xxxHOLIC: Kei – 04
Episode 4 – Buying Dreams
In this episode, dreams and reality mix together to form a surreal feeling.
Which parts of what you see are just dreams and which part is actually happening?
Watanuki is suddenly experiencing dreams in the middle of the road without even knowing that he had fallen asleep.
The weirdest of all is that the dream was a mixture of Himawari’s dream and Doumeki’s dream.
And of course, it is Yuuko (and Doumeki’s grandpa) to the rescue!
Trading dreams, buying dreams, having dreams, and reality.
An alternate plane, balloons filled with dreams, strange creatures who collect the balloons, magical arrows and much more.
This is one weird episode that is true to the custom of the mystery filled xxxHOLIC series.
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Alright, my first issue was that with this episode is… why is Watanuki’s eye back to being blue?
It was still gold in the last scene in the previous ep when he met up with Doumeki.
My second issue is that it was a pretty confusing episode (for me at least, could barely understand the jap).
But I love the explanations made in this episode – the way they made some sense out of something that normally would be senseless.
I thought that the episode got kinda tedious in the middle though, when they traded balloons with the strange creature. But the ending of the episode was great and the starting of the ep was so funny.
Overall it was a good episode. Not as high tension as the first few eps of Kei but it was still nonetheless good.
Next issue… I AM ADDICTED TO THE ED SONG! It is probably the first ED song that I am in love with for the Spring season of anime. I love the music in xxxHOLIC, they are always so addictive. I actually prefer the ED song to the OP even though I love Suga Shikao’s songs. The ED just has a fun thing going.
The animation of this episode was great as usual. Typical xxxHOLIC style. I like the use of smoke and the swirls. There was a good amount of funny moments between Doumeki and Watanuki and i thought that the picture at the end was just hilarious! So Doumeki/Watanuki fans would probably be happy watching this episide.
Well, until the next ep….
-ra out! (will edit it after watching the sub version and can understand this ep better)
Posted on April 25, 2008, in xxxHOLIC: Kei and tagged Anime, Comedy, Drama, episode 4, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, review, screen caps, screen captures, Season 2, Slice of Life, Supernatural, xxxHOLIC: Kei. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.