Anime: xxxHolic (xxxホリック)

Continuing with Clamp works, this time I present you xxxHolic!


xxxHolic (xxxホリック), pronounced as "holic," is a Seinen manga written and illustrated by the group of manga authors known as Clamp. The series, which ties in strongly with another of Clamp's series, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (review HERE!), revolves around Watanuki Kimihiro, a high-school student disturbed by his ability to see the supernatural, who meets Ichihara Yuuko, a witch who owns a wish-granting shop. Watanuki requests to have his ability to see spirits removed and, as payment, Yuuko hires him to work in the shop, resulting in various supernatural encounters. Clamp came with the idea of xxxHolic when wanting to create a series which would link with the others they made.


In 2005, Production I.G adapted the manga into an animated film, which was followed by two anime TV series, and various original video animations (OVAs).


If you know other Clamp works, you will find this anime most interesting. And more, it is really fun to watch this one and Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle at the same time, as they share many points in common and sometimes even cross each other in some episodes. A really big recommendation here!


Enjoy the trailer of its movie!