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xxxHolic, Vol. 4 (xxxHOLiC #4)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  2,896 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
It’s Valentine’s Day–and while Domeki is showered with chocolates and cards from girls, Watanuki receives none. To make matters worse, he must also do the usual chores for Yûko, which includes making chocolate cake for her and Mokona, as well as the treats his boss wants to give away as gifts. But when Watanuki discovers he has a shy and secret admirer who is not quite hum ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Del Rey Books (first published June 17th 2004)
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Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
And then of course THIS volume had me going: AWWWW CUTE awwww oh no wait whew they're okay awwwww WHOA WHAT THE HECK WHYYYY?
Jul 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
A good continuation of the story, although I didn't enjoy the subplots of this as much as the last two.

Del Rey apparently dropped the ball on this volume, though, because throughout the entire book the art is horribly pixelated. I myself obsessing a bit over all of the jagged edges.
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
The art quality remains consistent in this volume.

The reason it has one less star is that the final story in the book seemed out of place. It didn't really connect with the main narrative and served no purpose to the overall story.
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not bad manga. I have read better. =)
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-read
Apparently I never put on here that I read this? I definitely did. I'm on volume 10 now. I'm pretty sure I liked it.
Vanessa Vallos
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Toujours aussi sympa mais.... On a de moins en moins de clients , et cette partie de l histoire était sympa aussi
This manga is one of the most interesting and unpredictable series I have ever read. I cannot find words to describe how good this series is. Once again, CLAMP has created a wonderful series that is just beautiful and just a lot of fun to love. XXXHolic is very unique and has an excellent character cast. I’ll admit that I think that this manga may be one of CLAMP’s finest. Maybe not the best but one of the better ones.

The thing that stands out about Holic is the setting. It’s a paranormal unive
Today's post is on XXXHolic volume 4 by CLAMP. It is 176 pages long and is published by Del Rey. As it is the fourth in the long series you need to have read the first three to understand the story. The cover has Yuko on the front and Watanuki on the back looking cool. The intended reader is someone who likes mythology, ghost stories, and great art. There is no sex, no language, and no violence in this volume. The story is told from Watanuki's perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back o
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Encore une fois ce tome m’a fait passer un très agréable moment. Le groupe Clamp nous offre avec ce quatrième tome des dessins toujours aussi beaux et raffinés, et une intrigue toujours aussi mystérieuse.

Nous suivons toujours Watanuki, ce jeune homme un peu maladroit qui attire les esprits égarés. Il est toujours très proche de Yûko, la sorcière qui l’aide beaucoup, tout en étant parfois capricieuse. On découvre beaucoup de scènes d'humour entre eux, souvent créées par des piques de la sorcière.
Sarah Sammis
Apr 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
XxxHolic Volume 3 by the CLAMP uses a humorous Valentine's day story to reintroduce the shared connection with Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.

In Japan girls give chocolates to boys with the hopes of receiving something in return for White day. Watanuki desperately wants chocolate from Himawari but it looks like it's Dômeki who's getting it all.

Yûko for reasons revealed in Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle volume 5, suggests to Watanuki that he make his own chocolate to give to Himawari. But things go a
Miss Ryoko
Nov 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, library-book

