que siento ahora que he llegado al aparente final de esta historia. Digo aparente porque es más que claro que hay cosas inconclusas por explicar y de que la historia seguirá más adelante.

En el momento en que Tsubasa y Holic se separan para continuar con sus propias historias suponía para mí una emoción reflejada en el hecho de poder saber más de Watanuki, quien después de averiguar varias cosas sobre sí
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Tanya C.
Jul 28, 2016 Tanya C. rated it it was amazing
This review is for the whole manga, vol 1 to 19.

xxxHolic is one of the most iconic mangas of CLAMP because it’s the link between all their stories.

The manga begins following the premise presented in the first chapter, Watanuki must do errands for Yuuko, and because of those errands, he starts to get
closer to the supernatural world instead of get away from it. The first volumes follow the same structure, a customer goes to the shop and in few chapters they grant their wish. Most of the problems t
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Lynn
Aug 10, 2015 Lynn rated it it was amazing
Today's post is on XXXholic volume 19 by CLAMP. It is the last in the XXXholic series and as such you need to have read the rest of the series to understand what is happening. The cover has Watanuki in it smiling at the reader. The intended reader is someone who is interested in Japanese mythology, long plots, and fantasy. There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this volume. The story is told from Watanuki's perspective. There Be Spoiler Ahead.


From the back of the book- Kimihiro Watanuk
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*_Lili_*
Aug 02, 2016 *_Lili_* rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Finalmente sono riuscita a leggere questa serie delle CLAMP, che narra le vicende di Kimihiro Watanuki, un giovane liceale perseguitato dagli spiriti, dal suo primo incontro con Yuko, proprietaria di un negozio dove si esaudiscono desideri, fino all'"età adulta" (potrei spiegare molto meglio, ma rischierei di fare spoiler XD). Molto originale è il riferimento al mondo sovrannaturale utilizzato per esplorare i difetti e i vizi degli esseri umani (in alcuni casi le riflessioni che ne vengono fatte ...more
carmen caracol
Dec 02, 2014 carmen caracol rated it it was amazing
One of the best. The ending is vague in all the right ways. I'm impressed with all the thought put into this manga. It's pretty amazing stuff, it's all true. CLAMP knows a lot about real magic and the occult. In a responsible manner (if I may say so myself) they keep it neutral, unlike, say, the Harry Potter series which rams it in our face that there is "good" magic and "bad" magic and doesn't let us come to our own conclusions. In xxxHolic, there's just magic and the universe. Typical of Easte ...more
London
Aug 25, 2016 London rated it liked it
There are two main things about this series that must be said:
1. The artwork, as always, is absolutely amazing. There really is no one who draws manga like CLAMP and this is one of their best-drawn volumes. The stark black and white images, contrasted with the delicately drawn illustrated panels, just creates a simplistic beauty that makes this work unique among CLAMP's works.
2. The story makes absolutely no sense.
After the first reading, I was so lost, I had no idea what was going on, and pro
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Starbubbles
Jul 28, 2013 Starbubbles rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
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Jessica
Apr 24, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels, favs
I have to say I did enjoy the series. It left me a little sad because it is one of those novels that go on like life. In life one conflict may end then you move onto the next thing, life goes on. But the thing is the journey, what you make of it and what you learn along the way. I get that from this book, it does seem to move me. I generally hate books that don't allow the reader to escape life and books that don't end in a final resolution or they lived happily ever after finite tone but here f ...more
Sarah Hayes
Mar 11, 2012 Sarah Hayes rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga-lns-misc
This is the XXXHOLiC finale, tying up the story of Watanuki and Yûko once and for all, but it does not feel like any finale I've ever known. It doesn't even feel climactic in nature. If the back cover had not told me it was the final volume, I might still be awaiting a twentieth volume. For some series, an inconclusive and vague ending suits them just fine; not so in a series like XXXHOLiC which has built itself up on mysteries and riddles that require some sort of answer to make the reader feel ...more
Elizabeth
Jul 29, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, favorite-manga
I... I have no words. Just like Tsubasa, except this time, I'm more blown away by the lack of explanations as opposed to too much information. It's like the inverted version of Tsubasa (and considering that the two series cross over, that makes sense to an extent). The cryptic undertones, the mysteries, the characters, the gorgeous artwork, all miraculously create a tapestry of complex Japanese Mythos in the modern world. It's almost more like a series of vignettes that somehow all connect under ...more
Jaimie
Aug 30, 2014 Jaimie rated it really liked it
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Michelle Wardhaugh
Final? Really? This is such a different series from how it started. At first there was mystery and myth to color the high school comedy with little streaks of serious added now and then. Then the serious started to take over, and in the end the comedy was a rarely seen spot of color in the background. The mystery took over to such an extent, that I'm not sure what was really going on for the now adult and dignified characters. Have months passes for them since Yuko disappeared? It seemed that ye ...more
Helga Gonzalez
Mar 26, 2016 Helga Gonzalez rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
I bought this book long ago. If you are a fan xxxholic like me; and you are not following Tsubasa Chronicles; the end will not make sense. The authors have become accustomed to the non happy endings. The problem is that xxxholic becomes completely dependent on Tsubasa Chronicles. To the point that the first time that I read it, I did not realize that was the end. That insubstantial was.

