XXXHOLiC◆Kei #8 Review


– I know what’s wrong with the character design of this series, at least one of the things: the shoulders. The shoulders aren’t supposed look so down, that gives the characters such a weird shape, weirder than it should look.
– Yuuko using a laptop? That’s something new. I guess the producers just added this scene here for the sake of the scene of the end of the episode when Watanuki “googles” for Kohane.
– The funniest thing is that someone at 2ch reproduced the exact same Watanuki drawing using only japanese kanjs. I find it truly amazing someone who can do these “drawings” (I don’t even know how to call them), it must take a lot of time…
– Oh, I’m glad they’ve kept the manga original summer outfits for Yuuko and the girl, and seems like Production IG’s fashion taste was slightly better in this episode xD
– Here we have some changes, the girl came to shop three times in the manga, only, while in the anime she returns several times, and each time Yuuko gives her a bigger amount of bells.
– Nakai sounds so nice as Haruka, his voice just express gentleness. So different from Doumeki xD
– Another change here. Instead of the woman, her husband/brother/whatever entered in the room first, the woman eventually came later. I think they did this only as a way to make the episode longer since this arc is somehow smaller than others, specially when the Tsubasa references got cut.
– This arc looked more disturbing in the anime, the way she kept swinging the bells, I felt pity for the spirit girl, specially when the guy throws the chair at her.
– Hasn’t Yuuko already worn this top and shorts before?
– WTF! What’s up with Maru and Moro jumping out of the store? How random xDDDDD

I really like this arc in the manga, it’s one of my favorites (even though the twist is not that original). The episode was ok, the animation was ok, but just that… (well, the quality of the raw I have downloaded is really bad)

Next time we have Kohane’s arc again, and I think her arc will last for one more episode.

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15 thoughts on “XXXHOLiC◆Kei #8 Review

  1. Thanks for the update, ChibiYuuto-kun! ^^ Whoohoo~ Can’t wait to grab this episode; I loved the manga chapter for it, I hope this ep turns out well.

    > – WTF! What’s up with Maru and Moro jumping out of the store? How random xDDDDD

    Eh? I thought they couldn’t leave the store? O_o Unless we’re talking about the building only, and not the grounds, in which case I am mistaken and panicked for no reason. ^^”

    Anyways, thanks again! ^_~

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    • Feel free to share your thoughts once you’ve watched it ^^

      >Eh? I thought they couldn’t leave the store? O_o Unless we’re talking about the building only, and not the grounds, in which case I am mistaken and panicked for no reason. ^^”

      Yes, they jumped out of the building and landed in the garden, pretty weird xD You have to see to understand it.

      By the way, I see you posted your comment twice, so I’m gonna delete the previous one since this one seems to be the right one ^^ It’s alright, though!

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      • > Feel free to share your thoughts once you’ve watched it ^^

        I usually wait for the subbed version but will do! ^^ Shinsen Subs just released Episode 6, will watch that soon. ^^

        > By the way, I see you posted your comment twice, so I’m gonna delete the previous one since this one seems to be the right one ^^ It’s alright, though!

        Eep! Sorry about that! I knew something went wrong somewhere, Firefox refused to cooperate with me at that point, and it only showed me my corrected version posted here. -_-” Hopefully, it doesn’t happen with this one as well. ^^”

        OFF: Eee, I loved Flavors of Entanglement! Gonna give it a several more listens before I comment over at alex_wonderland. ^^ CoTP is epic

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        • >I usually wait for the subbed version but will do! ^^

          Oh I see, don’t worry about it then ^^

          And don’t worry also about the double post ^_~

          >OFF: Eee, I loved Flavors of Entanglement! Gonna give it a several more listens before I comment over at alex_wonderland. ^^ CoTP is epic

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          • > WEEEEE! Really? That’s great! I’ve been listening to it over and over! LOVE CoTP *-* By the way, the bonus tracks have been leaked as well! You can download them here: [link]

            SQUEEE!! THANK YOU!! Gah, I knew I shouldn’t have burnt it into a CD just yet but I was too impatient (I listen to songs in my car during the long drives to uni. ^^ Hence the radio-is-my-source-of-music deal. xD)

            THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! WAAH!! *HUGS CHIBIYUUTO-KUN

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            • Hahaha, I will burn those into a CD as well X3

              By the way, before you make a new recording, you better wait a bit more because there’s another song that will be available on May 30th ^^

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              • > By the way, before you make a new recording, you better wait a bit more because there’s another song that will be available on May 30th ^^

                Ooh, awesome! Thanks for the heads up! xD Will you be making a post about it over at alex_wonderland? If not, could I ask for another heads up for when it does become available? >_ “Orchid” is just so beautiful!

                It is indeed. *o* Still abusing my player with this ‘new set’ of songs. xD

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  2. I didn’t like the crowd shot of this episode, they look particularly weird. Althought there are some great drawing, like when Yuuko appear in front of the bell girl, some look quite nasty. And uneven episode in animation and drawings, but that was still a good episode.

    For the story itself, it was creepier than the manga, like you said.

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