TRC 199 + XXXHOLiC 165!

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Back at the old routine… ^__^


Tsubasa:

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.

XXXHOLiC:

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…

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49 thoughts on “TRC 199 + XXXHOLiC 165!

  1. The SxS scenes were so much better than the ones in the first chapter, it is obvious that the artwork has improved a lot. ^^

    And lol
    After i was done with Holic i went outside to buy a snack. Dammit CLAMP. lawl

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    • >The SxS scenes were so much better than the ones in the first chapter, it is obvious that the artwork has improved a lot. ^^

      True xD But that’s partially because CLAMP wanted to “look” shonen for a change, at the beginning xD

      >After i was done with Holic i went outside to buy a snack. Dammit CLAMP. lawl

      I know! Snacks, boiled potatoes and spring rolls!

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  2. My theory now: Watanuki is the child of Eriol and Kaho. He and Syaoran are close childhood friends (thrown together when their parents visited each other), and Fei Wang is trying to resurrect Clow. Only if Clow has been reincarnated, he cannot be resurrected. So Fei Wang kills Eriol (and Kaho ends up as a collateral casualty) and Fujitaka-which is clued to us by his being dead when TRC opens.

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  3. I just love how CLAMP casually tossed in: ‘Oh yeah, he’s a relative of Clow’ halfway through the scene XD

    And the hiragana/katakana difference is very interesting. Remember the first few pages of chapter one, when we saw Sakura and Syaoran seperated by glass? Did Syaoran shout her name in Hiragana or Katakana? Hmm…

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  4. I was amused he had that picture xD I wonder if he carried it in his pocket with him when he journeyed back? What a cutie!

    And actually both Sakuras told the Syaorans to use the hiragana for this scene in ch1/199 ^^;; Which is why the use of her name switching from kanji, then katakana, and hiragana always makes me crazy xD Though it’s even more insane when Yuko uses hiragana with the katakana~

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    • I read in a friend’s review about that too! XD I think he carried it in his pocket or Yuuko managed to send him, through her exotic means xD

      >And actually both Sakuras told the Syaorans to use the hiragana for this scene in ch1/199 ^^;;

      You’re right, I just checked it. Sorry! ^^; Well, I guess she wanted to be REAL close to him, Sakura xD

      >And actually both Sakuras told the Syaorans to use the hiragana for this scene in ch1/199 ^^;;

      Word!

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  5. Actually, part of me wonders if Watanuki isn’t Touya’s. Of course, the catch is that Touya is gay, but… maybe Sakura gave Yue an uterus? Who knows.

    Or maybe Touya and Yukito managed to do some thingamajig magic together to create a being that’s half of each of them. Again, here the catch is that Touya supposedly lost all his magic. On the other side, Sakura is more powerful than freaking Clow by the end of CCS…

    Watanuki just reminds me of Touya so much, what with being… er, black-haired, lanky and pissy at people for no good reason? XD; And he uses glasses like Yukito, so… yeah, my theories are lame. And I’m not even much of a Touya/Yukito fan.

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  6. oohh CLAMP!! +_+

    wth! is like the first chapter!! *chills*,omg the picture of his parents!!asdfgkhl!!*dies*,where did he get it anyway??

    I almost made me cry when “syaoran” was talking about his parents, ;___; *sniff*,why CLAMP?! why??!!*weeps*

    Maybe it’s just me, cuz it seems that “syaoran” isn’t in love with r!sakura,at least it doesn’t look like, well compared to the first chapter C!SxS were rly shy and cute around each other…; maybe “syaoran” is just so angst about sakura’s death seal that he doesn’t have time to daydream about romance and so.. :/
    Though sakura looks like she is rly loves him,well..it looked like she was going to confess her feelings xP
    can’t wai for the next chapter!!

    Thanks!!!
    *gone to read XXXHolic 165*

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    • I think it’s very weird that he supposedly fell in love with someone who looks just like his mother.

      Or maybe is “normal”? Harry Potter fell in love with Ginny who resembles his dead mother. But Sakura’s case is beyond normal, she looks EXACTLY the same.

      It’s true, however, that they never confessed their feelings for each other, so we should always have a step back when it comes to those two.

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  7. Did anyone else notice that until this latest patch of flashbacks (Syaoran’s story) that Sakura’s father looks like CCS!sakura’s father, not Clow? Every other time we have seen flashbacks of Sakura’s father, it’s Clow, now suddenly, not Clow…

    Does this mean when time turns back, that Clow becomes Sakura’s father? I think the only time we see him is when C!Syaoran is in the picture. What happens to Sakura’s parents then…?

    I like the slight difference in how both Syaoran and Sakura act in this chapter, compared to ch 1. They both seem a little more mature.

    hmmmm….

