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Clamp to Launch xxxHOLiC: Rei Manga Next February

posted on by Egan Loo
Original xxxHOLiC series inspired 2 TV anime, anime film, anime DVDs, live-action show

The CLAMP Festival 2012 event announced in Nagoya on Sunday that the four-member group CLAMP will launch the xxxHOLiC: Rei manga series in Kodansha's Young Magazine next February. More details will be announced in Young Magazine and its official website.

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 Shōta Sometani will play Yuuko and Watanuki, respectively, in director Keisuke Toyoshima's live-action television adaptation next year.

[Via 0takomu]

Update: CLAMP announced a two-month hiatus in September due to sudden illness, but then extended the hiatus by another month.

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