Kodoani.com – Official website for the live-action manga adaptation xxxHOLiC of CLAMP posted a new clip from the movie titled “Kaseifu Watanuki” (Househusband Watanuki) on Monday. The video shows Watanuki preparing a meal for the hungry Yuuko, as well as the guy cleaning her place.
The origin story of the xxxHOLiC manga follows Yuuko – a witch who grants everyone’s wishes, but in exchange for giving up something precious – and Kimihiro Watanuki, a visionary. One day, Watanuki meets 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 plays Kimihiro Watanuki, while Kou Shibasaki plays Yuuko Ichihara.
Other members include:
Hokuto Matsumura as Shizuka Doumeki Tina Tamahiro as Himawari Kunogi Daoko as Marudashi “Maru” Serena Motola as Morodashi “Moro” Shuri as Misaki Nanase Nishino as Nekomusume Sakurako Ōhara as a guest possessed by ayakashi Tenchim as a customer at Yuuko’s store who wants her wish to come true Ai Hashimoto as a Zashiki-Warashi spirit in love with Riho Yoshioka as Jorо̄gumo Hayato Isomura as Akagumo, a character from the original film
Mika Ninagawa (live-action Sakuran, Helter Skelter) is directing the film with a script by Erika Yoshida. Keiichirō Shibuya is composing the soundtrack.
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 the manga was renamed xxxHOLiC: Rō in 2009. xxxHOLiC: Rei is the latest manga , launched in 2013 (but currently on hiatus). The franchise has spawned one animated film, two television anime seasons, and several original anime video projects.
The manga inspired a stage play adaptation that was shown in Tokyo and Kyoto in September and October.