29 August 2017
Series Title: xxxHOLiC
Number of Volumes: 19
I first tried reading this a couple years ago, then gave up on it. But earlier this year, I decided to give it another chance.
Watanuki can see spirits and demons; they are very attracted to him and he very much wishes this wasn't true. Because of this wish, he suddenly finds himself in Yuko's shop: a shop that grants wishes. Yuko says she'll grant his wish--but first he'll have to pay for it by working as her assistant in the shop.
I think the story in this is very interestingly written. It starts out kinda boring but then starts getting more and more interesting. I really wish we got a little more insight into Maru and Moro's purpose. We know they are there to protect the shop--but why, from whom, and where did they come from?
While Watanuki is usually very annoying, it is pretty relate able for someone to be like that when you're in his shoes. It also turns out that he is a part of Syaoran (from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle), which was interesting but not explained well so it was very confusing. Also, Yuko's disappearance and Domeki's egg were not explained at all??? And on top of that, the ending made no sense.
My Rating (overall): 4 stars
Posted by Madam Red