XXXHOLiC 121 !

Time to comment on XXXHOLiC.

The scans are up since Wednesday at the RoR, but only now I could sit and talk about it (yesterday SAW III got me busy ^^”)


First of all, congratulations to XXXHOLiC for selling over 6.600 millions of copies around the world. Last time we heard it was 5.800, so almost a million more within a month ^_^

About the splash page, it reminded me of Tokyo Babylon somehow xD I don’t know if it is because of the sunflowers or for the fact that the guys are wearing gloves, It just did ^^”

I am so happy that Ame and Zashiki Warashi appeared on the color pages this time (thank you, CLAMP !). I love them both, specially Ame Warashi. Her hair is definitely blue on the manga, then, while Zashiki’s is really black. I don’t know why they changed in the anime, it doesn’t bug me the red one, but if I were to choose it, I would definitely pick the blue one. Also loved their clothes, and again, specially Ame Warashi’s ^^

New thing to me was to see Watanuki’s eyes multi-colored. Sharing an eye with Doumeki is surely clear now. However, I don’t get why his eyes weren’t like that in Volume 10’s color pages. You can really see his eyes are they are both blue.

So, either CLAMP decided just now that from now on they’ll color them like this, or (which is the one I’ll believe for the time being) maybe Doumeki was “seeing through” Watanuki in this very moment. Remember that they don’t share the same “vision” 24hrs a day and 7 days per week, only when Watanuki gets “overwhelmed”, or something like that (like when Doumeki saw the Thunder creature). Which is why I think Doumeki saw the scene and that’s why his other eye is golden. We’ll see later if Doumeki will mention anything.

Zashiki Warashi is really something xD She reminds me of Shuuko from AL with all her intense blushings ^^ I like this pairing, Zashiki and Watanuki *avoids tomatoes* And she was wearing the little hair things he gave to her ^_^

Ame Warashi, though, is even better xD I love her grumpy personality and the way she treats Watanuki XD Sometimes I get the feeling she’s a bit jealous of Zashiki Warashi ^^

“Ame: That shopkeeper really has some unique things.
But then again, among those you’re the most unique one.
[…] Your existence in itself, it’s kind of unbelievable.”
(taken from inarikami-san’s translations ^^)

Oho~ new clues about Watanuki’s importance. I don’t know why but, the thing that came to my mind when I read this was that Watanuki wasn’t supposed to be alive. Maybe he was supposed to die with his parents? So what, now he’s “The Boy Who Lived”? ¬¬

Stupid jokes aside, Ame Warashi said something to think over. I just hope that, by the “Eh?” Watanuki made, he’s gonna ask Yuuko what she meant by that. (Or maybe Doumeki heard/saw it? O.o)

So Himawari changed her hairstyle in order to hide the scars she got instead of Watanuki. It’s really sweet of her to do that ^__^ Watanuki gave her the little bird, still unnamed xD

The chapter ended without any kind of cliffhangers, so I wonder what will be the theme of this arc. I hope it has to do with the hints thrown by Ame Warashi.

Before leaving, I would like to share something with the Doumeki and Haruka fans ^^

As I was surfing and saving the pics from Nekoi’s Private Board (at PLA-NET), I noticed that after pic 68, it jumped to pic 70 (and they name them in numerical order). So I wondered where number 69 was O.o I typed the URL replacing the number 69 and to my surprise, here’s what I found:

It’s Haruka and chibi!Doumeki ! O.O Wearing a kimono, and long hair too ! I wonder if Nekoi was gonna post it but didn’t because she thought it was too spoilery? O.o Either way, I thought some of you would like it ^__^ (ladydarkmoon and canon_4_life specially ^^)

68 thoughts on “XXXHOLiC 121 !

  1. I love Zashiki Warashi/Watanuki! And I’m going to download again in a sec to see about Watanuki’s eyes-I was so eager to read the chapter, I didn’t notice!
    That pic of Haruka and chibi!Doumeki…I don’t know if it’s super cute or somewhat disturbing. I love that Doumeki’s had that same look on his face all these years.

