Himawari is an important part of Watanuki and Doumeki's lives.… - CLAMP Rants
So it's confirmed; Kohane marries Doumeki. At the end of the OAD, Doumeki reveals to Watanuki that he and Kohane are getting married. I'm taking the news a. I was just thinking about how Watanuki and Domeki used to relate to each other in the early books of Holic. While rereading, I remember one of the things that was focused on was Watanuki's unwillingness/inability to thank Doumeki for anything, even if it was for saving his life. As Doumeki struggles with jealousy towards the relationship between Watanuki and Haruka, the lines of dreams and realities are melded and.
Asking me to make all kinds of unreasonable dishes, and then insulting my pride and my skill when I refuse. He huffed, and crossed his arms over his chest. I am quite certain that Watanuki-kun is very skilled at cooking. And so what if that lout could actually show emotion. Despite their looks, he's nothing like his grandfather. Doumeki wonders briefly what the individual characters mean but realizes he is too lazy to try and figure it out.
He also wonders if it would be possible to change around the character for 'shi' to make it mean something else. Maybe he would use the 'shi' in his own name. No good, his name was written as one character anyways. Written like April 1st. He could hear the black little creature chiming so loudly that he had to look around and make sure there was no one else there. What other characters could he use to connect "shitto"—jealousy—to what he was feeling?
And to whom it was regarding? No… It wasn't worth the effort. Besides, it wasn't good to know that he was jealous of his own grandfather, either. They weren't that different in pronunciation if you thought about it. Pointless… he told himself, and closed the text document as the bell signaled the end of lunch. Shi-zu-ka… Ha-ru-ka… If he could say one, the least he could do would be to try saying the other. He pulled back just in time, placing the rolled egg in his mouth while eyeing what to try next.
Himawari giggled as she accepted her portion of the bento from Watanuki. Since when did I not smile too much when I'm around Himawari-chan? They were walking back after school. Watanuki, Kohane, and Doumeki after the whole heterochromia thing.
Yuuko sometimes likes to mess with Watanuki just to get a rise out of him. Doumeki and others sometimes join in. I Will Wait for You: What Watanuki eventually swears to do for Yuuko when she disappears. Watanuki at times, though he can switch to being the total opposite pretty quickly. And after Yuuko's death, he ceases to be one altogether. Watanuki turns out to be an unusual case.
His magically induced amnesia made him forget things like good chunks of his childhood beyond their basic facts and even his parents' names. It's also not only partially anterograde for example, he can't remember the taste of anything he eats, or even remember if he ate itbut it's also done in such a way that he didn't even notice he had it for quite some time. The discovery gave him a tomato-related nervous breakdown.
Later, everyone except close friends and relations forget who Yuuko is when the stopped pocket of time she resides in starts moving again and the universe rewrites itself to be as if she'd died when she was intended to.
Actually, one reason why Watanuki seems to develop such a severe obsession with her that he'd adopt her mannerisms and wear her clothes, is because he fears that if he doesn't keep her belongings near him, one day he'll start to forget her too.
Which makes the fact that the apparent purpose of the egg Doumeki was given to hold onto is to erase Watanuki's memories of Yuuko a rather painful truth to learn. Watanuki and Doumeki are almost exclusively referred to by their last names by everyone in the series with only very select few exceptions.
Doumeki seems to call everyone except Yuuko by their last name. Taken Up to Eleven by Doumeki towards Kohane when it's revealed he's getting married to her and yet he apparently still will continue to call her by her family soon-to-be maiden name because "it's what they're used to". Light Is Not Good: See someone with cute little angel wings? Quickly, before they pull out the boxcutter. Yuuko's shop is one of these, except with a twist: Yuuko arguably functions as a type B for Watanuki, considering how much of the rest of his life became dictated by his reaction to her death, how he continues to mourn her loss, and how her presence remains felt in the story right up to the last chapter.
