Monday, August 3, 2015

XXXHolic volume 18

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Today's post is on XXXHolic volume 18 by CLAMP. It is the eighteenth in the long running series, and as such you need to have read the first seventeen to understand the series. The cover has Watanuki on it wrapping around to the back. The intended reader is someone who is interested in Japanese culture, mythology, ghost stories, and good plots. There is no sex, no violence, and no language in this volume. The story is told from Watanuki's perspective. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the back of the book- Watanuki's vow to the witch Yuko, who has disappeared, leaves him in charge of the shop where wishes must be granted to those who meet the price. Enter a deranged customer who is determined to capture the heart of the man she is stalking. Now Watnuki may have no choice but to deliver his friend Shizuka Domeki into the arms of this unstable woman!

Review- The blurb is not bad but it only gives one small story from this volume. The real story is about a child waiting to be picked up by a rainbow. It was very interesting and intense with the interactions between the characters. But the woman who is stalking Domeki was a little scary because of what she did to herself. She had hurt her own soul, taking it away from her body. It was interesting watching as I tried to discover what was wrong with her. In this volume ten more years have past from the last one, with Watanuki getting more and more powerful has he runs the shop. And we get to see Syaoran and company again on their journey. Only one more volume then I am done with this series.

I give this volume a Five out of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I bought this manga with my own money.