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    • >I love Zashiki Warashi/Watanuki!

      Nice ! I think it’s so cute the fact that she loved him all along even though they had never met (or so WE think o.o)

      >And I’m going to download again in a sec to see about Watanuki’s eyes-I was so eager to read the chapter, I didn’t notice!

      omg really? XDDD I think you were indeed very eager then xDD

      >I love that Doumeki’s had that same look on his face all these years.

      I love that too ! XDDDD

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  2. Little Doumeki, nice find! ♥

    Watanuki’s eyes were the first thing I noticed when I read the chapter, but Doumeki may have seen the Ame-warashi conversation. It seemed to bother Watanuki, but of course we’re distracted from it. DX

    Oho~ new clues about Watanuki’s importance. I don’t know why but, the thing that came to my mind when I read this was that Watanuki wasn’t supposed to be alive. Maybe he was supposed to die with his parents? So what, now he’s “The Boy Who Lived”? ¬¬

    I’ve thought for a while now that maybe he was supposed to die with his parents, but the circumstances of their death have never been fleshed out at all, just that they were protecting him (from what?). I do have a crack theory that Eriol could be his father, but that would mean he’s dead so I’m ignoring my own theory for now. >_>

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    • You and your pretty icons ^__^ Loved this new one too ! I want to do one myself so badly >.Watanuki’s eyes were the first thing I noticed when I read the chapter, but Doumeki may have seen the Ame-warashi conversation. It seemed to bother Watanuki, but of course we’re distracted from it. DX

      I don’t want to think that CLAMP did a mistake by not coloring it on vol. 10’s color page. I want to believe that the reason of why it is golden now it’s because Doumeki was seeing through it as well. But we’ll see, they are crazy for multi-colored eyes lately ^^”””

      Indeed the death of Watanuki’s parents is a subject still very un-touched. I wonder if it’ll serve just as a background or if there’s a bigger meaning behind it.

      >I do have a crack theory that Eriol could be his father, but that would mean he’s dead so I’m ignoring my own theory for now. >_>

      LOL XD

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        • Well, you are free, of course, to quote parts of my post, as long as you don’t copy the WHOLE entry and re-post it just as it is in here (in that case, it would be better to just make a link towards the entry in question ^^).

          As for the images and files, I ask you to upload them in another server instead of making direct links or re-posting the images from my own server somewhere else than my LJ ^^

          >And sorry for the post…>_

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  3. Aah, I like Watanuki’s eyes as well.
    Actually, same here, I like Ame Warashi a lot, her grumpy personality makes her a fun character. ^-^
    Thank you very much for sharing your comments, they’re always a joy to read. 😀

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    • I love girls with grumpy personality xD (only in manga/anime, not real life xDD) She smacking Watanuki with her umbrella is priceless ^^

      >Thank you very much for sharing your comments, they’re always a joy to read. 😀

      Thank you very very much you too *bows* ^___^

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  4. Awwww!!! Thank you! Little Doumeki is love! LOVE! *__*
    BTW…. the things Ame Warashi said made me thin too… Beside all the Harry Potter references, she really seems to say that he should not be alive… Or else that he shouldn’t even exist! Can
    Let’s hope someone will explain it! Someone who’s not Yuuko, ecause when she explains something, we can understand just little hints and she left us with more problems and doubts that before… T__T

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    • You’re welcome ! Yay, I’m happy you liked it ^_^

      >she really seems to say that he should not be alive… Or else that he shouldn’t even exist!

      That’s right o.o CLAMP said on PASTEL that Watanuki is a character made for an “event” that is gonna happen in the future. So maybe he must be alive at any cost in other to be there when that event comes.

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  5. Doumeki’s reminded me of Get Backers….. O.O” (I can’t remember the name of the character though u.u)
    I liked this chapter a lot!!!!
    With Ame Warashi and Zashiki Warashi ^___________^ And Doumeki with two different eyes colour…. O.O (nice!)

