Comments on: xxxHOLiC Vol. 1 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/04/xxxholic-vol-1/ Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 By: Heulangel http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/04/xxxholic-vol-1/comment-page-1/#comment-91444 Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:03:48 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/04/xxxholic-vol-1/#comment-91444 i believe the name ‘xxxholic’ refers to the fact that everyone is addicted to something, which is the basis of the wishes made in the manga. so “xxx” just means a blank, like fill-in-the-space. the equivalent would be naming the manga “___holic.”

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By: Gabriel http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/04/xxxholic-vol-1/comment-page-1/#comment-77891 Thu, 10 Jan 2008 06:02:10 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/04/xxxholic-vol-1/#comment-77891 Interesting Rachel, but you skipped over the most used relation of XXX in the west. XXX means pornography. It was the rating denominating adult material. Well, the porn industry instantly jumped on that and plaster triple X’s onto anything with a naked person. The harder and more disturbing the adult material, the more XXX’s they put onthe box.

I certainly hope they change the title for the west. Otherwise, lazy employees are likely to relegate it to the behind-the-count adult section at the local comic store.

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By: Rachel http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/04/xxxholic-vol-1/comment-page-1/#comment-6209 Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:54:26 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/04/xxxholic-vol-1/#comment-6209 The title xxxholic refers to : the xxx’s in the title mean different things in america and japan in the original Japanese title, they are not letters at all but multiplication signs, which can resemble either small or capital X’s depending on the font they are viewed in. In Japan, this character is used to indicate a relationship or crossover between things, while in the west an ‘x’ is traditionally used to represent something unknown or omitted.
And as for the holic part ‘HOLiC’ refers to the unhealthy habits, addictions and compulsions etc. that Yűko’s customers suffer from.

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