I don’t know what to write about this episode, except that it was kinda boring. Kohane’s arc is not one of my favorites neither in the manga and apparently nor in the anime.
This arc was loosely based in its manga version, there was a lot of plot changes due to the Tsubasa links getting cut.
The character design was pretty off in this episode as well, and that is becoming a constant in this series, unfortunately.
This was my second least favorite episode so far, only behind the Mahjong one.
And seems like the next episode there will be a lot of changes too? But I hope it’s the conclusion of Kohane’s arc.
Sorry for such a weak review, I really don’t know what else to say about this episode ^^;
Because of that, I will compensate this useless post with some news xD
XXXHOLiC◆Kei Episode Schedule:
Here’s our little table of upcoming XXXHOLiC◆Kei episodes and their staff. Items in bold represent new additions. Staff information shall come in due course.
|Episode||Title||Script||Storyboard||Direction||Animation direction||Story arc||Air date|
|1||Spider’s Web||Michiko Yokote||Tsutomu Mizushima||Junichiro Taniguchi||Spider Lady||April 3|
|2||Left Pupil||Yasutaka Yamamoto||Hiroyo Izumi||April 10|
|3||Half||Fumi Ii||Tsutomu Mizushima||Kazuchika Kise||April 17|
|4||Yumekai||Nanase Ohkawa||Kiyoko Sayama||Daisuke Tsukushi||Ryouko Nakano||Yumekai||April 24|
|5||Kohane||Shinsuke Terasawa||Minoru Ueda||Kohane||May 1|
|6||Peace||Taishirou Tanimura||Yukina Hiiro||Tomoji Hatake||Mahjong||May 8|
|7||Drawing Water||Yoshiki Sakurai||Susumu Endo||Hara Yumiko||Water well||May 15|
|8||Whispers||Miharu Hirami||Yasutaka Yamamoto||Hiroyo Izumi||Bells||May 22|
|9||Rumors||Michiko Yokote||Hiroshi Fukutomi||Masahiko Watanabe||Kyoko Kotani||Kohane||May 29|
|10||Awareness||Shinsuke Terasawa||June 5|
|13||Repayment of kindness (final)||–||–||–||–||June 26|
* represents my own assumption and is subject to change.
So there you go, the final episode list. I’m not sure if the last episode will be centered on Himawari, I would rather think it’s on Watanuki, we’ll get to know that in a few days.
By the way, the Thunder Beast character will be played by Ichiro Nagai. He’s one of Japan’s most famous seiyuus and has played a huge numbers of anime and non-anime roles. One of his most notable non-anime roles is for the japanese Harry Potter series in which he plays Dumbledore =D
Ohkawa and the director really wanted him in this part, she wrote in her private board that having him is like a dream coming true. I believe this is the first time he plays in a CLAMP work, I’m looking forward to his performance!
XXXHOLiC Drama CD Ending Theme:
The duo Fonogenico announced in their official website that their song Nijiiro Loop will be used as Ending Theme for the XXXHOLiC Drama CD that will come with the limited edition of volume 13, out June 23, and also for the Drama CDs to be attached with the first and limited copies of the anime DVDs. The Opening Theme will be the same as of the anime series, NOBODY KNOWS by Suga Shikao.
Fonogenico played the first Ending Theme of XXXHOLiC, Reason.
Thank you to yume_mi for this news ^_~