News Live-Action xxxHOLiC Show's 1st 5 Minutes Streamed
posted on 2013-02-18 09:15 EST
Japan's WOWOW premium television station began streaming the first minutes from next week's live-action television adaptation of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga. The program's website also posted a report from the xxxHOLiC Café "Mise" campaign in Tokyo's Shibuya ward.
The story follows Yūko — a witch who grants people's wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious — and Kimihiro Watanuki, a high school boy who has visions of Ayakashi (spirits). 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.
Shōta Sometani plays Watanuki. Masahiro Higashide, Karen Miyazaki, Naoto Takenaka, and Yumi Adachi play Shizuka Dōmeki, Himawari Kunogi, an Ayakashi in the form of a doctor, and Jorōgumo (mythological creature), respectively.
The eight-episode live-action series will premiere on Japan's WOWOW premium television station next Sunday and run every Sunday at 11:00 p.m. The original manga ran in Kodansha's Young Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011, and its compiled book volumes have 12 million copies in circulation. The story will continue in XXXHOLiC: Rei, which has been delayed from February to early March.
[Via Clamp*News Blog]