Back at the old routine… ^__^
Splash page featuring the guy who knows everything but won’t tell a thing. Who am I talking about? Clow, of course.
Adorable Mokona missing Clow is adorable!
So some good 7 years have passes since Syaoran returned to Clow, and omg this is just like Chapter 1! JKahajkhagjkha!
With the exception of Syaoran’s expression here. While the clone looked very happy talking to a dead Fujitaka, this Syaoran looks quite sad for not finding a way to remove the death seal Fei Wang cast on Sakura.
OMG the picture! Supposedly showing Sakura mama and Syaoran papa! Damn those freaking reflections, but I suppose CLAMP wouldn’t reveal them in a photograph, I think they’ll save that for a more special moment. At least we know Sakura still has short hair.
In case you’re wondering, no, I don’t find it “normal” that his parents sent him to another world just like that, but I will wait until the end or until they reveal their real intentions. Because as much unreal as it may sound, I bet CLAMP is gonna came up with something that sending Syaoran alone was the ONLY POSSIBLE WAY of achieve what they wanted to achieve.
Then we have the whole “call me Sakura” discussion again. It’s interesting to notice here that “Sakura” is written with Hiragana instead of Katakana as seen in Chapter 1. I have faith that there’s a logic behind this (that so far only Ohkawa knows xD) that shall make sense once we read the whole story. It might just be to differ one Sakura from another…
Syaoran is very good at cooking, humm… His father taught him, humm…
So Syaoran lived in the castle for two years and then decided to live by himself, how “Syaoran” xD
Sakura (who isn’t called Sakura) just can’t reveal her feelings to Syaoran… same pattern again.
What is pretty clear here is that we have two versions of the same “past”, and very soon Syaoran’s time will be rewound, “let” himself get captured by Fei Wang and that’s when the other “past” takes place.
I wonder if Fei Wang succeeded this time around and that’s why Syaoran asked to turn back time? Or did Fei Wang also foresee that time would be rewound? Was Fei Wang affected by the time turn? I mean, did he have to start everything from scratch after time was rewound?
Sakura’s 14th birthday is coming (7 + 7 =D) and we can expect another disaster to take place, poor girl xD
Next time big Chapter 200.
This chapter made me very hungry…
So in XXXHOLiC we are in the arc with the crazy woman who wants to learn how to cook, but that’s a bit weird since she seems to be pretty good at it already. Is Yuuko trying to make Watanuki her successor or what?
The most interesting piece of this chapter was definitely the revelation that Watanuki is a distant relative of Clow. Not that we didn’t suspect that from Chapter 1, but after 165 chapters is nice to get a confirmation xD
Watanuki’s food tastes like his father’s, humm… You know when it comes to CLAMP, food is very important xD So that means Mokona met Watanuki’s father. Surely, I immediately thought that CCS!Syaoran is Watanuki’s father, but in Jr’s flashback Yuuko tells him that she hasn’t met his parents yet, even though she knew them. So how come Mokona have tasted Syaoran papa’s food is Yuuko never met them? Actually even the very earlier chapters of XXXHOLiC she says that she didn’t meet them yet.
But if Watanuki and Jr. share such a closer-than-anyone relation, and if Jr. is the son of Sakura and Syaoran, I would think that Watanuki is also their son, or a parallel version of him who wasn’t supposed to exist and so on.
And the woman doesn’t eat what she cooks herself. Creepy…