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Watanuki Kimihiro is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. Seemingly by chance, he encounters a mysterious witch named Yûko, who claims she can help. In desperation, he accepts, but realizes that he's just been tricked into working for Yûko in order to pay off the cost of her services. Soon he's employed in her little shop- a job which turns out to be nothing like his previous work experience!


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Associated Names
XXX ホリック
xxxHolic Rō
xxxHolic Rou

Groups Scanlating
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Latest Release(s)
v.15 c.4 by Be With You Scans (709d ago)
v.19 c.213 (end) by Fail Manga (1165d ago)
c.212 by Fail Manga (1197d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol. 1, Ch. 1
Ends at vol 6 but has one ep from Vol. 7, Ch. 42, xxxHOLIC Kei ends at Vol. 11, Ch. 129

User Reviews
xxxHOLIC by Coriolis
xxxHolic by danobou

30 topics, 242 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1379 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 24th 2014, 9:07am PST

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English Publisher
Del Rey (19 Volumes - Complete)
Kodansha USA (Omnibus - March 2014)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #846 increased(+25)
Monthly Pos #1151 increased(+11)
3 Month Pos #1298 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #1294 (No change)

List Stats
On 3009 reading lists
On 1085 wish lists
On 1963 completed lists
On 235 unfinished lists
On 424 custom lists

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Forum Posts
So the ending... 260 days, 2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Name of the childhood friend? 475 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago
xxxHolic ONESHOT ft TRC 735 days, 4 hours, 36 minutes ago
spine designs? 898 days, 9 hours, 35 minutes ago
Anything before XXXHOLiC? 1054 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes ago

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On the crossovers...   
Rating: 7.1 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
December 5th, 2008, 8:25pm
I just want to make a quick comment about the link. Regardless of the fact that it was planned, it does come across as a bit gimmicky. It doesn't really have the same affect on Tsubasa since it feels less like a piece of the plot is missing, but holic could really have succeeded on its own without it, and probably have had stronger pacing and a more involved ending sequence. I'll have to reserve my final comments on the matter until the story finally concludes, but as it is the ending feels as though it's heading in a slightly contrived direction...

Either way, it's still an excellent manga, but I have to agree that the crossover detracts from it, or at least limits its potential.
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Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by Da-manta-ray
October 19th, 2008, 5:20pm
in response to the person below me, Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC are supposed to be linked. That's how it was intended.

Personally, I like CLAMP's style in some of its older works like Legend of Chyun Huang and Card Captor Sakura. I'm not really clear as to what the story actually is, but I really like this manga.
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Rating: N/A
by luzzz
October 16th, 2008, 6:45pm
I love this manga and I love the stories of the supernatural that are incorporated into the story. Each chapter gives off a dream-like atmosphere, which is aided by the effective use of the contrast between black and white in each frame.

Unfortunately, after seeing the most recent chapter 167 I've come to fear that CLAMP are trying to link the story in xxxHolic to that in Tsubasa. I find this particularly urking, because I don't read Tsubasa myself, and all the references made to Syoran and Sakura make the story confusing. I think xxxHolic would work more effectively if it was contained within its own universe. Linking the conclusion of this manga to that in Tsubasa feels as if CLAMP is doing a disservice to its readers, who may not read all of its current works.

Other than that, I would still recommend this manga to anyone who is a CLAMP fan, and those who like reading about superstitions, the supernatural and magic. Take away all the annoying Tsubasa references and I would have given this a 10.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2008, 6:34pm
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Very Good Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Aeylis
August 18th, 2008, 8:37pm
The title explains it all. xxxHolic is a very good manga to read and as it develops you just get pulled farther into the storyline. At times it can be slightly confusing, but it still works out to be an amazing manga.
First off, I love the story. Most of the mangas that have "Supernatural" in their genre listing turn out to be very creepy and have almost none, if not any, bits of humor in them.(based on personal reading experience) xxxHolic is different though. At times it is spooky enough to send a chill up my spine, while other times it reverts back to being humorous and light hearted. Most of the creepy moments are evened out by the light humor that interferes.
Also, the artwork is gorgeous. I love seeing all of the art they have between chapters that show Yuuko in different outfits and hairstyles. Not one page is done sloppily in this Manga which is really refreshing.
Updating this to be more recent.. It still is an amazing story that I love to read. Slightly depressing, but not very. Just a bit more serious than before. Watanuki has matured greatly, and the story still has room to grow. A Very enjoyable Manga.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2010, 3:42pm
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Rating: N/A
by matt_is_the_best
June 18th, 2008, 9:07am
i was hooked when i started reading it and sometimes have trouble waiting for the next chapter to come out. it has a creepy feel to it at times, and at others is just... well.. it is one of my favourites. i love it. =)
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strange and boring   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by wait321
June 4th, 2008, 9:02pm
This is a very strange manga. At the beginning, it's just an a bunch of philosophical dialogue about fate. Then there's a few self-contained stories about human nature. The manga is episodic with no overall plot that I've seen. This supposedly ties with Tsubasa (they both use the same scenes and stuff), but I didn't read Tsubasa, so half of the stuff that happened seemed pointless. I don't know why they even bothered adding those in since the scenes add nothing to the characters in this story.

The main problem is that the pace is very slow and there's no tension at all. People die but the way the present it seems to make seem like no big deal,. Nothing even remotely dangerous happens to the main character until chapter 25 and even then Yuuko's calm demeanor removes any tension. The series is suppose to be a light read but it's so light that it's hard to get interested in the story or characters.
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In my opinion...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cleanlyer
May 11th, 2008, 6:16pm
... this manga is better than Tsubasa. i like the artwork for xxxHOLiC MUCH more than Tsubasa's (its more original here) i like the original characters too (not that i dont like the way CLAMP uses their old characters, i just like how they bring new people into it) i also like how (if you read Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC) they use the same stories, just in different orders and in different ways that make you have to look to find something in common. even though i like action and adventure, i also like the supernatural stuff in this manga. i think EVERYONE should read this one!

... Last updated on May 11th, 2008, 6:18pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rainybaby
March 7th, 2008, 10:30pm
I really enjoy this series... watanuki jus makes it interesting and i like how you can see how he changes and develops along with the other characters
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making exceptions   
Rating: N/A
by Dante00
February 19th, 2008, 11:29pm
I am usually not a fan of episodic chapters, but for this I can make a huge exception. Each chapter tells a great story. Telling stories with alot of comedy, and then some that dont end to well for some. It really is a great light read.
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Yuko is the coolest person. EVER.   
Rating: N/A
by liked00dness
February 14th, 2008, 9:50pm
This is such a great series, especially paired with Tsubasa. The supernatural aspect is what really makes this as great as it is. It feels a little episodic, and the only real plot seems to be dependent on what happens to the Tsubasa people, but I still love it!

Most of the volumes can be real alone but you just can't stop until you've read all of them! I just love the feel of this's mysterious and intriguing, a little comedy here and there, a little drama, some sad parts. I just wish there was more of a romance but that's just me. smile

If you're not running off to purchase it yet, read it just for Yuko. She's the craziest, most hilarious and cool female anime character. Check it out!
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