Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: November 23, 2021 at 10:52 PHT (GMT+8)
An official Twitter account has been created for the live-action movie of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC, scheduled to premiere on Apr. 29, 2022.
Below is the key visual, starring Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介) as Kimihiro Watanuki, and Kō Shibasaki (柴咲 コウ) as Yūko Ichihara.
The live-action will focus on Watanuki's first encounter with Yūko, dated April 1st, wherein he makes his wish for her to remove his ability to see spirits in exchange for working at her shop.
Director: Mika Ninagawa
Original work: CLAMP "xxxHOLiC" (serialized in Kodansha's "Young Magazine")
Screenplay: Erika Yoshida
Production: Movie " xxxHOLiC" Production Committee
Distribution: Shochiku, Asmik Ace
xxxHolic (stylized as ×××HOLiC; pronounced "Holic") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by the manga group CLAMP. The series, which crosses over with another Clamp work, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, revolves around Kimihiro Watanuki, a high school student who is disturbed by his ability to see the supernatural, and Yūko Ichihara, a powerful witch who owns a wish-granting shop. When Watanuki asks Ichihara to remove his ability to see spirits, she grants it on the condition that he pay for his wish by working for her.
xxxHolic was serialized in Kodansha's Young Magazine periodically from 2003 until March 2010. It then moved to Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in June 2010, where it ended serialization in February 2011.
In 2005, Production I.G adapted the manga into an animated film, which was followed by an anime adaptation spanning two seasons (2006-2008), and various original video animations (OVAs).