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    • >Did anyone else notice that until this latest patch of flashbacks (Syaoran’s story) that Sakura’s father looks like CCS!sakura’s father, not Clow? Every other time we have seen flashbacks of Sakura’s father, it’s Clow, now suddenly, not Clow…

      I noticed that Real Syaoran’s “Sakura”‘s father is different from clone Sakura’s father ever since the first time he appeared as his father (back in chapitre 189??). Fujitaka instead of Clow.

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    • That’s because this is another past ^_~
      The past that we have seen before this one was always when clone!Syaoran was at Clow already.

      This is set even EARLIER than that, before Jr. let himself get captured by Fei Wang, get cloned and so on.

      >Does this mean when time turns back, that Clow becomes Sakura’s father?

      Precisely ^^ We now have to find out why Fujitaka was replaced by Clow.

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  8. Damn, how many blood/magical relations does Clow have?!? Seriously, oh and I have a new theory now about Clow, ironically enough. I always thought it was strange that there was the Clow that Yuuko knew and the Clow in Clow Country, it seems like people with that much power would only exist in one world in the whole multi-universe, after all, we haven’t run into any other Fai/Shaoran/Sakura or other people with extreme amounts of magical power (especially since “sakura” and “shaoran” don’t seem to be the real name’s of the alternative past people). So, I know think that it is the Clow from CCS who was the now previous king of Clow Country, possibly to keep an even closer eye on the events that would happen there, he and Yuuko appear to have a lot invested in what is to happen and watching seems to be different from actively interfering.
    So there’s my half-baked theory, I love reading all of the ones that you and your commentors come up with!

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    • >Damn, how many blood/magical relations does Clow have?!? Seriously

      LOL! Big family XDDDDDDDDDD

      >So, I know think that it is the Clow from CCS who was the now previous king of Clow Country, possibly to keep an even closer eye on the events that would happen there

      My theory exactly. I ALWAYS thought that the Clow from Clow country and the Clow from CCS were the same person. I too think that he arranged this and that in order to become the king of Clow after time was rewound.

      >So there’s my half-baked theory, I love reading all of the ones that you and your commentors come up with!

      Thank you! It’s always a pleasure to read what you have to say too! Please keep sharing your thoughts in the future ^^

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  9. My little crack theory was that Watanuki is Syaoran’s blood ties to Clow given form… Which would explain why he looks so much like Clow and also why he is so close to Syaoran, because he is a part of him. Juuuust an idea though. 8D

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  10. My crack Wata/Syao/Father=? prediction of the day:
    CLAMP is gonna tell us that Clow is, in fact, good at cooking.

    The whole ‘Who Is R-Syaoran’s Parents?!’ thing is still confusing. A (CCS) Syaoran and Sakura produces another (TRC-R) Syaoran? And possibly a Watanuki? When is CLAMP going to explain their twisted logic?

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    • >CLAMP is gonna tell us that Clow is, in fact, good at cooking.

      But they already did! xD Mokona remembered of Watanuki’s father and Yuuko remembered of her lover Clow ^^

      >The whole ‘Who Is R-Syaoran’s Parents?!’ thing is still confusing.

      Well, I think it’s pretty clear now that his parents are indeed CCS!Syaoran and CCS!Sakura. The mystery remains for Watanuki, though.

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      • >The whole ‘Who Is R-Syaoran’s Parents?!’ thing is still confusing.

        Ok, my crazy theory: maybe Watanuki is R-Syaoran’s father?

        Think about it, we haven’t seen papa syaoran’s face yet and with clamp, all is possible.

        As for Seishiro’s comment… well he’s half blind, maybe he didn’t see well 😀

        (no offense to blind people reading this…)

        (sorry again ^^…)

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  11. A bit of RESEMBLANCE to chapitre 1 makes me think WOW!! They kinda look older for 14 years old!! I like Sakura Syaoran moment from this chapter than chapitre 1!!

    xxxHOLiC chapter makes me confused. 1. Why did Clow Reed showed up? What kind of relationship with Clow Reed and Watanuki?? His Father?? I know that current Syaoran (Syaoran Jr.) has a close relationship with Watanuki. 2. Does that women have no sense of taste??

    Especially the whole Clow Reed thing makes me even more confused. Why was he the father of clone Sakura, and what was he related to Watanuki??

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    • >1. Why did Clow Reed showed up?

      Yuuko was mentioning that Clow Reed was also good at cooking and that Watanuki was a distant relative of him.

      >What kind of relationship with Clow Reed and Watanuki?? His Father??

      Distant relative ^^

      >Why was he the father of clone Sakura

      I think he wanted to keep an eye close on things~

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  12. Yay, comments! XD

    > Adorable Mokona missing Clow is adorable!

    I CAN’T BELIEVE I DIDN’T NOTICE THAT.

    > 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

    Indeed XD As least we know that he isn’t Clow’s son.