    >I like this pairing, Zashiki and Watanuki
    I like it too!!! (But I thought I was the only one in the world ^^”). I don’t know why…. Perhaps it’s her shyness….

    >”Ame: That shopkeeper really has some unique things.
    But then again, among those you’re the most unique one.
    […] Your existence in itself, it’s kind of unbelievable.”
    Ow man! That made me think a lot!!!!! @.@ I hope Watanuki asks Yuuko as soon as he sees her!!!! >.So Himawari changed her hairstyle in order to hide the scars she got instead of Watanuki
    Jajajaja I hadn’t realised it xD How idiot of me xDDDDDDDD (my mind is very busy at this time of the year to have a coherent idea u.u)

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!! (and the image ^_________^)

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  6. Yo, Chibi-Yuuto!! Genki desu ka? After all the pain and suffering for a month, CLAMP just gave us this great chapter!! Sasu ga CLAMP!!! /

    This chapter had almost everything! First of all, welcome back Zashiki Warashi and Ame Warashi. Zashiki Warashi was so cute when she was shy, blushing, and showing how much he cares for Watanuki.

    >Maybe he was supposed to die with his parents? So what, now he’s “The Boy Who Lived”? ¬¬

    Oh my Chibi-Yuuto, so Harry Potter-ish! XDDDDD

    Himawari, looking good with that new hairdo and great to see Doumeki back too. ^__^ I got a little angry because I think that Doumeki tried to say something and Watanuki just had to yell at him. *grrrr*. But most of all, it was all about the “Peep Bird” once again. That bird is just like TRC’s shiro manjuu being all kawaii and hanging on people’s heads and shoulders. It just melts my heart when it goes “Pi!” (Fangirl “Squee” Level: Meltdown Alert!!) and it has a nice touch being on Watanuki and later on Himawari. I would name it “Pa” like the baseball league since I like baseball being a Chicago Cubs fan.

    Demo OH MY GOSH, Haruka and chibi!Doumeki: Fangirl “Squee” Level: Beyond Meltdown Alert!! *faints* Uwaaa, chibi!Doumeki is hontou kawaii in his kimono and my that lovely hairstyle!!! Arigatou gozaimasu Chibi-Yuuto, you have made my day with this surprise!!! *faints again*

    Thanks for this incredible chapter commentary!! Can’t wait for next week!

    Ki o tsukete, Chibi-Yuuto!!
    Nyanko-san ^__^

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  7. I’m curious about the eye thing as well, you’d think someone would have mentioned
    different colors if it was all the time so the Doumeki vision idea sounds about right to me. 😡

    I like this pairing, Zashiki and Watanuki *avoids tomatoes*
    Me too~! ♥ which is weird for a yaoi-ish fangirl They make an adorable pair! ^____^

    Chibi!Doumeki… so cute! He looks a bit grumpy too. X3

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  8. That is Doumeki O.o ooooh, it took me a while to recognize him XPP Anyways, thank you so much ^^

    This chapter is absolutely sweet! While Tsu is now full of angst and xholic is opposite. The color pages are awesome !!

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  9. firstly an immature squee for the multi coloured eyes! I was really happy to see the brown there and even if it exists only because Domeki is ‘seeing through’ Watanuki it still looks good!

    On Watanuki’s importance, the idea that he was meant to die sort of makes sensebut I’m thinking he was meant to go when he went through the window rather than as a child.

    ‘s idea that Watanuki is Eriol’s child struck a little spark with me, after all Kaho could see sprits couldn’t she?

    Also much love for the picture! Chibi Domeki looks somehow less threatening than adult! Domeki.

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  10. chibi!Doumeki is cute but… it kinda reminds me of Jigoku Shoujo(Hell Girl)or in this case, hell boy, mrrhm…hell gay XD


    -XD That’s too-! Uh-! Gay!!! XD

    BTW I think that its not a case of Watanuki living that makes him rare.
    Back in the spider-lady arc his eye had the ability to magnify magic several times over right? That would mean that he is powerful. But aside from being over-sensitive to ayakashi he has never used magic. And cmon, Yuuko is there and she could teach him to defend with magic himself but she isn’t, rather she gave him a bodyguard(Doumeki). So I am led to believe that he does have magic but he doesn’t seem to be able to use it so I ask ‘why?’.

