xxxHOLiC, the manga by legendary supergroup CLAMP, is getting the live-action film treatment.
That’s the word from Shochiku and Asmik Ace, who will release the film on April 29, 2022.
It’ll star Ryunosuke Kamiki as Kimihiro Watanuki and Ko Shibasaki as Yuko Ichihara. The film will be directed by Mika Ninagawa, who’s known for her films like Helter Skelter and the Netflix series Followers. The script is by Erika Yoshida, who’s worked on anime series like Lupin III: Part IV and Tiger & Bunny.
xxxHOLiC launched in 2003 and ran until 2011. There’re plenty of spinoffs, adaptations and such as well. Here’s how Kodansha describes it:
Kimihiro Watanuki is haunted by visions of ghosts and spirits. He seeks help from a mysterious woman named Yuko, who claims she can help. However, Watanuki must work for Yuko in order to pay for her aid. Soon Watanuki finds himself employed in Yuko’s shop where he sees things and meets customers that are stranger than anything he could have ever imagined.
What do you think about the look of the live-action xxxHOLiC film?