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Wish
Wish Vol.1
Info
Kanji: ウィッシュ
Romanji: Uisshu
English Title: Wish
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romantic Comedy
Manga
Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten (JP)

TOKYOPOP, Viz Media (NA)
Madman Entertainment (AUS)

Demographic: Shojo
Magazine: Asuka Mystery DX
Run: November 1995 – August 1998
# of Volumes: 4
Anime
Wish Anime Profile
Director: Takuji Endo
Producer(s): Satsuki Igarashi
Writer(s): Nanase Ohkawa
Studio: DR Movie
Composer(s): Mikiya Katakura
Original Run: 1997
OVAs: 1

Wish (ウィッシュ, Wisshu) is a Japanese shojo manga series created by Clamp. It is published in English by Tokyopop. The American translation is imported to Australia by Madman Entertainment.

Plot Edit

The story centers around the lives of Kohaku, an angel, and Shuichiro Kudo, a mortal doctor. While walking home from work one day, Shuichiro notices Kohaku stuck on a tree while being attacked by a crow (who was actually sent by Koryuu the demon). He rescues Kohaku and in return, she offers to grant him a wish. However, Shuichiro is satisfied with his life - he has a decent home, money, good looks and a job - so he does not want anything. However, Kohaku is honour-bound to grant the wish, so she stays with him.

The story charts how Shuichiro and Kohaku's relationship develops with the help or hindrance of other angelic, demonic, and mortal characters that they subsequently meet.

Eventually, God forces Kohaku to return to Heaven, despite her debt to Shuichiro, because she is the only angel capable of singing to the Tree of Life, from which new angels will hatch from. However, her affection for Shuichiro has grown so strong that she returns to Earth without God's permission. As a result, God strips away her powers for 100 years. This is not a punishment; Shuichiro dies shortly afterwards and the loss of Kohaku's powers means she can sleep for the 100 years it will take for Shuichiro to be reborn. At the end of these 100 years, she reawakens and lives happily ever after with the new Shuichiro.

Characters Edit

Kohaku
200px 琥珀, Kohaku

Age: Unknown
Gender: Female
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Kohaku is a rather accident-prone angel who has come to Earth in search of their mentor, Hisui. Then they gets trapped in a tree and attacked by a crow, they are rescued by Shuichirou, a young doctor. As a result, they feel indebted to grant him one wish but finds the kind doctor is satisfied with all aspects of his life. Thus, they remain with Shuichirou in hopes of repaying him somehow (subsequently getting in other sticky situations as a result). Because they are only a trainee angel, Kohaku can only maintain a full-size form during the day - at night they shrink and become only about a foot tall, looking like a chibi character. As an angel, they cannot consume anything that came directly from a living organism (i.e. meat, vegetables, bread) with the sole exception being milk and occasionally honey.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, Kobato., Wish (OVA)


Shuichiro Kudo
200px 栩堂 琇一郎, Kudō Shūichirō

Age: TBA
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
The first Shuichiro Kudo is a young doctor who rescues Kohaku from the tree where they are trapped. For this he is granted a wish, but isn't interested as he has everything he wants. Shuichiro is generally kind and trusting, but isn't one to seek other people's company - something that is remedied throughout the course of the story by the two angels, two demons and two servant demons who all move into his house.

However, when Kohaku is called back to Heaven, they realizes how much they're in love with him, and when he comes back he makes his wish - for Kohaku to stay with him. Shortly afterward, he dies unexpectedly from an unknown cause unknown.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, Kobato., Wish (OVA)


Shichiro Kudo (2)
200px 栩堂 琇一郎, Kudō Shūichirō

Age: TBA
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
The other Shuichiro Kudo is reborn 100 years after the his death. This Shuichiro is a student at the time he appears in the story, and comes across the house where he lived in his previous life. Kohaku then appears, offers to grant him a wish in place of the one he couldn't fulfill for his past self, and asks to be with him. Despite having no memory of his old self and hence no memory of Kohaku, he quickly gets back into the swing of things and asks to be with Kohaku. And so they live happily ever after.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, Kobato., Wish (OVA)


Hisui
200px 翡翠, Hisui

Age: TBA
Gender: N/A
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Hisui is one of four Angel Masters of the four natural elements (fire, water, earth, and wind), his element being wind.

Hisui is the original reason Kohaku comes to Earth the first time, as the Angel Master disappeared during a meeting at the bridge between Heaven and Hell. They[1] eventually reveal theirself to Kohaku, and also reveals that they have made love with Kokuyo (Prince of Hell) and states that they and Kokuyo cannot return to Heaven or Hell because of it.