I'm finding I'm having the same issue with this series that I had with Ranma 1/2.... I really do like the series and the characters, but it just feels like the story is being dragged on and on to milk it for what it's worth... and for xxxHolic, it's only volume 4!! Everything that happened in this volume seemed pointless. And maybe there is a reason that'll come about in upcoming volumes, but I feel like a lot of this is just "We know we want this series to be long so we can make more mo
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is one strange manga, even for clamp standards. In order to avoid the weird spirits plaguing him Watakuni has made a deal to work with a mysterious and spoiled witch. This manga ranged from comedy scenarios of Watanuki in ability to get Mokona to be interested in him (she is interested in the popular and disinterested classmate) or the chores he does for the witch Yuko and her shop-mates, to mystically based problems that Yuko most help him solve. While the story is strange and sometimes ev ...more
Michael Pillarella
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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Feather Mista
Sep 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los mismos.
Recommended to Feather by: Lo mismo
Lindas historias, lindos dibujos, linda estética, lindas "moralejas", lindos personajes. xxxHolic sigue sin fascinarme lo suficiente como para querer tragarme todos los tomos pero sí me sigue pareciendo de lo más disfrutable y bien armado. En este tomo, mención especial al bonito capítulo del bar de mapaches. Ahora veré si sigo arriesgándome a leer esta serie en solitario hasta perderme o si me puedo lanzar a TsubasaRC cuanto antes.
Aug 31, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
It's Valentine's Day and while Domeki is showered with chocolates and cards from girls, Watanuki receives none. To make matters worse, he must also the ususla chores of Yuko, which includes making chocolate cake for her and Mokoona, as well as the treats his boss wants to give away as gifts. but when Watanuki disocvers he has s shy and secret admirer who is not quite human, he finds that chocolatees can be more sweet than just sweets.
Rowan McBride
Jan 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Loving this series. I've seen the anime, but for some reason the manga makes it a lot easier to understand why Doumeki drives Watanuki nuts. And weirdly enough it's also easier to ship them together. Go figure.

I like Watanuki's straightforward behavior. He spazzes out a lot but his heart's always in the right place. I also enjoyed reading the bittersweet flashback of his childhood friend.

And, of course, Yuko makes lushes cool. lol.
This volume's theme is mostly the binding power of words. Watanuki and Doumeki double date with a set college-age twins and help them out. There's Vday and Wday funnies and cutes. Lots of hilarity surrounding Watanuki's envy of Doumeki and Doumeki's cavalier attitude toward Watanuki and anything he cooks. Zashikiwarashi makes her first appearance of many if the anime is anything to judge by.
Robert Beveridge
CLAMP, xxxHolic vol. 4 (Del Rey, 2004)

xxxHolic is starting to get interesting, with the relationship between Watanuki and Domeki solidifying (at least, in its instability). Good storyline about twin sisters that's the first truly memorable story in the batch. Enough to keep me going with the series, at least. ***
Michelle *Queen of Dorks*
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed-unowned
I have a strong urge to watch the anime again! I forgot how much fun this series is to read and watch until I picked up the previous volume the other day. Speaking of the anime, the show has followed these four volumes pretty closely (and I'm excited to get to the point where I surpass the anime).
Ashira (Savannah)
I get way too into my manga, and this is definitely one that made me laugh out loud (in other words, you'll probably smile when you read this one. Perhaps utter a chuckle).

I've begun to watch the anime as well. It's fun to compare ^-^
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
In some cases this is starting to follow the anime so much so that I find myself skipping over until I stumble upon something different.

Still a good series, but it just didn't change it up enough for me.
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-manga
I can say I really really loved this one. The word bound story and the hand it was creative and I gotta say I loved the Ghost whisperer feeling of it. Also not to forget the extra birthday chapter story which was really amazing.
First time I enjoy an XXXHolIC volume like that.
Laury Plum
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vale, la OTP es prácticamente canon ya. No aguanto.
Y cuando piensas que la trama flojea Yuko te suelta un "chan chan chan" que te deja con ganas de más.
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved the whole series. Clamp creates beautiful visuals and beautiful writing. A must read series for Clamp, manga, and fantasy fans.
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, graphic-novels
I am loving this series so so much.
Mar 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another raucous adventure for Watanuki and company, this time exploring love-lorn ghosts and the power of words. Maybe not the most exciting of the stories so far, but still entertaining.
Arielle Nguyen
Aug 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
welcome to the magic world. we will serve you delicious myths as appetizers. philosophy is waxed so often that you don't even realize it.
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Ōkawa Nanase 大川七瀬
[born: 2 May 1967; Ōsaka, bloodtype: A]

Mokona Apapa もこなあぱぱ
[born: 16 Jun 1968, Kyōto; bloodtype: A]

Nekoi Mick 猫井みっく
[born: 21 Jan 1969, Kyōto; bloodtype: O]

Igarashi Satsuki 五十嵐さつき
[born: 8 Feb 1969, Kyōto; bloodtype: A]

CLAMP originally began in 1989 as a twelve-member dōjinshi circle, but by 1990, the circle had diminished from twelve to seven. Of the remaining seven, Tamayo Akiya
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