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The Official xxxHOLiC Guide (xxxHOLiC)

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Join Yûko, Kimihiro, Dômeki, and all your favorite characters on a journey deep inside the thrilling world of xxxHOLiC! Learn more about the folklore behind the story and the various connections to the other works in the CLAMP universe. Filled with fascinating story details, creator interviews, fashion highlights, glossaries, lavish illustration
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by Del Rey
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Maria Ella
Read and re-read a hundred times. Don't ask, I am a hardcore CLAMP fan, from X/1999 to Clamp School Detectives and CardCaptor Sakura!!! This guidebook do not only give treats to the fans via images and comic panels, but also an in-depth definition of the folklore and the allegories they have put into the series. :)
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Since the worlds that CLAMP has created are all incredibly complex, this guide is helpful in filling in the blanks that users might have about the manga series. The Official xxxHolic Guide starts out with six full-color mini posters depicting the main characters of the manga -- namely Yuko and Watanuki. It then continues to go in depth about the characters, connections to other CLAMP works, and Yuko's best quotes, wardrobe, and favorite th
This was originally written in Japanese in 2006, and just last year the official English translation was published. This unfortunately means only the earlier volumes of xxxHoLiC are covered, and I have a lot of questions about the later volumes! And I wish I could remember all her great quotes, too.

As far this guide goes, it's pretty good. The timing was neat -- I had just finished the anime, which covered most of the volumes from the guide the day or so before and this book was on hold for me.
I really love the philosophical and folklore aspects from xxxHOLiC, and this book covers them well (although I would have loved some more background on the existing creatures that appear). We also get a very detailed analysis of Yûko's dresses, which is completely over the top and a very enjoyable read, and I think also helpful for costume makers. Throw in the colour spreads in the beginning, and you have a wonderful book for the xxxHOLiC/CLAMP fans.
As the title says, this is a Guide, but we must notice its for the Manga. We are presented with the world of Yuko, how each client has changed Watanuki through their encounters. We also have characters data pages, a "treasure" test, a review of Yuko's wardrobe, an interview with one of the CLAMP girls... its for CLAMP fans only!
This will be a hit with fans of the series. There is an absolutely hysterical section about Yuuko's dresses and a really interesting interview between Hirohiko Araki and Tsubaki Nekoi.
I love all the food that Watanuki made and the book tells what the food is. I also like all yuko clothing they are awesome.
Maui Pasilan
COOOOOL! (only if you read the manga or watched/followed the anime)
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Ookawa Nanase 大川七瀬
[born: 2 May 1967; bloodtype: A]

Mokona Apapa もこなあぱぱ
[born: 16 Jun 1968, Oosaka-metropolis, Kyouto; bloodtype: A]

Nekoi Mick 猫井みっく
[born: 21 Jan 1969, Oosaka-metropolis, Kyouto; bloodtype: O]

Igarashi Satsuki 五十嵐さつき
[born: 8 Feb 1969, Oosaka-metropolis, Kyouto; bloodtype: A]

CLAMP originally began in 1989 as a twelve-member dōjinshi circle, but by 1990, the circle had diminished from
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Other Books in the Series

xxxHOLiC (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 1 (xxxHOLiC, #1)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 2  (xxxHOLiC, #2)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 3  (xxxHOLiC, #3)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 4  (xxxHOLiC, #4)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 5  (xxxHOLiC, #5)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 6  (xxxHOLiC, #6)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 7  (xxxHOLiC, #7)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 8 (xxxHOLiC, #8)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 9  (xxxHOLiC, #9)
  • xxxHolic, Vol. 10  (xxxHOLiC, #10)
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