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xxxHolic Volume 12 by CLAMP

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Comments for xxxHolic Volume 12

xxxHolic Volume 12: 01/19/14

cover artxxxHolic Volume 12 by CLAMP builds on the themes introduced in Volume 11. Dreams and the fear of being an imperfect copy come to fruition for Watanuki and Watanuki seems to be losing a grasp on reality, no longer being able to tell if he's awake or asleep.

Watanuki is visited in his sleep by Sakura, the princess who has had her memories stolen. The quest to regain as many of them as possible to restore her to health is the central plot of Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle.

Her presence and Watanuki's Dreamtime experience are connected. There's a long and complicated sequence explaining just how they are. It took me a second read to fully take in what had happened. It was well worth the second read.

Meanwhile the young psychic continues to have trouble. She can see things that other psychics can't see and those other psychics are ganging up on her. She is being bullied out of the business and abused by her mother who doesn't want to see the end of her lucrative career.

Watanuki goes to help the psychic and takes along Domeki. Why he does shocked me at first but then made perfect sense. It's tied into the ongoing butterfly motif, a symbol Yuko and Watanuki share.

Five stars

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