Live-Action xxxHOLiC Cast Photographed in Costume
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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:
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 Shonen 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.
Source: Comic Natalie
Images © 2013 CLAMP/Kodansha