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  11. …wow. Doumeki was a SCARY chibi. O_O Ahh, he looks like he’s going to kill someone…

    Thanks for clean scans and comments (chapters always make more sense somehow when I read others’ comments)!

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  12. Zashiki é demais, a Ame também, fiquei feliz também de estarem nas páginas coloridas…
    Não se preocupe, você não é o único que gosta de WatanukixZashiki XD

    Sobre o cabelo da Himawari, só fui me tocar do motivo dela horas depois, eu até fiquei “algum motivo deve ter tido, deve ser algum simbolismo ou coisa assim”, LOL XD

    Grande achado com a imagem ^^
    (E sobre o mistério do servidor, estranho que o clampnolumiere abre aqui, e também é do free.fr… só que tudo do fukanounashigoto só consigo abrir na faculdade >>)

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    • >Não se preocupe, você não é o único que gosta de WatanukixZashiki XD

      É o que eu to percebendo xD Naum achava q tanta gente gostava deles tb ^____^

      >só fui me tocar do motivo dela horas depois, eu até fiquei “algum motivo deve ter tido, deve ser algum simbolismo ou coisa assim”, LOL XD

      LMAO ! XDDD

      >E sobre o mistério do servidor, estranho que o clampnolumiere abre aqui, e também é do free.fr… só que tudo do fukanounashigoto só consigo abrir na faculdade >>

      Aki em casa é a MESMA coisa. Abre qq outro site do free.fr, menos o meu ¬¬ E eu tb consigo ver na facul o.o

      Btw, eu vi seu blog e adorei o layout 🙂

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  13. OHEMGEE!!! I’M SO LATE!!! Gaaahhh!!! Little Doumeki Shizuka and Haruka-jii-sama *bows* gaaaahhh! My gosh!! Finally we saw little Shizuka as a girl! She’s He’s so cute XDDDDDDD

    Honestly, I’m happy that Amerawashi and Zashikiwarashi shown, XDDDD I like the Watanuki/Zashiki pairing if the DW won’t happened.

    Amerawashi made a comment about Watanuki, more mysteries about him grrr CLAMP (oh no not CLAMP its OHKAWA!) gives us more thinking XDDDD

    I missed the rain and vestal sprites 🙂

    On Watanuki’s eye, as a fangirl, they finally recognized the connection between Watanuki and Doumeki somehow XDDDD

    Back on the picture again, this is so cute, adorable, squee alert! XDDDDD I really really loved it! Thank you! Can I have this?? XDDDD

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    • Did you like it? Wonderful ^_______^ I had hoped you would like it ! And of course you can have it ^___^

      >I like the Watanuki/Zashiki pairing if the DW won’t happened.

      Really? That’s so kind of you ! XDDDD I never thought you would “allow” that pairing at any circunstance XD

      >oh no not CLAMP its OHKAWA!

      WORD ! The others are her victims as well XDDD They know just a bit more than us ^^”””

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      • I love the Zashiki so much XDDDDD She’s adorable and she really cares about Watanuki! I mean she bothered to visit him. I like Himawari, but I think she likes and cares Watanuki as a friend but WxH? Nope, not my taste and plus besides she’s a fangirl XD

        Not like it… I loved it!!! I’ll put on my cellphone XDDD so much to squeee and it really adds up Doumeki’s character XDDDD but I think she’s he’s a spoiled littlegirlboy

        Thanks so much!

