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11:19 am - 01/25/2013

Live-Action xxxHOLiC Cast Photographed in Costume


More of the cast from the live-action television adaptation of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga were revealed on Thursday, along with photographs of them in costume.

Four of the cast members were previously announced:
Anne as Yūko Ichihara

Shota Sometani as Kimihiro Watanuki

Karen Miyazaki as Himawari Kunogi, Shota Sometani, Masahiro Higashide as Shizuka Dōmeki

The newly announced cast members are:
Naoto Takenaka as Ayakashi (spirit) in the form of a doctor

Yumi Adachi as Jorōgumo (mythological creature)

The Comic Natalie website posted more photographs in higher resolution.

Keisuke Toyoshima is directing off scripts by Jun Tsugita, and singer/songwriter Shikao Suga is performing the theme song after have done so for the earlier xxxHOLiC anime projects.

The eight-episode live-action series will premiere on Japan's WOWOW premium television station on February 24 and run every Sunday at 11:00 p.m. The original manga was published in Kodansha's Young Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011.

The story follows Yūko — a witch who grants people's wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious — and Watanuki, a man who has visions. One day, Watanuki encounters Yūko and she promises to get rid of the spirits that torment him. In return Watanuki must work in Yūko's shop and help her grant other people's wishes.

Del Rey Manga published published the original manga in North America, and Funimation released the first television series and film in North America.

kat_desu 25th-Jan-2013 05:14 am (UTC)
hmmm... Honestly, I think Takanashi Rin would have been a better fit if not Kuriyama Chiaki than Anne.
ngl, I'm gonna watch this for Sometani Shota and Higashide Masahiro. XD
evilblueberry 25th-Jan-2013 08:49 am (UTC)
I thought the same thing about Chiaki.
ashmauve 25th-Jan-2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
chiaki one vote
a_cheshire_grin 25th-Jan-2013 12:49 pm (UTC)
Chiaki would have been sooooo perfect! *.*
pdat 25th-Jan-2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
yup!!Sometani Shota!!!!

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Edited at 2013-01-25 01:03 pm (UTC)
kazeyumi 25th-Jan-2013 01:30 pm (UTC)
Chiaki, YES!
aya_sama3000 25th-Jan-2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Chiaki cost too much bro
kat_desu 26th-Jan-2013 07:33 am (UTC)
That's why I mentioned Takanashi Rin since she reminds me of a younger Chiaki. XD
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