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While running around telling everyone about the bazaar, Kobato stumbles across Ioryogi. As it turns out, Ioryogi had gone to Genko’s place to eat baumkuchen, and he and Zuishuo have been quite busy lately. The three talked about what happened in the past, and Ioryogi felt that they were so close, but Genko disagreed. Regardless, Ioryogi took some baumkuchen with him to bring home, and he spent a ton of effort protecting the box when various misfortunes befell him upon his return to the real world. His hunger then attracted him to the amusement park Mokona Land, but there he accidentally got taken and set up as a stuffed animal prize at a shooting game booth. That led to a lot of people getting involved trying to shoot and claim him, but Ioryogi was ultimately able to sneak away. Kobato then stumbled upon him, and that’s where they are now. After filling him in on what’s going on, Kobato thinks that maybe she shouldn’t have suggested the bazaar idea, but Ioryogi feels that doing what you decided on doing is what’s important. Fortunately, Kobato returns to the bazaar in time to see the crowd, meaning that the event was a success after all. Doumoto even buys one of her hand-made creations. What Ioryogi doesn’t realize until afterward is that Kobato inadvertently sold all of the baumkuchen he brought back to eat.


So this turned out to be more a fun-type episode than anything else. The bulk of it was Ioryogi’s adventures, which admittedly got pretty amusing at times, like when the old gun lady showed up. The cameos by Watanuki and Mokona were of course great too. The problem is that since bazaar story was a two-part mini-arc, I was thinking that this half would be more story development from an Ioryogi point of view, not just him getting into trouble around town. Certainly there were more hints about what happened in the past with Ioryogi and Genko and company, but actual plot only made up a small fraction of the episode. Okiura didn’t show up again, and Ioryogi didn’t do anything particularly important while he was away from Kobato, so it felt like an opportunity wasted. There’s not that many episodes left either, so I hope there’s some more progress soon.

February 11, 2010 at 5:05 am
  • February 11, 2010 at 5:13 amJaqx


  • February 11, 2010 at 5:26 amtenchu1990

    funny =D

  • February 11, 2010 at 5:38 amMurasaki Ayame

    Eheheh, laughed quite a bit while watching this episode. It really reminded me of how MADHOUSE usually animates series authored by CLAMP, somehow (for some reason the episode where Sakura from CCS fell into Wonderland came to my mind, in comparison to this episode).
    And it’s no wonder they have to air fillers, I mean, the anime is reaching the end of the already written chapters and they take too much time to be released so there’s not much material to make the anime with. They’ll have to pull a X/1999 again (it seems it’ll happen that way since Ohkawa is writting the script for episode 20, or so I’ve read).

  • February 11, 2010 at 6:09 amNeko-Saphira

    Omg, I laughed so much when Ioryogi was getting hit with all of those cork-bullet-things. Hilarious~ Especially when, like you said, the old woman showed up with her two guns.

    I was a bit dissapointed that there was no real development, but the episode was fun to watch once it got going.

  • February 11, 2010 at 6:40 amFluffy


    The black Mokona from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. :D

  • February 11, 2010 at 7:44 amcutemi2

  • February 11, 2010 at 8:25 amjohn

    naaaa it’s a holicxxx

  • February 11, 2010 at 10:08 amfreetersensei

    Oh sigh :( waited for Kobato faithfully and get Ioryogi’s day out
    Clamp cameos were nice, but I expected more from this episode
    OK nice week better be good :)

  • February 11, 2010 at 10:18 amKevz

    I see watanuki!! XD

  • February 11, 2010 at 10:26 amPanda

    Watanuki!! Watanuki!!

  • February 11, 2010 at 11:32 amstarss

    I love crossover cameos! I wasn’t sure if that was Watanuki (…WATANUKI’S IN KOBATO!!!! :D :D :D ), because it doesn’t quite look like how he does in xxxHolic, but meh.

  • February 11, 2010 at 1:06 pmIsland Esper

    I was expecting a showdown between ioryogi and the goons that took out the posters. As previously said it turn into a fun episode oh well. After the grandama and everyone shooting at him I recalled sora no otoshimono . there was an evil grandama there too :)

  • February 11, 2010 at 1:21 pmNightflame

    yay… crossover to ‘xxxHolic ~Cage~’ xD
    but the mokona land was kinda… meh.. ^^

  • February 11, 2010 at 1:46 pmFeenix

    -300!?!? NOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo!

  • February 11, 2010 at 3:54 pmSatoida

    Yes, that’s Watanuki, but from 4 years after the main events of Holic.

  • February 11, 2010 at 3:55 pmSatoida

    They only need Irino Miyu, Makino Yui and Ohara Sayaka and they’ve got the entire Tsubasa Chronicle main cast now XD

  • February 11, 2010 at 7:27 pmviral

    Satoida: Hmm, I actually thought what he said was about Yuuko, but now it’s certain. I’m not reading the xxxHolic manga, but read the TRC one, so I know what happened with Yuuko, and I heard from one of my friends about what happened with her shop after that.

    And, is that only me, or Mokona’s voice was somewhat strange? Was that the same voice actress who played the role in the TRC/xxxHolic anime?

  • February 11, 2010 at 9:31 pmSatoida

    It is the same voice actress, Kikuchi Mika-san. She puts a slightly deeper voice as Black Mokona than as White Mokona. I’m not too sure why.

    Sorry if I spoiled something, I didn’t mean to.

  • February 11, 2010 at 10:34 pmakani

    Watanuki and Black Mokona!! It was a really nice surprise to see them, and after everything that happened in TRC/xxxHolic too. I guess Watanuki likes baumkuchen too?

    I was kind of expecting Okiura to show up and scare them while they were walking back home too…oh well.

  • February 12, 2010 at 1:09 amzmil

    watanuki is the same in XXXholic, you must read the latest XXXholic manga, watanunki now take place of the shopkeeper yuko

  • February 12, 2010 at 5:36 amHitsugaya_10


    Isn’t this Watanuki? Man, this anime is even more ahead than the actual xxxholic anime series.

  • February 12, 2010 at 10:05 pmQnTiria

    watanuki is slowing morphing into a evil mystical smoking alcoholic with extravagant clothes… HM WHO DOES THAT SOUND LIKE. actually, i don’t see why she can’t just go over to Watanuki’s shop for her wish instead of collecting hearts. WAIT what if that was the way given to her for her dream to come true, and in exchange, she gave up her memories to pay for her wish?? HM WHO DOES THAT SOUND LIKE =P haha CLAMP…

  • February 13, 2010 at 8:28 amSatoida

    There will be a xxxHolic Rou OVA coming out in April (I think), which will show the newer chapters of the manga. The anime itself has finished.

  • February 23, 2010 at 10:06 pmichigo_daisuki

    If I was Ioryogi, I would get mad at Kobato too; it’s the worst when all your work through blood, sweat, and tears turned out to be pointless in the end.

  • March 12, 2010 at 3:31 pmSeibee