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Live-Action xxxHOLiC Film's Teaser Unveils More Cast, Composer

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Daoko, Serena Motola play Maru, Moro with Keiichirō Shibuya scoring music

The staff for Shochiku and ASMIK Ace's live-action film of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC manga debuted the film's teaser trailer on Monday. The teaser announces more of the film's cast members and the composer.

The film's director Mika Ninagawa, an acclaimed photographer before she delved into feature films, personally shot the following photographs of the cast:

The newly announced cast members are:

  • Daoko as Marudashi "Maru" (bottom left in the top image above)
  • Serena Motola as Morodashi "Moro" (bottom right in the top image above)

Keiichirō Shibuya is composing the musical soundtrack.

The original xxxHOLiC manga's story follows Yuuko — a witch who grants people's wishes, but in return the person has to give up something precious — and Kimihiro Watanuki, 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.

Ryunosuke Kamiki (left in visual below) plays Kimihiro Watanuki, while Kou Shibasaki (right) plays Yūko Ichihara.

SixTONES member Hokuto Matsumura (pictured below) plays Shizuka Doumeki, and Tina Tamashiro plays Himawari Kunogi.

Mika Ninagawa (live-action Sakuran, Helter Skelter) is directing the film, with a script by Erika Yoshida.

The film will open in Japan on April 29.

CLAMP serialized the original xxxHOLiC manga in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine and Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine from 2003 to 2011, although it was renamed xxxHOLiC: Rō in 2009. xxxHOLiC: Rei is the latest manga which launched in 2013. The franchise spawned an anime film, two television anime seasons, and several original video anime projects.

The manga recently inspired a stage play adaptation that ran from September 17 to 26 in Tokyo, and October 1 to 3 in Kyoto.

Source: Comic Natalie/em>

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