xxxHolic Kei

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  • 1969
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xxxHolic Kei is a supernatural anime series that follows the story of a teenager named Kimihiro Watanuki, who can see and communicate with spirits and other supernatural beings. The show is a continuation of the previous season, xxxHolic, and features 13 episodes of eerie and mystical content.

The series begins with Watanuki continuing his job at Yuko Ichihara's wish-granting shop. The shop serves humans and spirits alike, providing both with whatever they most desire in exchange for a certain price. Watanuki works as Yuko's assistant, helping her grant wishes and dealing with the various supernatural phenomena that come to the shop.

The first few episodes are stand-alone stories that center on the shop's various clients. Viewers are introduced to a wide variety of characters, each with their own unique backstories and troubles. There is the man who wishes to see the ghosts of his ancestors, the young girl who wants to be a better artist, and the woman who longs for the return of her missing husband. Each episode takes viewers on a journey into the spiritual realm, exploring the intricacies of the supernatural world.

However, as the series progresses, a larger story begins to emerge. The show begins to focus on the relationship between Watanuki and his friend and fellow spirit-seer, Shizuka Doumeki. Together, the two boys navigate the worlds of the living and the dead as they try to unlock the secrets of the wish-granting shop and the mysterious woman who runs it.

The show's animation is both beautiful and haunting, featuring beautiful backdrops and eerie character designs. The animation style is very fluid and dramatic, which serves the show well in its many action scenes. The supernatural beings in the series are particularly well-realized, with each ghost or spirit having its own unique look and personality.

One of the most impressive aspects of xxxHolic Kei is its ability to seamlessly blend humor and horror. The series is rife with comedic moments and witty banter, but it never loses sight of its darker undertones. The show is not afraid to delve into serious issues such as death, loss, and the nature of humanity. What's more, these themes are explored through a uniquely Japanese lens that is both fascinating and thought-provoking.

The voice acting in the show is also top-notch. Both the original Japanese voice actors and the English dub cast do an excellent job of bringing their characters to life. In particular, Todd Haberkorn's performance as Watanuki is particularly noteworthy. He effectively captures the character's quirks and insecurities while still managing to imbue him with a sense of bravery and determination.

Overall, xxxHolic Kei is a must-see for any fans of the supernatural genre. The show features fascinating characters, a complex narrative, and a unique blend of humor and horror. Whether you are a longtime fan of the series or are just discovering it for the first time, this show is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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24. Reminiscence
September 28, 2006
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23. Choice
September 21, 2006
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22. Temptation
September 14, 2006
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Nail Clippers
21. Nail Clippers
September 7, 2006
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20. Compensate
August 17, 2006
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19. Irrational
August 10, 2006
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18. Hozuki
August 3, 2006
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17. Circumstances
July 27, 2006
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16. Reunion
July 20, 2006
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15. Release
July 13, 2006
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14. Seal
July 6, 2006
Watanuki encounters 2 identical twins. Though they seem they aren't the same after all...
13. Transfiguration
June 29, 2006
Just walking from school... Watanuki saw the same girls from art class. But one girl has been growing mysterious wings from her back! They have been growing bigger by the days... and affecting her. What is wrong with this innocent girl?
Summer Shadow
12. Summer Shadow
June 22, 2006
Yuuko invites the kids to go on a trip during the summer. In the cabin Yuuko rented,there seems to be someone already living in there. Watanuki was hearing very strange scratching noises which leads to a huge fright for Watanuki. Is this another spirit trying to ruin Watanuki's fun?
11. Confession
June 15, 2006
Today is Ochugen Day in Japan. Watanuki was cooking up some food for Yuuko and Mokona. One was left, so he decides to give it to Himawari for Ochugen. But Doumeki ate it soon after at the park. Watanuki saw this strange girl blushing on the swings... She wants to celebrate Ochugen too. What is she going to do?
10. Candlelight
June 6, 2006
On A hot summers day, Yuuko invites the kids and Mokona to a "100 Ghost Stories" ceremony at Doumeki's place at nighttime.Things have been getting creepy... will this event become a real ghost story?
9. Promise
June 1, 2006
Yuuko has another customer... she is the same as the lying woman. Yuuko wants her to wear a ring if she chooses. Later on, Watanuki spots her in the park and many other places, but with different boys, looks, and attitude. Watanuki always heard the same Pinky Swear rhyme everytime he's around her...
8. Contract
May 25, 2006
While cleaning out Yuuko's treasure room, a woman happens across the shop. The woman discovers an object she likes among the items and Yuuko let's her have it-but there's a price: the woman must never open the object. Unfortunately, the case is opened to reveal a monkey's paw inside. However, the woman is told all story's inloving the paw of a monkey ends badly...
7. Hydrangea
May 18, 2006
It's the rainy season, and Watanuki gets a visit from the Ame-warashi! She wants him to help a spirit trapped for a long time below the hydrangeas... While in the hydrangeas, a voice is telling him not to take the spirit to the light, and the spirit wants him to. Which side will Watanuki choose?
6. Indulgence
May 11, 2006
Yuuko helps relieve a woman of her computer addiction on one condition: The woman must NEVER touch her laptop again...
Word-Chain Game
5. Word-Chain Game
May 4, 2006
Attracted by a delicious smell, Watanuki walks to an oden stand and the owners are Fox Spirits! He took some Fox-Spirit oden home for Yuuko and she asks to return the favor with a gift. She told her to be careful because you'll never know what will happen at night...
4. Divination
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.
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?
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?
1. Hitsuzen
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!