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  • TV-PG
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (1,678)

The story of XXXHolic focuses on a young high school student named Kimihiro Watanuki who is cursed by troublesome sprits, Yokai and Ayakashi. These spirits are invisible to everyone around Kimihiro and have a strong attraction toward him. Kimihiro goes into a shop that allows him to grant any wish he wants. The catch to this is that the more he wishes, the more the events and things in his life start to get pretty weird. Things get even weird when the owner of the shop, Yuko Ichihara, is a mysterious witch with a mysterious past. She offers to put an end to Kimihiro's suffering by getting rid of the spirits haunting him. Kimihiro repays Yuko by working for her as a part-time employee. When it comes to Kimihiro's job, it's quite an unusual task. He's in charge of dealing with not only household chores for Yuko, but supernatural tasks. As time goes by, Kimihiro's love interest, Himawari Kunogi, and classmate, Shizuka Domeki, help out Kimihiro at his work at Yuko's request. Over time, the three of them become extremely close and fond of each other. Even though Kimihiro is very happy about this, he also can't help but feel like he should look out for Yuko. He is determined to try granted her wish to the best of his ability. As the story unfolds, Kimihiro delves deeper into the spiritual world, becomore more accustomed to it while gaining and enhancing his abilities. He later finds out that Yuko is slowly dying and was accidentally frozen by a wizard named Clow Reed. He decided to keep her alive for many years because of this. As Yuko's ability to keep the shop's magical existence slowly fades, she tells Kimihiko that he will be free from all of the demons haunting him after she passes away. Instead of accepting this, he chooses to keep his ability and enhance his magic powers only to keep Yuko's shop alive as it's new owner.

