xxxHOLiC

If you're looking for manga similar to xxxHOLiC, you might like these titles. All recommendations are made by Anime-Planet users like you!

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.

1 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi...

Gopherfanman Gopherfanman says...

xxxHolic features a lot of asian mystical elements, unlike Kenichi. But the protagonists are somewhat similar and some of the comedy elements are similar.

Mononoke

Mononoke

In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.

1 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Mononoke...

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Though xxxHolic has far more comedy, both these manga focus on the world of the supernatural and the effect that spirits and youkai have on the human world. While Mononoke focuses more on human folly, and xxxHolic on fate, it may be worth your while checking out one if you liked the other.

Kieli

Kieli

Over eighty years ago, a great war raged over the natural resources of the planet. To assist in the battle, the bodies of fallen soldiers were recycled - with a stone heart made of a limitless power source, these ‘Undying' fought in the war, only to be hunted down after its end by the Church. Now, in the present, Kieli is an orphan who has had the ability to see ghosts, keeping her an outcast from her peers. However, when she and a ghost friend meet a strange boy named Harvey, Kieli discovers that she's not the only one who can see spirits. Curious and excited, Kieli now travels with both Harvey and Corporal, a spirit possessing a radio, on a quest to lay Corporal's soul to rest. Along the way she'll experience danger and touching moments, as well as inadvertently helping ghosts find their peace.

1 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Kieli...

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both Kieli and xxxHolic contain a weird mix of the supernatural and humor. It's hard to describe, because so few series mix spirits, violence, and comedy! If you enjoyed one of these, the other should catch your interest as well. :)

Yume Kira Dream Shoppe

Yume Kira Dream Shoppe

High in the sky is the Yume Kira Dream Shoppe, a magical place where any dream can be granted in exchange for something dear to you. Rin, the shop's owner, and his plush rabbit assistant Alpha sign contracts with those in need, from a beautiful tree to a girl unable to confess to her secret love. Using rare and powerful items, Rin and Alpha will help bring joy to many lives.

1 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Yume Kira Dream Shoppe...

DuskFey DuskFey says...

The easiest way to describe Yume Kira Dream Shoppe is to call it xxxHolic for children. There's another wish granting shop and supernatural situations, but it's much lighter. Still, if you'd like a break from the heavy plot in xxxHolic or you wished Yume Kira was more grown up, the other one should suit you just fine.

Sengoku Nights

Sengoku Nights

Tags

1 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Sengoku Nights...

DuskFey DuskFey says...

If you like mysticism and the darker side of its power, you may enjoy Sengoku Nights and xxxHolic. Both of these manga contain supernatural situations and examine their consequences. Likewise, there's often a touch of humor at someone's misfortune in both series, so it's a pretty good match! ^_^