Halloween Reading: xxxHolic by CLAMP

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I can’t talk about spooky, supernatural reading without mentioning xxxHolic (or Holic) by CLAMP, one of my favourite manga.

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Holic introduces us to Watanuki, a young man who encounters the powerful time-space witch Yuko. Recognizing Watanuki’s own, problematic supernatural abilities, Yuko offers to assist him… in exchange for working at her wish-granting shop. Spirits of all shapes, sizes, and powers seek her magic and Watanuki ends up doing the legwork for every transaction. Pictured here we have Volume 3 (of 19) which contains chapter 18, the only printed material to make me afraid to turn the lights out at night. (I would never spoil, but you’re welcome to check out a chapter summary.) The artwork is stunning throughout the entire series and just odd enough to add an extra level of creepy when needed.

Happy Halloween reading!

Header made by adapting Bookshelf by David Orban.

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