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July 17, 2007
Without realizing it, Kimihiro Watanuki has purchased a dream. According to his boss Yûko Ishikawa, the mysterious time-space witch, people usually buy good dreams–but Kimihiro’s dream is a man-eating nightmare. Even worse, it has come true! Then Kimihiro meets a wistful girl who, like him, can see the spirit world. Together they try to prevent a harmless ghost from being exorcised from its beloved resting place, an ancient cherry tree. The girl’s mother wants her to have nothing to do with Kimihiro, but the spirits say otherwise. . . .

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"Manga comics... have ignited graphic novel sales around the world" Time "Clever, sassy and original... xxxHolic has the inherent hallmakes of a runaway hit" New Type --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

CLAMP is a group of four women who have become one of the most popular manga artists in the world - Satsuki Igarashi, Mick Nekoi, Mokona Apapa and Nanase Ohkawa. They started out as doujnishi (fan comics) creators, but their skill and craft brought them to the attention of publishers very quickly. Their first work from a major publisher was RG Veda, but their first mass success was with Magic Knight Rayearth. From there, they went on to write many series, including Cardcaptor Sakura and Chobits, two of the most popular manga available. Like many Japanese manga artists, they prefer to avoid the spotlight, and little is known about them personally. CLAMP is also the author of Tsubasa, another title brought to you by Tanoshimi. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (July 17, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345496396
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345496393
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A New Year July 17, 2007
Time turns in this volume of xxxHOLiC as the new year arrives.

As it begins, the three teens are sharing their first dreams of the new year, which according to tradition foretells one's fortune for the coming twelve months. Typically of Watanuki, he steadfastly refuses to heed Yuko's less than subtle hints that it's not Himawari but Domeki who's meant for him, although she's aware that he's going to have to figure it out himself in spite of her doing everything but hitting him over the head with a sledgehammer (and even that might not work) to get her two best boys together.

This time, however, Yuko gets backup - in the form of the departed spirit of Domeki's lookalike grandfather, who is apparently aware of what's going on and tries to give Watanuki his own hint during a friendly visit in the dreamworld but gets interrupted when the boy wakes up.

In the second half of the story, a lonely little girl named Kohane being exploited by her mother for her spiritual powers finds herself drawn to Watanuki, sensing a kindred spirit and crying out for someone who might finally understand her. With his usual kindness, Watanuki answers the call, becoming the first person to see her as a child instead of a psychic. As the volume ends, we've obviously not seen the last of either Kohane or Domeki's grandfather.

This is also an alarming entry for those following the Tsubasa crossover, as we get hints that things are about to go horribly wrong for Syaoran and his crew in the next volume or two of Tsubasa.

An entry that maintains xxxHOLiC's generally high standards.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sets The Stage For The Next Volume March 1, 2008
I think the previous reviewer has put together the contents of the story quite nicely. Indeed, this is a great volume that introduces some new characters that play key roles in the next volume. I have the entire xxxHolic collection, but haven't read the old volumes in a while. It's great to see some new Holic that makes me renew my interest in the series and make meanxiously anticipate the next volume.
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This is an interesting chapter where Wantanuki meets a young girl who sees spirits like he does. She keeps staring at spirit in a cherry tree and lured there in the pouring rain. Wantanuki is learning more about Domeki and what he may not like about him. He also knows what he wore as a child. Now there's a game of Mah-Jong to play.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Always good August 16, 2013
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What can I say? I LOVE xxxHOLIC, so I was quite satisfied with the condition and it's a really good series, but make sure you read some of it's counter series, Tsubasa: Resivoir Chronicles, otherwise some things won't make sense. It anything watch Tsubasa's anime version to get a general sense.
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Clamp, stylized as CLAMP, is an all-female Japanese manga artist group that formed in the mid 1980s. Many of the group's manga series are often adapted into anime after release. It consists of their leader Nanase Ohkawa, who provides much of the storyline and screenplay for all their works and adaptations of those works respectively, and three artists whose roles shift for each series: Mokona, Tsubaki Nekoi, and Satsuki Igarashi. Almost 100 million Clamp tankōbon copies have been sold worldwide as of October 2007.

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