Post Reply xxxHolic ending/xxxHolic Rei, how do they fit together? [spoilers!]
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Posted 6/2/15
I recently finished reading xxxHolic and what has been released of xxxHolic Rei and I'm trying to get events untangled in my head - probably an exercise in futility but I can't help myself.

I feel like the stuff happening in Rei has to have occurred before Watanuki aged hundreds of years and had his 'goodbye Yuuko' dream, because I have a hard time believing that the Doumeki in Rei is the great grandson and that Himawari also has descendants that look identical to her. Unless those two are the souls of his dead friends who went with him, but I don't think so because the other issue is Syaoran - whose journey continues without much of a break. So is Rei taking place shortly after the time when Yuuko disappeared? That is what feels most natural to me, but my brain is still turning somersaults.

Any thoughts?
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Just finished reading this series until the latest chapter. At first I also didn't understand about the story for Rei (meaning: xxxHolic Rei for shortening), but I'll try to summarize the story so far.



And I think that Watanuki hasn't been aged hundred of years yet. Doumeki and Himawari are still alive, that Doumeki worked as assistant professor at his campus, while Himawari was already married (see the last volume of xxxHolic). So, I think the time diffence between the last chapter of xxxHolic and Rei wasn't too long.
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Yeah, that is what makes the most sense to me. In my mind I have inserted Rei in between the end of Tsubasa Chronicles and the end of the original xxxHolic. Hopefully when Rei and Tsubasa World Chronicles end it will be less confusing, but I don't expect that to be the case.

Whatever happens, it should be entertaining to say the least.
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