The end of Kohane’s arc. It amazes me that this episode was aired just about the same time of the end of Kohane’s arc in the manga, I think that’s the sort of thing we can expect when Ohkawa is part of the staff.
There were a few plot tweaks and changes here and there, like Watanuki giving the dream balloon and that turning out to be Kohane’s salvation or so to speak. It felt a little vain how everything was unfolded, we had more of Kohane’s backstory in the manga, like the reason her mother is the way she is being related to Kohane’s father.
It was nice to see that in spite of everything her mother has done for her, Kohane still loves her. She knows that she’s been driven completely by the fame and luxury that Kohane’s powers brought to her, and even though Kohane was happy and having fun in Yuuko’s store, she knew she didn’t belong there.
It caught my attention when Kohane said the murderer of that woman in the house was someone she really cared about, that’s so CLAMP XD
I wonder if it was Seishirou…
So Kohane makes a wish, the Yumekai balloon fulfills it, she cuts her hair as a physical way of expressing she’s beginning a new chapter of her life, and walks away happily with her mother =) Happy ending for Kohane-chan. She deserved it.
The animation was a little off, which has became a constant for the latest episodes. Where the good animation of the first episodes has gone?
Next episode is the beginning of Himawari’s arc, long awaited arc by me and possibly many people too. And good news, it was written by Ohkawa!
Speaking of Ohkawa, she posted in her Private Board that lately she’s been listening a lot to a song called Odore (Dance), by singer Micro, while she works in Tsubasa and XXXHOLiC. Give it listen YouTube. It is also the theme song of the japanese drama series Osen.
Pretty uplifting song, I love to know which songs they are listening to while working =)