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Doumeki also tends to care for Watanuki in anyway despite his emotionless face. After the time skip, his relationship with Watanuki seems to have improved and. So I've been curious for awhile now how other's view their relationship. I've always thought their was something more to their relationship other. She's not looking for a relationship with either Doumeki or Watanuki at the moment. There have been any hints the two are interested in each other. Yuuko's.
When asked why he likes her, he usually says that it is because she is cute and kind, which is obviously not enough for real feelings to blossom, so everyone is aware that it is simply puppy love.
Himawari does not seem to have any deeper feelings for him and they remain good friends throughout the anime.
However, it is soon discovered that she was cursed at birth with bad luck, which means that she brings bad luck to everyone she spends time with or touches. They agree to stay only friends, and she chooses to stay away as often as possible, only visiting the shop on rare occasions.
In order to make her feel better, Watanuki gives her Tanpopo, a small yellow bird that is immune to her bad luck curse. The bird was born from an egg received from Yuuko, who wanted to help Watanuki with his relationship with Himawari. It is also hinted that in the end, Himawari actually falls in love with him, but marries some unknown businessman instead. They remain good friends and she visits the shop once a year.
Kimihiro Watanuki and Yuuko Ichihara At the beginning, Watanuki has a mentor-student relationship with Yuuko and he only respects her because she is older, wiser and obviously more powerful than him. Because Yuuko seemed very childish and immature, he did not genuinely care about her and thought of her only as someone who was selfish and got him into trouble.
However, as the story progresses, Watanuki matures and as he slowly reaches adulthood, his relationship with Yuuko becomes more serious.
He starts seeing through her mask of immaturity and cheerfulness and realizes that she is more than a powerful and bored witch who owns a shop for granting wishes.
He slowly starts confiding in her and talking to her about serious topics. By the end of the anime, Yuuko and Watanuki become true friends, deeply caring for each other, even though Yuuko's role was more of a caretaker and guardian than romantic partner.
By the time Yuuko dies, they already share a deep and understanding bond that is quite ambiguous to most fans. Even though it becomes obvious that they love each other, it is not explicitly shown whether it is the love of two friends or that of lovers. However, when Yuuko appears in Watanuki's dream after her death, he tells her that he wishes to meet her no matter what, and that he will wait for her at the shop for as long as it takes for her to return.
At some point, for Watanuki, Yuuko had become someone of great importance. So even after he gained the freedom to leave the shop and move on, he chose to stay and wait for her return. Kimihiro Watanuki and Zashiki Warashi It is not known how Zashiki Warashi, or Vestal Sprite, finds out about Watanuki, but she is introduced as someone who has a crush on him and tries to give him a Valentine's Day gift, but ends up accidentally stealing Doumeki's soul instead.
By the end of xxxHolic, Yuko and Watanuki shared a deep and understanding bond as friends and Yuko even acted as Watanuki's caretaker. At this point, Watanuki confided with Yuko many of his problems and even talked to Yuko about serious and more complicated topics that could not have been discussed before due to Watanuki's immaturity.
Yuko and Watanuki also show signs of holding a sort of love for each other though the true nature of it is somewhat ambiguous and could vary in degrees between the two. For example, when Watanuki and Yuko found each other in their dreams and Watanuki told her that he would grant any one of her wish no matter what it was as long as it made her happy.
They find each other in their dreams several other times, usually being in the shop's yard. In one of these dreams, Yuko asks Watanuki if he's happy with being and working at the shop and Watanuki says that he is, to which Yuko says that if the shop is "reason enough" for Watanuki to stay, she's happy and Watanuki takes and holds Yuko's hand that was touching his face.
Watanuki's caring feelings for Yuko appear once again when she's dying and Watanuki tells her that he will stay in the shop waiting for her and if wishes can come true just by wishing them and wanting them enough, he wishes to meet her again no matter how long it takes her to come back.
Four years after Yuko's death, Watanuki meets Haruka Domeki in one of his dreams and as they are talking, Haruka points out that Watanuki is wearing his glasses even though he does not need them. Watanuki then tells him that he forgets to take them off sometimes and then he starts to tell Haruka that before Yuko died, when all Yuko's past customers said that they didn't remember Yuko, that it was the most frightening thing that he had ever experienced.
He explained that he was also scared that he too might forget Yuko, which is why he had decided to carry on her things wearing her clothes, carrying her pipe, taking ownership of her shop etc.
And even if I do forgetI'll come close to remembering. Watanuki later admits that his wish to see Yuko has also turned into a form of desire. In the last chapterYuko meets Watanuki in a dream and tells Watanuki that he has waited in the shop long enough for her and that he could now leave the shop and be free.