Today for the second time I checked, I think of it as an 70's trip of creativity: de book don't said anything.
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Diederik
Jan 13, 2015 Diederik rated it it was amazing
I love this story and can't get enough of it. It truly saddens me to leave these great characters behind. I watched the anime first which was slightly different from the manga but was very engaging. It is an excellent set up. The artwork is very nice, I especially love how the smoke is drawn. The magic feels genuine and is linked to a lot of philosophy which I always support. I would have like an ending more like the anime though. The anime sort of finishes on a quit note but gives us a few more ...more
Alan
Mar 25, 2012 Alan rated it liked it
If this really is the last volume (as I was adding this a volume 20 came up in the search?) I definitely have mixed feelings about the ending. Even the teases about Yuko's fate being nothing more than teases didn't bother me. I've settled into the Watanuki and Domeki relationship with Domeki (or is it Domeki?) as a student and Watanuki running the shop. The favors for Watanuki to grant as shop owner even seemed a more vague than usual. Unfortunately all too often this is a CLAMP problem-how to e ...more
Ellen
Nov 01, 2015 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, manga, surrealism
OH NO I'M CRYING.

OH NO.

The art is so beautiful and dreamy, and the storytelling is so perfectly structurally composed. I love that CLAMP has written multiple series where the vast majority of the plot takes place in surreal magical/moral vignettes solved or undertaken by the frame characters who you also grow to love and care for as they fumble and then learn grace in surreal circumstances.

SO PRETTY AND SO SAD and everything wraps up in a nicely unresolved way; I am Content in my suffering.

What
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Muhammad Rajab
Jan 18, 2013 Muhammad Rajab rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic
BENERAN TAMAT DI VOLUME INIKAH?
aaakkk... nggak rela...
manga Clamp yang satu ini keren bangettt! tapi masa' endingnya begitu, sih?
gue sampe berpikir 'hah, ini endingnya? INI? cuma INI?' (T^T)*hiks

Gosh, that was not a kind of ending that I wanted!
gue masih butuh banyak penjelasan dari ceritanya, tokoh-tokohnya, dll.
but, ya, udahlah.
meski 'open ending' tapi masih percaya bahwa cerita manga ini akan dilanjutkan suatu hari nanti di lain serial karya Clamp. [Clamp gitu, lho]

ah, kelihatannya gue harus
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Jordan
Feb 06, 2012 Jordan rated it it was ok
I hated the ending; it did nothing for me. Granted, I still love the characters and art, but this particular volume irked me so badly. I mean... WHAT THE CRAP, I thought things were going to, like, happen... Really, though, after (Spoilers for early volumes) Yuuko is gone, there are just fillers until the end. Or maybe I missed something. Did I not love my sanity, I would hope I had.

Rating PG
I don't remember anything in this volume, really... Probably some perverted joke or mild violence, with l
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Kylie カイリー Yay Apocalypse
I'm sorry Clamp. You left me no choice but to rage about this ending to one of my favorite mangas. YOU KILLED ME! I WANTED AN AWESOME ENDING AND YOU GIVE ME THIS PIECE OF SH*T??!!! HOW COULD YOU??!! First Himawari (view spoiler). Then Domeki (view spoiler). I was expecting a spectacular ending!! One that I'll never forget!!! (view spoiler) ...more
Elizabeth Ferg
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Bianca Woods
Mar 18, 2012 Bianca Woods rated it liked it
An unfortunately lackluster end for a series I quite enjoyed. While I'm not someone who needs everything to be tied up in a nice little bow at the end of the series, I do want something that tells me the author understands that the end of a story has to give the reader some sense of, well, *ending*. Unfortunately, XXXHolic just fizzles out weakly and makes me believe that CLAMP just didn't know what kind of story they were trying to tell anymore.

The volume is worth reading for the stories in it,
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