xxxHOLiC 10 by CLAMP: A+

From the back cover:
Months ago, when Kimihiro Watanuki became the indentured servant of the witch Yuuko Ichihara, Yuuko warned Kimihiro about his attraction to cute young Himawari-chan. But he refused to listen. How could his pretty classmate possibly pose any kind of danger? At last the secret is revealed… and with near-fatal results.

This was a great volume. It started off with Watanuki and Doumeki performing a job for Yuuko by hauling lots of water from a well on private property. Every time they went, they noticed an unmoving figure in a window. The atmosphere as they investigated was fraught with creepiness, and was a lot of fun to read.

I was happy that the reveal of Himawari’s secret did not involve overwrought drama. The secret itself was more subtle than I expected, but could create some very interesting repercussions later on. It also made me want to go back and reread previous volumes to see if I would now notice the clues that I was oblivious to before.

Naturally, after one central mystery was addressed, a new one had to be introduced. This one hinted at a greater connection between xxxHOLiC and Tsubasa and made me hopeful that the story will start to build into some sort of epic arc. Not that I’m not enjoying it the way it is now, but I would love a longer story, too.

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