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Seasons
Side Story: Reminiscence
24. Side Story: Reminiscence
September 28, 2006
Watanuki's is a tale of survival, of independence with no other option. The earliest memories of an odd young boy are peppered with visions of the unthinkable, a lonesome lad never alone when apart.
Choices
23. Choices
September 21, 2006
Who among the sorest souls would not trade pain for pain if a light could finally exist at the end of the loneliest tunnel? Watanuki may have spent the recent past inviting the afflicted into his world, but now his own agony must be dealt with.
Temptations
22. Temptations
September 14, 2006
Watanuki may be surrounded by the unseen, but to look into soft eyes after years of loneliness may be his greatest wish of all. He spends time with a forlorn woman with whom he shares a certain misery.
Nail Clipper
21. Nail Clipper
September 7, 2006
Watanuki is on a rare paid vacation while Yuko is away on business. He will have plenty of time to get to the bottom of any tale that he chooses.
Atonement
20. Atonement
August 31, 2006
A snapshot can be considered truth; a moment captured, unchanged by the impression of an artist. In Watanuki's world, however, even the plain facts are given to interpretation by the spirits.
Unreasonable
19. Unreasonable
August 10, 2006
The snow is deep and the still white winter has settled over Yuko's curious shop of desires and dreams. Within a box from the witch's archives, every hope and wish waits to spring forth.
Ground Cherry
18. Ground Cherry
August 3, 2006
A lantern usually lights the way, but for Watanuki and his plague of a partner Domeki, a lantern hides them from those that wish to dine on their flesh!
Self-Mutilation
17. Self-Mutilation
July 27, 2006
A woman with a habit of self-sabotage must learn that taking the good with the bad means taking the bad with the good.
Reunion
16. Reunion
July 20, 2006
Watanuki takes the plunge and travels to an unknown realm where flowers can speak and pipe foxes are transformed.
Release
15. Release
July 13, 2006
Twin sisters struggle to stand out, and the blood they share will continue to flow freely unless they can tame their twisted talk.
Seal
14. Seal
July 6, 2006
So strange to be a twin; surface similarities hide separate souls and separate hopes. The connection between hearts is buoyed on waves and Watanuki sees firsthand the swells and crashing between two sisters...
Transfiguration
13. Transfiguration
June 29, 2006
Watanuki encounters a withdrawn girl, talented in the arts, but with increasing frequency she is laying aside her pencil to ball up her fist.
Summer Shade
12. Summer Shade
June 22, 2006
Yuko takes her crew to a lovely beach house for a respite from the heat, and while Watanuki dreams of seeing Himawari in her bathing suit, something creepy is scratching at his slumber.
Confession
11. Confession
June 15, 2006
When a mysterious girl at the park expresses her affections in front of Watanuki and Domeki, one of the guys will be left speechless... And lifeless!
Lamplight
10. Lamplight
June 8, 2006
The beating of summer days continue and Yuko and her entourage seek relief in the not so subtle chill of ghost stories.
Pinky Promise
9. Pinky Promise
June 1, 2006
The summer days are sweltering, and soul mates are seeking happiness under the blistering sun. One young woman lives among many suitors, with each man none the wiser.
Contract
8. Contract
May 25, 2006
Yuko is cleaning out her vaults. And the strange monkey paw which a young graduate student finds among Yuko's dusty archives will strangle logic with its ancient grasp.
Hydrangea
7. Hydrangea
May 18, 2006
It's the rainy season and she who controls the precipitation is looking for Watanuki. An Ame-warashi, a creature with a higher existence than a demon, tasks the haunted helper with a mission...
Indulgence
6. Indulgence
May 11, 2006
One of Yuko's friends from the net pops up, the woman so hooked on the virtual world as to neglect the realm of flesh and blood. And Yuko will test the web addict's will with the simplest advice of all.
Game of Letters
5. Game of Letters
May 4, 2006
Following his nose, Watanuki meets some magical furry friends of Yuko's, their culinary offerings legendary. While the food is good, their lessons and insight are invaluable...
Fortune-Telling
4. Fortune-Telling
April 27, 2006
Yuuko decides to take Watanuki to her fortune teller friend, only to find someone else at where she used to be. Then they search for the real fortune teller.
Angel
3. Angel
April 20, 2006
Himiwari comes to Yuuko asking her to help her friends who caused some wierd things by playing a game of "Angel." So Yuuko sends Watenuki and Doumeki to take care of it. What bad things lurk on the roof of this school?
Falsehood
2. Falsehood
April 13, 2006
A young woman comes to the shop asking if Yuuko could help with a strange and growing joint stiffness. Yuuko gives her a ring and asks her if she has any bad habits. The woman says no and leaves. Every time she lies she gets stiffer, Can a person's lie be worse than it seems?
The Inevitable
1. The Inevitable
April 6, 2006
Watenuki Kimihiro is a boy who's tomented by spirits. One day he ends up in a strange shop. Its owner, a woman named Yuuko, tells him she can grant his wish, to stop seeing these spirits, but for a price. He now has to work for her!
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The story of XXXHolic focuses on a young high school student named Kimihiro Watanuki who is cursed by troublesome sprits, Yokai and Ayakashi. These spirits are invisible to everyone around Kimihiro and have a strong attraction toward him. Kimihiro goes into a shop that allows him to grant any wish he wants. The catch to this is that the more he wishes, the more the events and things in his life start to get pretty weird.

Things get even weird when the owner of the shop, Yuko Ichihara, is a mysterious witch with a mysterious past. She offers to put an end to Kimihiro's suffering by getting rid of the spirits haunting him. Kimihiro repays Yuko by working for her as a part-time employee. When it comes to Kimihiro's job, it's quite an unusual task. He's in charge of dealing with not only household chores for Yuko, but supernatural tasks.

As time goes by, Kimihiro's love interest, Himawari Kunogi, and classmate, Shizuka Domeki, help out Kimihiro at his work at Yuko's request. Over time, the three of them become extremely close and fond of each other. Even though Kimihiro is very happy about this, he also can't help but feel like he should look out for Yuko. He is determined to try granted her wish to the best of his ability.

As the story unfolds, Kimihiro delves deeper into the spiritual world, becomore more accustomed to it while gaining and enhancing his abilities. He later finds out that Yuko is slowly dying and was accidentally frozen by a wizard named Clow Reed. He decided to keep her alive for many years because of this. As Yuko's ability to keep the shop's magical existence slowly fades, she tells Kimihiko that he will be free from all of the demons haunting him after she passes away. Instead of accepting this, he chooses to keep his ability and enhance his magic powers only to keep Yuko's shop alive as it's new owner.XXXHolic is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on April 6, 2006.

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XXXHolic is available for streaming on the BS-i website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch XXXHolic on demand at Amazon and Hulu.

  • Premiere Date
    April 6, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (1,678)