The live-action adaptation of CLAMP’s xxxHOLiC manga opens in Japan on April 29, 2022, and a new video is here to offer another look at the film, as well as a peek behind the scenes. Check out the preview below for some insight into the production and some more footage from the big screen take on the material.
The xxxHOLiC 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. with plenty of spinoffs, adaptations and other works following. 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.