When Watanuki awakes, he explains his dream to Shizuka's great-grandson. When Doumeki asks Watanuki if he is happy that he saw Yuko again, even in a dream, he says yes. He then proceeds to tell Doumeki that even though he is free and has the choice to come and go as he pleases, he will stay in the shop and wait for Yuko.
This shows the desire that Watanuki really feels for Yuko because even though he saw a dream version of her, but not the real one, he will keep waiting for her just for the hope that one day a miracle will happen and he will be able to see her just once again.
Here, the series ends, leaving it that Watanuki will wait for Yuko for as long as it takes. It is also revealed that Watanuki is a descendant of Clow's. Clow also gave him his appearance, purposely. Chibi Kitsune Watanuki and Chibi Kitsune are good friends. Watanuki met him for the first time at his and his father's oden stand that cannot usually be seen by humans. The two form a friendly bond but do not see each other often since they live in two different worlds.
Once, When Watanuki went to the Monster Processionall the monsters realized that Watanuki and Doumeki were humans and chased them, trying to kill them when Chibi Kitsune interfered and told them all what a good person Watanuki is until the monsters spared him. Later on, to express his thanks, Watanuki send Chibi Kitsune a dream in a balloon from the dream collector which he had traded the broken arrow from one of his dreams for five of the dream collector's dreams.
Kitsune He's Chibi Kitsune's father and he's very kind to Watanuki. He first met Watanuki at night in his oden stand. Watanuki always compliments Kitsune on his cooking, especially his famous oden a type of stew. Kitsune is especially kind to Watanuki because Watanuki and Chibi Kitsune are friends and Watanuki is very generous, giving him a dream balloon and a sacred arrow, to Chibi. Himawari and Watanuki are best friends at school, often eating lunch together and walking home together after school, but there always seems to be something more than friendship between them.
Since Himawari was first introduced, Watanuki already had a deep crush on her. He often says that he loves Himawari he only says this in his head or to Yuko Ichihara or Watanuki and Himawari on xxxHolic anime Season 4 cover Shizuka Domeki but in reality, this is just a mere infatuation. Whenever Watanuki is asked why he likes Himawari, he answers that it is because she is kind and cute and even though these are good traits in a person, it is not nearly enough reason to be in love with someone and so all of his friends know that this is not real love but just a crush.
Watanuki also reveals in Vol. Later on in the series, Watanuki falls out of the second story window of the school and nearly dies until Shizuka brings him to Yuko's shop where she heals him. This is when Himawari displays care for Watanuki by paying half of the price to Yuko for healing Watanuki which was taking all the scars that Watanuki beared from the fall. When Watanuki finally wakes up, Himawari talks to him and reveals to him that she is bad luck - literally. Himawari had been born with a bad luck curse at birth which meant that she brought bad luck to those whom she meets, talks to, or touches with the exception of her parents.
Himawari then tells Watanuki that they should not be friends or speak to each other any more because she does not want to hurt him. Watanuki then stops her and tells her that even though she is bad luck, he always felt lucky to have met her and that no matter what she said, he would still try to be with her.
He then reveals that he likes her and promises her that he'll never do anything to hurt her or to make her cry. Later on, Watanuki asks Yuko if there is a way to remove Himawari's curse and Yuko says that she can but the price it will be all her happiness.
She asks Watanuki if he is going to pay the price but Watanuki says that if he hurt himself for Himawari's sake then she will be sad and it will hurt her more than him.
Watanuki decides that the only thing he will do for Himawari is continue being her best friend and making her truly smile every time. Yuko does agree to help Watanuki with his relationship with Himawari by giving him an egg and telling him to sleep with the egg beside him and whatever he wants to emerge out of the egg, it will appear.
In dreams, Watanuki wishes that something will be born that will keep Himawari company so that she will not be alone and so Tanpopo is born, a bird that is immune to Himawari's bad luck. Himawari remains the same but it can be seen that she starts developing feelings for Watanuki after his personality changes a bit.
They spend more time together since Watanuki is being carefully after being with her. The last time Himawari appears is after giving some cookies to Watanuki made by herself.
In xxxHolic RO, Watanuki and Himawari grow apart and their relationship ends in a "more than friends, but less than lovers" relationship. Because her misfortune affliction and the shop cause problems to occur, she promised to never enter the shop except on Watanuki's birthday.
