xxxHolic manga to end in Japan this February

xxxHolic fans were kinda sad (but mostly happy) when CLAMP announced that their dark supernatural manga series will end this February.

xxxHolic is about a high-school student who has the ability to see spirits, which irks him, so he makes a deal with a mysterious lady to remove this power, but he had no idea what he was getting into when he made this bargain!

xxxHolic began February 2003 in the weekly manga magazine Young Magazine, and was created by mangaka group CLAMP (Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Chronicle, Clover). In 2010, the manga moved to Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, where it will finish its run next month. The manga currently has 18 volumes, and will have an estimated 19 or 20 volumes after it finishes.

xxxHolic was adapted into an anime movie in 2005 titled xxxHolic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was animated by Production I.G. (Dead Leaves, Blood: The Last Vampire, Patlabor: the Movie) and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (Big Windup!). In 2006, it was adapted into a anime series that ran from April to September 2006 with 24 episodes. It was also animated by Production I.G. and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima.In 2008, a second anime series, xxxHolic: Kei, ran on TBS from April to June 2008 with 13 episodes. Than, in February 2009, an OVA, xxxHolic: Shunmuki, was released with 2 episodes. Than, in April 2010, a second OVA, xxxHolic: Ro, was released. A final OVA, xxxHolic: Ro Adayume, will be released this March. All of the above anime are animated by Production I.G. and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima.

In North America, the manga is licensed by Del Rey, who have recently released 16, and the film and first anime series are licensed by FUNimation. The second anime series, and the OVAs are currently unlicensed.


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