Film production and distribution company Asmik Ace
announced a live-action film for CLAMP
manga on Tuesday. The film is scheduled to open in theaters in Japan on April 29, 2022.
(Kimi no Na wa.
, Summer Wars
) and Kou Shibasaki
, Nobunaga Concerto
) are starring as Kimihiro Watanuki and Yuuko Ichihara, respectively. Mika Ninagawa (Ningen Shikkaku
live-action film, Helter Skelter
live-action film) is directing the film, with Erika Yoshida (Koi to Uso
live-action film, Heroine Shikkaku
live-action film) penning the script. Shochiku and Asmik Ace are in charge of distribution.
The mystery supernatural manga ran periodically in Weekly Young Magazine
from February 2003 to March 2010 before transferring to Bessatsu Shounen Magazine
in June 2010 under the title xxxHolic: Rou
and concluding in February 2011. Kodansha published the manga in 19 volumes between July 2003 and March 2011.
The xxxHOLiC: Rei
) manga launched in Weekly Young Magazine in March 2013 and has been on hiatus since March 2017. The fourth and latest volume shipped in October 2016.
produced xxxHOLiC Movie: Manatsu no Yoru no Yume
(xxxHOLiC The Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream
) in August 2005. The first television anime
aired in 24 episodes in Spring 2006, followed by a 13-episode second season
in Spring 2008, and four original video anime episodes
between February 2009 and March 2011.
A live-action television drama aired on WOWOW Prime for eight episodes from February to April in 2013 under the title CLAMP DramaHolic: xxxHOLiC
. The drama series featured several differences from the original manga. A stage play adaptation ran from September 17–26 in Tokyo and October 1–3 in Kyoto.
Del Rey licensed the manga in English in January 2004 and published all 19 volumes between April 2004 and February 2012. Kodansha US relicensed the title in July 2013 and released the volumes in omnibus editions from March 2014 to September 2015. The fourth xxxHOLiC: Rei
volume shipped in August 2017.
Living alone after his parents passed away, Kimihiro Watanuki is a high school student who can see otherworldly creatures that are attracted to him. His days are plagued by these nuisances, and he wishes to rid himself of this inconvenience. One fateful day, as Kimihiro is being chased by a horde of spirits, his feet bring him into a mysterious store to seek shelter. Here he meets Yuuko Ichihara, the mistress of this supposed store, who claims to be able to grant wishes. Yuuko offers to grant Kimihiro's, as long as he pays an appropriate price.
Thus begins Kimihiro's time working in her store to earn the payment necessary for his wish. In Yuuko's employ, he must become further involved with spirits and the supernatural before he can leave that world behind. How will he fare in the inexplicable encounters that await him? [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Official site: https://xxxholic-movie.asmik-ace.co.jp/
Official Twitter: @xxxHOLiC_movie
Source: Fashion Press