in case you were considering reading Rei:
I’m always torn between enthusiastically recommending xXxHoLic to people and furiously warning them away. Because this thing starts out so adorable and fluffy and then just gets depressing and continues to shove that dagger a little further into your heart for the rest of the series.
It’s not some epic tragedy. There are no grand declarations of love or final show downs. Just consistent melancholy occasionally pierced with moments of aching heart break.
Like we go from this at the beginning:
To everyone just accepting that everything is going to be sad always:
And then no one is ever happy again, but apparently we’re just going to roll with that: