xxxHolic #7 & 8 (Manga Monday)

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Watanuki gets in trouble, has Domeki help him out, complains out it and then turns around and helps Domeki and the circle of helping continues.

Watanuki’s eye is the main issue and it turns out to be an object of power and he loses it. Only to have Domeki give up half his eye so they both can kind of see. Teaching Watanuki that he isn’t a lone and his life impacts others, for good and for bad.


My Thoughts:

This was a light enjoyable read, as always. We have it confirmed that Watanuki is of great interest to the other world in so many different ways.

Domeki proves that he is a true friend indeed and Watanuki reacts like he always does, with bombast and insults. Himiwari is right, they are truly a comedy team.

Speaking of Himiwari. Watanuki’s continued fascination with her, while being warned again and again by Yuko that she isn’t for him and his completely ignoring the young beautiful spirit who loves him, is so typical of youth. Can’t have what it wants and doesn’t want what it can have.

The whole situation makes me grin and reminds me of my college days. So I have some sympathy for Watanuki, but not very much 🙂

I enjoy the little chapter stories where Yuko grants a wish, usually to the detriment of the wisher.  They are deliciously macabre, sometimes humorous and always complete in and of themselves. You need that in a longer running series sometimes.


Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Artist & Author: CLAMP

xxxHolic #7 & 8


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