xxxHOLiC Complete Series DVD SAVE Edition
About xxxHOLiC Complete Series DVD SAVE Edition
This SAVE Edition xxxHOLiC Complete Series set contains episodes 1-24.
There is no such thing as coincidence, only the inevitable...
Watanuki has been haunted by dark spirits his entire life; a curse flowing through his bloodline preventing peace. When his incessant demons drag him to the ornate door of the Dimensional Witch Yuko, he meets a mystical woman of insight and luxury, quick to help those in a bind... for a fee. One might very well end up paying with their soul! To be free of his visions, Watanuki will work in her shop of dreams and wishes. There is always a price to pay...
Special Features: Textless Songs, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery
- Themes: Adventure, Slice of Life, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 600
- Release Date: 3/1/2011
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
It's elaborate and one of the best animes out there.
I like how each part is played out and what each detail has to do with the anime it's self. Everything it seems to me has a meaning and is very elaborate. It has it's humerous scenes as well as it's heartfelt scenes. I find it a very good anime to watch and would recommend it to anyone.
A must have for the sarcastic lover in all of us!
After watching this series on netflix, I bought this when it went on sale last year. For fear of it being a true xxx I was a bit worried that's why I watched it ahead of time! Thankfully if you're not into skin-emax then you're safe with this. The series is about an orphan with annoying seeing spirit ability. A witch takes him under her wing (she never would admit it fully though). It's a series that will make more sense as you watch more of it. I really loved this series. It's sarcastic, funny, a little bit of drama and an annoying balloon looking rabbit animal mascot. This seems to be an annoying trait in funny animes now. But all in all it's a must see for sure!
In all honestly, this is an anime where an orphan can see spirits and he has no idea why, he is promised the chance to finally rid of his curse by a strange woman. The anme is clever in many way's by hinting at a somewhat dark past behind out main character and the people around him. However, when it is episode 20 and you are still acting like this in a 24 episode series where it is simply giggles and... stuff the entire series, we really want to know more.
First, let me comment on the english dub. Todd Hartman is the perfect Watunuki and is cast perfectally while Collen Crinklenbeard plays a great Yuko. However, I am convinced one female is playing half of the woman's roles in this show...
Now onto the anime.
There are a few gems in this anime, the episode 'The Monkey's Paw' a beach house episode and a snowman episode are a few of my favorites. However there are other episodes simply painful to sit through they bore you so badly to tears. The series greatest ability is the releationship between Watunuki and his frinemy, who I'm sorry I can't recall the name of. Thier love/hate releationship is some of the best the show has to offer.
However, we want to know Watunuki's past, but are never truly given a full answer of what we want to know. I am aware of a second season, but from what I've heard it is simply more silliness.
Please don't tell me to read the manga, I just want an anime to watch.
Overall... this anime is just average, it's a rental on netflix, but I don't recomend you go out and buy it unless you are a true fan.
I rate this anime 2 out of 4
Average is the word of the day.
A Thrilling Experience
by Moonphase Secret
To be honest when I watched the first episode of xxxHolic, I thought the art was odd, weird, and nothing I had seen before in an anime series. I almost did not finish the series based on the art. Yet, I am glad to finish an unexpected amazing anime series. It pulls you in the story with a mysterious allure. I found the art is very fitting for an unsettling story with characters holding a mysterious past. It's witty, clever and unlike anything you may have watched in an anime series. I highly recommend this series to individuals who enjoy the supernatural.
Thank you Tsubasa Chronicles for bringing me xxxHolic
So it has always been a challenge to get my wife into anime and now that she's a fan of anime it is hard to find ones that engage her as much as Tsubasa Chronicles did. The immersive world that show built was interwoven with the lead character in xxxHolic.
So it was natural that when we'd seen all of Tsubasa Chronicles that she was begging me to go ahead and get xxxHolic. We're both glad we did.
It has a unique art style, a typical story telling at times, and a good sense of humor. We poured through it quickly and left it out to revisit in the near future. Great buy!
I loved this show but can you really call it "The Complete Series" when it doesn't include season 2 and the OVA's?
Nothing in this world is coincidence.
Own, Online Viewing, or Evade
This show pretty well worth Owning.
Overall Rating 3.5/5 [rounded up to 4]
In a shop that only appears to a certain few, the high schooler Watanuki finds out the price he’ll have to pay to get his wish granted.
It's a story about how the supernatural world of spirits and the unknown connect to the real world in ways most can not see. Watanuki aids the beautiful shop owner Yuuko to solve the problems of those that are mysteriously drawn to her shop. The mystery and supernatural make this an interesting show.
Theme Songs 4/5
This series has some interesting and kind of mysterious opening and ending themes. I never skip them.
NO spoilers, the end was so-so. There are more seasons of the show than this. But this is the only season with an English dub… I still liked the end enough to say this season by itself is still a solid stand alone viewing.
let them grant your wish
This classic series is a must have for all otakus. The animations is done in the striking Clamp style and the English Dub is spectacular. The SAVE edition has no bell and whistle but is still a great value.
A Japanese supernatual treat!
by Rose Hood Reviews -
xxxHolic is an adventure of an anime where every ep has new spirits and wishes to experience, from a girl needing to break her habit with a ring to a monster parade to get a magical nectar. This anime is a good choice for those into the occult, fantasies and of course Japanese folklore. I give this anime an 8/10 for bringing a unique world from CLAMP.