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'xxxHOLiC' live action movie releases 60-second trailer for April 2022 premiere

This longer trailer highlights major events in the original series with the main cast plus some original scenes.

February 25, 2022 at 11:42 PHT by Nicole S. Castro

The live action movie of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC, which is scheduled to premiere in Japan on Apr. 29, 2022, has released a 60-second trailer to introduce the main cast, theme song, and major scenes.

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The film's main theme is Habit by Jpop band SEKAI NO OWARI. The trailer highlights major events in the original series such as Kimihiro Watanuki making his wish at Yūko's shop and Shizuka Doumeki (starring Hokuto Matsumura) wielding his arrows to save Watanuki. Original scenes have also been added.

As previously announced, Kamiki Ryunosuke (神木隆之介) plays the role of Watanuki, and Kō Shibasaki (柴咲 コウ) plays the role of Yūko. The film is directed by Mika Ninagawa, who also directed Diner (2019) and the film adaptation of No Longer Human (2019).


  • 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

About xxxHOLiC

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).

Source: xxxHolic live action movie official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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