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Old 05-03-2006, 12:30 AM   #1   [permalink]
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XXXHOLiC - Manatsu no Yoru no Yume

Wasn't this movie released sometime last year?

Ohh XXXHOLiC is absolute love, so how was the movie?

Looks lovely I'll say that. First person point of view scenes were quite nice.

Lanky characters galore. Yuuko definitely spiffy especially when she was casually strolling through all that mayhem in the final parts of the movie, though she looked a bit chubby when she was wearing that low cut no?

Story was bleh average but it worked for the hour. At least it wasn't terribly slow paced like the TRC anime. And speaking of that, I do hope someone fansubs the TRC movie which ties in with this and I do hope that's not as slowly paced as the series.

Anyhoo it satisfied me till the XXXHOLiC series begins later this year.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:45 AM   #2   [permalink]
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Yuuko charging through the attacks was just slick. I loved the shot of her flinging her hair back. Little details like that thrill me.

Pretty much everything else about the movie disappointed me, particularly the spectacular miscasting of Nakai Kazuya as Doumeki. Nakai's got this raspy old-man voice that does not work for someone as...well, Doumeki's really the type of boy most girls' mothers want them to bring home. That "I smoke three packs a day" voice just doesn't work.

But considering how little Doumeki had to do in the movie, I almost wonder why he was even in it, other than being a major character in the series. He basically stood around providing bland comedy and pulling Watanuki from the edge of cliffs, which is so very generic. I wanted to see some archery, dammit! Archery!

All in all, I prefer Holic when CLAMP writes it, thankyouverymuch.
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:20 AM   #3   [permalink]
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Yes Doumeki didn't really do it for me. I was expecting a deep mature voice of sorts from him but it just wasn't quite it. And yes the whole saving Watanuki from falling off an edge ... haven't we seen that in the manga as well?

Archery ... Doumeki the quincy?! Hah.
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You know, Watanuki needing to be rescued from a ledge seems like something that has happened a thousand times, but looking through the manga, it's only been once. ^^; But really, though, that scenario is kind of tiresome anyway. (I didn't mind it in the manga, because it was kind of a plot point in that Doumeki got hurt and the bentou thing started, so...yeah.)

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Archery ... Doumeki the quincy?! Hah.
Well, let's see:
- close with his grandfather
- archer
- powers involving dispelling malicious spirits
- odd relationship with his "rival" (though, granted, Doumeki probably doesn't consider Watanuki his rival AT ALL)

If it turns out he sews as a hobby, I'm going to start wondering. XD
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