xxxHolic: AnotherHOLiC

xxxHolic: AnotherHOLiC

by Clamp, NISIOISIN

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ISBN-13: 9780345505187
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Series: xxxHolic Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Born in 1981, the prolific NISIOISIN has already revolutionized the Japanese literary world with his fast-paced, pop culture-fueled novels. He debuted with The Kubikiri Cycle in 2002, beginning his seminal Zaregoto series, and Bakemonogatari was published under Kodansha’s popular Kodansha Box imprint. In 2007 came the magnificent conclusion to his twelve-month consecutive serial novel Katanagatari–for which NISIOISIN wrote one novel a month for an entire year–also for Kodansha Box. In addition to xxxHOLiC, NISIOISIN has tackled another major manga franchise with Death Note: Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases, based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s blockbuster series.

CLAMP is a prolific collective of four female artists–Igarashi Satsuki, Mokona, Nekoi Tsubaki, and Ohkawa Nanase–who have become the most popular manga creators in the United States. From their U.S. debut X to their hugely popular series Chobits, Tsubasa, and xxxHOLiC, CLAMP has been creating unique and immersive worlds for several years.

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—heartless eyes.
(Continues…)



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xxxHolic: AnotherHOLiC 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jenson_AKA_DL on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This novelization translation of the supernatural manga series, xxxHolic, could have been better but I guess it could have been worse as well. In this book we cover a series of three short stories featuring Watanuki as he solves problems of a woman who breaks taboos, another girl who is raked with guilt over the death of a friend and an extremely obnoxious man who is determined to have Watanuki join his "Eye World Theory" group. Although Yuko makes appearances in each story we are deprived of Himawari-Chan, Domeki, Mokona and those odd twin girls whose names escape me at the moment. I was really disappointed by the lack of these characters. Although Yuko treated us to some of her more subjective ideas she also seemed much colder and forbidding than she does in the manga and the anime. Yuko is described in part like this, "Her hobby was being mean, her work was outright cruelty, and her entire life was based on accessing the Akashic Records." Certainly not the most flattering description of our favorite Dimensional Witch (well, except for the Akashic Records part, that seemed most accurate if you think about it).The most interesting thing I learned from this novelization, which accounts for the extra half-star, is the reasoning for Watanuki's over-the-top reactions to Domeki; that being the fact that since the spirits cannot abide being around Domeki they influence Watanuki's feelings against him. It was interesting to see Watanuki not only realize but understand his own whacked reactions, even if he knows he will be unable to control them.Despite my disappointment with the book I'm really not sorry I read it. I do enjoy seeing at least a bit more of Clamp's eclectic world in a different medium.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally really liked this, it's a bit different than the XxxHolic manga, but I really enjoyed this, it really makes you think about us, I would recommend this to someone who is a fan of NISIOISIN or some who is a fan of XxxHolic.
ZhuangZi More than 1 year ago
I found the book was interesting and enigmatic. It is a good study of humanity and its nature. Although, you may find it a bit confusing especially if you haven't read the mangas yet. But, overall if you are a deep thinker and often ponders about humanities and philosophy, this is one book recommended heavily for you. It depicts heavy subject in a light-toned, you won't even notice that you are reading a philosophical book! Hope you find it enjoyable. I love the book.
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OrangeNeko More than 1 year ago
This novel based on the graphic series is a possible read if you enjoyed the original Manga. However I did not like it because instead of being action packed and funny, it is very philosophical and slow. This novel has only two or three pictures, which like the Manga are pretty random before the next segment (or chapter) of the book or Manga begins. If you have your heart set on reading this, please read through the manga first to understand all the characters.
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