Even if they only can see each other once a year, Himawari falls in love with Watanuki, however in Chapterit is stated that Himawari is married with a unknown businessman who knows about Watanuki and accept their friendship. Watanuki sends Himawari and her husband a chrysanthemum wine to give them fortune and good health.
Shizuka Domeki Watanuki and Shizuka's meeting happened before the manga started. They had first seen each other on the school stairway and Watanuki, annoyed with just Shizuka's face, started yelling at him. The first time we see the two together in the manga is after gym class when the two had been playing soccer.
Himawari was telling Watanuki what a good soccer player he is and that he almost scored a goal. Watanuki said that he didn't score any because he felt bad for the goalie. Shizuka, whom was the goalie, then appeared and started arguing with Watanuki calmly though Watanuki at this point was scolding him furiously.
Through Yuuko's bidding, Watanuki asked Shizuka to use his temple so that they could tell ghost stories an Shizuka agreed. After the event, Yuuko concluded that Shizuka could purify spirits while Watanuki attracted them, and so while Watanuki and Shizuka are near each other, Watanuki will not be bothered by spirits.
From then on, Yuuko sends Watanuki and Shizuka on missions together in order to grant various customers' wishes. Much to the annoyance of Watanuki, Shizuka is always asking for food and eats so much that Watanuki complains. The two are always fighting in a typical manner: Shizuka speaking and rationalizing calmly while Watanuki always compared to an angry cat is scolding and yelling. They don't get along at all though they will always stay together even when angry and help each other when the situation calls for it.
They share a deep bond that cannot be broken by either words nor actions. In xxxHolic Ro, Watanuki and Shizuka are still good friends and Shizuka often helps Watanuki with things like shopping that Watanuki cannot do himself due to being restrained to the shop.
When Watanuki gets wounded when dealing with clients, Shizuka comments that it is times like these [he] wishes he studied medicine," but notes that if he did so, it would be too difficult to remain by Watanuki's side along with the fact that the wounds Watanuki gains by supernatural means may not be effected by modern medicine techniques.
By the time of his marriage to Kohane Tsuyuri, Shizuka experienced a series of nightmares that expressed his doubts in regards to his upcoming wedding and in relation to his relationship with Watanuki.
This, coupled with the fact that the two married for the sake of bearing children who would eventually take over their roles of guardians and assistants of Watanuki, hints at the possibility of him having strong, probably romantic feelings for Watanuki. Kohane Tsuyuri herself has looked towards Watanuki as a parental figure, due to the care he showed her when she lacked a proper family and was going through tumultuous times with her mother.
As such, she would likely agree to a "professional" wedding in order to bear children which can protect Watanuki, who, to her, represents strong familial values. Kohane Tsuyuri Watanuki and Kohane met under a haunted cherry tree.
Even though they had just met, a connection was made as Yuuko often pointed out. They both sensed that they were similar with their abilities. Despite constant protest from her mother, he keeps in contact with her, all while trying to make her feel happy. For this, she develops a strong bond of friendship with him.
After Yuko grants her wish, Kohane moves in with the old Fortune Teller, but keeps on visiting Watanuki in the shop. She is the only one to call him by his name, "Kimihiro-kun. This is likely due to how he saved her and represents familial bonds, as well as safety. In many ways, Watanuki was more of a "motherly' figure to Kohane than her own mother was. Kohane agrees to marry Doumeki in order to have children with him; children who can protect Watanuki as his assistants since Watanuki stopped aging.
In the anime, Zashiki Warashi has more appearances and even finds herself involved in some of Watanuki's tasks.
Perhaps one of the greatest indicators of her feelings towards Watanuki was when she found out that Watanuki's eye was in the custody of Jorou-Gumo. She personally went to Jorou-Gumo herself and asked the Spider Lady to give it back to Watanuki but was ultimately captured instead.
Watanuki went to save her in exchange of losing his right eye forever causing Zashiki Warashi to feel very guilty for his loss. Watanuki apologized to her instead for getting her involved. Much later when rumor reached her about Watanuki's near fatal accident, Zashiki Warashi went to visit him in the company of Ame-Warashi. During the exchange Watanuki noticed that her voice sounded a lot more mature than it had previously.
According to Ame Warashi, the Vestal Sprites feelings for Watanuki had caused her to age and become more of an adult. During her final appearance, she gives Ame-Warashi flowers to send to Watanuki which sprout thanks to the former's deep feelings for him. It is also implied that she wanted to bring the bouquet to him herself despite the request having originally been made to Ame-Warashi but was unable to due to the sun light intensity, which would have been toxic to her.
