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message 1: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (last edited Aug 26, 2009 07:52PM) (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
XXXHolic, Volume 1 by Clamp XXXHolic

Kimihiro Watanuki is a high school student plagued by yōkai, spirits with a strong attraction to him. The spirits are invisible to others and encounters with them are extremely troublesome. When he stumbles into a shop that grants wishes, however, events in his life promise to become more unusual.

The shop is owned by Yūko Ichihara, a mysterious and beautiful (sometimes playful) witch of many names and esoteric renown. For a price, she offers to grant Watanuki's wish to be rid of the spirits. The price, according to Yūko, must be of equal value and so, as payment, he temporarily becomes Yūko's part-time employee.

Watanuki's job consists of small errands dealing with the supernatural and household chores. His love interest, Himawari Kunogi, and "rival", Shizuka Dōmeki, occasionally join him in his work as per Yūko's request. The three become increasingly close despite Watanuki's annoyance with Dōmeki.

The world of xxxHolic is directly connected to several other of Clamp's works through dimensional traveling. The series is directly connected to Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, while other series including Cardcaptor Sakura, Legal Drug, and Magic Knight Rayearth are referenced at different times.

Yūko constantly refers to hitsuzen (必然?), meaning inevitability, destiny, or fate, as being the driving force in the world. She states that there is no such thing as coincidence, and that every single action and decision is inevitable, because without them, other related events in the future could not happen.

For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XxxHolic


message 2: by *Sklip* (new)

*Sklip*  (stalkerninja) | 113 comments i want to read this soooooooooo bad!!!!!!!!


message 3: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

Starbubbles | 649 comments Mod
well, get to it! they have it pretty far into the series online.


message 4: by *Sklip* (new)

*Sklip*  (stalkerninja) | 113 comments ehhhh....i dont feel comfortable downloading stuff and my library doesnt have it


message 5: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (last edited Aug 27, 2009 09:08PM) (new)

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if you go to mangafox, you can just view it. besides, if you really like it, you'll check it out at the library to read again anyway


message 6: by *Sklip* (new)

*Sklip*  (stalkerninja) | 113 comments lol


message 7: by *Sklip* (new)

*Sklip*  (stalkerninja) | 113 comments really?


message 8: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

Starbubbles | 649 comments Mod
yep, both onemanga and mangafox are pretty good sites.


message 9: by *Sklip* (new)

*Sklip*  (stalkerninja) | 113 comments mmmk, i'll try

onemanga didnt work for me.......


message 10: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

Starbubbles | 649 comments Mod
it didn't? do you think you need flash for it? it works for me. hmmm, mangafox might use the same stuff onemanga uses.


message 11: by *Sklip* (new)

*Sklip*  (stalkerninja) | 113 comments hmmm, thats alright...........


message 12: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

Starbubbles | 649 comments Mod
it might be blocked for your computer. i really don't get why it wouldn't work though.


message 13: by *Sklip* (new)

*Sklip*  (stalkerninja) | 113 comments yep, its probably blocked...


message 14: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

Starbubbles | 649 comments Mod
totally waiting on skip beat! soo awesome!


message 15: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

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ren? yes, he's hot. lol. i loved it from the very beginning! the facial expressions are awesome! some of them literally have me laughing out loud! bo is so much fun too! his expressions are the best!


message 16: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (last edited Sep 12, 2009 11:44AM) (new)

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yeah, that's sho. though i would probably better describe it as being ditched. in his eyes they were never a potential item. she was always hoping that they would be. it makes it even better how everyone thinks that they were together though. all in all, it's hilarious!


message 17: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
oh no! I just read the lasted book to come to my library and it gave away something I hadn't yet read in Tsubasa!!!


message 18: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
Yeah! It's not fair!


message 19: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
I haven't read the ending!! I'm waiting for them to finish publishing the books. It's a different experience when you have the books than when you read them online.


message 20: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (last edited Apr 29, 2010 10:56AM) (new)

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it ended?! i haven't read holic online in such a long time! it was always difficult for me to remember which chapter i was on since it didn't list the vol. numbers.


message 21: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

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it's definately wrapping up. i think that it's a shame that tsubasa is twice as long as it though


message 22: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
Yeah, every time a new book comes out, I feel I have to go reread all the ones before it!


message 23: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

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i felt that way with fruits basket. but i didn't re-read it when i should have, lol. just too much happened to too mnay different people.


message 24: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

Starbubbles | 649 comments Mod
true. but when i don't re-read a series that often, i feel like it just takes up space on my bookshelf. i might feel that way since i have limited space for my volumous collection, so i can't waste space for something i don't like.


message 25: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

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mine are too! whenever i try to get rid of some my boyfriend stops me claiming we need them for our future library. sometimes it's a little frustating. i want space now!!


message 26: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
My book shelf is itty bitty, so of course, nothing fits on it... :P but I can't bring myself to get rid of any books.


message 27: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
ya, under the bed! lol


message 28: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
really? I didn't even know


message 29: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
I never even noticed! But now that I think about it, you're right... that's so cool!


message 30: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
I love Clamp's style! It's so elegant and complex!


message 31: by [deleted user] (new)

Did xxxHolic end yet?


message 32: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

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oh idk!


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

I was only at the part when Watanuki sees a memory of Yuko.


message 34: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

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umm


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

WatNuki sees a dream about Yuko, did you see that chapter?


message 36: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
I don't think so


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

Do you want me to tell you the last part of xxxHolic or no?


message 38: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

Hylian Princess  (hylianprincess) | 400 comments Mod
NO!!!


message 39: by Starbubbles, event coordinator type person (new)

Starbubbles | 649 comments Mod
nope, keep it a secret. i'll eventually get to the end


message 40: by Hylian Princess , Hylian-Chan (new)

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haha same here. With emphasis on the eventually


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