What a fanservice episode this one was! It was cool seeing some of the characters that we saw in this and the previous season walking down the streets: the computer-addicted lady, the twin sisters, the fortuneteller obaa-chan, the glasses lady whose episode was based off the novel, the teenager girl who was possessed, just to name a few.
We had some very important cameos inside the electronic store too, including Kazahaya and Rikuou finally making their appearance! I was getting worried because they said at the event that they would show up but we were in episode 12 and nothing of Kazahaya and Rikuou. It was short but I think that was the biggest fanservice of this episode.
Speaking of another cameo, I’m pretty sure I saw Shimbo and Sumomo right at the beginning when Yuuko and Watanuki are running up and down the store! The RAW version I have is not wide-screen but once it’s released I’ll be able to say it for sure.
I loved the voice of the Thunder Beast, or God, whatever! Now I know why Ohkawa and Mizushima were so excited to work with him, he’s really good and did a nice job! I love the contrast of such a cute and baby-faced creature being so old and having such a strong voice XD
Seeing Papa fox and little fox-kun again was very nice, I love the last one and when his tail goes all spiky XD He’s so adorable when he’ll all shy around Watanuki XD
Actually it was very nice seeing everyone again like the Yumekai and also some old figures like Akari (the cat). It was very amusing seeing all those weird creatures eating together, made me realize how weird and full of crazy creatures XXXHOLiC is xD
Himawari and Doumeki went together, I’m not sure if they mentioned anything about it, but were they able to see anything? Specially Himawari? Speaking of her, her hair is tied again, that was so strange…
Ame Warashi and Zashiki Warashi OBVIOUSLY made an appearance too, along with the Karasu Tengu and Neko Musume.
It was like a great homage to the series, and while I don’t think we should take this episode that seriously, it was still quite a nice and emotional episode xD
So XXXHOLiC◆Kei has ended. I think it was a big fuss for only 13 episodes, but I guess that’s part of the promotion. This season certainly had its flaws but it was at least better than last season in terms of animation quality. Overall the XXXHOLiC anime was an “okay” adaptation, definitely not the best CLAMP anime ever done (that spot still remains to CCS, in my opinion) but also not the worst (Tsubasa Chronicle is, again in my opinion).
I somehow expected it would have an original ending, but it didn’t, the story feels just as incomplete as last season, unless you take “and they ate happily forever after” as a proper ending. For that reason, I believe there could be some kind of continuation, I don’t think it will be in the form of a TV series, but OADs is definitely a possibility.
For the first time in my blogging life I was able to review an entire season! XD To tell you the truth, I only did it because I knew there would be only 13 episodes, otherwise I think I would have stopped a few episodes back xD
Just like last week’s episode, the CLAMP members watched the final XXXHOLiC◆Kei episode in real time at Ohkawa’s place.
XXXHOLiC◆Kei episode 13 was broadcast.
It was its final episode.
Everybody gathered in my room and watched it with a champagne glass in their hands.
For the scriptwriters team, it feels like “It has ended safely!”
For the viewers, it feels like “Eh-, it’s over… (feels lonely)”
Everybody at the staff and cast must be really tired.
It was a happy work blessed with many, many wonderful opportunities.
It would be great to meet you all again.
The XXXHOLiC◆Kei DVD commercial that aired during episode 13
was Haruka-san’s version! (laughs)
Shortly after the episode was over, they went to a party to celebrate the ending of the anime which lasted until the morning of the following day.