xxxHOLiC Manga Chapter 182 Review

xxxHOLiC Manga Chapter 182

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

xxxHOLiC Manga Chapter 182Yuuko-san tells Watanuki that she spent her days in that shop granting wishes in order to do what must be done. As her final act, Yuuko-san grants Watanuki’s wish to not see spirits nor be troubled by them once she is gone. Watanuki pleads with her not to go and feels there has to be some other way. Watanuki says she can’t die because he hasn’t granted her wish but she cannot stay. Yuuko-san says her wish is for Watanuki to keep on existing. As Yuuko-san vanishes, Watanuki feels that if dreams can come true by wishing hard enough then he will wish for Yuuko-san to return. As such, he vows to stay in the shop and wait for Yuuko-san as long as it takes.

Thoughts/Review:

So, if Watanuki will be unable to see spirits, I guess that means that he will no longer be able to see Zashiki-Warashi and that will disappoint me because I like her so much. Plus, there are many others whom Watanuki wouldn’t be able to deal with whom he’s befriended. Assuming CLAMP keeps this up, it is rather sad for me.

I need to read the current Tsubasa chapter to see what the smeg is going on over there. I’m not convinced that Yuuko-san is gone forever but this is CLAMP and frankly they’ve gone all over the place of late. I can’t imagine the manga continuing much longer without Yuuko-san there. I guess we’ll see soon enough.

Really, not much more to say because xxxHOLiC has long been creeping along at a snails pace — lots of pages to cover very little ground. That said, I’m in for the long-haul. ^_^

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10 Responses to “xxxHOLiC Manga Chapter 182 Review”

  1. O-chan says:

    Yeah, this is usually the “point of no return” in most CLAMP manga where things start out light-hearted and quickly get darker and darker. I used to say that Card Captor Sakura is one of their few series unaffected by this but since now that universe is part of the xxxHolic/Tsubasa universe that’s no longer the case (Just like how the Clamp School Detectives universe is part of the Tokyo Babylon/X universe). CLAMP just loves greek tragedy.

  2. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I guess so. ^_^; I’d never considered it like that, but “Greek tragedy” does seem to be an appropriate term.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It seems, from Tsubasa, that many of the parts and characters encountered will be reset into a (multi)universe where this never happened, but the conditions for each in the beginning will be different. The Holic universe has many ways to go from here:
    1) Continue on like Yuuko existed, pasted away, and all continues. Watanuki contiues with school and friends, other things added in too to conclude the story. (The other universes would be caught up, as they’re resetting the start, not from this moment.)
    2) Watanuki takes up Yuuko’s job and the store (or a new store) continues to grant wishes through him.
    3) Holic universe continues in his mind/dream only, not as a part of the multiverse. The version without him (due to the resets removing his creation) would exist too.
    4) ??? (Theories might be my thing, but I always leave room for new ones that pop up over time.)

    Tsubasa will probably just finish up by showing how so many things are fixed now.

  4. AstroNerdBoy says:

    That reminds me, I need to go read the latest Tsubasa chapter(s).

  5. O-chan says:

    I apologize for posting another response to this topic after it’s been up for a month but I had no freakin’ idea that what’s going on with Yuko in this chapter signaled the official end of the Tsubasa manga. I looked at the recent Tsubasa chapter and I was like “Cool, they’re in the the MKR world!” then I realized the similarities between what happened in here is similar to what happened at the end of another CLAMP series and I was like…

    Oh ****!

  6. O-chan says:

    …Correction…

    I just Wiki’d it and I realized that they still don’t have enough chapters to create a full volume and I thought how everything played out it was the series ending.

    My bad. ^_^;

    But still…I wonder what’s left to explain?!

  7. AstroNerdBoy says:

    I just saw the most current Tsubasa chapter and now I’m waiting for something to happen to allow Yuuko-san to come back.

  8. Sayuri says:

    I can’t imagine xxxHOLic without Yuko-san. I’m so sad.
    I haven’t read Tsubasa yet,only the 2 first chapters.
    Surely you have more information than me, so what do you think?
    Will Yuko come back?

  9. AstroNerdBoy says:

    “Surely you have more information than me, so what do you think?
    Will Yuko come back?”

    Sadly, I really can’t say. I’m like you in that I think “xxxHOLiC” can’t exist without Yuuko-san. That said, it seems pretty clear that the manga will end in the near future. That being the case, then CLAMP might decided to just let Watanuki run the store and end it there. They might also find a way to bring Yuuko-san back.

    I know I’m not being very helpful, but CLAMP has proven to be rather unpredictable lately. As such, I can still see things going either way.

  10. Sayuri says:

    I see.
    Thank you for answering me.
    Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Yuko-san.

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