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TV Drama of Manga 'xxxHOLiC' Announced

by dtshyk
Sep 6, 2012 5:46 PM | 46 Comments
According to Mainichi News, CLAMP's manga "xxxHOLiC" was announced to get a TV drama adaptation. It will be aired on a satellite channel WOWOW in 2013. Anne and Sometani Shota will play Yuko and Watanuki, respectively.

Source: Mainichi

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almost ever anime is getting a drama

Sep 10, 2012 11:00 AM by Mr_Gutts

I love live actions and I love CLAMP mangas, but I'm not sure about it. But I will be wait for this only to see another adaption of holic.

Sep 9, 2012 4:53 PM by minimiau

My initial thought was OMG I can't wait!!! but then I was how is this going to work out..¿ Guess I wait and see. But I'm impatient ahhhh

Sep 9, 2012 4:43 PM by deadshot222

I'm really looking forward to this!

Sep 9, 2012 3:24 PM by Disapparate

cottoncandy7 said:
Both the manga and Anne are meh tier, so no, thanks.

I'm pretty sure that xxxHolic has something going for it that's more than 'meh' since there are so many adaptations.

Sep 9, 2012 11:26 AM by Anime_Name

I am all over this.

Sep 9, 2012 5:34 AM by Kappaka

Ehhhhh? Sounds cool, but how will some of the characters look? I loved the ones with big, wild, curly hair. I hope they don't change them completely.

Sep 9, 2012 5:21 AM by Samurai_

I dunno about this Shota guy, but Anne, she's such an untalented actress, plus she doesn't have charisma for this role. Anyway, I have no intention to watch it.

Sep 8, 2012 11:41 PM by MajorZero

I'll watch it as long as Yuuko's sexy.

Sep 8, 2012 4:53 PM by Ragna92

aer0gam3r said:
I can't really imagine how this is gonna turn out...but I'll try it none the less.

Sep 8, 2012 9:00 AM by ronri

not much interested in xxx holic, dont think there is much inthe anime

Sep 8, 2012 8:50 AM by Cypherion are they going to do Mokona? xD

Sep 8, 2012 8:03 AM by PeachyH

Yes!!! I can't wait!

Sep 7, 2012 11:35 PM by Liaeves

I can't really imagine how this is gonna turn out.Anyway,can't wait.

Sep 7, 2012 10:49 PM by Marasmus

Minene-sama said:
Maybe I'll watch the anime soon. I don't usually watch tv dramas but if its good then I might give it a try.

Onigiri_Otaku said:
Cool. has to start watching the anime now
Kitsu-nee said:
Wow, unexpected. I want to watch anime first though ;)

IMO the manga has better art style and plot execution. Graphic-wise, the characters are drawn like noodle in the anime (or also like Slenderman) which makes it looks unaesthetic to some people (If if you don't mind, go ahead though). Story-wise, I think the manga covers the whole story better because there's some parts which isn't animated in the anime.

Something to note at, xxxHOLiC happens in the same universe as Drug & Drop and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, thus there are some crossovers in the manga (mainly with Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles). It's actually advised to read Tsubasa first (btw the Tsubasa manga is WAY better and not chopped) or read those two at once, because there's a chapter near the end of xxxHOLiC which simply spoils the ending of Tsubasa, and there's a chapter near the end of Tsubasa which spoils xxxHolic.

But if it feels tiresome, just skip Tsubasa and go straight to xxxHolic. Genre-wise, Tsubasa is more Shonen (fights, blood, magic, sword skills and romance) while xxxHolic is more Seinen (folklore, character development, sacrifices, melancholic story with hints of romance).

Now back to xxxHOLiC.
Chronogically, the OVA goes between chapter 209 and 210 CMIIW, but in my opinion, the most enjoyable storyline would be:

Manga chapter 1 -> 209 -> OVA Shunmuki episode one -> 213 -> OVA Shunmuki episode two.

^ Chronogically it's not quite right, but IMO the OVA ending fits better into "ending" category than the manga ending. The manga ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, while the OVA ending completes the manga ending and delivers a final mindblow to fans. Ahh... now I want to read it again...

Sep 7, 2012 10:06 PM by Reim_Seranth


Sep 7, 2012 4:25 PM by Avato-chan

Don't know... I'm a little bit reluctant...
What really made xxxHolic special, in my opinion, was the way how they brought the story together with the music and the different drawing style.
Hopefully they'll manage to maintain that ambiance in the drama.

Sep 7, 2012 3:04 PM by _Ayane_

Both the manga and Anne are meh tier, so no, thanks.

Sep 7, 2012 12:58 PM by removed-user

Maybe I'll watch the anime soon. I don't usually watch tv dramas but if its good then I might give it a try.

Sep 7, 2012 8:24 AM by Minene-sama

Wow, unexpected. I want to watch anime first though ;)

Sep 7, 2012 4:49 AM by Kitsu-nee

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