She even continues to be featured in some of the volume covers, if only in the back and without her face showing. Watanuki is convinced he's in one of these, competing with Doumeki for Himawari's affections. The truth is Himawari always brings Doumeki along so that Watanuki doesn't get hurt due to her supernatural bad luck, and Doumeki has other reasons for sticking around Watanuki.
So yeah, it's confirmed - Hoshiko_'s Journal
Becomes a sort of Love Dodecahedron when its revealed Kohane's also grown to love Watanuki and a romantic subtext begins to emerge between him and Yuuko in later chapters. This isn't even accounting for the fact that otherworldly beings like the Zashiki-Warashi, have a tendency to develop crushes on him.
Mugetsu seems to like Watanuki WAY too much. So do some other supernatural beings, but they are at least humanoid. Martyr Without a Cause: Watanuki, and at times Doumeki. A major thread in the series is learning to temper the altruistic impulse with self-regard. Doumeki's a bit of an uncertian example, though. Kimihiro Watanuki writes his family name as "April 1st," which also is his birthday.
While this alone doesn't mean too much alone, it means a hell of a lot when you realize that April 1st is also Sakura and presumably Syaoran's birthday.
His personal name is written with the kanji for "prophet".
Also, Watanuki names Mugetsu meaning "No moon"because of the shape of its eyes. Yuuko offers an alternate interpretation for Watanuki's family name: The reading of his name, "Watanuki", comes from the custom of removing the padding from one's kimono on the 1st of April.
Particularly significant when Yuuko is musing that it isn't even really his name. The mysterious item that Doumeki brings to the shop also senses that "Watanuki" isn't his real name. Yuko Ichihara Yuko and Doumeki tend to act neutral to one another, though at certain times they can become friendlier such as when they drink. Yuko often makes Watanuki bring Doumeki along on jobs which for the first part of the series is the only brief interaction they have since Doumeki was not allowed in the shop.
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Later after Watanuki's fall out of a window when Doumeki is allowed into the shop they begin to associate more often. Most of their communication though is serious talk about the various problems facing the group. Kohane Tsuyuri They met through Watanuki, when the two visited Kohane while she was having troubles with the press. They are fairly friendly, becoming more familiar in later chapters. She takes to calling him by his first name near the end of the story arc in which she is introduced.
In xxxHolic Rou they become teacher and student at a university. Doumeki and Kohane get married in order to give birth to a son who will take care of Watanuki who remains in the shop. Haruka Domeki Haruka is Doumeki's deceased grandfather. Much of what Doumeki knows about the supernatural was learned from him during child hood.
Their similar appearance is contrasted though by their moderately differing personalities. Mokona Modoki These two appear to be friendly in much of the series when they meet. Along with Yuko, they often go on drinking binges and demand food from Watanuki whilst they do it. Later in the series or xxxHolic: Rou they are in cahoots when it comes to Watanuki's well being, with Mokona keeping Doumeki up to date on Watanuki's condition.
In conversation the word is often used in a command that literally means "be quiet" shizuka nisomething often said to Watanuki.
Likewise, the kanji of his family name are individually read as "numerous" "eye" and "ghost or spirit" likely referring to the role of members of his family as exorcists as well as his ability to protect Watanuki from harm, as well as a possible inside reference to the incident when the spider took his eye. He is a heavy drinker. The concept of exorcising spirits with a bow and arrows is not uncommon in pop culture in Japan; this idea appears in Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha, where two of the female leads Kagome Higurashi and Kikyo both employ arrows channeling their own spiritual power to cleanse and eliminate enemies.
Doumeki had been dressed as a girl when he was little until he was 10, following the tradition where young boys are dressed as girls so they would become stronger when they grow older. In Horitsuba Gakuen, he is a quiet student who goes with the teachers' pranks. Doumeki, Watanuki, and Syaoran are in the same class room. Just like in xxxHolic he is still hated by Watanuki and a good friend to Syaoran.
In the manga, Domeki was the last main character to be introduced. He was only introduced in the second volume. It was never mentioned as to where and what happened to Doumeki's parents, however CLAMP has stated in an interview that his father is "no longer around.