Shuichiro offers to let Hisui and Kokuyo stay in his house, and this is where they stay for the next 100 years after pledging to look after the sleeping Kohaku.
Cameos & Appearances: Wish (OVA), Drug & Drop


Koryuu
200px 紅榴, Kōryū

Age: N/A
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Koryuu is the demon equivalent of Kohaku - he can only maintain a full-size form at night, and during the daytime is only about a foot tall. Koryuu's attitude toward Kohaku is a bit of a mystery, as he in turns helps and hinders Kohaku with a friendly rivalry. One of Kouryuu's favorite pastimes is making Kohaku's day utterly miserable, and he derives great pleasure from seeing Kohaku sad. However, his attitude is later revealed to be a crush and he picks on Kohaku needlessly because of it. This is made more apparent when Kohaku is stripped of all powers as he is furious over Kohaku's fate.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, Wish (OVA), Drug & Drop


Kokuyo
200px 黒燿, Kokuyō

Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Koukyou is one of the sons of Satan, and falls in love with Hisui. He and Hisui start living at Shuichiro's house, and watch over Kohaku when they sleep. Kokuyo is also aware of the first Shuichiro's impending death, but God stops him from telling anyone else so as to make sure things go as they should.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Ruri & Hari
200px 瑠璃 & 破璃, Ruri & Hari

Age: TBA
Gender: Female(s)
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Ruri and Hari are identical twin cat-demon underlings of Koryuu. They can transform into ordinary house-cats to hide from the world, and will do anything he asks of them to get gifts (often sex) and/or souls. They deeply enjoy kisses from their master. You can tell them apart only by their jewellery - Ruri wears circles on her earring and necklace (earring and tail when in cat form), and Hari wears bars on hers.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, Wish (OVA)


Touki
200px 透輝, Tōki

Age: Unknown
Gender: N/A
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
The Master Angel of Water in Heaven. Touki has a reputation for being cold-hearted, mostly because of the hardened look that's always on their face. They first appear to see why Usyagi hasn't returned to Heaven and ends up bringing Kohaku back with them. They are very fond of Kohaku and protective of them in there own silent way. They have a very discreet relationship with Ransho and though they are very shy with their feelings for Ransho and does genuinely care about them.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Ranshou
200px 藍晶, Ranshō

Age: Unknown
Gender: Unknown
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
The Master Angel of Earth in Heaven. They come off as one of the most easy-going Angels in all of Heaven despite their status. They love to tease Kohaku and is open with their affection for Touki. Like Touki, their very discreet about their relationship but can admit they love them. But their loyalty to God is unwavering and they're not hesitant in delivering punishments handed out.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Ryuuki
200px 榴輝, Ryūki

Age: Unknown
Gender: N/A
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
The Master Angel of Fire in Heaven. They have a very hotheaded personality and is quick to act before thinking. They are madly in love with Hisui and is convinced they were kidnapped from Heaven. They often go on rants about Hisui in the presence of the other Angel Masters, and Ransho often leaves Touki to deal with it. When they find out Hisui left of their own volition and is deeply in love with Kokuyo, they become very hurt by it, but wants Hisui to be happy and lets them go, though they vow to hate Kokuyo forever.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Ushagi
200px うしゃぎ, Ushagi

Age: Unknown
Gender: N/A
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Usyagi is a small white rabbit with wings. It relays messages from God - if it visits you, you are getting a message from God himself. The messages it delivers look like flowers, that dissolve and automatically implant themselves in the receiver's mind. Usyagi relays messages from Kohaku to God and back.
Cameos & Appearances: CLAMP IN WONDERLAND, Wish (OVA), CLAMP IN WONDERLAND2


Sango/Shinju
200px

Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Voice: N/A (JP), N/A (EN)
Sango is the pet of an old lady that lives near Shuchiro. While he is mostly calm and docile in the morning, he has an alternate personality that Kohaku names Shinju. In contrast to Sango's easy-going personality, Shinju usually attacks Shuichiro when he walks by, which usually causes Kohaku to stop him.
Cameos & Appearances: TBA


Meaning of Character Names Edit

Most of the characters in Wish have the Japanese names of gemstones.

  • Kohaku - Amber
  • Hisui - Jade
  • Koryuu - Red Garnet
  • Kokuyo - Obsidian
  • Ransho - Blue Quartz
  • Ryuuki - Lapis Lazuli
  • Touki - Diopside
  • Ruri - Emerald
  • Hari - Crystal
  • Sango - Coral
  • Shinju - Pearl

English Digital Manga Edit

Series has been licensed by VIZ Media.

Trivia Edit

  • Although most resemble stereotypical bishonen, the angels in Wish are genderless. However, in the English translation, they are assigned male or female genders, to avoid calling them "it".
  • In the original Japanese, the demons refer to themselves using gender-specific personal pronouns and physically resemble one sex or the other. In the English version, they are given the gender most suitable for their personality.
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