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  14. Ahh já tinha saudades da Ame warashi! Tem cá uma personalidade xD

    Nem acredito que esse último é oficial, mas já era hora de vermos o doumeki em criança (e surprendentemente nem está tão ‘girly’ como eu pensava e temia que ficasse, isto pelas mãos das CLAMP nunca se sabe)

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  15. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Cada vez que eu entro aqui, eu rezo para que nãot tenha nenhuma imagem…. mas sempre tem, e eu nunca posso ver…. Qual seria o preço que a Yuuko cobraria para as imagens do seu servidor abrirem na minha casa??? Minha coneção do speed?? EU ACEITO!!!!!!!!!

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    • Re: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

      Hahahaha, mas me desculpa ! =___= Algumas pessoas já podem ver, mas nem todas (eu inclusive). Mas se vc tiver realmente com vontade de ver, me deixa o seu e-mail q eu te mando a img ^^

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  16. “New thing to me was to see Watanuki’s eyes multi-colored. Sharing an eye with Doumeki is surely clear now. However, I don’t get why his eyes weren’t like that in Volume 10’s color pages. You can really see his eyes are they are both blue.”
    Sorry to tell you Chibi yuuto but in my XxxHolic scans of volume 10, the cover of watanuki..if you look at it closely his eyes are different, you can see one blue an the other brown, just if you wanted to know it, check it.

    Kishiu~

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  17. Cheguei atrasada de novo ¬¬ Como expirou novamente, fiquei na vontade >.<

    Sobre o cabelo da Ame, eu acho que azul combina melhor… Vermelho é muito "quente" por ser o que ela é u.u
    Tb gosto de WatanukixZashiki tb ^^

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      • Se não der trabalho p/ vc ^^’ Eu amaria XD

        >>Falando nisso, vc recebeu as do CiW2?

        Respondi mas acho que o post não apareceu ¬¬’ Muuuuuuito obrigada pelas imgs, Yuuto-san! *pula e abraça*
        O Kazahaya ficou lindo! *_____* Deu até vontade de assistir um anime ou OVA de GD. Pena que é um sonho distante ;___;
        Realmente, os olhos ficaram esquisitos da Yuuko e Watanuki mas no geral, acho que não está tão ruim assim… No começo, estranhei muito o char design de XXXHolic mas, mesmo não gostando completamente, acabei me acostumando com as figuras longilíneas… Achei que do CiW estão mais proporcionais… Só assistindo mesmo.
        Achei a Kobato tão fofa! Mas char design de anime é assim mesmo, sempre modificam algo u.u Dos trabalhos recentes que andei vendo, acho que CLAMP tem sorte nesse ponto…
        Sabe qual é o problema, qdo a gente acompanha e gosta de um mangaká, a gente fica mais exigente…
        Acho que não posso falar nada, ultimamente, estou me achando uma fã de araque… Estou muito por fora T___T
        Bjs

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  18. if your gonna be hit by tomatoes i will too. ^^;; i love the zashiki X watanuki pairing as well. enough to make an amv of their relationship.

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  19. Oh noes! already came out?! (Saw III)… how it was? better or worst than the previous 2? … no again -.-U *hates scary things*
    Onto Holic, the one good thing of my absence was the distraction about this hiatus, and I agree with you in Wata and Zashiki making a good couple, she is so LOVEABLE and you just can´t help but to wish her to be happy 🙂
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the chapter and for the pic! Those pics are always awesome, btw have you seen the one with Watanuki with that cape? he is cosplaying harry for sure! xDDDDDD

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    • I think SAW 3 was fine. I gotta see it again to make a better judgement XD Number 1 is still winning slightly from all 3. But they are all great because it’s like 3 parts of the same thing.

      >btw have you seen the one with Watanuki with that cape? he is cosplaying harry for sure! xDDDDDD

      XDDDD hahahaha I didn’t think of that XDD It was for the Halloween indeed.

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  20. Bzuh, your entry didn’t show up on my flist for some reason… O_o Must have been the LJ meltdown.

    I said all the things I wanted about this chapter at my LJ, so I’ll just squee about the nice Haruka-Doumeki picture here. 😀

    And yes, Watanuki/Zashiki Warashi really *is* cute. 😀

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