Posted on 17 April 2008 with categories: xxxHolic


Before I start with the regular entry: I’ve decided to not blog Toshokan Sensou this season. I just couldn’t find anything to praise it for that other series this season didn’t do better, and the female main character already got annoying after the second episode. I don’t know, but it feels a bit too mainstream for Noitamina.

In any case, back to the latest episode of xxxHolic, and what an excellent episode it was! The second season of xxxHolic is really much darker than the first one, but it makes full use of the fact that the first season fully fleshed out the different characters. The Vestal Sprite was kind-of a strange character in the first season, who never really got anywhere, and yet her character developed so much during this episode.

Watanuki also really shined in this episode. His show-off against the spider queen had me on the edge of my seat. One thing that I do hope gets explained in the next episodes is what it means to lose half of your eye. Does your vision get blurry? Can you only see one part of it? What are the disadvantages of giving away half of your right eye that made Yuuko take so much time in suggesting that option?

8 Responses

  1. death13a says:

    Lesson 101 of seeing through one eye. first thing is that there is no darkness, you need sight to see darkness. You can’t judge very good with how far is object, things look 2 dimensional. 2 eyes gives you 2 perspectives on things so you can see more of same object and you can see object more clear. if you take 2 photos of same object and put one (transplant photo) on top of other object will look more sharper. and of course blind spot.

  2. Lika says:

    In the manga, he literally shares half of Doumeki’s eyesight. The eye that Doumeki gave him had twenty/twenty vision, but now that he has half of it, it’s only ten/twenty for both of them.

  3. cody says:

    second seeason off on a bang. I haven’t read the manga or even followed it but I did watch the first season of xxxholic which was quite exceptional…high hopes for the second season and so far, no disappointment.

  4. Hoshia says:

    This is really a gooood episode! I am totally absorbed in it! At the end Watanuki’s right eye becomes yellow, but the preview of the next episode shows that his right eye is blue again. How come?

  5. juvisy says:

    Well to clear things up first, extracting the eye wasn’t the payment. Doumeki had to pay Yuuko in order to extract half of his eyesight to give it to Watanuki. And Lika is about halving the vision thing.

    Also there doesn’t seem to be any disadvantages. Except maybe Doumeki intruding on Watanuki’s privacy…

  6. pgal says:

    Loved this arc! At last Watanaki learns and understands that others get hurt when he gets hurt.

  7. Archer says:

    what a great episode,very tensed and the i love the darker themes used in this second season compared to the 1st one

  8. Windspirit says:

    LOL, the girls were playing with a Tachikoma ! XD

    You haven’t seen Ghost in the Shell – Stand Alone Complex, did you ? XD

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  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:34 AM)
    @Emma I’d like to think so, but like I said I almost never finish my novels/screenplays. I finished once screenplay and had a few novel/screenplay concepts that went past 100 pages but that’s it. Thanks for the encouragement though. Your encouragement is always appreciated.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:09 AM)
    You seem to have a good grasp/thought through on this realist.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:07 AM)
    I tend to never finish or do anything with my writing projects. That’s why music is good for me.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:07 AM)
    @Emma I’ll let you know if I ever finish the first draft. I wrote a few chapters but then put that on hold for a screenplay I’m writing to animate with photoshop. It’s a detective novel set in a near-future coastal city during the onset of an anoxic event. Among many other minor plotlines, the detective gradually uncovers a contracting scandal that has left the city in imminent threat of destruction by the anoxic event.
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    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:04 AM)
    @WyattX In vitro fertilization. The manufacture and true significance of sperm is a dark secret understood by everyone but never talked about.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:02 AM)
    Thats sounds like a plot I’d find myself following realist.
  • WyattX
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:01 AM)
    Speaking of which, in the Matrix in the Real World, whenever someone has sex in the simulation, do the machines wank off the male and collect his semen?
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:01 AM)
    Watching Hentai for “Mature” storytelling? HA! Story in Hentai is like film’s with 3D. You barely even notice it’s there.
    Besides Homunculus manga I can say most of the stuff I have seen has a story of “Lets rape/Ntr/have consensual sex up this bitch”
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 01:01 AM)
    When I go fishing I catch them with…
    …A NET-orare.
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    (Thursday, Aug 21. 2014 12:58 AM)
    @ninja How do they reproduce?

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