This again is a demonstration of strong feelings for Watanuki ten years down the line. Given the infrequent appearances of Zashiki Warashi it is unknown exactly whether or not Watanuki returns the Vestal Sprites feelings especially since in the early stages Watanuki was originally fawning over Himawari.
Even so, it is evident that Watanuki does think very highly of her despite rarely seeing her and cares very much about her well being. When he learned that she was captured by Joro-Gumo he did not hesitate to join the Karasu Tengu in trying to rescue her, and upon coming face to face with the Spider Lady was more concerned about rescuing Zashiki Warashi than he was in getting his eye back.
In both the manga and the anime Watanuki said that whilst he has only meet and talked with the Vestal Sprite on a few occasions he thinks that she is a very nice girl and recognizes how important she is to people like the Tengu.
Recently within XXXHolic Rei Watanuki has learned that Zashiki Warashi is in danger of disappearing but for some unknown reason she does not want to see him. Watanuki was left both shocked and upset by this remark, wishing that he could meet with Zashiki in order to find a way to save her. Quotes "Yuuko always says there are no coincidences in this world, there is only inevitability. When I first heard it, I thought there was no way that could be possible. What's the point if everything is inevitable?
But now, little by little, I'm starting to believe that's the truth. Just getting to see you puts me into a good mood for the whole day. When you call me Watanuki-kun, and smile, and talk to me, I feel like they're all wonderful things.
I consider meeting you, Himawari-chan, to be one of the happiest moments of my life. With all my heart! I met all kinds of people, and even those that weren't people. We went through so many bad things, and so many good things I've changed a lot, but that was all because I met you, Yuko-san.
Even if we wish against it, people die. And so I will too someday, without a doubt. Isn't that right, Yuko-san? Mokona likes to call him 'shigatsu tsuitachi' which is the usual way to read his last name, meaning April 1, and can also be taken to mean April Fool.
His signature is a bird, in contrast with Yuko's which is a butterfly. It's a similar shape to the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle logo and it's inspired by Syaoran, as seen in xxxHolic special chapter. Incidentally, in an early chapter when Yuuko used a location spell that turned a handkerchief into a butterfly, she mused that "if it had to go farther, it would turn into a bird".
The "bird and butterfly" motifs were seen used perviously in Cardcaptor Sakura, where Clow Reed created his guardians with bird wings, and his reincarnation, Eriol Hiragizawa, created his guardians instead with butterfly wings.
Watanuki Kimihiro is not his true name. It was changed by his parents so Fei Wang wouldn't be able to find and use him for his evil purposes. His true name is believed to be Kimihiro Li, but this has yet to be proven. In Horitsuba Gakuen, his traits are still the same as he does in xxxholic.
He still hates Doumeki and likes Himawari, gets along with both of the Syaoran's and Sakura. His dishes are usually praised by their Home Economics teacher, Yuui. However, during the introduction of the new students, Watanuki had his heterochromia and his attitude was more similar to the one he displays after inheriting the shop.
Watanuki is the only main xxxHOLiC character to wear glasses, and his eyes are drawn in a unique way among the rest of the cast, a trait he shares with Yuuko and Doumeki. All the girls that Watanuki and Doumeki meet together say that they look like good friends.
Doumeki x Watanuki - Fanlore
Sometime after Yuko's death, Watanuki changes the style of his glasses from oval-shaped glasses to a pair of circular like glasses that he finds in the treasure room which resemble Clow Reed's glasses. Watanuki gets his pipe cleaned out and fixed at the Moon Rabbit Kiseru Shop It is hinted that Watanuki had the power to stay youth for even years because of his power.
All the magicians have a longer life span that normal humans because of their powers, which is also referenced in Tsubasa, and is also mentioned that Watanuki can still "see" without his glasses. When he remembers or realizes something. Watanuki bears a strong resemblance to Clow Reed rather than his own parents, though in his younger years his personality isn't similar at all to Clow's. He does however, share Clow's magic circle, and in the later chapters he receives a pair of glasses identical to Clow's, furthering their similarity in appearance.
Some people are unable to see Watanuki. This is a result of his unnatural existence as Watanuki shouldn't have been born in the first place. As the main protagonist, Watanuki appears in every chapter and episode of the series and most of the scenes. If there is a scene where he doesn't appear, he's mentioned or is close to the place where the scene happens. Watanuki's known to have great speed and agility. It can be seen in several scenes when pursued or attacked by a spirit dodging each of its attacks.
During his involvement with the twins, Watanuki gives Kaoruko a motto which is the same one used by the protagonist of Card Captor Sakura: