News xxxHOLiC: Rei Manga Listed With xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki Blu-ray
posted on 2013-08-12 22:51 EDT
Japanese retailer Mangaoh lists a special edition of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC: Rei manga that will include a Blu-Ray release of xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki video anime. xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki was a two-episode original video anime project that Kodansha bundled with the original xxxHOLiC manga in 2009. CLAMP's xxxHolic: Rei manga was launched in Kodansha's Young Magazine in February of this year.
CLAMP serialized the original xxxHOLiC manga in Weekly Young Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011, although it was renamed xxxHOLiC: Rō in 2009. It tells the story of Yuuko — a witch who grants people's wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious — and Watanuki Kimihiro, a man who has visions. One day, Watanuki encounters Yuuko and she promises to get rid of the spirits that torment him. In return Watanuki must work in Yuuko's shop and help her grant other people's wishes.
Del Rey published the original 19-volume run in North America. The manga inspired two television series, an anime film, and several animation DVDs. Funimation released the North American edition of the first television series and xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream produced by Production I.G. The actress/model Anne and actor Shota Sometani played Yuuko and Watanuki, respectively, in director Keisuke Toyoshima's live-action television adaption this year.