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Posted May 14, 2010
I must say that I absolutely love the xxxHolic manga. The artwork is very well done with an artful elegance that you don't find in many other illustrated media. I think this is in no small part due to the creators, Clamp. The drawings are very stylized, and not at all Western in their nature. Every time I flip through a volume I am pleased by the overall Japanese aesthetic, and I find the chapter markers to be especially wonderful.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
One of my favorite aspects of all the Clamp manga are the intertwined Nippon and Clamp mythologies. Everything feels so smooth and well thought out as I read, there is no moment of disbelief. I find myself devouring each and every issue at first in gigantic bites, pulling in all the pieces of the story, and then again at a more leisurely pace, soaking in all the artwork.
One of the things that has kept me coming back is the mystery of Watanuki, and why and how he ended up in Yuko's shop. I also have been intrigued by the relationship between xxxHolic and Tsubasa. As the story goes along, you learn more and more about how one story is so entwined with the other.