Posted by psgels on 10 April 2008 with categories: xxxHolic


I am so glad that this series is back, if only for the banter between Watanuki and the different members of the cast. And to make things even better, this arc promises to be among the best, if not the best arc of xxxHolic yet. It’s also the longest one yet, as the original one never went beyond two episodes per arc.

Also, here’s an interesting link, with some interesting news, for those who haven’t seen it yet: http://www.xxxholicanime.net/2008/04/xxxholic-kei-13-episodes-long.php – It’s a bit disappointing to see that this series just has thirteen episodes to work with, but at least in this was it’ll be short and sweet, and there’ll be no way for it to get boring, as there seems to be enough inspiration to fill these 13 episodes.

On a side-note, I never understood why people hated the long limbs of this series. It’s not like anime-faces are the most realistically drawn anyway, with their exaggerated eyes and all, so what’s wrong with exaggerating the limbs as well? In my opinion, it’s much better than just going with character-designs in the same style of every other series.

8 Responses

  1. flou says:

    Oh, that’s disappointing ): It makes sense though judging by the pace they’re moving at. They would have run out of canon material quickly if this was a 26-episode series.

  2. Ryan A says:

    That is quite a downer. Personally, I always enjoyed the CLAMP designed even animated. Long limbs can be attractive too. ^^

  3. Susie Q says:

    Yay good news! And, I’m glad they’re going slower with making new episodes- I think it’s a better alternative to filler (which is always so disappointing and makes the series lose fans).

    I haven’t read the manga past vol. 3, but I hope we see some new things from Yuko. She always knows what’s going in, which is cool, but it would also be interesting to see her grow and face something new that was a challenge.

  4. Lika says:

    Trust me, this arc IS one of the best. So much character development happens and Watanuki learns a lesson that I think every single main character should learn.

    The long legs and arms are better this season though because CLAMP themselves had actually asked the animators to change it so it could be more like the manga.

    Also, Susie Q, I don’t think we’ll reach that point in the anime, but the manga shows that Yuuko is not all knowing and powerful (I am so, so scared for her right now in the manga).

  5. BlueYoshi says:

    I’m definitely moving onto the manga once this season of xxxHOLIC ends. After finishing the first season last month, it was my 3rd TV anime to get 10/10. And the first episode was great, just as I expected.

  6. cody says:

    eh, I always enjoyed the long limbs :)

    It gave the show a sense of style, a style that doesn’t look bad at all imo.

  7. Archer says:

    it is kinda sad to hear that it will have only 13 episodes :( i loved the 1st season and i was happy to hear at first that this one will have 26 ep and now i read this,to bad but at least the quality of this episodes will be great and so far it is my favorite anime of the season
    btw i did notice that the style was not the best in the 1st season when compared to the manga but it did not bother me and in this season there is an improvement so that is good

  8. chuu chan says:

    i admit, when i first downloaded the first season of xxxholic, the long limbs really did put me off. But i kept watching and i got hooked. I dont think i even notice the long limbs anymore!!

    im glad there is a second season to follow on. i would have read the manga but uh….i got lazy heh heh! i’ll read it one day though!

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