xxxHOLiC Concepts

xxxHOLiC is a franchise comprised of 2 movies, 4 anime series, 3 manga series
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Angel Sama

Japans version of the Ouija board.

Birthday

A anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it).

Catgirl

Girls with cat-like features, primarily ears and tail. Feline mannerisms are also common.

Dreams & Nightmares

The imaginary events that goes on in your head when you are asleep. In some anime's they can bring important messages or to haunt a person.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Ghost Stories

A concept given to the telling of scary stories, folktales and urban legends.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Japanese Festival

Japanese Festivals are referred to in Japan as 'Matsuri'. Festivals can be local affairs or even nationwide holidays. In many ways similar to Fairs in the US.

Jorogumo

A Jorōgumo is a spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman.

Mahjong

Mahjong is a four player game that uses tiles. It's a game of skill and strategy.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Reverse Harem

If a "harem" anime features one man surrounded by female love interests, a "reverse harem" features one woman surrounded by male love interests. Prototypical reverse harems: Ouran High School Host Club, La Corda d'Oro, Fushigi Yugi.

Time Skip

When a series jumps several months or even several years. Usually used in series staring younger kids and it resumes when they're teenagers or even adults.

Twins

Twins are children who are born on the same day from the same mother. Though not always identical.

Unrequited love

A passion or romance for a person where these feelings are not returned by the object of affection. A one-sided love.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated across much of the world on February 14th. The practice of the holiday is much different in Japan then in the Western parts of the world.

White Day

White Day is a holiday on March 14th where a boy must return the favor to the girl that gave him chocolate on Valentine's Day. Also known as "Reply Day".

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