CLAMP’s xxxHOLiC Manga Gets a Live-Action Movie Next April – Up News Info

Shochiku and ASMIC Ace announced on Tuesday that they are producing a live-action film adaptation of TO SQUEEZEit is xxxHOLiC manga which will be released in Japan on April 29. Ryunosuke Kamiki (left in visual below) plays Kimihiro Watanuki, while Ko Shibasaki (right) will play Yūko Ichihara. Mika Ninagawa (live action sakuran, Helter Skelter) is directing the film, with a screenplay by Erika Yoshida.

the original xxxHOLiC mangaThe story follows Yuuko – a witch who grants people’s wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious – and Kimihiro Watanuki, a man who has visions. One day, Watanuki meets Yuuko and she promises to get rid of the spirits tormenting him. In return, Watanuki has to work in Yuuko’s shop and help her fulfill other people’s wishes.

TO SQUEEZE serialized the original xxxHOLiC manga in Kodanshait is Youth Weekly Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011, although it was renamed xxxHOLiC: Rō in 2009. xxxHOLiC: Rei is the latest manga launched in 2013. The franchise spawned an animated film, two seasons of television animation, and several original video animation projects.

The manga recently inspired a theatrical adaptation that ran from September 17-26 in Tokyo and October 1-3 in Kyoto.

Source: comedic Natalie

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