xxxHOLiC Rou — My Two Dads

April 25th, 2010


I’m not sure they could have made the start any more homoerotic.


So the latest xxxHOLiC OVA fastforwards us half a decade into the future, past the conclusion of TRC and Yuuko’s death, to Watanuki now trapped in the store, sleeping with the little girls, wearing Yuuko’s clothes, and showing off copious amounts of leg to his husband after a hard day of winning the bread. Watanuki’s enthusiasm for his vegetables also rivals a frustrated sexless housewive’s burning desire for a cucumber. Clearly, Doumeki is not fulfilling his husbandly role. I think Kohane’s job is to be Doumeki’s beard. Or maybe Watanuki’s. Hell, maybe Mokona’s. I can’t even follow Clamp’s bizarre pairings anymore, particularly since they decided to introduce clones that are their own grandfathers.

In any case, this was pretty dull, even by xxxHOLiC standards. The vast majority of the episode was Watanuki and Doumeki sitting around and talking followed by more talking… followed by more talking. Kohane provided a decent break to the overwhelming homoerotic underpinnings overpinnings, but there’s only so much entertainment to be taken from 40 straight minutes of Watanuki and Doumeki. There wasn’t even a case or a visitor to the store either. They just talked about Yuuko and the pipe fox. Somebody throw a pie!

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9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Aex says:

    Why is there a bandaged Yuuko? Why is there another fox? WTF IS THAT DAMN EGG?! WILL WE EVER KNOW?!?!

    … So ya, I’m addicted to xxxHolic and Yuuko, so I’ll be making myself watch this. Plus it seems this is either an original story or way ahead of the manga, so that might be good.

  • Sterling01 says:

    So its not following the manga anymore?

    • kiryuu says:

      The manga took a hiatus till June, and yea looks like it went elsewhere at this point considering we haven’t had that many chapters since the time skip.. at least they don’t feel like they’ve covered a whole lot of ground since then..

  • Haesslich says:

    Kohane-chan got hot over the years.. but it looks like they’re skipping all the recent chapters with cases (like the plectrum, the crimson pearl, and others) to fill it with more half-naked Watanuki.

    This means we’re going to miss out on the women to focus more on Watanuki. Damn it.

  • Silver says:

    Woah woah, it’s like everyone all got disturbed that it’s all about Watanuki. I’m a guy and it’s not even disturbing so I don’t know what’s going on here. On the other hand, you’re right, Kohane sure got a lot more attractive over the years.

    • Haesslich says:

      Silver: xXxHolic was always about the relationship between Watanuki and others, as well as the odd stories/horrors he encountered. Now we’re stuck with Watanuki with just Doumeki and some time with Kohane-chan, and no time with others (Yuuko, the Zashiki-Warashi, Himawari, various customers) and no time with cases. That kinda makes it boring, especially even after Yuuko’s disappearance he got some cases in the manga, so it wasn’t just Watanuki and Doumeki trading barbs and innuendos; we got to see that he’d grown up, and that he was handling the store and customers.

      oh, and we got some female-delivered fanservice through said customers. The plectrum case and the Crimson Pearl situation were only two of those. Much fanservice with the latter, which after Yuuko going poof, is very welcome. There was also the Himawari conversation, and some time talking with Haruka-san.

      • Silver says:

        Oh, I actually meant that some people were bothered by that fact it’s only Doumeki and Watanuki and thus, gay stuff is going on which is obviously not the case.

        Anyway, yeah it’s so different after that time skip. In a way, Watanuki has pretty much became Yuuko in terms of how he behaves and reacts (although not as lazy, haha). Haha, I know what you meant by the female-delivered fanservice. Like the Spider lady although she actually scares me for some reason (and it seems that she wants Watanuki other eye).

  • Haesslich says:

    Silver: I miss Jorogumo, although the case with the shamisen-player and her shamisen was fun… and hell, Kohane-chan in the uniform was cute too, especially when she grabbed Watanuki’s hand after he announced he’d have a customer tomorrow, including her quietly pleading for him not to let himself get hurt again. That was so damned cute, and sweet; it’s nice to see Watanuki’s reached out to others, and developed a friendship which doesn’t involve a lot of arguing or mooning over someone.

    And that Jorogumo chapters with the Crimson Pearl – so much fanservice. So much Jorogumo-flirting. Such fun. :D Even if you know she might very well take more of Watanuki’s powers if she had a chance, you got the feeling that she enjoyed sparring with him the way he kept working around her and exercising his powers. That, and how the small arc ended; even if she got annoyed, she seemed to like him much better this way, just as she did when he decided to fight for the Zashiki-Warashi.

    She seems to like her boys feisty.

  • Celestial says:


    xxxholic 4EVER!