    > So how come Mokona have tasted Syaoran papa’s food is Yuuko never met them?

    Good point! Well, I have no idea on what’s going on XD I guess their relationship is the biggest Tsubasa/Holic mistery.

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    • >I CAN’T BELIEVE I DIDN’T NOTICE THAT.

      I couldn’t believe I missed the photograph thing either, 1 x 1 xDDDDDD

      >As least we know that he isn’t Clow’s son.

      Yes *hears the distant sound of theories being crushed*

      >Well, I have no idea on what’s going on XD I guess their relationship is the biggest Tsubasa/Holic mistery.

      And Larg stayed with Yuuko the whole time while Soel stayed with Clow. So technically, Larg was around Yuuko during most of the time O.o Unless Mokona tasted it through other unconventional means xD

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  13. As the mangas continue, the more I think that Fei Wang is trying to revive Clow Reed.
    I mean, mokona’s note on Clow and his appearance on Holic seems like a huge clues that Okawa tries to show us..

    and as speaking of food and drinks, did you notice that both Yuuko, Clow and Feiwang like to drink alcohol? I guess it’s the key to their huge amount of magical powers : -)

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  14. Yay! I’m to glad you’re back to chapter commenting, I have missed reading your thoughts ^_^

    There really is so much food in these two chapters! Syaoran was taught to cook by his father and Watanuki’s food tastes just like his father’s… Oh, CLAMP, stop teasing us! XD

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  15. I still think that the reason Watanuki and Junior are very close is because they share the same first name. We don’t know Junior’s name yet, after all, so… *shrug*

    Eriol and Kaho being Watanuki’s parents is also a possibility. I was re-reading CCS, and Eriol was mentioned as being a very good cook. Plus, Watanuki resembles Eriol more than he does CCS!Syaoran. And there’s also the relation to Clow, as Eriol was Clow’s half-reincarnation.

    I’m just REALLY hoping CCS!Sakura and CCS!Syaoran aren’t Watanuki’s parents…(CLAMP, I will not forgive you girls if you killed them off!) D:

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  16. I’m leaving a comment a bit late, especially considering that I’ve already read ch200 and I’m, now, writing up something about the 199 ^^;;

    But I wanted to express my surprise, seeing how many people seems to seriously consider CCS|SxS as Watanuki’s parents, while it looks so doubtful to me:

    -first, the obvious: watanuki do not look like any of them (black hair and blue eyes…), no matter on what angle you look at him, and he actually joked about it with Sakura in ch140, answering to her telling him he was similar to syaoran : “That’s funny, even though we are light-years apart by our faces, heights and voices…”.
    Syaoran and Watanuki are said to be ‘the same’, to have ‘the same heart’, also to be ‘closer then anyone’: it doesn’t look like something like brotherhood to me.

    -apart from purely physical common points, we can also notice that he, as of now, did not show, at any moment, to have any spiritual or magical similarities with SxS either. Himself, as a character(meaning his personality) is not much like any of them either.
    As for the cooking thing, definitely confusing, especially since Clamp played around referring to it in both TRC and Holic in chapters released a same week…still, remembering the Drama CD, Yuuko also compared Watanuki a lot with Clow Reed, and how he was a great cook too.
    My point: how I see it is that while TRC|Syaoran was shown all along as being very similar to his CCS dad (for the longest time, I believed they were one and the same…), Watanuki, on the other side, was mostly shown as closer to Clow Reed himself, not SxS.

    -his parents are said to be dead, now, this is entirely my own POV, but while I wouldn’t be surprised at all to have people dying in TRC, I highly doubt Clamp will go as far as having CCS|SxS both dead, them being supposedly their star ‘happily ever after couple’, and which would also destroy CCS’s ending. Furthermore, no matter how many times they were mentioned by different persons in both TRC and Holic, none gave me the feeling they were talking about deceased persons.

    -I would have loved to use the very number one most obvious reason, which is that, since chapter01, we’ve known how important his name, ‘Kimihiro Watanuki’, is, and also that is unmistakably his ‘real name’ (Yuuko mocked him for so readily and willingly giving away his real name…) but again, in chap140, Clamp contradicted themselves and actually had watanuki say that he forgot his parents last name……which makes no sens and should logically lead us to think that ‘kimihiro’ is not his real last name…?

    Final thought: SyaoxWata’s bond being one of the biggest mysteries in both series, I’m really expecting it to be something more original then plain ‘brotherhood’. Also, as you said, I’m having a hard time believing that SxS are just staying still, watching all this crisis and sending their son to his death without having some kind of plan somehow, so I’m expecting their appearance before the end of TRC/Holic (which certainly wouldn’t be possible if they were dead…).
    Still, I am still pondering about Watanuki being ‘human’, being an ‘impossible existence’ and being ‘closer then anyone’ to Syao.

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